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Shock pull out 53-52 win

In yet another wild Arena Football League game, Spokane rallied in the fourth quarter to pull out a 53-52 road win over Orlando on Saturday. The second-ranked Shock (7-2) share the AFL's top record with No. 1 Jacksonville, a team Spokane defeated 67-57 last month.…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

More on the Pac-10, USC and WSU 

COUGARS By now most of you have probably heard the news about Pac-10 expansion. You've probably dissected the USC/NCAA battle that seems to be only beginning. But maybe you still have some questions, some unfilled gaps of knowledge about Thursday's two big news events. So…

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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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Vandals lose 6 scholarships 

UPDATED - 6:49 p.m. The Idaho football team was docked six scholarships today by the NCAA, which released the latest Academic Progress Rate report. Read on for a short story with comments from Robb Akey and Rob Spear.

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Zags score 976 in APR

The GU men's basketball program scored 976 in the Academic Progress Rate report released by the NCAA on Wednesday, That ranks in the 80th-90th percentile and is 36 points above the average for D-I basketball programs.The rates for Gonzaga men's teams can be found here,…

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Shock remain No. 2; Sharks No. 1

The Spokane Shock didn't play last week, but they were poised to climb into the No. 1 spot in the AFL coaches poll when top-ranked Milwaukee lost to Arizona. It didn't happen. Spokane remained No. 2 in the Week 10 rankings while Jacksonville, which lost…

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Marsh preparing for Jack duties

Antwan Marsh hasn’t played in a football game since 2006 and he’s never played in an official arena football game. If that’s not challenging enough, Marsh also faces the task of replacing Kevin McCullough, the former Shock ‘Jack’ linebacker who was traded to Oklahoma City…

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WSU baseball season ends 

COUGARS Well, that's that. The most successful baseball season in recent memory is over, with Washington State falling 7-2 to Arkansas last night in Fayetteville. We have some thoughts, some links and some notes on the link, so read on.

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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

Metro bounces back

After seeing its 15-game winning streak snapped last year, Metro bounced back to handle Region 103-81 in the 17th annual Jack Blair Memorial Girls Basketball game Monday at University.Click the tab below to read my unedited story.

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Cougs season ends

Arkansas ended Washington State’s season Monday night at Baum Stadium, defeating the Cougars 7-2 in the winner-take-all championship game of the Fayetteville Regional. Click here for our story out of Fayetteville.

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Watson leaves WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 5 P.M. As you know if you've been reading this site, Washington State forward James Watson was iffy for next year. Well, he's no longer in Pullman. Watson transferred last week to Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas, where he…

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Live chat with WIAA director today at 1 p.m. 

Mike Colbrese, the executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, has taken some heat for the recent changes in the state basketball tournament format. On Monday, Colbrese and readers will get a chance to talk about the recent changes in an online chat at…

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