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UI falls to 0-2 for first time since 2006

Dominique Blackman was dynamite in his debut at quarterback, receiver Jahrie Level had a monster game and the Idaho defense stiffened at key times, but all this wasn't enough. The Vandals absorbed a 21-13 loss at Bowling Green on Saturday evening to drop to 0-2,…

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WSU 24, EWU 20: tale of the tape 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Someone asked in a chat the other day if I'd be giving out position grades on the blog after games, a la Vince Grippi pre-2011. Well, I'm not going to. But we do have a capsulated overview for you after the…

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Leach, Tuel play coy

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Move it along folks. Nothing to see here. That, predictably, was the tone of the response by coach Mike Leach and quarterback Jeff Tuel to questions about Tuel's apparent leg injury, which he suffered on the first play of the fourth…

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Tuel hurt as Cougs hang on 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Well, it wasn't easy. Or pretty. And the biggest concern at the moment is likely the health of Jeff Tuel, who left the game after taking a low hit on the first play of the fourth quarter and didn't return. Tuel…

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The view from the Martin Stadium press box on Sept. 8. (Christian Caple)

WSU notes on game day 

COUGARS FROM THE BIG OL' RENOVATED PRESS BOX -- It's even nicer in here with the furniture set up. Though Bud Withers would probably like it more if he'd been allowed to bring his iced coffee inside. We have thoughts and notes after the jump,…

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Vandals looking for a do-over

Can the Vandals reset 2012 and start all over again? That's not possible, of couse. But a win today against a solid Bowling Green team would put them at 1-1 and help most (or some) Vandal fans get over last week's ugly opener versus Eastern…

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Game day links, plus DISH deal 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Not only does today include Washington State's home opener against Eastern Washington. It also marks the beginning of a deal between the Pac-12 Networks and DISH, as announced by the conference early Saturday morning. More after the jump. (And with the…

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The showdown is finally here 

A GRIP ON SPORTS After months of watching a building materialize inch-by-inch on a web camera, today's the big day. Time for the big unveil. Washington State will host its first game in the rebuilt Martin Stadium this afternoon and the visitors from up U.S.…

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