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SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012

Idaho gets breakthrough win 

It was Thursday of this week, Idaho coach Robb Akey said, that he noticed a shift in the Vandals' attitude. No longer were they lugging around their 0-5 record. "The anchor finally fell off," as Akey described it, and he could sense his team was...

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Let it drop; it doesn't matter 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Today is a day for ordinary effort. So, even if I drop a comma or two, maybe misplace an adverb or misuse a simile, the blog post will still be out. SportsLink's version of the infield fly rule is in effect....

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Homecoming best chance for Idaho win

The University of Idaho has had plenty of one-win seasons in its history. But winless seasons? That hasn't happened since 1899, when the Vandals (before they were known as the Vandals) lost to Washington State, Whitman, Wallace Athletic Club and Lewiston Normal to finish 0-4....

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EWU and Big Sky links 

Another perfect day for football in Cheney, although it will be hard to top last week's Eagle win over Montana. Tonight it'll be North Dakota, kickoff at 5:05 p.m. Here' is our preview story. Montana State, the Eagles' next opponent, faces UC Davis this week,...

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Another gameday post 

COUGARS FROM SALEM -- We're currently sitting in our hotel, watching SportsCenter and eating a double bacon cheeseburger from Sonic Drive-In. If Mike Riley could get In-N-Out to build a restaurant in Corvallis, I'd have stayed there. Anyway, here we go with a rundown of...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012



EWU and Big Sky links

It's hard to believe we're already in the middle of the football season, but tomorrow's Eastern home game against North Dakota is the Eagles' fifth out of 11 (although I'm expecting a playoff run out of this team). This morning's paper includes my feature story...

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The best-laid plans go awry 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Being I wrote two posts yesterday, I was kind of thinking about taking this morning off. You know, sleep in, get up and go for a run, eat a fire-roasted tomato and brie egg-white omelet for breakfast and then settle down...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012


Another Thursday from WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Special teams, scout work, more special teams, Thursday Night Football. It's a routine as dependable as the leaves changing color. Washington State's Thursday practice was pretty regular in its execution, but the Cougars did welcome back a pair of running backs...

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A statement from Reggie Moore 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Yes, it's a special edition of "A Grip on Sports." It's here because I've had some contact with former Washington State point guard Reggie Moore and he wanted me to pass something along. Read on.

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A Triple Crown memory 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As Miguel Cabrera attempted to become the first player since 1967 to win the Triple Crown, I sat at home and hoped he was a bit nicer than the last guy to lead a league in all three major offensive categories....

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EWU and Big Sky links

Are we really just two days away from the next Eastern football game, this Saturday against North Dakota? The Green and White (not their nickname, but that's another story) are gearing up for an Eastern offense that doesn't look anything like Cal Poly's option game....

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Mannion, Mason and links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State will practice for the last time on its own field today before departing for Corvallis tomorrow. We'll do the same, though far more driving will be involved. And also a decent amount of linking. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012


Zags ready to get Krazy

It's a sure sign of the approaching basketball season. Gonzaga's annual "Kraziness in the Kennel" is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, at the MAC. It's the first opportunity for the public to see the 2012-13 Zags and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors...

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