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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

TV Take: Defensive debacles continue for Washington State as Cougars remain winless in Pac-12 play

It had been two weeks, two eventful weeks, since Washington State had been on the football field. The Cougars returned Saturday afternoon with another road game against a ranked opponent.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 12:02 a.m.

TV Take: Tyler Huntley, defense leave Utah fans dancing in the rain after dominant victory over Washington State

Thunder. Lightning. Rain. And a dominating Utah defense. All were part of Fox Sports 1’s Saturday night broadcast from Salt Lake City that also included Washington State, if only peripherally.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 12:12 a.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew a witness to Washington State’s improbable loss to UCLA

The definition of #Pac-12AfterDark? It showed up Saturday night in Martin Stadium as UCLA rallied from down 32 points behind sophomore Dorian Thompson-Robinson for a 67-63 win in a game …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 11:50 p.m.

TV Take: In battle billed as Air Raid masterclass, defense the difference in Washington State win over Houston

It was billed as a matchup of the earliest proponents of the Air Raid offense. Mike Leach, the mentor, versus Dana Holgorsen, his former player and assistant coach.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast quality, not Washington State’s play, leaves fans scratching their heads in Cougars’ rout of Northern Colorado

The second time around, it didn’t seem as easy for Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019, 11:53 p.m.

3 takes from Washington State’s 58-7 victory over New Mexico State

Anthony Gordon’s performance, strong second-half defense and getting Max Borghi the football stood out in the Cougars’ win over the Aggies


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Just for fun, let’s get positive about the Mariners’ future

No matter how you work the calculator, crunch the numbers or even invent a new metric to judge, 2019 will be one of the Mariners’ least successful seasons.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:52 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Kyle Seager lurking around ‘Mendoza Line’ not a good sign for Mariners

It happened 40 years ago. Bruce Bochte and Tom Paciorek noticed an odd statistical note popping up on the Kingdome scoreboard every time Mario Mendoza stepped to the plate.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 6:49 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Baseball must find a way to avoid becoming irrelevant in sports-culture landscape

The past, at least the past almost two decades, haven’t been kind to the Seattle Mariners. The present isn’t much better, what with their under .500 record and public proclamations …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Oh, what a relief it isn’t for Mariners

Before the season began, general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted he was rebuilding Seattle’s roster. He even admitted the M’s were taking a step back, in hopes of becoming successful down …


Grip on Sports: Many things have changed in the past 100 years, but the Kentucky Derby is still one of the biggest events in sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If time travel really were possible, a sports fan who lived 100 years ago might find today’s sporting world awfully odd. Even if he or …


Out of Right Field: Three Mariners fans weigh in on if Seattle’s hot start will last into the summer

But is this unexpected spurt out of the gate something substantive or is it more like the smoke that whiffs over T-Mobile Park’s left field whenever the garlic fries burn?


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Change has been a good thing on the field, in the TV booth early on for the Mariners

Most everyone was pleasantly surprised by the Mariners’ 7-1 start to a season even general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted would be “a step back.” But that doesn’t compare to turning …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga left to wonder what could have been after Texas Tech clamps down on Zags’ Final Four hopes

Going into the Elite Eight matchup between the nation’s most efficient offensive team, Gonzaga, and the nation’s most efficient defensive squad, Texas Tech, there was an easy narrative to latch …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

TV Take: Analysts on point, officials off the mark as Gonzaga fends off Florida State to reach Elite Eight

Last year, Florida State locked down Gonzaga’s offense and won by 15. Thursday night in Anaheim, Mark Few’s team turned the tables, winning 72-58 to head to the Elite Eight …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Vince Grippi: 3 thoughts from Fairleigh Dickinson’s 82-76 NCAA Tournament victory over Prairie View A&M

The Knights move on to face top-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Salt Lake City


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

TV Take: P.J. Carlesimo joins ranks of ESPN broadcasters in awe of Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura

If February comes in like a pack of rabid hyenas, it goes out like a lion. A regal, ancient lion. So it may be appropriate the final day of February …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga provides plenty of fireworks in home finale against BYU

When ESPN broadcasts Gonzaga basketball games, there are a few things you can count on.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

TV Take: KHQ crew bids adieu for season as Gonzaga handles Pepperdine

Senior Night doesn’t come for the second-ranked Gonzaga basketball team until Saturday. But, in a sense, it came for the KHQ broadcast crew Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: Bill Walton’s love of Gonzaga on display again in hard-fought victory over San Diego

Yes, Bill Walton is enamored with just about everyone who has ever played college basketball, but he seems especially smitten with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga nearly snoozes through wake-up call in win at Loyola Marymount

Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s dismantling of Saint Mary’s leaves ESPN2 crew dreaming of the finer things in life

The way Gonzaga has been playing lately, it was a good thing Sean Farnham was in Spokane to broadcast the Saint Mary’s game for ESPN2.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga again passes San Francisco’s physical test to remain unbeaten in WCC play

The first two games between fourth-ranked Gonzaga and the University of San Francisco haven’t been within single digits. Close, maybe not, but intense? That’s for sure.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

TV Take: Senior-led San Diego puts up fight, but falls short of earning first McCarthey Athletic Center victory

The University of San Diego men’s basketball team has never won a game in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

TV Take: Familiar face guides fans through Gonzaga’s thumping of BYU

Most times Gonzaga appears on an ESPN network, the analyst informing the viewer about the Bulldogs, this year and in the past, have little to no connection to one of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: No road woes for No. 4 Gonzaga in rout of Santa Clara

Early in Gonzaga’s blowout win over host Santa Clara on Thursday night, the SWX broadcast flashed a graphic on the screen. It listed the four schools that had ever won …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

TV Take: Pregame premonition rings true as Gonzaga powers past Portland to remain perfect in WCC play

Tom Glasgow deserves some points for honesty. The veteran broadcaster, who handled the play-by-play chores on Saturday night’s Gonzaga contest, shown on KAYU in the Spokane area, was blunt before …