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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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A Grip on Sports: Bowl games are coming, sure, but the next week is about restocking rosters

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you think college football coaches are spending all their time getting ready for their team’s bowl game right now, you are stuck in the …


A Grip on Sports: As Seahawks try to hold on to a playoff spot, Russell Wilson has lost his grip on the MVP award

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to find people in the Northwest that aren’t fans of Russell Wilson. And rightfully so. But the past few weeks haven’t been kind …


A Grip on Sports: Our Monday thoughts wander from the Zags to the Seahawks to the Cougars and back again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s start the workweek with a whole bunch of quick thoughts on a whole bunch of topics. How’s that sound? The first one comes courtesy …


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 snow has yet to arrive but college basketball certainly has

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When James Naismith invented basketball, he was looking for a sport to keep young men busy and healthy during the cold winter months. It’s no …


A Grip on Sports: A changeover at Washington, a season begins and other news highlights the day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington said goodbye to Chris Petersen and hello to Jimmy Lake yesterday. High school hoops began. There was more movement in college sports. It was, …


A Grip on Sports: In the hustle and bustle of the holiday (hoops and football) season, let’s not forget other sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Though the Seahawks play a crucial game this evening, a game made even more important with San Francisco’s loss yesterday, this Monday seems to be …


A Grip on Sports: The last month of the year means football is on its last legs, though it’s about to get really fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are almost there. Almost to bowl season. Almost to the NFL playoffs. How do I know? It’s easy. Today is Dec. 1. The last …


A Grip on Sports: We’ve put it off as long as possible but we can’t avoid the Apple Cup talk any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We really should be spending our time talking about the Apple Cup. After all, it is Wednesday and the game of game is Friday. That’s …


A Grip on Sports: Turkey, stuffing, basketball, gravy, football and cranberries all seem to be part of the modern Thanksgiving feast

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s one of those questions we’ll probably never be able to answer. After the first Thanksgiving, did the participants chose up sides and face off …


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: In a sense, Feast Week begins today as college football, basketball and the NFL start to fall all over each other

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on tap for this weekend? Way too much, for my liking. There are only so many hours in a day, after all, and all …


A Grip on Sports: The crystal ball may be cloudy but we like to look into it at times anyway

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A couple of things happened yesterday that may bode well for the future. Of course we will examine them through our virtual microscope. It’s what …


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga welcomes Killian Tillie back and then leans on him in tight win over Texas Arlington

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Experience matters. It’s as simple as that. It’s why Killian Tillie’s return last night was the difference between the eighth-ranked Zags winning or being upset …


A Grip on Sports: With no Seahawks game today, Saturday’s college football action will have to do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to keep this simple and short, because we know you want to settle in early today for the Seahawks’ game. Wait, the Seahawks …


A Grip on Sports: There is a quiet buzzing with Gonzaga and some loud ringing in Pullman as Saturday arrives

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter if you are looking back – at Gonzaga’s rout of Texas A&M in hoops – or ahead – to the Cougars’ football matchup …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what food you like to pair with your Thursday, it’s comforting to know the football weekend isn’t that far away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you ever wondered which day is the hardest to come up with a main subject in the online column world, it’s Thursday. Always Thursday. …


A Grip on Sports: Can the Cougars fight back from their recent losses, win two more games and head to another bowl?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are warning signs for almost everything, you know. You just have to be able to read them. Then again, at times it’s also easy …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

EWU moves forward with budget cuts while some decry focus on athletics

EWU is continuing to pursue campuswide budget cuts while raising money for a new football stadium and routing funds into student-athlete scholarships, frustrating some faculty members. President Mary Cullinan, meanwhile, …


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Street preacher accused of spanking, spitting on students during protest at EWU

As students shouted and crowded around Bruce Wakeman and the other preachers, EWU police worried the demonstrations would turn violent and called in backup from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office …


A Grip on Sports: As Washington State begins its basketball season, don’t ever forget it can take a while to change a program

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see. It’s Thursday, right? Is “Cheers” still on? Of course not. Even if it were, it would probably be on Netflix or Hulu and …


A Grip on Sports: Opening night can lead to some jitters – especially for college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No subject pops out this morning as being one of those crucial, must-cover themes of the day. Unless, maybe, it’s the possible angst among local …


A Grip on Sports: Election Day is a key benchmark … It’s when college hoops kicks in for real

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a few thoughts on this election day that have nothing whatsoever to do with any candidates or issues. However, if you didn’t get …


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: You could spend your Saturday flying around the Inland Northwest watching college football, but you would probably have to actually fly

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to watch all the area’s college football teams today? Even with the Cougars taking the weekend off, you would need a really tricked up …