Stories tagged: WSU
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: We may be used to the Seahawks’ offensive line woes, but that doesn’t mean we have to like them
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A bit of normality has returned to our region this fine Monday morning. The air is clear and crisp, the roads are crowded and stressful, …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Three overtimes take the whole #Pac12AfterDark idea to a different level
A GRIP ON SPORTS • After less than four hours sleep, we’re not going to get all X and O on you about Washington State’s 47-44 triple-overtime victory over visiting …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s a busy day in college football around these hazy parts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s just another college football Saturday. Another fun day. And night. Let’s get to it. Read on.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With the NFL season beginning, our weekends are no longer our own
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL opened its season last night. All hope of getting anything done on a weekend is over until late January – at the earliest. …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Bigot bros put on a melodrama at WSU
They called it a “free speech rally.” A better description of the gathering at WSU’s Glenn Terrell Mall might have been “Alt-Right Melodrama,” starring Washington’s most famous bigot bro: James …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Grip on Sports: American women prove that U.S. tennis is still alive
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s switch gears today. No football. No baseball. Tennis. Yes, tennis. Specifically, women’s tennis, where something is happening at the U.S. Open that hasn’t happened …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5 a.m.
Father of injured WSU student: ‘Nobody should be able to accidentally fall out of a window’
Matthew Gray was three days into his freshman year at Washington State University when he fell out the window of his second-story dorm room.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
Palouse Empire Fair opens Thursday
The Palouse Empire Fair will open Thursday with the annual senior’s pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. at the event center of the fairgrounds, 322 Fairgrounds Road, west of Colfax.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The future is hard to see this week
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s lucky today is Wednesday and not Saturday. There are still more than 72 hours until college football games are scheduled to start in the …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you can’t see the ball, there is a good chance you won’t be able to catch it
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Cruddy air is nothing new for me. Not after growing up in the pre-catalytic converter days in Los Angeles. But the air the past 24 …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If a comeback for the ages occurs and no one is left to see it, did it happen?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Growing up in Los Angeles, leaving games early is taught to young children almost religiously. The idea is to “beat the traffic.” But my father …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9 a.m.
Grip on Sports: College football’s first Saturday touched nearly all the bases – if you don’t mind the mixed sports metaphors
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are, seemingly, a million different ways for college football games to play out. Among the multitude are easy wins and workmanlike ones. And there …
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The sun is shining today, mainly because college football is back
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This weekend is jam-packed with college football games, though only a few will probably hold our interest long
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The opening weekend of college football has become a real event. Hundreds of games spread over five days. Games all day (Saturday) and late at …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Now it’s official. Football season is here
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you need another sign football season is here, we have one for you this morning: The Spokesman-Review’s annual football preview section. Only one word …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
WSU not sure if it owns buildings it planned to sell
The Washington State University regents were expected to take action Wednesday on a $15.3 million real estate deal, but their vote was postponed because it wasn’t clear whether WSU actually …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
WSU officials postpone any decisions on expanding alcohol sales at games
Alcohol sales to general ticket holders at Cougar football games will wait until at least next season while Washington State University officials re-examine the proposed move.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Grip on Sports: With football season so close, some M’s fans decide to jump ship
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the Mariners slowly sink in the American League wild-card race, we thought it would be a good day to talk about shifting gears. Though …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
WSU, Pullman airport near deal
The Washington State University regents will decide Wednesday whether to accept a $15.3 million real estate offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A lot of what made Heathcote special showed early on in Spokane
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jud Heathcote died yesterday. If you’ve been around Spokane for any time at all, you probably have a story about the legendary basketball coach. We …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Our days of freedom are numbered
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is transition week. The freedom of summer for our children is fading into the reality the school year is underway. The baseball pennant races …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Feds say WSU student leader solicited sex with minor
A 20-year-old Washington State University student who held leadership positions in several student organizations, including the Young Democrats, was arrested in a sting operation targeting sexual predators earlier this year. …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s almost time for your bad case of NFLitis to reappear
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The days are getting shorter, though it’s still light at 8 p.m. And the time until the NFL infects our Sundays with its virulent strain …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There has to be some reason why the Mariners are staying in the wild-card race, but besides witchcraft, it’s hard to think of one
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m really not sure how they are doing it. Are the M’s magicians or sorcerers or what? They won again last night, 2-1 in 11 …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
WSU students stage sit-in at administration building, issue list of demands
Dozens of Washington State University students staged a sit-in at the Lighty Student Services Building Friday afternoon, claiming WSU officials have not provided a safe atmosphere for students of color.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Pullman airport offers $15.3 million for WSU land
The Washington State University Board of Regents will consider a $15.3 million land acquisition offer from the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport during a meeting Wednesday.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This type of doubleheader is tough to watch
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mariners are in a playoff chase, albeit quite possibly the worst one since the advent of the second wild card. The Seahawks are pushing …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Ryan Leaf, former NFL, WSU quarterback once imprisoned, delivers a message of hope in Yakima
Ryan Leaf, who rose to become the No. 2 NFL draft pick in 1998 before his career went sour and his drug use led to prison, descended on Yakima Thursday …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
WSU student in critical condition after falling from dorm window
An 18-year-old Washington State University student is in critical condition after falling out of a window in a student residence hall early Thursday morning.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1 p.m.
Common Reading program brings “Ready Player One” author to WSU
Ernest Cline will speak at the Common Reading Invited Lecture at Beasley Coliseum on Monday.