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Grip on Sports: The miles may not be all that many but WSU and Gonzaga’s basketball programs are a world apart right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you wanted the starkest contrast possibly between the two most high-profile college basketball programs in the region, you found it last night. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The runup to the Super Bowl doesn’t hold the same interest this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t a night for the weak. The rain was coming down. Hard. The wind was blowing. Hard. And it was hard to find anything …


Grip on Sports: Patrick Chun takes over a tough job in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is going to be new leadership in Pullman, that’s for sure. What’s not sure is exactly what that means. Read on.


Grip on Sports: College football season ends on a rainy night in Georgia

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The college football season, which began in the heat of August, ended last night indoors in Georgia. We have a recap. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Zags are resolute during their march through WCC’s less fortunate

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If resolutions are made to be broken, then there were some accomplishments coming out of yesterday. Otherwise, not so much. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Another great weekend of college basketball kicks off tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love college basketball, you must be a really big fan of Thursdays around these parts. Read on.


Grip on Sports: We don’t really need any more demands on our attention this time of year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want to know the worst thing about the new, earlier college football letter-of-intent signing period? It’s timing. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga escapes trap, WSU snaps a streak and Seahawks hope to continue their dominance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was the classic “trap” game, tucked between the rivalry game at Washington and the showdown with IUPUI on Monday. Wait, what? Read on.


Grip on Sports: I have a very bad feeling about this column …

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you aren’t a fan of Star Wars, then picking up the newspaper’s print edition might just make you shake your head. Read on.


Grip on Sports: By the time the snow covers up last summer’s weeds, the sports landscape will change a bit too

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Seems awfully calm out there today. There must be a storm on the horizon. We are being figurative here, but also a bit literal. Read …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

This year, the better team won the MLS Cup – and the Sounders know it

A year ago, the Sounders knew deep down that the better team had lost. This time, there was absolutely no doubt that the better team won, and now once again …


Grip on Sports: From about 1 p.m. on today, there are hours and hours of important games to watch – if you can

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks play another important game today, this one in the home of the Waffle House, Jacksonville, Florida. The Gonzaga Bulldogs play another important …


Grip on Sports: It’s time to pick a side in this football rivalry

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be a relatively quiet day, locally, in the collegiate sports arena, but there is no letup in the drama for this Saturday. Read …


Grip on Sports: One Christmas present is opened by the Mariners already, will another be coming soon?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been a long time since the Mariners could be considered winners during the regular season. You know, when it really matters. But they seem …


Grip on Sports: As winter sports begin to snow us under, we have an out-of-the-box solution

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another busy day. They all will be between now and the 25th of the month, right? So let’s get right to your sports news. …


Grip on Sports: Sunday’s on-field football action was exciting; off-the-field, not so much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What was the bigger story yesterday around these parts? The bowl news, which includes Washington State and Washington, or the Seahawks win over Philadelphia? It’s …


Grip on Sports: Don’t forget which group is really the most important in college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Read on.


Grip on Sports: It doesn’t look as if Mike Leach is going to Tennessee but there still will be changes at WSU

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Times are changing in Pullman. That is true whether or not Mike Leach decides to put Tennessee out of its misery. Read on.


Grip on Sports: With so many things to cover, it’s best to keep things as simple as possible

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When in doubt, keep it simple. Or just keep your mouth shut. Too bad that second one is not an option. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Just like in the real world, the seasons change within the athletic world as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s transition time. Time to begin the slow transition from football season to basketball season. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Whatever Kam Chancellor’s future holds, Seahawk fans have some hard-hitting memories to fall back on

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think back to your youth. What athlete who was forced to retire early affected you the most? For some of us, it’s an easy call. …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to Thanksgiving, sports has been intertwined for almost forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Like a lot of what’s good with America, we can thank Abraham Lincoln for Thanksgiving. And, by extrapolation, the day off, turkey, NFL football and …


Grip on Sports: When the stakes are this high in the Apple Cup, WSU hasn’t always answered the bell

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Apple Cup week. The game for college football supremacy in the Evergreen State. And, for the second consecutive year, for the Pac-12 North title …


Grip on Sports: Pete Carroll’s decision making comes up short most of the night in Seahawks’ loss to Atlanta

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Max Smart had it right oh so many years ago. Blair Walsh missed it by that much. But unlike the Washington defeat, in which Walsh …


Grip on Sports: Other than another Friday Apple Cup, next year’s Pac-12 football schedule seems a bit better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This year’s football schedule isn’t even over. But we know what our favorite Pac-12 school’s schedule is for 2018. Is it any better? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Dipoto continues to gather ingredients for what he hopes will be a winning recipe

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday the subject was cupcakes. Today it is another baked good. And it has to do with the Mariners. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Just look at the last name; of course we have gripes but none are with last night’s results

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are working on very little sleep today – in a roundabout way it is Gonzaga’s fault – which raises our quotient of smarminess. You’ve …


Grip on Sports: Hour after hour each Saturday, college football holds our attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Saturday night was slowing down. It was late after a long day of basketball, football and running around. The television was still on though, and …


Grip on Sports: From bottom to top to middle, the NFL’s parity can lead to games like the Seahawks had yesterday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Take a look at the NFL standings this morning. Nine weeks into the season the four NFC division leaders are the Rams, Eagles, Vikings and …


Grip on Sports: Only Stanford stands between WSU’s seniors and another milestone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday. There is snow reportedly falling in some parts of Spokane County. Excitement abounds. So we do our part with a few notes, ranging …