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Grip on Sports: A chance for a school-record 11th win has the Cougars smiling heading into the Alamo Bowl tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the day. Well, to be precise, tonight is the night. After weeks of waiting, preparing and celebrating, the Washington State Cougars will take …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga faces another of those tough road tests the Bulldogs have thrived on over the years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is hard to say Gonzaga basketball shies away from facing any type of nonconference challenge – though you will get an argument from the …


Grip on Sports: How the heck did Washington State give its fans such a great football season as a Christmas present?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Time is running short. Christmas will be here before you know it. Heck, it is so close, Washington State has begun practicing for the Alamo …


Grip on Sports: The snow wouldn’t be such a bother if Sunday’s Gonzaga, WSU results had been a bit different

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday mornings are bad enough. But they are even worse when they include a too-small-for-skiing snowfall. And the hangover from losses by local college basketball …


Grip on Sports: When you get knocked down, it is your teammates who are supposed to pick you up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every once in while people need to vent. Sort of like a volcano. Today’s that day for me. Read on.


Grip on Sports: When there are so many college basketball games on, there is little time for the playoff games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every year we hit this spot in the major college football schedule. Call it a hiatus or a pause. The regular season is over, the …


Grip on Sports: Bulldogs come within a second of being trapped by Washington’s zone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know football season is, in the NFL at least, in mid-season form. But this morning we are going to talk basketball. College basketball. …


Grip on Sports: In a world that is constantly changing, Gonzaga has been remarkably consistent against UW

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one constant in life – and in college basketball. That constant is there is no constant. Everything changes. Heck, there was a time …


Grip on Sports: Eagles fly, Gonzaga shoots down Jays, M’s turn over their roster and a visit from an old friend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh sure, contemplating a franchise-changing M’s trade. Or wondering if Gonzaga would survive its first true road test. Maybe it was thinking …


Grip on Sports: Washington State needs all the help it can get to ascend high enough in the College Football Playoff rankings and make a top-tier bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many subjects we can delve into this morning, so let’s get right to it. After all, you’re busy. If you aren’t, lucky you. …


Grip on Sports: ‘Follow the money’ is not only a good tip for reporting but it also seems appropriate advice for college football’s major conferences

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As a former editor, I would like to present an edited version of a saying everyone knows: Money is the root of all. The word …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga wins again. If you want the condensed version of what happened against North Dakota State, this isn’t the place to look

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, in the same place we are now. With Gonzaga winning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Cougars will emerge from the Apple Cup avalance and end up someplace warm for the holidays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A 10-win regular season is something pretty rare around these parts. And with it probably comes a rare reward. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If Albert Einstein were still around and a college football fan, he would wonder why the Cougars insist on playing Washington the same way year after year – and expect a different result

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Snakebit might be the right term to use concerning Washington State’s recent Apple Cup loses but only if you consider the Cougars seem to have …


Grip on Sports: An ‘empty’ Sunday never turns out to be as empty as you might think

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With no Seahawks yesterday, the day was filled with DIY and RedZone. And the evening with magical beasts. But now it’s back to apples and …


Grip on Sports: Even without a signature event today, this weekend’s football has been on point

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What, there’s no Seahawk game today? What do we do? Well, there’s always another Saturday of college football to reflect upon. And why not? The …


Grip on Sports: The weekend gets off to a running start tonight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday, which means, in sports-speak, the weekend begins. And it begins in Seattle, where the Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers get together for …


Grip on Sports: Washington State could use a little disruption, something GU fans might see soon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The word of the day is chaos. Chaos, other than within its own games, is what Washington State needs over the next few weeks if …


Grip on Sports: As years rank, this one is pretty much on the top of the list

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning and realized something I should have realized long ago: There are three area teams in football and basketball ranked in the …


Grip on Sports: The local college football possibilities are almost unlimited today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, we know college basketball season is underway. Eastern Washington played last night and Gonzaga hosts Texas Southern this evening. But Saturdays are still dominated …


Grip on Sports: Washington State has its hands around the Pac-12 but that may be as far as it goes

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya, singing college football’s praises. It was another good Saturday for the local teams. Or should we use the term great …


Grip on Sports: Happenings in Maryland makes one wonder who is really in charge of some of our nation’s college campuses

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Halloween. A scary night. But we are going to tell you a scary story that has nothing to do with Halloween. It has …


Grip on Sports: Those folks who doubted Washington State before the season – who would have done such a thing? – are now kicking themselves

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a long-running joke on ESPN’s PTI show that Michael Wilbon is not surprised by anything. Well, here’s something even Wilbon would be surprised …


Grip on Sports: Is Game Three still going on? Nope, this never-ending game actually ended with, surprise, a solo home run

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were you when Max Muncy won Game Three of the World Series with his 18th-inning, opposite field home run? I was in front of …


Grip on Sports: If you ask Pac-12 football coaches the best job to hold in the conference, Washington State isn’t No. 1 on the list

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’re not interested in Pac-12 football, sorry. That’s where we are headed this morning. Read on.


Grip on Sports: What’s on your TV when you have a choice?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had your choice between watching a World Series game, a NFL regular-season matchup, a college football contest or an early season NBA game, …


Grip on Sports: As the college basketball season prepares to tip off, Gonzaga once again is one of the sport’s bluebloods

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball polls really don’t matter, do they? It’s a sport that determines its champion through competition, not a vote. So why does it seem …


Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest must have picked up some fans yesterday as WSU put the area’s best foot forward

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was a long day yesterday. But it was a fun one, unless your day consisted of raking leaves and cleaning out gutters. For those …


Grip on Sports: The non-call at USC is one of those stories that continues to grow and grow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With GameDay in Pullman this morning, we were a bit busy putting together a story for the S-R. But some things happened in the past …


Grip on Sports: If a bus garners this much attention, what will the show itself bring?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We wrote about baseball yesterday. We can’t do it today as well. Instead we will write about a bus rolling into Pullman. Read on.