MONDAY, FEB. 29, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let see. The Oscars were on last night. And no sports. So what to watch? Read on.
SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2016
No reports of Mark Few doing handstands in the locker room, his post-game celebration following last year’s NCAA win over Iowa, but the 17-year Gonzaga coach seemed genuinely ecstatic and exhausted after his team hung on for a 71-68 victory over BYU on Saturday night....
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes a win just that, a win. Sometimes it is something more. A lot more. Such was the case last night in Provo for the Gonzaga men. Read on.
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016
Gonzaga didn't exactly sprint over the finish line but it got there first, holding off BYU 71-68 in front of a loud, packed house of nearly 19,000 Saturday inside the Marriott Center. GU (23-7, 15-3) earned at least a share of the WCC title --…
Gonzaga takes on BYU tonight in the Marriott Center with a lot on the line for both teams. The Zags can finish first or second in the WCC standings and anywhere from first to third in seeding for the WCC tournament. BYU can finish first,…
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For much of this week, the weather was fairly perfect for late February. Warm (for this time of year) and the sun shining. So we wake up on Saturday morning and what do we have? Rain. Which is great excuse just to stay in and watch sports on TV. And, that my friends, is how you make orange juice out of expired oranges. Read on.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • For 17 consecutive years, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have participated in the NCAA basketball tournament. There may only be one opportunity for them to make it 18, no matter what happens Saturday. Read on.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Fourteen consecutive defeats isn’t the type of statistic one brags about. But it’s the one Washington State’s basketball team is burdened with. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016
Charles Callison and Que Johnson after Oregon.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Steve Winwood was just a teenager when he belted out the words to “Dear Mr. Fantasy” oh so many years ago. But even though Winwood is old enough to collect Social Security these days, some of the words still ring true. Read on.
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