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TUESDAY, DEC. 31, 2013

Gonzaga’s Ryan Edwards (25) struggles for a rebound with San Francisco’s Mark Tollefsen, left, and Cole Dickerson, right. (Jesse Tinsley)

Day after San Francisco

The Zags' injury list continues to grow, as does the list of players who have stepped up to replace the walking wounded. Drew Barham led Gonzaga with 15 points and nine boards and Gerard Coleman chipped in 10 points in a 69-41 rout of San…

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- A couple more Pac-12 teams had their bowl games on Monday, and while Oregon cruised past Texas, Arizona State was carved up by Texas Tech. In the paper we've got an update on sidelined WSU basketball player DaVonte Lacy and the info…

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MONDAY, DEC. 30, 2013

Short-handed Bulldogs rout USF

Gonzaga was down another starter -- Gary Bell Jr. is out 4-6 weeks with a broken right hand -- but the Bulldogs didn't miss a beat in thumping San Francisco 69-41 on Monday. Sam Dower Jr. (back) didn't play for the second straight game. Drew…

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DaVonte Lacy update

From Pullman -- Davonte Lacy is back from the hospital and his coaches say he's in good spirits. He even participated in Monday's practice, albeit as a manager for the WSU men's basketball team. "As of now he's up and about, he came home from…

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Mike Leach to appear on the Outdoor Channel

Washington State football coach Mike Leach will make a guest appearance on Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski on the Outdoor Channel. In the show Pawlawski, a former professional quarterback, and his guests venture into the wild to pursuit wild species. Former guests include Urban Meyer,…

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Well, maybe 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! Or are they? Read on.

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Monday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Pac-12 men's basketball coaches will have their first teleconference of the season tomorrow, and then will host them ever Tuesday thereafter, so look for some news out of that. There was a little news yesterday, as WSU Athletics provided some updated…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 29, 2013

Injured Sam Dower – in street clothes – passed to his Gonzaga Bulldogs teammates during pregame warmups on Saturday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Banged-up Zags face USF 

It's probably a good thing I don't predict WCC games because I would have gone 1-3 on opening night. I would have correctly predicted Gonzaga to defeat Santa Clara, but I would have taken BYU over LMU, Portland over USF and San Diego over Pepperdine.…

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton, center, had a career-high 21 points to lead the injury-plagued Bulldogs in scoring. (Jesse Tinsley)

Day after Santa Clara 

Back with my day-after post from Gonzaga's 74-60 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday. Here's my game story, Jesse Tinsley's photo gallery and John Blanchette's column. Another gamer from Vince Grippi working for AP. UPDATE: According to Gonzaga, junior guard Gary Bell Jr., who injured…

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Another year, a different look 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The Gonzaga Bulldogs reached unprecedented heights during last college basketball regular season. How unprecedented? How about No. 1 in the land? Hard to get any higher than that. But that was last season. In our what-have-you-done-for-us-lately culture, we put that away…

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The Washington State basketball team didn't learn until a couple hours before the game that they would be without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who is in the hospital recovering from appendicitis surgery. Fortunate, then, that the Cougars were playing Mississippi Valley State,…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 2013

Chiefs slip when faced with Ice

The Spokane Chiefs and Kootenay Ice completed a back-to-back, home-and-away series Saturday night at the Arena. Kootenay's 2-1 win avenged Spokane's 6-4 win at Cranbrook, British Columbia, on Friday night and gave the Ice a 2-1 lead in a season series that will ultimately include…

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Stockton and company defeat SCU

David Stockton scored a career-high 21 points, Kevin Pangos added 17 and Gonzaga received contributions from nearly everyone on its roster in a 74-60 win over Santa Clara on Saturday. My unedited game story is below. More tomorrow morning in my day-after post.

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Idaho collapses late in loss to Montana

Home games have been rare for Idaho this month, but it hasn't been a pleasant December for the Vandals at Cowan Spectrum. Just like it hasn't been a pleasant last few years against Montana. The Vandals suffered their second consecutive last-second home loss on Saturday…

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GU opens WCC campaign at home

Gonzaga begins the WCC season at home against Santa Clara tonight, and the Zags will follow that up with visits from USF on Monday, Saint Mary's on Thursday and Pacific next Saturday. Yes, it's an odd way to open the conference season. Just about every…

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Another Pac-12 team played its bowl game, yesterday, with Washington defeating BYU in San Francisco. The Huskies may have won the game, but they lost their star tight end, who will enter the NFL draft ... In basketball the Huskies beat Mississippi…

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