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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014


Friday morning Pac-12 links 

*We'll be holding a live WSU chat today at 11 a.m. here on SportsLink. From Pullman -- Yesterday's practice was almost uneventful. With this spring game on Saturday the Cougars took the pads off for Thursday's practice and went through their normal drills, which you...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

WSU lands four-star quarterback 

From Pullman -- As we noted in our practice report, prep quarterback Tyler Hilinski attended Washington State's football practice on Thursday and evidently he liked what he saw, making a verbal commitment to play for WSU according to a Rivals.com report($). Hilinski is rated the...

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Spring Practice Report: Day 13

From Pullman -- The clouds broke for the final Washington State football practice before the spring game. The coaches have split up the roster into two teams and are hoping for as competitive a game as possible. I will have those rosters for you sometime...

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- The Cougars won't be in pads when they take the field today for their final tune-up before Saturday's spring game at 1 p.m. in Spokane's Joe Albi Stadium. The Tuesday practice following that scrimmage will officially mark the end of spring football...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014

Petrino: UI has exceeded expectations

If Idaho's Silver and Gold game on Friday night (7:30, Kibbie Dome) goes as well as the first four weeks of spring practice, Paul Petrino will walk away a happy coach. Asked about where the Vandals are relative to his expectations for the spring, Petrino...

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WSU to host Eastern in 2018 

From Pullman -- Washington State announced on Wednesday that the school will host the Eastern Washington football team for a game on Sept. 15, 2018. The release from the school is below. ...

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Spokane Shock's Raul Vijil, catching a TD pass last season against Utah, has worked hard to return from a knee injury.
 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vijil helping train Shock players

Raul Vijil, one of the Shock's all-time greats, isn't grabbing touchdown passes anymore but he still has an important role with the team. Vijil, now with APX Strength, helps guide Shock players through strength and conditioning drills, often at the conclusion of the team's practices...

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The changing of the guard continues 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There are some questions that are impossible to answer definitively. Like why the M's are so mediocre year-in and year-out. Or why Pete Carroll is always smiling. Or why kids decide to leave one college for another. Read on.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Spring Practice Report: Day 12

From Pullman -- Rain, rain, go away. Today's torrent drove reporters and athletic support staff into the upper bleachers to seek refuge beneath the overhang. Refuge was not to be found. I could go on about the weather but then we'd both be in a...

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Kent lands his first recruit

From Pullman -- Multiple recruiting websites are reporting that East Los Angeles CC power forward Aaron Cheatum (6-7, 240) made a verbal commitment to Washington State last night, making him the first recruit for new basketball coach Ernie Kent at WSU. Assistant coach Greg Graham...

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Hawks hope Midas touch works with Pryor 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Terrelle Pryor, lined up in the slot receiver position, goes in motion. He receives a handoff from Russell Wilson and it looks as if he's going to pass. But instead he takes off running. Ten yards, 20, 30, 40 and he's...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- It's Spokane Week for the Washington State athletic department and here in Pullman the Cougars have just one week left of spring football. We began the week yesterday with a lunchtime chat. We also had a blog post on Gabe Marks' successful...

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Bill Moos says no more Pac-12 Seattle games 

From Pullman -- Washington State has played a Pac-12 opponent in Seattle the past three season with pretty paltry results. The Cougars, hosting some stiff competition, went 0-3 in their home games away from Pullman, losing to Oregon State, No. 2 Oregon and No. 5...

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WSU Receiver tweets surgery successful 

Surgery was successful. Shoutout to pullman Regional hospital — VINO (@Gabe_Marks) April 20, 2014 Washington State receiver Gabe Marks has been limited this spring with a groin injury and has only participated in a few receiving drills. Yesterday, Marks indicated on Twitter that he had...

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SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014


Sunday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- Happy Easter, everybody. I hope you're enjoying your chocolate goodies. We've got some links for you to peruse while the children tear up your neighborhood in the relentless pursuit of multicolored eggs. Washington State had its first official football scrimmage of spring....

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SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014


Shock lose on last play

Losses don't come much tougher than the one Spokane experienced Saturday night. The Shock scored with 10 seconds left to take a 50-46 lead, but Cleveland connected on arena football's version of the Hail Mary, a desperation heave into the netting at the back of...

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Spring Practice Report: Day 11

From Pullman -- Washington State held the first of its three official "scrimmages" on Saturday, running 115 plays at full speed. Each school is allowed 12 contact practices, eight of which may involve tackling. No more than three of those eight tackling sessions can devote...

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