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A Grip on Sports: The most-accomplished women’s college basketball players in our lifetimes have accomplished so much

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time again. After a few days of news, it’s time to get back to looking back. And making a list. Checking it twice. …


A Grip on Sports: With the Olympics on hold until next year, all we have are our memories

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This summer’s Olympics are officially done, even before they began. The IOC announced this morning they would be held in 2021, though they will still …


A Grip on Sports: Picking a ‘favorite’ basketball player can mean many things, but the main element may be how much fun they supplied to those watching

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. Fun day. Cartoons, dates, golf, naps, depending on what state of your life you are in. So let’s have fun. Let’s stretch our …


A Grip on Sports: There have been many accomplishments from local college basketball players but none greater than John Stockton

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now this was hard. Trying to distill all the college basketball players who have played in the Inland Northwest over the past 50 years into …


A Grip on Sports: This season may have ended abruptly, but the next one should be bright for Gonzaga, Eastern, WSU and other area teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Isn’t it fun to be surprised, in a good way? Someone jumping up from behind a couch yelling “happy birthday” is such an example. Opening …


A Grip on Sports: Mark Few tops our list of all-time local college basketball coaches, but there are 10 others to highlight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • College sports is different than the “next level,” as many commentators like to call the professional ranks. The biggest difference is, with college, the players …


A Grip on Sports: Tom Brady makes an announcement and everyone stops to think about it, even us

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Who would have thought, in these days of living alone as much as possible, huge sports news would break early in the morning. Tom Brady …


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Whitworth, Community Colleges of Spokane extend spring break; WSU cancels Mom’s Weekend

Whitworth University, North Idaho College and the Community Colleges of Spokane have joined the list of schools canceling in-person classes and preparing to give lessons online due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, …


A Grip on Sports: There is nothing to look forward to in the sports world today, but that shouldn’t stop us from looking to the future

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Friday mornings are usually the time to look ahead, to see what’s on tap for the weekend. Let’s check. OK, that’s over. If we are …


A Grip on Sports: As virus fears grow, the sporting world becomes more insular or shuts down

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s be clear here. The coronavirus outbreak is serious. And it has to be taken seriously. Even in the world of sports.


A Grip on Sports: It’s already been a good year in Inland Northwest college basketball and it could still get better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Here it is, more than a third of the way through the month of March, and all five of the college men’s basketball teams in …


A Grip on Sports: After a long wait, WCC Tournament will finally include Gonzaga, the Cougars finally know their Pac-12 Tournament opponent and Whitworth moves on in the NCAA Tournament

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it Tom Petty once sung about? Something about waiting being the hardest part? Mr. Petty must have been a basketball fan.


A Grip on Sports: No matter how much water drops from the sky today, it can’t compare with the amount of hoops available on the TV

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is wet outside. The good type of wet. Rain showers. Sprinkles really. Good for the plants and good for plans to watch sports on …


A Grip on Sports: Every year Gonzaga fans head to Las Vegas, take over the Orleans Arena and help their Zags start their annual postseason run

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something oddly attracting about the bright lights of Las Vegas in early March. At least there is for Gonzaga basketball fans. Most years …


A Grip on Sports: The NCAA did the right thing by Whitworth this time and other surprises from a day off

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, realizing you take a day off and all heck breaks loose. Happens every time.


A Grip on Sports: Despite some suspect scorekeeping, Saturday’s local sports action topped even Friday’s heroics, led by one incredible moment

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We wondered if Saturday could top all the excitement we experienced on Friday. After a day of sports on all levels, Saturday wins in a …


A Grip on Sports: Everyone’s journey needs accompaniment, even those of stars like Adam Morrison

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Friday is always a great day to look ahead. After all, ahead is the weekend. But it’s going to be such a nice day today, …


A Grip on Sports: As Gonzaga discovered, it was not a good day to be one of the nation’s top-ranked teams

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It happens to football on the occasional Saturday in the fall. And it happens at least once a year in the winter for college hoops. …


A Grip on Sports: The names change, the stakes change, but Gonzaga and BYU in Provo will always be a red-letter game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a given when Gonzaga shows up in a West Coast Conference gym not named after the McCartheys, the game will be the biggest of …


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s Timme is just one bright spot in a work week split in two by them

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the middle of the work week, so we might as well inject ourselves into the middle of whole bunch of news.


A Grip on Sports: How Ryan Newman survived Monday’s Daytona 500 crash is miraculous – and a relief

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Car crashes are usually more a part of snowy mornings on Interstate 90 than they are Monday sports, but that wasn’t the case yesterday at …


A Grip on Sports: The road wasn’t completely kind to area college basketball teams Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Three local college basketball teams spent Saturday in cities other than the ones they live in. And how they got to their eventual results was …


A Grip on Sports: Better start getting your excuses in order because this may be the final Saturday you can use ‘it’s too cold’ as the reason to sit and watch college hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This may be it. The last Saturday of the winter. That’s if you define winter as “when the high temperature is less than 50 degrees.” …


A Grip on Sports: George Raveling’s legacy is being enshrined forever in Pullman today, as it should be

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Want to hear the three saddest words in sports? “There is no NFL this Sunday.” Wait, let me count that again. One, two … OK, …


A Grip on Sports: Is there much better than rivalry games, especially in college hoops? There are a couple on tap this weekend that would argue for a negative answer to that question

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Rivalries are at the heart of sports, but nowhere are they more intense than at the college level. Don’t believe me? Then just check Twitter …


A Grip on Sports: Deciding who to root for on Super Bowl Sunday is tougher than deciding what to eat … and not nearly as much fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone. (Or is it Merry Super Bowl Sunday? I never know which one is correct.) Hope you have your family gathered …


A Grip on Sports: Is your commemorative Super Bowl mug half-overflowing or half-empty? It’s a question Seahawk fans will be answering for another year

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Super Bowl weekend. Remember those back-to-back years when that meant something in this region? It didn’t end well.


A Grip on Sports: Never take for granted how great college basketball is … and how great it is to be able to watch just about any game you want

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When your Thursday night includes college basketball, is there anyway it is going to be boring? If you answered anything but “no” to that question …


A Grip on Sports: It’s Saturday and you know what that means. This time of year it means college basketball from sunup to beyond sundown

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. The weekend. Sports on TV. Sports in person. A good day. The best day of the week? Maybe.


A Grip on Sports: The weather around here may be yucky, but there is relief available on your television set

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is it spring yet? No? Well then, why is there golf and tennis all over my television set?