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Vandals add 3 to huge recruiting class

Come this fall, Don Verlin will never had this much youth. And, according to him, never this much talent. The Idaho men's basketball coach announced the signing of three more recruits today to go along with the six signees that have already been announced. The…

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Spokane Shock receiver Adron Tennell, up for multiple AFL awards, led the league in receptions (156) and touchdown catches (49). (Jesse Tinsley)

Spokane keeps attention on field

The Spokane Shock have a number of candidates for AFL individual awards -- Erik Meyer, Adron Tennell, Beau Bell, James Ruffin, Paul Stephens, Terrance Sanders, Ryan Cave -- but their attention seems to be squarely on the field with the playoffs approaching. More on Spokane's…

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They just pop-in unannounced 

A GRIP ON SPORTS One of the most common questions we receive this time of year is where we get our ideas. You know, what triggers the daily outpouring of nouns, verbs, adjectives and prepositional phrases. We would answer performance-enhancing drugs, but we ceded that…

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TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

Fans got a chance to meet and greet new Idaho football coach Paul Petrino on Monday after his introduction at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow. (DEREK HARRISON)

Petrino addresses media before camp

The Idaho football teams kicks off the season at North Texas exactly one month from tomorrow. And it starts fall camp on Monday with a 3 p.m. practice. Before then, first-year coach Paul Petrino met with reporters today. We have the highlights after the link.

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Thompson has a tough task 

A GRIP ON SPORTS You know who might have the toughest job in major league baseball these days? No, it's not Alex Rodriguez's PR guy, though that has to be right up there. It's Robby Thompson, the Mariners' interim manager. Read on.

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A couple quick WSU links

COUGARS Still a few days before fall camp (summer camp, preseason camp, whatever) commences in Lewiston, but we do have a few newsworthy items to send your way ... -- Former WSU linebacker/defensive end Travis Long, who went undrafted after tearing his ACL late in…

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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013


Arizona wins West outright

The battle for the No. 1 seed in the National Conference was settled on the field as Arizona routed Iowa 84-45 in Des Moines on Saturday. The Rattlers (15-3) secured the West Division title outright and the top seed. Spokane (14-4) will be the third…

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Wrapping up media day

COUGARS We're back in the state of Washington, which means media day is over and the next time we see Washington State's players will be the first day of camp on Aug. 2. But before the day ends (OK, it actually ended about 30 minutes…

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FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

Shock rally to shut down Power, 61-43

A wild day and wild night in the Arena Football League. Spokane sleep-walked through the first half, falling behind by nine points, before rallying for a 61-43 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night. My unedited game story is below. Earlier, I put together a story…

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Another AFL mess

It was thought that tonight's Spokane-Pittsburgh game had no bearing on the AFL playoff picture. However, Shock majority owner Brady Nelson told me 30 minutes before kickoff he's been informed by the league office that the No. 1 seed in the National Conference is not…

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Transcript of WSU at media day

COUGARS Thanks to the folks at ASAP Sports, we have a full transcription of WSU's time at the podium today. Q. Good morning, Coach, you've been vocal in your criticism over the new targeting rule. Can you give us the specifics on what exactly is…

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New Pac-12 safety initiative 

As expected, the Pac-12 announced its new football contact policy at its media day this morning. The full release is below, but the gist is this: teams are now allowed no more than two full-contact practices per week during the regular season, and if a…

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Updated WSU depth chart 

COUGARS Here's a look at WSU's updated depth chart, as printed in the media guide being distributed here today ... OFFENSE QB -- Connor Halliday / Austin Apodaca RB -- Teondray Caldwell / Marcus Mason WRX -- Dominique Williams / Kristoff Williams / Vince Mayle…

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 (Christian Caple)

Media Day open thread 

COUGARS This will serve as our open thread for the day, which begins at around 9 a.m. with an appearance from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. Expect an announcement at that time about the conference's new contact policy. Mike Leach, Elliott Bosch and Deone Bucannon take…

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Oregon picked to win Pac-12

COUGARS Here are the results of this year's preseason media poll. As expected, Oregon has been tabbed to win the conference title, with UCLA selected as the South division champion. Washington State was picked to finish sixth in the North. Here's the poll (first-place votes…

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Pac-12 media day schedule

COUGARS Here's the schedule for Pac-12 media day on Friday. As you can see, Washington State's contingent will lead things off. You can watch it all live here. 9:00 a.m. Welcome- Larry Scott, Pac-12 Commissioner 9:15 a.m. Washington State - Coach Mike Leach, Elliott Bosch…

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Morrison expected to join GU staff

Former Gonzaga great Adam Morrison is taking classes at the school and expected to have a role with the basketball program. Head coach Mark Few told that Morrison will be a “student assistant. It’ll be great,” Few said. “The players really respect him.” GU…

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Fall camp approaching for Idaho football

Conferences across the country have been holding media days the last week or two. For Idaho, an independent this season, that means things have been quieter than usual. Paul Petrino took part in the Sun Belt media event (even though UI won't join the league…

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