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MONDAY, OCT. 14, 2013

Unit Grades: OSU 

Having now watched the Pac-12 Network's replay of the game (and having attended, of course) I'd like to introduce this new feature to the blog. The hope is that by analyzing individual position groups we can get a better idea of what this WSU team…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 13, 2013

Sunday night WSU practice 

Washington State postponed its Sunday night football practice until 9 p.m., but didn't officially get started until 10 p.m. That was when the coaches and a number of starting players arrived at Martin Stadium. Most of the team arrived at 9 p.m. and participated in…

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Zag roundup

We're not going to spend much time reviewing Gonzaga's 15-minute scrimmage during Kraziness in the Kennel on Saturday but we do have a few observations and notes below. Here's a link to my article in Sunday's S-R. Read on.

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Anger an appropriate response 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Mike Leach was angry. That was obvious. The Cougars' fourth-quarter meltdown in a 52-24 loss to Oregon State had ticked him off. Rightfully so. It had probably ticked off every Cougar fan in America. Read on.

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Morning after links 

Oregon State used a 35-0 run to put the Cougars to bed last night, here's our story from the game ... And here's the notebook ... Josh Wright joined us in the press box and has an excellent sidebar on OSU receiver Brandin Cooks ...…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013


GU puts on Krazy show

The Zags staged their version of Midnight Madness with their annual Kraziness in the Kennel, featuring a 3-point shooting contest (Pangos was on fire), another shooting contest involving ex-GU greats Dan Dickau, Blake Stepp, Cory Violette and David Pendergraft (nice addition to the Kraziness lineup),…

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Idaho's rally fizzles at Arkansas State

The Idaho football team showed some second-half spunk, but a major special teams gaffe helped Arkansas State race past the Vandals 48-24 at Liberty Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, Ark. The Vandals lost starting quarterback Chad Chalich in the first quarter to an apparent shoulder injury.…

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Idaho-Arkansas State preview

The Vandals play outside the Palouse for the first time in more than a month this afternoon. And this trip to Jonesboro, Ark., to play Arkansas State, will be one they'll get used to when they rejoin the Sun Belt next year. We have a…

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Gameday links 

Saturday is finally here and the Cougars are about to take on Oregon State in a matchup between Pacific Northwest rivals. Don't forget to jump in to our live chat at 6:30 p.m. Some grim news for the baskteball team as a key player has…

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Eastern and Big Sky game day links

Will the Eagles finally unleash their pass rush in today's Homecoming game at North Dakota? Will quarterback Vernon Adams avoid cramping in the warmth of the Alerus Center? Will I ever get a better schnitzel than the one I ate last night at the Blue…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013




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