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When the Mountain West begins its abbreviated football season on Saturday, Reeder's Aggies will visit Schmedding's Broncos on BSU's famed blue turf.Their friendship started on EWU's red turf.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • College football has seen a plethora of game postponements and cancellations this season. The culprit? COVID-19, of course. So why would Pac-12 fans think their conference will be different?
Many Big Sky Conference schools have had fall practice, but EWU, Portland State, Cal Poly, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Idaho State have yet to buckle a chinstrap since the March shutdown.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter the sports, a seventh game in a best-of-seven series is fun. At least a week’s worth of work coming down to three or four hours. In baseball, however, one person can make all the difference. As it did again last night.
Like the junior Southern Methodist transfer did several times in the Eagles' historic season, Mitchell manufactured a late, go-ahead touchdown drive to dispatch Sacramento State 28-24 in a Big Sky Conference nailbiter at Roos Field.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what? October feels eerily familiar. Sure, even the guy on the River Styx ferry is wearing a mask, but the rest of the goings-on fit right in. It’s cold in the mornings. There is football on the tube. Lee Corso’s picks make us scratch our head in wonderment. And baseball makes you want to tear your hair out. See, familiar.
Eastern Washington and Idaho will play a six-game Big Sky Conference spring football schedule that will be released in November, according to conference commissioner Tom Wistrcill.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s about to get weird. But not this weekend. This weekend is the eye of the sports hurricane, so to speak. Next weekend the Big Ten begins playing football and all heck will break loose. This weekend? The best televised event might be whatever feed CBS sets up from Nick Saban’s house.
The Big Sky Conference released its 2020-2021 men's and women's basketball schedules Thursday, which features teams playing two consecutive games against every school to offset the cost of travel following coronavirus-induced financial losses.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see. What was Wednesday’s highlight? The lowlight is easy: The Astros winning and avoiding being swept out of the American League Championship series. The highlight, though? The Dodgers scoring 11 runs in the top of the first? College hoops practice tipping off? Wait, I’ve got it.
Ray Giacoletti, former head coach at Eastern Washington and ex-Gonzaga assistant coach, has earned a promotion on Travis Ford’s staff at Saint Louis.
Higher than Eastern Washington's expectations was senior guard Jacob Davison's vertical leap Wednesday, the first day of the defending Big Sky Conference champion's practice.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Some of us like college football. It’s a grand sport with cool Saturdays and all, but it isn’t No. 1 in our hearts. Nope, that ranking is reserved for college basketball. Packed gyms, longtime coaches, March Madness. We love college hoops. It’s college athletics at it’s finest. And it all begins, again, today.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My entire life I’ve loved October. My birthday month, sure, but more importantly the month is filled with baseball games that mean everything. It’s also filled with heroes and goats, with lifelong reputations built on one pitch, one game or one series. One of those heroes died Monday, joining a long list of baseball’s best that will not be with us when this year’s World Series ends.
Thousands of miles from his north Spokane home, Jake Wiley, a former Newport and Eastern Washington basketball star currently playing in Europe, received a strange but welcome request.The subsequent journey was even more peculiar.
David May inherited a job with challenges both brought on by the pandemic and predating its effects in higher education. Eastern Washington will have to pare down some of its offerings and become more competitive in the field of higher education to thrive in the future, May said.
Gardner Minshew added another 300-yard passing game to his resume Sunday, but for the third time in four games, the Jacksonville Jaguars struggled to transform their quarterback’s production into a victory.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It hasn’t happened before. The Seattle Seahawks have never started a season by winning their first five games. They have a chance to do just that tonight, hosting Minnesota on Sunday Night Football. Will they get it done?
Many of EWU's forced turnovers were timely, including Jerry Ceja's strip of Northern Colorado quarterback Dylan Orms as the Bears attempted a game-winning drive in the final two minutes of a Big Sky Conference thriller.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is this the last, best day of 2020? If you’re talking weather in the Spokane area, then yes. If you’re talking about sports, then no. Not by a long shot.