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WSU responds to expansion 

COUGARS We've spent the afternoon getting Washington State reaction to the addition of Colorado to the Pac-10 Conference. We put together a couple stories for tomorrow's paper, one on the overall news and the WSU response, the other on the financial bump the school may…

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WCC monitoring conference shuffle

The West Coast Conference, like a lot of folks across the country, is watching the evolving conference landscape with a keen eye. Football and television dollars are driving what many believe will be widespread shakeups to the memberships of conferences.Conference realignment was discussed at the…

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Meyer's illness brings 'Z' on board

An illness to backup quarterback Erik Meyer has led to the Shock signing Brian Zbydniewski.Meyer isn't expected to make the trip for Saturday's game at Orlando, leaving Spokane without a backup behind Kyle Rowley. Enter Zbydniewski, who was a Shock backup QB in 2006. 'Z'…

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Shock release Dodd-Masters, sign Brookins

Spokane has made a couple of personnel moves, releasing Ruschard Dodd-Masters and signing Mervin Brookins. Both play defensive back.The Shock didn't have a choice regarding Dodd-Masters. He apparently played two games for Wenatchee Valley of the AIFA after March 1st. Per Arena Football League rules,…

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NCAA throws book at USC 

COUGARS This isn't about Washington State, per se, but it may have a big affect on the school's football program down the road. The NCAA's ruling on USC was officially announced today. Here's the link, which gives you the gist of the investigation's findings along…

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Idaho cuts some games

The Idaho High School Activities Association passed a measure requiring schools to cut some games in minor sports. It does not affect the revenue-producing sports.Also, just one Greater Spokane League 3A boys and girls basketball team will be able to earn a state berth in…

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Colorado joins Pac-10 

It's official. The Pac-10 announced Colorado has joined the conference. Here is the press release. UPDATE: Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott just said Colorado will join the conference in 2012.

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USC, Pac-10 expansion and WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED 9:30 A.M. It could be D-Day for USC today. Or Pearl Harbor, if that's your leaning. Whatever, it looks like the Trojans are in trouble. It also seems we're getting closer to some sort of landslide toward expansion and realignment of the…

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