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Gonzaga leads Fullerton by 11 at half

Five days after scoring a career-high 16 points against Eastern Washington, Gonzaga sophomore forward Sunny Greinacher is at it again. Greinacher has 12 points, on 6-foot-10 shooting from the floor, as the Bulldogs lead visiting Cal State Fullerton 40-29 at halftime Sunday afternoon. GU season...

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Gonzaga women set for Fullerton

We're about five minutes away from Gonzaga's home game against Cal State Fullerton, the Bulldogs' final game until Dec. 17, when 20th-ranked Ohio State comes to Spokane. Fullerton (2-6) is 0-2 all time against Gonzaga and has dropped five consecutive games.

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GU’s Kelly Olynyk draws foul on UI’s Myke Henry. (Dan Pelle)

Day after Illinois  

Probably should have renamed this one the day-after Brandon Paul post. Or Paul Brandon, as he was referred to(not by me!) a couple years ago in a previous GU-Illinois matchup. Interesting night at the Kennel as the Illinois guards got the better of Gonzaga's and...

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Fresno State awaits Cougars

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's another gameday in Pullman, though this one doesn't bring as much hype as the last. Nevertheless, the Cougars will play a basketball game against Fresno State today at noon, and we'll be there. First, links.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 8, 2012

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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FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012

Chiefs close within two points of first place

While Spokane was improving to 5-0 on its East Division trip Friday, the Tri-City Americans were helping the Chiefs' cause by defeating Portland. Former Chief Luke Lee-Knight was the star, turning away 44 Portland shots. The Chiefs are now just two points behind Portland in...

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Zags, Illini renew rivalry

They've met the last three seasons with Illinois winning two of three from Gonzaga. The 10th-ranked Bulldogs and 13th-ranked Illini are both 9-0 so something has to give when the teams clash Saturday night at the MAC. By records and rankings, it shapes up as...

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Longrus just trying to help out 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Some day, Richard Longrus -- everyone calls him Junior -- wants to help build athletic facilties. That's why the Washington State freshman wanted to major in architecture. But conversations with others led him to believe the academic workload would be too...

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EWU and Big Sky links

As I'm writing this the snow is falling on the South Hill in Spokane. Thoughts turn to trimming the tree and who the heck can handle the snow in tomorrow's FCS playoff game between Eastern Washington and Illinois State. Eagle wide receiver Nick Edwards can...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012


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