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Grip on Sports: Every point over the years has built a memory we can call on as the years go by

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are never too busy for a walk down memory lane. Which makes today’s story from prep writer Dave Nichols one of those pieces we …


Grip on Sports: If there is an award for best quarterback in a tough position, we know the winner

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness for Gonzaga basketball. And awards. If not for those related items, there would be nothing to chat about this morning. Or very little. …


Grip on Sports: It’s time for another Super Bowl – and to root for the king to fall from the throne

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Super Bowl Sunday, all caps required. A national uprising – of sorts. It’s the closest thing our nation has these days to a …


Grip on Sports: Sunday is all about football but today still holds the promise of a college basketball upset or two

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you can pull yourself away from the Lakers and the Warriors this evening, you have an opportunity to watch some decent college basketball. Read …


Grip on Sports: After the Huskies visited Spokane in December, we should have known where they would be right now

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the University of Washington traveled across the state early in December and faced then No. 1-ranked Gonzaga, no one knew what the season would …


Grip on Sports: UCLA, BYU bring back memories for local college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Memories are where the present collides with the past. So this morning we are going to invoke some memories of college basketball games past and …


Grip on Sports: There have been few college basketball teams more efficient scoring than this year’s Gonzaga squad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Show me 100 college basketball fans and I’ll show you 98 who love offense. It’s pretty much the same in every sport. And it’s why …


Grip on Sports: The WIAA makes another attempt to bring some balance to high school sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When it comes to high school sports, every school just wants an opportunity to compete. How to ensure it happens is something high school administrators …


Grip on Sports: There’s not an old saying about if you can beat them, then join ‘em but, if there were, EWU’s Gubrud and WSU would fit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it’s the end of January. But a small piece of football news once again holds the promise of remaking Washington State’s football season. Read …


Grip on Sports: If you need a nap today, there is always the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the weekend for exhibition football games. And for getting ready for the final basketball push. Oh, and the calm before the Super Bowl …


Grip on Sports: There may be college basketball on TV from early morning to late at night, but it doesn’t include the local men’s teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get right to it. After all, there are 29 college basketball games on television today. And a college football all-star game. Read on.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga plays as advertised in rout of host Santa Clara

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to imagine Gonzaga playing better than it did last night at Santa Clara. If the Zags do, then the rest of the West …


Grip on Sports: We can always celebrate the weekend starting early around here thanks to college basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The nicest part of college basketball season? The weekend begins on Thursday night. At least around here. Read on.


Grip on Sports: After years and years of waiting, today will be Edgar’s day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are people who had trouble sleeping last night. They tossed and turned. They thought about one thing a lot. They can’t wait until 3 …


Grip on Sports: Sunday’s NFL games will have to do until one comes along with a missed call in overtime

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We were waiting for our dinner last night at a local restaurant. A large group, we were chatting and laughing and having a good time. …


Grip on Sports: It’s another up and down Saturday for area college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about college basketball. Yesterday was the busiest day of the year around the country, with plenty of games around …


Mary Cullinan and Lynn Hickey: Academics and athletics: A powerful partnership for our region

The success of EWU’s football program turns a spotlight on our academic excellence. And, by bringing national attention to our university, athletic success actually adds value to our academic degrees.


Grip on Sports: WSU needs to seize its opportunity tonight with California in town

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s an important night in Pullman. The Washington State Cougars return to Beasley Coliseum and are presented an opportunity. The California Golden Bears are in …


Grip on Sports: Every week sports helps us get over the hump to the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • With those Geico commercials featuring Caleb the Camel running again, maybe it’s time to throw the television in the recycling bin. Wait, no. Maybe it’s …


Grip on Sports: Anyway you look at it, Gonzaga’s basketball programs are among the nation’s best

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Success can be measured in many ways. The won-loss record is the most common, but perception is also part of it. Right now, the Gonzaga …


Grip on Sports: Despite a few dents, Saturday’s sports action was hard to beat

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Saturday night of college basketball action left its mark. Actually, it may have been the college hoops combined with a day of NFL playoffs. …


Grip on Sports: Another great basketball Saturday is headlined by a Gonzaga showdown in San Francisco

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you took all seven days of the week and ranked them, 1-to-7, Saturday would probably be the top seed, right? It’s No. 1 in …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga makes short work of Pacific, Eastern upsets Montana and the night is halfway successful for area college teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thursday was a busy night in college hoops around these parts but, ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition. Half of the area’s Division I teams …


Grip on Sports: Another crowded Thursday night looms as games vie for your attention

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on your agenda for this evening? Planning on watching a little college basketball? Maybe sit at home and peek at the Cougars or the …


Grip on Sports: Clemson runs over Alabama and it was impossible to look away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Usually, I’m not the type of guy who slows down to rubberneck at a gruesome scene. But for some reason last night I couldn’t turn …


Grip on Sports: From the same leading men to a similar plotline, tonight’s championship game could be just another tired sequel – unless something unforeseen pops up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like going to the movies? What would you rather see, a new story, something along the lines of “Vice,” or a sequel like “Toy …


Grip on Sports: With all eyes on Texas, neither Eastern Washington nor Seahawks could see a way to victory

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, wondering if the Seahawks and Eastern Washington could find ways to win playoff games in Texas on Saturday. Neither could. …


Grip on Sports: As college basketball conference play gets underway, Eastern prepares to play in the final FCS game of the season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And we’re off. Every college basketball conference race in the area is underway. Expect some surprises. Read on.


Grip on Sports: College basketball is about ready to take over our nights

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, there is one more college football game remaining. And the NFL playoffs begin this weekend. But if you are not into college basketball today, …


Grip on Sports: The new year starts off with a lot of tough losses, some more important than others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can we really be back to the usual grind already? Yep, we are, though yesterday was unusual enough to force a little different way to …