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Grip on Sports: After years and years of waiting, today will be Edgar’s day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are people who had trouble sleeping last night. They tossed and turned. They thought about one thing a lot. They can’t wait until 3 …


Grip on Sports: Sunday’s NFL games will have to do until one comes along with a missed call in overtime

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We were waiting for our dinner last night at a local restaurant. A large group, we were chatting and laughing and having a good time. …


Grip on Sports: It’s another up and down Saturday for area college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about college basketball. Yesterday was the busiest day of the year around the country, with plenty of games around …


Grip on Sports: It’s not often there is as successful a night on the local basketball courts as Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a good night for the local college basketball teams, though the action on the floor was limited. Gonzaga and Washington State picked up …


Grip on Sports: WSU needs to seize its opportunity tonight with California in town

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an important night in Pullman. The Washington State Cougars return to Beasley Coliseum and are presented an opportunity. The California Golden Bears are in …


Grip on Sports: Every week sports helps us get over the hump to the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With those Geico commercials featuring Caleb the Camel running again, maybe it’s time to throw the television in the recycling bin. Wait, no. Maybe it’s …


Grip on Sports: Anyway you look at it, Gonzaga’s basketball programs are among the nation’s best

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Success can be measured in many ways. The won-loss record is the most common, but perception is also part of it. Right now, the Gonzaga …


Grip on Sports: As the NFL winds down, other sports jump in to take some of their time in the sun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s check the schedule for today. Hey, there are a couple high school basketball games. That doesn’t happen often on Mondays. And a handful of …


Grip on Sports: Despite a few dents, Saturday’s sports action was hard to beat

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Saturday night of college basketball action left its mark. Actually, it may have been the college hoops combined with a day of NFL playoffs. …


Grip on Sports: Another great basketball Saturday is headlined by a Gonzaga showdown in San Francisco

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you took all seven days of the week and ranked them, 1-to-7, Saturday would probably be the top seed, right? It’s No. 1 in …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga makes short work of Pacific, Eastern upsets Montana and the night is halfway successful for area college teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday was a busy night in college hoops around these parts but, ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition. Half of the area’s Division I teams …


Grip on Sports: Another crowded Thursday night looms as games vie for your attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for this evening? Planning on watching a little college basketball? Maybe sit at home and peek at the Cougars or the …


Grip on Sports: The area’s most competitive college basketball rivalry was renewed last night at Whitworth

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a great college basketball rivalry in Eastern Washington these days. Whitworth and Whitman, 160 miles apart, have developed top-10 programs in the NCAA’s …


Grip on Sports: Clemson runs over Alabama and it was impossible to look away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually, I’m not the type of guy who slows down to rubberneck at a gruesome scene. But for some reason last night I couldn’t turn …


Grip on Sports: From the same leading men to a similar plotline, tonight’s championship game could be just another tired sequel – unless something unforeseen pops up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like going to the movies? What would you rather see, a new story, something along the lines of “Vice,” or a sequel like “Toy …


Grip on Sports: With all eyes on Texas, neither Eastern Washington nor Seahawks could see a way to victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, wondering if the Seahawks and Eastern Washington could find ways to win playoff games in Texas on Saturday. Neither could. …


Grip on Sports: As college basketball conference play gets underway, Eastern prepares to play in the final FCS game of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And we’re off. Every college basketball conference race in the area is underway. Expect some surprises. Read on.


Grip on Sports: College basketball is about ready to take over our nights

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, there is one more college football game remaining. And the NFL playoffs begin this weekend. But if you are not into college basketball today, …


Grip on Sports: The new year starts off with a lot of tough losses, some more important than others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can we really be back to the usual grind already? Yep, we are, though yesterday was unusual enough to force a little different way to …


Grip on Sports: From fireworks in the bowl games, to fireworks elsewhere, 2019 starts with a bang

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s keep this fast and simple. There is a lot of college football to watch. And a parade. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The best thing to celebrate this year has to be a mustache – and the guy who wears it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the final day of 2018. A good day to reflect back on what happened the 364 previous days. Why? It’s what we do. Read …


Grip on Sports: Playoff semifinals expose the gaps in college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The gulf between the haves and the almost-haves in college football seems to be getting wider. At least it looked that way Saturday afternoon and …


Grip on Sports: This Washington State football team earns its rightful place among the school’s best ever with its Alamo Bowl victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • All season long this Washington State football team looked a bit different. Turns out it was. It was better than most, if not all, WSU …


Grip on Sports: A chance for a school-record 11th win has the Cougars smiling heading into the Alamo Bowl tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the day. Well, to be precise, tonight is the night. After weeks of waiting, preparing and celebrating, the Washington State Cougars will take …


Grip on Sports: The day after Christmas contained little in the way of gifts for college football fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college bowl season, Wednesday, Dec. 26 edition: One game declared “no contest,” thanks to the weather, and another that was no contest, thanks to …


Grip on Sports: They may be built on competition, but sports like football and basketball are just another way to build relationships

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, anticipating Christmas. I hope it was as good to you as it was to us. In every sense. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It’s time for our annual gift-giving exercise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Merry Christmas Eve. Or, if I am talking with the woman who used to live down the street, Merry Christmas, Eve. We have presents to …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks will have their hands full trying not to be snowed under by Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We woke up this morning to some weird-looking white stuff on the back deck. The dog didn’t like stepping in it. Neither did I. I’m …


Grip on Sports: There is no question success comes in many different looks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have questions. Some of which even have answers. Others, not so much. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Though Christmas is just on the other side of the weekend, there is still plenty of sports action to enjoy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend is almost on tap. The final weekend before Christmas. Will everyone be busy? If I were a betting man, I would take the …