Stories tagged: Gonzaga
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Gonzaga to WSU, from Eastern to the Mariners, it’s one of those packed days
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday morning. Time for a little of this and a little of that. A Mulligan stew if you will, brought to you by an …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Oregon State seems stuck in the weeds as it tries to get back to winning
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever start a project one day and realize it is going to take a lot longer than you thought if you want to get it …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s a busy day in college football around these hazy parts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s just another college football Saturday. Another fun day. And night. Let’s get to it. Read on.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With the NFL season beginning, our weekends are no longer our own
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL opened its season last night. All hope of getting anything done on a weekend is over until late January – at the earliest. …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The future is hard to see this week
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s lucky today is Wednesday and not Saturday. There are still more than 72 hours until college football games are scheduled to start in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Smoke and poor air quality play havoc with college, high school teams
From Pullman to the Canadian border, from colleges to high schools, smoky skies played havoc with local sports teams Tuesday.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If a comeback for the ages occurs and no one is left to see it, did it happen?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Growing up in Los Angeles, leaving games early is taught to young children almost religiously. The idea is to “beat the traffic.” But my father …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9 a.m.
Grip on Sports: College football’s first Saturday touched nearly all the bases – if you don’t mind the mixed sports metaphors
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are, seemingly, a million different ways for college football games to play out. Among the multitude are easy wins and workmanlike ones. And there …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The sun is shining today, mainly because college football is back
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This weekend is jam-packed with college football games, though only a few will probably hold our interest long
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The opening weekend of college football has become a real event. Hundreds of games spread over five days. Games all day (Saturday) and late at …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Now it’s official. Football season is here
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you need another sign football season is here, we have one for you this morning: The Spokesman-Review’s annual football preview section. Only one word …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, noon
Steve Christilaw: Heathcote’s life of service remembered
The legendary Michigan State basketball coach, who died Monday at age 90, got his start right here in Spokane and called this home.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With football season so close, some M’s fans decide to jump ship
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the Mariners slowly sink in the American League wild-card race, we thought it would be a good day to talk about shifting gears. Though …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A lot of what made Heathcote special showed early on in Spokane
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jud Heathcote died yesterday. If you’ve been around Spokane for any time at all, you probably have a story about the legendary basketball coach. We …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Our days of freedom are numbered
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is transition week. The freedom of summer for our children is fading into the reality the school year is underway. The baseball pennant races …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s almost time for your bad case of NFLitis to reappear
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The days are getting shorter, though it’s still light at 8 p.m. And the time until the NFL infects our Sundays with its virulent strain …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
Freshmen move in to Gonzaga dorms
Gonzaga University’s campus was swarming Friday as 1,265 members of the Class of 2021 unwrapped sheets, broke down boxes and moved into dorms.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This type of doubleheader is tough to watch
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners are in a playoff chase, albeit quite possibly the worst one since the advent of the second wild card. The Seahawks are pushing …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
College soccer: Gonzaga women earn draw with SMU after double-overtime
Maddie Kinkaid scored in the 38th minute and Gonzaga (2-0-1) held on for a 1-1 draw after double-overtime against SMU in a nonconference matchup on Thursday. Isabel Jones made five …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Washington State volleyball building off 2016 success
Success didn’t come overnight for the Washington State University volleyball program. It’s been a slow, steady build under coach Jen Greeny that resulted in 2016’s breakout season. The goal this …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From injuries to losses, this week’s eclipse may work as an excuse for everyone
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on a second. Thousands of Atlantic salmon were released into the Puget Sound and the eclipse is being blamed? Brilliant excuse, awful happenstance. Though …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The last time an eclipse like this happened, the Sonics won an NBA title. Maybe this will be the M’s year?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to acknowledge it. No way to avoid it, except maybe stay indoors. There is a near-total eclipse of the sun this morning. How …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Take some time on this pre-NFL Sunday to experience other sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My sister watches just one show on Sunday morning and, not surprisingly, that’s its name. Me? I like to spin the dial, to use an …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Before the week is half over, you may need to catch up on a few items
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hold on to your Mariners’ cap. We’ve got a lot to pass along and not a lot of time to do it. So we’re going …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Gonzaga University student, friend die in fall from Pacific Crest Trail
A Portland school is remembering two 19-year-old women who died in an apparent fall along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Our oasis has turned into a mirage, though maybe it always was
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the sports pages, shall we? What is there to talk about? An anthem protest. OK. Worries about the Winter Olympics in South Korea, …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Edgar’s number is now on the wall, but will he ever be in the Hall?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A little cold front is making its way through the Inland Northwest today, bringing with it some change. But before it gets here, let’s do …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners aren’t running away with anything, but they don’t have to
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What do we make of the Mariners, tied for the final playoff spot in the American League? We have some thoughts on the matter. Read …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Don Baylor could really hit – and be hit – but was also a hit with those younger than him
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days we feel a bit like Forrest Gump. Today is one of those days. Read on.
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 7:06 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Clark’s temper turns up the heat on the Seahawks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No surprise, because it is mid-August, but it’s going to be hot around here for the next week or so. In fact, the next five …