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Get to know Ernie Kent

If you're in Spokane tomorrow, April 9, and would like to get to know WSU's new men's basketball coach drop by the Davenport Hotel in Downtown Spokane from 7-8:30 p.m. for a free reception. It sounds like there will be some food provided, but make...

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos slices between Cowboys Leyton Hammonds, left , and Markel Brown. Pangos led the Zags with 26 points, his highest total since November. (Dan Pelle)

Zags have strong crew returning

The college basketball season ended last night with UConn winning the national title over Kentucky. Gonzaga's season ended March 23rd with an 84-61 loss to Arizona. I took a look back and look ahead for the Zags, who will be under the expectation spotlight again...

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Something just didn't add up last night 

A GRIP ON SPORTS After watching Connecticut win another national title last night, it hit me. The Huskies' win should give seventh seeds every year the realization even they can win the NCAA tournament. Seventh seeds with NBA first-round draft picks in the backcourt and...

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Tuesday morning Pac-12 links

From Pullman -- We have a new champions in college basketball, and it's Todd, winner of our tournament bracket challenge. Todd finished with 79 points and 40 correct picks. Congratulations, Todd, I'll reach out to you on Yahoo about your prize information but if for...

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Idaho hires Ambrose as secondary coach

Ashley Ambrose, a 13-year NFL veteran with experience coaching at high-level college programs, has joined Paul Petrino's staff as secondary coach. Ambrose spent three years at Colorado (2008-2010) and two seasons at Cal (2011-2012), where he coached defensive backs. He played with the Colts, Bengals,...

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Ducks trying to poach Gonzaga's Graves 

A GRIP ON SPORTS There was a time not too long ago when each college basketball offseason was met with speculation about Mark Few and just about every big-time job opening. Would the Gonzaga coach go or would he stay? Now that Few has turned...

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Sunday morning Pac-12 links 

The Cougars didn't scrimmage on Saturday, but still had a spirited practice to close out the first third of spring. Here's our practice report and a story on Washington State's young defense. In case you missed it we had a noter 5 Questions video, this...

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Spring Practice Report: Day 5 

From Pullman -- A third of the way through spring practices, on Saturday it was finally the Washington State defense's turn to watch the offense do up downs at the end of practice. After allowing themselves to be outperformed early in the spring, the Cougars...

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Idaho quarterback Chad Chalich takes the snap as Matt Linehan (10) and coach Paul Petrino look on. The Vandals scrimmage for nearly three hours on Saturday at the Kibbie Dome. (University of Idaho)

Petrino on Idaho's first scrimmage

The Idaho football team spent three hours inside the Kibbie Dome on Saturday morning and early afternoon. Most of that time was dedicated to the first scrimmage of spring, which spanned roughly 190 plays. We've posted the full comments from coach Paul Petrino after the...

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Shock defeat San Jose 73-62

Spokane rebounded from a rough road loss to Arizona nearly two weeks ago by thumping San Jose 73-62 on Friday at the SAP Center in San Jose. Erik Meyer had four touchdown passes and added four more rushing. Mike Washington had 171 yards receiving and...

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Petrino pleased on eve of scrimmage

Late in Idaho's fourth practice of the spring on Friday evening, running back Jerrel Brown turned to teammate Kris Olugbode and yelled, "I could do this all day!" Tomorrow, he might actually get a chance to. The Vandals will hold their first scrimmage of spring...

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Game day for Shock

It's been a while. Spokane lost its last AFL game, 68-49, to Arizona on March 23. After a bye week, the Shock return to action tonight against San Jose at the SAP Center in San Jose. The SaberCats are 2-1, Spokane is 1-1. Here's my...

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Spring Practice Report: Day 4 

Practice four is in the books for WSU and we saw some good work out of the offense. The defense had some moments as well, but not enough to avoid up downs. “I thought they battled back,” coach Mike Leach said after practice. “I thought...

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Thursday morning Pac-12 links 

From Pullman -- Lot of news following a lengthy introductory press conference for new Washington State men's basketball coach Ernie Kent. Here's our story on WSU's buzzy hire. We've got some reaction from WSU signee Tramaine Isabell. Here's some video, notes and quotes from the...

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Tramaine Isabell waiting on uncertain future 

From Pullman -- While the excitement of a new basketball coach had Washington State students in a tizzy this afternoon, it's been a bitter few weeks for WSU signee Tramaine Isabell. The point guard out of Garfield high school in Seattle committed to coach Ken...

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