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It was no “Beast Quake,” but Seahawks fans at the Washington state Capitol celebrated a “moment of loudness” Friday for the team.

Seahawks To The Super Bowl

Jan 20, 2014
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The NFC championship game was close but the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17. To get to the championship game, the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game 26-16. 

On Saturday, Army and Navy will take the field to renew their legendary football rivalry for the 114th time. The teams are playing in Philadelphia, which is also where they faced off in 2001, just weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. The players that year faced a sobering new reality: The nation was at war, and they'd soon leave the football field behind for the battlefield.

Baseball may be America's pastime, but if you're counting dollar signs and eyeballs on fall TV, football takes home the trophy. Part sport, part national addiction, part cult, writer Gregg Easterbrook says, the "game that bleeds red, white and blue" could use some serious reform.

The University of Oregon is looking for a new head football coach. Chip Kelly announced Wednesday he’s leaving for the NFL to lead the Philadelphia Eagles. UO Athletic Director Rob Mullens says player recruiting is underway so this is a less than ideal time for Kelly to leave. Mullens describes what they’ll be looking for in a new coach.

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A Pac-12 spokesman Monday said the athletic conference does not have a timeline for completing a review of the WSU football program. Over the weekend, university president Elson Floyd asked for outside help to investigate claims by a player of abusive behavior by the coaching staff. Meanwhile, a sports ethics expert is praising the player for speaking out. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

Robb Akey Fired As Head Football Coach At Idaho

Oct 22, 2012
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Robb Akey was fired as head football coach at the University of Idaho Sunday.

Ducks And Beavers Continue Their Rolls

Oct 8, 2012
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The Washington Huskies came to Eugene Saturday night, high off a surprise victory over Stanford. They were expected to give 2nd-ranked Oregon a tough challenge. But that wasn’t the case.

University of Idaho President Duane Nellis says the university continues to weigh all of its options regarding the future of its football program. Northwest Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports.

In the volatile world of intercollegiate football conferences, the issue for some schools remains: where will they be playing in the future? The Western Athletic Conference, for example, has seen several football programs leave for other conferences, leaving the University of Idaho and New Mexico State behind. The UI is looking at its options, according to President Duane Nellis.