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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 …


Grip on Sports: Christmas has a tendency to get in the way of games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning to a white Christmas look. Luckily, I don’t have to drive anywhere for a while. So it’s easy to say “let …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga exposes Washington’s flaws and may have changed the look of the ‘rivalry’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re back, and really looking forward to the next Gonzaga game. Yep, the Zips of Akron are coming to Spokane on Saturday. It has to …


Grip on Sports: Winning teams attract the most interesting ‘long-time’ fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you know somebody here in town that is all in with the University of Washington this year? That you didn’t know was a Husky …


Grip on Sports: What’s the word on the street about the M’s, Seahawks and Gonzaga?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column is brought to you by the letter “W.” As in baseball’s winter meetings. As in where do the Seahawks go from here? And …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ win comes with a big loss

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often such joy can be tempered with such abject sadness. But such was the case last night as the Seahawks routed the Carolina …


Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role

GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …


Grip on Sports: A lot is riding on the Pac-12 championship game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The preliminaries are over. The flotsam out of the way. It’s time for the real deal. The big game. Well, make that the big games. …


Grip on Sports: Yes, the WSU Cougars won a basketball game last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you only read headlines, there are a few today that don’t tell you the whole story. Or might even qualify for the newest rage: …


Grip on Sports: Hype is sometimes the common thread amongst big stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My goodness, a lot went on yesterday. One of the Pac-12’s coaches who had won the most games over the past four years was fired, …