TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Mon., March 14, 2016
The Monday after Selection Sunday and we're sure Charles Barkley is still trying to figure out the touch-screen 2
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday morning. Nothing is going right. Or working. It’s a Garfield-like Monday I guess. The Internet? It’s working about as well as it did in 1994. What else could go wrong? Well, at least my boring schedule for the day didn’t show up on Twitter. Read on.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
Sat., March 12, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Got an email this morning. That’s not unusual. Like everyone, emails arrive in my inbox by the hundreds. This one was a bit different, though. It offered me a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. Why didn’t it come a couple weeks ago? Read on.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
Fri., March 11, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Last season there were two local basketball programs in the NCAA tournament. Eastern Washington joined Gonzaga and came this close to upsetting Georgetown. This season there could be two again, though the second one is a bit farther down the road. Read on.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016
Thu., March 10, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you remember the last time Washington State won a Pac-12 (actually, Pac-10) basketball tournament game? Or the last time the Cougars lost at least 17 consecutive games? If you do recall those moments of yin-yang in the program, then you are probably shaking your head today. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
Wed., March 9, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What would March be without the Zags in the NCAA tournament? Not the same, that’s for sure. Read on.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
Tue., March 8, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter if you are a Gonzaga fan – and many of your are – or not – and many of you wearing crimson or purple aren’t – you have to admit last night’s WCC semifinal with BYU was a great college basketball game. Read on.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
Mon., March 7, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This may just be the most important day in Gonzaga basketball history in the past, oh, few weeks or so. Then, it the Zags win, tomorrow will supersede it. Read on.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016
Sun., March 6, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you sort of hungover this morning? No, not that type of hangover. The type you get from too much basketball. All kinds. My head hurts. Read on.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
Sat., March 5, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. It’s March. You know the drill. Get up. Read the SportsLink blog. Watch basketball. All day. Read on.
FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016
Fri., March 4, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weather is warming up and basketball season is winding down. It’s a nice combination, especially with the B tournaments at the Arena. Read on.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016
Thu., March 3, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Back in the early 1960s, the nuns at my Catholic grade school used to use a cartoon character to get us to do our work. “Busy” was a bee (Busy Bee, get it?) that was supposed to make us want to knuckle down and get our work done. This time of year I do believe we just told old Busy to buzz off. Read on.
SUNDAY, FEB. 28, 2016
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016
Thu., 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
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016
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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 21, 2016
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It may be raining outside. There are still a few small piles of snow around. And it may only hit 48 degrees in Spokane today. That doesn’t matter. Spring has sprung. Unofficially official. Pitchers and catchers have reported. Read on.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is that old saying about winners and spoils and, like a lot of old sayings, it’s survived because it’s true. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just about every day I receive five or six e-mailed job offers. They want me, the guy who still wears cords and sports New Balance tennis shoes, to become a Mystery Shopper. Though flattered, I think I’ll pass. After all, just keeping up with the sports world around here is a full-time part-time job. Read on.
SUNDAY, FEB. 14, 2016
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Valentine’s Day. Which means, I suppose, we have to share our feelings and what-not. We have to talk about what we love. It’s sort of expected. So we’ll share our sporting loves. Why not? I’m sure Hallmark has a card about it. Read on.
SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You can’t make this stuff up. Though sometimes you can. Read on.
THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 2016
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now that football season is fading in our rearview mirror, it seems like a good time to exam the rest of the college basketball season. Read on.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is this dead space in the sports calendar. It’s the time between the end of the NFL season and the beginning of spring training. It’s also a space we really didn’t notice the past couple years. Read on.
TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2016
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So long Marshawn Lynch. Thanks for the memories. Read on.
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