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SUNDAY, OCT. 31, 2010

More on WSU's loss in Tempe 10 

COUGARS • UPDATE: 7:30 P.M. We've put together our follow on the Arizona State defeat and we can pass that along. But we also have a few more thoughts that hit us on the plane home, along with more from Washington State coach Paul Wulff…

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'Roadkill' describes Chiefs' big win

The Regina Leader Post doesn't have the stories posted from the Chiefs' 11-1 drubbing of the Regina Pats but reporter Greg Harder shared his stories with us - one on the game, the other on Tyler Johnson's return to Saskatchewan, a golden memory fo him.…

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WSU's loss to ASU, the day after 19 

COUGARS We know you didn't have a chance to watch the game yesterday, but we have some thoughts we want to share. We also have all your links. And all this is coming to you from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, as we wait for…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 30, 2010

Hawaii laying it on Vandals

If only the Vandals could restart the second quarter. Idaho played Hawaii even for all but the last few seconds of the first quarter, when UH scored to take a 10-3 lead. Then the Warriors started pouring it on. Idaho's three first-half turnovers led to…

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ASU leads WSU 28-0 at halftime 

COUGARS A quick post because we have a lot to do at halftime today. The Washington State defense just can't get off the field on third down, as ASU has converted 5 of 7 times on either third or fourth down to keep drives alive.…

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Coeur d’Alene High state-champion runner Kinsey Gomez improved her times during the summer.  (Kathy Plonka)

A third state championship

UPDATEDCoeur d'Alene senior Kinsey Gomez did something no other Idaho 5A runner has done - she captured a third state championship today at the state cross country finals. Also, the Coeur d'Alene boys, second a year ago, took third. Gomez (19 minutes, 01.92 seconds) was…

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No Walter, WSU isn't on TV today 

COUGARS The second-longest Pac-10 trip for Washington State's athletic teams is here, with only the jaunt down Interstate 10 to Tucson longer. But the Cougar football team's trip to Phoenix last night was even longer than usual with the weather delay and extra bus trip.…

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Major test vs. Hawaii awaits Idaho

Last year, Idaho played one of its most complete games in silencing Hawaii. But that was in Moscow -- far away from Honolulu and the Warriors' Aloha Stadium. UH is always much tougher at home, and it's playing much better now than at this point…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 2010

Ferris tops G-Prep, CdA wins 

A couple of great ballgames tonight. Ferris captures Greater Spokane League championship 38-13 over Gonzaga Prep while top-ranked Coeur d'Alene held off upset-minded Lake City 19-14. Click here to read the Ferris/G-Prep story and click here to read CdA/LC.

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GU women not ranked

Gonzaga women are just outside the Top 25 in the preseason AP poll. It's 1-2 UConn and Baylor, which play an early-season game. LThat game is the Tuesday before Stanford visits McCarthey on Sunday (Nov. 21) so the Cardinal are still likely to be ranked…

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WSU on the way to Tempe 

COUGARS Took the 7 a.m. flight to Seattle – booked for 10, but my ride to the airport has to be to work by 6, so 7 a.m. standby it was – so this is a hair later than usual because I was too crowded…

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Mt. Spokane's Tyler Green, center, faces North Central defenders Jacob Ecklund, (66), Nolan Riley (71) and Kiel Rhodes. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Zettle 8th all-time 

University clipped Mead in overtime last night and Titans running back Jory Zettle finishes eight all-time in single season rushing at 1,458 yards. Also, Mt. Spokane topped North Central. More here. Tyler Green of Mt. Spokane is pictured above.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010

WSU picked fifth in Pac-10 basketball 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1:30 P.M.; 4:10 P.M. A quick post to let you know what we've tweeted already. Washington State was picked fifth in the Pac-10 men's basketball media poll. The order: 1. Washington; 2. Arizona; 3. UCLA; 4. Arizona State; 5. WSU; 6. USC;…

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GU ranked 12th in A.P. poll

Gonzaga, ranked No. 12 in the ESPN/USA Today preseason poll released last week, is also No. 12 in the A.P. preseason poll. Duke holds down the top spot. More here.Also, Steven Gray is acting up again, and this time so is Kelly Olynyk. More here.

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A congested Thursday at WSU 

COUGARS Thursdays aren't usually all that busy on the Washington State beat. A story or two, a Paul Wulff press conference, football practice, a blog post or two and, if there's a road game on the weekend, a drive to Spokane. But today we throw…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

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