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FRIDAY, OCT. 4, 2013

WSU freshman football player arrested

From Berkely -- A Washington State University football player appeared in a Whitman County court on Friday at 3 p.m. after he was arrested by campus police on Thursday evening. Freshman defensive lineman Emmitt Su’a-Kalio faces charges of second-degree assault stemming from aTuesday morning altercation....

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2015 guard Wade commits to GU

Jesse Wade, a 6-foot, 170-pound point guard at Davis High in Kaysville, Utah, has orally committed to Gonzaga’s basketball program but it could be a while before he wears a GU uniform. I just exchanged text messages with Wade, who is boarding a plane for...

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No debating these calls 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There is a yearly debate on which conference in college football is the best. The SEC usually wins that one, though this season the Pac-12 has made some strides and is considered a strong second. There is also a debate on...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

After two straight losses, the Eastern Washington players can't wait for Saturday's game against Weber State. That goes double for defensive lineman Will Katoa, who grew up in Salt Lake City. We also had a live chat yesterday, but we have a new chat provider,...

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Friday Morning Links 

In case you missed it, Utah and UCLA kicked off this week's Pac-12 play last night. Entering the game, Travis Wilson and Brett Hundley had similar stats. That certainly wasn't the case during the game, as Hundley found three different ways to score a touchdown...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013


Thursday Night Football

From Pullman -- There was a shakeup along the offensive line for much of Thursday's practice, with Matt Goetz taking over the right guard position and John Fullington sliding over to right tackle. Rico Forbes -- who has been the starter at right tackle but...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

It's been a tough season for Weber State, but head coach (and former Eastern assistant) Jody Sears is trying to keep a sense of humor. ... We keep it lighthearted as well at today's live chat at noon right here at spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink. ...All you want...

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Thursday Morning Links

Good morning! The Cougars had a fine practice yesterday. Connor Halliday highlighted the evening with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Marks. The team had a mixed special teams session, as Feddie Davey ran into punter Wes Concepcion and Alex Jackson fumbled while running back...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

Portland hands Chiefs first loss

The final 52 minutes of Wednesday's showdown between the Spokane Chiefs and host Portland Winterhawks favored the Chiefs 3-2. The problem was the first 8 minutes, when the Winterhawks unleashed four goals during a 5-minute span to ignite a 6-4 Western Hockey League victory. Spokane...

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Pac-12 Power Rankings 

From Pullman -- As this is the first iteration of my Pac-12 power rankings, there has been no movement from the previous week. I promise it won’t happen again. Keep in mind that these are merely snapshot of how these teams matchup on Wednesday morning,...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

The Eagle football team is home this weekend, but meanwhile the basketball team opened practice at Reese Court. Here's my story from practice, along with interviews with forward Venky Jois and guard Parker Kelly. The Eagles open their season on Nov. 10 against Division III...

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Wednesday Morning Pac-12 Links 

From Pullman -- As you wrack your brain in search pertinent of questions for the live chat we'll be holding on SportsLink at 11 a.m., why not prep by reading our Pac-12 notes? ... The basketball team got some bad news with the suspension of...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

Idaho's revamped O-line takes big step

Idaho offensive line coach Jon Carvin was asked after Tuesday's practice if he was "a little bit scared" to start true freshman Steven Matlock at guard last week. Carvin talked about Matlock's impressive practices. He talked about his toughness and learning the offense. He talked...

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WSU basketball player Jordan Railey suspended 

From Pullman -- Due to an unspecified violation of team rules, junior center Jordan Railey of the Washington State University men's basketball has been indefinitely suspended from team activities. According to a release from the school, "The coaches have and will continue to take appropriate...

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Tuesday practice notes and quotes 

From Pullman -- The Cougar football team had a cold, wet practice at Martin Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. There were some highlights, such as a beautifully lofted throw from Austin Apodaca that fell into Dominique Williams' breadbasket and a stunning, one-handed catch by Kristoff Williams....

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Sam Dower, at 238 pounds, says he’s never been stronger or lighter in his time at Gonzaga. (Dan Pelle)

Dower's time arrives

It was just about this time a year ago that a national college basketball writer picked Sam Dower as his breakout player of the year. As it turned out, Dower's teammate and good friend Kelly Olynyk had the breakout season. Dower now seems primed for...

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