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FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 2013

Vandals survive against Idaho State

More than a month into the season, Idaho finally has back-to-back wins. The Vandals held off Idaho State 69-65 in Boise after the Bengals -- a future Big Sky opponent -- nearly erased a 10-point deficit in final 3 minutes. Idaho (6-6), which had yet…

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WSU bowl rewind: 2003 Rose Bowl

Video courtesy of huff99 on YouTube. The talent on the field in Pasadena in 2003 was truly exceptional. No. 7 WSU boasted future NFL players such as Devard Darling, Hamza Abdullah, Marcus Trufant and others, while No. 8 Oklahoma would have four players picked in…

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Zags, Wildcats tangle in Wichita

Gonzaga is back on the road for its fourth trip -- Maui, West Virginia, Seattle and now Wichita to take on Kansas State on Saturday afternoon. It won't be an easy task. The Wildcats have won five straight and rank among the nation's best defensively.…

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Eastern sports chat replay

Here is the full transcript of our live chat from Thursday. Spokesman-Review beat writer Jim Allen is answering questions: Jim: Let's talk Eastern sports! Ryan_31088: Ok, I'll ask the first question. What's the health situation for both teams? Jim: Hello, Ryan. Eastern is healthy, apart…

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The drought ends Saturday 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's been a long time. A really long time. But tomorrow morning Washington State University football fans can root for their team in a bowl game. What has the last decade meant? Read on.

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Eastern Washington is running the ball with authority - and with the authority of head coach Beau Baldwin, whose tailback-by-committee approach is paying big dividends in the playoffs. The biggest beneficiary is tailback Quincy Forte, who appreciates what his teammates have done. More links after…

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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Albuquerque -- Thursday was eventful for the Cougars, who regained the services of defensive end Kalafitoni Pole ... It was eventful for us on SportsLink as well, as we hosted a live WSU chat ... The Cougars will hope for another big game from…

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