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THURSDAY, JAN. 13, 2011

Busy weekend for women's basketball

Full slate of games for women's basketball teams, though the Washington State schedule is Friday-Sunday. Gonzaga plays one of its tougher WCC foes, at Pepperdine (game on TV, CBS college sports, hopefully my kids can find that channel for me), with LMU on Saturday. Idaho...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2011

Good wins for area women

The Eastern Washington women's basketball team began defense of its Big Sky Conference title by beating Portland State at Reese Court. The win came despite a sub-par performance from reigning league MVP Julie Piper, although she came through when it counted. Washington State got its...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Big win for Vandal women

Great win (Reno Journal Gazette story) for the Idaho women's basketball team Thursday night, on the road at 11-2 Nevada trying for its best start in school history. Clutch in OT. ... Washington State plays strong game at Oregon but can't close it in the...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 28, 2010

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

BYU's Mindy Bonham (22) fouls Gonzaga's Claire Raap (35) in the first half Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Lots of news in women's basketball 

It’s a fun time in women’s basketball with Spokane on the edge of the excitement, three months before two weekends of the NCAA Tournament is going to be here. The UConn juggernaut continues to roll … winning its 88th straight on Tuesday, led by Maya...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2010

Cougs hope schedule yields

Getting ready to watch a pair of 8-3 women's basketball teams with combined 11-game winning streak ... right now it's just a sometimes rival in the west but next year it's going to be a WCC rivalry when Brigham Young joins Gonzaga in the West...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Cougars sign two JC linemen 

From WSU sports information officeOffensive linemen Rico Forbes and Taylor Meighen have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Washington State University, Cougar coach Paul Wulff announced Wednesday. Both are expected to enroll in classes at WSU for spring semester, beginning...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Kayla Standish of Gonzaga, left, will show her stuff at the USA Women's World University Games team tryouts. (J. Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

Women's basketball weekend roundup

We're here to catch you up on the weekend's women's basketball news, which includes this week's Top 25 vote.Updated with honors for Kayla Standish (No. 32, left, in photo), Kate Loper and Angie Bjorklund. And as long as we're stumbling around, here's tons of information...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

Gonzaga beats Cougars

Katelan Redmon had 26 points, Kayla Standish had 22 while filling up the stat sheet and Courtney Vanderloot had a double double with 13 points and 14 assists as Gonzaga beat Washington State 93-75 in women's basketball Saturday afternoon before 3,908 fans.

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WSU-GU square off again

Washington State and Gonzaga have a rematch in women's basketball this afternoon. The first one in Hawaii was a two-point thriller won by the Zags.Saint Martin's is at Eastern Washington tonight after the Eagles' football playoff game.Friday night Portland whipped Montana State, with sophomore Sarah...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

Idaho buries Montana in second half

A little women's basketball news to catch up on, starting with a nice comeback win for Idaho over Montana on Wednesday night. On Tuesday, South Dakota State got the Cougars.Basketball Youth Day at the Spokane Arena: June Daugherty and the Cougars will join Ken Bone...

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Zags, Cougs ready for 145th meeting  

Gonzaga will make the 90-minute drive (weather permitting) south to face Washington State tonight. S-R Cougar beat writer Vince Grippi filed this preview. More previews in the Lewiston Tribune and Seattle Times.Remember, in-game updates at

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

All-Pac-10 awards announced 

COUGARS The coaches' final All-Pac-10 team was announced this morning and there were no Washington State players on either the first or second team. With a 1-8 conference record that is not surprising. But there was one big surprise, to me anyway, so read on.

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Chatting GU-WSU 

Friend and colleague Ryan Collingwood, who covers WSU basketball for the Lewiston Tribune and runs the paper's WSU basketball blog, sent me about a dozen questions on the GU-WSU game. He stuck my answers on the Trib's blog, so I'm sticking them on my blog.Here's...

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MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010

WSU's football season is about complete  

COUGARS When you think about it, this could be the final day of an overflowing football morning post. It's been almost constant since early August, when the hills outside were green and shorts were a constant apparel item. Now heavy jackets are de rigueur and...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010

Big wins for Zags, Cougs 

Gonzaga and Washington State have impressive wins in women's basketball on Sunday.The Bulldogs romp at Montana as Courtney Vandersloot continues to be red-shot; the Cougars hand visiting Nevada it's second loss.Also, Angie Bjorklund (University) inches closes to Tennessee record for 3's; Montana State gives UCLA...

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WSU's Apple Cup defeat, the morning after 36 

COUGARS • UPDATED: NOON As you might expect, there is more to cover this morning than anyone post could possibly handle. But here at SportsLink, we're used to dealing with supersized fries, supersized drinks and, yes, supersized posts. So read on for just about everything...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

UW leads 14-7 at half 

COUGARS A quick halftime post as we have to write part of our story. ... UW has dominated this game, using its longest drive of the year – 16 plays, 98 yards, 8:31 – to go up 7-0, then spinning some trickery – punter Kiel...

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Apple Cup pregame post 

COUGARS The students are starting to come in and the line, which stretches back to the library, is starting to snake into Martin Stadium. I wonder how many of them are lacking voices after last night? I know my ears are still hurting. For more...

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