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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

A coach's son takes over at Idaho

Paul Petrino is from a coaching family. He remembers breaking down game film with his father as a boy. And he and his brother, Bobby, would watch tape for eight hours at a time in the offseason while together at Arkansas. Yes, Petrino is a…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 2012

No. 1 Stanford stomps Gonzaga

Gonzaga's women's basketball team knew it would have its hands full Sunday with top-ranked Stanford's stars, Chiney Ogwumike, Joslyn Tinkle and Amber Orrange. The Bulldogs couldn't have prepared for the career-high six 3-pointers and 18 points unleased by sophomore forward Taylor Greenfield. Stanford won going…

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Petrino accepts offer to become UI coach 

Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino has accepted an offer to become the next Idaho football coach, the Spokesman-Review has confirmed. UI has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Litehouse Center in the Kibbie Dome. was the first to report…

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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski rejects a shot. (Dan Pelle)

Day after Pacific 

Back with a day-after post on Gonzaga's 85-67 victory over Pacific on Saturday night. Here's my gamer, Dan Pelle's photos (highly recommended), A.P. gamer, another at, the Sacramento Bee, and Stockton Record. Read on.

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Winter is starting to settle in

A GRIP ON SPORTS It was sort of odd Saturday when I turned on the television set. There wasn't wall-to-wall football. A few games, sure. All good ones. But no East Rockwood State vs. Southwest Missouri Southern on ESPN8, the Ocho. It made channel flipping…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012

Vandals do enough to beat UC Davis

It was far from pretty basketball, especially offensively. But for Idaho, which came in 1-4 on the year, any win is big right now. Especially with a road trip this week that includes games at Eastern Washington and UTEP -- and a game looming at…

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Zags top Pacific to improve to 8-0

It was an inside job tonight at the MAC. Gonzaga's bigs -- Sam Dower (18 points), Elias Harris (17), Kelly Olynyk (15) and Przemek Karnowski (6) -- did most of the heavy lifting in the Zags' 85-67 victory over visiting Pacific. Here's a link to…

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Chiefs rally for OT win at Regina

Spokane's dominance of the Western Hockey League's East Division continuted on Saturday night, with a couple of new twists. Tyler King had his first winning goal of the season to lift the Chiefs to a 6-5 overtime win at Regina, Saskatchewan. Fourth-liners Riley Whittingham and…

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Nellis: UI could have new coach in 2 days

Idaho president Duane Nellis told The Spokesman-Review on Saturday evening the Vandals should have a new football coach early next week. UI was set to interview Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino on Thursday and Central Washington coach Blaine Bennett on Friday, according to a source.…

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Gonzaga primed for No. 1 Stanford 

Games against Stanford have been a highlight of Gonzaga's women's basketball schedule for four years. This year's game is infused with extra spice because Stanford comes to Spokane on Sunday as the top-ranked team in the Associated Press poll. Read more

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Zags entertain future WCC foe Pacific

This didn't go well the last time it happened a couple years ago. Gonzaga took on then WCC-bound BYU at the 2011 NCAA Tournament in Denver and got Jimmered by 22 points. The venue and the opponent change today when the Zags entertain Pacific, which…

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EWU links - playoff edition

It's a big sports weekend in Cheney, starting off with a big win by the basketball team and today's big second-round FCS playoff game matching Eastern Washington and Wagner. Here's our preview, plus links to the official, information-packed releases from Eastern and from Wagner College.…

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Into December we go 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- As I sit down to write this, the clock has ticked past midnight, which means it's officially December. Which means there's only another five weeks or so until college football season is over. But basketball is Pullman's primary concern now. Read…

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