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TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 2006

Chiefs move up to eighth in WHL poll

CHIEFS, WHL UPDATED 11:40 A.M.Spokane has been hot. And that hot streak has resulted in the Chiefs burning their way up the Western Hockey League rankings to eighth, as listed here on Jeff Bunch's blog.••••••••••The big game in the WHL tonight is in Everett, where…

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Stanback out and some want Locker in

HUSKIESA lot is being made on Isaiah Stanback being lost for the season, and rightfully so. (Stanback rides off the field Saturday; Associated Press photo.)Stepping in is a player who originally signed with the Cougs – isn't that a funny set of circumstances? – Carl…

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Where do the Cougs rank in the Pac?

COUGARS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATED: 12:05 P.M.Glenn Kasses ranks the Pac-10 as the conference football race turns toward the home stretch. His No. 1 team? Cal. His No. 5 team? WSU.He wants to know if you think that's too high or too low. You can click…

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MONDAY, OCT. 16, 2006

Here's your chance

MISCELLANEOUSIn Tuesday morning's Spokesman-Review, I asked for a favor. I'm looking for input from people who still remember John F. Kennedy on how they use the Internet in general, but more importantly – to me – SportsLink in particular.Here's your opportunity to let me know…

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Stanback out for the season

HUSKIESThe news couldn't have been worse for Isaiah Stanback. The Husky quarterback, a senior who was finally having the type of season kids dream about, is going to have surgery on his injured foot and his college career is over.You can find out more on…

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Bobcats open doors to good students

MORRISON WATCH UPDATED 11:30 A.M.If you are wondering why the Bobcats are hosting Washington in an exhibition game today at 7 a.m. PDT, here's the answer: Charlotte is opening its Arena doors to thousands of middle school kids who have exhibited academic excellence and good…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2006

The wacky WAC standings

VANDALS, EAGLES, HUSKIES, PIRATES, COLLEGE FOOTBALLLook who is atop the Western Athletic Conference standings (until tonight, anyway). The Idaho Vandals.The Vandals are 3-0 after forcing eight turnovers in their 24-14 win at Louisiana Tech.There's a lot more on Jim Meehan's blog.Jim was also at the…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 14, 2006

Cal at WSU: Postgame

COUGARS UPDATED: 8:25 P.M.Let's go back in time, to say, Thursday.Stop by Bill Doba's office at WSU and ask the coach for a minute. Tell him you can guarantee Cal won't score any more than, say, 21 points against his team on Saturday.Think he would…

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Cal at WSU: Halftime

Methodical. That's the word I spent the second quarter searching for.Sort of like the Cougar defense and Marshawn Lynch. It spent 15 minutes trying to find him, with less success than I had.Lynch was part of rushing attack that had more than 100 yards at…

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Cal at WSU: Pregame No. 3

COUGARSThere is something magical about a Saturday and college football players. Call it the Lourdes effect.All these injured 20-year-olds suddenly are healthy enough to play.Marshawn Lynch and his bad ankle? He looks fine. Ditto Cougar offensive lineman Charles Harris and his ankle. It wouldn't shock…

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Cal at WSU: Pregame No. 2

COUGARSIt seemed like good news. Cal running back Marshawn Lynch has an ankle injury and may not be at full strength (he's on the field and running well, maybe slightly favoring his left ankle).But then you look at what happened last week against Oregon when…

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Cougars ready to face 11th-ranked Cal

COUGARSIt's game day (vs. Cal at 2 p.m. in Martin Stadium) and we have are usual array of information, all contained on one page in the print Spokesman-Review. We'll try to do something similar here before we hit the road.On the front page, we'll lead…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 2006

Bulldogs begin post-Morrison era

GONZAGAThe Gonzaga Bulldogs are coming off a 29-4 season. They reached the Sweet 16, finally losing to NCAA-finalist UCLA, which rallied from nine down in the final 3 minutes, 26 seconds to win, 73-71. They return seven players who contributed significant minutes to their success,…

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To win, Seattle needs to improve offensive line

SEAHAWKSWill Matt Hasselbeck survive the season?There seems to be some question about that right now, with the guy asking the biggest ones being Hawks' coach Mike Holmgren.According to Holmgren, quoted in Danny O'Neil's Times story, "the quarterback is getting hit too much."It's pretty obvious the…

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Are two goalies better than one?

CHIEFSThe Chiefs host Everett tonight in the Arena and there's little doubt the Silvertips will be looking for revenge after last Friday's Spokane win in Everett.The Chiefs have two goalies, and Jeff Bunch writes in this morning's S-R that, despite the play of backup Dustin…

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GSL 4A playoff teams begin to clear up

PREPSThe Greater Spokane League football race took a large step toward clearing itself up Thursday night with Ferris' 35-14 victory over U-Hi. (at right is Ferris' McKenzie Murphy; photo by Jed Conklin, Spokesman-Review)The Saxons (5-1) win basically assures they will be in a state 4A…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 2006

California is No. 1 in one poll

COLLEGE SPORTSThis is a little off the beaten track, but does a college ranking that's interesting.The publication ranks all schools based on how they are doing in all NCAA sports, with points given for their rankings overall.The current No. 1 school? California, which just…

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Riley under fire as OSU travels to Seattle

HUSKIES, COLLEGE FOOTBALLWith Oregon State bringing a 2-3 record to Seattle, the Times' Bob Condotta takes the opportunity to detail the Beaver fans' dissatisfaction with coach Mike Riley.The Beavers do present one challenge to the UW coaching staff: Finding decent film on the OSU offense.…

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