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THURSDAY, AUG. 9, 2012

EWU and Big Sky football

As the Eagles prepare for Day 2 of fall camp with the season opener exactly three weeks away, here's a roundup of what's happening around the Big Sky and with upcoming opponents Idaho and Washington State: First of all, here's our own Christian Caple's feature…

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Learning some perspective

A GRIP ON SPORTS Yesterday was a good day. With some time on my hands, I was able to spend a bit of time watching the Olympic men basketball semifinals. And I discovered a group of officials who make the Pac-12's look incredibly talented. Read…

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Day 7 brings energy to Coug camp 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- You could hear Darryl Monroe leading Washington State's defense in chant from just about anywhere on campus Wednesday. It was that kind of day for the Cougars during team session, and it was that kind of day for the defense, too.…

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Eagles fly into fall camp

I'm back with a few reflections on the Eagles' first day of fall camp, which was held Wednesday on the grass fields behind the athletic facilities: Head coach Beau Baldwin said he was pleased with the overall pace of the practice, especially the mental aspect…

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M's losses fly under the radar 

A GRIP ON SPORTS With the Olympics going on, it's been a bit harder to stay in touch with the Mariners. But last night, thanks to a rare meltdown by the bullpen, we were all given multiple chances to check in with the M's. Fourteen…

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Ready for some EWU football?

The Eagles kick off fall camp this afternoon at 3 p.m., and I will be there with a full report. Until then, here's a roundup of what's happening elsewhere in the Big Sky and other future opponents: First, here's a blog post by our Idaho…

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A week nearly gone for WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- At about 5:45 p.m. today, Washington State will have a full week -- seven days, that is -- of football practices behind them. What better way to celebrate the occasion than with links?

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

QBs, offense roll in Idaho scrimmage

For the last couple of years, the Idaho defense has typically been the dominant unit during scrimmages. Not so this afternoon in the Kibbie Dome. The offense rolled up nine touchdowns and four field goals, and UI's group of quarterbacks had eight TDs with one…

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Day 6 over for Cougs

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- As temperatures hovered in the 90s -- prompting the question: can a temperature really hover? -- the Cougars practiced for about an hour and a half before moving over to Martin Stadium for some special teams drills and a brief, sort-of-scrimmage.…

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Routine sets in as Day 6 approaches 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- After five practices, the routine of camp is starting to set in a bit. For me, anyway. Wake up, eat, go to practice, watch practice, write about practice, write about other things, play Xbox, yell at the television, go to sleep.…

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

Video: Taylor Taliulu

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Standing on the practice field the other day, I was lamenting the fact that trusty ol' iPhone decided to eat my video of freshman safety Taylor Taliulu. Then, as if by magic, it reappeared. It's from the second day of camp,…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 5, 2012

Another day, another WSU practice 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Another scorcher on the Palouse this afternoon, with Washington State going through its fourth practice of camp -- and its final practice before putting on full pads. We were there, as usual, and have some notes and observations after the jump.

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Doesn't everybody want to be a Yankee? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Larry Larue, the Tacoma News Tribune Mariners' beat reporter, had fun with Twitter yesterday. He kept re-tweeting Yankee fans' tweets about Felix Hernandez. The basis of the fans' tweets? Why was Felix still with the M's and not a Yankee? He…

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Sale, links and Day 4

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Just think: a few more weeks, and you'll be waking up on a Sunday morning like this to watch NFL games on CBS. For now, our WSU links are going to have to do. Read on.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

The greatest of all time? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The Olympics are dominating the world's sporting consciousness – as they should – even though the main element of the Games, track and field, has just gotten underway. During the first week new faces in gymnastics, cycling and swimming commandeered the…

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High Marks on Day 2

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The second day of Washington State's preseason training camp brought some personnel news, as well as the story of a highly touted freshman who's already turning heads. We have links to all of the above after the jump. DAY 3 FORECAST…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 2012

Idaho hoops hires former EWU coach

Idaho men's basketball coach Don Verlin filled his coaching staff Friday with the hiring of Kirk Earlywine, the former head coach at Eastern Washington. Earlywine will serve as UI's director of player development after going 42-78 at EWU from 2007-2011. Earlywine fills the role of…

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