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 By Dale Anderson    Sports

On the move

When you have success people will notice, and when they notice it is most certain that opportunity will be knocking. Last week long-time assistant Tommie Lloyd was announced as the... — Updated 4/22/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Gonzaga's next chapter

When you only lose one game in 32, chances are most people would say that is quite a feat. When it’s the last game for a national championship, then some pundits will wonder why... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

After thoughts

I’m sure most of you saw the game on Saturday between the UCLA Bruins and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. I was watching with my headphones on as my wife was reading one of the many books... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Decisions, decisions

Basketball’s new season is getting started even while the NCAA tournament is still in progress. The musical chairs of college coaching changes and the dreaded I’m going pro or... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Year of sports lost to covid shutdowns

Yes, it has been a year since we were shutdown, schools closed, sports equipment locked away, and only essential businesses could be open. Did we neglect to protect those people... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

The price of keeping up

It was about 11 years ago when EWU alum and Tennessee Titan lineman Michael Roos donated $500,000 to fund a red turf project at the EWU football field. Woodward Stadium would... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long sports wait

Normally we would be talking about the basketball playoffs now and my yearly trek to Spokane to enjoy four days of small school, high octane basketball tournament play. But the... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Getting better

I think that most people look at the coming week and will either be excited or maybe a bit apprehensive. If your calendar looks like ours does, you would most likely think really?... — Updated 2/25/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Confession of an Eagles fan

There are times when I get upset with something I hear or read,and I immediately want to voice my opinion. It's a natural reaction whether it is personal, political or community... — Updated 2/16/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Age doesn't matter

After writing last week’s column it occurred to me that I have been submitting this weekly blurb, well I’ve missed a few as well, since the fall of 2004 when Jake Kragt and his... — Updated 2/11/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Jake from…

When it comes to recognizing athletes and teams from the past, EWU goes out of its way to make sure credit is given. That is one of the things that I missed about not having a... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

Eventual Fan

It has certainly been a tough year for sports, and by that I mean the many great figures that have passed away; many of these people were hall of fame athletes. I believe that... — Updated 1/26/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

A career from home

Since baseball got started in July, announcing games has changed a whole bunch. TV announcers would not travel with the team, but would do the play by play and color commentating fr... — Updated 1/21/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Adjusting on the run

Throughout this ridiculous pandemic, we see some amazing changes taking place. The Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game while basically doing all of... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

For what it's worth

A few weeks ago I was listening to a sports radio program that was focusing on the career of Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson. The host was doing some comparisons to... — Updated 1/7/2021

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

I heard that

Do you remember the time when going to a bowl game was what every school desired? With C-19 and everything that goes along with it, bowl games seemingly don’t mean that much this... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

Look on the bright side

I’m sure that as you look at the title to this particular column, you are probably thinking I need to be slapped. Fair enough. I guess it would be in all of our best interests to... — Updated 12/23/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Opinion

Greener pastures

Yes, even in a pandemic, the time of the season when football coaches are fired is upon us. You remember just three, four, five or six years ago when the athletic director walked... — Updated 12/17/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Plan B or C-19

The bizarreness of this year just continues. The NFL has been rescheduling games because of COVID-19. This season the NFL has played games on Thursday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and... — Updated 12/10/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Seasonal Adjustment

Thanksgiving weekend is usually the time that we get to watch big tournaments in Hawaii and other venues where big time college basketball players are on display for the entire... — Updated 12/3/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Near…what?

There is an old saying that news travels fast. But it seems that bad news travels even faster with no brakes. Today’s subject is, of course, the wedding. We first heard about it... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Can you hear me now?

Every so often I get a message from someone that likes my column, or thought I missed the point about a certain subject. When I get these I think, “Well at least they are reading... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

It does matter

I’m sure that most of you have seen the beer commercial that has one guy bringing a beer to his buddy, and one for him. There is a football game that is shown on the TV. The beer... — Updated 11/12/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Long time for a short season

It was definitely a season like no other, battling C-19 and a shortened 60-game schedule. The Los Angeles Dodgers survived the first 16-team baseball tournament played in a sort of... — Updated 11/5/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Plenty of Seats Available

We have finished week 7 of NCAA college football, and teams like Army have played seven games, and the Big 10 and Mountain West Conference (MWC) have played their first. Several... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

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