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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

Russell talks Marqise Lee

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- The Cougars went through their usual Wednesday paces at practice, peppering in a ton of scout preparation with some special teams work. The latter is the focus of this post. Keep reading, por favor.

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A sad departure from Pullman 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Change is inevitable, really. Nothing stays the same. Heck, even the Mariners will probably avoid the cellar this season. But sometimes change can evoke feelings of sadness. Today, the change we are going to address does just that. Read on.

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Eagle football links

The Eagles were back at practice Tuesday afternoon, determined to one day look back fondly and enjoy the win over Oregon State. Tuesday was not that day, however, as the Eagles focused on Western Oregon. ... We'll discuss both games tomorrow at noon during our…

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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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MONDAY, SEPT. 2, 2013

Talking WSU on SWX

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- On Mondays throughout the football season, I'll make a brief appearance on SWX's nightly sports show with producer/all-around good dude Neil Stover. We filmed the first of our interviews today at Martin Stadium, and you can watch it below. SWX Right…

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WSU depth chart, Week 2

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- A quick post to pass along WSU's depth chart, which remains pretty much the same as last week. OFFENSE X 88 Isiah MYERS 6-0 185 JR 80 Dom WILLIAMS 6-2 192 SO* or 1 Vince MAYLE 6-3 240 SR Y 84…

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Adams is FCS Player of the Week

Not surprisingly, the national accolades are pouring in for Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams. Today, the sensational sophomore was selected by The Sports Network as its NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Offensive Player of the Week after leading fourth-ranked EWU to a 49-46 victory over…

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A new week begins at WSU

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- It's never easy for a college football team to shake off a loss as frustrating as WSU's 31-24 defeat at Auburn on Saturday. But the Cougars don't have time to dwell on it. USC awaits on Saturday. We'll meet with coach…

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 1, 2013

Leach, Breske look back on Auburn 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State practiced for about an hour and 15 minutes tonight, going without pads and doing some initial scout work on USC. There was also dodgeball involved. We have a few notes, as well as some additional assessment of the Auburn…

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Eastern's big win, the morning after

PORTLAND - Everybody has a story, as they say, and they all begged to be told in the wake of Eastern Washington’s 49-46 win last night over Oregon State. But I couldn’t, even in the longest game story I’ve every written in my short time…

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