Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30, 2012

Late night WSU musings 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Something about driving 4 1/2 hours is good for the brain (my back, however, is a different story). Anyway, the trip home this afternoon gave us plenty of time to think, and with Washington State cancelling its scheduled 8 p.m. practice,…

Continue reading this post »

A late night in Seattle 

A GRIP ON SPORTS It's not often I see the other side of midnight anymore. It was a time I used to visit quite often in my younger days, either for work or pleasure. But not much anymore. Last night, thanks to a combination of…

Continue reading this post »

The morning after 

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Before we head back to Pullman for practice tonight, we'll run down all of the links you need from both the Washington State game and the rest of the Pac-12.

Continue reading this post »

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2012

Tale of the tape: Oregon 51, WSU 26

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Our postgame coverage will be without video tonight, for the simple reason that there just wasn't enough time to do any -- these late games are killer with deadlines and all that. But we do have our capsulated look at tonight's…

Continue reading this post »

EWU, Big Sky Game Day links

The Eagles and Griz kick off this afternoon at Roos Field, and there are plenty of stories setting it up, starting with our preview, andin case you missed it, a profile of offensive lineman and captain Will Post. From the Missoulian, here a look from…

Continue reading this post »

A great day for sports 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Is there anything better than spending an entire day vegging out in front of the television set, watching a golf tournament that has the ambiance of a football – both U.S. football and the world's definition of the game – game?…

Continue reading this post »

Links on the day of the game

COUGARS FROM SEATTLE -- Hard to believe this is the fifth game day of the season, but here we are. In a few hours, we'll drive over to CenturyLink Field -- hopefully avoiding traffic -- and settle in to watch Washington State take on Oregon.…

Continue reading this post »

Idaho-UNC on tap this afternoon

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora was asked this week if there's a certain danger that comes with playing 0-4 teams like Idaho. His response: “No doubt about it, especially when you have an 0-4 team that is probably the best in the country in my…

Continue reading this post »

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

Early morning links and golf 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I got up a bit before 5:30 this morning to watch the Ryder Cup and I haven't been disappointed. Sure the golf has been great – Rory McIlroy just chipped in a nearly impossible shot and Tiger Woods has already put…

Continue reading this post »

EWU and Big Sky links

There is no shortage of stories on Saturday's Eastern Washington vs. Montana football game - and it's only Friday morning. Look for our game preview tomorrow, but until then here is my feature on Eagle right tackle Will Post. We also have our weekly Big…

Continue reading this post »

Cougs travel, we post links 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State has a home game this week, which means getting on a plane and making the short trek across the state to CenturyLink Field. Though maybe that's a good thing, given the good fortune of the home teams in that…

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

Talking special teams on Thursday 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Washington State held its standard Thursday night practice at Martin Stadium before it heads to Seattle tomorrow to take on Oregon. We have notes below, plus a conversation with special teams coordinator Eric Russell. Read on.

Continue reading this post »

Words can be powerful things

A GRIP ON SPORTS Only one day after typing "our long national nightmare is finally over," the NFL and its usual officials settle their labor dispute. Today I've decided to type, "Vince Grippi wins million dollar lottery" and see if that happens in the next…

Continue reading this post »

Pac-12 power rankings, week 5 

1. Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12; last week: 1) -- So the Ducks shut Arizona out and win by 49 points, and their offense wasn't even clicking? Huh. 2. Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12; last week: 2) -- Coming off a bye, Cardinal eyes another big win…

Continue reading this post »


GSL football statistics 

Here's a link to this week's Greater Spokane League football statistics. Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@srpreps) Thursday and Friday as I post GSL football scores and retweet scores from the area that are passed along. Check out Thursday's newspaper for an…

Continue reading this post »

Pac-12 pick 'em, week 5 

As usual, post your straight-up and against-the-spread predictions for each game. Stanford at Washington (Thursday), Stanford by 6.5 Arizona State at California, Cal by 2.5 UCLA at Colorado, UCLA by 20.5 Oregon State at Arizona, Arizona by 3 Oregon at Washington State, Oregon by 29

Continue reading this post »

Our nightmare will end sometime 

A GRIP ON SPORTS I can't wait until the NFL and its usual officials finally settle. When I can sit here at my computer and type "our long national nightmare is finally over." And then, just a few days later, make fun of some blown…

Continue reading this post »

EWU and Big Sky Links

It's Montana week in Cheney, which always has a few interesting story lines. It's only Wednesday, yet we have a piece on Eastern's quarterback situation as well as the new video scoreboard. There's more to come today out of the weekly Big Sky coaches' conference…

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

Sept. 2012
30 29 28 27 26
25 24 23 22 21
20 19 18 17 16
15 14 13 12 11
10 09 08 07 06
05 04 03 02 01