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TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 2014

The WSU recruits just keep coming 

Since Dillon Faamatau added his name to the 2015 WSU recruiting class, four more prospects have pledged their services. is reporting that linebacker Kyahva Tezino has decided to play for WSU over reported scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Miami, UCLA, Washington and other…

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Have basketball, will travel 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you were looking for a taut, tightly contested college basketball game to watch last night, turning on the Gonzaga game would not have satisfied you. But I'm sure you knew that going in. Everyone did. Read on.

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Morning links: Dillon Faamatau to WSU

The lack of a defensive coordinator does not appear to be hurting Washington State on the recruiting front. Dillon Faamatau has decided to play for WSU, according to Britton Ransford. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle from Norwalk, California chose WSU over reported scholarship offers from…

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MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2014

Eastern Washington head coach Jim Hayford calls to his player in the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Washington, on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in Seattle. Washington won the game 81-77. (Stephen Brashear / Fr159797 Ap)

EWU basketball, day after: No time to sulk

Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford spent part of Monday afternoon at a J.C. Penney store in Huntsville, Texas, doing some Christmas shopping for his assistants. "And if they don’t work out, they can always return them in Spokane,” said Hayford, dispensing the kind of…

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Ernie Kent Q&A: getting their legs back

Ernie Kent addressed the media today while his team takes what is, in his opinion, a much-needed break to focus on finals. The Cougars played three games last week, but will have eight days off following their loss at Santa Clara before hosting San Jose…

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1925 City BB

As with football, Spokane high school basketball teams played in no organized league until the Spokane City League was formed in 1925. Prior to that, the results of the annual games between the schools resulted in a “City Champion”. On Jan. 7, 1926, 200 fans…

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SUNDAY, DEC. 14, 2014

A win tonight would send Arizona coach Sean Miller to his first Final Four. (Associated Press)

Morning links: a mixed bag for the Pac-12 

If you're a Pac-12 basketball fan based in Arizona or Oregon than yesterday was probably pretty sweet. Outside of the Beaver State and Cactusville, it was a more or less bleak day for a conference that appears headed toward its fourth down year since 2010.We…

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SATURDAY, DEC. 13, 2014

Cougars get their second defensive recruit of the evening 

Shortly after Hunter Mattox decided to play football at Washington State, another Cali defender followed suit. Britton Ransford of reported this evening that linebacker Eddie Rudinksi has accepted a scholarship offer from WSU over offers from Colorado, Nevada, Washington and others. Rudinksi is reportedly…

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WSU’s Ike Iroegbu flies over Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos for a layup. Iroegbu led the Cougars with 20 points. (Jesse Tinsley)

WSU travels to Santa Clara, plus links 

Washington State will face its second consecutive West Coast Conference team this evening. The Cougars have traveled to Santa Clara to face a team with the same name. Santa Clara should provide a good road test for WSU – KenPom only grants the Cougars a…

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FRIDAY, DEC. 12, 2014

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota stands with his trophy after being awarded the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation’s top quarterback. (Associated Press)

Morning links: Pac-12 reels in awards

Some major college football awards were handed out yesterday and the Pac-12 brought in a pretty good haul. Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III won the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive player in the country, while Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will have a…

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THURSDAY, DEC. 11, 2014

Austin Rehkow misses out on Ray Guy Award

As a sophomore, it's an accomplishment just getting nominated for the Ray Guy Award. Rehkow was one of three finalists for the award this evening at the award show in Orlando. Unfortunately for the Idaho punter from Spokane Valley, Wash., he did not attain the…

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