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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012


Pac-12 pick 'em, week 6 10 

As usual, make your picks straight-up and against the spread. Southern California at Utah (Thursday; USC by 13.5) Arizona at Stanford (Stanford by 9) WSU at Oregon State (OSU by 15.5) UCLA at California (UCLA by 2.5) Washington at Oregon (Oregon by 24)

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EWU and Big Sky links

Summer is really over in the Inland Northwest. That was especially true in Cheney, where the Eagles practiced in cold, gusty wind to prepare for Saturday's game against North Dakota. The Eagles have a few injuries (see story above), but so does North Dakota. Also,...

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Live chat today, mid-week links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Later this afternoon -- at 1 p.m., for those of you interested in details -- we'll be chatting on the blog, as we usually do. But now, we'll be passing along links, like we usually do. So read on, like you...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

Breske talks OSU after practice

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Admittedly, the highlight of Tuesday's practice wasn't actually Tuesday's practice. It was Mike Leach talking for 10 minutes afterward about renowned artist Jackson Pollock -- a fellow native of Cody, Wyo. -- and his impact on abstract expressionism in the United...

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Early sunsets and late starts 12 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As fall begins to take hold around the Inland Northwest (there are more than a few leaves turning in our back yard) and the mornings become cooler, we can only look forward with anticipation of a 7:30 p.m. football game in...

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EWU and Big Sky links

Eagle fans are still enjoying the glow of Saturday's win over Montana, and the honors are pouring in for that one, but coaches and players are hard at work preparing for North Dakota. I will be at practice later today, but here's an early look...

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Notes, a first look and links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Before jumping on the Pac-12 coaches call and heading out to practice later this afternoon, we pause in this late evening hour to pass along some links. We hope you pause in your early-morning hours to read them.

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012


Point guard Ikenna Iroegbu commits to WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It appears Washington State has landed a future point guard. Ikenna Iroegbu, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, tweeted this afternoon that he gave a verbal commitment today to play basketball for WSU next season. Just committed...

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Mondays with Mike Leach, part 1

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Mike Leach held court for 32 minutes today, discussing his team's performance against Oregon, Connor Halliday's progression, and the difference between film study nowadays and a few years ago. A transcript of the first half or so of his press conference...

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Akey on UNC, independent scheduling

Idaho football coach Robb Akey said this morning the winless Vandals have “washed away” a 66-0 loss to North Carolina. At the same time, he’s glad that Idaho is now “playing WAC conference people,” a reference to Saturday’s conference opener with New Mexico State at...

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My throat is tight as I type this 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Watching a sporting event like the Ryder Cup takes an investment. An investment of time, lots of time. There are matches all day Friday, all day Saturday and then most of the day on Sunday. But the investment is worth it,...

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Mid-season Monday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Can you believe that after Washington State plays Oregon State five days from now, the season will officially be at its midway point? Well, it will be for the Cougars, anyway. It's always midseason at SportsLink, so read on for our...

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