Stories tagged: WSU
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s a cliché, but Saturdays in the fall are really fun
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A quick spin around the cliché dial for your Sunday morning – and my birthday. You can send presents – if the following column doesn’t …
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A Saturday in early October is always perfect for watching football
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another cool, crisp fall Saturday morning, so we are constitutionally mandated to talk college football. No one here wants to head to jail, so …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: What’s that adage about dogs, fight and size? It’s still true in baseball
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Postseason baseball is upon us. And though it may not include the nearest nine, again, it does include some of baseball’s most successful franchises. And …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: An NFL career can end in a moment, even one that doesn’t look all that bad
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just about everybody enjoys watching football. The television ratings tell us that. But something happened Sunday in the Seahawks game that also tells us something …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Night games are the Pac-12’s money-making, and complaint-making, machine
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Travel around the Pac-12 for football games and the first thing you will be struck with are all the new facilities, from stadium renovations to …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It was a September to remember for the area’s college football fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Walk around any city or town in the Inland Northwest and you’ll realize there are a lot of old-timers out there. So here’s the question …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The second half featured the Seahawk team fans used to know, with a couple twists
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For seven halves, the Seahawks hardly looked like the Seahawks of recent years. Then they played like the Hawks that won that Super Bowl a …
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Scene of an anatomy: Lab offers students an inside look at human health
Students at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine were in their third week of what may be, to outsiders, one of the strangest parts of medical school curriculum: dissecting …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Saturdays always reaffirm our faith in mankind’s ability to obsess over sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We all know college football fans are a bit obsessed. But yesterday showed another level to it. Read on.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Cougars’ upset of No. 5 Southern California deserved a celebration
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are usually parties on Friday night in Pullman. Nothing strange about that. But a noisy rave on the Martin Stadium turf that included about …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Tonight’s game is a big deal, but it may be only the beginning
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to be a big night in the Palouse. We all understand that. But, remember, if it goes according to (Washington State’s) plan, there …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
At Martin Stadium, a special room for the drunk and disorderly
Beneath the stands of cheering fans, room 96 of Washington State University’s Martin Stadium serves as a temporary waypoint for disorderly and intoxicated visitors. Each game, about 15 people are …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A hello to the weekend and a goodbye to an old friend
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What day is it? Right, Thursday. Friday can’t here quick enough. So let’s get out of its way as fast as possible. Read on.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When the FBI is involved with sports, don’t expect happy news
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports should be a haven from crime and politics. Should being the operative term here. It’s not that way anymore. Hasn’t been, really, for a …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Friday’s bright lights will be shining on Pullman
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, getting ready for one of the biggest weeks in college football around these parts in a while. Read on.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
WSU scientists exploring alternatives to dense jet fuel
A research team at Washington State University is studying a process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants, according to a WSU News release.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Saturday’s football was great though we still yearn for simpler days
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have no desire to keep you from your NFL games, especially with the added importance the pregame activities have these days. Read on.
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
Dr. Bax: Focus on campus drinking when students fall
Too often these tragedies focus is on the railing, the window or some other distraction from the real issue, which is excessive alcohol use.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Washington State University eyes composting human remains
Washington State University is acquiring the necessary approvals to test equipment to compost human remains at one of its facilities in what is bluntly being called the Urban Death Project.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Eastern heads to Missoula for a game both teams need to grab
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another college football Saturday. We will quickly get out of the way, so you can prep yourself for today’s games – or read up …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
WSU president says no action to be taken against College Republicans
In an email to state lawmakers Friday afternoon, Washington State University President Kirk Schulz indicated no actions will be taken to revoke the WSU College Republicans’ status as a Registered …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
University approves land sale to Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport
The Pullman City Council is expected to vote on the deal on Tuesday.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The only constant for sports fans is worry
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, fan is short for “fanatic,” a word that is synonymous for zealot or partisan. But I wonder if it wouldn’t be better if the …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Audit finds WSU may have violated federal grant rules
A state audit has found that Washington State University may have violated federal rules when it used about $17,000 from a grant to pay salaries and benefits for two employees …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners’ postseason hopes will have to rise from the grave
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The cat left us a present at the back door today, as cats will. The poor mouse – being a boomer, in these situations I …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Professor gives $1 million for new WSU science institute
A $1 million gift from a distinguished professor will help Washington State University researchers answer fundamental questions about the world and what it’s made of.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If sports didn’t surprise us constantly, we would be surprised
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports constantly surprise. That’s why it is the best reality show of all time. And why it is worth being a sports fan. Read on.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Lawmakers to WSU: Take action against College Republicans
A group of Democratic lawmakers want Washington State University to take stronger actions against College Republicans to ensure minority students feel safe on campus.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Football’s cruelest aspect showed itself again this week
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When will this incessant rain end? The hazy heat of summer is already forgotten as the rains fall and so do the temperatures. Can’t we …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Seahawks come close to drowning in their offensive ineptitude against 49ers
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up to the sound of rain. Rain. In Spokane. It’s been 80 days since it last rained here. How good would it be if, …