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A Grip on Sports: Couldn’t the Seahawks make these wins a little easier, please?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Wouldn’t it be nice to watch a local professional football team that doesn’t make you chew on your nails until the final whistle? That actually …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 11:16 a.m.

Women of the Year: Wendy Williams-Gilbert researches, advocates for rural health care and nursing

Wendy Williams-Gilbert knows a thing or two about rural health care, and in her role at the WSU College of Nursing, she works with students every day to ensure they …


A Grip on Sports: The Steelers and the Seahawks don’t meet often, but when they do, it’s something of a grudge match

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, NFL Sunday. The Seahawks are playing on the road. Against the Steelers. Better be ready for some big hits.


A Grip on Sports: Let’s not leap ahead of ourselves but it’s already been a good weekend of college football thanks to Washington State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Welcome to Sunday morning and the NF … wait. It’s only Saturday? My bad. A Friday night Washington State football game has thrown me off …


A Grip on Sports: College football really should leave Friday nights to high schools

A GRIP ON SPORTS • When the high school football schedules started to appear on the radar, there was only one game we thought we shouldn’t miss. Then we realized …


A Grip on Sports: College football has been around for 150 years, with debates on which team is best for just as long

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is so much to unpack today. Should we write about the U.S. National Team’s under-the-radar failures at the World Cup? Or another revelation in …


A Grip on Sports: We can celebrate every Wednesday this time of year because we are that much closer to a football weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time to get rolling toward the weekend. Next stop: Fun Town.


A Grip on Sports: Decisions elsewhere have a tendency to rile up fans in other spots - and make them appreciate what they have

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is supposed to be the quiet time of college football’s workweek. It isn’t. All thanks to a couple of major decisions.


A Grip on Sports: One Sunday in, everything about the NFL is an overreaction, except when it comes to Minshew

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You looking for an overreaction from the first week of the NFL season? How about this one: The NFC West is the best division in …


A Grip on Sports: Another playoff chance for the Pac-12 disappeared in a flash this morning

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Look, we’re always ready for #Pac12AfterDark. But when Mother Nature gets involved and turns it into #Pac12EarlyMorning, forgetaboutit. Nothing good happens after midnight, except maybe …


A Grip on Sports: If you want to watch the Cougars in high definition today, it may take a little work but it’s not all that hard

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Saturday. It’s late, late summer. College football is being played all over America. All you want to do is sit down in the Laz-e-Boy, …


A Grip on Sports: It may have been a short work week, but there is nothing short about the S-R’s sports coverage

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Friday already? It seems as if we lost a day this week, somewhere. Besides that, it’s raining in Spokane. That’s not supposed to be …


A Grip on Sports: We have questions ranging from high school football to the NCAA’s actions

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We have to admit it. We have a few questions today. And not every answer.


A Grip on Sports: Every athlete’s journey is enhanced when family members can come along for the ride

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something about playing in front of your parents. The special nature of the experience starts at a young age, continues through middle and …


A Grip on Sports: In the violent world of college football, one quarterback isn’t enough anymore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Football is a rough, tough game. No doubt about it. So much so, in fact, the biggest news from the first week of the college …


A Grip on Sports: At least the Seahawks are doing their best to take a step forward into the playoff picture

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Sure, there is one more college football game on television this holiday weekend. Notre Dame, the bluest of blue bloods, travels to Louisville. But the …


A Grip on Sports: Washington State rolls, Eastern and Idaho get rolled as college football begins another season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We feared it wouldn’t be an opening day of close games for Inland Northwest college football teams and our fears were realized. But who cared, …


A Grip on Sports: Run around and wave your own flag on college football’s first full Saturday – or at least flip through the channels with abandon

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Take a deep breath. Exhale. All is right in the world. It’s Saturday morning, the sun is shining (everywhere we hope) and college football is …


A Grip on Sports: It may have been a new season, but last night’s college football games on TV seemed a bit like reruns

A GRIP ON SPORTS • About 6:30 last night, I began to wonder if 2019 had just been a mirage. If it was actually still 2018. Then I realized, no, …


A Grip on Sports: The long wait is over as the S-R’s annual football section is here

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How is your Thursday going? You know college football really gets going tonight, right? And that the Seahawks finish out the preseason? So you already …


A Grip on Sports: Everyone does it, but is wagering on football a good bet?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the easiest questions to answer during football season is also one of the most common. Wanna bet? If you look at the amount …


A Grip on Sports: Do you mind if we point out fall sports are coming at us way too quickly?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In honor of the quick strike nature of college football offenses, we have some quick strikes of our own to throw your way today. We …


A Grip on Sports: An opening game for a college football season can hold surprises, both good and bad

A GRIP ON SPORTS • By this time next week, at least one pair of school pants you bought at Target will have a hole in them. At least one …


A Grip on Sports: After a Saturday that finally included college football, Sunday looms as a day to get ready for what’s ahead

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a Sunday morning. A Sunday morning in which the sun is shining, the skies are blue and there is no real football to worry …


A Grip on Sports: It seems like forever, but it hasn’t been that long since college football dominated our Saturdays … Yes it has

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What was it Jerry Ford said back in the day? Something about a national nightmare being over? That’s how many of us feel every year, …


A Grip on Sports: The lost art of keeping score can help ensure a case of mistaken identity doesn’t end in tears

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some days I feel a bit like Indiana Jones. Digging through boxes of items in my office, occasionally I’ll run across one of …


A Grip on Sports: With high schools joining the fray, football is officially in full swing and our weekends are toast

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s official. High school football in Washington began yesterday, which means everyone, at all levels, is off and doing up-downs. Our free time? It is …


A Grip on Sports: Spokane’s golf history has a couple major high points, including the 1944 PGA at Manito

A GRIP ON SPORTS • My book of choice this month? It’s a history of America’s presidents, put out by C-SPAN. It’s full of presidential historians and scholars sharing their …


A Grip on Sports: The changing of the seasons is marked by many things, including whether the newest Chiefs will sink or swim

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Stop whatever it is you are doing. Take a moment – and a deep breath. Isn’t it grand? That’s August in the Northwest right there. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:01 p.m.

WSU students start classes Monday with a bit of good news: Student debt in Washington is lower than in many states

Nationwide, Americans owe more than $1.6 trillion in student loans, making student debt the second-largest consumer debt segment in the country after mortgages, according to Federal Reserve data. But students …