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FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 2013



Pochiro gives lift to Prince George

The Prince George Cougars will make their second and final stop in Spokane this Western Hockey League season on Saturday night. The Chiefs defeated the Cougars 5-2 on Nov. 15. PG forward Zach Pochiro is featured in this article. Read story

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WSU bowl rewind: 1931 Rose Bowl 

Video courtesy of wazzulibrary on YouTube. As part of the build up to Washington State's showdown with Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, we're going to take a brief look every day at one of the Cougars' previous bowl appearances. Today we kickoff the…

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Deone Bucannon racks up honors

Video courtesy of WSU Athletics Deone Bucannon has been a force for the Cougars at safety for four years. This season he lead the team in tackles with 109, forced fumbles with three, and his five interceptions are tied with Damante Horton for the team…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

A big reason for Eastern Washington's football success is the offensive line, which includes senior guard Brandon Murphy. Here's our feature, and a transcript from yesterday's live chat. We also have a look at the Eastern men's basketball team going into Sunday's game against UC-Irvine.…

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Friday morning WSU links 

From Pullman -- The Cougars didn't practice yesterday but will return to the field this afternoon. My story in today's paper focuses on how the Washington State's coaches have used the bowl practices up to get extra time with young players and improve for next…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12, 2013

Idaho's Rehkow named All-American 

Idaho freshman Austin Rehkow, who starred at Central Valley High, was selected as a first-team punter on the Walter Camp All-America team on Thursday. Rehkow, the nation's leader in punting average this season at 47.8 yards, became just one of eight freshmen to be honored…

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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski won’t be the big man on campus tonight. (Associated Press)

Karnowski shows signs of growth

The big man has made some big and small steps forward. Przemek Karnowski is coming off his best game as a Zag -- 19 points and 13 rebounds -- and seems to be improving on several other fronts. More on PK below, also an update…

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Former West Valley High basketball standout Shaniqua Nilles is fighting for playing time at Gonzaga. (GU Athletics)

Gonzaga women rolling

Coming into the 1 p.m. Saturday showdown with No. 6 Stanford, the No. 23 Gonzaga women’s basketball team has all the marks of a good team that has yet to find it’s true identity. Despite off nights Tuesday against Wisconsin for Haiden Palmer (6 points,…

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WSU bowl rewind: 1916 Rose Bowl 

Video courtesy of Tom Benjey on YouTube. As part of the build up to Washington State's showdown with Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, we're going to take a brief look every day at one of the Cougars' previous bowl appearances. Today we kickoff…

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Eastern playoff links

The Jacksonville State football coaches are trying to prepare for Eastern Washington, but it's not easy, as our story shows ... We can talk about that and more in today's live chat, right here at noon. ... Eagle defensive coordinator John Graham is a finalist…

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Just nine more days until the Cougars take on Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl, which means Washington State needs to make the most of its extra practice time. The upperclassmen are now spending all of practice with the younger players…

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

Wednesday WSU practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars had a 9 p.m. practice today to accomodate the players' finals schedules, and they will take tomorrow off. It was also the first bowl practice that the veteran players fully participated in, as WSU coaches devoted the first few to…

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Chiefs prefer certain parts of U.S.

With the Western Hockey League season closing in on its halfway point, the U.S. Division has proven to be, by far, the best of the four divisions. All five teams have winning records. Through Wednesday, the teams' order in the standings is: Portland, Everett, Seattle,…

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Gildan New Mexico Bowl Press Conference

The Gildan New Mexico Bowl held its opening press conference today with coach Mike Leach of Washington State and Jim McElwain of Colorado State. Video and audio of the press conference were not available online, and it was not televised or on the radio, but…

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Kevin Pangos, shooting over Gary Browne in the first half, hit three 3-pointers during a decisive 13-0 run for Gonzaga on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Day after West Virginia

There was one constant throughout the many ups and downs Gonzaga experienced before rallying for an 80-76 road win over West Virginia: Przemek Karnowski. With Sam Dower Jr. in foul trouble and the Bulldogs' offense sputtering, the 7-foot-1 center provided scoring, rebounding, a defensive presence…

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