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SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 2013

Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

Video courtesy of Thomas Backman on YouTube. From Pullman -- There was only one Pac-12 football game this weekend and it was a big one. Stanford thrashed Arizona State to win the Pac-12 championship and secure a Rose Bowl berth. But just because the rest...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013


Zags pulls away from Aggies, 80-68

Gonzaga's usual formula of 3-point shooting and a guard-driven, efficient offense needed some help Saturday. It came in the form of Sam Dower Jr. (22 points), Gerard Coleman (21 points), rebounding (45-30 edge) and tenacious defense (keeping New Mexico State to a shooting percentage in...

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Post-practice with Joe Salave'a

From Pullman -- The Washington State football team again practiced indoors today, meaning that we reporters were not privy to what happened after the first 15 minutes. After practice we spoke with defensive line coach Joe Salave'a, however. Read the Q&A after the jump. ...

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Tall order for Gonzaga

There aren't many college teams with frontcourts taller and bigger than GU's 7-1, 296-pound Przemek Karnowski and 6-9, 243-pound Sam Dower Jr., but one is visiting the McCarthey Athletic Center tonight. New Mexico State, with 7-5, 355-pound Sim Bhullar and 6-10, 265 Tshilidzi Nephawe, takes...

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Why the M's had to overspend for Cano 

A GRIP ON SPORTS On this anniversary of the day that changed the world, we should all take some time to remember those whose lives were irrevocably altered that Sunday morning 72 years ago. Then we can move on to lesser things like sports. Read...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

The over/under on today's Eastern Washington-South Dakota State playoff game: 11, and I didn't get that from the boys in Vegas. That comes from the guys at the National Weather Service. A high today of 11, with a wild-chill factor of minus-5. Here's my game...

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Pac-12 championship game is today. Because the winner is going to the Rose Bowl either way, it does not really matter who you root for as the game should have no impact on WSU's bowl situation. Maybe a Stanford win would...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013


WSU bowl update: Fight Hunger Bowl

From Pullman -- Tied with Oregon State and Arizona for seventh in the Pac-12 conference, Washington State will likely be competing with those programs for a place in the New Mexico Bowl, which selects last among the Pac-12 affiliated bowl games. The other two teams...

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Friday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The slow march towards Sunday's bowl announcements took another step forward on Thursday, as the Cougars returned to practice for the first time since the Apple Cup. It was a skeleton coaching staff, however, as all the coaches but head man Mike...

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Petersen, Cano headed to Seattle 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • UPDATED: 8:15 A.M. We had something all set to write about this morning, then breaking news gets in the way. And it's about the University of Washington and the Seattle Mariners of all places. Read on.

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Eastern and Big Sky links

A special player? That would be Eastern Washington special teams standout Bo Schuetzle, an all-Big Sky selection and the subject of this feature story. We also had a live chat yesterday, and here's a partial transcript. ... A public service announcement: it's getting even colder,...

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WSU Thursday practice report

From Pullman -- The Cougars practiced inside their indoor practice bubble for the first time this season, meaning that us reporters were unable to see what happened after the first 15 minutes. We did see players tricking out of the facility throughout practice, however. Find...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 2013



Eastern and Big Sy links

Friends, it's been two weeks since we had a chance to chat. so let's get together, say today at noon, right here at SportsLink. Until then, here's my weekly notebook, focusing on the FCS rushing leader, South Dakota State running back Zach Zenner. ... Want...

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Thursday morning links

The Washington State coaches are back from recruiting and today the Cougars will take the practice field for the first time in over a week. WSU will have three practices before the bowl invitations start to come out on Sunday, and continue to practice if...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4, 2013


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