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Grip on Sports: The weekend gets off to a running start tonight

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 …


Grip on Sports: Washington State could use a little disruption, something GU fans might see soon

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 …


Grip on Sports: As years rank, this one is pretty much on the top of the list

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 …


Grip on Sports: The local college football possibilities are almost unlimited today

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 …


Grip on Sports: Washington State has its hands around the Pac-12 but that may be as far as it goes

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 …


Grip on Sports: Happenings in Maryland makes one wonder who is really in charge of some of our nation’s college campuses

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 …


Grip on Sports: Those folks who doubted Washington State before the season – who would have done such a thing? – are now kicking themselves

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a long-running joke on ESPN’s PTI show that Michael Wilbon is not surprised by anything. Well, here’s something even Wilbon would be surprised …


Grip on Sports: Is Game Three still going on? Nope, this never-ending game actually ended with, surprise, a solo home run

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were you when Max Muncy won Game Three of the World Series with his 18th-inning, opposite field home run? I was in front of …


Grip on Sports: If you ask Pac-12 football coaches the best job to hold in the conference, Washington State isn’t No. 1 on the list

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’re not interested in Pac-12 football, sorry. That’s where we are headed this morning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: What’s on your TV when you have a choice?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had your choice between watching a World Series game, a NFL regular-season matchup, a college football contest or an early season NBA game, …


Grip on Sports: As the college basketball season prepares to tip off, Gonzaga once again is one of the sport’s bluebloods

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball polls really don’t matter, do they? It’s a sport that determines its champion through competition, not a vote. So why does it seem …


Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest must have picked up some fans yesterday as WSU put the area’s best foot forward

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a long day yesterday. But it was a fun one, unless your day consisted of raking leaves and cleaning out gutters. For those …


Grip on Sports: The non-call at USC is one of those stories that continues to grow and grow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With GameDay in Pullman this morning, we were a bit busy putting together a story for the S-R. But some things happened in the past …


Grip on Sports: If a bus garners this much attention, what will the show itself bring?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We wrote about baseball yesterday. We can’t do it today as well. Instead we will write about a bus rolling into Pullman. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s always fun to celebrate a postseason win no matter how it happens

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball suckered me in last night. Like a zombie emerging from a grave, the Dodger/Brewer game grabbed me by the ankle and held on for …


Grip on Sports: Goodbyes are difficult no matter the circumstances

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a day of transition yesterday in the Northwest, with a couple of longtime sports icons exiting the stage. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks dominated but tougher weeks are ahead following their bye

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is this school of thought that proposes the NFL is a week-to-week league. Each game is its own mini-season, with anything possible. Take that …


Grip on Sports: Cougar fans more than happy to open this present a couple months early

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas in October? Seemed like it last night if you were on social media, following Washington State football fans. Their long wait was over, Santa …


Grip on Sports: It’s time to head home if only to be able to watch sports at a reasonable hour

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’ve been paying attention the past week, you would know the Grippi family has been on vacation on the East Coast. It’s the first …


Grip on Sports: The college basketball season can’t start fast enough for some but is too early for others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball games are right around the corner. Seems awful early, doesn’t it? Not anymore it doesn’t. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It may not have been as easy as everyone wanted, but it was a successful Saturday for the Cougars and others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Sunday morning begins with all the finesse of a steamroller. Don’t they all? Not this time of the year, with the college football to …


Grip on Sports: College football’s day games are even more appreciated when you are in a different time zone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about time. Being on the east side of the nation makes you appreciate one thing as it relates to …


Grip on Sports: No matter where you are, you never are far from making new fan friends

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports brings people together, right? And just as often drives them apart. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If the question is ‘what region is experiencing the most college football success,’ we have the answer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You have any questions today? We do. And answers as well. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Earl Thomas’ Seahawk career ends with an injury – and a gesture of contempt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How many of us have wanted to ride off into the sunset from our job, knowing we’ll never come back, and use the opportunity to …


Grip on Sports: No reason to get defensive about the area’s college football results this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. Again. But unlike last Sunday, every college football fan in the Inland Northwest woke up this morning with a smile on their …


Grip on Sports: If Washington State takes care of the football today it will be really tough for Utah to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a storyline heading into today’s Homecoming game in Pullman. Can the Utah offense outscore Washington State’s? Hate to be a contrarian, but what …


Grip on Sports: Even the best laid plans never seem to work out when it comes to the Ryder Cup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The world of sports is a smaller place these days. Heck, the world seems smaller. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 takes another hit and this one could have been easily avoided

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes members of the media are accused of grabbing onto something and not letting go. That accusation is true. But it is also, in most …


Grip on Sports: Never be concerned about the Cougars’ returning receivers as there will always be talent in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is one lesson that had to be learned over and over again in Mike Leach’s tenure at Washington State, it is to never …