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MONDAY, DEC. 16, 2013



WSU bowl rewind: 1992 Copper Bowl 

It was a Pac-12 pre-union of sorts when No. 18 Washington State took on Utah, then of the Western Athletic Conference. While Hawaii and Fresno State were the class of the WAC at the time, Utah (6-5, 4-4 WAC) was returning to postseason play for…

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Kupp is FCS freshman of the year

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp has won the Jerry Rice Award given to the top freshman in the Football Championshp Subdivision, The Sports Network announced this morning. The award will be presented later today at The Sports Network's FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation in…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington is in the FCS semifinals partly because of some clutch plays against Jacksonville State. Here is our follow-up story, along with a preview of tonight's FCS awards in Philadelphia. I'll be standing by tonight with a story on the awards. Meanwhile, the Eastern…

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Monday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team has just one more day in Pullman before heading south for the New Mexico Bowl. It'll be a business trip for the Cougars, but they're looking to have some fun as well ... Maybe as much fun…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013

WSU bowl rewind: 1988 Aloha Bowl

The video below, courtesy of wazzulibrary on YouTube, is not of the 1988 Aloha Bowl, but of WSU's win over Tennessee that season. Head coach Dennis Erickson led WSU to an 8-3 record and a No. 18 ranking in the Associated Press college football bowl.…

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Gonzaga's Gary Bell, Jr. puts up a shot against South Alabama's Antoine Allen in the first half. (Associated Press)

Day after South Alabama

Early wake-up call and an early flight so we'll get right to it. Here’s my game story from GU’s sluggish 68-59 win over South Alabama in Seattle. Here’s the AP report, another in the Seattle Times. Gonzaga attempted to schedule Ohio State in its annual…

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Sunday morning links

From Pullman -- In the paper today we have a story on WSU's new weight room, and what it could mean for players and recruits ... In yesterday's Bowl Rewind we took a look at the 1981 Holiday Bowl against BYU ... The Cougars went…

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Chiefs reach 20-win mark

The Spokane Chiefs became the ninth team in the 22-team Western Hockey League to collect its 20th win on Saturday night by dispatching the Prince George Cougars 6-3. Four of those teams have exactly 20 wins, so the Chiefs are essentially tied for sixth in…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2013

Zags hold off Jags, 68-59

Gonzaga dominated the first 10 minutes and squirmed for the better part of the last 30, holding on for a 68-59 win over South Alabama on Saturday at KeyArena. Gary Bell Jr., from nearby Kent, had 20 points. My unedited game story is below. More…

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Dean, Hill help Idaho edge Portland State

Once again, it was Idaho's backcourt that carried the Vandals offensively. And this time, the guards' contributions were enough to propel UI to a 76-75 win at Portland State on Saturday night. Point guard Glen Dean poured in 26 points and shooting guard Connor Hill…

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WSU bowl rewind: 1981 Holiday Bowl 

Video courtesy of wazzulibrary on YouTube. After a 50-year bowl drought, the Cougars returned to postseason play with the 1981 Holiday Bowl played against BYU. Coach Jim Walden led Washington State to an 8-2-1 record, and the Cougars were ranked No. 20 by the Associated…

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- After taking Thursday off from practice, the Cougars took to the field on Friday and we've got a report ... We continue our WSU bowl rewind with a look at the 1931 Rose Bowl ... A number of recruits are in town…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013

Friday WSU practice report

From Pullman -- Once again the Cougars practiced late at night on Friday because of finals, and indoors because of the snow on the ground. But the day wasn't done when practice ended for the WSU football players. According to the recruiting websites, a whole…

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