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THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

BYU comes to McCarthey

West Coast Conference coaches, in their preseason poll, selected Brigham Young as the team to beat during the 2012-13 season. Right behind BYU in the poll was eight-time conference champion Gonzaga. The teams will meet in 20 minutes at McCarthey Athletic Center. BYU is 3-0…

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Did anything happen yesterday? 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- If you picked yesterday to stay in bed all day with your phone, television and Internet turned off, you've got a lot of catching up to do. You're also our target audience this morning. Sort of. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013


Rockets tie club mark as Chiefs fall 5-3

The Kelowna Rockets registered their 18th consecutive home win on Wednesday with a 5-3 Western Hockey League decision over the Spokane Chiefs. Kelowna led 4-0 when the Chiefs scored three goals in less than 8 minutes of the third period. The teams meet again Friday…

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Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk dunks home two of his team-high 31 points. The junior also had eight rebounds. (Colin Mulvany)

Olynyk changes body, game

I've only covered Gonzaga for five years, but I've followed the Bulldogs to some degree since the late 1990s. I can't think of a Zag that has changed his body or his game more than junior forward Kelly Olynyk. Gone is the skinny, perimeter oriented…

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Idaho legend Anderson dies at 82

Wayne Anderson, a former player, coach, and assistant athletic director at Idaho and charter member of the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame, died Wednesday at the age of 82. We have more below on the Spokane native's passing.

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First-place BYU will visit Gonzaga

BYU, riding a nine-game winning streak, will make its annual appearance at sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night as Gonzaga (13-5, 3-1) seeks to hand the Cougars their first West Coast Conference loss of the season. Read story

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Zags hit refresh button 

Ah, the things you learn at Gonzaga media day. Classes for spring semester started Tuesday and Kevin Pangos offered a glimpse at his courses. "I've got yoga, again," Pangos said. "I'm a phys ed major so I've got some tough ones -- anatomy, physiology." Beyond…

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WSU, Utah set to face off

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's Wednesday -- news, I know -- which means another couple of games in the Pac-12. Washington State plays one of them. You'd know this if you checked the schedule. Come on, people. Read on.

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TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013


Saint Mary's reacts to win over Gonzaga

Saint Mary's women's basketball coach Paul Thomas talks about the Gaels' 54-51 West Coast Conference home win over Gonzaga last week. The Gaels also defeated Gonzaga last season at GU. Saint Mary's, Brigham Young and Gonzaga figure to battle to the end for this year's…

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Portland's Jones tops rankings

Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks led the rankings Tuesday when the NHL Central Scouting Services released its midterm report for the upcoming entry draft. Spokane Chiefs fans can see Jones in action on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25 at the Arena. The Winterhawks are…

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WSU ready to get back at it 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- With the Pac-12's modified basketball schedule this season, there's even less time than before to simmer over a Saturday loss/celebrate an important win. For WSU this week, that's a good thing. Read on.

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MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

You'll get no answers here 

A GRIP ON SPORTS The word "why" was uttered a lot around the Grippi household yesterday. There were the "whys" when the Hawks eschewed an early field goal and tried fullback Michael Robinson on a fourth-and-1 at the goal line. There was a "why" followed…

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Monday links from WSU

COUGARS PULLMAN -- We've arrived back in Pullman after a long day of flying -- and of disobeying FAA regulations in order to follow the heartbreaking finish of the Seahawks' game -- and have just a few links for you on a Monday. Read on.

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