Stories tagged: WSU
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 8:47 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, WSU fill in the blanks over the past 48 hours
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, documenting Gonzaga’s inexorable march through the WCC. And wondering if the Cougars could sweep a Pac-12 basketball foe this season. …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:58 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Fireworks of a different kind erupted in Pullman last night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One would hope with two of the nation’s top five college basketball teams playing in the Inland Northwest on the same night, there would be …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 8:55 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, Arizona make this area the capitol of college hoops tonight
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is an area filled with pride due to its four seasons. Four? Heck, there are many more. There’s duck season (also known as rabbit …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 6:06 P.M.
Fliers at WSU targeting ‘illegal aliens’ appear to be from white supremacist group
Fliers urging people to report “illegal aliens” to immigration authorities were found on the Washington State University campus Tuesday and appear to be the work of a white supremacist group.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 7:54 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Decision by WSU’s Fossum is easy to understand
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Being a walk-on in Division I isn’t easy. Even if you play. And that’s not a given for those who pay their way in college …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 8:18 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Sports delivers presents every day, not just on the holidays
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Before we get into the day’s news, let’s get this out of the way: I’m sorry. I didn’t get you anything special for Valentine’s Day. …
MONDAY, FEB. 13, 2017, 7:50 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The lack of football left us a little out of tune on Sunday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was not a drop of the NFL available yesterday. No football of any kind on television all weekend. Did you suffer from withdrawal symptoms? …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017, 8:53 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga survives GameDay circus and a less-than-stellar game by key contributors
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga basketball has been a big story in the Spokane area since 1999. The Spokane area. But I don’t recall as many national resources devoted …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 8:17 A.M.
Grip on Sports: From GameDay to prime time, Gonzaga’s matchup with Saint Mary’s is a big deal
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the nice things about college basketball is big games can happen at any time. There aren’t rivalry weekends or an ordained matchup late …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 10:09 P.M.
Despite study, farmers skeptical on human-caused climate change
A six-year, three-state, $20 million research project to study the potential effects of climate change on agriculture appears to have done little to persuade farmers that human-caused climate change is …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Forget the groundhog, it’s all about when Gonzaga wins its 25th game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mount Snowplow began to melt away yesterday. To slip down the drain at the end of the cul-de-sac. It’s the best harbinger known to man …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:05 A.M.
Grip on Sports: There are some nice perks for college basketball players, including trips to warm places
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weather outside is frightful, thanks to a mid-winter snow/ice/rain storm. But inside? Well, delightful isn’t the right word, but it will do. After all, …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7:50 A.M.
Grip on Sports: The long march toward high school state basketball tournaments has begun
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see. It’s Wednesday. No college basketball tonight in the area. The NFL is finished. The NBA? No, not until Seattle has a team again. …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7:34 A.M.
WSU Vancouver’s spring enrollment rises to high of 3,271
Spring enrollment at Washington State University Vancouver hit another high, with 3,271 students on the Salmon Creek campus this semester. That is a 3.2 percent increase over the 2016 spring …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 12:15 P.M.
Planned Parenthood: ‘We’re not dead yet’
It has been one year since the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman reopened after its building was heavily damaged in an unsolved arson in 2015. Karl Eastlund, the chief executive …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 10:38 A.M.
WSU Tri-Cities spring enrollment higher than last year
More students are spending the spring semester at WSU Tri-Cities than last year. The university reported that the Richland campus enrollment grew from 1,510 students last spring semester to 1,825 …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 8:30 A.M.
Grip on Sports: In a season dominated by Gonzaga’s undefeated run, Eastern’s Jake Wiley still stands out
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a glitch in the email software I use at home. We won’t throw under the bus a business that brings so much money to …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 8:34 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Patriots win seemed inevitable even when they trailed by 25
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You hungover? With excitement? Me neither. The halftime conversation in the kitchen last night, while waiting for the German sausages to burn, was about the …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 8:57 A.M.
Grip on Sports: You really have no choice on Super Bowl Sunday, unless you choose ‘none of the above’
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no avoiding it today. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we have to spend some time opining about the “Big Game,” as the NFL …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 7:45 A.M.
Grip on Sports: If you are snowed in, don’t worry, the TV will get you through until it warms up
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can you stay home today? Might be the best thing to do if you live in Spokane. At least until the afternoon. It might take …
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 9 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s continuing perfection is helping to build memories in the Inland Northwest
A GRIP ON SPORTS • However Gonzaga’s basketball season ends up, nights like Thursday are the answer to the question. What question, you may reasonably ask. Why is college basketball …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 8:59 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Every signing day is just like the one before except for the players who achieve their dream
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One Pac-12 coach was quoted as saying he got every kid he wanted. Another talked about the players that signed are his schools’ “guys.” One …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 12:20 P.M.
Immigration rally planned in Moscow
More than 2,500 people gathered for the Women’s March on the Palouse on Jan. 21 at East City Park in Moscow.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:27 A.M.
Pullman City Council urged to act against immigration bans
The city council chambers were packed to standing room only Tuesday night as two community members spoke against immigration bans issued by President Donald Trump.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:22 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Today is a day of celebration, no matter what school everyone picks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s national signing day for college football. If you are not a fan of college football then we advise staying off of social media today. …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 8:59 P.M.
Idaho, Washington foreign students urged to stay in US
University presidents in Idaho and Washington State are urging foreign students to avoid trips home or international travel following President Donald Trump’s recent executive order.
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 8:32 A.M.
Grip on Sports: Enjoy it, because we are living in the Golden Age of Inland Northwest sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’ve been doing this feature for going on six years now. In that time, Washington State has gone to three bowl games, Eastern Washington has …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 5:28 A.M.
Under Trump’s travel ban, immigrant students must choose between family and education
Mahdieh Babaiasl met Hamed Mahdioun five years ago while the two were studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tabriz in Iran. Within a year and a half they were …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 1:36 P.M.
WSU issues statement supporting foreign students
Washington State University has issued a statement in support of international students and staff in light of the recent executive order banning entry into the U.S. by citizens of seven …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 8:19 A.M.
Grip on Sports: It’s hard to see clearly if Gonzaga is the nation’s top college basketball team
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when a bunch of old guys gathered in a back room somewhere, smoked a few cigars, made awful comments about others …