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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: 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: Yes, college hoops dominates tonight but there is also a bit of baseball news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College basketball is back in the area tonight, though there is a bit too much for one person to see it all. Such is the …


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to sports, Saturday showed the Great Divide is not a geographic term

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching a few sporting events Saturday, we realized there is a great divide in this country. A wide one. And it has nothing to …


A Grip on Sports: The basketball weekend is off to a great start, highlighted by a monster dunk in Cheney

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not hard to understand why Gonzaga and Arizona are playing tonight. The two best West Coast (sort of) schools meeting in Tucson is a …


A Grip on Sports: Yes, Tiger Woods is doing double duty at the Presidents Cup, just like you may have to watching sports this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans this weekend? Besides Christmas shopping, I mean. In an unrelated note, I am an XXL but hopeful of being an XL …


A Grip on Sports: Money not only talks, it entices players to walk to new locales

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Never underestimate the power of a dollar. Well, a few million of them at least. In baseball, home is where the wallet is.


A Grip on Sports: Bowl games are coming, sure, but the next week is about restocking rosters

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you think college football coaches are spending all their time getting ready for their team’s bowl game right now, you are stuck in the …


A Grip on Sports: With Oregon’s 37-15 Pac-12 title game win, the conference will miss out on a playoff berth once more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was all there for the taking. Again. Utah, one win from a more-than-likely College Football Playoff berth, took the rain-covered grass in Santa Clara …


A Grip on Sports: WSU’s soccer program travels a road rarely traversed by Cougars – or anyone else

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often around these parts we have an NCAA Final Four team in any sport. But there is one this year. It’s in the …


A Grip on Sports: The snow has yet to arrive but college basketball certainly has

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When James Naismith invented basketball, he was looking for a sport to keep young men busy and healthy during the cold winter months. It’s no …


A Grip on Sports: Sometimes how they do it is hard to stomach but this year’s Seahawks nearly always find a way to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tums sales are up in the Northwest. We’re sure of it. How could they not be? Even when the Seahawks win, they give their fan …


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: 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: 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: 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: 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: As Daylight Savings ends, college basketball season begins

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday. You know what starts up this weekend? Yep, college basketball gets a move on as we turn our clocks back an hour.


A Grip on Sports: Money matters in everything, including college football and coaching

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is football all that important to a college campus? Is it so important that a person who is the highest-paid employee in a state is …


A Grip on Sports: On a crowded night, the World Series takes center stage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a question going around the Interweb right now. It is, like many online questions, actually a joke. “What are the only two major …


A Grip on Sports: From Killian Tillie to prep football, there is a lot to cover on this Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s another crowded Thursday, so let’s get right to it. From Zags to Cougars to Eagles to preps, there is a lot to cover.


A Grip on Sports: With the Nationals headed to the World Series, the Mariners are the only franchise still outside looking in

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, it’s October. Late October in fact. And we are going to discus Mariners’ baseball. It’s important.


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: 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 have been cold outside, but watching the Seahawks roll over Arizona warmed Northwest fans at least a bit

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did anyone else look outside yesterday about 2 p.m. and wonder if the calendar was lying and it was really mid-December? And then turn back …


A Grip on Sports: From Colorado to Cheney and spots in-between, it was an interesting – and weather-bitten – day of college football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • On a day when we realized we are pretty close to being a college football player, we offer some Sunday morning thoughts. And a whole …