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A Grip on Sports: A couple of local high school stars, and college standouts, part of the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s about time. Adam Morrison, who helped change Gonzaga’s basketball trajectory nationally, and Brad Walker, the U-Hi graduate whose pole-vaulting trajectory was unmatched in this …


A Grip on Sports: As NCAA continues to grapple with NIL issue, it gives some ground – and tries to grab even more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you study college athletics’ history, you will soon discover getting paid to play has its roots deeply in every school’s lore. The idea players …


A Grip on Sports: Baseball is throwing around a lot of ideas to get the season up and running when the pandemic eases

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball players want to start playing. Baseball management wants playing to start. Baseball fans just want something to start. That’s why any plan floated by …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

WSU, Gonzaga, Whitworth plan to reopen campuses this fall

Colleges and universities in the Inland Northwest are making tentative plans to resume face-to-face instruction after spring courses were moved online due to COVID-19.


A Grip on Sports: Over the years, Spokane has turned out some all-time great boys high school basketball players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the fun parts of social media – as opposed to the ugly aspects deplored by everyone – is its ability to tap into …


A Grip on Sports: For the second consecutive year, Gonzaga’s Petrusev explores his professional options

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A couple of stories in today’s Spokesman-Review sports section caught my eye. We have some thoughts. That’s our job. Well, have them and then share …


A Grip on Sports: The NFL Draft is reliable in one way as every team is always happy with their selections

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No need to worry. The Seahawks filled every need they had over the weekend. Seven rounds of the draft and now they are ready to …


A Grip on Sports: Any change related to football and its revenues will have repercussions for other collegiate sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Being on the tail end of the Boomer era, we understand the hatred of all things that generation brings. Heck, we hated a lot the …


A Grip on Sports: Seahawks pull the biggest surprise on a surprisingly glitch-free first night of the NFL Draft

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, the NFL Draft doesn’t include any actual competition. You know, the one-on-one or team matchups that fuel sports. But it did include twists. Plot …


A Grip on Sports: Live sports are back, even if it the NFL Draft isn’t really live and it isn’t really the same

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Once a year football fans in the Pacific Northwest turn off their work computer, jump into their car and race home, all to be in …


UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Washington, Idaho colleges to receive $281 million from federal stimulus package

At least half of that money will go directly to students in the form of emergency grants to help with tuition, child care, technology and other needs. Schools will have …


UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Spokane advocates condemn Trump’s order suspending immigration

Those helping immigrants in the Spokane area with legal and financial concerns on Tuesday said President Donald Trump’s order suspending entry into the country was misguided and continued to spread …


A Grip on Sports: Today’s topics include an original Seahawk passing on, a falcon passing through and money issues in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it is better when there is one subject that dominates the sports news cycle. That will happen this weekend when professional football reloads its …


A Grip on Sports: Maybe this ESPN documentary will really be Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Dance’ but we’re guessing not

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a little ground to cover today, including a look at where Michael Jordan ranks among the pantheon of NBA greats. Why would we …


A Grip on Sports: Money issues are at the root of most college athletic department’s worries these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one school of thought the answer to every question in sports is money. It’s hard to argue.


A Grip on Sports: There are still people out there who deserve a pat on the back, so today we highlight some of them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For this Friday, we’ve decided to praise some people. Weird, I know. But what the heck. It’s a good day to do it.


A Grip on Sports: With little in the way of normal these days, traditions have to adapt – including Hoopfest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A normal day isn’t normal anymore, is it? In lots of little (and big) ways, what we used to do every year has been washed …


A Grip on Sports: Once again the Spokane School District’s board is about to head the wrong direction on stadium issue

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Many movies helped shape who I am today, but none more so than “Cool Hand Luke.” One scene in particular.


A Grip on Sports: Spring still has a couple months to go, so maybe there will still be time to get to our favorite local outdoor adventures

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is your favorite spring activity? When the snow melts and the sun re-appears, what draws you outside in April? And what are you missing …


A Grip on Sports: There is nothing new to cheer on these days, but we can still watch the stars of yesteryear play

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Easter is over. The next big date on the calendar is Wednesday. Tax day. And then? Next on the agenda is planting the tomatoes.


A Grip on Sports: Even an Easter egg hunt would qualify as competition these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is Easter Sunday. Hopefully, you were able to hold the annual egg-finding competition in your front yard. Any type of competition is a good …


A Grip on Sports: The Masters is on hiatus this April, but that doesn’t stop us from remembering a few from Aprils past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What would you be doing today if the world were normal on this 11th of April? (That’s somewhat of a rhetorical question, asked only to …


A Grip on Sports: Aren’t we past the time when folks would actually argue about national championships? Guess not

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the reasons we strive to be here every day is to help you remember what day it is. So we’ll do that today. …


A Grip on Sports: When will sporting events return? Not anytime soon, it seems

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We would love to share some good news about live sporting events. Truly. But that’s not what we have today. In fact, we are going …


A Grip on Sports: College basketball has four seasons these days, though most of them run together a bit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Too much to do today. Too little time. Let’s see what’s on the schedule: Trash has to go out, recycling too; lawn needs fertilizing; dishwasher …


A Grip on Sports: The posters on the walls may become torn and tattered, but the memories of the heroes of our youth never end

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems we’ve been running a lot of appreciations of great athletes who have died recently. Today is different. Today is more personal.


A Grip on Sports: A farewell to a record holder and another major event lost to the pandemic

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One thing most of us do on Monday mornings, I’m sure, is take a quick look at the week ahead. Virtual meetings to avoid, tasks …


A Grip on Sports: As we close in on four decades around here, it’s fun to reflect on our links to the area

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to know something funny? The first time I actually saw snow come from the sky happened 37 years ago this month. That’s when I …


A Grip on Sports: Spokane’s media landscape takes another hit with the end of the Patchin and Lukens sports-talk radio show

A GRIP ON SPORTS • An era ended in Spokane last night. Not with a whimper or a bang. Just a couple of heartfelt goodbyes. The plug was pulled at …


Gonzaga postpones graduation ceremonies to September due to COVID-19 pandemic

Gonzaga University announced Friday it is postponing graduation ceremonies normally held at the beginning of May during Mother’s Day weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.