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SUNDAY, OCT. 22, 2006

SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2006

UO at WSU: Postgame

COUGARSCan we get off Alex Brink's back now?Sure he doesn't have the strongest arm in the world, but I can list 10 guys in the NFL Hall of Fame that didn't have rockets, starting with Joe Montana.Now, wait, I'm not comparing Brink with Montana, but…

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UO at WSU: Halftime

COUGARSThe final line of this post is: Just ask UCLA - or Washington. Despite two turnovers, despite losing two starting defensive linemen to injuries, despite having an extra point blocked, the Cougars had one of better halves of the season.Especially on the defensive side. Once…

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UO at WSU: Pregame No. 2

COUGARSSo what constitutes a rivalry?Is it geographic? Is it historic? Is it something else?A couple of notes on this on-line column the past couple days got me thinking about the nature of rivalries, and what part of our nature feeds them.There's little doubt there are…

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Vancouver shows why it's No. 1

CHIEFSSpokane opened up its three-game road trip with a tough opponent – and no offense.The Chiefs were blanked for the first time this season by the Western Hockey League's – and Canadian Hockey League's – top-ranked team, the Vancouver Giants, 3-0.Tonight should be a lot…

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Showdown Saturday finally arrives

VANDALS, EAGLES, PIRATESGot to get down to Pullman soon, but before I do I wanted to link to these stories concerning the big showdown in Moscow, and the other two local colleges playing on the road.Jim Meehan writes the Vandals may be better than .500…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 20, 2006

Injuries, schedules and praise from SI

GONZAGA, MORRISON WATCHThis one slipped through my fingers like so many perfect passes, but better late than not at all, right?The Gonzaga front line, not the deepest its ever been going into the season, just got a little shallower for a while. Theo Davis, a…

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Ho-hum, Tatupu and Brown share spotlight

SEAHAWKSHonestly, there is not much new on the plate today, just different papers doing the same stories.There are a couple of real original stories, one from Clare Farnsworth at the P-I, who examines how linebacker Lofa Tatupu has become an every-down back in the Hawks'…

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Former Chiefs ready to face old teammates

CHIEFS, WHLSpokane is on a three-game road trip that starts tonight in Vancouver against the top-ranked Giants.But Saturday's game, against the expansion Chilliwack Bruins, will be the most emotional for some, in large part because two former Chiefs, Myles Stoesz and Jim Watts, play for…

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WSU continues its version of the Long March

COUGARS, COLLEGE FOOTBALLTwelve consecutive weeks of college football games. Tough.But that's what the Washington State Cougars are doing this year – as is UW – thanks to the NCAA adding a 12th game. Glenn Kasses looks at what the schedule is doing to the Cougs,…

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Morrison's poor shooting night OK with coach

MORRISON WATCH UPDATED: 11:25 A.M.When is shooting 3 of 16 from the floor not a bad game?When you're Adam Morrison and your coach, Bernie Bickerstaff, asks you to shoot more often. And, when you take those shots, you attract defensive attention, freeing up your teammates.That's…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 2006

Morrison has another poor shooting night

MORRISON WATCH, LATE EDITIONIt was another off-shooting night for Adam Morrison, as the Bobcats lost 109-96. In his last two games, Morrison has hit 5 of 27 shots.Here is the AP game story and the box score. There is also a Michael Jordan note after…

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Threat isn't credible, authorities say

SEAHAWKSThe biggest story out of Seattle right now has little to do with on-the-field activities.It's the story about a terrorist threat to pro football facilities this weekend. All the Seattle-area papers looked at it, examined how real it might be and whether such things will…

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EWU to face BYU next season

EAGLESEastern Washington's two Division I-A games this season were, if not a trip through the AP's top 10, pretty darn tough. First came Pac-10's Oregon State, which last week handed Washington its lunch. Then there was a trip to West Virginia, which just happens to…

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Moors, kilts and the NBA

MORRISON WATCH UPDATED 2:55 P.M.The reach of the NBA is incredible.This story is all the way from Scotland – a Charlotte Bobcat preview featuring, you guessed it, Adam Morrison.The bottom line? A prediction of another lottery pick in Charlotte's future.UPDATE: rates the performances of…

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Prep Page is packed with local stories

PREPSThere's a lot to get through in The Spokesman-Review today, so let's get started.Before we do though, I want you let you know I'll be posting an opinion piece late today concerning club sports competing during high school sports seasons.But that's later. Right now Greg…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2006

Goodbye Ernie

MISCELLANEOUSThis has little to do with Inland Northwest sports (there is a short mention of Washington State), but it's worth reading.It's Steve Kelley's obituary of Seattle legend Ernie Steele.Steele lived a long, full life built with more memories than most - and Kelley catches the…

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Magazine ranks Zags 25th

GONZAGA UPDATED 2:25 P.M.More and more college basketball preview stories are filtering out, with Gonzaga stories right up there with other top-tier programs.One hit the web today, from, written by Joel Welser. In it, the on-line magazine ranks the Zags 25th, and repeats many…

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What's next, a formula that repels wood?

BASEBALLWhat a fun story this is. It's from the P-I and it's about another new discovery in Japan: the Gyroball.If you're a baseball fan, it's worth reading. If you're not, it's fun chuckling over thinking someone would actually spend so much time thinking this crud…

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Cougars see red - a lot

COUGARS UPDATED 2:25 P.M.What a shock.The Cougars spent most of Tuesday's practice time working on their red-zone offense. Glenn Kasses quotes offensive line coach George Yarno as saying they might play more offensive lineman in place of, I presume, the injured tight ends.Speaking of injuries,…

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Morrison moves forward

MORRISON WATCH UPDATED 12:35 P.M.Adam Morrison is changing positions. Not really, but the Bobcats have quit listing the 6-foot-8 Morrison as a shooting guard on their starting lineup list. Now they list three forwards, Morrison, Gerald Wallace and Emeka Okafor.No matter where Morrison was playing…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2006

Two branches of Seahawk coverage

SEAHAWKSThere are two big branches of news as the Hawks prepare to face Minnesota Vikings.The first has to do with Shaun Alexander's foot and how the All-Pro running back is still out and may be out two more weeks. There's more news on the injury…

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