WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 2015
Spokane's indoor football team sorted through more than 400 name suggestions and settled on "Empire", a tribute to the area's railroad industry that helped spur growth and economic development in the late 1880s to early 1900s as well as a nod to the Inland Empire,…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now that’s more like it. By that I mean if you like basketball at any level, last night was for you. Read on.
It's football season again. Washington State returned to Martin Stadium to practice in a downpour, and had their starting quarterback with them.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2015
Good evening after a wind-blown drive home. The Zags encountered their share of turbulence, some of it self generated, but landed a hard-fought victory over visiting Montana 61-58 Tuesday. Kyle Wiltjer and Domantas Sabonis each had 16 points. The key shot was a Josh Perkins'…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember when the Heisman Trophy really meant something? When the statue of Jay Berwanger, the first winner, actually was a really big deal? You mean last season? Read on.
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015
Depending on the size of the league a school finds itself in, contests against outside opposition can often make up a large portion of a team’s basketball schedule.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Garfield the cat made an unexpected appearance in our home this morning, but maybe that’s to be expected. It is Monday after all. And Mondays always seem to hold some sort of negative surprise. Why should today, after a somewhat glorious Sunday, be any different? Read on.
SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015
Watching the replay as I plunk away on my day-after Arizona post. First impression: Gonzaga missed a major opportunity in the final 2:30 minutes of the first half, leading by 14. The Zags committed two turnovers and Allonzo Trier hit a pair of tough mid-range...
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, anticipating a Saturday full of exciting sporting events. It did not disappoint. Read on.
SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015
Gonzaga had another strong first half, sputtering second-half performance that has become a familiar pattern in the Zags' last five games. Arizona did just the opposite and outscored GU 40-25 in the second half to rally for a 68-63 victory in front of 6,000 Saturday...
The Gonzaga men's basketball program will be featured in an upcoming HBO series. HBO crews have been filming the team for a behind-the-scenes look at the Zags. HBO had a crew in the Bahamas for Gonzaga's three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis, with access…
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015
I put together a couple items on the latest installment of the entertaining Gonzaga-Arizona basketball clashes. The Wildcats (6-1) make their visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center for a 12:15 matinee special Saturday. The question on the minds of Zag fans is Przemek Karnowski's availability.…
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