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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011

It's travel day for WSU 

COUGARS There is a certain excitement about Fridays in football season. It's the day before game day, of course. But when Washington State is on the road, it's also travel day. And today we travel to a new Pac-12 city. Boulder, Colorado. Read on.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2011

U-Hi edges Mt. Spokane in thriller 

Powered by Zach Bruce on the ground and Conner Johnson through the air, the University Titans turned back the Mt. Spokane Wildcats 31-28 in a Greater Spokane League football game in a key 3A showdown Thursday at Joe Albi Stadium. Here's our story. NOTE: I'll…

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KHQ, SWX to televise Shock

After a season on KREM/KSKN, Spokane Shock games in 2012 will be televised on KHQ/SWX. KHQ will air the season opener, the remaining eight homes will be on SWX. More here. Also, WR Brandon Thompkins officially re-signed with the Shock. A late season addition in…

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Chiefs break 20 longjam, trade Marantz

It didn't take the Spokane Chiefs long to clear up their over-age situation. A day after Darren Kramer was returned from Ottawa they traded Matt Marantz to Lethbridge for a fourth-round pick in the next Bantam Draft. Kramer gave the Chiefs four 20's and Western…

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Martin out as coach at Riverside

UPDATED Allen Martin has stepped down as Riverside’s head football coach. It's not clear whether Martin's departure was of his own volition or not. Longtime assistant coach Mark Vannatter has taken over on an interim basis, athletic director Brent Monroe said. When asked if Martin…

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Another dawn breaks at WSU 

COUGARS We tried to sleep in today, but that plan failed when the guy upstairs decided to do his vacuuming at the break of dawn. And he's real thorough at it. Real thorough. So thorough we're blaming our headache on him, along with the financial…

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Idaho, Washington football rankings

Click the tab below to see this week's Washington Associated Press football rankings. Ferris continues atop 4A as the Saxons were a unanimous selection. Central Valley is eighth. Coeur d'Alene continues atop the 5A rankings in Idaho.

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Two days until big showdown 

PREPS Anybody in the know about prep football probably saw this week coming. The biggest game of the year in the Greater Spokane League thus far occurs Friday when No. 1-ranked Ferris (4-0) visits eighth-ranked Central Valley (4-0). Kickoff is at 7. Take a nap…

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Colorado looms closer for WSU 

COUGARS It's another hump day in football season. Somewhere around noon we draw closer to Saturday's Colorado game than we are to the last Seahawk win. Before we get there, though, we have news, notes and links – and a mea culpa. Read on.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

EWU's Zach Johnson out for year with knee injury

Eastern Washington's injury ravaged football team lost another key component from last year's national championship team Tuesday, when it was announced the senior linebacker Zach Johnson will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2011 season. You can read more about Johnson and…

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Dickau, Fox join GU telecasts

It'll be a three-man crew for Gonzaga men's basketball games televised on KHQ/SWX. Ex-Zags Dan Dickau and Richard Fox will join veteran play-by-play man Greg Heister. For years, Heister teamed with former WSU and NBA player Craig Ehlo. Dickau was Gonzaga's first first-team A.P. All-American…

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Missoula's Tinkle commits to GU women

National power Stanford, which has become a regular opponent for the Gonzaga women's basketball team, helped the Bulldogs land their latest recruit. Ellie Tinkle, a 6-foot-1 forward and two-time all-state player for Missoula Big Sky, said she would attend GU next year, a decision made…

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Redmon, Standish on Pan-Am team

Gonzaga seniors Katelan Redmon (Lewis and Clark) and Kayla Standish (Ellensburg), both first-team All-West Coast Conference last season, have been named to the USA Pan American Games team that will compete in Guadaljara, Mexico next month. The team was selected by the USA Basketball Women's…

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Big week ahead for WSU 13 

COUGARS Tuesday practice in Pullman. Wednesday, ditto. Thursday, a short practice making sure the game plan is ready. And then Friday Washington State flies to Colorado for its first-ever Pac-12 game. Pretty big week for the Cougars. Read on.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2011

Shock sign eight free agents

Spokane added eight free agents, including 6-foot-6 wide receiver Aaron Fairooz and former University of Massachusetts quarterback Kyle Havens. Fairooz signed with the Shock in 2010 but spent the last two seasons with CFL Saskatchewan. Monday was the first day AFL teams could sign free…

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WSU prepares for Pac-12 play 

COUGARS Welcome to Pac-12 football. The first week of conference play began last night in Pullman under a few dark clouds. No, we're speaking accurately, not metaphorically. It rained all through practice. Washington State takes today off then hits the field again Tuesday afternoon in…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2011

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