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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

Wednesday WSU practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars had a 9 p.m. practice today to accomodate the players' finals schedules, and they will take tomorrow off. It was also the first bowl practice that the veteran players fully participated in, as WSU coaches devoted the first few to…

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Chiefs prefer certain parts of U.S.

With the Western Hockey League season closing in on its halfway point, the U.S. Division has proven to be, by far, the best of the four divisions. All five teams have winning records. Through Wednesday, the teams' order in the standings is: Portland, Everett, Seattle,…

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Gildan New Mexico Bowl Press Conference

The Gildan New Mexico Bowl held its opening press conference today with coach Mike Leach of Washington State and Jim McElwain of Colorado State. Video and audio of the press conference were not available online, and it was not televised or on the radio, but…

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Kevin Pangos, shooting over Gary Browne in the first half, hit three 3-pointers during a decisive 13-0 run for Gonzaga on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Day after West Virginia

There was one constant throughout the many ups and downs Gonzaga experienced before rallying for an 80-76 road win over West Virginia: Przemek Karnowski. With Sam Dower Jr. in foul trouble and the Bulldogs' offense sputtering, the 7-foot-1 center provided scoring, rebounding, a defensive presence…

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Eastern playoff links

Another team, another challenge. For No. 3 Eastern Washington, it comes this week in the form of Jacksonville State running back DaMarcus James and the Gamecocks' zone-read offense. Here's our story, along with previews from Eastern and from JSU, plus JSU stats. Here's a story…

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Plenty of WSU news today as we've got stories on the seniors who are continuing to add to their legacy on the football team, a notebook on why the Cougars basketball practice are extra intense this week, and blog posts looking at…

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