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A Grip on Sports: The basketball weekend is off to a great start, highlighted by a monster dunk in Cheney

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not hard to understand why Gonzaga and Arizona are playing tonight. The two best West Coast (sort of) schools meeting in Tucson is a …


A Grip on Sports: Yes, Tiger Woods is doing double duty at the Presidents Cup, just like you may have to watching sports this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans this weekend? Besides Christmas shopping, I mean. In an unrelated note, I am an XXL but hopeful of being an XL …


A Grip on Sports: Money not only talks, it entices players to walk to new locales

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Never underestimate the power of a dollar. Well, a few million of them at least. In baseball, home is where the wallet is.


The Academy’s transformation to student rental units is complete

The Academy, a residential building near Gonzaga University that used to be an assisted- senior living facility, is seeking applications for student rental units available in August 2020.


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: 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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Students evacuated from 3 Gonzaga dorms allowed back inside

A construction crew struck a gas line Friday morning, forcing the evacuation of three dorms at Gonzaga University, KHQ reported.


A Grip on Sports: WSU’s soccer program travels a road rarely traversed by Cougars – or anyone else

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often around these parts we have an NCAA Final Four team in any sport. But there is one this year. It’s in the …


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: Sometimes how they do it is hard to stomach but this year’s Seahawks nearly always find a way to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tums sales are up in the Northwest. We’re sure of it. How could they not be? Even when the Seahawks win, they give their fan …


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: It wasn’t an Apple Cup to remember for Washington State, except in ways no one would ever want

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What a day for Washington State athletics, right? The soccer team is on its way to the College Cup Final Four next week after upsetting …


A Grip on Sports: Can Mike Leach point the way to a Cougar win in today’s Apple Cup?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Black Friday. Or, as Cougar fans have called it for the past six years, Black Friday. The connotation is a bit different, however, as …


A Grip on Sports: Thankful about sports? Us too, as well as being thankful for your loyalty

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a lot for which Americans have to thank Abraham Lincoln. Today, Thanksgiving, is just one of them. But the most tasty, that’s for …


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: Winning on the road might be the best feeling in college hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything worse in college sports than paying someone to come to your school to play and then losing to said school? Sure there …


A Grip on Sports: The screen may have been small, but it was easy to see Sunday Gonzaga’s women are going to come up big again this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I took this little round Panasonic TV to college in 1974, mainly because it was hanging around the house and no one wanted it. It …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Michael Czerny, Gonzaga alumnus and Jesuit, appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis

The 1968 graduate of Gonzaga University traveled to Central America during the Salvadoran civil war. He’ll address migrant issues within the Catholic Church as Under-Secretary of the Migrants and Refugees …


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 …