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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. …


Grip on Sports: As soon as one NCAA test ends, another awaits Gonzaga on Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not to get ahead of ourselves, but Gonzaga’s win last night over Florida State, while a big one, was just prelude. Now the team that …


Grip on Sports: Between baseball and college basketball, you better stretch well before you settle in to enjoy today’s competitions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The calm is over. Now comes the storm. The Sweet 16 storm. The baseball storm. It’s almost as if time is beginning again today. Read …


Grip on Sports: Washington State seems to have filled this week’s quiet time by filling its basketball vacancy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Studying physics was never my strong suit, but I am sure of one of (C.M.) Newton’s Laws. Like dogs and nature, sports abhors a vacuum. …


Grip on Sports: The cacophony that is the NCAA tournaments will have to go on without Gonzaga’s women

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The next couple days are pretty barren in the local sports scene. The two-day period of blah-ness was ushered in by the sounds of whistles. …


Grip on Sports: The setting is different, but the stakes are the same tonight as Gonzaga tries to move on in the NCAA Tournament

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One Gonzaga basketball team is in the Sweet 16 – for the fifth consecutive season. That’s no upset, though the length of the run has …


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke came to Gonzaga to become the Bulldogs’ go-to guy

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In life, consistency can be a bit boring. In college basketball, it’s a prized commodity. Gonzaga continued its consistent domination of the NCAA Tournament’s first …


Grip on Sports: There is nothing quite like when your team wins an NCAA Tournament game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Winning any NCAA Tournament basketball game is cause for celebration. No matter who you root for – or against. Gonzaga fans should never forget that. …


Grip on Sports: On a day when upsets were rare, Gonzaga made sure it played the favorite’s role correctly

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first day of the NCAA Tournament is often-times filled with upsets. Buzzer-beating upsets. “Can’t-believe-what-I-just-saw” upsets. No-chance-in-heck upsets. The upset from yesterday? There were no …


Grip on Sports: Today is the best day for a variety of reasons, not all of them coming on a basketball court

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best day of the year deserves more than just some random thoughts. But that’s what the NCAA Tournament, which really begins today, is receiving. …


Grip on Sports: As March’s madness ramps up, the M’s begin another quest to end their postseason drought

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga has its opponent. The NCAA Tournament is underway. And so is the Major League Baseball season. Have you reserved your World Series tickets yet? …


Grip on Sports: If you want a sneak preview of Gonzaga’s first-round opponent, you have to get off work early today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Here’s a simple guess that’s bound to be correct: Today’s NCAA First Four game between Fairleigh Dickinson and Prairie View A&M will have the highest …


Grip on Sports: Yes, Gonzaga is the NCAA focus in Spokane, but there is a lot more to pick from – and to pick against

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Filled out your bracket yet? If the answer is no, why the heck not? If it is yes, how far do you have Gonzaga going? …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga learns its NCAA fate this afternoon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Their place in the tournament has been locked in since their tournament win in Hawaii, more than likely. But this afternoon the Gonzaga Bulldogs discover …


Grip on Sports: Will the Eagles find a way to earn another NCAA berth tonight?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning again. Which means you probably have a lot of fun things planned. Me too. But first we have to get this darn …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars decide to pay now for the last five years instead of waiting any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State made a change in its basketball program leadership yesterday. Bit the $4.2 million artillery shell and fired head coach Ernie Kent. At least …


Grip on Sports: Wednesday night’s loss marked the end of WSU’s basketball season but probably not Ernie Kent’s tenure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the end? The end of Ernie Kent’s elaborate plans? Of everything that stands in Washington State’s basketball program, the end? Read on.


Grip on Sports: There are bad days and then there are awful days, like the one Gonzaga had Tuesday in Las Vegas

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone who has ever visited Las Vegas can look back on a bad day or two in Sin City. It’s inevitable or they wouldn’t keep …


Grip on Sports: After two decades, the Gonzaga basketball phenomenon just keeps rolling

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some of us are old enough to remember 1999. Y2K, The Matrix, Jose Mesa, Livin’ la Vida Loca, Vin Baker’s knee, Jar Jar Binks. But …


Grip on Sports: If you gave up watching the Zags for Lent, you finally can break your vow this evening

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga basketball withdrawal symptoms are easy to identify. One of the more prominent is spending your Sunday arguing if the double bye the Zags received …


Grip on Sports: If you like upsets, the WCC tournament has been almost perfect thus far

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you decided not to worry about the West Coast Conference tournament until it was Gonzaga’s turn to play, you’ve missed a lot. How much? …


Grip on Sports: Daylight saving time is coming, so maybe now the snow can melt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans for the weekend? Do they include any basketball? Or is a marvelous movie on the horizon? Read on.


Poetry book by two WSU students goes viral

Some people pay their way through college by taking out loans or receiving scholarships. Others work multiple jobs. Makenzie Campbell is paying for it with poetry.


Grip on Sports: Now you know March is really here – postseason college basketball tournaments are beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And so it begins. If you were flipping around the dial last night, you may have seen snippets – or full games ­– from the …


Former WSU student charged with extortion in case involving 29 women

A former Washington State University student was charged with five counts of extortion with sexual motivation after an investigation found he allegedly harassed and extorted 29 women in Pullman and …


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 basketball just doesn’t have the same excitement it had for years and years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m not sure why Pac-12 basketball is so down this season. But I am sure about one thing: It doesn’t hold my interest like it …


Grip on Sports: Awards are nice and all, but they are only the appetizer for what is ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are looking forward to the next week. And the week after that. And the week after that. And … well, you get the picture. …