Coverage of Spokane’s annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
Small communities take Hoopfest’s success, create their own versions
Beer-drinking patrons nearly choked on their mugs when 6-foot-8 Tim Atwood came crashing through their bar’s window.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Is it a good habit or a bad one to watch the M’s right now?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Habits are hard to break. It’s why we are here this morning, despite not much sleep. And it’s probably why you pulled your hair out …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
Longtime Hoopfest director Rick Steltenpohl breaks out with 3-on-3 management group
Eventuris, a partnership between two former Hoopfest officials, has nationwide pursuits that include: The Portland Trailblazers’ Rip City 3-on-3; PHX3on3 in Phoenix; Nike Basketball 3-on-3 in Los Angeles; and The …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The other Washington isn’t a state the NFL recognizes
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mistakes happen. No one knows that better than yours truly. But the one the NFL Shop made recently was a doozy. And hard to fathom. …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Kevin Durant’s appearance at Hoopfest presented that one shining moment
Hoopfest pulled off its big surprise on Sunday when it welcomed Kevin Durant to Nike Center Court. It was the “special moment” Hoopfest executive director Matt Santangelo has always envisioned …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Hoopfest: Warm sunshine; brutal heat stays south
The brutal heat that’s settled into the desert Southwest is expected to stay well south of Spokane going into Hoopfest weekend. Forecast highs in Spokane of 80 on Saturday and …
Mon., June 27, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
What do you know? You can fill a Sunday completely even without sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Anything happen yesterday? Other than thousands crowding the streets of Spokane, the M’s pitching staff suffering from whiplash and Lionel Messi calling it quits in …
Tue., July 7, 2015, 7:50 a.m.
Up-and-down Mariners still have almost half a season to make things right
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Lou Piniella was adamant solo home runs never beat a team. He was proven right again last night despite the fact Hisashi Iwakuma gave up …
Mon., June 29, 2015, 7:16 a.m.
There is a lot to celebrate if you can find the games
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We make no secret about it. No journalistic balance here. We are an unabashed Hoopfest supporter. Have been for more than a quarter century. And …
Sun., June 28, 2015, 6:07 a.m.
Just another Spokane Saturday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The M’s lost. There is more discussion of Russell Wilson’s contract. Hoopfest is in town. It’s hot. All’s right with the world. Read on.
Sun., June 28, 2015, 2:16 p.m.
Hoopfest Elite Championship Games 2015
Hoopfest players battle it out in the Men’s and Women’s Elite Championship Games on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Nike Center Court in Spokane, Wash.
Sat., June 27, 2015, 4 p.m.
The Hoopfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which draws nearly 7,000 teams and 27,000 players to downtown Spokane, gets underway on Saturday, June 27, 2015.
Sun., June 29, 2014, 9:21 p.m.
Hoopfest Elite Championship Games 2014
Hoopfest players battle it out in the Men’s and Women’s Elite Championship Games on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Nike Center Court in Spokane, Wash.
Sat., June 28, 2014, 4:11 p.m.
The Hoopfest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which draws nearly 7,000 teams and 27,000 players to downtown Spokane, gets underway on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Wed., June 25, 2014, 10:31 a.m.
From the Archives: Hoopfest, the early years
Five blocks on Howard, Wall and Spokane Falls Boulevard were blocked off for Spokane’s inaugural Hoopfest in 1990. It’s grown a bit over the years. Take a look back at …