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Grip on Sports: Clemson’s win was a long time coming – in a lot of ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 Networks have one really outstanding feature: All of the conference’s football games are boiled down to 60 minutes and shown throughout the week. …


Grip on Sports: Is college football’s national title format still falling down on the job?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We thought long and hard about taking a snow day. After careful deliberation, which included, but was not limited to, looking out the front window …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s icy reception in Portland will mean another trip later

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old joke about the weather? Everybody talks talks about it, but no one does anything? It’s funny because it’s true. Well, no, …


Grip on Sports: Two TVs are a must at times on this crowded Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There aren’t enough hours in some Saturdays to get finished what we all want to accomplish. That is, if the to-do list includes anything other …


Grip on Sports: A cold winter night turned hot thanks to Wiley, Von Hofe and Williams-Goss

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This will not come as a surprise to anyone in the Inland Northwest who has left their house in the past 48 hours, but it’s …


Grip on Sports: Don’t get caught up with the ‘ya, but’ folks of the world

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard for sports fans to live in the moment. If you’re team is good or bad, the last game is never, seemingly, as important …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, WSU, Eastern and Idaho begin to get to the meat of their schedules

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s cold around these here parts. Really cold. But we do have some basketball coming up that will keep us warm. And some news from …


Grip on Sports: Rarely, if ever, does the Rose Bowl disappoint

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Rose Bowl was sure exciting yesterday. Especially if you consider it was just one of those meaningless bowl games. Sure didn’t seem that way …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks, Cougars win, which is the bottom line

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Anyone watch the Seahawks’ 25-23 win over the 49ers yesterday and come away convinced this team is going to make lots of noise in the …


Grip on Sports: If 2016 didn’t end the way you wanted, we’re here to help – sort of

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the first day of 2017 so we are resolved to help you get over the trauma of having to explain Mariah Carey’s comments to …


Grip on Sports: If you want the Pac-12 to have some football success this postseason, you want the Huskies to win today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of you ready to say good riddance to 2016. It’s time to move on to 2017 and put all the fighting …


Grip on Sports: Is there a health risk involved with sitting in front of your TV set for 12 hours every day?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why is it there are some nights when the only thing available to watch on the TV even remotely related to sports is reruns of …


Grip on Sports: As football rolls on, college hoops elbows its way on stage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, college football season continues to roll on. In fact, the playoffs – cue Jim Mora voice – have yet to get started. But, with …


Grip on Sports: Holiday Bowl result shouldn’t completely color Washington State’s season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s be clear about one thing. When a school wins its bowl game, its fans see it as a harbinger of glory to come. But …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars’ good season should continue at the Holiday Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars finish their 2016 football season today just as it started. Well, it should be sunny and relatively warm in San Diego …


Grip on Sports: The ending has to be just right to make fans happy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, I remember. In a galaxy far, far away. Finally got to see “Rogue One” yesterday. Which started Christmas Day off …


Grip on Sports: The snow gives us all an excuse to watch football on TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of my favorite Christmas carols, “Let it Snow,” plays through the end credits in one of my favorite Christmas-set movies. I like the thought, …


Grip on Sports: Vandals stand up to CSU and blow past Rams in Boise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas and all through Boise, Vandals were stirring. Partying, really. And why the heck not? …


Grip on Sports: The Vandals long journey to a bowl reaches its conclusion this afternoon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Advent calendar has yielded almost all its candy. The ground is covered with snow, though probably another dusting is needed to keep it white …


Grip on Sports: The days are about to get better, just like college basketball season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the shortest day of the year. Less sunlight than any other. Actually, and I didn’t know this until I looked it up, yesterday …


Grip on Sports: Do college sporting events mean anything and other existential questions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A college football player announced a personal decision about 24 hours ago and it immediately made me think of the meaning of words. Words like …


Grip on Sports: Need help? We have Christmas gift suggestions for WSU, Gonzaga, Eastern fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The final week begins. No, not the final week of the year, but the final week before Christmas. The last chance to get what you …


Grip on Sports: EWU, Baldwin once again come up just short of the promised land

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, wondering if Eastern Washington’s defense was up to the task of getting the Eagles into the FCS title game. We …


Grip on Sports: More drama as Seahawks win West but lose their cool

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a couple questions for you. Who was that lime green team playing at CenturyLink last night? Oh, there’s Richard Sherman yelling at someone …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks and others doing their best to give Thursdays a new outlook

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s unanimous. Something weird happened with the All-Pac-12 football team. That, and other items, make this a hodgepodge of a Thursday. But then again, most …


Grip on Sports: Today is one of the days your college football team gets better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we wrote about one of the December college football traditions: awards. Today we delve into another couple: transfers and recruiting. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The mystery of WSU’s All-American Cody O’Connell is hard to unravel

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas is just around the corner. There is enough snow on the ground to give the area a winter feel. And it’s going to get …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks played like a bunch of Gump yesterday in Green Bay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If life is still like a box of chocolates, then all Seahawk fans got yesterday was stale, raisin-filled, spit-them-out waxy candies. They played as poorly …


Grip on Sports: EWU, Gonzaga, Sounders all win; what more could anyone want?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of those Sundays with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. From Toronto to Tacoma, from Cheney to …


Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …