WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23, 2015
Gonzaga's three-games-in-five-days stretch concludes tonight with a visit from Loyola Marymount. Players will disperse for Christmas on the 24th and return on the 27th to prepare for GU's first WCC road trip (at Santa Clara Dec. 31, at San Francisco Jan. 2). Here's my GU-LMU…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas is just around the corner and we are nowhere near ready. Is that unusual for anyone else? There is just too much to do, including watch sporting events on the television. How do you work it all in? Read on.
TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Well, finally got to see “The Force Awakens” last night. The most amazing thing about it is Hans Solo is ... read on.
MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2015
Gonzaga put together another strong first half and followed it up with a strong second half to pummel Pepperdine 99-73 on Monday night. Domantas Sabonis produced another monster stat line with 23 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Here's my game story and Dan Pelle's…
With the playoffs on the way again, the Hawks show once more they aren't dead even when it looks as if they are 2
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a funeral about eight weeks ago in Seattle. The Seahawks’ playoff hopes were put to rest. Dirt was tossed, a eulogy read. All premature, as it turns out. Read on.
SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • I was texting with a buddy last night during the Gonzaga basketball game and he dropped a “we” into the conversation. Being he once played for the Zags, I gave him a pass. But it got me to thinking. When is it acceptable to refer to a local sports team with a “we?” Read on.
SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The bowl season gets underway today. There is a bunch of good college basketball games on TV as well, including a battle over in Seattle. There will be a bunch of frenzied folks at the malls. It’s just your typical Saturday before Christmas. Read on.
FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2015
WSU players after Texas State.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few and Tennessee counterpart Rick Barnes go way back, back when Few was a GU assistant coach and Barnes was head coach at Clemson. The teams clashed in the 1997 Top of the World Classic championship game in Fairbanks with GU upsetting…
The Associated Press released its All-Pac-12 team on Friday and the Cougars fared pretty well.
After all the bad weather and strange occurrences around here lately, isn't it time for some good news?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Went to sleep last night in Spokane. Woke up in Milwaukee. At least the weight of the overnight snow made me feel as if I were in Wisconsin. Read on.
THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015
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