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A Grip on Sports: It’s another Saturday in college football season, which is fine by itself, but there is also baseball, which adds another dimension

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to cover a little ground on this college football Saturday. So let’s get started.


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to sports’ up-and-down moments, we understand your pain

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Often times folks complain doctors don’t understand how their pain feels because they’ve never experienced whatever ails them. Or a priest can’t give marriage advice …


A Grip on Sports: The sky may be falling, in a sense, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t sports news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often what falls from the sky over powers what happened on the fields and courts, at least in this space. But it did …


A Grip on Sports: Reaction to Mark Few’s comments about new California law fit within today’s narratives

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything these days that can’t be spun in such a way to make a public figure look bad, if that’s your goal? The …


A Grip on Sports: Every sport seems to have some sort of presence in October, which makes weekends pretty fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A weird confluence of American sporting events occurred over the weekend and you might not even have noticed it. Just call it the overlap weekend …


A Grip on Sports: Young Zags and an old story highlight a Cougar-less Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a rare fall Saturday the past couple decades in which we haven’t had to work. Which opened an almost unlimited vista of opportunities on …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what was behind the change, Washington State will have a new look on defense

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was just a few months ago Washington State was celebrating its most successful football season ever. And it was less than a month ago …


A Grip on Sports: The Seahawks, led by Russell Wilson’s exceptional play, had those watching at home hollering at their television sets

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been just less than 80 years since the first televised NFL game, a battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and, get this, the Brooklyn Dodgers. …


A Grip on Sports: It’s time to say goodbye to Denny Humphrey, another friend who shared a love of basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not every morning is a happy one. Sad news delivered late in the evening can impact the next day, that’s for sure. Such is the …


A Grip on Sports: October is here, which means baseball games just mean more (in most places)

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s the best part of October? OK, that’s sort of a trick question because for some of us, it’s our birthday month. But besides that, …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what your opinion, you must admit the new California law could change college athletics forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a new law in California. It concerns collegiate athletes, their name, their likeness and their ability to profit of it. A tempest in …


A Grip on Sports: It may be wet and wild outside, but it’s a fine day to enjoy college football no matter how the overnight hours went

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is it where you are? It is pouring in Spokane. It’s Noah-like rain at the moment. And the wind? Sort of like the type …


A Grip on Sports: No matter how good or bad last weekend’s game was, it’s time for college football fans to begin looking ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s finally Wednesday. Can we finally start looking forward to the weekend’s football games instead of last weekend’s games? Please?


A Grip on Sports: As the powers that be bury their heads in the sand, college football is ripe for a scandal of its own

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There has been a spotlight aimed at corruption in basketball recruiting lately, and it is a good thing. But there is another possible area bubbling …


A Grip on Sports: It not only was a mistake-filled weekend, it was a lost one, as well

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s one thing to watch the local team lose to a better one. It’s another to watch them stumble and bumble their way to a …


A Grip on Sports: Even hours later, WSU and its fans still have to be wondering what happened

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a million ways to start this morning’s column, but in reality there is only one. How in the heck did that happen? And …


Caroline Woodwell: University logos on beer ads send wrong message

Nationwide, universities are increasingly complicit in problems caused by alcohol both during and after graduation.


A Grip on Sports: Gardner Minshew is such a draw in these parts he enticed folks to watch a Thursday night NFL game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no way we are going to watch NFL football on a Thursday night. Nope, no chance. Wait, Gardner Minshew is playing? Where’s the …


A Grip on Sports: From New York to Corvallis and everywhere in between, there is news that hits close to home

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems like a good day to hit a bunch of subjects really quickly. So we will. Welcome to Tuesday. I hope at some point …


A Grip on Sports: Let’s not leap ahead of ourselves but it’s already been a good weekend of college football thanks to Washington State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Welcome to Sunday morning and the NF … wait. It’s only Saturday? My bad. A Friday night Washington State football game has thrown me off …


A Grip on Sports: College football really should leave Friday nights to high schools

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the high school football schedules started to appear on the radar, there was only one game we thought we shouldn’t miss. Then we realized …


A Grip on Sports: Decisions elsewhere have a tendency to rile up fans in other spots - and make them appreciate what they have

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is supposed to be the quiet time of college football’s workweek. It isn’t. All thanks to a couple of major decisions.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

UW, Gonzaga announce plans to expand health sciences with new $60 million building

The University of Washington and Gonzaga University are expanding their health sciences partnership in Spokane after both universities announced they will move several programs to a new $60 million building.


A Grip on Sports: Another playoff chance for the Pac-12 disappeared in a flash this morning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Look, we’re always ready for #Pac12AfterDark. But when Mother Nature gets involved and turns it into #Pac12EarlyMorning, forgetaboutit. Nothing good happens after midnight, except maybe …


A Grip on Sports: We have questions ranging from high school football to the NCAA’s actions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.


A Grip on Sports: Every athlete’s journey is enhanced when family members can come along for the ride

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something about playing in front of your parents. The special nature of the experience starts at a young age, continues through middle and …


Building their dream home: North Spokane family is DIY’ing together

A north Spokane family has taken on do-it-yourself projects one at a time, working together toward what they visualize as a dream home. Even the kids help out a bit.


A Grip on Sports: It may have been a new season, but last night’s college football games on TV seemed a bit like reruns

A GRIP ON SPORTS • About 6:30 last night, I began to wonder if 2019 had just been a mirage. If it was actually still 2018. Then I realized, no, …


A Grip on Sports: The long wait is over as the S-R’s annual football section is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is your Thursday going? You know college football really gets going tonight, right? And that the Seahawks finish out the preseason? So you already …


A Grip on Sports: Everyone does it, but is wagering on football a good bet?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the easiest questions to answer during football season is also one of the most common. Wanna bet? If you look at the amount …