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Grip on Sports: Clemson runs over Alabama and it was impossible to look away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually, I’m not the type of guy who slows down to rubberneck at a gruesome scene. But for some reason last night I couldn’t turn …


Grip on Sports: From the same leading men to a similar plotline, tonight’s championship game could be just another tired sequel – unless something unforeseen pops up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like going to the movies? What would you rather see, a new story, something along the lines of “Vice,” or a sequel like “Toy …


Grip on Sports: With all eyes on Texas, neither Eastern Washington nor Seahawks could see a way to victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, wondering if the Seahawks and Eastern Washington could find ways to win playoff games in Texas on Saturday. Neither could. …


Grip on Sports: As college basketball conference play gets underway, Eastern prepares to play in the final FCS game of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And we’re off. Every college basketball conference race in the area is underway. Expect some surprises. Read on.


Grip on Sports: College basketball is about ready to take over our nights

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, there is one more college football game remaining. And the NFL playoffs begin this weekend. But if you are not into college basketball today, …


Grip on Sports: The new year starts off with a lot of tough losses, some more important than others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can we really be back to the usual grind already? Yep, we are, though yesterday was unusual enough to force a little different way to …


Grip on Sports: From fireworks in the bowl games, to fireworks elsewhere, 2019 starts with a bang

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s keep this fast and simple. There is a lot of college football to watch. And a parade. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The best thing to celebrate this year has to be a mustache – and the guy who wears it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the final day of 2018. A good day to reflect back on what happened the 364 previous days. Why? It’s what we do. Read …


Grip on Sports: Playoff semifinals expose the gaps in college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The gulf between the haves and the almost-haves in college football seems to be getting wider. At least it looked that way Saturday afternoon and …


Grip on Sports: This Washington State football team earns its rightful place among the school’s best ever with its Alamo Bowl victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All season long this Washington State football team looked a bit different. Turns out it was. It was better than most, if not all, WSU …


Grip on Sports: It’s time for our annual gift-giving exercise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Merry Christmas Eve. Or, if I am talking with the woman who used to live down the street, Merry Christmas, Eve. We have presents to …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks will have their hands full trying not to be snowed under by Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We woke up this morning to some weird-looking white stuff on the back deck. The dog didn’t like stepping in it. Neither did I. I’m …


Grip on Sports: There is no question success comes in many different looks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have questions. Some of which even have answers. Others, not so much. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Though Christmas is just on the other side of the weekend, there is still plenty of sports action to enjoy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend is almost on tap. The final weekend before Christmas. Will everyone be busy? If I were a betting man, I would take the …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to college football recruiting, there are no saints

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is one personality trait that angers us, it’s hypocrisy. Doing one thing. Saying the opposite. Covering oneself in a cloak of righteousness while …


Grip on Sports: It’s celebration day for high school football players and college coaches

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a big day around the nation for a segment of the high school sporting community. It’s football signing day, once the only day of …


Grip on Sports: With only a week to go, maybe it’s time to start doing your Christmas shopping

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is your official one-week warning. Yep, Christmas is in a week. Get your shopping done. And while you are at it, pick up these …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

Lawsuit alleges EWU Police Department prevented officer from pumping milk for her new baby

A former Eastern Washington University police officer is suing the school, alleging supervisors discriminated against her and violated federal law by imposing restrictions that made it impossible for her to …


Grip on Sports: Eastern’s latest trip to the FCS title game had to deal with a couple of detours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The road to Frisco, Texas, wasn’t a smooth one for the Eastern Eagles this season. And it wasn’t as direct as they might have liked. …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga faces another of those tough road tests the Bulldogs have thrived on over the years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is hard to say Gonzaga basketball shies away from facing any type of nonconference challenge – though you will get an argument from the …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga hits the road again for a fourth meeting with North Carolina

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Traveling can be fun. Or not. It depends on your outlook going in, I guess. Read on.


Grip on Sports: How the heck did Washington State give its fans such a great football season as a Christmas present?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time is running short. Christmas will be here before you know it. Heck, it is so close, Washington State has begun practicing for the Alamo …


Grip on Sports: The recipe for a sports fan to get through winter includes two or three key ingredients

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What makes up a perfect winter? We think there are a few ingredients that are important and we want to share our recipe. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Despite Wilson’s off night, the Seahawks smothered Minnesota

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get this out of the way quickly. Russell Wilson had his worst professional game passing last night. And yet the Seahawks still won 21-7. …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Eastern Washington kicker Roldan Alcobendas wins Fred Mitchell Award

Alcobendas was named the winner of the 2018 Fred Mitchell Award on Monday, an honor given to the top collegiate kicker at the NCAA Division I FCS, NCAA II, NCAA …


Grip on Sports: When you get knocked down, it is your teammates who are supposed to pick you up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in while people need to vent. Sort of like a volcano. Today’s that day for me. Read on.


Grip on Sports: When there are so many college basketball games on, there is little time for the playoff games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we hit this spot in the major college football schedule. Call it a hiatus or a pause. The regular season is over, the …


Grip on Sports: It seems like a good day to cover mistakes and misses, crowds and the lack of crowds

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a joke that has traveled around every newsroom from the beginning of time. As far as I know, it is still swirling around …


Grip on Sports: Bulldogs come within a second of being trapped by Washington’s zone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know football season is, in the NFL at least, in mid-season form. But this morning we are going to talk basketball. College basketball. …


Grip on Sports: In a world that is constantly changing, Gonzaga has been remarkably consistent against UW

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one constant in life – and in college basketball. That constant is there is no constant. Everything changes. Heck, there was a time …