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A Grip on Sports: Trailblazers like Virginia Danke should never be forgotten by anyone – but especially by those following in their paths

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s mystifying how losing someone can remind others of how much they’ve gained. But that’s the case today as we look back at the changes …


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Timme is just one bright spot in a work week split in two by them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the middle of the work week, so we might as well inject ourselves into the middle of whole bunch of news.


A Grip on Sports: From football signings to basketball previews, this Thursday is anything but slow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you have time today to read every story we are about to link, congratulations. You are either retired or so financially secure you don’t …


A Grip on Sports: This season’s Cougars seem to be waking up the ghosts of basketball success past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it about Arizona State, Washington State, Pullman and last-second shots? Oh, and throw in left-handed shooting guards too. A wild-ending happened again last …


A Grip on Sports: It’s Saturday and you know what that means. This time of year it means college basketball from sunup to beyond sundown

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. The weekend. Sports on TV. Sports in person. A good day. The best day of the week? Maybe.


A Grip on Sports: The weather around here may be yucky, but there is relief available on your television set

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it spring yet? No? Well then, why is there golf and tennis all over my television set?


A Grip on Sports: Derek Jeter is headed to the Hall of Fame, as he deserves, though not as a unanimous choice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Hall of Fame is the oldest of the sports’ halls. Maybe the best, too, but that is probably in the eye of the visitor. …


A Grip on Sports: The Zags messed up their poll ranking by – and we’re not joking – winning two games at home by big margins over good-to-decent teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see how this worked. Team A won two games at home against teams ranked quite a bit higher in the metric the NCAA uses …


A Grip on Sports: The Beasley Coliseum rafters shook yesterday and they also changed forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it means you are no spring chicken, as my dad used to say. (Having not grown up on a farm, …


A Grip on Sports: Yes, college hoops dominates tonight but there is also a bit of baseball news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball is back in the area tonight, though there is a bit too much for one person to see it all. Such is the …


A Grip on Sports: Washington State’s Cheez-It Bowl defeat drains Cougars’ ability to have a successful season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, the 2019 Washington State Cougar football season ended in a bowl game – though Phoenix this week didn’t really qualify as a “warm-weather bowl …


A Grip on Sports: Don’t let the ending spoil your thoughts about how Gonzaga played last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How often is the last thing you see or hear what remains in your head going forward? Often, right? Which is why the ending of …


A Grip on Sports: The Seahwaks will dominate this Sunday’s sports landscape but there is competition from the Zags and Dawgs

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks play in prime time and the college football playoffs are seemingly set. That would seem to be enough for this warm December Sunday. …


A Grip on Sports: With Oregon’s 37-15 Pac-12 title game win, the conference will miss out on a playoff berth once more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was all there for the taking. Again. Utah, one win from a more-than-likely College Football Playoff berth, took the rain-covered grass in Santa Clara …


A Grip on Sports: The Seahawks have been lucky to win – nine times – and lucky to be headed toward a true playoff

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hey, did you hear? The Seahawks are 9-2. Can you believe it? Me neither. Really, they are. No, I don’t how they are doing it …


A Grip on Sports: Last-second wins, routs, heartbreaking defeats all part of Saturday’s overcrowded sporting landscape

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the best attributes my all-time favorite baseball announcer, Vin Scully, possessed was knowing when to shut up and let the crowd do the …


A Grip on Sports: It’s a crowded Saturday night even if there may not be the biggest crowd in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to play a little game. You are a sports fan. Not a fan of any school or team, per se, but a fan …


A Grip on Sports: Winning on the road might be the best feeling in college hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything worse in college sports than paying someone to come to your school to play and then losing to said school? Sure there …


A Grip on Sports: There’s nothing scary about college basketball season except, maybe, there is too much in the way of sweet stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We know how today will end, with hands full of candy bars as Spider-men and Wonder Women skip through the neighborhood, almost indecipherable under layers …


A Grip on Sports: No matter where your sports-watching tastes run, they have a chance to be satisfied this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday. What’s next? The weekend, of course. With football, baseball, basketball. The Big Three. All in one place. Your living room.


A Grip on Sports: The sky may be falling, in a sense, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t sports news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often what falls from the sky over powers what happened on the fields and courts, at least in this space. But it did …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what was behind the change, Washington State will have a new look on defense

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a few months ago Washington State was celebrating its most successful football season ever. And it was less than a month ago …


A Grip on Sports: We can celebrate every Wednesday this time of year because we are that much closer to a football weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to get rolling toward the weekend. Next stop: Fun Town.


Grip on Sports: The NBA Finals last so long, the Mariners might even win a game or two before they are finished

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. …


Grip on Sports: The school sports seasons end and the summer golf season begins – all in one weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One special section would be enough. But a special section dedicated to golf in the area and the last Sunday of prep sports coverage for …


Grip on Sports: When it comes to the M’s, whatever the fans want, the fans don’t get

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an awful old-time movie entitled “It Happens Every Spring.” It was so bad, it’s good, if you get my drift. It was also, …


Grip on Sports: If you want to single out one dominating performance this weekend, you don’t have to look any further than the PGA

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness the PGA Championship was switched to May. If it wasn’t, then Brooks Koepka’s dominating performance wouldn’t be overshadowed by, say, the NBA playoffs …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga learns its NCAA fate this afternoon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Their place in the tournament has been locked in since their tournament win in Hawaii, more than likely. But this afternoon the Gonzaga Bulldogs discover …


Grip on Sports: Daylight saving time is coming, so maybe now the snow can melt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans for the weekend? Do they include any basketball? Or is a marvelous movie on the horizon? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Now you know March is really here – postseason college basketball tournaments are beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And so it begins. If you were flipping around the dial last night, you may have seen snippets – or full games ­– from the …