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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013


And we are back to football ...

A GRIP ON SPORTS We've been asking you for a couple days, via a poll, if you believe Washington State and Idaho have a football rivalry. If we had asked the same question 70 years ago, there would be no question about the answer. Though...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013


WSU vs. OSU is sold out

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State announced Thursday that its Oct. 12 game against Oregon State at Martin Stadium has sold out. It will be the first sellout at Martin Stadium since WSU's home opener against Eastern Washington last season, and the second since 2007....

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A baseball interlude in football season

A GRIP ON SPORTS I know no one is thinking about the Mariners right now. After all, they are mired in mediocrity (again) and football season has taken all our time (again). But a couple things happened yesterday that may have ramifications down the road....

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Eric Russell's Idaho start, plus links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Today marks Washington State's final practice before it faces Idaho on Saturday. It is also my mother's 58th birthday. What does this mean for the Cougars? Likely not much. But it is a fine day nonetheless. Read on for links.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2013


Chiefs ranked sixth in Massey Ratings

The Massey Ratings, compiled by Kenneth Massey with the assistance of OurSports Central, list the Spokane Chiefs at No. 6 among 22 Western Hockey League clubs. The Chiefs' offense is ranked fourth, which would probably even surprise the Chiefs. Read story

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Chiefs look for big boost from Helewka

Who will pick up the scoring slack? Spokane Chiefs fans -- and the Chiefs themselves -- may ask that question with the Western Hockey League regular season set to begin. After all, five players who accounted for a significant amount of scoring last season are...

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Cougars practice, McGuire talks OL 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The warm(ish) weather returned to the Palouse this afternoon, and Washington State's football team returned to a much dryer practice field. We have notes, along with a few comments from offensive line coach Clay McGuire.

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WSU-Idaho TV situation

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- If you live in Washington or Oregon, this doesn't apply to you. If you live anywhere else, you're going to want to read the following information from the Pac-12 about how to watch the WSU-Idaho game on Saturday. This weekend the...

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Don't get in Red Bryant's way

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a GIF circulating on the Net yesterday. It featured the Hawks' Red Bryant in the starring role. Also featured, in a supporting role no one ever wants, was former Idaho star and now 49er guard Mike Iupati. Read on.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 2013

Receivers, RBs, QBs stay late for WSU 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The rain started early Tuesday afternoon and didn't stop, making this Washington State's wettest practice of the season. It was also the longest practice of the year for a select few players. Read on for details.

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Winterhawks stand tall in WHL U.S. Division

Until the Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans, Seattle Thunderbirds and Everett Silvertips can prove otherwise, the Portland Winterhawks are the elite team in the Western Hockey League's U.S. Division. The Winterhawks are strongly favored to win the division race this 2013-14 season. Portland easily won the...

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Today's subject just flitted away

A GRIP ON SPORTS Ever watch a hummingbird attack a hanging pot of flowers? It flits here and there, probing a virtual buffet of blooms before heading off, I presume, in search of a safe place to sleep off an overdose of nectar. That's how...

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WSU, Idaho and links

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- So this Washington State/Idaho rivalry is still a rivalry, yes? No? Doesn't seem like it from here. We touch a bit on that subject in today's newspaper, so read on for that and other links.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

Kraziness set for Oct. 12

It's hard to believe but basketball season is right around the corner. A sure sign of that is Gonzaga's Kraziness in the Kennel, the first chance for fans to check out the latest edition of the Bulldogs. The event, which features a team scrimmage, poster...

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WSU vs. Stanford to kick at 7 or 7:30 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's going to be a late night in Seattle next week. And even later if you're watching on the east coast. WSU's game against Stanford at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 28 will begin at either 7 p.m. on ESPN, or 7:30...

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