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Mulder takes on new role

Former Spokane Shock defensive back William Mulder is back with the team in a new role. Mulder is the new defensive backs coach, following a career arc similar to his predecessor Stanley Franks. Franks, the former Idaho Vandal and Shock DB, suffered a horrific knee…

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Bone still WSU's coach 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- What many had already assumed was confirmed Wednesday after WSU basketball coach Ken Bone and athletic director Bill Moos held their end-of-season meeting, as the Spokesman-Review has learned that Bone remains the Cougars' coach and is expected to return for his…

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Idaho going back to Sun Belt in football 

UPDATED After the Idaho State Board of Education approved the University of Idaho's request to seek membership in the Sun Belt Conference, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed via Twitter that UI will join its old conference in football only in 2014. Spear tweeted: "I want…

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The definition of light has changed 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's funny. I expected today to be a really light day in the world of sports. It's kind of an in-between day, actually, in-between the weekend's college hoop action. But after doing my usual spin around the Web, I ended up…

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Wednesday spring links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Not a lot going on today on the Palouse, as the football team is off for a day before returning to the field for its fourth practice of the spring. We have links and notes from yesterday's practice, so read on.

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Americans get back into WHL playoff series

The Spokane Chiefs couldn't protect a 4-1 lead Tuesday night during Game 3 of their Western Hockey League playoff series against the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The Americans tied the game with a 7-minute outburst in the second period, then held…

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Chiefs, Americans go to overtime

The Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans skated to a scoreless third period Tuesday night and ended regulation tied at 4. The teams will play overtime after a 15-minute break. The Americans will be on the power play for 1:25 when play resumes. Tri-City is attempting…

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Americans storm back to tie game

Trailing 4-1 midway through the second period, the Tri-City Americans scored three goals in 7 1/2 minutes to tie the Spokane Chiefs at 4 after two periods in Game 3 of the WHL playoffs in Kennewick. Liam Stewart scored during the period for Spokane. The…

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Chiefs seize 3-1 lead after one period

Power plays are a big factor through one period of Tuesday night's Chiefs-Americans WHL playoff game in Kennewick. Spokane has shorthanded goals by Mike Aviani and Blake Gal and a power-play goal by Mitch Holmberg for a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Tri-City has outshot…

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Day 3 in the books for WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Would be hard to ask for better practice conditions in Pullman in March than what we saw today. Well, I guess it wouldn't be that hard to ask. It would just be hard to actually see that request granted. Read on.

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Chiefs, Americans resume series in Kennewick

The pleasant weather in Kennewick conjures up thoughts of baseball, softball and golf, but there's still hockey to be played. The Spokane Chiefs will attempt to take a 3-0 series lead over the Tri-City Americans in the first game of the WHL best-of-seven first-round series…

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Giacoletti finalist at Drake

This is the time of year when Mark Few's name is mentioned in connection with high-profile job openings in college basketball. Another member of GU's staff, assistant coach Ray Giacoletti, also receives a number of calls from schools searching for a head coach. Drake University,…

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It's baseball weather 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's spring and a young man's thoughts turn to ... well, I can't remember. But an older man's thoughts turn to baseball. And with the Weather Channel predicting a high temperature of 67 on Saturday, who can blame me? Read on.

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MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2013

Two teams qualify for regional at Arena

Georgia built a big lead, gave it all away in 6 minutes, then bounced back Monday night for a 65-60 win over Iowa State in an NCAA tournament second-round game at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs advance to Saturday's Sweet 16 games at the Arena.…

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Destination: Spokane Arena

The field for Saturday's NCAA women's basketball Sweet 16 games at the Spokane Arena will start to take shape tonight. Fourth-seeded Georgia (26-6) and fifth-seeded Iowa State (24-8) will meet in 25 minutes at McCarthey Athletic Center. The winner will play at the Arena on…

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A slow Monday with WSU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Finally back in Eastern Washington, where it's probably about the same temperature it was in Salt Lake City. There isn't a lot of WSU-related news on this March morning, but we found enough stories to make it through our post, so…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

Gonzaga coach Mark Few walks with senior Elias Harris, left, and junior Kelly Olynyk, with Mike Hart trailing behind, after the top-ranked and top-seeded Bulldogs were eliminated from the NCAA tournament by Wichita State on Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. (Dan Pelle)

Day after Wichita State 

En route back home – the Zags chartered last night and probably arrived in the early morning hours Pacific time – so we’ll put together the last day-after post of the season. Gonzaga’s season ended in stunning fashion Saturday. The Bulldogs had climbed out of…

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