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TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2013

Idaho practices with band in the stands

On Tuesday, Idaho had its first full practice since losing 40-6 at North Texas on Saturday. Much of the Vandals' focus was cleaning up self-inflicted mistakes -- small and large -- that marred Paul Petrino's head-coaching debut. And to help the team get ready for...

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Pac-12 releases full TV schedule 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Catching up on today's news after football practice and such. Here's our story about WSU's men's basketball schedule. ... Nearly all of Washington State’s basketball games will be televised this season, and most of them by the Pac-12 Networks. Fourteen of...

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Ben Johnson moving back to Australia 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- WSU announced Tuesday that assistant coach Ben Johnson has “decided to leave” the men’s basketball program. Coach Ken Bone told the Spokesman-Review that Johnson plans to move back to Cairns, Australia, where he played and coached for several years. Johnson’s wife...

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There once was a time ...

A GRIP ON SPORTS As the calendar turns to September, the power of football, be it the Seahawks or the local colleges and high schools, begins to assert itself. There is little room for anything else. It wasn't always that way around here. Baseball used...

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Following up on Eastern's big win

After a day off I'm back on the links, and I don't mean golf. Who has the time, what with Eastern Washington football still making news after the big win over Oregon State? In case you missed it, here's Monday's follow-up story, and this morning's...

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Another Tuesday rolls through 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's Tuesday again -- funny how it seems to keep coming around -- which means a day full of teleconferences and football practice and writing. In other words: the season is in full swing. So gather 'round and get your links.

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