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FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011

GU-EWU pregame 

Both teams are on the floor warming up and the question of who is scheduled to redshirt for GU appears to be answered. Kelly Olynyk, Kyle Dranginis and Chris Sarbaugh aren't suited up and it sounds like the plan is to redshirt them, provided no...

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Prep football playoffs 

I'll be tweeting updates tonight from the 4A first-round game between Ferris and Central Valley. I'll also be tweeting Saturday at the Mead/Skyline game. Please send me score updates so I can pass those along. Either text me at 509-844-8168, email at or tweet...

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Gonzaga women No. 1

Painted too late and it took too long to cleanup, but that's a good excuse for a morning post to gather up the information that wasn't available early on the eve of the (women's) basketball season. Read on.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

Game time for Zags, Eagles

Feels like it's been about eight weeks since I left the Pepsi Center in Denver following GU's loss to BYU in the NCAA Tournament. It's actually been nearly eight months and now the Bulldogs are 24 hours from opening the 2011-12 season when Eastern Washington...

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A Thursday night post from Pullman 

COUGARS Night is falling in Pullman, with a large, round moon slowly rising over the northeast stands of Martin Stadium. That was the backdrop for the Cougars practice this evening, as they continued their prep for Saturday night's Arizona State game. We have notes from...

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Robert Sacre has enough love to go around for everyone, even game officials during the Kraziness in the Kennel in October. (Dan Pelle)

Sacre: Big man on campus

Good morning. As previously mentioned, GU senior center Robert Sacre was the coverboy for the S-R college basketball section. Here's my article on one of the most interesting characters to come through the program during its rise to national prominence. (Since his mother, Leslie, called...

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Thursday morning from Pullman 

COUGARS The sporting nation's attention is on State College, home of Penn State and, in a bit of coincidence, where the WSU women's basketball team is headed for a weekend season-opening tournament. Our attention is on football, basketball and Pullman, where Washington State will host...

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Idaho women add 4, including Quinnett

Idaho women's basketball program added four players today, highlighted by local product Abigail Quinnett. (Link to story will be added as soon as it's up.) Quinnette, a 6-1 post from Moscow, whose father Brian played at Cheney and for Washington State before a brief career...

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Vandal men add Lake Roosevelt big man

Ty Egbert, a 6-foot-8 forward from Lake Roosevelt High in Washington, has signed with the University of Idaho. Egbert is the No. 5 prospect in Washington and the 40th-best prospect in the West, according to ESPNU Recruiting. Egbert's coach, Brad Wilson, told me earlier in...

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Cougs sign six 

Washington State threw out a large net and landed six new women basketball players for next season. The new class is focused on the backcourt with five guards, which is the strength of this year's team, which opens at Penn State on Friday. The haul...

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Gonzaga women sign three

Gonzaga women's basketball signs three. Elle Tinkle, a 6-2 guard from Missoula (yes, daughter of Wayne, former Ferris star and Montana's men's coach; Sister of Josyln, a junior at Stanford.) Kiara Kudron, a 6-2 forward from New Boston, Mich. Chelsea Waters, 6-1 guard/forward from Lewiston.

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A midweek WSU morning post 

COUGARS I thought I would leave last night's post as the most-recent WSU one for a little longer today, just to induce some traffic. That's why we're a bit later than usual with our morning post, not because somebody overslept. No, really that's why. Promise....

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GU roundup 

Lots of Zag stuff from here and there this morning and more coming tomorrow with the S-R's college basketball section. John Blanchette wrote about Gonzaga's inexperienced backcourt and here's an update on Josh Heytvelt's career overseas. S-R alum Dave Boling previews the Zags here.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2011

Wulff, Bone and Caple 21 

COUGARS We have a lot to share tonight, from Paul Wulff's press conferences to Ken Bone's – tomorrow is signing day – to football practice. But before we get there, I want to share some personal thoughts about the person who is going to be...

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This week in preps 10 

UPDATED Just wanted to get this thread up in case you wanted to start talking about accomplishments last weekend or things ahead. First, what a great showing by area cross country teams and individuals at state. Cheney's girls, Lakeside's boys and girls and North Central's...

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris takes the ball all the way to the hoop on a fast break. (Jesse Tinsley)

Harris shapes up for junior year

Checked in with Elias Harris a couple weeks ago and again before Monday's practice. As I've mentioned before, Harris has a new leaner look this season, thanks to an offseason of conditioning and diet. There are other reasons, beyond the conditioning aspect, GU coaches anticipate...

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A busy Tuesday from WSU 29 

COUGARS Most Tuesday morning posts are pretty dry, cut down from the weekend and not a lot of meat on their bones. But not today. Even the Washington State entry has some surprise items. Read on.

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MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011

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