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A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see. What was Wednesday’s highlight? The lowlight is easy: The Astros winning and avoiding being swept out of the American League Championship series. The highlight, though? The Dodgers scoring 11 runs in the top of the first? College hoops practice tipping off? Wait, I’ve got it.
Ray Giacoletti, former head coach at Eastern Washington and ex-Gonzaga assistant coach, has earned a promotion on Travis Ford’s staff at Saint Louis.
Higher than Eastern Washington's expectations was senior guard Jacob Davison's vertical leap Wednesday, the first day of the defending Big Sky Conference champion's practice.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some of us like college football. It’s a grand sport with cool Saturdays and all, but it isn’t No. 1 in our hearts. Nope, that ranking is reserved for college basketball. Packed gyms, longtime coaches, March Madness. We love college hoops. It’s college athletics at it’s finest. And it all begins, again, today.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My entire life I’ve loved October. My birthday month, sure, but more importantly the month is filled with baseball games that mean everything. It’s also filled with heroes and goats, with lifelong reputations built on one pitch, one game or one series. One of those heroes died Monday, joining a long list of baseball’s best that will not be with us when this year’s World Series ends.
Thousands of miles from his north Spokane home, Jake Wiley, a former Newport and Eastern Washington basketball star currently playing in Europe, received a strange but welcome request.The subsequent journey was even more peculiar.
David May inherited a job with challenges both brought on by the pandemic and predating its effects in higher education. Eastern Washington will have to pare down some of its offerings and become more competitive in the field of higher education to thrive in the future, May said.
Gardner Minshew added another 300-yard passing game to his resume Sunday, but for the third time in four games, the Jacksonville Jaguars struggled to transform their quarterback’s production into a victory.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It hasn’t happened before. The Seattle Seahawks have never started a season by winning their first five games. They have a chance to do just that tonight, hosting Minnesota on Sunday Night Football. Will they get it done?
Many of EWU's forced turnovers were timely, including Jerry Ceja's strip of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan Orms as the Bears attempted a game-winning drive in the final two minutes of a Big Sky Conference thriller.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the last, best day of 2020? If you’re talking weather in the Spokane area, then yes. If you’re talking about sports, then no. Not by a long shot.
The memories are fond for Eastern Washington defensive end Debore'ae McClain, but reminders of a void that has warped his unusual September and October months.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Might as well count our blessings this morning. After all, it’s a good day when you don’t have to write about a childhood hero passing. Or an NFL team in semi-quarantine after a virus breakout. There is bad news of course. Both the Yankees and Astros won their playoff games.
Jacksonville's losing skid reached three games Sunday, but it wasn't for lack of production from the quarterback position.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 revealed its third edition of the 2020 football schedule Saturday morning on the networks’ pregame shows. Then the reaction to the schedules filled up the columns of West Coast newspapers and websites the rest of the day. As one could expect, the responses were mixed.
The 13th-ranked Eagles committed five turnovers in a 21-14 Big Sky Conference win over Northern Arizona, but caused enough trouble for the Lumberjacks' offense to prevail at Roos Field in Week 6.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday. Again. And the weekend beckons. Again. So what is there to watch?
Tim Floyd chronicled a similar love on his 35-acre property in south Spokane County, home to Floyd's Warlock Stables, a thoroughbred breeding and racing operation that currently houses more than 30 horses.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In a year when everything is different, from presidential politics to youth sports, why not try a little out-of-the-box thinking? Nope. Not in college football.
Reynolds, an ex-Cheney High standout and father of two, was 40.