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Zag coverage

Here's a roundup of Zag coverage that is on the S-R website and will appear in tomorrow's paper. I wrote about Syracuse's zone defense, John Blanchette wrote about Gonzaga's defense and Jim Allen featured dedicated fan Keith Sims, who has attended every GU game in...

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MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012

GU gets defensive

Back from media day earlier Monday -- practice was at the Martin Centre because the floor is being re-finished at the McCarthey Athletic Center -- and I took a deeper look at Gonzaga's defense, which has been steadily improving. Since getting torched on 3s in...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Spokane Shock's return specialist, Ruschard Dodd-Masters, center, tries to dance between Cleveland Gladiators' Russell Monk,  left, and Joe Phinisee, right, on a return run on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Spokane Arena. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock secondary making strides

Spokane's secondary, a sore spot most of the season, has been more productive the last five games, including a three-interception performance against Philadelphia on Friday. The unit will be relied on even more with the absence of DL standout Khreem Smith, who was traded to...

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Shock's Josh Ferguson pursues Victor Williams. (Jesse Tinsley)

Shock 'D' not delivering

Spokane, masterful in winning close games in its first five seasons, is 0-3 in games decided by a touchdown or less its 1-4 start. The Shock have struggled on both sides of the ball, but the focus of my notebook that will run in Thursday's...

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MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2010

Zag notes 

I touched on a variety of subjects -- the Super Bowl, GU's defense, a health update and how closely the Bulldogs follow the national rankings -- in a notebook i just filed for Tuesday's S-R. Read on for the unedited version.

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2009

Spokane's Ben McCombs, far left, and Caesar Rayford take down Wilkes-Barre/Scranton quarterback Ryan Vena for a rare sack in the first half Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the  Spokane Arena. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane's defense makes a stand

Back with a feature article on Spokane's defense, which ranks at or near the top in nearly every key statistical category in af2. Read on for the unedited version that will run in Wednesday's S-R.(Pictured is Ben McCombs and Caesar Rayford making a tackle on...

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Gonzaga gets defensive 

All kinds of Zags' stuff to post, with the main item an article on Gonzaga's defense that will run in Thursday's S-R (for that, you have to read to the bottom). This is a long one because we have to cut-and-paste, but read on.

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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2008

Zags try to get back on track 

An interesting day on the roads. It took about 55 minutes (normal trip 25-30) to get to Gonzaga for media day because traffic was backed up on I-90 from a vehicle spin-out near Barker Road. Later, I was stuck, briefly, in a carefully selected parking...

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