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A Grip on Sports: Can the weekend get here quickly please?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another week of work begins. And it will probably take forever to finish. Anticipation of the weekend makes Monday through Friday move all that much …


Grip on Sports: More Gonzaga history should be made tonight in New York

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past 20 years, Gonzaga’s basketball program has made stride after stride. It has gone from your typically obscure West Coast Jesuit university with …


Grip on Sports: The M’s poor season makes it easier to change the channel – or stay out late

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?


Grip on Sports: Every Father’s Day there are ancient stories and there are ones from the present

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is my 62nd Father’s Day as either a son or a dad. That long run doesn’t make me an expert, of course, but it …


Grip on Sports: It can be an interesting trip from Spokane to Pebble Beach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s always fun to see someone you’ve known since they were young hit it big. It happens more than you might think – and less …


Grip on Sports: Over the years, legends have been created in Spokane, even if those who made them leave

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Spokesman-Review is holding another one of those Gonzaga events at the end of the month that will be … wait for it … legendary. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

WSU, EWU, SCC students face growing dilemma: Pay for food or tuition?

Thousands of Washington college students are hungry. Washington State University, Eastern Washington University and the Spokane Community Colleges are are struggling with the problem, despite varied approaches to dealing with …


Grip on Sports: The M’s step-back officially kicks in as they fall below .500 for the first time this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The day we knew was coming finally arrived. The Mariners, 11 games over the break-even mark after the season’s first 15 games, are now on …


Grip on Sports: It’s been a busy stretch for Kyle Smith, WSU basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t May supposed to be a relatively quiet month in college sports? Well, it is not anymore, even if it ever was.


Martín Meráz García: The future of EWU as a Hispanic-serving institution is critical to its success

Eastern Washington University is taking the lead in exploring best practices on how to serve its growing Hispanic student population


Grip on Sports: What a year it was for WSU’s Gardner Minshew

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, following the NFL Draft. And other things. Read on.


Grip on Sports: If cloning were possible, Tuesday would have been a good night for sports fans to utilize it

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some nights there are just too many games to watch. Last night was one of them. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Is the early season success for the Sounders and Mariners built on a firm foundation or quicksand?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching the somewhat-local professional soccer team play yesterday, it hit me. The regional pro teams competing this summer have great records. But they may …


Grip on Sports: You know spring football’s hits are over when the weather begins to turn really nice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Spring is really starting to kick into high gear around here, just in time for college football to put itself into park. Still, things happened …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Eastern Washington athletic director Lynn Hickey reflects on her first year on the job

A red-blazer-clad Lynn Hickey strolled through Eastern Washington’s athletic offices Tuesday, proceeding to make the short walk around the parking lot toward Reese Court.


Grip on Sports: Washington State’s spring game returns to Pullman and Martin Stadium today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State Cougars will hold their final scrimmage of the spring today. For the first time in almost a decade, it will be in …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

From 8-man football to Eastern Washington’s first-team offensive line, Will Gram continues to improve

Left guard Will Gram has been the freshest face on the first-team offense this spring.


Grip on Sports: Brandon Clarke’s shining moments for Gonzaga will live in Bulldog lore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There have been many bright, shining stars in the Gonzaga basketball constellation the past two decades. But has there ever been one that has shined …


Grip on Sports: Leaving is just something college coaches do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we transition into the second half of April, a time for spring football to wind down and baseball to wind up, the most fascinating …


EWU restructuring programs, cutting positions to fix $3.6 million shortfall

Facing a projected $3.6 million budget shortfall, Eastern Washington University is working to cut costs by restructuring colleges and academic departments – a process that will affect jobs. EWU President …


Grip on Sports: Nothing seems to stop spring football practice in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Whoever designed the Washington State University campus knew the importance of high ground. Even biblical-like floods didn’t stop Mike Leach and his group from holding …


Grip on Sports: Beauty is in the eye of the viewer when it comes to NCAA hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Football players specialize on one side of the ball. Baseball? There is even a position where you never play defense and another where you never …


Grip on Sports: Klay Thompson’s WSU number will be retired and hang in a place where he came of age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you were up late last night, you might have seen the news. In a nod to modern times, Washington State athletic director Pat Chun …


Grip on Sports: College basketball’s last hurrah will dominate the extended weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weekend doesn’t really begin today, but in a basketball sense it does. The women tipoff their Final Four tonight, the men tomorrow and by …


Grip on Sports: No one needs to be angry at Russell Wilson but the Seahawks really do need to extend him

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes anger is better fuel in the morning than coffee. But, like the effects of caffeine, it’s better to let the anger dissipate and concentrate …


Grip on Sports: The Mariners will score runs, though holding on to leads might be an adventure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now that the college basketball season is officially done in these parts – no one else is still playing, are they? – we can focus …


Grip on Sports: Today is the best day for a variety of reasons, not all of them coming on a basketball court

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best day of the year deserves more than just some random thoughts. But that’s what the NCAA Tournament, which really begins today, is receiving. …


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: Will the Eagles find a way to earn another NCAA berth tonight?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday morning again. Which means you probably have a lot of fun things planned. Me too. But first we have to get this darn …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars decide to pay now for the last five years instead of waiting any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State made a change in its basketball program leadership yesterday. Bit the $4.2 million artillery shell and fired head coach Ernie Kent. At least …