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SUNDAY, OCT. 18, 2009


After another review, football isn't as fun anymore 11 

COUGARS Though there isn't a drop of WSU news available, that doesn't mean we shirk our responsibilities. Nope. We've got your Sunday morning post right here pal. The highlight of Saturday's football watching? All the great reversals by the instant replay officials. Wow, were they...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2009

Feisty Chiefs beat Ice

The Spokane Chiefs haven’t tried doing things the easy way very often this year. This time, however, it didn’t cost them. Spokane gave up the game’s first goal for the seventh time in nine games Saturday night, but the Chiefs responded with three consecutive goals...

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Vandals bowl eligible after win 

I must say I never thought I would write that headline. But yep, the Vandals are 6-1 after a 35-23 win over Hawaii at the Kibbie Dome. A pretty quiet, smallish crowd of 12,763 was on hand as Idaho ensured at least a .500 record,...

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Third-ranked Griz hold off Eags

Third-ranked and unbeaten Montana scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday to beat Eastern Washington University 41-34 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.Click here for my game story, and be sure to check back tomorrow for addition comments and links to other stories about the game.

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Idaho leads UH 14-10 at half

The biggest shock after one half: Neither Idaho nor Hawaii scored in the second quarter. The Vandals lead 14-10, thanks to touchdowns on their first two drives. DeMaundray Woolridge had a 28-yard TD scamper, followed by Nathan Enderle's nice 60-yard bomb to Maurice Shaw. The...

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WSU says hello to hoop during bye week 

COUGARS The timing for the football bye week is perfect. Midway through a 12-game season, WSU has a chance to rest, relax and recuperate from a first half of the season that stressed the training staff as much as anyone. Plus it made my life...

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Magic number awaits Vandals?

The first time this year I heard Robb Akey mention the B-word, it was a few days before spring practice. For a coach with a 3-21 record after two years at Idaho, talking about a bowl berth seemed a tad silly. Now, of course, a...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 2009



GU gets started 

I've been stationed at my computer in the bowels of McCarthey Athletic Center for about an hour after the first media opportunity of the young season. I can hear the squeaking of shoes and coaches barking out instructions out on the court, so GU's first...

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WSU opens the Bone era 

COUGARS The "Midnight Mayhem" show is still going on, but our deadlines are such I had to send my first-day-of-basketball story to the office for tomorrow's S-R. So I decided to post the unedited version here. Read on.

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Titans keep hopes alive 12 

One runningback was missing providing another with opportunity and he helped keep University firmly in the Greater Spokane League state playoffs hunt.Jory Zettle, took his first varsity carries in the absence of the league's third-leading rusher John Wright, and gained 84 yards in 22 carries,...

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Eags set to open basketball practice

If it's October and the college football season is almost half over, it must be time for .... college basketball!Eastern Washigton University is scheduled to hold its first official practice in preparation for the 2009-10 season at 5 p.m. on Friday. The Eagles, hoping to...

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EWU vs. Montana: How big is it? 

Will is mean anything come November?That remains the question on the minds of many Eastern Washington University football fans as they look toward Saturday's 12:05 p.m.Big Sky Conference game against unbeaten and third-ranked Montana at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula.Read on.

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A later than expected WSU post 

COUGARS Got started this morning perusing the web and collecting links, but found there was one place I couldn't go: The S-R site. Because this post is available, you know that changed, but for a long time there I was shut out at home. Sort...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 2009

WAC notes: LB Dickson stepping up

JoJo Dickson always had speed -- and now he has some extra muscle to go along with it. The Idaho linebacker also has two interceptions so far this season for the first-place Idaho Vandals, who will try to become the first WAC team with three...

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Zags ready for opening practice 

Caught up with assistant coach Leon Rice as the Zags await their first practice Friday night. He had a great line when I asked him about getting so many newcomers (Manny Arop, Bol Kong, Elias Harris, Kelly Olynyk, G.J. Vilarino, Sam Dower and walk-on David...

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Vandal reading material

All sorts of interesting links on the Vandals heading into Saturday's game with Hawaii. At the top of list is John Blanchette's column after talking to Robb Akey. Great stuff as usual from Blanchette. Also, here's my feature on Mike Iupati, here's a column from...

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