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THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2009

Mt. Spokane waits for decision 19 

A new Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rule regarding ineligible players and forfeits gets its first test this week and the Greater Spokane League football championship could hang in the balance.

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#32 Steven Gray of Gonzaga leaps over #30 Chris McKnight during second half action against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Portland Oregon Rose Garden Thursday, March 19, 2009.   Gray was called for a foul on the play as Gonzaga pulled out a 77-64 win.  (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags preseason WCC favorites 

Gonzaga is favored to win another WCC title, according to the preseason coaches poll. The Zags were followed by Portland and Saint Mary's. GU's Matt Bouldin and Steven Gray (pictured above) were picked to the All-WCC team. More details here.

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WSU will do its best to contain Best 

COUGARS The week's preparation is over for WSU. They'll get on their charter and head to Oakland tomorrow before going through one last workout in Berkeley. We have some notes from today's Paul Wulff press conference and the practice. Plus we have the unedited version...

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An amazing era ended

It had to happen sometime. The incredible Mead boys cross country state run has ended and will likely be something never duplicated. From 1988 until this year, 21 straight seasons, the Panthers dominated like no other placing in the top four every year, winning two-thirds...

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Prep Page Thursday

Herewith are my stories in the Thursday issue of The Spokesman-Review. The feature is on Ferris quarterback prospect Connor Halliday and column is about potential change (or not) in Greater Spokane League enrollment classifications and the advantages the 4A-3A league has seen.Speaking of 3A tonight's...

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UI's Hardy making impact after return

Obviously, last night was dominated by Shiloh Keo news. You can read more about that here, but I've also posted an early look at my WAC/Idaho notebook that will run in tomorrow's S-R. It focuses on Daniel Hardy, who thought his season may be over...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2009


Zags not big on UW's proposal

As I suggested in an earlier post, Gonzaga wasn't too impressed with Washington's proposal to renew the series.The sticking point is that UW proposed three games from 2011-2013 at KeyArena, a few miles from Washington's campus and nearly 300 miles from GU's. Gonzaga already plays...

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WSU running back James Montgomery tries to find a way through the Hawaii defense. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

WSU's Montgomery speaks

COUGARS Have we got some news for you. Intrigued? Well, don't be. Unless of course you get excited by our usual practice report. We'll even throw in our story for tomorrow's S-R, the unedited version of which you can read on the link. It's about...

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GU-UW hoops proposal? 

Washington has proposed a three-year series with Gonzaga with all three games to be played at KeyArena in Seattle, according to a Seattle Times blog. According to the post, the teams would split ticket allotments and revenue. The series would run from 2011-2013. Gonzaga dominated...

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An assortment of Vandal notes 

All kinds of stuff to get to regarding the Idaho football team, including some interesting comments from offensive coordinator Steve Axman, a new (and local) high school commit and thoughts on Tuesday's practice.

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Plenty to read about EWU, Big Sky officials

There is no shortage of midweek news concerning Eastern Washington University's football team -- which will play at Woodward Field for the final time this season on Saturday -- and the Big Sky Conference, which admitted its officials did a shabby job in last weekend's...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2009

Big Sky officials admit refs blew calls in Missoula 

Think the officiating in last Saturday's Big Sky Conference game between Eastern Washington and Montana in Missoula was bad?So, apparently, did Big Sky officials, who issued this release, pointing out a couple of obvious mistakes -- both of which went againt the Eagles.Let us know...

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WSU gets back to practice

COUGARS Got a couple stories for you. With WSU back at practice today, we've updated the injury situation with the offensive line – and a little on the defense. Plus, we have our Pac-10 story. Read the unedited versions on the link.

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Vandal men, women picked 4th

The Idaho men and women's hoops teams found themselves in similar spots with the release of the WAC basketball preseason polls this morning. Both Vandal programs were picked to finish fourth -- by the coaches and media. You can find the polls here.UI guard Mac...

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Another busy Tuesday at WSU 

COUGARS We'll hear from the Pac-10 coaches today, which is usually fun. And we also begin to find out how healthy the Cougars might be this week. But everything starts right here, with our morning post. Read on.

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MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2009

Akey, Spear to talk contract extension

Idaho coach Robb Akey was asked about a possible contract extension this morning, and he said he's talked to athletic director Rob Spear about it. "We're going to get together at the end of the season and I look forward to that conversation," he said....

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Expect wild finish to GSL football 47 

After what happened last year, you'd think I knew better. I picked Central Valley, which had a wealth of skill but dearth of line experience, to place fourth and the Bears wound up tied for first. This year I picked a team with a veteran...

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Another Vandal gets WAC kudos

The 6-1 Vandals (who received four points in the latest AP poll, by the way) had yet another player receive a weekly WAC award, this time defensive end Aaron Lavarias. He had four tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble on Saturday -- and was...

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