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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

Viney out for GU-LMU game 

Loyola Marymount standout junior forward Drew Viney will not play in tonight's game against Gonzaga. Viney, who missed Saturday's game with Saint Mary's with a migraine headache, has been undergoing tests (blood work, etc.) this week and hasn't yet been cleared to play. He's in...

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WSU hires Howard, lets Roberson go 

COUGARS It hasn't been much of a secret another football staff change was coming at Washington State. Well, the change will be announced today, with former Lewis and Clark High and WSU player Malik Roberson out as the defensive line coach. The replacement might be...

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WSU faces another big home weekend 

COUGARS It's game day on the Palouse. Whether that's a Saturday in the fall or a Thursday in the winter, it's different. Anticipation does something to our systems, doesn't it? Tonight Washington State's opponent is Stanford, Saturday it's California. We have some information on both,...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 9, 2011

Vandals topple No. 21 Utah State

Don Verlin could scarcely have picked a better time to get his first win over his mentor and former employer. The Vandals frustrated Utah State from the start and were poised at the finish of a 64-56 win over the 21st-ranked team in the nation....

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Chiefs' Jared Cowan mixes it up with Portland's Nino Niederreiter in the first period on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Portland destroys Chiefs

A disaster of epic proportions for the Spokane Chiefs, starting with a dubious record of allowing five goals in 1:59. With those five goals league-leading Portland sent a message on the way to a 10-5 thumping. It was the most goals allowed and the most...

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This and that from WSU 

COUGARS Wednesday mornings are usually pretty interesting during basketball season. Coaches talk on Tuesdays (you can read and see what Washington State coach Ken Bone had to say here), so there is always a discussion or two to hash over in Wednesday's papers. Today is...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

LMU's Good hoping for better finish

Good evening. I talked to Loyola Marymount coach Max Good this morning, then went to GU's media day this afternoon. I put together a notebook, mainly from my conversation with the always candid Lions coach, that will run in Wednesday's S-R. There's also an item...

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Verlin, Morrill talk UI-USU hoops

We were able to get the thoughts of Utah State coach Stew Morrill and Idaho coach Don Verlin in advance of tomorrow night's showdown between the two schools at Cowan Spectrum (8 p.m., ESPN2). Read on for more and also check out my story on...

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Whitworth women's basketball coach Helen Higgs works with her players on post moves during practice on Monday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Higgs has great perspective, 251 wins

More impressive than 250 wins is the philosophy of Whitworth coach Helen Higgs. She is the subject of this week's women's basketball notebook. Please take note of the Pink Zone games, wear pink to the designated game of your team and help raise awareness of...

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Parking at the Tacoma Dome

Todd Milles of the Tacoma News Tribune wrote a story about parking issues at the Tacoma Dome. Thought state-bound wrestling and boys and girls basketball teams, along with the throngs of friends and family, should give it a read here.

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Another busy Tuesday at WSU 

COUGARS With all of football now in the side-view mirror, we can get back to basketball, as it was intended in February. Though pitchers and catchers do report soon, if that still excites anyone besides me, and college baseball practice is underway – and games...

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MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011

Spokane Chiefs' Darren Kramer, left, starts the first period with a fight against Kootenay Ice's Brendan Hurley at the first ever Rockstart Outdoor Hockey Classic at Avista Stadium on Jan. 15. Kramer leads the WHL in fights and penalty minutes. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Kramer gives Chiefs fighting chance 

Darren Kramer, 22, is one of the most popular Spokane Chiefs. He is also their protector. There's also another side to the Western Hockey League leader in fights and penalty minutes. The team has a big week with U.S. Division and Western Conference leading Portland...

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Cougs' Romberg honored by Pac-10

A dirty dozen, that's how many years since the Washington State women's basketball team had five conference wins in a season. But after a home sweep of the Oregon schools the Cougars are 5-6. As a result, freshman Sage Romberg earned the Pac-10 Player of...

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GSL scoring leaders 

Here are the updated Greater Spokane League scoring leaders. Gonzaga Prep's Tia Presley is 11 points away from the all-time GSL scoring record set by Angie Bjorklund of University (1,314).

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A Super Sunday for WSU 

COUGARS With everyone focused on the Super Bowl yesterday, and I can think fondly of one life-long Packer fan (and that means almost 60 years) who I sincerely hope had a great day yesterday, there is little to pass along concerning Washington State in particular...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 6, 2011

Washington State women get sweep 

Totally remiss in my women's basketball duties ... enjoying a lovely day downtown on Saturday, especially the walk through the park but the basketball game at the Arena was less satisfying. Today, don't ask but it involved a lot of honey-do's if the Super Bowl...

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A ref puts up a warning hand to Gonzaga's Coach, Mark Few, and his assistants after a technical was called on Kelly Olynyk as the Tigers of Memphis pulled past the Bulldogs, 62-58, on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Memphis 

Back with my day-after post following Gonzaga's 62-58 loss to Memphis on Saturday. Lots more on the game below. First, the links: S-R gamer, S-R photos, Memphis newspaper gamer. As mentioned in last night's post, ex-Zag Matt Bouldin tells his side of the story after...

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WSU's win at OSU, a quick look 12 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 9:55 A.M. No sleeping in this morning. We're on our way to Portland to catch the flight back to Spokane, but before we go, we have some Washington State links you may want to check out. Read on.

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