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Northwest Notes November 18, 2010

| November 18, 2010 8:00 PM

Vandals’ Keo suspended

for half a game

DENVER — Idaho strong safety Shiloh Keo was suspended a half-game for Saturday’s game at Utah State as a result of what was ruled a flagrant hit to the head of Boise State backup quarterback Michael Coughlin during last week’s game in Moscow.

Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson originally suspended Keo for one game, but the decision was appealed by Idaho and reduced to a half-game by the WAC Sportsmanship Committee.

“After reviewing this play, it was determined that a flagrant personal foul should have been called by the game officials which would have resulted in the player being ejected,” Benson said.

The play occurred at the beginning of the fourth quarter when Keo delivered a blow to the head of Coughlin as the Bronco quarterback attempted to run for a first down.

Shock gets three

national TV dates

SPOKANE — The defending ArenaBowl XXIII champion Spokane Shock are scheduled to appear in three games on the NFL Network’s Game of the Week in 2011.

Spokane travels to Iowa on March 25, hosts Philadelphia on June 10 and travels to Jacksonville on July 22. All games will start at 5 p.m.

Spokane opens the 2011 season at San Jose on March 11.

The network will also broadcast three playoff games, including the ArenaBowl XXIV on Aug. 12, 2011.

The NFL Network’s broadcast schedule in 2011 is as follows:

March: 11 — Philadelphia at Pittsburgh. 18 — Philadelphia at Chicago. 25 — Spokane at Iowa. 

April: 1 — Jacksonville at Tampa Bay. 8 — Dallas at Georgia. 15 — Tampa Bay at Philadelphia. 22 — Kansas City at Chicago. 30 — Orlando at Jacksonville.

May: 6 — Tampa Bay at Orlando. 13 — Tulsa at New Orleans. 20 — Arizona at New Orleans. 27 — Utah at Iowa.

June: 3 — Jacksonville at New Orleans. 10 — Philadelphia at Spokane. 17 — Orlando at Tampa Bay. 24 — Kansas City at Utah.

July: 1 — Pittsburgh at Orlando. 8 — Cleveland at Philadelphia. 15 — Pittsburgh at Cleveland. 20 — Spokane at Jacksonville.

Gonzaga’s Harris

suffers foot injury

SPOKANE — Gonzaga forward Elias Harris suffered a foot injury in the No. 11 Bulldogs’ loss to No. 25 San Diego State.

Harris said he believes he hurt his Achilles’ tendon late in Tuesday night’s 79-76 loss. He said he heard something pop and then he couldn’t run or jump anymore. Harris has been projected as a possible NBA pick after this season.

Gonzaga officials say they won’t have details until Harris is examined by a doctor.

The Zags’ next game is Monday against No. 3 Kansas State.

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