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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Zags 'D' shuts down Notre Dame

Back with my initial game story from Gonzaga's 73-53 defense-driven victory over Notre Dame tonight at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Here's a link to the story I filed five minutes after the final buzzer. This version will run in the Idaho edition UPDATE: As promised,…

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Eastern blows past Vandals in Moscow

This one wasn't close. Certainly not as close as the final score indicates. Eastern Washington controlled Idaho from the outset, claiming a 73-66 win in Moscow in front of 1,057 at Memorial Gym. Read on for an early version of my game story.

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Karr drives Gonzaga past WSU

Gonzaga women's basketball coach Kelly Graves was right - twice. Washington State is much improved and Taelor Karr is the real deal. After Ireti Amojo knocked down a clutch 3-pointer with 10 seconds left, Karr, the transfer from Kansas State, went coast to coast for…

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A combo post from WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 8:45 P.M. We're in Beasley, so we could watch the men's 67-39 beatdown of a depleted Grambling State team and as much of the women's game I can see while still writing. Read on.

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Mike Leach WSU's new football coach 45 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 4:25 P.M. Washington State has made an official offer to former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach to become its 32nd football coach. Though Leach has yet to accept it, sources in the athletic department told me they believe he will. No information…

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Preps, transitioning to hoops

I've been wading through questionnaires that I sent out to area boys and girls basketball coaches so forgive me for that posting a prep thread earlier this week. Our boys and girls basketball advances/glances will be in the paper the next two days along with…

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Zags reading material

Several GU-related links this morning: The view from Notre Dame here, here and here, and more on the GU-N.D. matchup here. Here's a recap of Illinois' road win over Maryland (GU takes on Illinois on Saturday). Finally, ex-Zag Adam Morrison is headed home with hopes…

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Palouse doubleheader; big win for EWU

The women's basketball news for the day ... Washington State has its home opener against Gonzaga, which is now ranked in the coach's Top 25, tonight so we caught up with Cougar senior Rose Tarnowski for our weekly notebook. ... Also on the Palouse, Washington…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011

The last word tonight from WSU 20 

COUGARS It has been a long day for a lot of people, one that started early this morning, and including what for Bill Moos was quite possibly the toughest meeting he's ever held as an athletic director, when he had to tell Paul Wulff he…

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GU entertains Irish

The start of a tough stretch of games for the Zags begins with Notre Dame on Wednesday. Here' game preview that will run in the S-R tomorrow:

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Another ex-Chief traded again

Four players from last year's Spokane Chiefs roster were moved before this season. Now a third one is headed to his second team as Prince Albert trades D Tyler Vanscourt for two draft pick. Read on, we'll see if we can piece this all together.

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Wulff fired 49 

Paul Wulff has been relieved of his duties as head football coach at Washington State, The Spokesman-Review has learned. He was told in a meeting with Bill Moos this morning. Here is the link to my story. More to come.

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MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011

Edi plays waiting game

Attended Zags practice today and checked in with Guy Landry Edi, who is playing the waiting game as he sits out 8 games from an NCAA suspension. Like GU, Edi is still waiting to hear the results of the school's appeal. Moe on Edi in…

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The Wulff saga continues 54 

COUGARS • UPDATE: 10:20 A.M. There is no news to report right now on Paul Wulff's future, other than he and Bill Moos will continue their conversation sometime today. But we can pass along other items that might be of interest, so read on. •…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011

Early look at EWU game story

You can get an early look at the S-R game story on Eastern Washington's non-conference men's basketball win over vistin UC Davis on Sunday here. And by the way ... this could be a pretty special year for the Eags.

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Moos puts off Wulff decision 37 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 7:05 P.M. We will have more soon, but we wanted to pass along WSU athletic director Bill Moos' statement after meeting with football coach Paul Wulff on Sunday: “Paul and I met for an hour and a half this afternoon so I…

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Ederaine leads Eags past UC Davis

Senior forward Cliff Ederaine scored a career-high 23 points and added a career-high seven assists, eight rebounds and three blocks in leading Eastern Washington to a 79-59 non-conference men's basketball win over UC Davis at Reese Court Sunday afternoon. Cliff Colimon and Tremayne Johnson each…

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Eastern blows early lead, up by 2 at half

Eastern Washington looked sharp in building an early 17-9 lead in its non-conference matchup against UC Davis at Reese Court Sunday afternoon. But shortly after Cliff Ederaine scored his 11th point less than 7 minutes into the game, the Eagles' offense flatlined, letting the Aggies…

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Robert Sacre tied for GU’s team high with 15 points in win at the Arena on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Day after Western Michigan

There is nothing like sitting courtside for a game, as I did Saturday at the Arena when Gonzaga hiked its record to 4-0 with a 78-58 win over Western Michigan. Unlike home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center where the press table is maybe 20…

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