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Global game for ex-Zags

Dec. 18, 2014 2:19 p.m. - Updated: 2:42 p.m.

My computer is off the DL and officially upgraded to day-to-day. Weird being without my computer for 24 hours but hoping it makes it through Saturday night and the Battle in Seattle.

I caught up with former Zags' Ira Brown and Josh Heytvelt, now teammates on a professional squad in Tokyo. Here's a link to my article on Ira and Josh. Here's a link to the list of ex-Zags playing professionally as well as some additional notes.

The Zags face Cal Poly on Saturday at KeyArena. Mustangs coach Joe Callero joins us on KGA 1510-AM today at 4:25 (listen live here).

 

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The South gives college football two thumbs up

Dec. 18, 2014 8:22 a.m. - Updated: 8:45 a.m.

A GRIP ON SPORTS

You like watching college football on TV? Me too. But we don't seem to like to watch it as much as those folks south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Read on.

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Chiefs reach break on hot streak

Dec. 18, 2014 12:35 a.m. - Updated: 12:37 a.m.

The Spokane Chiefs head for home on a nine-day holiday break after Wednesday's shutout at Prince George gave them a fourth straight win. Read story

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Four WHL teams hold down spots

Dec. 17, 2014 6:56 p.m. - Updated: 6:59 p.m.

The Western Hockey League's Kelowna, Brandon, Medicine Hat and Everett have all been ranked among the CHL's Top 10 for 11 weeks or more. Read story

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WSU says “Shalom” to Luani

Dec. 17, 2014 3:14 p.m. - Updated: 3:17 p.m.

WSU added its second junior college signee on Wednesday afternoon when Shalom Luani sent in his letter of intent.

More on Luani, after the jump.

 

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Jeremiah Mitchell signs with WSU

Dec. 17, 2014 1:02 p.m. - Updated: 1:15 p.m.

Today is the first day that WSU can sign junior college football recruits, and Jeremiah Mitchell is the first to sign. 

More on the newest Cougar, after the jump.

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Idaho adds 10 JUCO players during mid-year signing period

Dec. 17, 2014 11:40 a.m. - Updated: Dec. 18, 2:23 a.m.

Idaho football coach Paul Petrino announced the signing of 10 junior college football players during the mid-year National letter-of-intent day today. 

The class includes four defensive backs, three offensive linemen, two defensive linemen and a running back. 

Petrino expects many of them to contribute immediately. 

Read on for details and comments from Petrino. 

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Live WSU chat

Dec. 17, 2014 9 a.m. - Updated: Dec. 18, 2:40 a.m.

On Wednesday we held a live chat to discuss WSU athletics. A transcription of the chat is available after the jump.

 

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‘Twas the week before Christmas …

Dec. 17, 2014 7:48 a.m. - Updated: 8:10 a.m.

A GRIP ON SPORTS

This is a public service announcement. There is only a week until Christmas. Forget shopping days. There is only a week until Christmas. Where the heck did December go? Read on.

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Morning links: trading cleats for high-tops

Dec. 17, 2014 6 a.m.

On Sunday the Washington State basketball team will take the court against some football players.

San Jose State has indefinitely suspended five players for violating a team rule. The benched players include the team's four leading scorers and since the suspensions are expected to last through Sunday, it's probably fair to chalk up this game as a win.

But there will be plenty of intrigue in the matchup. From Jimmy Durkin's article in the San Jose Mercury News:

The Spartans suited up just eight players in Saturday’s loss and that included two newcomers that came over from the football team to make their college basketball debut.

“I met with coach (Ron) Caragher because we were so thin and had to go get a couple football guys,” Wojcik said.

Tyler Winston is a second team All-Mountain West selection at wide receiver, while Andrew Vollert is a redshirt freshman tight end that actually ended up playing 30 minutes in the depleted team's 54-38 loss to Seattle University.

Yesterday was a big day for the WSU football team and we've got more on that, as well as some links, after the jump.

*And don't forget we'll be holding our weekly WSU football chat here on SportsLink at 11 a.m.

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