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A Grip on Sports: Friday mornings in the winter are all about the previous night’s college basketball, from Gonzaga to Eastern and in-between

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Around 6 last night, I turned to the person next to me and told them I knew what I would be writing about this morning. …


A Grip on Sports: From football signings to basketball previews, this Thursday is anything but slow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you have time today to read every story we are about to link, congratulations. You are either retired or so financially secure you don’t …


A Grip on Sports: Even back in his Gonzaga days, it was easy to see Gonzales had major league stuff, mainly because it was hard to follow

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As I was slip-sliding around Spokane yesterday – and anyone who was out this morning probably was doing the same – we had some thoughts …


A Grip on Sports: For a short while at the turn of the century, the Seahawks had one of the best offensive line duos in history

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The mind plays tricks on all of us occasionally. What we once saw as mediocre becomes good. The good becomes great. And our memories evolve …


A Grip on Sports: Will Super Bowl loss leave the 49ers with a hangover, as it has seemed to do recently for NFC teams that come up just short?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thankfully, it was a good game. Competitive. Exciting. Tension-filled. Then the Lab ran over the Beagle and ruined everything. What, you thought I was talking …


A Grip on Sports: Deciding who to root for on Super Bowl Sunday is tougher than deciding what to eat … and not nearly as much fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone. (Or is it Merry Super Bowl Sunday? I never know which one is correct.) Hope you have your family gathered …


A Grip on Sports: Is your commemorative Super Bowl mug half-overflowing or half-empty? It’s a question Seahawk fans will be answering for another year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Super Bowl weekend. Remember those back-to-back years when that meant something in this region? It didn’t end well.


Gonzaga to host funeral services for the Rev. Bernard Coughlin in late February; former president will be buried in Spokane

Gonzaga University will hold funeral services for the Rev. Bernard Coughlin, the university’s longest serving president, on campus in late February.


A Grip on Sports: Never take for granted how great college basketball is … and how great it is to be able to watch just about any game you want

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When your Thursday night includes college basketball, is there anyway it is going to be boring? If you answered anything but “no” to that question …


A Grip on Sports: This season’s Cougars seem to be waking up the ghosts of basketball success past

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it about Arizona State, Washington State, Pullman and last-second shots? Oh, and throw in left-handed shooting guards too. A wild-ending happened again last …


A Grip on Sports: We long for the optimism spring training will bring and the way it can cleanse the palate after a hard winter

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Living in the moment is not always easy. There are times when it would be so nice to fast-forward to whatever awaits tomorrow or the …


A Grip on Sports: Sunday’s tragedy reiterates how life has a way of taking unexpected turns

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Not expecting to miss out on the most tragic sports story in years, that’s for sure. But that’s what happened.


A Grip on Sports: Without the NFL on this Sunday, what can we do? There is a seemingly endless list of possibilities and none of them have anything to do with the Pro Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the first Sunday without pro football since September. Which opens a world of possibilities.


A Grip on Sports: It’s Saturday and you know what that means. This time of year it means college basketball from sunup to beyond sundown

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. The weekend. Sports on TV. Sports in person. A good day. The best day of the week? Maybe.


A Grip on Sports: Sorry M’s fans, there is a another year of building for the future ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Jan. 24, so what is on the agenda for today? Baseball, of course. Specifically, the Seattle Mariners, the region’s major league team. And its …


A Grip on Sports: The weather around here may be yucky, but there is relief available on your television set

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it spring yet? No? Well then, why is there golf and tennis all over my television set?


A Grip on Sports: Derek Jeter is headed to the Hall of Fame, as he deserves, though not as a unanimous choice

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Hall of Fame is the oldest of the sports’ halls. Maybe the best, too, but that is probably in the eye of the visitor. …


A Grip on Sports: The Zags messed up their poll ranking by – and we’re not joking – winning two games at home by big margins over good-to-decent teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see how this worked. Team A won two games at home against teams ranked quite a bit higher in the metric the NCAA uses …


A Grip on Sports: The Cougars’ new football coach, Nick Rolovich, already seems to understand the cultural essence of the school’s fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You can have all the press conferences you want. All the orchestrated events or appearances at basketball games and on television shows too. But nothing …


A Grip on Sports: The Beasley Coliseum rafters shook yesterday and they also changed forever

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are reading this, it means you are no spring chicken, as my dad used to say. (Having not grown up on a farm, …


A Grip on Sports: Even a snowstorm won’t keep folks away from today’s huge sporting events in Pullman, Spokane

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Please, Mr. Plow, do a great job on U.S. 195 today. There’s a big event in Pullman this afternoon that we don’t want to miss, …


A Grip on Sports: The podium presentation was impressive, but Nick Rolovich’s introduction at Washington State was just part of an overpowering day in local sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You don’t often have a Friday morning so filled with reports of news, upsets, routs and the like. It’s a cornucopia of sports on a …


A Grip on Sports: From Steve Gleason’s honor to a new football coach and beyond, it’s a busy week for those with WSU connections

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a good week to be a graduate of Washington State University. Or an incoming freshman. At least that’s how it seems from this vantage …


A Grip on Sports: As we herald an arrival in the Palouse, we also mourn a passing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is news. Heck, there is always news. That’s why it’s called, well, news in the first place. Some of it is worth celebrating, some …


What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Nectar celebrates imported beers; Hi Neighbor hosts Zags viewing party

Nectar Beer and Wine (1331 W. Summit Parkway) in Kendall Yards is celebrating imported beers for this edition of its bi-monthly featured beer flight night from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy brews …


A Grip on Sports: Cougars, Chun don’t waste any time in finding their next football coach

A GRIP ON SPORTS • That didn’t take long. Now we all have to learn how to pronounce Nick Rolovich’s name. And scrap “Air Raid” for “Run and Shoot.”


A Grip on Sports: Seahawks make it interesting but the addition of hope just made the eventual loss even worse

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks’ season ended in a typically disappointing way, but at least they put enough pressure on the Packers, and those adjudicating the game, …


A Grip on Sports: It doesn’t look good for the Seahawks in their matchup against Green Bay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There has already been one huge upset in this NFL playoff weekend. Can the Seattle Seahawks post another?


A Grip on Sports: While we wait for WSU to find a new football coach, there is always basketball and the Seahawks to entertain us

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mike Leach is gone. He’s not coming back. WSU athletic director Pat Chun is out looking for his replacement. It may take a while. Or …


A Grip on Sports: Mike Leach has moved on; now WSU, athletic director Pat Chun have to find new leader for football program

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Mike Leach Era has ended at Washington State. The Who-Knows-What-The-Future-Will-Hold Era is up next. And that’s always a little scary. Sort of like wondering …