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6:46 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Seahawks To The Super Bowl

Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-17.
Credit Kees de Vos/Flickr

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. 

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NWPR Books
4:52 am
Fri December 13, 2013

2001 Army-Navy Game Marked By Specter Of Sept. 11

Navy players await the start of their annual game against Army, on Dec. 1, 2001.
AP

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 9:59 am

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.

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NWPR Books
3:18 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

NFL's A Nonprofit? Author Says It's Time For Football Reform

Joseph Gareri istockphoto.com

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.

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UO Football Coach
6:19 am
Thu January 17, 2013

UO Athletic Director Responds To Coach Kelly’s Departure

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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WSU Athletics Probe
6:11 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Sports Ethics Expert Praises Ex-WSU Footballer For Speaking Out

A view of Washington State University's Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash.
Credit Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Idaho Football Coach Fired
6:51 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Robb Akey Fired As Head Football Coach At Idaho

Photo of Robb Akey.
Photo Credit: Vandal Athletics

Robb Akey was fired as head football coach at the University of Idaho Sunday.

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Oregon Football Vistory
6:04 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Ducks And Beavers Continue Their Rolls

Photo of University of Oregon Duck mascot.
Photo Credit: John Martinez Pavliga/Wiki Commons

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.

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University of Idaho Fooball
6:47 am
Thu May 24, 2012

University Of Idaho Weighing Options For Football Program

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.

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