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Grip on Sports: If you love basketball, this is the right time of the year for you

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we took a respite from college hoops and talked baseball instead. That was yesterday. Today is different. Read on.


Grip on Sports: No it’s not spring yet, unless you are referring to spring training and a player who is in ‘the best shape of his life’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is more than a foot of snow in the backyard. The sun has spent most of February hiding behind an offensive line of clouds. …


Grip on Sports: When a game comes down to whether or not someone can operate a stopwatch accurately, then we’ve jumped the video review shark

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is an argument for video review in college basketball. There is also an argument against it. And there should be a discussion about when …


Grip on Sports: Love him or not, Walton has a story to tell … lots of them in fact

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the spring of 1979, the UC Irvine women’s basketball team held their awards banquet in Newport Beach. The featured speaker? A big redhead guy …


Grip on Sports: It’s a tough lesson to learn, but winning tight games is an acquired skill for every team

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Learning how to win is a tough aspect of sports some people overlook. Until it becomes part of a team’s skill set, there can be …


Grip on Sports: If winning is your goal, there are two area college basketball programs that complete your quest most every game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you asked any college basketball fan what they wanted most from their team, winning would be No. 1 on their list, right? No one …


Grip on Sports: A late start is actually followed by Gonzaga’s late start – but also another double-digit win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The staff here at Grip on Sports is not a huge fan of late Gonzaga basketball games. When a game begins at 8 p.m., it’s …


Grip on Sports: There is a lot to like about winter and winter sports, but snow messing with schedules isn’t one of them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the seasons wear on (us), there are a few thoughts that come to mind about winter. We decided to share them, without some of …


Grip on Sports: At least the snow was outside yesterday and not on the TV screen

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Those of you reading this in Eastern Washington know what I’m talking about. We were snowed under yesterday. Inches and inches of the white stuff …


Grip on Sports: It may not have been the No. 1 day in sports this year, but Saturday was pretty darn good

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Saturdays go, yesterday was a slap in the face. In a good way. You know, like in one of those old-time movies where the …


Grip on Sports: Nothing is sweeter than an unexpected win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the best aspects of being a sports fan, any type of sports fan, is when the unexpected happens. OK, when the “good” unexpected …


Grip on Sports: You can take your Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday nights; we like Thursdays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Sunday is, as marketed by one of the major networks, “Football Night in America,” than maybe we should start calling Thursday, “College Basketball Night …


Grip on Sports: Every point over the years has built a memory we can call on as the years go by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are never too busy for a walk down memory lane. Which makes today’s story from prep writer Dave Nichols one of those pieces we …


Grip on Sports: If there is an award for best quarterback in a tough position, we know the winner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness for Gonzaga basketball. And awards. If not for those related items, there would be nothing to chat about this morning. Or very little. …


Grip on Sports: It’s time for another Super Bowl – and to root for the king to fall from the throne

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Super Bowl Sunday, all caps required. A national uprising – of sorts. It’s the closest thing our nation has these days to a …


Grip on Sports: Sunday is all about football but today still holds the promise of a college basketball upset or two

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you can pull yourself away from the Lakers and the Warriors this evening, you have an opportunity to watch some decent college basketball. Read …


Grip on Sports: After the Huskies visited Spokane in December, we should have known where they would be right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the University of Washington traveled across the state early in December and faced then No. 1-ranked Gonzaga, no one knew what the season would …


Grip on Sports: UCLA, BYU bring back memories for local college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Memories are where the present collides with the past. So this morning we are going to invoke some memories of college basketball games past and …


Grip on Sports: There have been few college basketball teams more efficient scoring than this year’s Gonzaga squad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Show me 100 college basketball fans and I’ll show you 98 who love offense. It’s pretty much the same in every sport. And it’s why …


Grip on Sports: The WIAA makes another attempt to bring some balance to high school sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When it comes to high school sports, every school just wants an opportunity to compete. How to ensure it happens is something high school administrators …


Grip on Sports: There’s not an old saying about if you can beat them, then join ‘em but, if there were, EWU’s Gubrud and WSU would fit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it’s the end of January. But a small piece of football news once again holds the promise of remaking Washington State’s football season. Read …


Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …


Grip on Sports: There may be college basketball on TV from early morning to late at night, but it doesn’t include the local men’s teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get right to it. After all, there are 29 college basketball games on television today. And a college football all-star game. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga plays as advertised in rout of host Santa Clara

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to imagine Gonzaga playing better than it did last night at Santa Clara. If the Zags do, then the rest of the West …


Grip on Sports: We can always celebrate the weekend starting early around here thanks to college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The nicest part of college basketball season? The weekend begins on Thursday night. At least around here. Read on.


Grip on Sports: After years and years of waiting, today will be Edgar’s day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are people who had trouble sleeping last night. They tossed and turned. They thought about one thing a lot. They can’t wait until 3 …


Grip on Sports: Sunday’s NFL games will have to do until one comes along with a missed call in overtime

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We were waiting for our dinner last night at a local restaurant. A large group, we were chatting and laughing and having a good time. …


Grip on Sports: It’s another up and down Saturday for area college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about college basketball. Yesterday was the busiest day of the year around the country, with plenty of games around …


Mary Cullinan and Lynn Hickey: Academics and athletics: A powerful partnership for our region

The success of EWU’s football program turns a spotlight on our academic excellence. And, by bringing national attention to our university, athletic success actually adds value to our academic degrees.


Grip on Sports: WSU needs to seize its opportunity tonight with California in town

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an important night in Pullman. The Washington State Cougars return to Beasley Coliseum and are presented an opportunity. The California Golden Bears are in …