Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 78° Cloudy

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011

A busy Thursday morning from WSU 

COUGARS I can't remember when we had so much news to pass along this late in December. There are so many links, we're going back to our football-season format, which lists each school individually. Yes, there is at least one story for each. And quite...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011

Pac-12/Big Ten football and WSU basketball 

COUGARS There was an interesting conference call today among two college sports bigwigs and the media. I know, an interesting conference call. Wow, what an upset. It featured Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and his Big 10 counterpart Jim Delany. Instead of going into all the...

Continue reading this post »


2011 winds down for WSU in Spokane 

COUGARS Not many of these WSU-centric blog posts remaining – blog posts, yes, but they'll be more well-rounded – so we better fill them up with interesting items as often as possible before we pass the baton. Luckily, today we can do that. Read on.

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011

MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2011

A Boxing Day post from WSU 

COUGARS I guess it's traditional on the day after Christmas to write about boxing on most sports blogs. It is, after all, boxing day. But being the only thing I know about the sweet science these days is Andre Ward is the best super middleweight...

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

WSU's win over Pepperdine, next-day edition 

COUGARS Merry Christmas Eve Eve from SeaTac. Sorry I was just too worn out last night to blog after Washington State's easier-than-it-might-seem 67-56 victory over Pepperdine in the seventh Cougar Hardwood Classic, but between the game, the crappy – no other way to put it...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

Some pregame thoughts from KeyArena 

COUGARS There is a cloud of smoke descending on my computer as I write this. I know that opens up a lot of jokes, but we will refrain and hope you do too. It's for the pregame activities, I'm sure, but it is a bit...

Continue reading this post »


WSU at home in Hardwood Classic 

COUGARS • UPDATED: 1 P.M. When I awoke this morning and looked out the window I thought I was still in Pullman. There was quite a bit of ice on the car, something I wasn't expecting in Bellevue. Talk about feeling at home. Read on.

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011

WSU in Seattle to face Pepperdine 

COUGARS In KeyArena watching Virginia and Seattle University play, but wanted to pass along another story we have for tomorrow's S-R. It's an advance for the Cougar Hardwood Classic game Thursday that pits Washington State and Pepperdine. I guarantee there will be more people, more...

Continue reading this post »


WSU has a classic matchup with Waves 

COUGARS Washington State bused across the state, over the pass and into Seattle yesterday in advance of Thursday's Cougar Hardwood Classic at Key Arena. The term classic immediately brings to mind a comment from former Cougar coach George Raveling, whose definition of a classic was...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

A Tuesday without snow 

COUGARS Crazy, isn't it? It's less than a week before Christmas and all through the Palouse, not a bit of snow could be seen, not even ... oh heck, I'm not a Clement Clark Moore, so we'll quit trying to be. It is kind of...

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2011

So what does the future hold? 25 

COUGARS There are 14 days left until New Year's Day, so I guess it's about time I told you what the next chapter of my life is going to be. For the uninitiated (that sounds better than uniformed, doesn't it?) I will be retiring from...

Continue reading this post »


SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011

WSU gets past Western Oregon, 66-42 

COUGARS Western Oregon ran its offense with precision, caused trouble for Washington State on the other end by trapping out of its matchup zone and gave the Cougars all they wanted. For 20 minutes. The second half? It was 38-17 WSU. Read on.

Continue reading this post »


TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

WSU pounds cold Sac State 

COUGARS The Sacramento State Hornets didn't prove to be much of a test for Washington State on Tuesday night. But there were a few interesting aspects of the 84-36 Cougar win that we didn't get into our game story, so read on.

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

More on WSU signees and hoops 

COUGARS We're going to have a story later today for tomorrow's S-R concerning Washington State's basketball signees and the practice of signing more players than there are scholarships available. But on the link we have some notes on WSU's two signees, Davonte Lacy and Greg...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010

A conversation with WSU's Reggie Moore 

COUGARS For the first time today it felt as if basketball season was around the corner. That's because, for the first time this fall, I had to put on a sweatshirt to make the trip to the gym. It was that cool. And wet. Basketball...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010

A conversation with WSU's Ken Bone 17 

COUGARSWith Washington State's basketball practice starting in less than a month, we decided to try something new this season, with today's installment the first step on that path. We're planning on putting together a weekly Q&A with a member of the basketball team prior to...

Continue reading this post »


SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.






Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.