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THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

EWU football schedule, and a poll 

Eastern Washington released its fooball schedule on Wednesday, a front-loaded package that includes early trips to Idaho and Washington State plus an early matchup with Montana. Which poses an important question: Which Eastern football game is the most important to win this year?

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2012

Big Sky TV - the morning after

The Big Sky Conference announced its new TV contract on Tuesday, calling it a win-win for everyone in the league. Indeed, the contract with Root Sports calls for up to 18 football games, including many double-headers, and up to 12 basketball games.Revenue will get a…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

Eagles fly home, face PSU next

We're not even at the halfway mark, but the Big Sky basketball race is shaping up. Well, Weber State is shaping up to dominate the conference. The Wildcats, who have many more weapons besides national scoring leader Damian Lillard, moved into sole possession of first…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

EWU and the Big Sky

The top teams in the Big Sky Conference preseason polls did a good job reinforcing that confidence, with the Eagles, picked third, keeping pace with a 65-60 win at Sacramento State. Montana, second in the preseason polls, burnished its image with an easy win at…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012

BCS playoffs - a radical solution 

Before the "glow" wears off from the BCS title game, I just have to throw in my idea for playoff system for major college football. It's radically different from most proposals, because we should be asking less, not more, of the student/athletes/gladiators who make this…

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Big Sky roundup

I could blame Tim Tebow for this, but I forgot to catch a time change for Saturday's Eastern basketball game at Northern Colorado. The game is now scheduled at 3:05 p.m. Pacific time, one hour earlier than previously planned, to avoid aconflict with the Denver…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

Follow me around the Big Sky

Now that I've covered my first two EWU basketball games, it's time to offer more: from here on out I will post interesting EWU and Big Sky news items at least three times a week, and I'll shoot for a 10 a.m. post each time.…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012

EWU looks to rebound vs. NAU

Yes, rebounding, which was a shortcoming in the Eagles' 76-69 loss Thursday night against Weber State. EWU was outrebounded 44-31 in a game that could have gone their way. Tonight, the Eagles (7-8 overall and 1-2 in the Big Sky Conference) face Northern Arizona (5-10…

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An introduction and more 

Greetings: My name is Jim Allen and this is my first week on the job as I return to The Spokesman-Review Sports Desk after a short interruption of ... 24 years. Because of the holiday, this first week lasts only four days, which offers even…

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Jim Allen
Jim Allen joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently covers K-12 education and women's basketball.

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