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SUNDAY, AUG. 31, 2014

They aren't who you thought they were 

What's the most predictable thing about college football? It's the unpredictability. Jameis Winston hardly looked like a Heisman Trophy winner while defending champion Florida State eked out a win over Oklahoma State, West Virginia gave Alabama all it could handle and who knew Marshawn Lynch…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014

Sebastian LaRue back at practice

The Cougars held practice for about an hour tonight. There wasn't much worth noting – some punt drills, lots of scout team work at half speed – except for the return of one Sebastian LaRue, who has been away from the team because of family…

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Quotes from Mike Leach press conference 

Washington State will play another weekday game this week, traveling to Reno, Nevada to take on the Wolf Pack. Because the schedule is still off the Cougars held their typical Monday press conference today. A transcription of coach Mike Leach's interview is after the jump.…

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The M's are sinking in the West 

A GRIP ON SPORTS If you wondered when this M's follower's dream of winning the American League West passed away, wonder no longer. It occurred in the fourth inning last night, when Wilson Ramos drove a high changeup over the left-field wall, the fourth of…

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Saturday morning Pac-12 links

Some teams still play their games on Saturday and without a Washington State game it's the perfect opportunity to spend a day on the couch flipping between two or three matchups. The Cougars will hold their weekly press availability today so keep an eye out…

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Everyone gets in act for Indians

The Spokane Indians capped their regular-season home schedule Friday with a balanced offensive performance. All 11 Indians who came to bat, including late-game replacements Chuck Moorman and Pepe Cardona, collected hits during the 15-hit effort that buried Salem-Keizer 11-5. Read story

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

Grading the Rutgers game 

Just like last season, each day following the Washington State game I'll be posting letter grades for each position unit based on my observations of how it did during the previous game. To answer an oft-asked question: No, I won't be grading the coaching staff.…

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Eastern football links

Sorry this is so late, but I just had to stay up watching the Cougs. ... In happier news, here's my story on former WSU (and current Eastern Washington) wide receiver Blair Bomber. ... In case you missed it, we had a lively live chat…

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Morning after links 

Washington State overcame an early deficit to take a solid lead against Rutgers in Seattle yesterday, but was unable to sustain it, eventually falling 41-38. Links from that game and from around the Pac-12 are after the jump. …

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Destination: Vancouver and TBD

The Spokane Indians will wrap up their Northwest League regular-season home schedule Friday with the final game of a five-game set against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The Indians will cap the regular season with three games at Vancouver, starting Saturday. Wasting no time, they'll play Game…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014

Eastern football links

Don't forget, it's Thursday, which means we will be chatting at noon on all things EWU sports. ... Saturday's game against Montana Western offers one of the visitors a chance for a memorable homecoming. ... Want more on Saturday's game? Here is the official release…

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WSU game day links 

Well, everyone, the countdown is over. Zero days until Cougar football. Still quite a few hours however, now that college football is a nocturnal sport, so let's pass the time with some links. …

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Pena turns attention to playoffs

Wednesday night served as a playoff tune-up for Spokane Indians starter Richelson Pena, who capped his regular season with a fine performance marred by basically one pitch -- a 0-2 high fastball that Salem-Keizer's Austin Slater deposited over the left-field fence for a three-run homer…

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