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Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Animal rights group files new complaints against WSU

An animal rights group is alleging Washington State University may have concealed from federal regulators that it terminated a research project in which four rabbits died.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

WSU settles class action suit over 2017 hard drive theft

A King County judge on Thursday approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Washington State University over a potential data breach in April 2017. WSU and its insurers agreed …


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …


Grip on Sports: Leaving is just something college coaches do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we transition into the second half of April, a time for spring football to wind down and baseball to wind up, the most fascinating …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters demonstration at WSU draws meager turnout

There was a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag. There were students chanting about democracy and immigrant rights. There were police officers keeping watch from the library roof. And there was …


Two people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.


Grip on Sports: Wilson, Seahawks reach agreement on a contract extension

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you stayed up to midnight on Monday, as I did, hoping to hear something about Russell Wilson’s contract, you were sadly disappointed. Then elated …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Patriot Prayer, Three Percenters leaders to speak at WSU

Joey Gibson, who founded Patriot Prayer in Vancouver, Washington, and Matt Marshall, who leads the Washington Three Percenters, plan to speak on the Pullman campus from noon to 3 p.m., …


Grip on Sports: No matter what happens in the future, Tiger Woods’ Sunday at Augusta will live on in his fans’ memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, watching Tiger Woods compete at the Masters. And wondering if there will ever be a more iconic color to pair …


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Washington State offense totals 11 touchdowns in second spring scrimmage

PULLMAN – Cammon Cooper threw for four touchdowns and Trey Tinsley threw three during Washington State’s second spring football scrimmage Saturday at Martin Stadium. The WSU offense totaled 11 touchdowns, …


Grip on Sports: Winning the Erving Award was just another of Hachimura’s amazing feats for Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Awards are always quite interesting, from who wins them to what they represent. But there was an interesting twist to Rui Hachimura’s winning the Julius …


Grip on Sports: Forget the robins, it’s another type of birdie that really lets us know spring is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Norway maples in the backyard are blooming. You know what that means, right? In six months there will be leaves everywhere. If your glass …


Grip on Sports: Nothing seems to stop spring football practice in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Whoever designed the Washington State University campus knew the importance of high ground. Even biblical-like floods didn’t stop Mike Leach and his group from holding …


Grip on Sports: From first-round failure to first NCAA title, it’s been quite a year for former WSU coach Bennett and Virginia

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was an historic defeat. But there was no running, no hiding. Take accountability, learn from it and move on to the next challenge. And …


Grip on Sports: It won’t be as tasty as usual, so fans may not eat up tonight’s NCAA title game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hot dogs, hamburgers or a vegetable platter? When you sit down to watch the NCAA Tournament title game tonight, what will you be eating for …


Cannabis retailers’ perspective wanted for WSU study

Washington State University is conducting a study on experiences, perceptions, and views about cannabis purchases from pregnant women.


Grip on Sports: Beauty is in the eye of the viewer when it comes to NCAA hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Football players specialize on one side of the ball. Baseball? There is even a position where you never play defense and another where you never …


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: College basketball’s last hurrah will dominate the extended weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend doesn’t really begin today, but in a basketball sense it does. The women tipoff their Final Four tonight, the men tomorrow and by …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

WSU student redefines, expands idea of studying abroad

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Grip on Sports: All eyes may have been on Andre Dillard, but WSU’s Pro Day was about others being seen as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is an old saying about a rising tide lifts all boats, which seems a little hard-to-understand for someone, like me, who gets seasick in …


Grip on Sports: No one needs to be angry at Russell Wilson but the Seahawks really do need to extend him

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes anger is better fuel in the morning than coffee. But, like the effects of caffeine, it’s better to let the anger dissipate and concentrate …


Grip on Sports: Mr. Smith comes to Washington State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Welcome to Washington State, Mr. Smith. Now win games, graduate players, fill Beasley and drive a combine just north of Colton in August. That’s all. …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners will score runs, though holding on to leads might be an adventure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now that the college basketball season is officially done in these parts – no one else is still playing, are they? – we can focus …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga experiences the one constant in sports – the pain of losing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Two years ago, Gonzaga’s season ended a couple points short of every college basketball team’s ultimate goal, the NCAA title. Last night, this season ended …


Front & Center: WSU extension horticulture coordinator’s interest in green things planted early

Tim Kohlhauff discusses how urban horticulture has evolved, which question his volunteers hear most often and how


Grip on Sports: Immovable, irresistible, whatever label you want to use, today’s Gonzaga matchup with Texas Tech pits the best in what they do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If this is the final day of Gonzaga basketball in the 2018-19 season, at least it will end in a fitting manner. No. 1 vs. …