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Sunday, November 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Grip on Sports: Today is a day of celebration, no matter what school everyone picks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s national signing day for college football. If you are not a fan of college football then we advise staying off of social media today. …


Grip on Sports: It’s hard to see clearly if Gonzaga is the nation’s top college basketball team

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when a bunch of old guys gathered in a back room somewhere, smoked a few cigars, made awful comments about others …


Grip on Sports: Old is a relative term, especially in the world of tennis

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about a Gonzaga rout, among other things. Here we are 48 hours later and the subject is still valid. …


Grip on Sports: Our area has a connection tonight to more than one Final Four contender

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often we can write about Inland Northwest college basketball and mention two Final Four competitors. But that’s the case today. And one of …


Grip on Sports: College basketball’s night of upsets opens the door for Gonzaga to ascend to the top of the polls

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As last night wore on, college basketball’s upsets just kept coming. No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Kansas and then No. 4 Kentucky all lost. Three …


Grip on Sports: EWU’s new head football coach has the best Eastern pedigree of anyone to ever take the position

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Eastern Washington University has a new football coach. It’s Aaron Best. His is a familiar face around the Eagles’ offices. Is that a good thing …


Grip on Sports: This Saturday isn’t all that packed, sports-wise, but with Zags, Cougars, Eagles and others, there is still plenty

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If your Saturday isn’t jam-packed, then you are probably doing it wrong. Or right. Maybe the best way to enjoy a weekend is to not …


Grip on Sports: Martinez won’t make the Hall this year, but he’ll get close

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today Edgar Martinez will watch the baseball Hall of Fame voting announcement. For the eighth consecutive year, he won’t earn the needed 75 percent for …


Grip on Sports: Any top 25 matchup is big but Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s is especially so

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a matchup in Spokane tonight pitting two of college basketball’s top 25 teams and, no matter who is participating, such an occurrence will …


Grip on Sports: Sometimes you win two and sometimes you lose two

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When there are four Division I basketball teams in one geographical area, it’s pretty common to have a night filled with ups and downs. It’s …


Grip on Sports: A cold winter night turned hot thanks to Wiley, Von Hofe and Williams-Goss

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This will not come as a surprise to anyone in the Inland Northwest who has left their house in the past 48 hours, but it’s …


Grip on Sports: The snow gives us all an excuse to watch football on TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of my favorite Christmas carols, “Let it Snow,” plays through the end credits in one of my favorite Christmas-set movies. I like the thought, …


Grip on Sports: Vandals stand up to CSU and blow past Rams in Boise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas and all through Boise, Vandals were stirring. Partying, really. And why the heck not? …


Grip on Sports: Do college sporting events mean anything and other existential questions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A college football player announced a personal decision about 24 hours ago and it immediately made me think of the meaning of words. Words like …


Grip on Sports: More drama as Seahawks win West but lose their cool

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have a couple questions for you. Who was that lime green team playing at CenturyLink last night? Oh, there’s Richard Sherman yelling at someone …


Grip on Sports: Today is one of the days your college football team gets better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we wrote about one of the December college football traditions: awards. Today we delve into another couple: transfers and recruiting. Read on.


Grip on Sports: The mystery of WSU’s All-American Cody O’Connell is hard to unravel

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas is just around the corner. There is enough snow on the ground to give the area a winter feel. And it’s going to get …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks played like a bunch of Gump yesterday in Green Bay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If life is still like a box of chocolates, then all Seahawk fans got yesterday was stale, raisin-filled, spit-them-out waxy candies. They played as poorly …


Big crowd greets MLS champion Sounders on return to Seattle

The MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders arrived home to a big crowd of fans in “rave green” following their dramatic victory over Toronto FC on penalty kicks.


Grip on Sports: EWU, Gonzaga, Sounders all win; what more could anyone want?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of those Sundays with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. From Toronto to Tacoma, from Cheney to …


Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …


Grip on Sports: Christmas has a tendency to get in the way of games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning to a white Christmas look. Luckily, I don’t have to drive anywhere for a while. So it’s easy to say “let …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga exposes Washington’s flaws and may have changed the look of the ‘rivalry’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re back, and really looking forward to the next Gonzaga game. Yep, the Zips of Akron are coming to Spokane on Saturday. It has to …


Grip on Sports: Winning teams attract the most interesting ‘long-time’ fans

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you know somebody here in town that is all in with the University of Washington this year? That you didn’t know was a Husky …


Grip on Sports: What’s the word on the street about the M’s, Seahawks and Gonzaga?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column is brought to you by the letter “W.” As in baseball’s winter meetings. As in where do the Seahawks go from here? And …


Grip on Sports: Seahawks’ win comes with a big loss

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often such joy can be tempered with such abject sadness. But such was the case last night as the Seahawks routed the Carolina …


Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role

GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …


Grip on Sports: A lot is riding on the Pac-12 championship game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The preliminaries are over. The flotsam out of the way. It’s time for the real deal. The big game. Well, make that the big games. …


Grip on Sports: Yes, the WSU Cougars won a basketball game last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you only read headlines, there are a few today that don’t tell you the whole story. Or might even qualify for the newest rage: …


Grip on Sports: Mariners are once again saying goodbye to the old guy’s players

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Ever stare at a blank computer screen and wonder what you’re going to fill it with? Me neither. Except about every other day. Luckily for …