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 By Dale Anderson    Sports 

Now I'm listening

Last year the NCAA approved student athletes being able to earn money for their name, image and likeness or NIL. I think that a lot of fans thought this was a good idea since... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Missed opportunities

I’ve applied for several jobs during my long working career. For each job I was interested in I needed to modify the resume and get new letters of recommendation. Now that I’m... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Getting closer

There is an old saying: “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” When it comes to the Undeberg Invitational you could say you don’t know what you’ve got... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

A good realtor

Following every season coaches find themselves either fired, accepting a raise with a couple of years added to their contract or finding the next ideal place to go to. And in a few... — Updated 5/2/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Too many decisions

This time of year gets interesting for a number of reasons, one of them being the transfer portal. For football you may see some guy that played in another part of the country and... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Brackets?

Each year during the NCAA tournament I get asked how my bracket is doing and I always answer I don’t do brackets because I would pick teams that I want to win instead of... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Over too soon

The NCAA men’s tournament will be over next Monday and an old champion will once again be crowned as the best in the land. Well at least the best at the end of the season which... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Live to play…

The NCAA tournament has gotten to be my source for reality TV because it is real. There are no scripts to follow. Sure, there are game plans but the other team may mess up those... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Time flies

Sorry about not having a column for a few weeks. I’ve had last minute commitments on the day I normally write this column therefore I miss the deadline. Oh sure I could have... — Updated 3/17/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Time for common sense

I’m not sure if you saw the news this past week that showed some very young elementary school students in Nevada. These youngsters were told by their teacher that starting the ver... — Updated 2/22/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

In a League of his own

It was quite a week for EWU Eagle alum Cooper Kupp. He earned the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award on Friday and on Sunday he was instrumental in rallying the Los Angeles... — Updated 2/15/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Is that all there is?

Trying to find a great sporting event to watch on Sunday was not easy. Sure there were a few college basketball games that were televised but I can’t say there was one team that... — Updated 2/8/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Be Careful

Here we are almost two years after the country was supposed to shut down for two weeks in order to flatten the curve for C-19 and those impacted by it. Two weeks turned into two mon... — Updated 2/1/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

And the winner is…

The awards for outstanding players in the NCAA divisions have been announced. The FBS winners are told prior to the bowl games in early December. The FCS awards are announced the... — Updated 1/18/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Decisions

I had some great ideas for a column this week which was a carryover from last week but because of some unforeseen circumstances didn’t get written last week. Now that it is a... — Updated 1/4/2022

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Urban Renewal

For those folks that follow football in the college and professional arenas I’m sure that you heard about the firing of Jacksonville Jaguar head coach Urban Meyer. His less than... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

It's still early

I know a few people that are worried about the Gonzaga basketball team because it has lost two games early in the season and really struggled against a couple of lesser foes. Sure,... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Falling into winter

Fall sports have concluded with the football state championships determined last weekend. So let’s go back and give credit to our local teams. The girls’ volleyball team... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

That really did happen

To say the least it was an amazing weekend. No, I didn’t do any Christmas shopping because I don’t want to start something I can’t pay for. No, the sports world gods decided... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Picking winners or not

On Sunday I was sort of watching a NFL game that had been long decided when the network switched over to a more competitive game which was actually in the early stages of overtime.... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Second seasons

It has been a while since the volleyball and football teams qualified for their respective state tournaments. It was 2013 for the volleyball team and 2015 for the football team.... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Are we safer now?

I would think that the whole world knows by now that WSU football coach Nick Rolovich was fired because of the Washington state governor’s mandate that all state employees would... — Updated 10/26/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Can't imagine

There are a lot of things that go through one’s mind when you hear about the destruction of a relic or part of a community. I had a lot of feelings that went through my mind when... — Updated 10/19/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Are you prepared?

Longevity in the NFL is something many players hope for but in the real world most players only last a couple of years. Tom Brady is certainly the exception. Russell Wilson is too... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Shoulda been there

For most college football teams the big rivalry game is the last scheduled game of the season. All of the team’s fans look forward to it because it is for bragging rights for the... — Updated 10/5/2021

 

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