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MONDAY, OCT. 7, 2013



Idaho notes: Petrino talks, Rehkow feted 

Two days after his team absorbed the worst home loss in Idaho history, Vandals coach Paul Petrino reiterated his main postgame message on Saturday: “Just too many mistakes.” But Petrino also made it clear that the Vandals have moved on from a 61-14 defeat to...

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An opportunity missed 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you watch ESPN's College GameDay, the network's weekly football pregame show, you are probably well aware of a tradition going on in the background. The waving of the Cougar flag. But you may not know of a significant anniversary coming...

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Monday Morning Pac-12 Links

From Pullman -- After a 44-22 win at Cal in which the teams combined to pass for over 1,000 yards, expect more of the same this week. Sean Mannion and the Beavers didn't play last week, but the talented quarterback still leads the conference with...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 6, 2013

WSU football Sunday night practice

From Pullman -- The big news out of practice tonight was the participation of freshman defensive lineman Emmitt Su'a-Kalio, who was arrested last week (scroll down after clicking the link for the story on Su'a-Kalio). The team is handling the matter internally, but apprently won't...

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Morning after links 

The Cougars improved to 2-1 in conference play on Saturday afternoon, and 4-2 overall. Connor Halliday bounced back from the Stanford game by throwing over halfway to 1,000-yards in a single game, 521 to be exact. Here's our story on the game... a couple of...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 5, 2013

WSU's Historic Day 

While we fight through some technical difficulties to bring you the postgame video interviews (don't worry, they're coming), let's look at some numbers to help put WSU's 44-22 victory over the Golden Bears in perspective. Quarterback Connor Halliday wasn't the only Cougar to put up...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eagles are back home today for the first time in four weeks. Here's my game preview from earlier this week, and a game capsule. Also, a preview from Eastern Washington, and Weber State. Oddly enough, today's game at Idaho State is the first road...

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Preview: Idaho hosts No. 23 Fresno State

Over the past few seasons, and even the last decade, home games for Idaho against ranked teams have been rare occurrences. This afternoon, Vandal fans will get to see 23rd-ranked Fresno State in action -- and, something that's more common, they'll watch the UI defense...

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WSU Gameday Links 

From Berkeley, Calif. --Today at 1p.m. the Cougars will take on California in what could easily be WSU's most important game of the season. We detail what they'll need to do to win here ... If Cal wins, blame the socks ... Not helping matters...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013



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