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THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013



Vandals drop another close game

More than halfway through the WAC season, it's clear Idaho can hang with the best the WAC has to offer. But this much is also true: The Vandals can't beat the conference's upper echelon teams. At least they haven't been able to yet. Idaho rallied…

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Eastern defeats Sacramento State

Lexie Nelson scored 17 points, Kylie Huerta had 13 and Carrie Ojeda added 12 Thursday night as Eastern Washington defeated Sacramento State 63-49 in Big Sky Conference play at Reese Court. Huerta had 10 second-half points and a game-best seven assists. Ojeda added a game-best…

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Eastern leads Hornets at halftime

The Eastern Washington women have hit 4 of 7 3-pointers to lead Sacramento State 30-26 at halftime in Big Sky Conference play at Reese Court on Thursday. Sacramento State, a run-and-gun team, has hit just 2 of 11 from long range. Lexie Nelson leads EWU's…

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Eastern women welcome Hornets

We're 10 minutes away from a key Big Sky Conference game between visiting Sacramento State (12-8, 7-4) and Eastern Washington (12-9, 8-4). EWU is tied for third place with Montana State, one-half game behind Northern Colorado, which hosts first-place Montana tonight. The Eagles are looking…

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Twitter-verse kind, cruel to Zags

Athletes deal with something that athletes a decade ago didn't have to: Twitter. It's a barstool for fans, but the chatter there often reaches the athletes they're praising or ripping. Gonzaga isn't immune to those tweets, so we checked in with 4-5 players to find…

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Well, it's a catchy tune

A GRIP ON SPORTS I wonder how many men in America are humming "Cats in the Cradle" at work this morning? After last night's "Modern Family," I can't get the tune out of my head. But there is one line from the song that's appropriate…

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Signing day links and more 

COUGARS FROM SPOKANE -- By the time this posts, we'll already be at the airport, headed to Los Angeles for Washington State's trip to USC and UCLA. But it just wouldn't be Feb. 7, 2013 if we didn't recap yesterday's signing festivities. Read on.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013


Chiefs shut out fourth-ranked Rockets

Eric Williams made 33 saves and five players scored as the Spokane Chiefs snapped a season-high four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 5-0 win over the Kelowna Rockets in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Williams became the second goalie to blank the…

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Chiefs pour it on Kelowna

Todd Fiddler and Brenden Kichton scored second-period goals and Eric Williams made 14 more saves as the Spokane Chiefs took a 5-0 lead over the Kelowna Rockets on Wednesday in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Williams has 24 saves as he attempts to…

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Chiefs jump ahead of Rockets 3-0

Riley Whittingham, Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani scored as the Spokane Chiefs jumped ahead of the Kelowna Rockets 3-0 after one period in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. The Chiefs have lost a season-high four consecutive games and eight of their last 11…

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Red-hot Rockets land in Spokane

The Spokane Chiefs are 30 minutes away from their first home game since Jan. 26. Their challenge will be difficult because the Kelowna Rockets have won 23 of their last 26 games. Kelowna has just one regulation loss since Dec. 5. Kelowna has also won…

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Vandal signing day updates

Idaho's letter of intents started rolling in early this morning. Check below to see a list of players who have signed with the Vandals. We'll keep this updated throughout the day, leading up to Paul Petrino's news conference at 1:15 p.m.

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Are football games won in February? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There are young men and women (yes, women) all over America waking up today believing it's the most important day of their lives. Most already have an idea of what they are going to do. They have made up their mind…

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Signing day and all that entails

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's that special day when a bunch of teenagers sign their names to pieces of paper, then fax those pieces of paper to institutions of higher learning across the nation to indicate their intent to play football at those institutions. We'll…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 5, 2013


Victoria ties Chiefs for fifth place

The Victoria Royals continued their improvement in the Western Hockey League by defeating Seattle on Tuesday and tying the Spokane Chiefs for fifth place in Western Conference rankings (by points). Spokane had been solidly in fourth place for several weeks, but Tri-City recently passed Spokane…

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