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The Trump administration ended fetal tissue research for government scientists on Wednesday. This move doesn’t have anything to do with reducing abortions, but only serves to punish those who research with those materials, Terry Hassold, Washington State University molecular biological sciences professor, said.
Gov. Jay Inslee championed continued investment and expansion of WSU’s medical school during a campus visit Friday. Access to primary care must be improved nationwide and is key to health care reform, said Inslee, a Democratic presidential candidate.
Ancient Egyptians had mummy-making down to a science. And in the right conditions, mummies can be made naturally, too.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is another of those days. You know what I mean, a “National (fill in the blank) Day.” It is the most important one. National Donut Day. We have thought long and hard and have other uses for those magic pastries, all in the realm of sports.
Each year, the athletics department’s accumulated deficit – the amount it “owes” to other departments at the school – grows. Today, for example, the school’s Board of Regents is expected to hear a report that pegs the sports debt at $103 million by 2023, significantly higher than last year’s estimate.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you last walked out of Bohler Gym five years ago, you may not recognize the place. Not the building, the coaching staff. Pat Chun’s makeover continued yesterday with the introduction of new baseball coach Brian Green.
It’s supposed to be one of the sport’s cardinal sins – no crying in baseball – but Brian Green couldn’t brush away his emotions Wednesday as he was formally introduced as Washington State’s 17th baseball coach.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be ... wait for it ... legendary. And the Spokane Chiefs are looking for someone to become a legendary leader.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Just when you thought the Mariners had bottomed out, they show that, this year at least, the bottom may never be reached. And that they are bad enough to be entertaining in a perverse way.
A Washington State University researcher and a Spokane budtender have at least one thing in common: They want more cannabis research.
Just two weeks after firing fourth-year coach Marty Lees amid another losing season for the Cougars on the baseball diamond, Chun has hired New Mexico State’s Brian Green to take over at Bailey Brayton Field, D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers first reported Monday.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The high school football season seems a long way off, what with summer vacation not even underway for our local schools. The WIAA, however, has already made a big decision about how the football season will end.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A true-life Rocky story happened yesterday and yet it may have received less attention than Sly Stallone’s latest Rambo endeavor. Is that how far boxing had fallen?
Last week, we listed five predictions for the Washington State football team in 2019. Now, here are five pressing questions facing the Cougars this fall, starting with the most obvious one – another quarterback conundrum.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you know the NBA Finals began last night? By this time next week, the Raptors and the Warriors will have played three whole games. If this thing goes seven games, by the time they finish the Mariners could be back in first place.
Kickoff times and television slots for four Washington State football games were revealed Thursday, when the Pac-12 Conference released its TV selections for the first three weeks of the 2019 regular season.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • After a spring spent assessing their ability to make the jump to the next level, nearly a hundred college basketball players had until yesterday to decide their immediate (and probably long-term) future. Stay in the NBA draft process or return to school? That was the only question on this final exam.
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Klay Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star who has won three championships with Golden State, but whether he’ll come back to Pullman this winter with his fourth NBA ring will be determined over the next few weeks.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is really nothing major going on today, is there? Well, unless you consider one of our local Division I basketball coaches being put on leave as nothing major, that is.