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SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012

SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012

EWU scrimmage report

I've just returned home from the Eagles' scrimmage at Roos Field, and have never been so thankful for my air conditining. As I write this, I'm picturing the players battling for position in the ice baths. ... The heat was stifling, 98 in the shade…

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Around the Big Sky

Before I head out to Cheney, here are a few links to goings-on around the Big Sky Conference was well as upcoming opponents UI and WSU. We'll start with the latter. While Vandal Nation is preoccupied with the whole "go it alone" story, the team…

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It's not too long now 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Let's look into the future 14 days. Two Saturday's hence, Cougar football fans should be over their hangover after the Thursday night opener with BYU, either good or bad. Eastern fans should be as well, though Idaho fans will be thinking…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Cougars loose, energetic under the lights

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Here's how you know everyone is in a good mood at a football practice: when it ends with offensive and defense linemen catching punts. Washington State practiced for roughly an hour on Friday night in Martin Stadium, its final open practice…

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This week turned out pretty perfect

A GRIP ON SPORTS When the workweek began, it seemed as if it would be a real bummer. The Olympics were over, college football was still a ways away and pro football? It was in exhibition mode and who likes that? Then lightning struck Wednesday…

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Privacy awaits Cougars

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Tonight's practice, which begins at 8:15 p.m., will be the last of camp that will include player interviews. As of Sunday, practices will be closed -- to fans and to the media. We'll be there, as usual, but first, here are…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

Vandals scrimmage for final time

Two weeks ago, the Vandals started fall camp. And two weeks from Thursday, they’ll be opening the season at the Kibbie Dome against Eastern Washington. Where are the Vandals halfway through the preseason? The third scrimmage of fall camp gave some answers. Read more after…

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EWU football camp, Day 11

I'll start with a tease: team captains were named late Thursday, and I'll have that info with my story that will show up soon at spokesman,com. ... Speaking of which, if you missed today's online chat, you can go there to see the full transcript…

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Cougs scrimmage for a bit on Day 14

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State held its 14th practice of camp in Martin Stadium on Thursday. The reason? A scrimmage of about 36 or so plays, complete with officials and some pumped-in crowd music. Read on for some details.

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Idaho opts for FBS independence 

UPDATED: 6:20 p.m. The University of Idaho will seek approval Friday from the Idaho State Board of Education to go independent in football and move to the Big Sky Conference in all other sports. According to the Idaho Statesman, UI presented to the board Wednesday…

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Mead coach Sean Carty hopes to point the Panthers toward the GSL football title. (Dan Pelle)

A tour of the Greater Spokane League

Wow, it's been next to forever since I posted something here. It must mean it's time to launch another school year. Wednesday was the first day of high school football practice in Washington so I decided to challenge myself. I went to all 10 Greater…

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A perfect ending to a perfect effort 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Yesterday was definitely not perfect. I did not win any sort of lottery. However it was perfect in one special way. And you already know what I'm talking about, because everybody (in this area at least) is talking about it. Read…

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EWU morning report and live chat

Don't forget: live chat here at NOON TODAY with EWU football beat writer Jim Allen (That would be me.) LAter this morning, just go the the Spokesman home page, then to "Topics" in the upper left of the page, and then to "SportsLink." The chat…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012

More of the same on Day 13 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We've written before about routine, and how that kind of feeling starts to set in during preseason camp. Well, that's how Wednesday's practice felt, with the exception being that it was held at 9:15 a.m. We were there, and have notes.

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Your morning Eagle report

The Eagles are getting ready for their second two-a-day session of falll camp, with practice beginning at 9 a.m. today, although I have to say, it seems half the players are out there half an hour early. I will be there too, sending updates on…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2012

EWU football camp, Day 9

I will file a full story shortly, but here's a short report on the Eagles' practice on Tuesday: The intensity level and the heat made for a "choppy" practice said head coach Beau Baldwin, who added that "every team in the country is in the…

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