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MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

WSU alive, Big 12 might be toast 14 

COUGARS A quite full Monday morning, what with the Washington State baseball team still playing – that looked doubtful early Sunday – and Pac-10 commissioner getting the go ahead from the conference presidents Sunday to pursue expansion and to do it quickly. We have items…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2010

WSU stops Arkansas, will play Monday 

COUGARS There was nothing easy about this Sunday for the Washington State baseball team. First the Cougars had to win a loser-out game with Kansas State. They did, 9-6. Then they had to face the host Arkansas Razorbacks knowing they had to beat the top…

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WSU stays alive with win over KSU 

COUGARS A quick post to update you on what's going on with Washington State's baseball team in the NCAAs. The Cougars fell behind 6-1, then rallied with eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined before holding on for a 9-6 victory. Derek Jones…

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McCullough scores TD in OKC debut

Kevin McCullough, traded from Spokane to Oklahoma City earlier this week, had an interception and 47-yard touchdown return but the Yard Dawgz still lost, 50-48, at Tampa Bay on Saturday night.McCullough's pick gave OKC a 42-41 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Storm…

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WSU has a long day ahead

COUGARS Washington State's baseball team will be back at it today with a possible doubleheader. First the Cougars will face a noon (PDT) rematch with Kansas State, a 9-8 winner over Grambling on Saturday, before – if they win – having to face host Arkansas…

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WSU falls 6-4 to Arkansas 

COUGARS Washington State struggled to solve the puzzle of Arkansas' Drew Smyly and, what was even more puzzling, had some uncharacteristic defensive lapses as well. But despite two crucial errors, the Cougars went into the bottom of the eighth trailing by just two runs, 5-3.…

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010

WSU wins 8-6 

COUGARS Cody Bartlett, the 5-foot-8 second baseman we wrote about in this morning's S-R, pounded a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth and Washington State rallied to defeat Kansas State, 8-6, the Cougars' 19th come-from-behind victory of the season. They led…

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Chiefs still seeking coach

It sounds as if the Spokane Chiefs are about halfway through the process of finding a coach to replace Hardy Sauter. Sauter was let go on May 4, general manager Tim Speltz said he hoped to have a replacement by the end of the month.…

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More on Gibbs' decision

Former Gonzaga guard Grant Gibbs made it official yesterday, picking Creighton as his next destination. I talked with Chris Robertson, who was Gibbs' prep coach at Linn-Mar High in Marion, Iowa, this morning and you can read some of his thoughts below on Gibbs' decision.(By…

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Shock losing Pino to CFL

Spokane offensive lineman Chris Pino has signed a contract with Montreal of the CFL. The Shock today placed Pino on the other league exempt list. CFL teams are just beginning training camp.Spokane recently signed ex-Idaho Vandal Adam Juratovac and Rob McMackin, a starter earlier this…

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WSU baseball and Pac-10 expansion 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 5:15 P.M. We have some more on the NCAA baseball regional that begins tomorrow, but probably of more interest is a report about Pac-10 expansion. This story seems to be getting some traction. Read on.

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WSU sees its story in Kansas State

COUGARS The more you read about Washington State's opponent Friday, Kansas State – and there is another story on the link – the more you understand why WSU coach Donnie Marbut keeps saying the Wildcats are a lot like his Cougars. However, there are significant…

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Updated article on McCullough

Back with a final verison, at this point, on Spokane trading Kevin McCullough to Oklahoma City. I called McCullough about an hour ago to get his reaction on going to OKC and included it below. Read on for the article.Also, Spokane moved up one spot,…

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McCullough dealt to Oklahoma City

As mentioned in a previous post, Spokane has cut ties with linebacker Kevin 'The Chainsaw' McCullough. He's been traded to Oklahoma City for claim order position (there's a number order for claiming free agents. Oklahoma City is No. 6 vs. Spokane's No. 8.).Also, defensive back…

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Examining WSU's late surge

COUGARS • UPDATED: 5 P.M. The Washington State Cougars' baseball team was as hot as anyone down the stretch of the Pac-10 season, winning 9 of its final 12 conference games. We have a story examining one of the main reasons behind the surge for…

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Shock linebacker Kevin McCullough soaks in the cheers after scoring on an interception late in the first half April 3, 2009, against Stockton. The Shock won. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock cut McCullough loose

The Spokane Shock are cutting ties with ‘The Chainsaw.’Shock head coach Rob Keefe on Tuesday informed Kevin McCullough, one of the team’s most popular players and a 2½-year starter at linebacker, that he will be traded or released. The move comes just days after McCullough’s…

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After intercepting a pass, Kevin McCullough dives for the end zone to score for the Shock. (Colin Mulvany)

Vijil, McCullough receive AFL honors

Raul Vijil and Kevin McCullough (pictured above) earned AFL player of the week honors after helping Spokane to a 67-57 win over Jacksonville on Saturday.Vijil, who had seven touchdown catches, was named the offensive player of the week. The EWU product finished with 11 catches…

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WSU to play in Hawaii this Christmas 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 5:45 P.M. A quick basketball note for you that might affect your Christmas plans. ESPN and the Diamond Head Classic are announcing today the Cougars will fill the eighth and final slot in the field for the Dec. 22 to Dec. 25,…

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