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Paul leads Illinois past Gonzaga

Illinois took down Gonzaga again. The Illini, behind Brandon Paul's 35 points, which equaled Virginia's Sean Singletary (Dec., 2005) for the most scored against GU at the MAC, knocked off Gonzaga 85-74 in a battle of unbeatens Saturday night. Illinois has won three of four...

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Vandals can't complete rally at UTEP

After falling behind by 18 points, Idaho twice got within two points of UTEP late in a nonconference game Saturday night. But the Vandals couldn't get over the hump in a 64-60 loss in El Paso. It was the second straight game in which Idaho...

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Report: Choate to UTEP as defensive coordinator 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It appears as if Washington State may have to find a new linebackers coach. The website CoachingSearch.com, along with the El Paso Times, reported Saturday that Jeff Choate will join new UTEP coach Sean Kugler as that team's defensive coordinator. As...

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So who wins on your ballot? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I'm sure glad I don't have a Heisman vote. I'm not sure I saw enough games from around the nation to make an informed choice on who is the most outstanding college football player in the nation. And I watched a...

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EWU and Big Sky links 

The Big Sky is falling, the Big Sky is ... well, two-thirds of its teams in the FCS playoffs, anyway. Last night in Bozeman, the Sam Houston Bearkats throttled Montana State 34-16 to reach the semifinals. Next up for Sam Houston will be Eastern Washington,...

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Weekend starts with links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- With this weekend's game being played on a Sunday, it's a quiet Saturday in Pullman. But we do have some basketball notes, as well as assorted other links, to pass along. Read on.

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