Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 39° Clear

THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 2007

Beware of Huskies baring their teeth

COUGARSWhen I was young, and that, my friends, was a long time ago, my dad used to constantly throw out platitudes that must have been handed down from Roman times.Things like "it's time to fish or cut bait," or "people in hell want ice water."And…

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17, 2007

How quickly the tables have turned

QUESTION OF THE DAYWashington State’s men’s basketball team is enjoying a rebirth. Washington is talented, but struggling. Who will prevail in Saturday’s sold-out game in Pullman? Just click on the comment link and let us know. We'll discuss your answers Thursday.

Continue reading this post »

Pirates drop to 10th in national poll

PIRATES, BULLDOGSThe Pirates, now ranked 10th in the latest NCAA Division III poll, upped their record to 14-1 Tuesday night with a 62-59 win over Whitman.But it wasn't easy, as Whitworth had to survive a possible game-tying 3-point attempt from one of the Northwest Conference's…

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JAN. 16, 2007

Williams is the straw that stirs Pirates' drink

COLLEGE BASKETBALL, CHIEFS, NEWSThe Whitworth Pirates men lost their first game of the year Friday night, but bounced back with a win Saturday.The Pirates' offensive attack has been driven by former Mead High star Bryan Williams, and has been for the past four years.Correspondent Jason…

Continue reading this post »

MONDAY, JAN. 15, 2007

Saint Mary's ends GU's conference streak

GAELS, 80-75The streak is over, thanks to GU loss Monday night in Moraga, Calif. For the first time in 26 regular season games and 30 overall, Gonzaga has lost to a West Coast Conference opponent.And it is in second place in the conference.The Zags' 3-1…

Continue reading this post »

GU has to guard against an upset

BULLDOGS PREGAMEThis is a West Coast Conference road game in which Gonzaga should be heavily favored. The Bulldogs are. But they could lose. How?• The Santa Clara hangover. You know the Zags were pointing toward the USC game. The Broncos had a pretty darn good…

Continue reading this post »

SUNDAY, JAN. 14, 2007

Chiefs win on tape-delayed goal

CHIEFS, WHLLast post for this morning. Can't move on to the frozen tundra in Chicago until we examine what happened last night on the frozen water of the Arena.The Chiefs win. Though, according to Jeff Bunch's story and blog entry, the Americans still aren't too…

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, JAN. 13, 2007

One of these nights ...

BULLDOGS, 57-51 One of these days, every GU player will have a hot shooting night at the same time.Take tonight for instance. Derek Raivio is having a good night (8 of 16 thus far) and Josh Heytvelt has had a great second half (he's now…

Continue reading this post »

Downs makes his first appearance

BRONCOS, 24-22 We have a Micah Downs sighting. And a rebound. And an assist. And probably a few butterflies.The Kansas transfer made his first appearance in a Gonzaga uniform at the 12:50 mark of the first half. He made his presence felt right away.The highlight…

Continue reading this post »

Help is slow in coming

CARDINAL, 50-46 Why does size give WSU trouble? Well, besides the obvious that the Cougars aren't huge inside, so the big guys can operate inside without worrying about being pushed around, there is another reason.When WSU has to be so inside-centric, the wing defenders are…

Continue reading this post »

Cougars have a slight edge

COUGARS, 27-26 A one-point lead at halftime isn't perfect, if you are WSU fan, but it's better than the alternative.Especially considering some of the statistics.The Cardinal, led by he Lopez twins, have out-rebounded WSU 23-13. But the Cougars are balancing that with a 9-2 turnover…

Continue reading this post »

Eagles earn road win

EAGLESRodney Stuckey took care of the offense and the rest of the Eagles took care of the defense, as EWU turned up the pressure in the second half to defeat host Portland State.Stuckey had 24 points and seven assists and Eastern held the Vikings to…

Continue reading this post »

Lake City boats two fish wins

PREPSWith the Greater Spokane League off – saw many of the league's coaches and players at Whitworth on Friday night – and the Puget Sound in the grip of a winter storm, there wasn't a lot of prep action last night.Which doesn't mean it wasn't…

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 2007

Seahawks export training camp to China

SEAHAWKSWe should be looking forward to Sunday NFC playoff game with the Bears, but before we do I have a question.How many of you are planning on attending the Hawks' training camp this August in Cheney? Just show your hands. You, you, you, wow, that's…

Continue reading this post »

Droughts sink Vandals, Eagles

VANDALS, EAGLES, PIRATES, HUSKIES, COLLEGE BASKETBALLIt looked like Idaho was going to pull its biggest upset of the season, especially when the Vandals built a double-digit lead in the second half.Then it all fell apart.Idaho went through a scoring drought, New Mexico State caught fire…

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, JAN. 11, 2007

Cougars execute against Cal

COUGARS, 73-56Well, the ranking didn't jinx them. Neither did playing on the road. Nor the Cal Bears.The Cougars took control of Thursday's Pac-10 game early and never gave any indication they would ever lose it, methodically building an insurmountable lead and breezing to their fourth…

Continue reading this post »

Great first half for WSU

COUGARS, 40-28The first half couldn't have gone too much better for WSU, other than a couple of fouls apiece on Robbie Cowgill and Ivory Clark.Looking at the statistics, the Cougs dominate in almost every category. WSU is shooting 55 percent from the floor, Cal 40…

Continue reading this post »

It should be Cougs' night on the road

COUGARS PREGAMEAs the Cougars prepare to take the floor as a ranked team – something that hasn't happened in any of their player's lifetimes – we'll see if there is any extra pressure.I don't see why. Do the players really think about their team's ranking…

Continue reading this post »

Patrick appearance a disappointment

MORRISON WATCHAdam Morrison was on the Dan Patrick show today, with very little of the conversation expressly about basketball.There was the usual hair and moustache questions (which come up again in this Jack McCallum piece on, the typical diabetes questions, you know, all the…

Continue reading this post »

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.

Blog Archives

Dec. 2007 Nov. 2007 Oct. 2007 Sept. 2007
Aug. 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007
April 2007 March 2007 Feb. 2007 Jan. 2007