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FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2013




Eastern and Big Sky links

The college basketball season is closer than you think. On Wednesday, the Big Sky Conference released its men's preseason basketball poll. Here's my story with quotes from Eagle head coach Jim Hayford. On the football front, here's my feature on versatile tight end Zack Gehring,…

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Friday Morning Links 

From San Francisco -- It's that time again. The coffee is brewing, the birds are chirping and there's a new set of links for you to peruse. The kids are still asleep, and this solitary hour is for you to treasure. I won't keep you.…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 17, 2013

Gonzaga 14th in USA Today preseason poll

Gonzaga is ranked No. 14 in USA Today's preseason poll. The Bulldogs finished 14th in the USA Today rankings last season. Kentucky is rated No. 1. Memphis, Gonzaga's opponent Feb. 8 in Memphis, is ranked 13th. Syracuse, a possible GU opponent in Maui, is No.…

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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott

From San Francisco-- After the players and coaches were done, Pac-12 commissioner took the stageat the2013 Pac-12 basketballmedia day to address topics such as scheduling, DIRECTV and basketball players leaving school early. You can watch the video or read the transcript below. Larry Scott Transcription

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Cougars at media day 

From San Francisco -- Coach Ken Bone and guard DaVonte Lacy led off a busy Pac-12 Basketball Media day. Below is the video provided by the Pac-12 and continue reading for a transcription.

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Pac-12 picks for week 8 

From San Francisco --Well, we came back down to earth a little bit this week. But really, if you’re a Utah fan, you don’t mind losing a little money for a victory like that. Lots of big games in the conference this week and at…

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The playoff folks missed an opportunity 

A GRIP ON SPORTS At the end of next college football season there will be a mini-playoff of sorts to determine a national champion. One of the biggest steps toward that mini-playoff occurred yesterday, when the names of the selection committee were officially released. I…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Suddenly, Eastern Washington is winning the turnover battle, but nothing like upcoming opponent Southern Utah. We'll discuss that and much more at today's Live Chat, but until then, here are some more links on a very slow day for media coverage, including a preview from…

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Thursday Morning Links

From San Francisco -- The city by the bay has been taken over by Pac-12 basketball players, coaches and scribes. Back in Pullman, the football team is getting ready to face the No. 2 Ducks, and here is a nice summary of today's practice ...…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Chiefs' veterans lead team to top

The question put to Spokane Chiefs coach Don Nachbaur was: "How long can Mitch Holmberg, Mike Aviani and Eric Williams play at this level?" The Chiefs' 20-year-olds are Western Hockey League statistical leaders as the season reaches the one-month mark. "All year," Nachbaur said, which…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

I was at Eastern football practice yesterday, and have this story on six true freshmen who are seeing action this season. The Eagles will put their No. 4 ranking on the line Saturday against Southern Utah. Here are the official releases from Eastern and from…

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Wednesday Morning Links

From Pullman--By the time you read this, I'll be pulling into SeaTac airport, en route to San Francisco for Pac-12 Basketball Media Day. While that means no more practice reports this week, it will also mean a flurry of basketball news, so stay tuned for…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 15, 2013

Hitmen take notice of Holmberg

This week's Western Hockey League notebook leads with reaction by the Calgary Hitmen after their 3-2 shootout loss to the visiting Spokane Chiefs on Sunday. Mitch Holmberg had one goal and one assist to continue his torrid scoring pace for Spokane. Sunday's game ended the…

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Pac-12 Power Rankings, week 8 

From Pullman –After laying dormant the past few weeks, the Pac-12’s depth asserted itself this week. One of the conference’s made men was iced by an underling, and some middle tier teams emphasized their superiority over the bottom feeders. It’s pretty obvious who the king…

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Eastern and Big Sky links

for some reason, this new format isn't letting me capitalize anything, but i will forge ahead anyway. it's homecoming week in cheney, where the fourth-ranked eagles face southern utah. i'll check out practice later today, but in the meantime, here's the early scoop from dave…

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Tuesday Morning Pac-12 Links 

The Washington State football team has quite a challenge this week, traveling to face Oregon in unfriendly Autzen Stadium. The Ducks lead the conference in both passing and rushing, and have a fearsome defense. That means the Cougars won't have any time to sulk over…

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