Stories tagged: WSU
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A couple of key football games and another basketball contest fill up our Saturday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The nice part about Saturdays this time of year is there is always something going on. Even with our local Pac-12 school taking a well-earned …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s been so long since the Pac-12 has been on top in football, it’s hard to remember when
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to schedule your Apple Cup watch party? Good luck with that. The start time won’t be announced for a few more days. If, however, …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 7:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A Sunday without the Seahawks is like a year without an NFC West title
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What an odd November Sunday it was. No Seahawks. And there won’t be any Seahawks next Sunday either. It’s hard to settle into a routine …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Another busy Saturday awaits as the seasons overlap
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every Saturday is busy. That’s a given. But Saturdays this time of year are busier than, say, in mid-June. So let’s get right to it. …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
After more than half a century, GI Bill still helping vets transition to life beyond war
It’s been 73 years since Congress passed the first GI Bill – landmark legislation that transformed the way the nation treats its military veterans. In observance of Veterans Day, local …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Are the profits from Thursday night games worth the cost to the NFL?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We asked one question yesterday when we tweeted out the link to our column: Who will survive? Little did we know the answer was no …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s the Seahawks turn to make the short turnaround on Thursday Night Football
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You want to insult an NFL fan these days? Compare them to Thursday Night Football. That’s as deep a cutting remark as you can come …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even before college football leaves the stage, basketball news begins to snow us under
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The seasons are changing, slowly, inexorably. The falling leaves that dot college football fields around the nation are still in control, but basketball is beginning …
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Expansion of the college football playoffs should be our No. 1 target
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mike Leach has his pet peeves about college football. Don’t we all? Read on.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
It’s party time in Pullman
WSU supports the tradition of partying, opening the lots on Thursday evening and not closing them until Sunday, giving fans lots of time to prepare for games, socialize afterward and …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
WSU agriculture research raises question from faculty
The head of Washington State University’s agriculture college is defending the school’s research direction after a group of faculty members accused industry officials of wielding too much influence over research …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No matter the hour, college football finds a way to be a bit cheeky
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The idea is, in the spring, to lose an hour of sleep that can only be made up in November. Which is a decent plan. …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Let’s have some appreciation for snow – and Luke Falk
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no reason to dawdle. You are busy. We are busy. Let’s get right to your Saturday morning reading. Read on.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Prof, alum alarmed at WSU performing arts cuts
Washington State University faculty offered extended applause to a scathing statement by a colleague regarding the university’s decision to cut the Performing Arts program Thursday afternoon at a regular meeting …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s hard to play for a title with both hands around your neck
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was hard to get out of bed this morning. Being depressed will do that to you. Read on.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It is spooky how well this World Series has played out as we earn another Game Seven
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Anything worth watching on television last night? With the more than 110,011 costumed candy seekers that came to my door last night, I was too …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The acquisition of left tackle Brown is the answer to a few Northwest prayers
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If the NFL really is our national religion these days, then Seahawks fans are singing the hallelujah chorus this morning. Read on.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Truman’s comeback, Nov. 4, 1948
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weekend was so jammed the television remote overheated
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend that was must have left us all a bit hungover. Not necessarily from adult beverages, mind you, but from an orgy of sports …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
A farmer arrived at WSU with $6,000 to his name. Now he’s won $100,000 to help feed the world.
Six years ago, Cornelius Adewale moved to Pullman with $6,000 in his pocket. Now as a Ph.D. candidate at WSU and a member of the board of directors of Washington’s …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When Washington State made mistakes against Arizona, they were huge ones
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see if we have this right. Washington State loses on the road again. The Cougars are really good on defense – except for eight …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The only upset would be if there were no upsets on a college football Saturday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We can guarantee one thing: There will be upsets today. College football is built upon them. It’s been that way since Yale ran past Harvard …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Regrets, we have a few, but not as many as a general manager
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The coffee pot dings when its turns itself off in the morning. Hot coffee is so important to this operation, however, our ears are attuned …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A rout one season can turn into motivation the next
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Revenge is a dish best served cold. At least that’s how the old saying goes. Well, it will be in the mid-70s Saturday night in …