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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3, 2010

Cincinnati’s Steve Toyloy has his shot blocked by GU’s Will Foster in the first half of title game.  (Associated Press)

More on Portland, Foster

Tomorrow's Four Corners page in the S-R will have a quick look at Portland, a couple of GU notes and a feature on reserve center Will Foster (No. 45). There's also news that Matt Bouldin is a finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS award. More on…

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Vandals sign 25 to LOIs

UPDATEDIdaho announced a large haul of signees today, including Arizona State transfer tailback Ryan Bass and defensive end Maxx Forde, who switched his committment from Washington State late in the process. Read on for my story about the Vandals' day.

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Eags' signees add to intrigue of QB position

As promised, we're back with an early look at the Eastern Washington football signees story that will appear in Thursday morning's S-R. You can access it here.And we've also included some personal thoughts and additional comments from Beau Baldwin on the Eagles' crowded quarterback situation…

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GU, EWU women Seattle bound?

Before furlough hits, a couple of notes to leave you with.ESPN's Charlie Creme has his bracket and analysis. You've got to love it because both Gonzaga and Eastern Washington are ticketed for Seattle. GU as a 10 vs. No. 7 Wisconsin, EWU as a 15…

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Chiefs begin key stretch tonight

The Spokane Chiefs face Everett tonight in what can be considered a huge game. No, the Chiefs don't have to win to make the Western Hockey League playoffs. But that was never the goal. The goal has always been to make noise in the playoffs.The…

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A quick look at WSU's 22 signees 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1:30 P.M.; 3:15 P.M. A quick post about the LOIs, with more to come after talking with WSU head coach Paul Wulff later today. There were some surprises, some positive, some negative. Read on.UPDATE NO. 2: We just got out of Wulff's…

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Pair of QB transfers among EWU signees

Eastern Washington University signed 14 recruits, including a pair of transfer quarterbacks, to national letters of intent Wednesday morning.You can get more details, as supplied by EWU's sports information department, here. And check back later for an early look at the signing day story that…

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WSU's big day arrives 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 8:30 A.M. This morning's post has to serve two purposes: Catch you up with basketball news – this weekend does kick off the Pac-10's second half – and kick off the letter-of-intent coverage. We try on the link, so read on. •…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2010


Notes from WSU's Tuesday

COUGARS • UPDATED: 8 P.M. A little different late Tuesday post for us – and for you. We put together a notebook for tomorrow's S-R from Ken Bone's press conference and some conversations after practice. That's available on the link. Read on.

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The Gonzaga bench from left; Andrew Sorenson, coaches Tommy Lloyd, Leon Rice, Ray Giaocoletti and and Mark Few watch the game slip away from the Zags as they lose to Portland State. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

The lowdown on Lloyd 

A nice read in the Walla Walla paper on Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd (seated next to ex-Zag Andrew Sorenson). There's a Glory Days beginning, recounting Lloyd's 52-point game for Walla Walla C.C., and it traces his rise to Bulldogs assistant.Read it below.

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Whitworth's Pilkinton ignores pain

Whitworth senior Cassie Pilkinton (pictured above, taken by Kirk Hirota) is the subject of this week's women's basketball notebook. It appears below in a longer version with more notes than will ever make Wednesday's newspaper.The only other news is Gonzaga creeping up to 26th in…

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Eagles' skid continues

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team lost its sixth straight game Monday night, dropping a 68-62 non-conference decision to Seattle University.You can read the game story that ran in Tuesday morning's S-R here, check out what Eastern's sports information department posted about the game here and…

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A nice mix of WSU, Pac-10 tunes 

COUGARS An eclectic group of items from around the Pac-10. Nothing too important, but a lot of interesting reads. Today is basketball media day at WSU, plus Pac-10 coaches get on the phone with the media. Tomorrow is, of course, football's Christmas Day, or as…

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010

Media day roundup

Back with a roundup from Monday’s media day. No notebook for Tuesday’s S-R because John Blanchette is writing a column, but I put some web-only notes/quotes below. (Programming note: I’m planning a Will Foster feature for Thursday’s Four Corners page.) Read on.

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GU women ranked 

Gonzaga women's basketball team moved into the Associated Press Top 25 for the second time in school history. The Bulldogs are ranked 24th. Gonzaga was ranked at the tail end of the 2005 for two weeks, coming in at No. 25 and moving up to…

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Monday prep thread 12 

Just returned from a week-long furlough. I've actually been away from the preps longer than that when you consider I had three glorious days staffing figure skating the week prior to my furlough.Lots of stuff going on, obviously, and February means we've reached postseason for…

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Bulldogs drop to 13, 17

San Francisco's upset win over Gonzaga dropped the Bulldogs to No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 13 in ESPN/USA Today's Top 25. GU was 13th and 8th, respectively, a week ago.Saint Mary's, tied for first in the WCC with Gonzaga, received votes…

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WSU faces Arizona invasion 

COUGARS Despite there being only one Pac-10 game – it was a pretty fun game to watch, don't you think? – on FSN yesterday, there is a decent amount of news available. We've got a few links available, so read on.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 31, 2010

Day after USF 

OK, I was able to get some work done on the flight from Oakland to SeaTac. WIth a short break here at SeaTac, I've got a few minutes to post the day-after San Francisco post. First, the links:The S-R gamer (a longer version was posted…

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Washington forward Quincy Pondexter, left, drives to the basket as Washington State forward DeAngelo Casto defends and Washington State's Nikola Koprivica (4), of Serbia, looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in Seattle. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)

WSU loss at UW, the next day 12 

COUGARS Before the game, I turned to Howie Stalwick and pointed to my note pad. On it was something I rarely, if ever do: a prediction of the final score. I had UW winning by 15. Boy was I ever wrong. The 92-64 shellacking (gotta…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010

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