Northwest Notes August 10, 2012 - Coeur d'Alene Press: Sports

Northwest Notes August 10, 2012

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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 12:00 am

Cougars to scrimmage, sign autographs Saturday

PULLMAN — The Washington State football team will hold its first scrimmage of fall camp Saturday, followed by an autograph session with head coach Mike Leach and the 2012 squad.

The scrimmage, which is open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. at Martin Stadium with a fan autograph session scheduled to follow from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Gates to Martin Stadium will open at 3:45 p.m. and fans will be allowed on the field following the scrimmage.

WSU opens its 2012 season Aug. 30 at BYU in a game televised nationally by ESPN. Game time is set for 7:15 p.m.

Pac-12 Network to launch on Wednesday

Starting on Wednesday, Time Warner Cable Digital TV subscribers in North Idaho and Washington will be offered the Pac-12 National network, as well as Pac-12 Washington, which are dedicated solely to the Pac-12 Conference and its member institutions.

The Pac-12 Washington regional sports network will include programming from all the schools, but will feature University of Washington and Washington State programming.

For expanded basic service, the Pac-12 Washington HD channel is 642 and regular channel is 242. For the Sports Pass, channels will be 640 for HD and 240 for regular viewing.

The Pac-12 Networks are scheduled to televise 850 live sporting events annually, including 35 football and more than 130 men’s basketball games in the first year, as well as a variety of in-studio shows, special features, commentary and On Demand content related to the Pac-12’s championship teams and student-athletes.

On-air personalities will include Pro Football Hall of Famer and former USC defensive back Ronnie Lott, Olympic gold medalist and former Stanford swimmer Summer Sanders, as well as Rick Neuheisel, the former Washington and UCLA head coach.


Vandal volleyball opens camp with plenty of position battles

MOSCOW — After opening fall camp Wednesday, Idaho volleyball coach Debbie Buchanan expects to see plenty of position battles before the Vandals open the season with the Idaho Nike Invitational Aug. 24-25 in Moscow.

Senior Alex Sele, a second-team all-Western Athletic Conference pick in 2011, along with sophomore Alyssa Schultz, an all-freshman team selection from last season, bring an offensive punch as well as a blocking ability to the middle blocker position.

Idaho will face Pacific, Montana and Washington State at its season-opening tournament.

Tickets are on sale now at or (208) 885-6466.

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