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Football ‘97: Washington Huskies

1. The Huskies need tailback Rashaan Shehee, the key to their offense in 1995, to have a breakthrough season in 1997. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Jim Lambright


How To Make Leaf Wilt Shallow Questions Become Familiar

Quarterback Ryan Leaf has learned to sidestep questions about his future to focus on the present at Washington State. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Football ‘97: Washington State Cougars

1. Mike Price 2. Washington State senior tailback Michael Black figures to keep opposing defenses on the run. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Huskies Get Nod To Win Pac-10

Forecasting the Pacific-10 Conference football champion usually seems easy, but getting it right has been elusive. USC was the consensus choice in 1996. The Trojans tied for fifth. Eventual champ …


Huard Has His Chance With UW Sophomore Quarterback Takes Spotlight, Now That Dillon Has Turned Professional

He’s smarter and more confident now, a maturing sophomore who could develop into the West’s answer to Peyton Manning. If Washington is going to compete for a national title this …


Vandal Qbs Right On Target In Scrimmage

One thing hasn’t changed on the University of Idaho football field. The offense still looks sharp. With quarterbacks Brian Brennan and Ed Dean calling signals, the Vandals passed for 435 …


New Rules, New Faces Lead Off The 1997 Season

Rules, rules, rules. Timeout to discuss several changes this season. First, the overtime rule. Of the 26 overtime games played last season in I-A, five went past a second OT, …


Scott Stirs Up Rivalry, Transfers To Utah State Joins Ex-Vandal Coach Smith, Who Recruited Receiver To UI

The Idaho-Utah State football rivalry is about to heat up a few degrees. Wide receiver Robert Scott, who announced Wednesday he wasn’t returning to Idaho, intends to transfer to Utah …


Riley’s Life Takes Another Turn 1995 Recruit Finally Joins Cougs After Detours Lead Through Jc, Memphis

Earl Riley signs an autograph for Hanna Lewis. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Cravens Joins Weber

Former University of Idaho head coach Joe Cravens has been named as an assistant at Weber State University. He left Utah, where he was an assistant coach, after the 1992-93 …


Freshman Husky Receiver Can’t Outrun Tragedy Hooker Almost Gave Up Football After Girlfriend Died In His Arms

About the only thing University of Washington freshman Ja’Warren Hooker can’t outrace these days is time. It’s only time that will help ease the pain of the morning of July …


Multiple-Choice Challenge Cougar Quintet Could Give Opponents Plenty To Deal With In Secondary

Shawn Tims and teammates could catch foes in dilemma. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Idaho Loses One Of Its Top Players Father’s Health Problems Force Scott To Return To California

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Rehabs Can Add Strength Morais, Holmes Hope To Help WSU’s Fine Defensive Line

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Expectations High For Fully Loaded UW Squad Huskies Ranked No. 4 In Ap Poll On Strength Of 16 Returning Starters

Jim Lambright’s Huskies stand “in a pretty good position.” Photo by Associated Press


Davie Should Do Fine With Ara In His Corner

This was a few nights ago, at a Notre Dame Quarterback Club outing. Dessert plates had been cleared, coffee had been poured, full tummies had been patted. There had to …


More Than A Twist Of Fate Kincaid Hopeful To Play In Opener After Last Season’s Devastating Injury

Jon Kincaid’s touchy left ankle received the undivided attention of Washington State trainer Mark Smaha before Saturday’s practice. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Nittany Lions No. 1 In Ap Poll For The First Time, Penn State Deemed Best At Start Of Season

Joe Paterno and his Big Ten coaching colleagues can stop growling about being shortchanged in the polls: Penn State will start the season as the No. 1 team in college …


Cougars Open Practice With A Smile And A … Fresh Start Belly-Dancing, Academic-Deficient Days Over For Svelte Bender

1. Junior QB Ryan Leaf is a wanted man at media day Friday. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. WSU senior defensive back Kenny Moore (21) can’t resist trying to …


Vandals Boss Claims His Team Will Figure In The Big West Race

Idaho’s football schedule has been ridiculed. Three defensive linemen graduated to the NFL. The expected starting quarterback lost the job two years ago and is coming back from shoulder surgery. …


Cougars May Change Offense To Clear Path For Their Star Back

Stanford defensive lineman Kailee Wong divulged an affinity for pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and compared the upcoming Pacific-10 Conference football race to “a huge Royal Rumble.” USC cornerback Brian Kelly …


There’s A Wolf Pack Mentality In League

Entering his third year at Utah State, coach John L. Smith likely will have his best team. Will anyone notice? The Aggies, and the rest of the Big West Conference …


Alliance Appeases Wac

Bowl Alliance officials agreed Monday to virtually guarantee teams from the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA a bid to an alliance bowl if they are ranked in the top …


Bowl Alliance Challenged

Former Brigham Young tight end Chad Lewis told a Senate antitrust subcommittee that the Bowl Alliance is unfair and bans underdogs from a shot at a national title. “Part of …


Eastern Washington Scrimmage Matches Eagles’ Best Against Best

In an effort to make today’s annual Red-White Game at Woodward Stadium more competitive than last year, Eastern Washington football coach Mike Kramer will pit his No. 1 offensive unit …


Crimson Holds Off Gray

REPLAY: Sports, April 21, 1997: The third paragraph of Sunday’s story on the Washington State University football scrimmage should have read: “Who knows, maybe they’ll even spell his name correctly, …


Wyoming Snubs Um

The University of Montana says the Wyoming Cowboys have canceled their Aug. 30 preseason game against the Grizzlies, but Wyoming says cancellation is still just a possibility. “They dropped us,” …


Ncaa Dodges Idaho’s Request

(From Replay, Friday, April 18, 1997:) The University of Idaho’s $359,000 athletic department budget shortfall came in fiscal year 1996 (July 1, 1995, to June 30, 1996) and not in …


Sports People

Courtney James, a starter on Minnesota’s Final Four basketball team, pleaded innocent at Minneapolis to a domestic assault charge filed after he allegedly hit his girlfriend and threw her to …


Alliance Under Attack

Four Republican senators have asked the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee to look into practices of the College Bowl Alliance. The senators include Bob Bennett of Utah, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Craig …