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THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012

The upside of a lockout

A GRIP ON SPORTS Today was supposed to be the first day of the National Hockey League season. But instead of arenas all over the North America prepped with bunting and brightly colored ice, they sit empty. Read on.

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Grinding into Thursday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Another Thursday means WSU's final practice of the week before taking on California. After that? A bye week. But there is no rest yet. Not for the Cougars, and not for us. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

Breske talks Cal, other WSU notes 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was another chippy practice for Washington State, though nothing else was out of the ordinary. We spoke with defensive coordinator Mike Breske afterward about preparing for California, so read on.

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Pac-12 pick 'em, week 7 

As usual, give me a straight-up prediction and a pick against the spread. Arizona State at Colorado (Thursday), ASU by 23 Utah at UCLA, UCLA by 8 Stanford at Notre Dame, Notre Dame by 7.5 Oregon State at BYU, BYU by 6 Southern California at...

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EWU and Big Sky football links

It doesn't get any bigger than this in the regular season: sixth-ranked Eastern at No. 2 Montana State. But to win the big ones, you have to sweat the small stuff, the Eastern players and coaches said Tuesday. ...We'll see what MSU coach Ash says...

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Live chat, and Wednesday links from WSU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- A little later on today, we'll be in attendance at Ken Bone's press conference to preview the beginning of practice. Then we'll take our usual perch atop the library to watch the football team practice. But right now, it's time to...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012

WAC adds two schools; Idaho AD comments

The Western Athletic Conference, shifting its focus away from football for at least the next year, will add Utah Valley University and CSU Bakersfield in July 2013. With the two additions, the WAC will have six schools in 2013-14 -- that is, if Idaho doesn't...

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Another full Tuesday from WSU 10 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- From Mike Leach's harsh words for his players to a quarterback decision, we have plenty to pass along from yesterday. And there is plenty more to do today with the Pac-12 coaches call and WSU returning to practice. Read on.

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MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012

WSU quarterback Connor Halliday will work on looking for open receivers rather than big yardage. (Associated Press)

WSU depth chart notes and Mike Leach quotes 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- As is customary on Mondays, WSU coach Mike Leach met with reporters for about 19 minutes to discuss last week's game, this week's game, bobblehead dolls and players with "empty corpse" qualities about them. Read on for a transcript, video and...

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Some key prep games this week 

Things are definitely getting interesting in several Eastern Washington and North Idaho football leagues. In the Greater Spokane League, Central Valley (5-1) faces Mead (5-1) on Thursday. In key games Friday, Mt. Spokane (1-5) is at University (2-4); Shadle Park (2-4) goes against North Cenral...

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Idaho K Farquhar honored by WAC

Idaho kicker Trey Farquhar, who was 4-for-4 on field goals last week, was named the WAC special teams player of the week today. The senior from Redlands, Calif., is perfect on the year at home on field goals and 10-of-11 overall. In 2011, he was...

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Monday notes and links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- This week officially marks the beginning of the second half of the season. To get it started, we pass along some notes and links on a fine Monday morning from the Palouse. Read on.

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SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012



The morning after OSU 

COUGARS FROM SALEM -- We'll be boarding a flight back to Spokane later this afternoon, which means there's plenty of time to recap yesterday's game, and the rest of the Pac-12 action, with links. Whether you want them or not. Read on.

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