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A Grip on Sports: As Seahawks try to hold on to a playoff spot, Russell Wilson has lost his grip on the MVP award

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to find people in the Northwest that aren’t fans of Russell Wilson. And rightfully so. But the past few weeks haven’t been kind …


A Grip on Sports: Our Monday thoughts wander from the Zags to the Seahawks to the Cougars and back again

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s start the workweek with a whole bunch of quick thoughts on a whole bunch of topics. How’s that sound? The first one comes courtesy …


A Grip on Sports: The Seahwaks will dominate this Sunday’s sports landscape but there is competition from the Zags and Dawgs

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seahawks play in prime time and the college football playoffs are seemingly set. That would seem to be enough for this warm December Sunday. …


WSU Nursing College at 50: From humble beginnings to 21st century care

Once operated out of the historic Carnegie Library on downtown Spokane’s western edge, the Washington State University Nursing College now trains students with evolving technology and offers advanced degrees, decades …


A Grip on Sports: With Oregon’s 37-15 Pac-12 title game win, the conference will miss out on a playoff berth once more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was all there for the taking. Again. Utah, one win from a more-than-likely College Football Playoff berth, took the rain-covered grass in Santa Clara …


A Grip on Sports: WSU’s soccer program travels a road rarely traversed by Cougars – or anyone else

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not often around these parts we have an NCAA Final Four team in any sport. But there is one this year. It’s in the …


A Grip on Sports: The snow has yet to arrive but college basketball certainly has

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When James Naismith invented basketball, he was looking for a sport to keep young men busy and healthy during the cold winter months. It’s no …


A Grip on Sports: A changeover at Washington, a season begins and other news highlights the day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington said goodbye to Chris Petersen and hello to Jimmy Lake yesterday. High school hoops began. There was more movement in college sports. It was, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Stores report brisk sales of WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apple. Here’s where to get them in Spokane.

After more than 20 years of research and development, the shiny, orange-red Cosmic Crisp apple debuted this week in grocery stores, including at all of the Rosauers, Safeway and Albertsons …


A Grip on Sports: Sometimes how they do it is hard to stomach but this year’s Seahawks nearly always find a way to win

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Tums sales are up in the Northwest. We’re sure of it. How could they not be? Even when the Seahawks win, they give their fan …


A Grip on Sports: In the hustle and bustle of the holiday (hoops and football) season, let’s not forget other sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Though the Seahawks play a crucial game this evening, a game made even more important with San Francisco’s loss yesterday, this Monday seems to be …


A Grip on Sports: The last month of the year means football is on its last legs, though it’s about to get really fun

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We are almost there. Almost to bowl season. Almost to the NFL playoffs. How do I know? It’s easy. Today is Dec. 1. The last …


A Grip on Sports: It wasn’t an Apple Cup to remember for Washington State, except in ways no one would ever want

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What a day for Washington State athletics, right? The soccer team is on its way to the College Cup Final Four next week after upsetting …


WSU gets first elk for hoof disease research

Elk S19, otherwise known as Salix, is the first elk calf acquired by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for its Elk Hoof Disease Research Program. Salix arrived on …


A Grip on Sports: Can Mike Leach point the way to a Cougar win in today’s Apple Cup?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Black Friday. Or, as Cougar fans have called it for the past six years, Black Friday. The connotation is a bit different, however, as …


A Grip on Sports: Thankful about sports? Us too, as well as being thankful for your loyalty

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a lot for which Americans have to thank Abraham Lincoln. Today, Thanksgiving, is just one of them. But the most tasty, that’s for …


A Grip on Sports: We’ve put it off as long as possible but we can’t avoid the Apple Cup talk any longer

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We really should be spending our time talking about the Apple Cup. After all, it is Wednesday and the game of game is Friday. That’s …


A Grip on Sports: Turkey, stuffing, basketball, gravy, football and cranberries all seem to be part of the modern Thanksgiving feast

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s one of those questions we’ll probably never be able to answer. After the first Thanksgiving, did the participants chose up sides and face off …


A Grip on Sports: The Seahawks have been lucky to win – nine times – and lucky to be headed toward a true playoff

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Hey, did you hear? The Seahawks are 9-2. Can you believe it? Me neither. Really, they are. No, I don’t how they are doing it …


A Grip on Sports: Last-second wins, routs, heartbreaking defeats all part of Saturday’s overcrowded sporting landscape

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the best attributes my all-time favorite baseball announcer, Vin Scully, possessed was knowing when to shut up and let the crowd do the …


A Grip on Sports: It’s a crowded Saturday night even if there may not be the biggest crowd in Pullman

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to play a little game. You are a sports fan. Not a fan of any school or team, per se, but a fan …


Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we have eyebrows?

Humans have hair on their heads, arms and, as you mention, even the face. If you feel your face, you might feel some small, fuzzy hairs on your cheeks and …


A Grip on Sports: In a sense, Feast Week begins today as college football, basketball and the NFL start to fall all over each other

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What’s on tap for this weekend? Way too much, for my liking. There are only so many hours in a day, after all, and all …


A Grip on Sports: The crystal ball may be cloudy but we like to look into it at times anyway

A GRIP ON SPORTS • A couple of things happened yesterday that may bode well for the future. Of course we will examine them through our virtual microscope. It’s what …


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga welcomes Killian Tillie back and then leans on him in tight win over Texas Arlington

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Experience matters. It’s as simple as that. It’s why Killian Tillie’s return last night was the difference between the eighth-ranked Zags winning or being upset …


A Grip on Sports: Winning on the road might be the best feeling in college hoops

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is there anything worse in college sports than paying someone to come to your school to play and then losing to said school? Sure there …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

WSU fraternity suspended during investigation of freshman’s death

In a statement Monday, WSU President Kirk Schulz said the school “placed an interim loss-of-recognition status” on the Alpha Tau Omega house following the Nov. 12 death of Samuel Martinez.


A Grip on Sports: The screen may have been small, but it was easy to see Sunday Gonzaga’s women are going to come up big again this season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • I took this little round Panasonic TV to college in 1974, mainly because it was hanging around the house and no one wanted it. It …


A Grip on Sports: With no Seahawks game today, Saturday’s college football action will have to do

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re going to keep this simple and short, because we know you want to settle in early today for the Seahawks’ game. Wait, the Seahawks …


A Grip on Sports: There is a quiet buzzing with Gonzaga and some loud ringing in Pullman as Saturday arrives

A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter if you are looking back – at Gonzaga’s rout of Texas A&M in hoops – or ahead – to the Cougars’ football matchup …