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Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A Grip on Sports: It’s OK to miss a lot following your local college football team, but it’s better when it wins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the sun sets on one college season, it’s rising on another. And that’s a little disconcerting – and tiring.


A Grip on Sports: Sure, there are college basketball games today, but football isn’t ready to yield the spotlight for a while

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone ready for Saturday’s huge college football games? And for Alabama vs. LSU? Or Minnesota facing Penn State? It’s that type of day, what with …


A Grip on Sports: Russell Wilson is the difference between winning and, well, anything else, for the Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a whole bunch of reasons why it’s easy to dismiss the Seahawks as pretenders for the NFL title this season. And only one …


A Grip on Sports: Saturday’s local college football results brought a lot of smiles

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were three college football games in the area Saturday. And the three local teams all won fairly easily. Today, the regional professional football team …


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: It was a lost Saturday for the Inland Northwest’s college football teams, which doesn’t happen often

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a pretty fun day of college football yesterday for those football fans in the Inland Northwest. Well, up until the second half in …


A Grip on Sports: From dawn to dusk – and beyond – college football is ready to take over your day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The last Saturday in October beckons. That means college football. Let’s get right to it.


A Grip on Sports: No matter where we gather, Saturdays and Sundays are for watching football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Got any plans this afternoon? What’s that? The same thing you did yesterday all day? Watching football? Good, good. See you there.


A Grip on Sports: Points should fall like the rain in area college football games today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it the good book says? Something about it rains on the just and the unjust alike. I’ve always interpreted that to mean, in …


A Grip on Sports: With a typical college football Saturday in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the Seahawks and Cleveland

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another NFL Sunday morning is here. The Seahawks are in the Eastern Time Zone, so their game will begin at 10 a.m. Not the best, …


A Grip on Sports: It’s another Saturday in college football season, which is fine by itself, but there is also baseball, which adds another dimension

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to cover a little ground on this college football Saturday. So let’s get started.


A Grip on Sports: Every sport seems to have some sort of presence in October, which makes weekends pretty fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A weird confluence of American sporting events occurred over the weekend and you might not even have noticed it. Just call it the overlap weekend …


A Grip on Sports: Young Zags and an old story highlight a Cougar-less Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a rare fall Saturday the past couple decades in which we haven’t had to work. Which opened an almost unlimited vista of opportunities on …


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: October is here, which means baseball games just mean more (in most places)

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s the best part of October? OK, that’s sort of a trick question because for some of us, it’s our birthday month. But besides that, …


A Grip on Sports: From Colorado to Cheney and spots in-between, it was an interesting – and weather-bitten – day of college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • On a day when we realized we are pretty close to being a college football player, we offer some Sunday morning thoughts. And a whole …


A Grip on Sports: It may be wet and wild outside, but it’s a fine day to enjoy college football no matter how the overnight hours went

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is it where you are? It is pouring in Spokane. It’s Noah-like rain at the moment. And the wind? Sort of like the type …


A Grip on Sports: It’s too early for snow at football games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The warning signs have been out there for a while, at least for those of us who live their life based on the sports calendar. …


A Grip on Sports: Even hours later, WSU and its fans still have to be wondering what happened

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a million ways to start this morning’s column, but in reality there is only one. How in the heck did that happen? And …


A Grip on Sports: Heading into a busy college football Saturday, we’ve already had our first dose of gag-inducing pressure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • “Double-clutched.” “Crumbles.” “Mistake-prone.” No matter what descriptive term used in a headline or a column, there is no denying one thing from Friday night’s Pac-12 …


A Grip on Sports: The Mariners are positioning themselves for success though the road ahead does have unseen potholes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It gets darker earlier every day. The nights have a chill to them. Yes, it’s almost autumn and everything that entails. Once again it doesn’t …


A Grip on Sports: The Steelers and the Seahawks don’t meet often, but when they do, it’s something of a grudge match

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, NFL Sunday. The Seahawks are playing on the road. Against the Steelers. Better be ready for some big hits.


A Grip on Sports: We have questions ranging from high school football to the NCAA’s actions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.


A Grip on Sports: At least the Seahawks are doing their best to take a step forward into the playoff picture

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, there is one more college football game on television this holiday weekend. Notre Dame, the bluest of blue bloods, travels to Louisville. But the …


A Grip on Sports: An opening game for a college football season can hold surprises, both good and bad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • By this time next week, at least one pair of school pants you bought at Target will have a hole in them. At least one …


A Grip on Sports: The lost art of keeping score can help ensure a case of mistaken identity doesn’t end in tears

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days I feel a bit like Indiana Jones. Digging through boxes of items in my office, occasionally I’ll run across one of …


A Grip on Sports: With high schools joining the fray, football is officially in full swing and our weekends are toast

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s official. High school football in Washington began yesterday, which means everyone, at all levels, is off and doing up-downs. Our free time? It is …


A Grip on Sports: The changing of the seasons is marked by many things, including whether the newest Chiefs will sink or swim

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Stop whatever it is you are doing. Take a moment – and a deep breath. Isn’t it grand? That’s August in the Northwest right there. …


A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.


A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …