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Eagles fly higher than they ever have before

Nov. 25, 2014 7:49 a.m. - Updated: 8:16 a.m.

A GRIP ON SPORTS

There's a fun game to play in the local sports bar with your buddies. You know the one I'm talking about, where you pick a subject and argue for hours. The most dominant Seattle Mariner pitcher? The Seahawk who meant the most to the franchise? Most entertaining Apple Cup? Well today we have a subject that, while interesting, wouldn't lead to a long discussion. Best non-conference win in Eastern Washington basketball history? Read on.

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Morning links: looking ahead to Washington

Nov. 25, 2014 6 a.m.

We cast an eye toward Washington with today's First Look and some players sound off on the rivalry in our notebook.

We've got more links after the jump.

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Jeremiah Allison Monday press conference

Nov. 24, 2014 6:38 p.m. - Updated: 6:39 p.m.

Video courtesy of WSU Athletics

 

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Peyton Pelluer Monday press conference

Nov. 24, 2014 6:25 p.m. - Updated: 6:25 p.m.

Video courtesy of WSU Athletics.

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Vince Mayle accepts Senior Bowl invitation

Nov. 24, 2014 5:15 p.m. - Updated: 5:22 p.m.

Washington State receiver Vince Mayle has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on Jan. 24. The game and the practices leading up to it, along with the NFL Combine, is one of the best chances prospective NFL draftees have to impress scouts and general managers. Hundreds of active NFL players once played in the Senior Bowl and the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl had 21 former Senior Bowlers, 16 of whom started.

The school's press release is after the jump.

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Apple Cup game notes and depth chart

Nov. 24, 2014 5:10 p.m. - Updated: 5:12 p.m.

Washington State released its Apple Cup game notes, which includes an updated depth chart. The big changes are that River Cracrat is back as the starting Y receiver, Gerard Wicks is again listed as the No. 2 running back and Marcellus Pippins is listed as the starting field cornerback.

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Idaho’s Don Verlin wants home-and-home with Boise State

Nov. 24, 2014 4:50 p.m. - Updated: 5:38 p.m.

While Idahoans wait for the Idaho - Boise State football rivalry to start up again (and they might be waiting for a loooong time), the two schools are willing to play each other regularly in one sport, at least.

The two schools meet tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise for their annual men's basketball rivalry game, which has been played every year since both UI and BSU were in the Big Sky Conference.  

Read what Idaho coach Don Verlin has to say about the game after the jump. 

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Ruffin returning to Spokane for 2015

Nov. 24, 2014 4:39 p.m. - Updated: 4:41 p.m.

James Ruffin, who was honored as the 2014 AFL defensive lineman of the year, will return to Spokane for the 2015 season, the team announced.

Ruffin set a franchise record with 14 sacks last season and was named first-team All-AFL. The Northern Iowa product also owns the Shock record for career sacks with 26 in three seasons. Ruffin joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in training camp following the AFL season, but was released in late August.

“There aren’t many players out there, at any level, like James Ruffin,” Shock coach Andy Olson said. “During his time here in Spokane he has been a model example of what it means to be a leader both on the field and in our community.”

 

 

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Joe Dahl Monday press conference

Nov. 24, 2014 4:36 p.m. - Updated: 4:38 p.m.

Video courtesy of WSU athletics.

 

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Mike Leach Monday press conference

Nov. 24, 2014 3:58 p.m. - Updated: 4:04 p.m.

Here is a video of Mike Leach addressing the media during Washington State's Monday press conference, courtesy of WSU Athletics. A transcription of the highlights is available after the jump.

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