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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

Today's links are the meatiest of the preseason, thanks mainly to our special football section, which was published today. Our college section focuses on program-building at WSU, Idaho and most importantly, Eastern. We also have story lines and a look at why Eastern's schedule is…

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Links before heading to Auburn 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Technically, we won't actually be in Alabama today. Just flying into Atlanta and staying the night there before heading into Auburn tomorrow. First, we have links to throw your way -- including our contribution to this season's football tab. Check it…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28, 2013

Indians suffer blow to playoff hopes

The Spokane Indians had an opportunity to improve their fading playoff chances on Wednesday, but their 4-2 loss to Everett at Avista Stadium made their mission tougher. The Indians' shot at winning the Northwest League North Division's second-half title is all but gone, as Everett…

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Kichton signs 3-year deal with Winnipeg

Former Spokane Chiefs captain Brenden Kichton signed a three-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Kichton was the Western Hockey League's defenseman of the years last season. He was previously drafted by the New York Islanders but didn't sign. Read story

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It's almost here 

A GRIP ON SPORTS College football season is almost upon us, which gives me mixed feelings. Of course, I love the games. Week after week of down-to-the wire action, emotion, great plays, grating missed calls, the fans, the players, pageantry, pathos. College football has everything.…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

There are lots of links leading up to Eastern Wasington's opener Saturday at No. 25 Oregon State, including my story on the Eastern players' workmanlike attitude toward the game, an Oregonian sportswriter's reference to this as a "bodybag" game and a piece on the Beavers'…

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Live chat today, plus WSU links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- If you have any lingering questions about WSU as it prepares to begin the season in Auburn, you can get them out of your system at 1 p.m. today during our weekly live chat. Until then, you'll have to settle for…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013

Indians can reach playoffs with solid finish

The final six regular-season games of the Northwest League season begin Wednesday, and the 35-35 Spokane Indians can make the playoffs by getting hot against the Everett AquaSox. Spokane could possibly win the North Division title, but its best chance could be finishing with a…

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WSU practices, Leach, Breske speak

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It was a standard Tuesday practice for Washington State, which continues to prepare for an up-tempo style of play in Auburn on Saturday. Afterward, coach Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske addressed the media. Read on for notes and such.

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Stolen Morrison rings found

Burglars broke into Adam Morrison's parents' home recently and among the items taken were Morrison's three WCC championship rings. Two of the three rings have been located but the third remains missing. Three suspects have been arrested. Morrison will be a student assistant coach with…

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Notes from Leach on Pac-12 call

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- There is no greater indication that a new season of college football is upon us than the 2013 debut of the Pac-12 coaches teleconference. The first one is in the books. Here are some notes from Mike Leach's segment.

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Few surprises on WSU depth chart

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Hey, there's an official depth chart out. It's listed below. As expected, Connor Halliday is listed by himself as the starting quarterback. The defense looks exactly how I expected. The only relatively mild surprise is true freshman River Cracraft being listed…

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Eastern and Big Sky links 

I'll be at practice later today, but in the meantime, here are some links: First, Oregon State has named Sean Mannion as the starting quarterback for Saturday's opener against Eastern Washington. ... Also from the Oregonian, writer Ken Goe decries what he calls "body bag"…

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Looking at Auburn (and Jeff Tuel) 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Hard to believe Washington State will practice just twice more before departing for Auburn (though they will hold a closed practice on Friday). One of those sessions is later this afternoon, at 3:30, and we'll pass along anything noteworthy afterward. For…

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

First look: WSU at Auburn

Washington State at Auburn Time: 4 p.m. PDT Saturday, Jordan-Hare Stadium TV: ESPNU Records: WSU (3-9, 1-8 in Pac-12 in 2012); Auburn (3-9, 0-8 in SEC in 2012) Last time: Auburn defeated WSU in Auburn, 40-14, in 2006 The line: Auburn by 151/2 What it…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Is it really game week? Must be, because Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin told his players just that after Saturday's scrimmage. In case you missed it, here's my story from that scrimmage. I'm off today, but will be back at practices Tuesday and Wednesday, then…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013


SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013

WSU looking for long-snappers

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State practiced for a little more than an hour and a half earlier this afternoon, and we have a few notes to pass along from that session. We also have some interesting comments from coach Mike Leach about an ad…

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Perkins commits to Gonzaga

Gonzaga's 2014 class got a huge boost Saturday morning when Josh Perkins, ranked in the top 30 by several recruiting services, announced his intention to play for the Bulldogs. Perkins made his announcement on KUSA, a television station in his hometown of Denver. More below…

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