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Grip on Sports: An ‘empty’ Sunday never turns out to be as empty as you might think

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With no Seahawks yesterday, the day was filled with DIY and RedZone. And the evening with magical beasts. But now it’s back to apples and …


Grip on Sports: Even without a signature event today, this weekend’s football has been on point

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What, there’s no Seahawk game today? What do we do? Well, there’s always another Saturday of college football to reflect upon. And why not? The …


Grip on Sports: College football’s weekend gets off to a roaring start around the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning. College football’s big day. Let’s get right to it. Read on.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Big Sky picks: Eastern Washington won’t let Big Sky title, first-round bye slip from its hands

Week 12 Big Sky Conference football predictions


Grip on Sports: A mustache might make the difference in whether Washington State has a legitimate Heisman candidate, but wins are probably a better indicator

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Could a Washington State football player win the Heisman Trophy? In this day and age, it seems nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But thanks to a …


Grip on Sports: The weekend gets off to a running start tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday, which means, in sports-speak, the weekend begins. And it begins in Seattle, where the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers get together for …


Grip on Sports: Washington State could use a little disruption, something GU fans might see soon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The word of the day is chaos. Chaos, other than within its own games, is what Washington State needs over the next few weeks if …


Grip on Sports: As years rank, this one is pretty much on the top of the list

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning and realized something I should have realized long ago: There are three area teams in football and basketball ranked in the …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks get close again but fumble away their chances to makes something of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time was running out. The Seahawks were moving down the field. One last chance presented itself. Would they grab it? Ah, no. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s hard to see how this fall’s football fortunes could be much better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Call it a Golden Age if you want to. Why not? For Inland Northwest sports fans, there may never have been a better time to …


Grip on Sports: The local college football possibilities are almost unlimited today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know college basketball season is underway. Eastern Washington played last night and Gonzaga hosts Texas Southern this evening. But Saturdays are still dominated …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to a new football facility’s location, the question shouldn’t have been asked in the first place

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Real estate is all about the three L-words. You know them. One is location. So are the other two. So why did folks vote to …


Grip on Sports: How many times can Jerry Dipoto be allowed to trade for one guy?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Your cell phone rings. You look at the caller I.D. It is Mariners’ general manager Jerry Dipoto. If you happen to be one of the …


Allergy-like symptoms blamed on airborne glass fibers in EWU library

Eastern Washington University has spent nearly $1 million this year to mitigate air contamination in its John F. Kennedy Library.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga does what it needed to do in season opener – win big

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There will be bigger challenges ahead but the bottom line for Gonzaga last night in their season-opening blowout against Idaho State is it was just …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:54 p.m.

EWU athletics official Donald Ross agrees to pay restitution in felony raffle theft probe

It appears the 4-year-old mystery of the missing football raffle money from Eastern Washington University, including the investigation that led to felony theft charges against an associate athletic director, has …


Grip on Sports: The best part of winter begins today and continues until the spring

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It gets dark outside really early. There is the occasional frost on the windshield in the morning. The dogs don’t want to get out of …


Grip on Sports: Sunday didn’t live up to expectations for Seattle’s football teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was not a good Sunday for football teams in Seattle. Not good at all. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Washington State has its hands around the Pac-12 but that may be as far as it goes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, singing college football’s praises. It was another good Saturday for the local teams. Or should we use the term great …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

EWU ranks among nation’s top universities for accepting Saudi-funded tuition

The first time Hashim Akeel saw Cheney, he was struck by how small it was. It was 2015 and Akeel, from Saudi Arabia, drove over from the west side to …


Rams WR Cooper Kupp practices, says knee ‘could have been worse’

Cooper Kupp returned to practice with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, less than three weeks after the receiver injured his knee.


Grip on Sports: OK, so the season hasn’t ‘officially’ started yet, but Gonzaga was on TV last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball season isn’t officially here. But it sure seemed like it was last night. There was a game on television and everything. Read on.


Grip on Sports: We interrupt this football season to welcome in college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season may be in the stretch run, but that has to take a back seat this morning. There is way too much college …


Grip on Sports: Happenings in Maryland makes one wonder who is really in charge of some of our nation’s college campuses

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Halloween. A scary night. But we are going to tell you a scary story that has nothing to do with Halloween. It has …


Grip on Sports: Sometimes sports can be exhilarating and sometimes it can be cruel

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There isn’t a lot going on, is there? Dead time of the year and all that. Ya, right. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Those folks who doubted Washington State before the season – who would have done such a thing? – are now kicking themselves

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a long-running joke on ESPN’s PTI show that Michael Wilbon is not surprised by anything. Well, here’s something even Wilbon would be surprised …


Grip on Sports: Is Game Three still going on? Nope, this never-ending game actually ended with, surprise, a solo home run

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were you when Max Muncy won Game Three of the World Series with his 18th-inning, opposite field home run? I was in front of …


Grip on Sports: If you ask Pac-12 football coaches the best job to hold in the conference, Washington State isn’t No. 1 on the list

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’re not interested in Pac-12 football, sorry. That’s where we are headed this morning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The pressure continues to mount on Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want another piece of evidence times have changed (as they always do)? One of my friends used to have a toy, a blow-up, hard-rubber clown …


Grip on Sports: What’s on your TV when you have a choice?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had your choice between watching a World Series game, a NFL regular-season matchup, a college football contest or an early season NBA game, …