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SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 2010

Associated Press Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored Stanford’s final seven points. (Associated Press)

No. 3 Stanford women visit Zags

A day early we ran the story that points out how rare it is to get a super power to show up in Spokane for a regular-season basketball game. In this case it's women's basektball and No. 3 Stanford (which won at Utah Friday night)...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 24, 2010


The loss to Stanford, the day after 

COUGARS One of the harder parts of writing the morning-after post is getting out of bed. Really. It's Sunday morning, there's a chill in the air and the pillows are soft. Why not just stay under the covers and let you folks forage for your...

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SATURDAY, OCT. 23, 2010

WSU falls to Stanford, 38-28 

COUGARS If you saw it, you know Washington State dug a hole it could not get out of, trailing 31-7 going into the final quarter. But the Cougars did find a way to battle back in the final 15 minutes to finally fall 38-28. We...

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Stanford leads 24-7 at the half 10 

COUGARS It's halftime, it's raining – lightly – and Stanford leads 24-7. The Cougars' two turnovers hurt, though Stanford had just three points, those coming from the first one. And Washington State took advantage of the Cardinal's turnover – an Andrew Luck interception – to...

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WSU, Stanford about ready to face off 

COUGARS I promised a weather report, so, like Ollie Williams, we stood outside for a minute and can shout that there's no rain yet. But, according to the Weather Channel, it is supposed to start at about 1 p.m. and continuing on for the remainder...

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Following WSU in the modern age 

COUGARS One of the crucial skills in the modern world is an ability to point-and-click. It's not as important as say hunting was 10,000 years ago, but without it, some folks might starve. I've always felt pointing a cursor to the right spot and clicking...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 22, 2010


The new Pac-12 is a hit already 

COUGARS We're on our way to Northern California, taking the long, slow detour through SeaTac. With the plane about to load in a few minutes, we thought we would pass on as many links as we can before our deadline hits. Read on.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

WSU and the new Pac-12 

COUGARS So know that the water-boarding by the boss – better known as the yearly performance evaluation – is over, we can get back to the real work. Which is to give you folks some information on the Pac-12 and other Washington State-related news. Read...

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WSU has its eyes on Stanford 

COUGARS Sometimes even spell check can't save you. Like yesterday when Word (capital W) informed me with a wiggly red line I had misspelled a word (lowercase w) in my morning post. I saw it, but somehow forgot to correct it. So the post went...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

WSU a day closer to Stanford

COUGARS For the third consecutive day, Washington State went sans pads at practice, limiting the hitting and concentrating on the mental aspects of preparing for Saturday's game with Stanford. For more on practice, read on.

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Sharing WSU news on a Wednesday

COUGARS Literally got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and hit my knee on the way out to the kitchen. Not a good way to start the day. But the morning got immeasurably better when I started to travel around the...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2010

WSU saves wear and tear at practice 

COUGARS With the number of Washington State players banged up – not injured mind you, though there are quite a few of those, but banged up – the coaching staff decided to go in shorts, T-shirts, shoulder pads and helmets today. In other words, not...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2010


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