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MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2012

Bell's 3 lifts GU past Cowboys

Kevin Pangos in the first half. Kelly Olynyk in the second half. And Gary Bell in the closing seconds. The Bullogs rode Pangos' 18 first-half points, Olynyk's 22 second-half points and Bell's clutch 3-pointer with 37 seconds left to hold off Oklahoma State 69-68 on…

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WSU year in review 

COUGARS In honor of the final day of 2012, we participate in the widely-practiced tradition of recapping the previous 365 days in WSU sports (OK, just football and men's basketball, because those are the sports we cover). Read on for musings.

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On to the playoffs 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There really is just one thing to talk about on this New Year's Eve. The Seattle Seahawks' run to the NFL playoffs. And the upcoming week of anticipation and hope. It will be fun. Read on.

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Should old acquaintance be forgot 

COUGARS Hard to believe that a year ago, I was guiding my Honda Civic down I-84 en route to my new apartment in Pullman. Much has happened since. We reminisce briefly before rounding up our Pac-12 links on this New Year's Eve morning. Read on.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012

This is the best day 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Sunday mornings are the best mornings, no doubt about it. Oh sure, Saturdays are great, especially for those of us who grew up in the 1960s and 70s and 80s and still have memories of being parked in front of the…

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Day after Idaho State 

COUGARS The Washington State men's basketball team did what everyone thought it would do yesterday. It won. So, too, did the WSU women's team, though in far more surprising fashion. We have links related to both, and more. Read on.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 29, 2012

Ice put chill on Spokane

Sam Reinhart, one of the top 17-year-old prospects in the Western Hockey League, had two goals and one assist Saturday night as the Kootenay Ice had their top offensive showing of the year in a 7-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs at the Arena. Read…

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Ice uncork offense, sink Chiefs

The Kootenay Ice, who have the worst record among 12 teams in the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference, scored five uncontested goals during the second and third periods Saturday night to topple the Spokane Chiefs 7-3 at the Arena. Story to follow

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Nunez finds fit at Gonzaga

Angel Nunez spent a good portion of his 21st birthday Saturday roughly 35,000 feet in the air. Nunez, the former Louisville Cardinal who committed to Gonzaga on Friday night, flew from Spokane to his native New York on Saturday. In a telephone interview, Nunez said…

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Chiefs return to home ice

The Spokane Chiefs are about 15 minutes away from their first home game since Dec. 18. The Chiefs will play the Kootenay Ice, who lost to the Chiefs 1-0 on Friday night in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

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Gonzaga leads WSU at halftime

Gonzaga, boosted by scoring runs of 11-0 and 9-0, leads Washington State 32-26 at halftime Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center. WSU trailed by 12 points until a 6-0 flurry to close the half. GU's Shelby Cheslek and Haiden Palmer have a game-high eight points.

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Thoughts from the Toyota Center 

COUGARS FROM KENNEWICK -- We've settled in on press row at the Toyota Center -- which is courtside, a different perspective than usual -- and have a few thoughts to share before Washington State and Idaho State take the court. Read on.

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Full house awaits WSU-Gonzaga

Washington State and Gonzaga will tip off in 20 minutes at a sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center. WSU enters with a 3-7 record while the Bulldogs are 10-3. For both teams, it's their final nonconference game before starting conference play next week. GU has won the…

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk are all smiles on the walk back to the locker room after beating Baylor. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Day after Baylor

The most entertaining game of Gonzaga's season is in the books. It'll take some doing the rest of the way to match or surpass GU's 94-87 victory over Baylor that was the equivalent of a two-hour carnival ride. Here are the links: My game story,…

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A moment in time 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Like to be sitting in a movie theater and be able to find out who is winning the game you're missing? It's possible these days if you have the right app on your smart phone. Like to be able to find…

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Heading to Kennewick with some links

COUGARS FROM SAMMAMISH -- Our time on the west side is over, because it's time to head to the east side for a basketball game. But not to Pullman just yet. Washington State plays its first game in Kennewick since 2009 this afternoon. We have…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 2012

Gonzaga holds off Baylor

Big night for Gonzaga basketball, which posted a 94-87 victory over a talented Baylor team, and picked up a commitment from former Louisville forward Angel Nunez. My unedited game story is below. There's a short article on Nunez committing at the bottom (hopefully I'll have…

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