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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

Rockets maintain level in poll

The Kelowna Rockets, marking their 12th week in the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 poll, stayed at No. 1 for the third consecutive week. Kelowna (36-5-0-2) proved its merit on Sunday by defeating fifth-ranked Calgary in Calgary. Read story

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WSU announces new football players

On Monday we reported that the Washington State football team was set to welcome six new student-athletes who enrolled for Spring semester. Today, the school formally announced the new roster additions. “This is a very good start to our 2014 signing class,” said coach Mike…

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Shock sold to new owners

The Spokane Shock is under a new ownership group. Arena Football Partners, LLC, with investors from Washington, including Spokane, and California, has purchased the team from Brady Nelson, who brought the popular arena football team to Spokane in 2006, and Nelson's partners. I spoke with…

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Wednesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Well, hope you enjoyed having the Cougars in Pullman. It may have been brief, but at least WSU won its only home Pac-12 game out of the first six. With classes starting on Monday the team barely had time to grab its…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

Seattle keeps upper hand

It's one thing when the Spokane Chiefs struggle against the Portland Winterhawks. That's old news. Spokane's yearlong drought against the Seattle Thunderbirds is another matter. Read story

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Road trips are always challenging

The Gonzaga Bulldogs lost to Portland, picked ninth in the preseason poll, last Thursday at the Chiles Center, another not-so-gentle reminder that there are no gimmies on the road in college basketball. I took a closer look at why road games, particularly in the WCC,…

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Lacy out for another month 

From Pullman -- Ken Bone talked to the media on Tuesday as part of the Pac-12 men's basketball coaches teleconference. Bone said that he was impressed with Stanford's size and athleticism in the post, that Josh Hawkinson is improving and may be overtaking Jordan Railey,…

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Yesterday was the start of called for Spring semester at Washington State and the students were back on campus. That includes six new Cougars who enrolled for Spring quarter (although apparently Calvin Green is arriving today). In the morning, Bud Nameck hosted…

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Elynuiks know their WHL

Hudson Elynuik, one of the two newest members of the Spokane Chiefs, started his Western Hockey League career with great advance knowledge about the league. Elynuik and the Chiefs will be home Tuesday night against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Read story

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MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Bulldogs slide in polls 

Gonzaga's upset loss to Portland last Thursday dropped the Bulldogs out of the A.P. Top 25 and nearly out of the USA Today rankings. Gonzaga (14-3) slipped eight spots, from No. 22 to No. 30, in the A.P. poll. The Zags dropped from 18th to…

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Cougar Calls with Bill Moos recap

From Pullman -- Cougar Calls -- Bud Nameck's weekly radio show on KXLY with WSU athletic director Bill Moos -- can be heard every Monday at 10 a.m. Moos wasn't available today so associate athletic director Mike Marlow appeared in his stead. A podcast will…

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WSU football set to add six Spring enrollees

From Pullman -- Six new players are expected to join the Washington State football program today, with Markell Sanders, Marcellus Pippins, Dylan Hanser, Nick Begg, Calvin Green and Sean Krepsz all set to become Cougars. Sanders, Hanser, Begg and Krepsz are already listed in the…

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Monday morning Pac-12 links  

From Pullman -- By the time the Cougars are one-third of the way through Pac-12 play, they'll have only played one game in Pullman. So it's a good thing they won it last night, against Utah, 49-46. It's the Cougars first Pac-12 win and it…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014

WSU picks up first Pac-12 win 

From Pullman -- It wasn't pretty and the offense is still a work in progress but the Washington State men's basketball team gritted out a 49-46 victory over visiting Utah on Sunday evening. Our game story is after the jump. ...

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Which do you prefer? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS As a fan, would you rather have your team, in this case the Seattle Seahawks, win a playoff game in a dominant fashion, making it look easy, or would you rather have them gut out a win? It's a legitimate question,…

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- The WSU-UW rivalry in women's hoops continues to be a one-sided affair with the dominant school predictably winning every game as much a certainty as the sunset or the tide's endless back and forth. Yes, the Washington State women tacked another win…

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Seattle improves to 4-0 against Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs were slightly more than 2 minutes away from their first win against the Seattle Thunderbirds this season when everything went awry Saturday. Seattle pulled its goalie, scoring the tying goal in regulation and got the winner in overtime to stop Spokane 4-3.…

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