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THURSDAY, OCT. 12, 2006

Erickson tries to squelch bowl talk for now

VANDALS, EAGLESIdaho Statesman columnist Brian Murphy talked with football coach Dennis Erickson about the Vandals' success so far this season, and how Erickson is trying to temper fans' expectations for the remainder of the year. There's more information, notes and opinion on Jim Meehan's blog,…

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Magic castigated for its defense on Morrison

MORRISON WATCH, COLLEGE BASKETBALLNot match the day after the preseason opener, but one question, courtesy of the visiting team's local newspaper: Was it Adam Morrison's offense, or the Orlando Magic's defense?The Orlando Sentinel fell in the category of the latter in its summary of the…

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 2006

A new foe, a new look

EAGLES, VANDALS, HUSKIES, PIRATESEastern Washington will be facing Northern Colorado in Big Sky action for the first time Saturday (12:30 p.m.; KSKN-22) and what little they know about the Bears might have to be revised.It seems, according to Dave Trimmer's story in today's S-R, the…

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Chiefs start slow, end with win

CHIEFS, WHLA slow start didn't bode well for Spokane in the Arena on Tuesday.Neither did an early penalty and a power-play goal.But then Judd Blackwater got going. His two second-period goals ignited the Chiefs' offense in their 6-4 comeback win over the Portland Winter Hawks.The…

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WSU not at full strength this week

COUGARSThe Cougars are heading into probably their toughest back-to-back games of the season (Cal and Oregon), and they'll do it down a few key offensive players.Glenn Kasses' went over the injuries to Jason Hill, Cody Boyd and Ben Woodard in his story today, and he…

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TUESDAY, OCT. 10, 2006

Lynch to go for Bears

COUGARS, VANDALSA couple of late notes ...Cal's Marshawn Lynch, who has been battling an ankle sprain, will play Saturday at Washington State, according to Cal coach Jeff Tedford.••••••••••The Shreveport Times profiles Dennis Erickson as he gets ready to bring his Vandals to Louisiana to play…

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Hawes to have knee surgery

THE LATE NEWS Bad news for the Husky basketball program, already having to replace a big chunk of last year's NCAA playoff team.Seven-foot freshman center Spencer Hawes will have arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair some damage to his right knee. The Seattle Prep product is…

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USC still in spotlight as OSU looms

HUSKIESWell so much for putting USC behind them.According to Bob Condotta's Seattle Times story, reporters quizzed coach Tyrone Willingham for about 45 minutes about the ending of Saturday game in Los Angeles.And we know the fans haven't gotten over it. They think there was a…

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Once again, Erickson gets results

VANDALS, EAGLESDennis Erickson's presence usually means there will be improvement.For the fifth time in eight coaching stops, the University of Idaho football coach has won more games in his first year than the team won the year before. That little tidbit is only one note…

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MONDAY, OCT. 9, 2006

Where do the Hawks go from here?

SEAHAWKSThe bye week is over. So is a quarter of the season. Where do the Seahawks stand?Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times tried to answer that question today as does Mike Sando, on his Seahawk blog from the News Tribune. The Everett Herald's Scott Johnson…

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Beard signs with Chicago

SHOCKKevin Beard is no longer a member of the Shock.The team announced Monday that Beard, a wide receiver/linebacker from the University of Miami, has signed with the defending Arena Bowl champion Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League.Beard (pictured playing with Miami; AP photo) led…

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The postseason football schedule is still murky

PREPSThere is still a lot of confusion concerning the Greater Spokane League playoff picture, but one part this is set: The schedule for the last week's games with the Columbia Basin League, which include non-league games for non-playoff participants, and play-in games for the state…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 8, 2006

Right now I just want to feel old

COUGARS, COLLEGE FOOTBALLOK, if you've read this on-line column, or if you read the paper last Tuesday, or if you know me at all, you know today is my birthday. My 50th birthday. I have only one thing to say: Thank God my waistline no…

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SATURDAY, OCT. 7, 2006

Cougars' defense steps up

Give this win to the Washington State defense.The Cougars defeated Oregon State 13-6 Saturday night in Corvallis in a game that, if not dominated by defenses, was at least decided by them.WSU (4-2 overall and 2-1 in Pac-10 play) cracked the OSU end zone just…

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WSU 6, OSU 3 - Halftime

COUGARSThere must be some sort of bible verse that says "and the kickers shall lead them." At least there should be in a Cougar game-day bible.That was the case in the first half Saturday, when kicker Loren Langley converted two field goals – 39 and…

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Montana at EWU, halftime

EAGLESIt's not often you trail at halftime 21-10 and feel pretty good.But that's the case for the Eastern Eagles right now.When Montana jumped out with 21 first-quarter points - including a 94-yard punt return and Josh Swogger's bullet touchdown pass - it looked like the…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 2006

Voters may ensure Sonics' departure

SEAHAWKS, SONICSSports is a key part of Seattle's culture, right up there with coffee and grunge. But, after building more than a billion dollars worth of sports stadiums within the city limits, some people are saying enough.And they have a new tactic.The P-I's Art Thiel…

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A team in the wilderness

MORRISON WATCHFor the past couple years, Adam Morrison has been the talk of Spokane. If he walked into a downtown restaurant, heads would turn, people would talk, maybe even an autograph hunter or two would screw up the guts to ask. I know, I've seen…

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Chiefs ready to play at home

CHIEFS, WHLThe Spokane Chiefs have had a chance to regroup, reenergize and relax – a little – after opening the Western Hockey League season on the road.That season-opening four-game road trip - caused by the Promise Keepers being in the Arena, which is what kicks…

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