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THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

Eags in ESPN's BracketBusters mix

All nine Big Sky Conference men's basketball teams are part of the 114-team pool from which ESPN will pick to decide which matchups will be televised as part of its annual BracketBusters weekend that will play out Feb. 18-20.Eastern Washington will host Big Sky rival…

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Chiefs get after it

After a less than stellar effort in their Western Hockey League opener, the Spokane Chiefs, who named their captain on Wednesday, got after it in practice this week. Click here for the story.

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Stacy Clinesmith at 2007 Hoopfest. (Ingrid Lindemann / File/The Spokesman-Review)

Clinesmith now assistant at Central

Former Mead standout Stacy Clinesmith has been hired as an assistant with the Central Washington women's basketball program. The information is below, but it doesn't say what the former pro did in the last year ... which I believe was coaching high school in the…

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UI's Axman comes out unscathed

Vandals offensive coordinator Steve Axman would much rather talk about Idaho's offense than this health. But he did oblige when we asked about his time away from the program this spring when battling cancer in his jaw. You can read our story here. And check…

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Spokane Shock quarterback Kyle Rowley,left, and defensive lineman Richard Clebert celebrate their 69-5 win over the Tampa Bay Storm in Arena Bowl XXlll at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash. Friday August 20, 2010. (Christopher Anderson / Spokesman-Review)

Leyritz, Clebert sign with Shock

Spokane now has 12 players back from last year's ArenaBowl championship squad. OL Brandon Leyritz and DL Richard Clebert (No. 77 pictured above with Kyle Rowley) are the latest returners. Their signings were announced by the Shock on Tuesday.More below.

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Tyler Johnson, a veteran and fan favorite scrambles between defenders during a scrimmage Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at the Spokane Arena.  Veteran Chiefs and newcomers are working out for coaches and fans, each hoping for a spot on the 2010 team.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Johnson named Chiefs' captain 

Tyler Johnson, a Spokane native, was named captain of the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday. Fellow 20-year old Levko Koper is an alternate - he was the captain in the season opener when Johnson was sidelined with an injury.The other two A's are going to rotate…

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Wednesday morning WSU links 

COUGARS By definition this isn't an Indian summer, because we never really had a freeze. But it is summer in early fall, which might be the best time of the year in the Palouse. The days are warm, the nights cool and football is being…

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2010

WR Guice joins Shock

Spokane has added WR Dudley Guice to its roster. Guice played at Northwestern State University, where he finished with 78 career catches for 1,213 yards. He also returned kicks and had 11 rushing attempts for 84 yards and a pair of touchdowns.Guice was with Indianapolis…

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Career over for Grizzlies QB Selle

Sad news out Missoula.The college career Montana's senior quaterback Andrew Selle, who threw for 204 yards and a touchdown in the Grizzlies' 36-27 loss to the Eastern Washington University Eagles earlier this fall, is over. You can read more here.

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Boise State on SI cover

The “firsts” keep coming for the Boise State football team. The Broncos will be featured on the national cover of Sports Illustrated magazine this week. The Idaho Statesman reports that SI writer Austin Murphy spent much of last week in Boise to report and write…

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 2010

Final version of Spangler article 

I was able to get a few minutes on the phone with Ryan Spangler after his football practice Monday afternoon. Read on for the revised article on Spangler, who committed to GU over the weekend. (A shortened version will probably appear in tomorrow's S-R.)

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Shock sign six more, including Marsh and Rogers

Spokane announced the signing of six players, including linebacker Antwan Marsh and ex-Shock DB Nygel Rogers. Marsh is the eighth player from Spokane's 2010 AFL championship team to resign. Rogers was with the Shock in af2 in 2007-08.Standout Milwaukee defensive lineman Khreem Smith, Chicago Rush…

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