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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Gonzaga's Janelle Bekkering launches the last shot but does not get a foul call on Portland's Natalie Day, in the first half, Feb. 4, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga rolls Portland by 20 before 4,917 

Portland got a couple of licks in ... such as Natalie Day's uncalled whack to Janelle Bekkering's nose in the Dan Pelle photo above (check out all the photos) - but not near enough to slow down the Gonzaga women's basketball team. Courtney Vandersloot got...

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GU, Memphis try to boost NCAA stock

Pop quiz: Who is Gonzaga's fourth leading scorer after the Big Three of Gray, Sacre and Harris? I was surprised. Answer below. Here's a link to my GU-Memphis preview that will run in Saturday's S-R. A couple of relevant links: Few mentions that Memphis had...

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Mead’s Baylee Mires was all smiles as she won the 4A 800 meters, one of three first-place finishes. Special to  (Patrick Hagerty photos Special to / The Spokesman-Review)

Mead's Mires picks Huskies

Baylee Mires (winning state 800 metes as a sophomore), who could finish high school with more gold medals from the state track meet than any athlete in Greater Spokane League history, will run for Washington next season. Read on.

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Day after Portland 

Good morning from Portland. We'll get right to it, since my flight leaves in a few minutes! The links: S-R and Oregonian game stories. Onward with the day-after post from GU's 67-64 victory over the Pilots. More below and check back later for a preview...

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Idaho O-line coach leaves for SDSU

Several reports indicate Dan Finn, Idaho's offensive line coach, is set to take the same position on Rocky Long's staff at San Diego State. The move was first reported by It was also included in this San Diego Union Tribune article. Finn served as...

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