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FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

Danny Lawhorn, WSU basketball part ways 

Washington State University's basketball program announced today that junior college transfer Danny Lawhorn has left the team before ever suiting up for the Cougars. The athletic department issued a statement in which coach Ken Bone said: "We wish him nothing but the best in his...

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Making the not-so-smart choice 10 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I'm sort of torn today. I'm not sure which way to go. Should I rip the Mariners for something that hasn't been proven, though sounds real, or should I keep it topical and write about college football? Read on.

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Eastern and Big Sky links

College football is full of new experiences, like today's plane flight to Grand Forks, North Dakota, where Eastern Washington will play for the first time tomorrow against the University of North Dakota. Likewise, it's been a journey for Eastern center Ashton Miller. ... We also...

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Friday Morning Links

Happy Friday, everyone. USC's 38-31 victory over Arizona last night was a fun start to what should be a great weekend of football in the Pac-12. Prepare yourself for your Saturday sports binge by scouring these links. Here's my Pac-12 picks, so far I'm off...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2013


Thursday Night Lights

It was a forgettable day for WSU's young quarterbacks during their weekly scrimmage. The full-contact event is a chance young players to showcase their stuff, and after a very good showing last week, freshman QB Tyler Bruggman and co. were less than their best today....

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The seasons are slowly changing 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Can you feel it? Each morning, there is a tinge to the air. A little bit of a nip on your skin. The thermometer dial is only hitting numbers beginning with a 3. Yep, it's becoming basketball weather. Read on.

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Eastern and Big Sky links

Don't forget about our live chat today right here at Sportslink, but until then, here's my Eastern and Big Sky Notebook, focusing on North Dakota wide receiver Greg Hardin. ... Eastern has some pretty good ones too, including freshman Cooper Kupp, who is now on...

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Thursday Morning Pac-12 Links

It's Must Win Week in the Pac-12. A number of teams are playing do-or-die games. WSU against OSU has the feeling of a game that will determine whether or not each teams season is good or mediocre. UW has it's best chance in years to...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2013

Wednesday Practice Notes

Dominique Williams returned to practice on Wednesday, and you'd never know he left. That's good news for the Cougars, who regain the services of one of their most explosive wide receivers. The offense carried the day for WSU with starting quarterback Connor Halliday and backup...

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Gonzaga guard Gerard Coleman is force in open court. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Coleman preps for playing time

There's a ritual of sorts every fall at Gonzaga. It happens here, on blogs and message boards and just about anywhere Gonzaga basketball is discussed: Name GU's starting five. At some point, probably in the next 2-3 weeks, coach Mark Few will be asked about...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eastern Washington running game is in mid-season stride. Here's my report from Tuesday's practice, along with the school's release for Saturday's game at North Dakota. UND (it's the school with no nickname, so get used to "UND") is having some problems with penalties, according...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 2013


Williams limited; other practice notes

Wide receiver Dominique Williams was limited in practice on Tuesday after missing much of the latter portion of the Cal game for undisclosed reasons. Williams has been one of WSU's most explosive players this season ... Backup QB Austin Apodaca had an impressive practice. The...

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Talking some Cougs 

I joined SWX's Neil Stover on Monday to have a blustery chat about WSU football. Take a sip of water every time my jacket flies up, and you'll be perfectly hydrated for that marathon. SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

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It's a big day 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There's an autographed plaque hanging in my office at home. A gift from my thoughtful older sister. It includes a photograph of the first pitch of the World Series game held on Oct. 8, 1956. The photo (on the link) is...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

The sixth-ranked Eagles are back at it again. Fresh off a big win over Weber State, Eastern is preparing for its first trip to North Dakota. In the meantime, I will be at practice later today. ... Last week, North Dakota struggled past Idaho State,...

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Tuesday Morning Pac-12 Links 

From Pullman -- If you're following the fallout of last week's Emmitt Su'a-Kalio arrest, Scout.com has named the alleged victim, while also disclosing his medical information. We shan't be following suit, but advise that nothing has been proven nor confirmed. In lighter news, Mike Leach...

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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013

Mondays with Mike  

From Pullman --The Cougars had their weekly Monday press conference today, and there were a couple gems from head coahc Mike Leach. Follow the jump to head the WSU's head coach's thoughts on the Cal game, his offensive line, and dog breeds.

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