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Men's basketball pulls away

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WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Wolves extend streak

Men's basketball wins sixth in a row

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team wanted to open its conference season with a statement.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Senior finds new home

Thomas excelling during his final season with Wolves

MONMOUTH — There are times Western Oregon forward Lewis Thomas thinks about what he’d be doing if it weren’t for basketball.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Living a dream

Central High graduate leads Broncos to third Fiesta Bowl

BOISE, Idaho — On Jan. 1, 2007, Grant Hedrick watched a little-known school named Boise State shock Oklahoma, thanks to a certain trick play, in the Fiesta Bowl.

WOU unveils three 2015 recruits

MONMOUTH — WOU women’s basketball coach Holli Howard-Carpenter announced the first three athletes to sign letters of intent for the 2015-16 season on Monday.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Men’s basketball rolls

Wolves win three straight on road trip

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s basketball team feasted on its opponents, earning a trio of road victories last week.

Athlete of the Week

Julian Nichols * Sami Osborne

Senior receives postseason honor

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon senior Hannah Deede has received honorable mention recognition on the 2014 all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball team.

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MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Guard looks to spread the wealth

Nichols hopes to lead WOU to a conference championship

MONMOUTH — The Western Oregon men’s basketball team won’t be the young kids on the block anymore.

WOU football receives GNAC honors

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s football team saw 10 players named to the all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference team.

WESTERN OREGON ROUNDUP: Women’s basketball drops two

Senior forward earns a pair of double-doubles in losses

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon dropped a pair of nonleague women’s basketball .games, falling to Concordia 72-69 on Nov. 18 and Humboldt State 70-60 on Saturday.

Athlete of the Week

Lewis Thomas * Dana Goularte

Wolves announce Hall of Fame class

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon announced its 2014 Hall of Fame inductees on Monday.

ROOT Sports to air WOU games

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will each be featured once as part of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Game of the Week on ROOT Sports TV.

WOU athletes earn academic honors

MONMOUTH — Western Oregon had 17 fall athletes named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic teams in football, cross-country, women’s soccer and volleyball.