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A Grip on Sports: The weekend looks promising in the world of sports but then again, so did last weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most Friday mornings we peruse the weekend TV schedule and highlight what we feel is the best sporting events on the docket. We will do that this morning as well. But after getting toasted a few times lately, we also think we need to add one word to each description. That word? Tentatively. Too often lately events have been pulled at the last minute, due to a positive COVID-19 test or testing protocols.

A Grip on Sports: There is hope for the weekend … and beyond

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what this Christmas season lacks? Buzz. Outside of the usually unrewarded search for a PS5, the things that get folks excited this time of year seem lacking. Rivalry football games? Bowl games? Big nonconference college basketball games? Like most everything in 2020, they aren’t what they used to be.

A Grip on Sports: It is a big day for football players around the country as Tuesday was for a Stanford basketball coach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Here we are, in the middle of December, and colleges and universities around the nation are opening their Christmas presents early. Yep, it’s another National Signing Day, as high school football players let the world know where they are headed for college. But that only scratches the surface of what we can share today, including a hoops record and the same old, same old with the college football “playoffs.”

Live updates: Washington State adds 19 on opening day of early signing period

The 2021 recruiting cycle has come with unprecedented obstacles for college football programs all over the country. For most, the weight of those obstacles will be lifted on Wednesday – at least to some extent – when high school and junior college prospects are allowed to sign letters of intent as part of the early signing period. 

A Grip on Sports: The Pac-12’s leadership struggles again to deal with COVID-19’s challenges

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The other shoe dropped yesterday. Washington, newly minted North Division winners without ever leaving home, had to withdraw from the Pac-12 football title game. And as “tradition” demands, if by “tradition” you mean “the past few months of COVID-19-influenced rules,” Oregon, toting a two-game losing streak and a week off, ascends into its spot. What a conference.