Stories tagged: Gonzaga
Sun., June 23, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, looking to the future. And pining a bit about the past, but in a good way.
Thu., June 20, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past 20 years, Gonzaga’s basketball program has made stride after stride. It has gone from your typically obscure West Coast Jesuit university with …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?
Tue., June 18, 2019, 8:33 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t that long ago May and June were relatively quiet months in college athletics. Not anymore.
Sun., June 16, 2019, 8:32 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is my 62nd Father’s Day as either a son or a dad. That long run doesn’t make me an expert, of course, but it …
Sat., June 15, 2019, 7:01 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A beautiful June Saturday morning seems to be a good day to examine a few hires and one firing in college sports. After all, there …
Fri., June 14, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You can argue all day and all night what the best part of sports is. There are many contenders, from the competition to the thrill …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The hockey season is over. Basketball could follow as early as tonight. Forgot the hot temperatures. That’s how we know winter is really about to …
Wed., June 12, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: At first glance, the 13-0 rout of Thailand seems a bit excessive but dig deeper and … nope, that’s not the way we examine things anymore
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it time for another episode of “Tempest in a Coffee Pot?” Sure it is.
Tue., June 11, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Golf can be a competitive endeavor. Ask Tiger or Jack. But it also can be a lifelong sociable game, with the competition aspect submerged below …
Mon., June 10, 2019, 8:06 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we before we took Sunday morning off? Oh ya, thinking about excellence.
Sat., June 8, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s always fun to see someone you’ve known since they were young hit it big. It happens more than you might think – and less …
Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: On another National Donut Day, we contemplate the many uses the little guys have in our sports landscape
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is another of those days. You know what I mean, a “National (fill in the blank) Day.” It is the most important one. National …
Thu., June 6, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you last walked out of Bohler Gym five years ago, you may not recognize the place. Not the building, the coaching staff. Pat Chun’s …
Wed., June 5, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …
Mon., June 3, 2019, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Washington’s high school football championships will no longer be in the Tacoma Dome
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The high school football season seems a long way off, what with summer vacation not even underway for our local schools. The WIAA, however, has …
Sun., June 2, 2019, 6:59 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A true-life Rocky story happened yesterday and yet it may have received less attention than Sly Stallone’s latest Rambo endeavor. Is that how far boxing …
Sat., June 1, 2019, 8:01 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is such a beautiful Saturday, one wonders why anyone would ever stay indoors. Let’s hope you are reading this on your phone while walking …
Fri., May 31, 2019, 8:06 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The NBA Finals last so long, the Mariners might even win a game or two before they are finished
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you know the NBA Finals began last night? By this time next week, the Raptors and the Warriors will have played three whole games. …
Thu., May 30, 2019, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Tillie’s return is great news for Gonzaga, but not the only good news for area teams
A GRIP ON SPORTS • After a spring spent assessing their ability to make the jump to the next level, nearly a hundred college basketball players had until yesterday to …
Wed., May 29, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Verlin’s Idaho tenure seems to be melting away after investigation turns up the heat
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is really nothing major going on today, is there? Well, unless you consider one of our local Division I basketball coaches being put on …
Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We lost a valued member of our household over the weekend, one that served us well from nearly 25 years. It’s hard to let go.
Sat., May 25, 2019, 8:10 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Everything about the Indianapolis 500 has changed, including its place in America’s sports pantheon
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for this long holiday weekend? Catching up on sleep? How about battling the backyard’s weeds? A long bike ride or hike? …
Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:16 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an awful old-time movie entitled “It Happens Every Spring.” It was so bad, it’s good, if you get my drift. It was also, …
Thu., May 23, 2019, 7:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As the high school sports year wraps up this weekend, there will be many different types of precipitation
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is it. The final weekend of high school sports in the state of Washington. The end for the school year. Which means it will …
Wed., May 22, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A long life comes with one certainty: There will be memories to share. And, if you are lucky, some perspective. There is both today concerning …
Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The schools in the Pac-12 are falling further behind their peers financially as the conference’s commissioner earns a raise
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 decided to share its financial information with everyone yesterday and, while the transparency is appreciated, the idea the conference’s commissioner is making more …
Sun., May 19, 2019, 6:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you want to single out one dominating performance this weekend, you don’t have to look any further than the PGA
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness the PGA Championship was switched to May. If it wasn’t, then Brooks Koepka’s dominating performance wouldn’t be overshadowed by, say, the NBA playoffs …
Sat., May 18, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a lot going on today. Let’s get right to it.