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Grip on Sports: Gonzaga displays a key character trait as they survive West Virginia and advance to the Elite Eight

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The cliché is simple. Survive and advance. And that’s exactly what Gonzaga did Thursday night. The Bulldogs survived. And they advanced to their second Elite …


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017

Video lands WSU’s Jake Sirianni an internship with “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

WSU junior Jake Sirianni lands coveted “Tonight Show” internship with rap video


Grip on Sports: Perkins, Gonzaga have to respond positively to West Virginia’s pressure to advance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s back on tonight. The NCAA tournament. The Sweet Sixteen. And Gonzaga’s run. Does it end in San Jose, brought down by West Virginia’s pressure? …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Opioids contributed to deaths of three WSU students

Overdoses involving opioid drugs killed three Washington State University students in the closing months of 2016. All three were men in their 20s.


Grip on Sports: The M’s still have a few unanswered questions even though the regular season is just a fortnight away

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We interrupt this college basketball lovefest that is late March to bring you some really important news. In two weeks the major league baseball season …


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Three WSU students charged in connection to Snake River Fire

Three Washington State University students were charged Monday with gross misdemeanors for allegedly starting an illegal campfire that sparked the Snake River Fire that burned roughly 11,000 acres of land …


Grip on Sports: What do we do for the next three days without NCAA games to fill our time?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mondays are the worst. The Monday after the first NCAA basketball tournament weekend? The worst of the worst. If today wasn’t the first day of …



Grip on Sports: The modern equivalent of the gathering around the burning stake just may be college basketball officials and the internet

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The question isn’t how but why. The subject? Missed calls in the NCAA tournament and the officials who are making – or not making – …


Bill would give WSU lead role on elk hoof disease

Legislation directing Washington State University involvement in monitoring and assessing elk hoof disease in Southwest Washington got solid support Wednesday before the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.


Grip on Sports: Will Gonzaga turn Northwestern’s NCAA ride back into a pumpkin today?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Had enough basketball yet? Or are you just getting started? We are halfway through the 64 teams that started the four-day weekend of NCAA hoop, …


Grip on Sports: There has always been a connection between St. Patrick’s Day and sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s St. Patrick’s Day. I have bad memories of St. Patrick’s Day. And it has nothing to do with green beer. At least not with …


Grip on Sports: As the NCAA tournament begins, a reminder fame is fleeting everywhere but at Gonzaga these days

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is called March Madness, right? Well, the madness part of it started yesterday. Well, actually earlier this week. As we march to the NCAA …


Grip on Sports: Today is the day to get chores done, because the rest of the week is NCAA basketball

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Madness has begun, albeit only in fits and starts. The first two of the four NCAA tourney play-in games – call them what you …


Savor St. Patrick’s Day with recipes from WSU’s executive chef Jamie Callison

Corned beef and cabbage is the traditional dish of St. Patrick’s Day. Or, at least it is on this side of the pond, where we’re all Irish for a day …


Grip on Sports: Maybe we should just wait until Gonzaga’s NCAA run is over before worrying about the Mariners

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weather around here has been downright spring-like the past couple days, so that got us thinking about baseball. And realizing we haven’t really checked …


Grip on Sports: As soon as you turned the TV on, you knew Gonzaga was a No. 1 seed – if you were observant

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you turn on CBS’ NCAA selection show yesterday afternoon with one main objective? You know, to find out if Gonzaga was a No. 1 …


Grip on Sports: It’s the matchups, not the seeding, that really matters to Gonzaga

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day we finally find out the answer to all of the important questions in the universe. Well, at least one of them. Is …


Grip on Sports: Some days in Reno are like Friday, though probably only a few have been worse

A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was a bad day in the world’s biggest little city. At least for teams from around the Inland Northwest. The Big Sky Conference basketball …


Grip on Sports: Idaho and Eastern hold Inland Northwest’s banner up today

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga’s regular season is finished. The NCAA tournament awaits. Washington State’s season is over. So is Whitworth’s and the area’s community colleges. Even high school …


Grip on Sports: Though WSU finished another basketball season under .500, Ernie Kent is locked in for a few more years

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Washington State University basketball season is over. And like most before this one, it wasn’t all that successful. But whether or not that changes …


Grip on Sports: As Gonzaga wins again, Saint Mary’s seems to wilt under the pressure

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, looking back into the past to find some semblance of comparison to the present. It’s what we do, especially when …


Grip on Sports: This year we tried to navigate the potholes of basketball awards season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we have said before, it’s awards season. Not to be confused with mud season and pothole season, which runs concurrently in this area. Though …


Grip on Sports: As high school basketball seasons end, Gonzaga, WSU, Eastern and Idaho ramp up the madness

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the high school basketball season ended yesterday, the college season really began to hit its stride. After all, it is March and all that …


Grip on Sports: From Gonzaga to preps, there are enough basketball games on TV today to satisfy any fan

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the days grow longer, the college basketball season grows shorter. But all it means is there is more intensity packed into each day. Today …


Grip on Sports: Eastern’s win, high school hoops give us more than enough to digest Thursday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Even with Gonzaga and Washington State not playing on a Thursday night, yesterday was a busy one for basketball in the area. So instead of …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017

WSU study: Alcoholics drink less with the promise of small rewards

What’s the cheapest way to get an alcoholic to drink less? According to a new WSU study, giving them small rewards might do the trick.


WSU conduct board not racially biased, report says

An independent review of Washington State University’s Student Conduct Board found no evidence of racial bias, according to a report completed Feb. 16 and released Wednesday by Lyons O’Dowd, a …


Grip on Sports: The new look doesn’t change what’s contained within

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know how the Oregon Ducks have a “new look” just about every football game? Or how, when NFL teams play on Thursday nights, they …


Grip on Sports: New state high school tournament format a compromise, and that’s not a bad thing

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State high school basketball tournaments begin today at three sites. Why is that news? For the past few years they would not have …