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Grip on Sports: If you want a sneak preview of Gonzaga’s first-round opponent, you have to get off work early today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Here’s a simple guess that’s bound to be correct: Today’s NCAA First Four game between Fairleigh Dickinson and Prairie View A&M will have the highest …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:44 a.m.

Gonzaga women catch each other and a No. 5 seed en route to NCAA Tournament

These Zags let it be known they have every intention of not only catching each other, but carrying each other right past any obstacles that might face them .


Grip on Sports: Yes, Gonzaga is the NCAA focus in Spokane, but there is a lot more to pick from – and to pick against

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Filled out your bracket yet? If the answer is no, why the heck not? If it is yes, how far do you have Gonzaga going? …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga learns its NCAA fate this afternoon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Their place in the tournament has been locked in since their tournament win in Hawaii, more than likely. But this afternoon the Gonzaga Bulldogs discover …


Grip on Sports: Will the Eagles find a way to earn another NCAA berth tonight?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning again. Which means you probably have a lot of fun things planned. Me too. But first we have to get this darn …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars decide to pay now for the last five years instead of waiting any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State made a change in its basketball program leadership yesterday. Bit the $4.2 million artillery shell and fired head coach Ernie Kent. At least …


Grip on Sports: Wednesday night’s loss marked the end of WSU’s basketball season but probably not Ernie Kent’s tenure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the end? The end of Ernie Kent’s elaborate plans? Of everything that stands in Washington State’s basketball program, the end? Read on.


Grip on Sports: There are bad days and then there are awful days, like the one Gonzaga had Tuesday in Las Vegas

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone who has ever visited Las Vegas can look back on a bad day or two in Sin City. It’s inevitable or they wouldn’t keep …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Gonzaga has produced a Who’s Who of top women in the courtroom, many of whom meet in Las Vegas for WCC Tournament

If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Last Gonzaga fan in Vegas arena still believes Zags a team of destiny

Katherine Morgan, the former president and CEO of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber – and current senior vice president at Bank of America – simply couldn’t bring herself to leave …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Shapiro speech canceled for second time

A planned speech featuring political commentator Ben Shapiro at Gonzaga University was canceled for a second time, this time due to a sponsor’s withdrawal..


Grip on Sports: After two decades, the Gonzaga basketball phenomenon just keeps rolling

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some of us are old enough to remember 1999. Y2K, The Matrix, Jose Mesa, Livin’ la Vida Loca, Vin Baker’s knee, Jar Jar Binks. But …


No cowbell doesn’t deter Gonzaga grad and superfan Stacey Fott from cheering her team

If you’ve ever been to one of the conference tournament games in Las Vegas to watch the Zags play during the past decade or so, you’ve almost certainly heard Stacey …


President Thayne McCulloh sports Gonzaga tartan at pep rally

The leader of the Zags has been known to come to the West Coast Conference rally in various wild outfits – like showing up last year in a full Gonzaga …


Grip on Sports: If you gave up watching the Zags for Lent, you finally can break your vow this evening

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga basketball withdrawal symptoms are easy to identify. One of the more prominent is spending your Sunday arguing if the double bye the Zags received …


2013 Gonzaga grad Nick Brown finds his calling in Vegas as a UFC video producer

The connection doesn’t even seem real, let alone likely. How does the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts juggernaut that is the face of the fastest growing sport in …


Grip on Sports: If you like upsets, the WCC tournament has been almost perfect thus far

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you decided not to worry about the West Coast Conference tournament until it was Gonzaga’s turn to play, you’ve missed a lot. How much? …


Grip on Sports: Daylight saving time is coming, so maybe now the snow can melt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans for the weekend? Do they include any basketball? Or is a marvelous movie on the horizon? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Now you know March is really here – postseason college basketball tournaments are beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And so it begins. If you were flipping around the dial last night, you may have seen snippets – or full games ­– from the …


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 basketball just doesn’t have the same excitement it had for years and years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m not sure why Pac-12 basketball is so down this season. But I am sure about one thing: It doesn’t hold my interest like it …


Grip on Sports: Awards are nice and all, but they are only the appetizer for what is ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are looking forward to the next week. And the week after that. And the week after that. And … well, you get the picture. …


Grip on Sports: It may be March, but we are snowed under with college football news today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Went to bed last night with two feet of snow on the ground and the knowledge we live in an area where college basketball is …


Paul Turner: Do you know Mark Few?

It’s that time when distant acquaintances take special note of the fact you live in or near Spokane. Happens every March when the NCAA Tournament nears.


Grip on Sports: It’s a good week to get ready for college basketball’s drive to the postseason

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Take a breath. Relax. Sit calmly for a moment. It’s time to prepare for college basketball’s stretch run. Read on.


Grip on Sports: High school basketball is over, but that’s just the beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, basketball season. Not to be confused with baseball season or soccer season or anything else right now. Especially at the …


Grip on Sports: The newsboys on the corners may be gone, but the S-R sports section just keeps churning out the coverage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you think newspapers are an extinct form of information delivery, think again. Today’s S-R sports page is proof they are still alive and typing. …


Grip on Sports: Thank goodness February is over – and it’s ending the right way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the last day of February, the shortest, and longest, month of the year. Tomorrow we begin March, which is appropriately named because it …


Grip on Sports: There is nothing worse than a life lost way too young. Nothing.

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s ugly outside. Really ugly. It fits. Once again we are dealing with a life lost way too soon. Read on.


Grip on Sports: After a loaded weekend, we need to take a breath and regroup on Mondays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Tuesday. Let’s get right to it. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If you can later this week, sneak out of your office space and wander over to the Arena for a State B break

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s on your agenda for the work week? TPS reports? Destroying your computer? Ordering a new stapler? How about sneaking away for a hot …