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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

Gonzaga's Matt Stanford, foreground, hugs teammate Jeff Brown as they celebrate with head coach Dan Fitzgerald, right, after beating Stanford 80-67 at Stanford in 1994. (Anderson Anderson)

Jeff Brown to join WCC's Hall of Honor

Former Gonzaga standout Jeff Brown will be inducted into the WCC's Hall of Honor at the upcoming conference tournament in Las Vegas. He'll be part of an eight-member class (each school has one representative). More on Brown and the other seven inductees here and here.…

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Moos in Pullman 

COUGARS We spent the day here trying to get an idea about Bill Moos' candidacy for the open athletic director position. On the link is the unedited version of the story I filed for tomorrow's S-R. If you care, read on.

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Shock add WR Brown

Spokane continues to tinker with its roster, adding WR Justin Brown and releasing WR Cleannord Saintil. More here. Also, there will be a conference call Wednesday morning discussing the re-naming of Arena Football One to the better known Arena Football League. (You'll recall that the…

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Chiefs stretching for stretch run

It's the stretch run in the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Chiefs seem to be finding their stride.After a dismal stretch at home the Chiefs have won five straight at the Arena this month, the last two in overtime, and how have three straight…

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WSU prepares for LA invasion 

COUGARS Well, we've finally got some time to put together some thoughts about basketball, based on Ken Bone's press conference and practice. Sorry we're a little late here, but we've been working on something else (and I'm sure you know what that is and there…

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Moos taking lead in WSU AD race? 18 

COUGARS So where were we? Talking about Washington State's open athletic director position, I guess. With the school announcing Bill Moos will be on campus Wednesday to talk with faculty and staff, many people believe his hire is just a matter of time. And it…

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MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

Chiefs win another OT thriller

The Spokane Chiefs entered Monday afternoon's President Day meeting with an 0-17 when trailing after two periods.Thanks to Kyle Beach they're now 1-17.Beach scored late in the third period and then added his second OT game-winner in as many games for a 3-2 win over…

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Moos will visit WSU 

COUGARS I was en route to Pullman when this came out, but read on for a short note about Bill Moos being invited to Pullman on Wednesday. He'll be there to talk about the open athletic director position.

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Gonzaga moves up rankings 

Another 2-0 week propelled Gonzaga to No. 13 in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in ESPN/USA Today's rankings. The Bulldogs were 16th and 11th in last week's polls.Three of the four teams with wins over Gonzaga are ranked: No. 6 Duke, No. 11…

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Johnson, Cowen best in west

The long-standing Best of the West rankings of Western Division players in the Western Hockey League is out and the Spokane Chiefs fared quite well.Everett didn't do too bad, either, which is a good primer for Monday's afternoon game at the Arena between the Silvertips…

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SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2010

Monday prep thread 10 

OK, I know it's Sunday night, not Monday. But I'm going to be tied up until at least noon on Monday. So I wanted to get this posted so you can start talking about a number of things.Anything from 4A and 3A District 8 boys…

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Attention to detail helps Eags cool off UM 

Eastern Washington University gave its postseason hopes another boost Sunday afternoon, but upsetting Big Sky Conference rival Montana 69-68 at Reese Court.You can take an early look at the unedited version fo the game story that will appear in Monday morning's S-R below.

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Gonzaga's Will Foster  (45) blocks a shot in the second half of play in McCarthey Athletic Center Sat. Feb. 13, 2010. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after San Diego 

Back with the day-after post from Gonzaga's 82-65 win over San Diego on Saturday. First the links: S-R gamer, S-R photos, A.P., San Diego Union-Tribune (authored by S-R's John Blanchette) and WCC recaps.

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WSU's defeat at Cal, the next morning 14 

COUGARS Another day-after post about a game that got away. Didn't WSU go through this just a few years ago? We'll see if history repeats itself anymore. But enough of that, let's get going on Saturday's defeat at Cal. Read on for thoughts, links and…

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SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2010

Chiefs win thriller

Kyle Beach poked in a loose puck with 48 seconds left in overtime to give the Spokane Chiefs a wild 4-3 win over the Tri-Cities Americans Saturday night.Just a wonderful way to come back from furlough, although the overtime and my rustiness wiped out deadlines.…

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Vandals pull away from Fresno State

For whatever reason, the Idaho Vandals have performed better on the road than at home this season -- particularly in WAC play. On Saturday night, UI handled Fresno State 68-59 to sweep the season series from the Bulldogs. FSU was coming off an impressive 19-point…

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Bulldogs defeat San Diego 82-65

Gonzaga scored the first 19 points and led by 24 midway through the first half, but San Diego made the Bulldogs work the rest of the way.The Bulldogs saw their lead dwindle to 10 in the first half and 12 in the second before Gonzaga…

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Titans qualify 10 to Mat Classic

University took care of the first order of business in its quest for a State 4A wrestling championship. The Titans qualified 10, four of them champions, four of the second, to next weekend's Mat Classic in Tacoma.Its 2A counterpart, two-time champion Deer Park, did likewise,…

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WSU comes up four minutes short 

COUGARS If you had time today, I'm sure you watched WSU's 86-70 defeat at Cal in a game Ken Bone rightly said was not indicative of the final score. On the link we have the unedited version of our game story for you to read…

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