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A Grip on Sports: The public is invited to watch – on television, not in person – as the PGA’s best play a revitalized public course

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Golf has been back for a while. But “real” golf, major golf, returns to our televisions today. And the PGA Championship comes to us from …


A Grip on Sports: College football’s power brokers are dealing with a fire they may be unable to control

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Fires have a tendency to smolder for a while, spreading unnoticed until, in a moment, they explode into a raging inferno. Today may be the …


A Grip on Sports: Kispert news, a phone call’s continuing fallout and an M’s implosion add up to a busy Monday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a trio of big stories to delve into this morning and it all has to be done before our daily deadline. Corey Kispert’s …


A Grip on Sports: There’s battle lines being drawn between the Pac-12 and its football players, with WSU on Sunday’s front lines

A GRIP ON SPORTS • For what it’s worth, if you are an aficionado of old-time country-rock, there is a ‘60s song that captures perfectly what’s happening in the Pac-12 …


A Grip on Sports: Nothing defines good news/bad news from yesterday better than the M’s game

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, there is good news out there. That’s not as much a given as it used to be, pre-pandemic. But we’ve found some. Which gives …


A Grip on Sports: After a Friday overflowing with bulletins and accomplishments, we’re here to deliver the news

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a running gag in the old, old comedy “Airplane,” in which a character, played by veteran actor Lloyd Bridges, decries that he picked …


UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

Investigation finds alleged rape, other acts of misconduct led to expulsion of ex-Washington State football player

An ex-Washington State football player who believes he was wrongly accused of rape is being backed by dozens of former teammates after screenshots of a conversation with his accuser were …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Wide receiver Tsion Nunnally becomes 15th player to commit to Washington State

Tsion Nunnally, a three-star wide receiver from Northern California, dropped a nice surprise for Nick Rolovich and the Washington State staff entering the weekend, committing to the Cougars Friday evening.


A Grip on Sports: As July reluctantly melts away, August holds some hope for those who love sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • As July prepares to exit stage left, August is ready for its star turn. It won’t have to be all that locked in to look …


A Grip on Sports: A week into the baseball season, and as the NBA boots up its rewind, we are starting to get into a routine

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thursday already? How was I to know? My calendar melted yesterday. Don’t ask me why I was using a calendar made of chocolate. I …


A Grip on Sports: It took less than a week for tempers to boil over in baseball and, of course, it happened between the Astros and Dodgers

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now we know it is true. Baseball is officially back. There was a “brawl” between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros last night. …


A Grip on Sports: With so little on the sporting docket, another Sounders defeat disappoints even more

A GRIP ON SPORTS • In a period of relative inactivity among sporting events – other than Miami Marlins players being driven to quarantine – it’s too bad the Seattle …


A Grip on Sports: On the day after the M’s first victory, baseball is hit with its first virus-caused postponement

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have you enjoyed baseball season? We certainly did. And, yes, the past tense is deliberate.


A Grip on Sports: What’s this? A Saturday in 2020 with a lot of sports news? Did we fall into a time warp?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seemed like a typical Saturday. But it wasn’t. Yes, for a year ago maybe. Not for 2020 though. It was atypically full of sporting …


What should students expect this fall? No easy answers for Washington colleges

If colleges reopen without adequate safeguards in place, they risk facilitating virus outbreaks that would endanger students, faculty and staff and be costly to get under control. But if they …


UPDATED: Sat., July 25, 2020

Ex-Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer joins Mississippi State staff

By virtue of an injury that sidelined him for 10 games, Peyton Pelluer got his first taste of coaching during his fifth season at Washington State, guiding the team’s young …


A Grip on Sports: M’s come up short in Houston, but that wasn’t a surprise

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball began in earnest Friday, leading one to suspect this column would be about that sport this morning. It is, with a lean toward the …


A Grip on Sports: Mariners will make their first pitch toward the future tonight in Houston

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The last time we watched a baseball game on TV, one that counted anyway, the Washington Nationals were winning their first World Series. That seems …


A Grip on Sports: It’s been a long time, but baseball finally returns tonight to set our summer right

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s Opening Day has been a rite of passage every spring since before anyone alive today can remember. Besides the colorful bunting, the ceremonial first-pitch, …


A Grip on Sports: WIAA’s plan for high school sports includes a great deal of hope virus numbers fall

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember the ads for movie sequels? “Rambo 17. This time it’s personal.” The emphasis was always on the last word. The same can be said …


A Grip on Sports: No one is celebrating, but Petrusev’s departure from Gonzaga is no reason to pout either

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are occasionally news stories that can be expected but still surprise you at the same time. Such a thing happened yesterday.


How one Washington State professor is tracking COVID-19’s impact on college football

Scott Jedlicka is still handing out letter grades and publishing report cards, so in some respects the parameters of his job haven’t changed much since Washington State’s academic semester concluded …


A Grip on Sports: If an easy win and a little controversy are part of the roadmap, than Sunday was another step on the road back to normal

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Now that’s more like it. A golf tournament with a bit of controversy and a soccer match with the local team picking up an easy …


UPDATED: Sun., July 19, 2020

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do some birds cheep loudly while other birds cheep quietly?

Birds make all kinds of sounds and for lots of different reasons. When I got your question, I called up my friend Jessica Tir, a graduate student at Washington State …


A Grip on Sports: If we can keep in front of the waves today, by the time basketball season hits we may be safely on shore

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One thing that seems incredibly obvious (and a bit ominous) about this coronavirus pandemic is conditions change quicker than one would have thought. A month …


A Grip on Sports: If sports are to return, we all might have to invest in a little fire insurance

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s hard to believe its Saturday morning again. A Saturday morning in late July. And I still haven’t seen the comet. Or a baseball game. …


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to sports, we always try to have a sense of humor even in the midst of hard times

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Everywhere you look in the world of sports, the news seems to be dreadful. Dreary. Depressing. We can’t change that. It’s not in our power. …


A Grip on Sports: The equation colleges are using to decide on football this fall includes many variables, but financial concerns may be the key to the decision

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You have a question on whether college football will be played in the fall? Well, long ago a wise man once told me the answer …


UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

Washington State’s Max Borghi one of 10 in Pac-12 named to Doak Walker watch list

Watch list season continued for Washington State on Wednesday when junior running back Max Borghi earned his second consecutive nod to the watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which …


A Grip on Sports: You know things are not going well when summer’s best event has to be canceled

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. Lamenting lost loves. In that we love Hoopfest, it is lost for 2020 and we are lamenting it. That and …