700 ESPN Sports Beat | 2-22-16

The memories for the seniors are different than the ones the fans have

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A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year every college sports team says goodbye to its seniors. It’s become quite a big deal.

Then lost to Saint Mary’s. Washington State’s men did it Sunday evening. Then lost to California. There is no correlation, the wins and/or losses, but there is quite a bit of emotion. And that emotion can be a bit of a distraction during the games. And the games, even to the seniors, are what matters this late in a season.

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Eastern football schedule looks daunting

Eastern Washington is always up for a challenge, but this year’s football schedule takes it to a new level.

The Eagles’ three nonconference opponents – Washington State, North Dakota State and Northern Iowa – went 31-11 last year and 7-1 in the postseason.

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Yankees want their players to act more like Russell Wilson than Cam Newton

Much was made after the Super Bowl of the differing manners in which Carolina’s Cam Newton handled this year’s loss and Seattle’s Russell Wilson the Seahawks’ painful defeat a season earlier (here’s a recap).

Basically, Wilson did it the way most on the outside would view it is supposed to be done — professional, respectful and accepting blame. Newton, well not so much.

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