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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

NIC names Bobby Lee athletic director

After an extensive nationwide search, North Idaho College has announced the hiring of Robert (Bobby) Lee as the new Athletics Director.


A Grip on Sports: There’s nothing scary about college basketball season except, maybe, there is too much in the way of sweet stories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We know how today will end, with hands full of candy bars as Spider-men and Wonder Women skip through the neighborhood, almost indecipherable under layers …


A Grip on Sports: The weekend shouldn’t just be packed with yard work when there is so much to enjoy on your TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Satchel Paige used to say, looking ahead is better than looking back. Or something like that. Satch must have been a football fan on …


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: 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: We can celebrate every Wednesday this time of year because we are that much closer to a football weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to get rolling toward the weekend. Next stop: Fun Town.


A Grip on Sports: A new-look Gonzaga roster will face a back-loaded WCC schedule next season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When is it too early to start talking about the next college basketball season? The answer to that question is simple: never.


A Grip on Sports: A new face at UI, a new problem at NIC and an old friend rocks the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. It’s a good time to take a quick spin around the dial, to use an ancient term made irrelevant by electronics, remotes …


A Grip on Sports: It may not be about the toons anymore, but Saturdays are still special no matter your age

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Those of us a certain age remember Saturday mornings as the be-all and end-all of kid-dom. No school on the horizon. Bugs Bunny and Underdog …


A Grip on Sports: Can the weekend get here quickly please?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another week of work begins. And it will probably take forever to finish. Anticipation of the weekend makes Monday through Friday move all that much …


Former NIC wrestling coach files tort claim seeking damages for ouster

The former wrestling coach at North Idaho College has filed a tort claim seeking damages from the school for how it handled his dismissal earlier this year from one of …


Grip on Sports: As the high school sports year wraps up this weekend, there will be many different types of precipitation

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is it. The final weekend of high school sports in the state of Washington. The end for the school year. Which means it will …


Grip on Sports: The schools in the Pac-12 are falling further behind their peers financially as the conference’s commissioner earns a raise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Pac-12 decided to share its financial information with everyone yesterday and, while the transparency is appreciated, the idea the conference’s commissioner is making more …


Grip on Sports: If you want to single out one dominating performance this weekend, you don’t have to look any further than the PGA

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness the PGA Championship was switched to May. If it wasn’t, then Brooks Koepka’s dominating performance wouldn’t be overshadowed by, say, the NBA playoffs …


Grip on Sports: There’s more than one way to keep up with big sporting events

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Doing a bit of driving today, which means the radio in the car will be on. You know what will be quietly entertaining us through …


North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound

The former site of the Aryan Nations compound near Hayden Lake will soon be put up for sale. The North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 20-acre property …


Racist propaganda targets diversity event at North Idaho College

Postcards and flyers espousing racist conspiracy theories were distributed at North Idaho College and at least one nearby neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene, with some materials targeting the college’s fourth annual …


Grip on Sports: No matter what happens in the future, Tiger Woods’ Sunday at Augusta will live on in his fans’ memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, watching Tiger Woods compete at the Masters. And wondering if there will ever be a more iconic color to pair …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

North Idaho College launches commercial trucking program

The school’s partnership with Drive509 enables students to meet commercial driver’s license requirements in both Washington and Idaho, according to a news release.


Grip on Sports: Yes, Gonzaga is the NCAA focus in Spokane, but there is a lot more to pick from – and to pick against

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Filled out your bracket yet? If the answer is no, why the heck not? If it is yes, how far do you have Gonzaga going? …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga learns its NCAA fate this afternoon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Their place in the tournament has been locked in since their tournament win in Hawaii, more than likely. But this afternoon the Gonzaga Bulldogs discover …


Grip on Sports: The Cougars decide to pay now for the last five years instead of waiting any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State made a change in its basketball program leadership yesterday. Bit the $4.2 million artillery shell and fired head coach Ernie Kent. At least …


Grip on Sports: Daylight saving time is coming, so maybe now the snow can melt

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans for the weekend? Do they include any basketball? Or is a marvelous movie on the horizon? Read on.


Grip on Sports: Now you know March is really here – postseason college basketball tournaments are beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • And so it begins. If you were flipping around the dial last night, you may have seen snippets – or full games ­– from the …


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 basketball just doesn’t have the same excitement it had for years and years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I’m not sure why Pac-12 basketball is so down this season. But I am sure about one thing: It doesn’t hold my interest like it …


Grip on Sports: High school basketball is over, but that’s just the beginning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, basketball season. Not to be confused with baseball season or soccer season or anything else right now. Especially at the …


Grip on Sports: Thank goodness February is over – and it’s ending the right way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the last day of February, the shortest, and longest, month of the year. Tomorrow we begin March, which is appropriately named because it …


Grip on Sports: If you love basketball, this is the right time of the year for you

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we took a respite from college hoops and talked baseball instead. That was yesterday. Today is different. Read on.


Grip on Sports: No it’s not spring yet, unless you are referring to spring training and a player who is in ‘the best shape of his life’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is more than a foot of snow in the backyard. The sun has spent most of February hiding behind an offensive line of clouds. …


Grip on Sports: With latest revelations, Larry Scott’s won/loss record is starting to tilt heavily the wrong way

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will there be a change in management at the Pac-12 Conference in the near future? Only if money matters to those who run the place. …