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A Grip on Sports: The summer is melting away quickly and taking the Mariners’ season with it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where has the month of July gone? You blink for a moment and it’s more than halfway done. And with it goes our chances to …


A Grip on Sports: It’s a good week to watch golf, either locally or from across the ocean

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love golf, this is a good week for you. Even if your love goes no further than infatuation with local courses.


A Grip on Sports: Once again, Eastern Washington is expected to finish atop the Big Sky Conference football standings

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we hardly knew you. But, sadly, we have to say goodbye. Fall is unofficially here. How do we know? A local conference held the …


A Grip on Sports: If only the Mariners’ record was a mirror image of reality, we could be looking forward to the rest of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We arose early enough to watch the men’s final from Wimbledon. But there is too much to get done for that. Nope, we have to …


A Grip on Sports: A teary tribute, a longtime rivalry and a world record highlight a eclectic day in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see, what’s going on? How about a incredibly emotional no-hitter? And a couple of other interesting thoughts, from salaries to a fast runner.


A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere

A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …


A Grip on Sports: Win or lose, the U.S. women have once again put soccer out front nationally

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The most anticipated sporting event of the day may be over before you even read this. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Former Washington tight end and linebacker Jusstis Warren transfers to Eastern Washington

Former University of Washington tight end and outside linebacker Jusstis Warren has transferred to Eastern Washington, according to his Instagram account.


A Grip on Sports: England the latest European country trying to knock the United States women’s soccer team off its perch

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a match that would have been more appropriately held on July 4th, don’t you think? The U.S. versus England – there is a bit …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

EWU trustees approve $3.6 million budget cut; 55 tenured faculty offered voluntary buyouts

Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees on Thursday approved a 3% cut to the school’s operating budget for fiscal 2020. A presentation from the trustees’ meeting documents indicates about half …


A Grip on Sports: Can the weekend get here quickly please?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another week of work begins. And it will probably take forever to finish. Anticipation of the weekend makes Monday through Friday move all that much …


Grip on Sports: More Gonzaga history should be made tonight in New York

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past 20 years, Gonzaga’s basketball program has made stride after stride. It has gone from your typically obscure West Coast Jesuit university with …


Grip on Sports: The M’s poor season makes it easier to change the channel – or stay out late

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?


Grip on Sports: Every Father’s Day there are ancient stories and there are ones from the present

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is my 62nd Father’s Day as either a son or a dad. That long run doesn’t make me an expert, of course, but it …


Grip on Sports: It can be an interesting trip from Spokane to Pebble Beach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s always fun to see someone you’ve known since they were young hit it big. It happens more than you might think – and less …


Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

WSU, EWU, SCC students face growing dilemma: Pay for food or tuition?

Thousands of Washington college students are hungry. Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and the Spokane Community Colleges are are struggling with the problem, despite varied approaches to dealing with …


Grip on Sports: The M’s step-back officially kicks in as they fall below .500 for the first time this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The day we knew was coming finally arrived. The Mariners, 11 games over the break-even mark after the season’s first 15 games, are now on …


Grip on Sports: It’s been a busy stretch for Kyle Smith, WSU basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t May supposed to be a relatively quiet month in college sports? Well, it is not anymore, even if it ever was.


Martín Meráz García: The future of EWU as a Hispanic-serving institution is critical to its success

Eastern Washington University is taking the lead in exploring best practices on how to serve its growing Hispanic student population


Grip on Sports: What a year it was for WSU’s Gardner Minshew

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, following the NFL Draft. And other things. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If cloning were possible, Tuesday would have been a good night for sports fans to utilize it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights there are just too many games to watch. Last night was one of them. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Is the early season success for the Sounders and Mariners built on a firm foundation or quicksand?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching the somewhat-local professional soccer team play yesterday, it hit me. The regional pro teams competing this summer have great records. But they may …


Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington athletic director Lynn Hickey reflects on her first year on the job

A red-blazer-clad Lynn Hickey strolled through Eastern Washington’s athletic offices Tuesday, proceeding to make the short walk around the parking lot toward Reese Court.


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

From 8-man football to Eastern Washington’s first-team offensive line, Will Gram continues to improve

Left guard Will Gram has been the freshest face on the first-team offense this spring.


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …


Grip on Sports: Leaving is just something college coaches do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we transition into the second half of April, a time for spring football to wind down and baseball to wind up, the most fascinating …