Stories tagged: WSU
Sun., April 16, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s Easter, which is a day for family – and a whole bunch of stories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Easter. New bonnets, dresses, bow ties, baskets, church services. All that goes into celebrating. And don’t forget time with the family. Read on.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: NCAA always seems to be breaking the law of unintended consequences
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA is a reactive organization. Bad things happen and the monolith calls in its troops, discusses remedies and then, after years of hemming and …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
WSU sleep researchers discover why some people may toss and turn more than others
A research team led by a Washington State University biochemist could help scientists shed light on why we need to sleep, and why some people have an easier time resting …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Even Easter week isn’t immune to speculation and rumor
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter weekend looms, with the specter of little ones roaming the neighborhood in search of eggs. Yep, for those of you who believe life began …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Don’t worry, it gets worse next week – when your taxes are due
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an ugly time, isn’t it? Not only is there a check due the IRS next week, but it’s been raining, off and on, since …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:16 p.m.
WSU student wants to challenge Cathy McMorris Rodgers
A student of political science and physics at Washington State University will run for Congress next year, pushing the message that anybody can run for office, no matter his or …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With Collins leaving Gonzaga, where does that leave the Zags?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Gonzaga basketball team achieved a handful of firsts this season. First GU group to finish non-conference play undefeated. First to enter the last game …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Seattle biotech firm to train WSU medical students in ‘bold, audacious and visionary’ approach
Washington State University announced Tuesday it’s partnering with a Seattle biotech firm to train the school’s inaugural class of medical students in “scientific wellness.”
Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Grip on Sports: We try to fill the dish every day, though some days are harder than others
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes it feels as if my only job in this world is to feed the dogs. There they are in the morning, loitering by their …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
WSU under fourth investigation for its handling of sexual assault claims
Federal officials are investigating how Washington State University handled a female student’s allegations of sexual assault and harassment to determine whether the school violated the federal gender-equity law known as …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It had to happen yesterday, but the anticipated meltdown came from an unexpected source
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the afternoon wore on yesterday, I expected a meltdown. At some point, I was sure, it would happen. But I picked the wrong horse. …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you don’t want to be depressed, maybe it’s better to skip the M’s games right now
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Decided to watch the M’s last night. But it was too depressing. So I switched back and forth between the game and a Mel Gibson …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Karnowski is officially the center of attention in college hoops
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s appropriate the award for the best center in college basketball is named after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After all, he is the best center in college …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s win, WSU, EWU and Idaho are practicing football and golf is on the TV. Isn’t life perfect?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it Friday already? It’s raining hard outside, so it must be. After all, how often are weekends around here clear and warm? But who …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s start isn’t what fans wanted to see
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that fast start we all wanted the M’s have? Well you can forget about it. It’s down the drain unless they reel off 10 …
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: What’s behind us shouldn’t matter, but it always does even when we are looking ahead
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can we stop looking in the rear-view mirror? To look ahead at what may be, not what happened in the past? Well, yes. And no. …
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:26 a.m.
WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research
Students from Eastern Washington’s two public universities are scoring recognition – and funding – for research on a wide range of topics.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Maybe someday we will have a better perspective on Gonzaga’s title game defeat, but not yet
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You have any perspective today? Me neither. But it will come. Maybe. Then again, some of us are still not over the Super Bowl. Against …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: After tonight, Gonzaga’s basketball history will be richer, but how much we don’t yet know
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day. The day the school from out-of-the-way Spokane, Washington, plays for the NCAA basketball title. It’s a pretty big deal. Really. Read on.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s national title dream is no longer just a fantasy as it was 40 years ago
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It wasn’t an April Fools’ joke, though it certainly had the sound of one. “Hey mom, did you hear. Gonzaga won. The Zags are in …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Today is Gonzaga and Spokane’s shining moment, though Monday may even be brighter
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If Gonzaga wins this afternoon, will they burn Bernhardt couches up at the Manito Center? Or will they think it’s just an elaborate April Fools’ …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s shine has a tendency to overpower the area’s other big news
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been sort of a complicated work week, hasn’t it? Gonzaga is in Phoenix getting ready for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal, Eastern Washington changed basketball coaches …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Former EWU coach Hayford has been a part of the Spokane basketball scene for a long time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the midst of the “Gonzaga-to-the-Final-Four” narrative (or is it hysteria?) another college basketball story broke out around here yesterday. A coach who had become …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Pink mold plagues Washington wheat fields, surprising farmers and a WSU expert
As snow melted away in the first glimmers of spring sunshine, wheat farmers in southeastern Washington were surprised to find their crops damaged by an unusual culprit: pink snow mold.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There will be more memories built this week for Gonzaga, but what type will they be?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no longer wait in sports than the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl. But this week, after the Elite Eight ends and the …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Some college coaching traditions are heartwarming; others just give us heartburn
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny how life’s little journeys lead us down the road to the future. It showed yesterday as the Final Four coaches met the media …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
WSU considers selling land to build ‘village’ of housing, shopping developments on Pullman campus
Washington State University is working with a private developer to build a “village” of apartments, condos, townhouses, retail stores and dining options on the Pullman campus just west of the …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s been a long time, but Gonzaga’s run to the Final Four isn’t the first one for the Inland Northwest
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The bulbs are popping up and the rain continues to come down. It is March, late March actually, after all. That’s normal. You want to …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Yesterday was a huge day for Gonzaga, Spokane
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Was Saturday the biggest day in Spokane sports history? There are a lot of contenders, sure, but the small university by the river reaching the …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The one where we talk about primates, backs, the Final Four and Gonzaga
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For the third time in program history and the second time in three years, Gonzaga is playing an Elite Eight game. The reward for the …