Stories tagged: Gonzaga
Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: It seems like forever, but it hasn’t been that long since college football dominated our Saturdays … Yes it has
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What was it Jerry Ford said back in the day? Something about a national nightmare being over? That’s how many of us feel every year, …
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 7:42 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The lost art of keeping score can help ensure a case of mistaken identity doesn’t end in tears
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days I feel a bit like Indiana Jones. Digging through boxes of items in my office, occasionally I’ll run across one of …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where did the week go? As far as I can remember, it was Sunday about three hours ago. And here it is, Thursday already. For …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 8:10 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When is it too early to start talking about the next college basketball season? The answer to that question is simple: never.
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday would have been a perfect day for the NFL to open its season. At least in Spokane. It was raining so hard at my …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: It may not be about the toons anymore, but Saturdays are still special no matter your age
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Those of us a certain age remember Saturday mornings as the be-all and end-all of kid-dom. No school on the horizon. Bugs Bunny and Underdog …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:28 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you had told your neighbor as you ran into each other at the mailbox Thursday afternoon you thought Paxton Lynch would be key for …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
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Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Will you know half the names playing in tonight’s Seahawks’ exhibition? Don’t bet on it
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Does it seem to you August is just flying by, or is that just the view from here? Maybe it’s the heat, as much of …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The journey WSU’s football program has taken the past decade towers over the Palouse
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Driving south on U.S. Highway 195 is something akin to taking a trip back in time. The wheat fields that line both sides look no …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Asking questions about football’s popularity is a little like asking about the chicken or the egg
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column will start with a question, somewhat rhetorical in nature but also meant to elicit a response. Are you a football fan? We mean …
Tue., July 30, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a few questions for you this morning, but we will start with this one: Is lawn maintenance a competitive sport?
Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A quick question. Are summer weekends better for sports than winter ones? Or vice-versa? Maybe the best way to answer that question is six months …
Wed., July 24, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: From predictions to awards and everywhere else in-between, Pac-12 football media day tells us how close the season really is
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football season hasn’t officially begun, but the hype for the 2019 season is in full trot. Today in Hollywood, the Pac-12 fires its opening …
Tue., July 23, 2019, 7:21 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: This year’s Mariners are all bark and no bite, giving us a lot of free time in the evenings
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are you reading this summer? Any titillating paperbacks? Any mesmerizing novels on your iPad? Anything sports related? After all, you must have free time. …
Sat., July 20, 2019, 7:16 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Mike Leake nearly turned in a perfect performance in the midst of the Mariners’ less-than-perfect season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Perfection is hard to come by. Almost impossible, as Mike Leake found out to open the ninth inning Friday night.
Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: When running down British Open TV coverage is tougher than finding Rory McIIlroy’s lost ball, it’s a bad day
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what is easy? Watching sports at home on your personal television. You know what isn’t easy? Watching sports while traveling either on your …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where has the month of July gone? You blink for a moment and it’s more than halfway done. And with it goes our chances to …
Wed., July 17, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love golf, this is a good week for you. Even if your love goes no further than infatuation with local courses.
Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Once again, Eastern Washington is expected to finish atop the Big Sky Conference football standings
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we hardly knew you. But, sadly, we have to say goodbye. Fall is unofficially here. How do we know? A local conference held the …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: For once, the hype actually was exceeded by an epic reality as Djokovic outlasts Federer
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s rare that a commotion on Twitter gets me interested in what’s happening in a sporting event. But yesterday morning the tweets were blazing around …
Sun., July 14, 2019, 7:04 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: If only the Mariners’ record was a mirror image of reality, we could be looking forward to the rest of the season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We arose early enough to watch the men’s final from Wimbledon. But there is too much to get done for that. Nope, we have to …
Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:51 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: A teary tribute, a longtime rivalry and a world record highlight a eclectic day in sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see, what’s going on? How about a incredibly emotional no-hitter? And a couple of other interesting thoughts, from salaries to a fast runner.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …
Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:47 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Bouton changed the way a lot of people looked at baseball – and made them laugh at the same time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jim Bouton didn’t put much of a mark on baseball as a pitcher, winning 62 games in 10 big league seasons. But he changed the …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere
A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …
Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:06 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Observing college basketball over the years, there were certain players on the various local teams we were sure would end up coaches. Sometimes we were …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer is officially in full swing. The Fourth of July holiday is in the rearview mirror and the only thing standing between us and football …
Sun., July 7, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The most anticipated sporting event of the day may be over before you even read this. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.