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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 6:21 a.m.

Ralph Walter: The best way to welcome the football season? Playing our football board game

Loosely based on Coach Mike Leach’s pass-first, shotgun spread offense that has transformed his Washington State Cougars into a perennial bowl team, our simple Air Raid game blends modern football …

UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Ralph Walter: Raising a glass to Hoopfest, Ken Hopkins and 60-year-old knees

Sometimes you have to risk injury – or even worse, ridicule – for the good of the team. In the end, when it comes to Hoopfest, it’s all worth it.

Ralph Walter: With help from an expert, even a knothead can learn to love hiking

Over the years, I’ve given my girlfriend some real duds as gifts – with the exception of last year: An autographed copy of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” co-authored by former …

UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

With $15, you just can’t go wrong in building your own Gonzaga Dream Team

In a never-ending quest to match up the greatest players in Gonzaga basketball history – not to mention find ways to pass the time until the REAL games begin – …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Ralph Walter: With Frisco at stake, there’s no better time to catch Eastern Washington football at the Inferno

For the fourth time since the National Championship run of 2010, Eastern Washington University is just a win away from a return trip to the FCS title game in Frisco, …

Ralph Walter: Deadline pressure takes Gonzaga basketball mania to new heights

As news broke Tuesday afternoon that talented Gonzaga big man Killian Tillie would miss a significant chunk of the season following surgery for an ankle fracture, a sense of Zagony …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Ralph Walter: First stop, ESPN College GameDay – then a ‘remote’ shot at the national title

I was at a wedding reception filled with Washington State University alums Saturday night when news broke that ESPN’s College GameDay was finally coming to Pullman.

Ralph Walter: Don’t be blindsided by our film-inspired football section this year

Last year, we had an obvious hook: the local star power at quarterback. From high schools to colleges and even the Seahawks, the talent was historic. This year proved more …

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: Magic of ‘What if’ keeps SuperSonics in Seattle, gives Gonzaga a football team

“What if?” When it comes to sports, it’s hard to find two words as compelling. And it’s the inspiration behind an occasional new series that we’ll kick off this Sunday …

UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Ralph Walter: Even when it’s bad, golfin’s good in our neighborhood

I know how lucky I am to be living in a place where golf is both amazing and affordable, regardless of how amazing or atrocious the game can sometimes get. …

Walter: New job perfected, you can find me with the Eastern Washington Eagles in Reno

Nearly two weeks have passed since becoming The Spokesman-Review’s new sports editor, and I’ve already made a splash.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

S-R’s Joe Palmquist leaving position as sports editor to become managing editor

Starting Monday, I will vacate the seat I have occupied for the past 13-plus years and move into my new role as this newspaper’s managing editor.

In which tenderfoot Ralph Walter heads to the forest for a Christmas tree

OFFICIALLY LOST, Idaho Panhandle National Forests — I’ve never been the type to hike through a snow-speckled forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Frankly, I’m not really into …

Road to the NCAAs: EWU loss, snow delay test Walters’ home-team verve

O’HARE AIRPORT, CHICAGO – Well, that certainly went well. To recap: My brother Ralph and I had grand plans to zip up and down I-5 watching a weekend of NCAA …

Jess and Ralph Walter: In city of underdogs, EWU and Gonzaga inspire

To recap: my brother Ralph and I had grand plans to zip up and down I-5 watching a weekend of NCAA tournament basketball. First, on Thursday, Ralph would road-trip to …

Walter brothers get double dose of Madness watching Eagles, Bulldogs

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Every road to the NCAA Tournament is a long and winding one. Just look at Gonzaga’s path: 17 years of winning in every gym in America, …