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Slowly-clearing skies have made it a near-certainty that Eastern Washington’s football home opener will be played as scheduled on Saturday afternoon.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NFL opened its season last night. All hope of getting anything done on a weekend is over until late January – at the earliest. Read on.
Andre Lino has carried a lunch pail longer than he can remember.
Here’s the full transcript of Thursday’s EWU football live chat with Spokesman-Review beat writer Jim Allen
Live chat will start at 12:00
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s switch gears today. No football. No baseball. Tennis. Yes, tennis. Specifically, women’s tennis, where something is happening at the U.S. Open that hasn’t happened since ancient times. Or 1981, if you prefer. Read on.
Seven years later, it’s still a fumble. North Dakota State football fans will get another poignant reminder of that fact on Saturday.
Eastern Washington University has announced the dean’s list for the spring quarter of 2017.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s lucky today is Wednesday and not Saturday. There are still more than 72 hours until college football games are scheduled to start in the area. And all 72 may be needed to scour out the smoke in the air. Read on.
From Pullman to the Canadian border, from colleges to high schools, smoky skies played havoc with local sports teams Tuesday.
Eastern Washington just can’t catch a break. On Tuesday afternoon, the Eagles couldn’t even catch a healthy breath at Roos Field and were forced to practice in the fieldhouse.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Cruddy air is nothing new for me. Not after growing up in the pre-catalytic converter days in Los Angeles. But the air the past 24 hours in Spokane has been worse than I can remember. It’s like a pea-soup fog, if that fog could burn your lungs out. Not so good for local sports, is it? Read on.
How good is North Dakota State? The scoreboard offered few clues on Saturday.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Growing up in Los Angeles, leaving games early is taught to young children almost religiously. The idea is to “beat the traffic.” But my father was always the contrarian. He believed in sitting at Dodger Stadium or the Coliseum or the Rose Bowl until the bitter end. Then we would run to the car to “beat the traffic.” Read on.
Credit the Eastern Washington coaches for not hanging their heads Saturday night.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are, seemingly, a million different ways for college football games to play out. Among the multitude are easy wins and workmanlike ones. And there are the blowout losses. Those are the three ways fans in these parts experienced yesterday as the 2017 season got underway in earnest. Read on.
The biggest wild card in the deck came up aces Saturday afternoon.
Eastern Washington fans were probably thinking it midway through the first quarter of Saturday’s game at Texas Tech: Last year’s receivers would have caught that ball.
Unable to make the big plays on offense or prevent them on defense, the Eastern Washington Eagles found themselves overmatched against an FBS opponent for the first time in half a dozen years, losing 56-10 to Texas Tech on Saturday.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area to near 100 degrees. Remember how good you felt and how optimistic you were. Because there is no win-or-loss guarantees during a football season. The only guarantee is it will be cold around here as the season winds down. Read on.