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SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013

Vandals tumble 40-6 at North Texas

The first few minutes of Paul Petrino's debut as head coach and Chad Chalich's debut as a collegiate quarterback couldn't have gone better. Idaho marched down the field for a quick touchdown at North Texas, then recovered an onsides kick to get the ball back.…

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It's time to fly your flag 

A GRIP ON SPORTS An eight-month wait is over. The area's college football teams are in action today. Win or lose – and the three closest to us are underdogs – at least, as Garth used to say, it's game on. Read on.

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A Texas-flavored opener for Vandals

Idaho football fans will get the first taste of the Vandals' 2013 season -- and Paul Petrino's head-coaching career -- this evening in Denton, Texas. The Vandals clash with the North Texas Mean Grean, a Conference USA team that went 4-8 in 2012 and is…

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Game Day links from Corvallis

Ok, actually we're staying in a hotel in Salem - roughly an hour from Reser Stadium, but perhaps more if the Oregon Duck fans clog the freeway on their way south to Eugene. Maybe we'll take the back road, but what if all the Oregon…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Washington State coach Mike Leach walks on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Seattle. (Ted Warren / Associated Press)

Predicting WSU's final record

COUGARS FROM AUBURN -- Everyone loves predictions, except for the people who don't. If you are part of the latter group, don't read this. But if you want to see a few season predictions from folks who cover WSU -- myself included -- continue reading.

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Bo Jackson is one of many former Auburn players immortalized on posters around Jordan-Hare Stadium. (Photo by Christian Caple)

WSU at Auburn: Questions and Answers

COUGARS FROM AUBURN -- Being that this is the season opener, we decided we'd give you a little bonus and ask not one, but two Auburn beat writers a series of five questions. This week's kind guests are Brandon Marcello, who covers Auburn for,…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

My name is Jim Allen, and I'm a college football junkie. The signs were obvious yesterday as the clock moved toward 3 o'clock in The Spokesman-Review newsroom: my palms were sweaty and I was pacing in front of the TV, waiting for South Carolina and…

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A drive to 'Bama awaits 

COUGARS FROM ATLANTA -- Our pit stop in this fine Georgia city is almost over, because it's time to drive into Auburn to take a look around before Saturday's game. First, we have our usual links to get to, including coverage of the first Pac-12…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Indians' offense comes alive at right time

Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett called Thursday night's game his team's top offensive performance of the Northwest League season. Spokane, averaging 3.7 runs through its first 71 games, cobbled together a season-best 16 hits and also reached a season high for runs during a 12-3…

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CV Bears tight end Beau Byus, above left, lines up under the watchful eye of head coach Rick Giampietri. (Jesse Tinsley)

Prep football galore

The much anticipated football tab appeared in the newspaper today. If you're truly a fan it's a must purchase. Just bypass that tiny mocha for a day. Anyhow, if you want to see our work online, go here. Pictured above is Central Valley coach Rick…

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Vandals add point guard Dean

Glen Dean, a graduate transfer who played two years at Eastern Washington and last season at Utah, has joined the Idaho men's basketball program and will be eligble to play this season. Dean, a Seattle native, graduated at Utah and was able to transfer to…

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