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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 2013

Men's basketball: WSU 80, SFSU 50

From Albuquerque -- The Washington State men's basketball team cruised to an 80-50 win over San Francisco State on Wednesday in an, ahem, neutral arena. Kennewick was once again kind to the Cougars, who won by the largest margin since the last time they headed…

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WSU's Pole sent home for academic reasons 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Washington State defensive end Kalafitoni Pole is academically ineligible and will not play in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, the Spokesman-Review learned Wednesday evening. After traveling with the team to New Mexico on Tuesday, Pole was sent home once the team learned of…

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WSU bowl rewind: 1998 Rose Bowl

Video courtesy of jcbakkar on YouTube. Mike Price and the Cougars returned to the postseason following the 1997 season. With ultra-talented quarterback Ryan Leaf at the helm of WSU's offense, the Cougars were 10-1 and ranked No. 8 in the country. Their opponent in Pasadena…

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Kelowna moves up to No. 2

The Kelowna Rockets, who have the best record (28-3-0-2) in the Western Hockey League following a 12-game winning streak, moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in this week's Canadian Hockey League Top 10 poll. The Rockets, on the list for nine weeks, trail only…

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Kupp named first-team All-American

It’s been a freshman year to remember for Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Just two days after winning the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Kupp was named to The Sports Network All-America first team on Wednesday.

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Afternoon Pac-12 links 

From Denver -- We're taking a brief pit stop on our journey to the Great Southwest to refuel both the plane and our bodies. Since we have a little time, I thought I'd pass along some links from around the Pac-12 that we didn't get…

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WSU chat postponed

Tyler Tjomsland, our industrious photographer, and I are en route to New Mexico right now, so we'll have to take a rain check on our usual Wednesday morning chat. Join us on SportsLink tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. to talk about the Cougars, the bowls, and…

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Pangos fights through toe injury

Media day Tuesday and the primary topic was the addition of forward Angel Nunez, who transferred roughly a year ago from Louisville. Naturally, I put together a notebook on Kevin Pangos' toe, Przemek Karnowski's parents, Finals Week and Christmas wishes. You can read it here.…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

I learned a lot about Vernon Adams and Cooper Kupp this week, mostly that they really mean it when they say that individual honors come after team. On Tuesday before practice, I spoke with Adams about his second-place finish in the Walter Payton Award balloting,…

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Today's morning links will be short, since I'm about to head to New Mexico for the game and will be in transit for most of the day. However, I'll try and put up some more links early this afternoon. Unfortunately, we also…

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