Stories tagged: EWU
Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When it comes to getting around town during Hoopfest, there are some dos and don’ts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no more crowded two days downtown than Hoopfest weekend. For hours and hours, thousands and thousands of people cram themselves into spaces that …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weekend is here. Make that, the best weekend is here
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best weekend of the year begins now. Well, at 8 a.m., which might have been then to those of you reading this. Whatever, it …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The future is never now, but it is what keeps us hoping
GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk about the Future. No, not that rap guy. The time period. The one that never comes. But also seems to be the only thing …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Hoopfest to the NBA draft, there is basketball news during baseball season
GRIP ON SPORTS • Hoopfest is right around the corner and we will be focusing on that Spokane event often the next few days. The Mariners have been the focus …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Second suspect in beating of EWU student enters plea deal, avoids trial for attempted murder
After cutting a deal with prosecutors, a 21-year-old man likely will spend less than two years in prison for the brutal beating of an Eastern Washington University student.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Father’s Day is a perfect day to catch up on fishing stories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Father’s Day. For all you fathers out there, have a good one. Maybe take your kids fishing. If that’s your preference. It certainly was …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Father’s Day weekend starts out with a crash
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball. Golf. Searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift. It could be a busy Saturday. Read on.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Money, it’s a gas – and the fuel for college athletics
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what the NCAA tries to sell us, college sports is a big business, with thousands of employees, including the athletes. And like any …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Road trips just aren’t the same and in a couple years they will be really different
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that recent ad for a barbecue dad? And how the folks who posted it really just wanted Bill Murray to come to their barbecue? …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The line between winning and losing is sometimes defined by a glove
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Really, is there anything better than a Friday in June? The weekend beckons. The sun will make an appearance. And there are sports to follow. …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Does Zunino’s game-winning home run show he is finally headed in the right direction?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were a lot of big bombs yesterday in the world of sports, from Bob Stoops’ surprise retirement announcement in Norman, Oklahoma, to Kevin Durant’s …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Baseball’s big numbers just don’t seem to have the impact they used to
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Numbers have been at the core of baseball since Abner Doubleday allegedly invented the game. The apocryphal story goes the former Union officer decided the …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weather has been better and so have Mariners
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had a three-day weekend, I’m sure yesterday was miserable. You looked out the window, saw the sunshine, the heat radiating off the street …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Cortez Kennedy anchored the Seahawks at a time when they were barely above water
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not remember, but there was a time when the Seahawks were no better than the Mariners are now. In other words, they were …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 7:49 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Nothing Cooper Kupp does anymore should come as a surprise
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Honestly, are any of you surprised Cooper Kupp was impressive in his first weekend with the Los Angeles Rams? Read on.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Mariners better get their bullpen act together before the season falls apart
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Of all the problems the Mariners have already have had to work through in the 2017 season, the one they are facing now may be …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Thanks mom (and grandma) for always being there to cheer for us
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Mother’s Day, so it seems mandatory to write about mom. And sports. Or there will be heck to pay. Read on.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s not sunny everywhere, including the Mariners’ injury report
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend beckons. It’s not supposed to be warm, but sunshine expected around here. None in Seattle however, especially not around the Mariners’ offices. Read …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It took a team effort for the Mariners to lose last night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some baseball losses are shouldered by the hitters. Some are the fault of the pitchers. And some, like the M’s defeat last night in Toronto, …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Like most things the NCAA does, the APR is not perfect but it does help us keep score
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA wants everyone to believe college athletics are played by student/athletes, with the emphasis on the last word. And that those student/athletes are at …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It wasn’t the biggest Bloomsday ever, but does that matter?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first weekend in May is a big deal around these parts, right up there with the final weekend of June. This year it was …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Just a typical April weekend in sports but it was also the last one for almost a year
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, dealing with the draft. And spring football. And the M’s struggles. Take a day and nothing changes. Read on.
Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With Cooper Kupp headed to Los Angeles, another choice needs to be made
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Pro sports can test one’s loyalty a bit, can’t they? Say you are an Eastern Washington University football fan. Yesterday you were rooting for Cooper …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks did what they do on the draft’s first day, but today has to be different
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Raise your hand if you were surprised John Schneider traded the Seahawks first-round draft pick last night. Put it down, quickly. Don’t admit it. Nobody …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks’ future may just hang in the balance tonight
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL holds its draft starting at 5 p.m. (PDT) tonight. Did you know there are odds about who will be the first pick, first …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Yes, the Mariners lost 19-9, but that wasn’t the only reason it was a dark day in Detroit
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will April 25, 2017 go down into Mariner annals as one of those dark days? You know, along with May 26, 1995, when Ken Griffey …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Never let your sports memories degrade over the years
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners had the day off. Spring football is either basically over or on a break. Basketball is down to the NBA playoffs. It’s too …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s the time of year when sports worlds coliide
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday. For more than a third of the year that means NFL football. But we are in the other two-thirds right now, which means …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you are keeping track, the M’s James Paxton is still undefeated
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a term in finance called “reverting to the mean.” No, it doesn’t have anything to do with cowardly people. But we did see …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As a Mariner star of the past exits, is another one stepping forward?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s keep this simple. The Mariners won yesterday afternoon. And Ichiro, in what may have been his last plate appearance in Safeco Field, hit a …