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Hoopfest 2018

Coverage of Spokane’s annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament.


A Grip on Sports: There are some things concerning Gonzaga basketball that should never be taken for granted

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to know what’s still a bit strange for me concerning Gonzaga basketball? It happened yesterday, when the Associated Press All-America teams were announced. There were three Bulldogs on the first two teams, including Corey Kispert among the nation’s five best. And everyone seemed to shrug. Such accolades seem to have become ho-hum.
News >  Pacific NW

Hoopfest 2021 moved to September

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 1, 2021

Hoopfest organizers announced Monday the basketball tournament that brings thousands to the streets of downtown Spokane will move to September in hopes the pandemic will be under control by then.


A Grip on Sports: Whatever happens at the PGA Championship today will have our (relatively) undivided attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most weekends, even in the best of times, golf on television isn’t what one would call heartbeat-raising. In fact, dozing while watching golf is probably America’s new favorite pastime. But there’s something different about a major tournament. Four times a year – or three in 2020 – each putt among the leaders takes on the intensity of trying to make your way through a carnival fun house. With your first girlfriend. Such is the case this week.

Blog Posts

News >  Idaho

Hoopfest: Warm sunshine; brutal heat stays south

The brutal heat that’s settled into the desert Southwest is expected to stay well south of Spokane going into Hoopfest weekend. Forecast highs in Spokane of 80 on Saturday and 87 on Sunday will be accompanied by plenty of sunshine. Have you ever attended or participate in Hoopfest? CH


There is a lot to celebrate if you can find the games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We make no secret about it. No journalistic balance here. We are an unabashed Hoopfest supporter. Have been for more than a quarter century. And continue to be even when it is so hot you think your feet are going to melt. Read on.

Just another Spokane Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The M’s lost. There is more discussion of Russell Wilson’s contract. Hoopfest is in town. It’s hot. All’s right with the world. Read on.

Enjoy the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The next couple days are going to be long ones. And hot ones. And fun ones. Read on.

Now you will have this tune stuck in your head all day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you qualify for the super senior discount at your neighborhood restaurant, then you will remember a song called "The Name Game." We play a version of it today, though we're not using the bananas.