Stories tagged: WSU
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The first in a series of West Coast Conference showdowns is tonight at the Kennel
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was hard. Hopefully, today will be easier. Read on.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide
After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Competition takes a back seat after what happened in Pullman yesterday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The news from Pullman concerning Tyler Hilinski last night made it hard to sleep. Three words, all of them beginning with the letter “S,” kept …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
WSU chooses dean to oversee agriculture programs across the state
Washington State University has chosen a reputed biologist to oversee agriculture research and education programs across the state, as well as the university’s largest driver of outside research funding.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The calendar says it is time for a little basketball spirit
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The only thing that really tells you it is mid-January around these parts is the basketball on TV. Read on.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Whether it seems glacial or way-too-quick, change is coming
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When you are young, it seems change comes slowly. When you are no longer in that age category, it’s hard to believe sometimes how much …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Keith Jackson was our connection to college football and part of this area’s rich broadcasting history
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nuggets have a way of showing up in out-of-the-way places. Which is my meandering way of saying goodbye to Keith Jackson, one of, if not …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 4:28 p.m.
WSU graduate Keith Jackson, legendary voice of college football, dies at 89
Keith Jackson, the folksy voice of college football who for decades weaved backwoods wit through Saturday afternoon ABC broadcasts, has died. He was 89.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The rivalry between Eastern and Idaho is growing and will take another step in the fall
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you wanted to know why Idaho is such a good fit in the Big Sky Conference, all you had to do last night was …
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The expected happened in unexpected ways Thursday night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually sports can be counted on to give you something unexpected. On the surface, last night’s local college basketball results didn’t do that. But dig …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With Stanford, Cal visiting, this is a crucial weekend for Washington State
A GRIP ON SPORTS • All weekends in the Pac-12 basketball race matter. Some just matter more than others. Such is the case with Washington State this weekend. Read on.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
WSU researchers discover shrinking gene pool among Chinook salmon populations
As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too. But until recently, the theory hadn’t been tested.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Darrell Bevell is out as the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you looked out your window this morning and saw a bunch of people in Seahawks’ jerseys dancing in the street, there is a reason. …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
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.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The college football season comes to an end tonight, though the champion will still be debatable
A GRIP ON SPORTS • After an up-and-down weekend of NFL football, quite possibly illustrated completely in one Cam Newton sack and his post-play stumble to the ground, Monday brings …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga rolls, Washington State rolls over late and the Seahawks want Schneider to continue in his role
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, observing Gonzaga’s Sherman-like march through the L.A. Basin, Washington State’s recent basketball downturn and wondering where the Seahawks were headed. …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Elk hoof disease research in hands of Washington State University Veterinary School
Washington State University is poised to take over inconclusive research on elk hoof disease that’s been plaguing elk west of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
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.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
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.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:05 a.m.
Grip on Sports: We have thoughts about the Mariners to the Seahawks … and beyond
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the middle of the workweek already, which seems like a good time to bounce from thought to thought for a while. Read on.
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Rose Bowl game left us exhausted – and also helped deliver an all-SEC championship matchup
A GRIP ON SPORTS • On the first day of January, the new year gave to us one incredible college football game. And then another Alabama win. Read on.
Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Seahawks lack of consistency a monster that destroyed their playoff hopes this season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like consistency? OK, then. This year, 2018, will start in this space the same way the last few have, with some grumbling about something …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even a win might not be enough for the Seahawks today, which is a result of missteps throughout the season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the biggest day of the year for the Seattle Seahawks, a day filled with irony. Read on.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No matter what, or how, you want to watch, there is something for you today
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So what’s happening this weekend? Just about anything you could want. Read on.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The bowl blues envelop Washington State fans one more time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Maybe it’s just us, but Washington State’s recent history in bowl games seems to mirror the time of year. And, no, this isn’t one of …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When Cougars and Spartans meet it’s a clash of styles as well as teams
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when college football’s bowl games brought together teams from different parts of the country to showcase their area’s style of football. …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It may have started in the heat of August, but football season around these parts is about to end
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems as if football in the Inland Northwest this season has been going on for forever. At least since last summer, which, by the …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Playing catch up so we don’t get kicked to the curb
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, wondering why athletes who are compensated well need to use a seeming lack of respect as motivation. Or as a …
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks are in Dallas for a way-too-early season-deciding game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are going to keep this short. It is Christmas Eve, after all, and we know you have other things to do. There’s all the …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: You want to be entertained? Then catch a high school basketball game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Pre-Christmas checklist: finish shopping (not done); pay December’s bills (not done); hock television (not done); watch high school basketball games (done). Read on.