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SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 2013

Zags fall to Wildcats, 72-62 

Good evening from icy/snowy Wichita. The Bulldogs didn't enjoy their trip here, losing to Kansas State 72-62 and playing the final 24 minutes without forward Sam Dower Jr., who took a nasty fall late in the first half. UPDATE: According to GU, X-rays on Dower…

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Eastern Washington Eagles running back Quincy Forte (22) lays on the red turf after his Eagle football team fell to Towson 35-31, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Towson defeats EWU

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered Towson's victory over EWU, 35-31, in the college football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Cheney, Wash. Check out his big picture story!

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WSU bowl rewind: 2003 Holiday Bowl

We've come to our final bowl rewind, the 2003 Holiday Bowl. Coach Bill Doba and No. 15 WSU upset Mack Brown's No. 5 Texas Longhorns. Each team scored a touchdown in the first half, with the Longhorns starting things off on Cedric Benson's 12-yard touchdown…

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New Mexico Bowl: the pick 

From Albuquerque -- Less than three hours until kickoff here at University Stadium. We've spent the week watching practice, speaking with coaches and players from both teams, and enjoying the fine Southwest cuisine. After all that, I think I'm ready to make a prediction. I'll…

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Eastern playoff links

The first thing I did this morning was look out the window - no snow on the South Hill since Friday evening. That's just one of many factors that could play into today's semifinal between Eastern Washington and Towson. The winner will play North Dakota…

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Bowl-drought ending Pac-12 links 

From Albuquerque -- The day is finally here. In five short hours, WSU's decade-long bowl drought will finally be in that over. A lot has happened in that decade. Coaches have come and gone, control of the House of Representatives, Senate, and Presidency have all…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

Vandals survive against Idaho State

More than a month into the season, Idaho finally has back-to-back wins. The Vandals held off Idaho State 69-65 in Boise after the Bengals -- a future Big Sky opponent -- nearly erased a 10-point deficit in final 3 minutes. Idaho (6-6), which had yet…

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WSU bowl rewind: 2003 Rose Bowl

Video courtesy of huff99 on YouTube. The talent on the field in Pasadena in 2003 was truly exceptional. No. 7 WSU boasted future NFL players such as Devard Darling, Hamza Abdullah, Marcus Trufant and others, while No. 8 Oklahoma would have four players picked in…

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Zags, Wildcats tangle in Wichita

Gonzaga is back on the road for its fourth trip -- Maui, West Virginia, Seattle and now Wichita to take on Kansas State on Saturday afternoon. It won't be an easy task. The Wildcats have won five straight and rank among the nation's best defensively.…

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Eastern sports chat replay

Here is the full transcript of our live chat from Thursday. Spokesman-Review beat writer Jim Allen is answering questions: Jim: Let's talk Eastern sports! Ryan_31088: Ok, I'll ask the first question. What's the health situation for both teams? Jim: Hello, Ryan. Eastern is healthy, apart…

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The drought ends Saturday 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's been a long time. A really long time. But tomorrow morning Washington State University football fans can root for their team in a bowl game. What has the last decade meant? Read on.

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington is running the ball with authority - and with the authority of head coach Beau Baldwin, whose tailback-by-committee approach is paying big dividends in the playoffs. The biggest beneficiary is tailback Quincy Forte, who appreciates what his teammates have done. More links after…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Albuquerque -- Thursday was eventful for the Cougars, who regained the services of defensive end Kalafitoni Pole ... It was eventful for us on SportsLink as well, as we hosted a live WSU chat ... The Cougars will hope for another big game from…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2013

WSU bowl rewind: 2001 Sun Bowl

Video courtesy of Kristopher Jones on YouTube. The 2001 Sun Bowl featured Mike Price's No. 13 Washington State against unranked Purdue, coached by Joe Tiller. The Cougars, 9-2, had already beaten No. 9 UCLA in Pullman and No. 23 Stanford in Palo Alto. Purdue began…

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Nunez adds to GU frontcourt

Angel Nunez, who transferred from Louisville roughly a year ago, is now eligible and provides another option for Gonzaga's frontcourt heading into Saturday's game vs. Kansas State in Wichita. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Nunez talked about what he hopes to add to the program -- coach…

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