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Grip on Sports: Like the Who said, meet the new (selection committee) boss, just like the old boss

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is, basically, one month left in college basketball’s regular season. To celebrate, the NCAA tournament selection committee gave us a present: something to argue …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga shows sometimes success doesn’t lie in the numbers alone, but how they work together

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Up until last night, Saint Mary’s last loss was in November, by two to Georgia in overtime. The Gaels worst loss was by five points …


Grip on Sports: One of the best college basketball weeks of the year rolls on tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Looking back – and ahead to tonight’s showdown in Moraga – it’s been a good week in college basketball. It must be mid-February. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The middle of this week has a little more to offer than usual

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a check list of items that need to be covered today. There are the letter-of-intent signings from yesterday. And there are basketball games …


Grip on Sports: The Zags have three big reasons to want to hand BYU a McCarthey defeat tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a big game in McCarthey tonight. How do we know? Two reasons: BYU is in town and there are tents set up outside. …


Grip on Sports: From domination to defense to transfers, there is a lot going on today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is so much going on right now, it’s hard to know where to begin. But we have to start somewhere, so let’s make it …


Grip on Sports: Another loss to Washington illustrates where the Cougar basketball fortunes lie these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A family member asked me last night after dinner what there was to write about today. He thought it was a virtual desert out there. …


Grip on Sports: It may be just another winter Sunday but, thanks to college basketball, that’s always OK

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is Easter Sunday, which is a big deal. As is its antecedent, Palm Sunday. There is Selection Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday, both of …


Grip on Sports: At least college basketball’s weekend begins tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As anyone who follows college hoops around these parts knows, the weekend really begins on Thursday night. And this week is no different. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Today’s the day we find out if Edgar Martinez is Hall of Fame worthy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is a day for looking forward. And back. Today will either be really exciting or as disappointing as possible. In other words, your typical …


Grip on Sports: Last week is now behind us and we’re probably all thankful for that

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Saturday marked the end of a tough week in this area. We are so ready to turn the page. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Saint Mary’s seniors attack down the stretch and help Gaels overcome rival Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you didn’t believe Saint Mary’s was much of a rival any more for Gonzaga, let’s hope last night’s Gael win in the Kennel changed …


Grip on Sports: The first in a series of West Coast Conference showdowns is tonight at the Kennel

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was hard. Hopefully, today will be easier. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The calendar says it is time for a little basketball spirit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The only thing that really tells you it is mid-January around these parts is the basketball on TV. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Keith Jackson was our connection to college football and part of this area’s rich broadcasting history

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nuggets have a way of showing up in out-of-the-way places. Which is my meandering way of saying goodbye to Keith Jackson, one of, if not …


Grip on Sports: The rivalry between Eastern and Idaho is growing and will take another step in the fall

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you wanted to know why Idaho is such a good fit in the Big Sky Conference, all you had to do last night was …


Grip on Sports: The expected happened in unexpected ways Thursday night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually sports can be counted on to give you something unexpected. On the surface, last night’s local college basketball results didn’t do that. But dig …


Grip on Sports: With Stanford, Cal visiting, this is a crucial weekend for Washington State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All weekends in the Pac-12 basketball race matter. Some just matter more than others. Such is the case with Washington State this weekend. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Darrell Bevell is out as the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you looked out your window this morning and saw a bunch of people in Seahawks’ jerseys dancing in the street, there is a reason. …


Grip on Sports: Even a win might not be enough for the Seahawks today, which is a result of missteps throughout the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the biggest day of the year for the Seattle Seahawks, a day filled with irony. Read on.


Grip on Sports: No matter what, or how, you want to watch, there is something for you today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s happening this weekend? Just about anything you could want. Read on.


Grip on Sports: When Cougars and Spartans meet it’s a clash of styles as well as teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when college football’s bowl games brought together teams from different parts of the country to showcase their area’s style of football. …


Grip on Sports: It may have started in the heat of August, but football season around these parts is about to end

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems as if football in the Inland Northwest this season has been going on for forever. At least since last summer, which, by the …


Grip on Sports: There was nothing interesting about the way the Seahawks played yesterday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was supposed to be a big showdown game in Seattle yesterday. Problem was, the home team forgot to show up. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga escapes trap, WSU snaps a streak and Seahawks hope to continue their dominance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was the classic “trap” game, tucked between the rivalry game at Washington and the showdown with IUPUI on Monday. Wait, what? Read on.


Grip on Sports: We may end up with a white Christmas, but there are more holiday treats than just snow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It snowed yesterday in the Spokane area, a lot in some place (read, our house). Sports fans know what the white stuff heralds. Yep, it …


Grip on Sports: By the time the snow covers up last summer’s weeds, the sports landscape will change a bit too

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Seems awfully calm out there today. There must be a storm on the horizon. We are being figurative here, but also a bit literal. Read …


Grip on Sports: From about 1 p.m. on today, there are hours and hours of important games to watch – if you can

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks play another important game today, this one in the home of the Waffle House, Jacksonville, Florida. The Gonzaga Bulldogs play another important …


Grip on Sports: It’s time to pick a side in this football rivalry

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be a relatively quiet day, locally, in the collegiate sports arena, but there is no letup in the drama for this Saturday. Read …


Grip on Sports: As winter sports begin to snow us under, we have an out-of-the-box solution

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another busy day. They all will be between now and the 25th of the month, right? So let’s get right to your sports news. …