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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

Taking a look at Mike Leach's contract 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- We've obtained a copy of Mike Leach's finalized employment agreement from Washington State, and while there aren't many new details to pass along, we figured it'd be a good time to remind folks what Leach's agreement entails. Read on.

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A candy-coated blog post 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's Halloween and I'm glad for one thing: It's not on a Friday night. When it is, newspapers all over America are flooded with high school football stories that begin "it was a dark and stormy night." Read on.

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EWU and Big Sky links

The Eagles got back to work Tuesday, and here's my story. Here's the official release from Dave Cook at Eastern, packed with info on EWU and Cal Poly. ...From the San Luis Obispo newspaper, here's a notebook ... Out of Missoula, a Montana player faces…

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WSU notes before hitting the road

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Headed to San Francisco later today for men's basketball media day, which means we won't have our usual live chat today. If you have questions, you can chip them in during our day-long chat tomorrow. On to the notes.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

Promising news for Tuel, and WSU notes 13 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Mike Leach said on today's Pac-12 coaches call that Jeff Tuel's application for a fifth year of eligibility has been approved by the conference. Now, it's up to the NCAA. So what does that mean for his chances? It's hard to…

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Basketball season creeps closer 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As we get closer to Halloween and the cold winds of November, the focus needs to widen a bit. Yep, it's almost college basketball season – heck, the NBA opens tonight – and all that entails. Read on.

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Zags favored by coaches to win WCC

Good evening. The WCC released its coaches' preseason poll and All-WCC preseason team on Monday. The Zags received 63 of a possible 64 points and were picked to return to the top of the conference after finishing second a year ago. Four Zags made the…

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WSU hoops adds another

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- A quick post to note that Tanner Lancona, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward from Las Flores, Calif., announced on his Twitter page this afternoon that he's given a commitment to play basketball at Washington State. Read on.

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Defense rests a week in Seattle 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Who would have thought? The Seahawks led by three. About five minutes left. The Lions have to go 80 yards to win. A tying field goal from Spokane's Jason Hanson, OK. That could happen. But giving up a touchdown to lose?…

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Another WSU Monday 15 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The Washington State football team canceled its Sunday night practice, and will take another day off before getting back at it on Tuesday. But coach Mike Leach and three players will meet with the media later this afternoon, as usual. Read…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 28, 2012

UI confirms Blackman, Scheidt off team 

The University of Idaho on Sunday confirmed a Spokesman-Review report that starting quarterback Dominique Blackman and linebacker Conrad Scheidt have been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Junior tight end Taylor Elmo also has been suspended for violating athletic department policy,…

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GU’s Sam Dower smothers shot by NW Nazarene's Jordan Nichols. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Day after Northwest Nazarene

Back with a day-after Northwest Nazarene post. With my game story, John Blanchette's column on the new big man on GU's campus, Tyler Tjomsland's photos (great stuff!), another recap here, the fact that it was an exhibition game and the fact that the Seahawks are…

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The morning after Stanford 

COUGARS FROM SAN JOSE -- It's a long travel day, but we still have some links for you to digest as you begin your Sunday morning. And though yesterday's game resulted in a loss, it was probably a little more encouraging than all the others.…

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Madison sharp in Idaho's exhibition win

Stephen Madison had 22 points in the first half and Connor Hill picked up the slack in the second half to help Idaho hold off Seattle Pacific 77-71 in the Vandals' first exhibition game. Madison finished with 28 points, while Hill -- a sophomore from…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

Zags cruise in exhibition

Haven't seen my game story posted on our Website, so I'll go ahead and provide a cut-and-paste version below. The Zags cruised past Northwest Nazarene 93-45 behind a balanced attack. Six players reached double figures and Kyle Dranginis added nine points. Elias Harris returned from…

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