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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013



A few WSU links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State's spring game is behind it, but the Cougars won't complete their spring practice schedule until later tonight. One more workout remains. First, we have a smattering of links, so keep reading.

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EWU special teams seek consistency

This is the last of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: special teams. Something special happened at Roos Field on Oct. 6, something Eastern fans hadn’t seen in 18 games: a kickoff return for an Eagle touchdown. But Shaquille Hill’s 99-yard return against...

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MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013




Eastern Washington's T.J. Lee, right, intercepts a ball intended for Washington State's Dominique Williams (80) in the fourth quarter Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at Martin Stadium at WSU.  The Cougars won 24-20. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

EWU secondary is deep, talented 

This is the seventh of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the defensive backs. It’s been year of surprises – most of them pleasant – for the Eastern Washington secondary. Tighter pass defense last season, the rise of several younger players and the...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013


Day after the spring game 

COUGARS FROM SPOKANE -- Only one spring practice remains before WSU heads into the next phase of its offseason. For now, we look back at yesterday's spring game with the following links.

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EWU linebacker Ronnie Hamlin is charged up during second-half rally.

Hamlin leads rebuilding EWU linebackers

This is the sixth of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the linebackers. The questions at linebacker at Eastern Washington are already being answered, some from the back of the room. First there’s redshirt freshman Miquiyah Zamora, last seen redshirting last fall as...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013



A hard-earned reward 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It was an announcement everyone expected but most Gonzaga fans hoped wouldn't happen. Kelly Olynyk is bypassing his senior year of eligibility and heading to the NBA. But guess what? The system worked. Read on.

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EWU defensive line steps up

This is the fifth of an eight-part look at Eastern Washington spring football: the defensive line. One good reason the Eastern Washington defensive line got better last November? April. “Spring ball, I look at as a time to develop depth,” defensive line coach Ryan Sawyer...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013







Kelly Olynyk led the way for the Gonzaga big men, finishing with 14 points – highlighted by this razzle-dazzle dunk – and seven rebounds. (Colin Mulvany)

Olynyk declaring for NBA Draft

Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk has decided to bypass his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Olynyk, who turned 22 on Friday, averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks as a junior. He made 63 percent of his...

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Shock back on the road

Spokane, facing its fourth road game in five weeks, will try to maintain its hold on the West Division lead tonight against San Jose at HP Pavilion. The Shock (4-0) beat Arizona (3-1) last Friday to take over the top spot alone. San Jose is...

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