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SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013

Eastern and Big Sky links

So, fellow parents, when your kid goes out for his "21-er" with his friends, did you lose a few hours' sleep until he made it safely home? Yeah, I thought so, and so did I last night, which is why this blog is a bit…

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Football is one week away 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- One week from today, you'll wake up, plant yourself on the couch and watch football until there isn't any to watch anymore. Or until WSU's game at Auburn is over. Yes, we're at the one-week mark, and yes, we have links…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

Indians rally with runs in ninth, 10th

The Spokane Indians improved their playoff chances Friday night by breaking through in the ninth and 10th innings for a 6-5 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils to complete a three-game Northwest League series at Avista Stadium. Spokane, in danger of falling two games off…

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Bob Robertson moving over, but not out 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Here's a short story we filed for tomorrow's newspaper about a change in WSU's radio broadcast team. ... Legendary broadcaster Bob Robertson isn’t leaving Washington State’s radio booth, but there will be someone else calling play-by-play during football games this season.…

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EWU and Big Sky links

I couldn't make it to Eagle football practice on Thursday because of, well, Eagle football. First, there was our live chat (here's the transcript), but mostly I had to finish my stories for next week's special football section (That comes next Thursday, so watch for…

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WSU shifting to Auburn prep 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Eight days remain until Washington State kicks off the 2013 season in the deep south. The Cougars will begin Auburn-specific preparations in earnest this weekend. We'll be there, but for now, we're here. With links.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 22, 2013

Indians drop out of first place

There must be better ways to make a playoff run than the Spokane Indians have shown during the last week. Thursday night's 7-2 loss to the Tri-City Dust Devils gave the Indians a 2-5 record for their current homestand, which ends Friday night at Avista…

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Thursday Night Football at WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- With this being Washington State's mock game week, the Cougars' scout-team players had a chance for the first time this season to participate in coach Mike Leach's "Thursday Night Football" scrimmage at the end of practice. We also have a few…

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Shadle Park QB Brett Rypien, who set several GSL passing records last season, hopes an improved running game will add balance. (DAN PELLE PHOTOS)

Rypien sees himself throwing less

Wednesday was the first day Washington high school football teams could practice. We caught up with Shadle Park junior quarterback Brett Rypien (pictured above). He told us that for the Highlanders to be as successful as they want this year, he needs to throw less…

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Petrino: I know who will start at QB

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino won't announce who will start at quarterback for the Vandals in their season opener at North Texas. But he said after practice Thursday morning that he and the team know who will start, and so does "anyone who's around" practice…

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WCC explanation on Gonzaga's schedule

The WCC released the conference schedule earlier this week and it raised eyebrows, particularly at Gonzaga and Portland. Scheduling is never simple, but it figured to get easier with a 10-team model (with the addition of Pacific) and the return of travel partners. The Zags…

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Eastern and Big Sky links 

Here's this morning's story on the Eastern linebackers, which includes the finalized TV schedule. Also, don't forget today's live chat, right here at noon. Now, on with the links: lots of storylines out of the Oregon State camop, courtesy of the Oregonian. ...Montana QB Jordan…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

Chiefs need to answer questions at camp

Yes, the weather forecast calls for temperatures near 90 degrees, but there's ice at the Arena in preparation for the Spokane Chiefs' four-day fall camp. The practice sessions and scrimmages will feature around 70 players on three teams, starting Thursday and continuing Friday and Saturday.…

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WSU preparing for up-tempo Auburn

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Preparations rolled on for the Cougars on Wednesday, as the first-team defense continued to prepare for an up-tempo offense with a mobile quarterback. We have a few more notes after the jump, so keep reading.

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