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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 …


A Grip on Sports: There is a quiet buzzing with Gonzaga and some loud ringing in Pullman as Saturday arrives

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter if you are looking back – at Gonzaga’s rout of Texas A&M in hoops – or ahead – to the Cougars’ football matchup …


A Grip on Sports: If you are looking for the Gonzaga game tonight, we have help for your search

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to know what will the most asked question in Spokane today? It’s simple. “What number is the SEC Network?” As with just about every …


A Grip on Sports: No matter what food you like to pair with your Thursday, it’s comforting to know the football weekend isn’t that far away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you ever wondered which day is the hardest to come up with a main subject in the online column world, it’s Thursday. Always Thursday. …


A Grip on Sports: Can the Cougars fight back from their recent losses, win two more games and head to another bowl?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are warning signs for almost everything, you know. You just have to be able to read them. Then again, at times it’s also easy …


A Grip on Sports: Clowney, Wilson help Seahawks answer any questions in overtime win over San Francisco

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yeah. Wondering if the Seahawks could hang with the undefeated 49ers in Santa Clara? Well, we know the answer to that, …


A Grip on Sports: It’s OK to miss a lot following your local college football team, but it’s better when it wins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the sun sets on one college season, it’s rising on another. And that’s a little disconcerting – and tiring.


A Grip on Sports: Sure, there are college basketball games today, but football isn’t ready to yield the spotlight for a while

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everyone ready for Saturday’s huge college football games? And for Alabama vs. LSU? Or Minnesota facing Penn State? It’s that type of day, what with …


A Grip on Sports: For one night anyway, the Cougars show Kyle Smith isn’t afraid to dig deep to earn a win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You might have heard some creaking late last night. Some shuffling of boxes. Maybe a “where is that darn thing” or two. If you were …


A Grip on Sports: As Washington State begins its basketball season, don’t ever forget it can take a while to change a program

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see. It’s Thursday, right? Is “Cheers” still on? Of course not. Even if it were, it would probably be on Netflix or Hulu and …


A Grip on Sports: Opening night can lead to some jitters – especially for college basketball fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No subject pops out this morning as being one of those crucial, must-cover themes of the day. Unless, maybe, it’s the possible angst among local …


A Grip on Sports: Election Day is a key benchmark … It’s when college hoops kicks in for real

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a few thoughts on this election day that have nothing whatsoever to do with any candidates or issues. However, if you didn’t get …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Gonzaga women anxious for D-I action against Cal State Bakersfield

It was a little too quiet Monday afternoon as the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice in the Volkar Center. The Zags were two days removed from a 60-point exhibition …


A Grip on Sports: Russell Wilson is the difference between winning and, well, anything else, for the Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a whole bunch of reasons why it’s easy to dismiss the Seahawks as pretenders for the NFL title this season. And only one …


A Grip on Sports: Saturday’s local college football results brought a lot of smiles

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were three college football games in the area Saturday. And the three local teams all won fairly easily. Today, the regional professional football team …


A Grip on Sports: You could spend your Saturday flying around the Inland Northwest watching college football, but you would probably have to actually fly

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to watch all the area’s college football teams today? Even with the Cougars taking the weekend off, you would need a really tricked up …