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SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 2013


Notes from WSU's first scrimmage

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- Turns out Washington State got out of Lewiston just in time -- a thunderstorm rolled in toward the end of practice, and lightning could be seen in the distance during interviews. No matter. The Lewiston Experience is in the books, WSU…

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Arizona ends Spokane's season

The Spokane Shock finally shook the slow starts from their previous three games that they'd overcome with huge second halves. This time it was Spokane that started fast but was run over in the final 30 minutes. Make that 31 minutes or so as Arizona…

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WSU ready to scrimmage

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The Lewiston Experience will come to an end later this afternoon for the Washington State football team, as the Cougars will scrimmage before departing Sacajawea Junior High School. We have some links to start your day.

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SATURDAY, AUG. 10, 2013


Day 9 is a short one for WSU

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- It was about 2:40 p.m. when Washington State huddled to begin practice with its bull-in-the-ring drill. And it was about 3:42 p.m. when they huddled again to signify the end of practice. There isn't a whole lot to pass along, but…

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Petrino on first scrimmage

The Idaho football team scrimmaged for just over two hours Saturday morning and early afternoon, and that was after 30 minutes of warm-ups and position drills. It was a long day in the heat. Afterward, first-year coach Paul Petrino met with reporters. The full transcript…

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Shock, Rattlers one more time

Spokane-Arizona, volume 3.The first two games were among the most anticipated of the 2013 AFL season and tonight's showdown will be the game of the year -- until next week. Tonight's winner moves on to the ArenaBowl, where they'll be favored against the Jacksonville-Philadelphia winner.…

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Celebrating the fond memories 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a time when I used to love watching the explosions in the sky brought on by a thunderstorm. But that was before we opened our home to a Great Dane who thinks the noise is someone out to punish…

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EWU and Big Sky links

So how are the 19 football players from eastern Washington doing at Eastern Washington University? Just fine, thanks. Here's my story, which stretches the word "local" all the way to the Cascades, which isn't another excuse to interview Cooper Kupp. Other Eagle opponents were busy…

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WSU links to start your weekend

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The finish line is in sight as the Washington State football team approaches the final days of its Lewiston Experience. Today's practice will start at 3 p.m., like usual, though it was originally scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Keep that…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2013

Day 8 in the books for WSU

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- Temperatures threatened to reach 100 degrees here today, but a nice cloud cover rolled in and it was relatively pleasant by the time Washington State wrapped up its eighth practice of camp. We have a few notes and details after the…

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EWU and Big Sky links

Before I head out for Day 3 of fall camp in Cheney, here's my report from Day 2, focusing on the offensive line, along with an interview with senior center Ashton Miller. There's plenty more to report from the media covering Eastern's opponents. Read on:

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Friday WSU camp links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's Friday, which only means there are three practices left for Washington State in Lewiston. OK, so it means other things, too, but none of them relevant in this space. Read on for links around the conference.

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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013


WSU ditches pads on Day 7

COUGARS FROM LEWISTON -- It was a bit of a lighter day for Washington State on Thursday, because the Cougars weren't in full pads and only practiced until about 4:40 or so. But there was still some spirited action, which we detail below.

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Meyer, Tennell make All-AFL first-team offense

I wrote about the Spokane-Arizona AFL rivalry in today's paper. Here's the article on one of the AFL's best rivalries. The league continues to announce All-AFL honors. On Wednesday, the first- and second-team offense was released and Spokane’s Erik Meyer and Adron Tennell made first-team.…

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EWU and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington opened fall camp, and here's my report on the always-high expectations and how the Eagles handle them. I also posted a post-practice blog that includes uncut videos of interviews with head coach Beau Baldwin and quarterback Vernon Adams. And if you're not on…

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Thursday WSU camp links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Four more practices await the Washington State football team before it departs Lewiston. We continue documenting The Lewiston Experience with some links to our coverage, as well as around the Pac-12.

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