A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas is just around the corner. Have you bought my present yet? Well, if you are still shopping for the perfect gift, I have some suggestions. And all of them are sports related. Read on.
THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The new Star Wars movie is out and the reviews in France are not that glowing. But the British, they love it. What’s does this have to do with sports? Nothing. And everything. Read on.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015
Time for my day-after Saint Martin’s post and I’m going to come clean: I don’t have a ton for you. The game wasn’t exactly riveting against a D-II opponent and when I got done with three post-game interviews the locker room was pretty much empty.…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it any surprise the ticket sales for the Sun Bowl aren’t going all that well? And, honestly, does anyone in El Paso care all that much? Read on.
MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015
Gonzaga took care of business, routing Division II Saint Martin's 86-50 on Monday. Next, the Zags turn their attention to finals week and Saturday's date with Tennessee in the Battle in Seattle. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Wiltjer finished with 18…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know, when you are winning, a coach’s antics, like standing on top of some lockers to address the team, are considered “cute” and “fun.” When you are winning. Read on.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Basketball is a fun game. Predictable too. If you are willing to predict it will revert to form. It did at the professional level last night. And it is on the college level as well. Read on.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2015
Good evening. Back home after Gonzaga's 71-66 loss to UCLA on Saturday. This one looked a lot like GU's two previous losses (Arizona and Texas A&M): a tight game that came down to the closing minutes with the opponent making more plays than the Zags.…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Former Gonzaga coach and athletic director Dan Fitzgerald wasn’t a big John Wooden and, by extension, UCLA fan. Which is part of the reason tonight’s game in the Kennel is important to long-time Bulldog fans. Read on.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015
Idaho coach Don Verlin made a bold statement in his pre-season press conference, and rehashed that opinion last night after his stellar junior guard put up 25 in a win over rival Washington State.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the world of sports, there are things that make you laugh. Things that make you cry. And things that make you do both at the same time. Every day. Read on.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015
A GRIP ON SPORTS • From a new name for our local indoor football franchise to one of the longest-running college basketball rivalries in the nation, there is a lot to get to this morning. So let’s get to it. Read on.
Gonzaga is developing plans for a Center for Athletic Achievement, a three-story structure that could include space for student support services, supplemental nutrition, social events, basketball practice facility, strength and conditioning and a Hall of Fame. More about the project.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015
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