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UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Students’ connection to Whitworth won’t end after graduation

Just before hundreds of new Whitworth University graduates took the stage to receive their diplomas, they were reminded by speaker after speaker that attending Whitworth is about far more than …


Grip on Sports: The Bloomsday run, the Run for the Roses, none of these are as easy as running down the Mariners’ chances

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As thousands of scantily clad folks prepare to make a 7.5-mile run through Spokane this morning, we sit down at our computer for our daily …


Grip on Sports: Arizona’s basketball program is burning to the ground and there is only one way to put out the flames

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have one question. How is Sean Miller still Arizona’s basketball coach? If smoke correlates to fire, then there is a conflagration in Tucson. And …


Grip on Sports: There is one more flower in May’s sporting event bouquet this year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Believe it or not, the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. It begins a month in which the sports of summer really begin to flower. And …


Grip on Sports: WSU’s Mike Leach seems to have another former SMU runningback mad at him

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Having a party soon? Check the invite list. Make sure Mike Leach and Eric Dickerson’s names don’t overlap. It could get ugly. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The first night of the NFL Draft featured little in the way of surprises for Dillard, Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were two things to wait for during the first round of the NFL Draft last night: When Washington State’s Andre Dillard would be chosen …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga players are wise to realize if the door is open, and it won’t be locked in the future, why not walk through it?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Think about it this way. If someone at, say, Microsoft or Amazon offered to give a free evaluation of your employable assets while you were …


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …


Grip on Sports: With the M’s this season, games will never be over until they’re over

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did the Mariners win last night? By the strictest definition, by the one that matters today, yes. But in a lot of ways, no. Read …


Grip on Sports: Klay Thompson’s WSU number will be retired and hang in a place where he came of age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you were up late last night, you might have seen the news. In a nod to modern times, Washington State athletic director Pat Chun …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga learns its NCAA fate this afternoon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Their place in the tournament has been locked in since their tournament win in Hawaii, more than likely. But this afternoon the Gonzaga Bulldogs discover …


Grip on Sports: If you like upsets, the WCC tournament has been almost perfect thus far

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you decided not to worry about the West Coast Conference tournament until it was Gonzaga’s turn to play, you’ve missed a lot. How much? …


Grip on Sports: It may be March, but we are snowed under with college football news today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Went to bed last night with two feet of snow on the ground and the knowledge we live in an area where college basketball is …


Grip on Sports: It’s a good week to get ready for college basketball’s drive to the postseason

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Take a breath. Relax. Sit calmly for a moment. It’s time to prepare for college basketball’s stretch run. Read on.


Grip on Sports: After a loaded weekend, we need to take a breath and regroup on Mondays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Tuesday. Let’s get right to it. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If you can later this week, sneak out of your office space and wander over to the Arena for a State B break

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s on your agenda for the work week? TPS reports? Destroying your computer? Ordering a new stapler? How about sneaking away for a hot …


Grip on Sports: You didn’t have to look too hard to find some college basketball to celebrate on Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you aren’t watching college basketball on your Saturdays this time of year, you aren’t doing Saturday right. That’s all I have to say about …


Grip on Sports: Josh Perkins, senior version, earns his due as he passes his way into Gonzaga’s record book

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Records are, more than anything, just a target to shoot at. A goal to aspire to. And any other cliché you can think of that …


Grip on Sports: It’s a tough lesson to learn, but winning tight games is an acquired skill for every team

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Learning how to win is a tough aspect of sports some people overlook. Until it becomes part of a team’s skill set, there can be …


Grip on Sports: If winning is your goal, there are two area college basketball programs that complete your quest most every game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you asked any college basketball fan what they wanted most from their team, winning would be No. 1 on their list, right? No one …


Grip on Sports: Just about every college basketball game on television is a jewel, especially when you can’t get out of the driveway

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We love hidden gems. Little surprises that pop up occasionally. Like finding the last piece of Halloween candy in February, and realizing it’s OK to …


Grip on Sports: It may not have been the No. 1 day in sports this year, but Saturday was pretty darn good

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Saturdays go, yesterday was a slap in the face. In a good way. You know, like in one of those old-time movies where the …


Grip on Sports: It’s bad luck to take the ball to the rim if Brandon Clarke is around

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We assume you are a sports fan if you are reading this. Which makes us believe you are aware of the fabled Sports Illustrated jinx. …


Grip on Sports: Nothing is sweeter than an unexpected win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the best aspects of being a sports fan, any type of sports fan, is when the unexpected happens. OK, when the “good” unexpected …


Grip on Sports: There have been few college basketball teams more efficient scoring than this year’s Gonzaga squad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Show me 100 college basketball fans and I’ll show you 98 who love offense. It’s pretty much the same in every sport. And it’s why …


Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …


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: 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 …