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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

Gonzaga drops out of rankings 

Gonzaga is no longer ranked in either of the two major polls. The Zags, 24th in last week's ESPN/USA Today rankings, slid into the receiving votes category when the new poll was released Monday. Gonzaga had already tumbled from the A.P. Top 25 last week,…

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WSU's football season is about complete  

COUGARS When you think about it, this could be the final day of an overflowing football morning post. It's been almost constant since early August, when the hills outside were green and shorts were a constant apparel item. Now heavy jackets are de rigueur and…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010

Vandals sweep their own tourney

Three games, three wins. That's what the Idaho men's basketball team accomplished in its inaugural Basketball Travelers Classic at Moscow's Memorial Gym. The Vandals improved to 5-3 with a 75-60 win over Eastern Michigan (1-6) in the tournament's finale Sunday evening, their fourth straight win…

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Big wins for Zags, Cougs 

Gonzaga and Washington State have impressive wins in women's basketball on Sunday.The Bulldogs romp at Montana as Courtney Vandersloot continues to be red-shot; the Cougars hand visiting Nevada it's second loss.Also, Angie Bjorklund (University) inches closes to Tennessee record for 3's; Montana State gives UCLA…

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Day after Illinois

We'll start out with the links. Here's my game story that ran in Sunday's S-R (a longer version can be found in my previous post), former S-R colleague Dave Boling's column for the Tacoma paper, a gamer in the Seattle Times, and another in the…

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A look back at Eastern's big playoff win

Eastern Washington's 37-17 win over Southeast Missouri State in Saturday's second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs moved the top-ranked and fifth-seeded Eagles into the quarterfinals, where they will host unseeded North Dakota State at Roos Field this coming Friday or Saturday.I've included some…

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WSU's Apple Cup defeat, the morning after 36 

COUGARS • UPDATED: NOON As you might expect, there is more to cover this morning than anyone post could possibly handle. But here at SportsLink, we're used to dealing with supersized fries, supersized drinks and, yes, supersized posts. So read on for just about everything…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

Chiefs toss Winterhawks

The Spokane Chiefs out-worked the team with the best record in the Western Hockey League, recording a 4-3 win over the Portland Winterhawks at the Arena Saturday night, when 7,638 fans contribute more than 4,600 stuffed animals on Teddy Bear Toss night. The stars were…

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Back with link to EWU's game story

As promised, I'm back with this link to the story that will appear in Sunday's S-R about Eastern Washington's 37-17 Roos Field win over Southeast Missouri State in the second round of the FCS playoffs.And check back on Sunday for addition links to related stories.

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Vandals edge SJSU in OT 

The Vandals, after a stinging defeat in the final seconds last week, blocked a San Jose State field goal attempt to force overtime and scored the game-winning TD on a 23-yard connection from Eric Greenwood to Nate Enderle to win 26-23. Idaho closed the year…

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UW leads 14-7 at half 

COUGARS A quick halftime post as we have to write part of our story. ... UW has dominated this game, using its longest drive of the year – 16 plays, 98 yards, 8:31 – to go up 7-0, then spinning some trickery – punter Kiel…

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Ferris 14-0 at halftime

Well, Ferris' defense has done its job and is getting some help from the offense.Linebacker Cole Lemer is having a fabulous game with an interception and a couple of knock downs. And Riley Stockton recovered a fumble that thwarted a Skyline scoring attempt.Lemer's interception set…

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Illinois punishes GU from 3-point arc 

Illinois drained 12 3-pointers, many at critical junctures, en route to a 73-61 victory over the Zags in the 8th annual Battle in Seattle. Demetri McCamey and Mike Tisdale each had three 3s. Brandon Paul, D.J. Richardson and Billy Cole each had two 3s. The…

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Jones runs wild as Eagles advance

Taiwan Jones rshed for 168 yards and two touchdowns and Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 178 yards and two more scores at Roos Field Saturday aftenoon as No. 1-ranked and 5th-seeded Eastern Washington University turned back visiting Southeast Missouri State 37-17 in the second round…

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Apple Cup pregame post 

COUGARS The students are starting to come in and the line, which stretches back to the library, is starting to snake into Martin Stadium. I wonder how many of them are lacking voices after last night? I know my ears are still hurting. For more…

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Ferris Saxons coach Jim Sharkey. (Jesse Tinsley / Jesse Tinsley)

Sharkey coach of year

Doug Pacey of the Tacoma News Tribune puts together an All-Classification All-State Team, and Pacey named Ferris coach Jim Sharkey (pictured above) as the coach of the year. A good call by Pacey. He also named Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey and Ferris safety…

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Eags tied at haltime, thanks to Taiwan Jones

Defense is little more than a rumor at Roos Field on Saturday as Eastern Washington and Southeast Missouri State play to a 17-17 first-half tie in their second-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff battle.The two team have 447 yards, with Eastern's Taiwan Jones having already rushed…

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Twitter for in-game updates

Just a reminder that I'll be tweeting during the GU-Illinois game. I've actually got a few tweets up already regarding the starting lineup (Sacre, Goodson, Gray, Olynyk and Manny -- no Harris), so head over to back here at the final buzzer for a…

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Is this a big day at WSU? 

COUGARS It's just another Saturday in the college football season, right? Nothing important happening today, right? What, it's Apple Cup Saturday? And it's a big deal? Well, OK. I'll take your word on it. As far as I'm concerned, it's a big day of notes…

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