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TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012

Demetri Goodson, right, started 68 of 69 games in his last two seasons with Gonzaga's basketball team. (Dan Pelle)

Goodson thriving at Baylor

When players have left Gonzaga's program over the years -- and there have been plenty of them -- 95 percent of the comments I hear are from Zags fans worried that the player will turn into a star elsewhere and come back to haunt GU.…

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It's a late-summer lull

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's a Tuesday in late September. The baseball pennant races involve teams other than those we have a vested interest in. The college football season has really yet to hit full stride and the NFL, well it just started. So what…

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EWU and the Big Sky

It's time for conference play in the Big Sky. Here are a few links to get the week going. First one reason Montana State is so successful is the Bobcats' ability to score in the red zone. ... Meanwhile, EWU's next opponent, Weber State ranks…

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A busy Tuesday starts with links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- With a Pac-12 coaches conference call in the morning and Washington State practicing in the afternoon, it's another busy Tuesday. But that doesn't mean you don't have time for our morning spin around the Pac-12. Read on.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012

WSU depth chart, week 4 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State's week 4 depth chart is out, and there are a few changes. -- The "or" is back between Jeff Tuel and Connor Halliday at quarterback. -- Justin Sagote is now listed as the starter at WILL linebacker over Chester…

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Mondays with Mike Leach

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Mike Leach spoke with reporters for about 17 minutes today on a wide range of subjects, including his thoughts on a potential Pac-12-mandated injury report, and his favorite pirates. You'll have to look elsewhere for the pirate stuff, but we have…

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And the hits just keep on coming 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a big hit for the Seahawks on Sunday. It was delivered by Golden Tate on a Top Pot maple bar two hours after Seattle's 27-7 dismantling of the Dallas Cowboys. What, that's not the one everyone was talking about…

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Another Monday and more links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Have a case of the Mondays? Of course you don't, because I reckon you'd get your rear kicked saying something like that. Yeah, that's an Office Space reference. And these are links. Read on.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012

Late kickoff for WSU vs. Oregon 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State announced Sunday that its Sept. 29 game against Oregon at CenturyLink Field in Seattle will kick off at 7:30 p.m., and will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2. It will be the Cougars' third game on ESPN this…

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Big Sky links

And what did I do during the Eagles' bye week? Watched college football from my couch, of course. Too bad Weber State wasn't on the tube, but we'll be catching up with the Wildcats this week. Weber, which hosts EWU on Saturday, is 0-3, losing…

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Reviewing a high-scoring Saturday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Keeping with the weekend's Las Vegas theme, we'll call Saturday a good time to have bet the "over." There were high, lopsided scores all over the place, including the game featuring Washington State's next opponent. Read on.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012

Three observations after UI fades at LSU

Idaho receiver Najee Lovett summed up Saturday night's 63-14 loss to LSU this way on his Twitter account: "We had death valley silent for two quarters." It's hard to imagine the 92,177 at Tiger Stadium being completely silent, but the Vandals did make the game…

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Links from a WSU win 

COUGARS FROM LAS VEGAS -- We're flying back to Spokane shortly after this post goes live, so this is going to be brief because it's late and we're tired. But here are your morning-after links following WSU's 35-27 win over UNLV.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012

WSU 35, UNLV 27: tale of the tape 

COUGARS FROM LAS VEGAS -- For the second consecutive week, Washington State escaped with a closer-than-it-should-have-been victory. But this one came against a considerably weaker opponent than Eastern Washington. We have our capsulated look at the game after the jump.

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