Stories tagged: John Blanchette
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
John Blanchette: On Luke Falk’s homecoming, it was Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa that did the home wrecking
Perhaps when Sophie Mata’afa was naming the fifth of her seven children, she sold him a little short by settling on merely Hercules.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
So how long will it take at Gonzaga to step away from the glow of the Bulldogs’ Final Four season?
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
That loud bang you just heard was the window slamming on the Seattle Seahawks’ conceit of still being an elite team in the National Football League.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Surely it’s taught in history classes at Washington State by now – that dark day back in 1970 when Stanford was rubbing the Cougs’ noses in it in Spokane and …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
Once upon a time long, long ago in college basketball, there was a pretty uniform look to recruiting: junior college prospects to fill instant needs, freshmen for “program players.” There …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Jerry Vermillion, Gonzaga’s all-time rebounding leader – with an eye-popping record that won’t be broken – died over the weekend at age 85, another underappreciated pioneer gone. The program’s outsized …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 12:29 a.m.
Normal is underrated. The proof was in the long week at Washington State that technically started a few hours early with the berserk unraveling in Berkeley – the by-now-almost-annual inexplicable …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
In 1994, athletic director Jim Livengood departed for Arizona and Bill Moos – an assistant to three different Cougar ADs who’d detoured to Montana to apprentice at running his own …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
The most remarkable thing about Washington State’s not-ready-for-even-subprime-time play in getting beat 373-3, or something along those lines, on Friday night wasn’t the 17 turnovers or the 29 sacks or …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Call it one of those “Did I hear that right?” moments. We’ve all had them.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
So this is what it’s come to for the Seattle Seahawks? Justin Coleman and J.D. McKissic and Marcus Smith?
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 12:37 a.m.
One play, decided nothing, revealed everything.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Dead last, no playoffs, coaching change, new regime. So when do the Spokane Chiefs hoist that next Western Hockey League championship banner to the top of the Spokane Arena? Why …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Let’s start with the concept of the touchdown, foreign as it is to the Seattle Seahawks.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 12:48 a.m.
Having worked overtime all week, the gray haze smothering the region took Saturday off, for the most part – the air on the Palouse no worse than if it was …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
The five stages of grief have nothing on the college football fan’s emotional dance with the starting quarterback. Often as not, those reactions – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
As it’s been pretty much 95 degrees every day since our last Idaho football fix in the giddy triumph at the Potato Bowl, it could be assumed that all had …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Posing with his teammates and wearing a winner’s smile under that white headband after last year’s Hoopfest? That’s right, it was Matt Brunell who scored just 221 points in 84 …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6 a.m.
Let’s set the WABAC machine for the year 1982, when Spokane was feeling butt-hurt, burned and betrayed when its baseball team was spirited off to Las Vegas, and by local …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
If the Olympic stewards in this country had any notion of tapping into what makes the street game truly appealing, they’d go straight to where the appeal is greatest: They’d …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
You’ve probably detected a trend this season involving the Seattle Mariners.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6 a.m.
Troy Fraley is the nation’s foremost collegiate practitioner of the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and in all probability the only student on GU’s campus who’s in bed by 8:30 each night.
Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
John Blanchette: As spectacle, expect Bloomsday to stand the test of time even as running world continues to evolve
There is spectacle – and Bloomsday is certainly that – and there is stunt, which is often spectacle without the charm. And on the eve of Bloomsday XLI, the buzz …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
So make that two one-and-dones. Or is that ones-and-done?
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Think of it this way: as customer incentivizing goes, the Seattle Mariners have not yet dipped to United Airlines levels.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
So where do the Gonzaga Bulldogs go from here?
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:58 p.m.
So the confetti that fell will end up in a landfill and not on some Gonzaga entrepreneur’s eBay page. So Nigel Williams-Goss’ No. 5 won’t adorn the clocktower for the …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
There is something almost Rat Pack-y about them, only they’re in shorts and sports shirts instead of tuxes and unknotted bow ties.
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 11:24 p.m.
They could have made it easy. They made it hard.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Mark Few and Frank Martin are two coaches who couldn’t seem to be less alike except that their roots were humble and their achievements have been great.