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A Grip on Sports: Thanks to a lack of just a few inches, Seahawks will have to make a lengthy journey to reach Super Bowl

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Seattle Seahawks will make a 2,400-mile flight this weekend to play a playoff football game. All because they couldn’t move the football two or …


A Grip on Sports: We can only imagine what was said behind the scenes during Clemson’s win over Ohio State

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are times when football and fantasy intersect. And, no, we’re not talking about some stupid fantasy football playoffs. We’re talking about hour 10 of …


A Grip on Sports: Washington State’s Cheez-It Bowl defeat drains Cougars’ ability to have a successful season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, the 2019 Washington State Cougar football season ended in a bowl game – though Phoenix this week didn’t really qualify as a “warm-weather bowl …


A Grip on Sports: Posting a winning record is nothing to sneeze at even at the level Washington State plays football

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, yes. In a doctor’s office for about three hours. That’s a big part of how I spent my day-after Christmas. Not …


A Grip on Sports: If Marshawn Lynch leads the Seahawks to the promised land once more, it will be his greatest feat of strength

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a Festivus miracle yesterday. The entire Pacific Northwest experienced it. The return of Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 24, 2019

Deadly alcohol poisoning at WSU frat house was an accident, coroner says

The Whitman County coroner confirmed Monday that Samuel Martinez, a 19-year-old Washington State University freshman, died of acute alcohol intoxication during a party at his fraternity house last month. Coroner …


A Grip on Sports: What happened to the Seahawk team we used to know?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The idea, it seems, would be to be as healthy as possible as the NFL season winds down. That would, it seems, allow for a …


A Grip on Sports: When it comes to sports, Saturday showed the Great Divide is not a geographic term

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After watching a few sporting events Saturday, we realized there is a great divide in this country. A wide one. And it has nothing to …


A Grip on Sports: A local battle and an end of a short-lived era highlights today’s pre-Christmas rush of sporting events

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, talking basketball and football. What else would be doing in late December?


A Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s dominating performance last night says more about UNC than anything else

A GRIP ON SPORTS • After all the buzz and hubbub, last night’s game in the Kennel sort of fizzled. Not the atmosphere, which seemed electric even while watching at …


A Grip on Sports: Basketball will always hold a special place in our heart

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a pretty big basketball game in Spokane tonight, in case you hadn’t heard. If you love the game – guilty – then you …


A Grip on Sports: Wednesday night won’t be the Zags’ first matchup with North Carolina – and it won’t be the last

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Tuesday. Seems like a good day for a little of this and a little of that.


A Grip on Sports: It’s been a shiny season for the Seahawks, but a bit of the shine has been scratched from Gonzaga’s big game this week

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The English language is weird. Take the word “luster” for example. You can take luster off something, like Gonzaga’s Wednesday night matchup with North Carolina, …


A Grip on Sports: Don’t let the ending spoil your thoughts about how Gonzaga played last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • How often is the last thing you see or hear what remains in your head going forward? Often, right? Which is why the ending of …


A Grip on Sports: The basketball weekend is off to a great start, highlighted by a monster dunk in Cheney

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s not hard to understand why Gonzaga and Arizona are playing tonight. The two best West Coast (sort of) schools meeting in Tucson is a …


A Grip on Sports: Yes, Tiger Woods is doing double duty at the Presidents Cup, just like you may have to watching sports this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What are your plans this weekend? Besides Christmas shopping, I mean. In an unrelated note, I am an XXL but hopeful of being an XL …


A Grip on Sports: Money not only talks, it entices players to walk to new locales

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Never underestimate the power of a dollar. Well, a few million of them at least. In baseball, home is where the wallet is.


A Grip on Sports: Bowl games are coming, sure, but the next week is about restocking rosters

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you think college football coaches are spending all their time getting ready for their team’s bowl game right now, you are stuck in the …


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 …