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Grip on Sports: Cougar fans more than happy to open this present a couple months early

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Christmas in October? Seemed like it last night if you were on social media, following Washington State football fans. Their long wait was over, Santa …


Grip on Sports: It’s time to head home if only to be able to watch sports at a reasonable hour

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you’ve been paying attention the past week, you would know the Grippi family has been on vacation on the East Coast. It’s the first …


Grip on Sports: The remote has earned a bye this Saturday and it will probably get one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are not a lot of high-profile college football games tomorrow. So which games are you most excited to watch? Read on.


Grip on Sports: It may not have been as easy as everyone wanted, but it was a successful Saturday for the Cougars and others

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Sunday morning begins with all the finesse of a steamroller. Don’t they all? Not this time of the year, with the college football to …


Grip on Sports: College football’s day games are even more appreciated when you are in a different time zone

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about time. Being on the east side of the nation makes you appreciate one thing as it relates to …


Grip on Sports: No matter where you are, you never are far from making new fan friends

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sports brings people together, right? And just as often drives them apart. Read on.


Grip on Sports: A lifetime love affair with baseball is getting harder and harder to keep alive

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It happened sometime in the middle of this baseball season. And it didn’t have anything to do with the Mariners. But somewhere in June I …


Grip on Sports: If the question is ‘what region is experiencing the most college football success,’ we have the answer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You have any questions today? We do. And answers as well. Read on.


Grip on Sports: No reason to get defensive about the area’s college football results this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning. Again. But unlike last Sunday, every college football fan in the Inland Northwest woke up this morning with a smile on their …


Grip on Sports: If Washington State takes care of the football today it will be really tough for Utah to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a storyline heading into today’s Homecoming game in Pullman. Can the Utah offense outscore Washington State’s? Hate to be a contrarian, but what …


Grip on Sports: Pac-12 takes another hit and this one could have been easily avoided

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes members of the media are accused of grabbing onto something and not letting go. That accusation is true. But it is also, in most …


Grip on Sports: How do you fail to win? Let us count the ways

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of reasons Washington State lost to USC last night in Southern California, some of them self-inflicted, some of them not. Care …


Grip on Sports: It’s no fantasy; the college football weekend around here starts on Friday night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sign of the apocalypse No. 1,720: An email arrived in the inbox this morning wondering if I wanted to play fantasy hockey. Yes, fantasy hockey. …


Grip on Sports: After denying the importance of the game, WSU denies Eastern much of a chance for another upset

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State’s week of denial ended Saturday night with its defense denying Eastern Washington much of a chance to score. And the Cougars showing on …


Grip on Sports: Let’s just say goodbye to summer a bit early

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Pac-12 showdown in Salt Lake City. A big local showdown in Pullman. Intersectional games on the television. Yep, fall Saturdays are here, even if …


Grip on Sports: The rhythm of the football season mandates a slow buildup to each Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a bit of rhythm to a college football week. It starts with a slow shuffle and moves with a quicker beat as Saturday …


Grip on Sports: The new NFL season opens a lot like the old one ended, at least for the Seahawks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The first Sunday of NFL football is over. Why is it that, despite wholesale changes in the offseason, so many teams haven’t really changed at …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Whitworth grad Kayla Leland makes next round for NCAA Woman of the Year

She’s known for a week but the NCAA made it official on Thursday: Whitworth graduate Kayla Leland has been selected as one of 30 finalists for NCAA Woman of the …


Grip on Sports: College football’s first full Saturday at times made us sore, but also offered some exercise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is your backside sore? You know, after spending from 9 in the morning until after 11 at night sitting and watching college football? No way …


Grip on Sports: The waiting is finally over, college football is really back today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is here. Finally. It is the first full Saturday of college football season. Everyone plays. And everyone gets to cheer. Or moan. Read on.


Grip on Sports: From signings to trades to losses to endings to special sections, it is one packed day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • So much happened yesterday, time constraints make it impossible to get to it all. Not for me, but for you. Who has an entire day …


Grip on Sports: It’s not a stretch to say last night’s win was crucial for the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sometimes it only takes one improbable win to propel a team to heights unexpected. And other times that unexpected victory is just a footnote in …


Grip on Sports: When the air starts to look like soup, it’s time to practice indoors

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you are old enough to remember, there was a time when people were allowed to smoke cigarettes anywhere. Offices, banks, movie theaters, you name …


Grip on Sports: In a game dominated by the long ball, the Mariners’ Jean Segura hit the most dramatic one

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You get a home run. You get a home run. And you get a home run. Heck, everyone gets a home run. It’s the All-Star …


New Whitworth women’s basketball coach Joial Griffith ‘ecstatic’ to lead Pirates

On Tuesday night at the historic home of Whitworth alum Frank Knott – the large, renovated structure is a 112-year-old former electric powerhouse on the bluff above Liberty Park – …


Grip on Sports: It’s not Christmas, it’s better. Hoopfest is back this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many good weekends around here. Memorial Day weekend is always fun. Labor Day weekend means college football is beginning. The weekend that includes …


Grip on Sports: Mariners, Paxton get the drop on Houston and now know they will leave town still on top in the West

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was an old-time showdown in Houston last night, but the script lacked a bit of drama. If you are a Mariners’ fan, it’s pretty …


Grip on Sports: There is hope folks, as the unofficial start of summer is only days away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything you need to get done, either on the job or around the house? This seems like the week to do it. Read …


Grip on Sports: If it’s April, there must be some groundshaking NFL news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is one thing at which the NFL is great. There is no professional sports league in the country (and maybe the world) that does …


Grip on Sports: The weather in Minneapolis saved us from getting hurt trying to watch two events

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was cold in Augusta yesterday. But not nearly as cold as it was in Minneapolis. Appropriate and expected, I guess, for early April. One …