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Grip on Sports: No reason to get defensive about the area’s college football results this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. Again. But unlike last Sunday, every college football fan in the Inland Northwest woke up this morning with a smile on their …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

Washington State’s Deion Singleton has career night replacing ejected Skyler Thomas

Washington State backup safety Deion Singleton was about to have career day. But it came as a result of a rather bizarre play: a fumble review that resulted in the …


Grip on Sports: If Washington State takes care of the football today it will be really tough for Utah to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a storyline heading into today’s Homecoming game in Pullman. Can the Utah offense outscore Washington State’s? Hate to be a contrarian, but what …


Grip on Sports: Even the best laid plans never seem to work out when it comes to the Ryder Cup

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The world of sports is a smaller place these days. Heck, the world seems smaller. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 takes another hit and this one could have been easily avoided

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes members of the media are accused of grabbing onto something and not letting go. That accusation is true. But it is also, in most …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

WSU alumnus, Army Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor

A Washington State University graduate who later went on to serve in the Army’s Special Forces in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump on Oct. …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Sexual assault at WSU fraternity dropped

Whitman County prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a former Washington State University student accused of sexually assaulting another student at the Delta Upsilon fraternity in the fall …


Grip on Sports: Never be concerned about the Cougars’ returning receivers as there will always be talent in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is one lesson that had to be learned over and over again in Mike Leach’s tenure at Washington State, it is to never …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to Earl Thomas and the Seahawks, it seems ‘everything is possible’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So where are we now? That’s always a good question for a Tuesday morning. It’s especially apropos on this Tuesday morning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: A couple of eagerly awaited wins allows us to celebrate the present without worrying about the past – or future

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Monday morning. This one seems different. Why? A couple of wins yesterday. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The weekend’s action can grind us all into dust

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to try something new today: Quick-hitting, short thoughts on the news of the weekend. Let’s see how it works out. Read on.


Grip on Sports: How do you fail to win? Let us count the ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of reasons Washington State lost to USC last night in Southern California, some of them self-inflicted, some of them not. Care …


Grip on Sports: If WSU defeats USC for the second consecutive year and no one is in the stadium to see it, does it count?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever been to a night football game at the Coliseum in downtown Los Angeles? I have, more than once. It’s not easy getting there. And …


Grip on Sports: It’s no fantasy; the college football weekend around here starts on Friday night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sign of the apocalypse No. 1,720: An email arrived in the inbox this morning wondering if I wanted to play fantasy hockey. Yes, fantasy hockey. …


Grip on Sports: The hits just keep on coming in the Northwest these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but the M’s are not winning the American League West this season. That and other …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Shawn Vestal: Legendary WSU quarterback Jack Thompson’s alleged comments in Jason Gesser case fit a pattern of cover-up

In the pages and pages of records surrounding the Jason Gesser case, Jack Thompson’s comment was not the most significant, perhaps, nor is he the person most responsible for taking …


Grip on Sports: The defense was fine in Chicago but the Seahawks’ offense gave the game away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks have lost their first two games and everyone seems to have questions. Why should we be any different? There is one big one, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Pullman police arrest Greek Row arson suspect in Cheney

Pullman police arrested a 19-year-old Cheney man Monday for allegedly starting several fires on Washington State University’s Greek Row.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 8:06 a.m.

WSU places Jason Gesser on leave after former nanny files formal complaint alleging sexual misconduct

Washington State University placed Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, on administrative leave Monday after a former Cougar athlete came forward with new allegations that Gesser …


Grip on Sports: Can Russell Wilson make this Monday night special?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday Night Football. Dandy Don, Frank and Howard. Those were the days. Appointment television. It’s appointment television tonight as well, if only to see Khalil …


Grip on Sports: After denying the importance of the game, WSU denies Eastern much of a chance for another upset

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State’s week of denial ended Saturday night with its defense denying Eastern Washington much of a chance to score. And the Cougars showing on …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab

Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a crucial role in infectious …


Grip on Sports: Let’s just say goodbye to summer a bit early

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Pac-12 showdown in Salt Lake City. A big local showdown in Pullman. Intersectional games on the television. Yep, fall Saturdays are here, even if …


Grip on Sports: Hurricanes now seem to have an impact on college football schedules every year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s just one of those fall Fridays, isn’t it? You take a look at the television schedule, check the weather report, say a little pray …


Grip on Sports: A day with another WNBA title and another Mariner season of tilting at windmills

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wednesday was about winning. And losing. And about the past and the future. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The rhythm of the football season mandates a slow buildup to each Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a bit of rhythm to a college football week. It starts with a slow shuffle and moves with a quicker beat as Saturday …


Medvengers 2 raises funds for scholarships for WSU medical students

Medvengers features dinner, live music, a live auction and a paddle raise.


Grip on Sports: It’s a miracle there is a lot of excitement about a punter

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It has come to this: The Mariners need a miracle and the Seahawks were raving about their punter. This wasn’t the scenario we thought we …


Grip on Sports: The new NFL season opens a lot like the old one ended, at least for the Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first Sunday of NFL football is over. Why is it that, despite wholesale changes in the offseason, so many teams haven’t really changed at …


Grip on Sports: From emotional releases to penalties to calling off the fight, yesterday’s action kept our attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may not have been officially be Flag Day, but that’s how it felt Saturday around here. Washington State raised its Cougar one in an …