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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2013

TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

Notes from Tuesday's practice

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Practice this time of year gets to feeling pretty darn routine. And Tuesday's workout for Washington State was no exception. But there are always nuggets buried out there amid the mundane, and we found a few today. So read on.

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17 GU games on ESPN networks

The WCC on Tuesday released its ESPN television schedule and Gonzaga will appear at least 17 times, eight in non-conference and nine in WCC play. The ESPN schedule includes GU's non-conference matchups with Colorado State (Nov. 11, ESPNU), all three Maui Invitational games (Nov. 25-27),...

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Eastern and Big Sky links

I'll be at practice later today, but in the meantime, here are a few links from Eastern opponents: The biggest news came out of Bozeman, where Montana State announced that quarterback DeNarius McGhee is out indefinitely with a separated shoulder. ... At Toledo, head coach...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 9, 2013





WSU promotes Jensen to hoops assistant

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- As expected, Rod Jensen has been promoted to assistant coach by WSU coach Ken Bone. Jensen was hired to fill the role of director of player development, but will now fill the role of assistant after the departure of Ben Johnson,...

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Horton named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- To nobody's surprise, Washington State cornerback Damante Horton was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after his two interceptions in WSU's 10-7 upset of Southern California. Horton scored WSU's only touchdown on a 70-yard interception return late in the first...

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More on GU's schedule

A bit more on Gonzaga's schedule. It's not filled with quite as many marquee non-conference dates as usual, particularly at home, but there will be numerous challenges for the Bulldogs. With the WCC's addition of Pacific, which qualified for the NCAA Tournament last year, GU's...

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Zags release basketball schedule 

Gonzaga will play 15 home games this season (not counting the Battle in Seattle vs. South Alabama), including six non-conference games at the McCarthey Athletic Center. There were no surprises on the official schedule released Monday by Gonzaga. Most of the opponents have been known...

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It was a defensive-themed weekend 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you like violent, aggressive defensive football, than the past couple days has been nearly perfect for you, especially around here. It started with the Cougars and USC going toe-to-toe in the Coliseum, with WSU winning in the end. It finished...

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New week, and new hope for WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Instead of discussing the merits of a close loss, the four WSU players (along with coach Mike Leach) who meet with media this afternoon will be asked all sorts of questions about how it feels to beat USC in Memorial Coliseum....

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 8, 2013

Looking back at USC with Leach, Breske

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State went through its usual Sunday night paces, mostly working on special teams and scout work during a short practice at Martin Stadium. We have a couple notes, plus interviews with coach Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske.

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Eastern and Big Sky links

There was no letdown Saturday for Eastern Washington, which soared past Western Oregon. Here's my story. We also have the story in pictures from our own Tyler Tjomsland. ... The Eagles' next opponent, Toledo, put a scare into Missouri of the SEC. ... Sam Houston...

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Happy morning links for WSU 

COUGARS FROM LOS ANGELES -- As I write this, Washington State is about 30 minutes away from its estimated arrival time of 3:20 a.m. in Pullman. Feel free to pass along any photos or updates if you met the team at Bohler. Until then, here...

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