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FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012


Vandals to unveil 2013 football schedule

Idaho athletic director Rob Spear will announce all but one game of the Vandals' 2013 schedule this afternoon in a conference call with reporters, the Idaho Statesman reported this morning. Spear is also expected to announce the Vandals will move to the Big Sky Conference...

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Big man commits to WSU hoops 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- There are multiple reports now confirming the verbal commitment of Shorewood High School forward Josh Hawkinson to Washington State, including this one from Braulio Perez of Cougfan.com. According to that story, Hawkinson, a 6-foot-9, 230-pounder, will play power forward at WSU....

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49ers land the bigger blows 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Did you ever play Rock'em Sock'em Robots? If the answer is no, you're probably under the age of 35. If the answer is yes, you probably wish you had the time back. But you also understand what last night's game between...

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A slow Friday from Pullman 10 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's another day off for Washington State's football players, their last one before resuming bye-week practices tomorrow night. But there are some Pac-12 matters to discuss, so read on.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012



It's time to do it again 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's hard to get excited again this quickly. After all, the Seahawks' big win over New England was what, 48 minutes ago? Seems like it. But, even though it's just Thursday, us NFL observers are expected to be raring to go...

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EWU and Big Sky links

Eastern has a big game against Sacramento State this week, but the Hornets are making some history of their own; however, the bigger news Wednesday came out of Pocatello. That is the lead of our Big Sky Notebook, but read on for more Eastern items....

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Akey addresses criticism 

The Idaho football team is 3-16 since the start of 2011. A loss Saturday to high-powered Louisiana Tech would be Robb Akey's 50th defeat in less than six full seasons. For these and other reasons, Akey understands why "everybody’s all (ticked) off right now." After...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012


Pac-12 pick 'em, week 8 

Better late than never. As usual, pass along your straight-up and against-the-spread picks. Oregon at Arizona State (Thursday), Oregon by 8 Stanford at California, Stanford by 2.5 Colorado at USC, USC by 40.5 Washington at Arizona, Arizona by 7.5 Utah at Oregon State, OSU by...

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Four more WSU players leave team 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- A quick note before practice to pass along news that, as first reported by Cougfan.com, WSU has confirmed the departures of receiver Blair Bomber, defensive backs Matt Simmons and Spencer Waseem, and running back Tyrone Duckett. The report indicated that three...

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Jake Hoffman is North Central High School’s do-everything GSL standout. (Dan Pelle)

Hoffman: Talented and loyal 

I wrote a feature that appeared in our newspaper today about a standout Greater Spokane League football player you may not have heard of: Jake Hoffman of North Central. Hoffman (pictured above) will play football at the NCAA Division I level, Where is to be...

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Baseball at its finest 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Is there anything better than a well-pitched postseason baseball game? OK, a well-pitched postseason baseball game the Yankees lose. That's better. Much better. Read on.

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EWU and Big Sky links

I caught up with the Eastern players and coaches Tuesday at wind-blown Roos Field. Here's my report on how the Eagles are handing being the top team in FCS. ... Here's a press release from this week's opponent, Sacramento State, which is 3-1 in the...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

Nothing better to do? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you watched the second half of the Monday Night Football game, I have only one question for you: why? After all, with the Chargers up 24-0 at halftime the result was obvious. And there were better things to watch, like...

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EWU and Big Sky links

In case you missed it, Eastern Washington is the top-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision. Here is our story, plus a link to the poll itself. Also in today's paper is a link to Eastern's past, in the form of a feature by John...

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Tuesday link time 10 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State heads into this Tuesday with a bit different perspective than usual, given the bye week. But the Cougars still continue their routine today with practice (though we won't be there, for the first time this season) and the Pac-12...

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MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012

Leach and player video 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Mike Leach has a way of getting to the point he wants to make, even if nobody asks. Which is why he said this earlier today when asked about dropped passes in the red zone: "All of a sudden our fragile...

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Summer school for Pangos

Good evening. Back with a Gonzaga notebook, leading off with how Kevin Pangos spent part of his summer back in Canada. There's also notes on the question mark in the lineup -- the '3', or small forward position -- and who emerges as a team...

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