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THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 2009

Happy New Year Coug fans 23 

COUGARS So it's New Year's Day, 2009. How many of you out there wondered if you would ever see this day? No, I don't mean at 11:23 last night when you couldn't remember if the person you were talking with through a self-induced haze was...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 2008

Only a few hours until 2009 WSU fans 

COUGARS Let's see. It's only a couple days before the Pac-10 basketball season starts. We've got that covered on the link. Oregon State put up an offensive show en route to defeating Pitt. That's covered too. Anything else? Yes, there is. Read on.

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Links from there to here

COUGARS A quick post this morning, with a potpourri of links, including to UW's win last night through Oregon's football win and on to a new job for a former Cougar, though not in that order. Read on.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2008

MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

Young Cougars test K-State

COUGARS I know it's December so this shouldn't surprise me, but darn if it isn't snowing again. It's stretches like these that make me wish I was covering Arizona State or UCLA or even Cal Poly. Read on for the one WSU-related link I found...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2008

SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2008

WSU collapses down the stretch 37 

COUGARS After the collapse was over, and WSU had lost 64-52 at LSU, basketball coach Tony Bennett talked about "regrouping." The defeat itself was one thing, but the way the Cougars lost, blowing a seven-point lead midway through the second half by just giving the...

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WSU loses 64-52 at LSU 17 

COUGARS A 11-0 run by LSU clinches a 64-52 nonconference win over WSU on Saturday. The Cougars turned the ball over five times down the stretch, part of 18 they had, including 13 of them steals credited to the Tigers. We'll be back in a...

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LSU leads by two at half 

COUGARS An interesting first half with some interesting whistles. That's as far as I will go other than to say it's easy to see why LSU has won 12 consecutive home games. ... LSU leads 25-23 behind the 12 points of Bo Spencer, a guard...

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LSU last nonconference game for WSU 

COUGARS The calendar is about to turn a new leaf. Washington State's basketball schedule is about to do the same thing. The Cougars will play their final nonconference game this morning in Baton Rouge, facing an LSU team that's lost just once this season. Read...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 2008

One more pre-Pac-10 test for WSU 

COUGARS • UPDATED 5:45 P.M. WSU gets back on the court tomorrow at 9-1 LSU. The Tigers will provide a formidable test for the Cougars, but their record is a little soft, with eight wins over teams with a Pomeroy ranking of 220 or worse...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2008

A Christmas treat for football fans 11 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 3:45 P.M.; 2:30 P.M. DEC. 25 Wandering around the Internet last night, I saw a football beat writer who offered his thoughts about starters next year for the school he covers. It seemed like a good idea, so I decided to try...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2008

Two games, two outcomes 

COUGARS Isn't college athletics fun? Last Friday, WSU's women's basketball team handed the University of Hawaii an 18-point defeat. The two teams played again Monday. Read on to find out what happened this time.

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MONDAY, DEC. 22, 2008

Former Coug Haskins lives his faith 

COUGARS A Monday evening in Spokane. It's beautiful. Plus the ride from Pullman wasn't too bad. There's nothing like a day when 195 blends into the surrounding fields, and only the grooves in the snow tell you where to go. We have a story to...

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Planes, Trains and WSU 13 

COUGARS Got back to Pullman last night around 9 p.m. after writing my story, posting it to this blog and driving slowly down the highway. Come to find out an hour or so later that I beat the Washington State team bus back to town....

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SUNDAY, DEC. 21, 2008

WSU pulls away late to stop UI 15 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 10 P.M. With Aron Baynes dominating inside – 18 points and nine rebounds – and Taylor Rochestie controlling the perimeter on both offense and defense – 11 points, five assists and limiting Mac Hopson to 10 points – the Cougars raised their...

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WSU leads by two at half

COUGARS Halftime in the Cowan Spectrum and this one isn't going according to plan. It's being played at a slow pace and Idaho is staying close. A big reason is WSU is shooting so poorly. The shots are there, the Cougars are just not knocking...

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Snow be darned, this one's on 

COUGARS Good evening from snowy Moscow ... and snowy Pullman … and snowy just about anywhere in the Palouse. I'm hoping I'll be able to get back to Pullman after the game, but who knows? As long as the snowplows are working, I'm OK I...

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WSU fans will be seeing red tonight 

COUGARS We're still searching for the best way to present our posts on this new SportsLink site, so we're back to leading off with the Cougar label. Hope that helps you find each individual WSU post. We have a few story links for you on...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 20, 2008

THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2008

Snowed under, but not by WSU news 

UPDATED: 12:40 P.M. Let's have a vote. How many of you think I'm going to make it from Spokane to Pullman today? I'll give you a hint: I'm not sure I can make it out of the neighborhood, because the snow in the street is,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2008

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