SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2018
The distance Washington State has traveled this year is in some ways analogous to the distance head coach Mike Leach travels many days from his home to his office.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning. College football’s big day. Let’s get right to it. Read on.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Could a Washington State football player win the Heisman Trophy? In this day and age, it seems nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But thanks to a mustache and victories nearly every week, there is a Cougar this season who is actually in the running. For now. Read on.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2018
In the past year or so, those who watch Gonzaga basketball games on television have come to know Eric Rothman and Caron Butler well.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday, which means, in sports-speak, the weekend begins. And it begins in Seattle, where the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers get together for another night game. They've had some exciting ones in the past. But as we said, it’s only the beginning of the weekend fireworks. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The word of the day is chaos. Chaos, other than within its own games, is what Washington State needs over the next few weeks if it wants to move into the College Football Playoff’s top four. And chaos is what Gonzaga fans can expect if a labor dispute in Hawaii isn’t settled before next week. Read on.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning and realized something I should have realized long ago: There are three area teams in football and basketball ranked in the top 10 nationally. That’s pretty amazing. Read on.
MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time was running out. The Seahawks were moving down the field. One last chance presented itself. Would they grab it? Ah, no. Read on.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Call it a Golden Age if you want to. Why not? For Inland Northwest sports fans, there may never have been a better time to turn on the television, listen to the radio or read the newspaper. Read on.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2018
Before the start of Gonzaga’s 104-67 blowout of Texas Southern in front of the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Greg Heister and the SWX broadcast crew took turns praising the Tigers.
There may be no quarterback west of Alabama that has played better this season than Washington State’s Gardner Minshew.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know college basketball season is underway. Eastern Washington played last night and Gonzaga hosts Texas Southern this evening. But Saturdays are still dominated by one sport: football. Now more than ever. Read on.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Real estate is all about the three L-words. You know them. One is location. So are the other two. So why did folks vote to recommend locating a local high school football facility in one of the most out-of-the-way parts of town? Read on.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Your cell phone rings. You look at the caller I.D. It is Mariners’ general manager Jerry Dipoto. If you happen to be one of the other 29 major league general managers, you certainly don’t let it go to voice mail. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There will be bigger challenges ahead but the bottom line for Gonzaga last night in their season-opening blowout against Idaho State is it was just that: a blowout. Read on.
TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2018
Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win over visiting Idaho State as to be immaterial.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It gets dark outside really early. There is the occasional frost on the windshield in the morning. The dogs don’t want to get out of bed until the sun warms the windows. You know what that means? Yep, college basketball season is ready to begin. Read on.
MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was not a good Sunday for football teams in Seattle. Not good at all. Read on.
SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, singing college football’s praises. It was another good Saturday for the local teams. Or should we use the term great instead? Read on.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018
If there is one thing you can count on the past few weeks watching Washington State football, it is the announcing crew is going to gush over quarterback Gardner Minshew.
FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball season isn’t officially here. But it sure seemed like it was last night. There was a game on television and everything. Read on.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2018
It may be hard to quantify, but Gonzaga’s exhibition game against Central Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center was probably the most anticipated in the past few years.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season may be in the stretch run, but that has to take a back seat this morning. There is way too much college basketball to talk about. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Halloween. A scary night. But we are going to tell you a scary story that has nothing to do with Halloween. It has to do with college football – and its hold on our campuses. Read on.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There isn’t a lot going on, is there? Dead time of the year and all that. Ya, right. Read on.