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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

Big week starts for WSU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- In terms of the impact such a game could have on Washington State's season, I don't know that I recall one as highly anticipated as Saturday's matchup with Stanford. Discuss that and more after the jump.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2013

WSU in the stats

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Here's your weekly look at where Washington State stands in the national statistics rankings. Source: WSU page Stat Rank Value Total Offense 73 391.8 Rushing Offense 119 63.0 Passing Offense 16 328.8 Team Passing Efficiency 72 131.16 Scoring Offense 61...

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Gonzaga's Adam Morrison throws his arms up at the end of the game after scoring the winning shot in the closing seconds of their 64-62 win over Oklahoma State in Seattle Saturday, Dec. 10,  2005. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) ORG XMIT: WAJF105 (John Froschauer / The Spokesman-Review)

Morrison returns to GU

Good morning. I can't remember a more enjoyable 22-minute interview than the one I conducted with ex-Zag great Adam Morrison earlier this week. Morrison, 29, is back at GU to finish his degree and help as a student assistant. Morrison was candid, colorful, self-depracating and...

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UI does little right in border beatdown

So much for the positive vibes after last week, when Idaho almost took down Northern Illinois. The Vandals were whitewashed in Pullman by Washington State, 42-0. It was the Cougars' first shutout since they held Idaho scoreless in 2003. And it was the first time...

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Chiefs begin season with strong effort

True, true, true: It's just one game. But would you rather begin your season with a 6-2 win or a 6-2 loss? The Spokane Chiefs did the former, not the latter, as their 2013-14 Western Hockey League season began in grand style Saturday night in...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 2013

Chiefs open with big win

Assistant captain and 20-year-old Mitch Holmberg accounted for three goals and one assist Saturday night as the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League season with a 6-2 win over the Tri-City Americans at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Story to come.

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Chiefs' offense is clicking in opener

Mitch Holmberg already has a hat trick after two periods as the Spokane Chiefs lead the Tri-City Americans 6-2 in the Western Hockey League season opener for both teams at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Holmberg's first two goals came 2 minutes, 48 second apart...

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Idaho at WSU gameday links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Another gameday has arrived in the Palouse, where the weather is supposed to deteriorate a bit from what it was today. It'll be dark by the time this one kicks off, anyway. Brighten up with some links.

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Idaho-WSU primer, from UI’s perspective

Last season, Mike Leach’s first at Washington State, the Cougars went 3-9. This season, Paul Petrino’s first at Idaho, the Vandals are 0-3 with a daunting schedule ahead of them. Most Idaho fans would probably take a 3-9 record, all things considered. Last season the...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

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