Sports http://www.kplu.org en WSU coach Leach bans players from Twitter http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-coach-leach-bans-players-twitter <p></p><div>PULLMAN, Wash. &nbsp;— Washington State University football coach Mike Leach has banned players from using Twitter.</div><div> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:23:41 +0000 The Associated Press 6823 at http://www.kplu.org A day later, the space jump guy is OK, but how about the rest of us? http://www.kplu.org/post/day-later-space-jump-guy-ok-how-about-rest-us <p>More than 7 million people were watching as Felix Baumgartner sat at the edge of his space capsule yesterday 24 miles off the ground and got ready to jump, in what was known as the "Red Bull Stratos" project, better known as the "space jump."</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:06:45 +0000 Linda Holmes 6717 at http://www.kplu.org A day later, the space jump guy is OK, but how about the rest of us? Update: Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump http://www.kplu.org/post/update-skydiver-cancels-try-supersonic-jump <p>ROSWELL, N.M. ­– Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner has canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall into the New Mexico desert because of high winds.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:28:30 +0000 The Associated Press 6651 at http://www.kplu.org Update: Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump Seattle tweets about MNF Seahawks vs. Packers http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-tweets-about-mnf-seahawks-vs-packers <p>The twitterverse exploded last night with different reactions to the controversial call on Monday Night Football.&nbsp;The final play of the game, the controversial touchdown by Golden Tate,&nbsp; gave the Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the Packers. &nbsp;</p><p>Here is a mixed collection of tweets from people around the Seattle area regarding last night's win.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:31:35 +0000 KPLU News Staff 6467 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle tweets about MNF Seahawks vs. Packers What NBA teams are likely candidates to move to Seattle? http://www.kplu.org/post/what-nba-teams-are-likely-candidates-move-seattle <p>Now that the Seattle City Council has given the green light for a $490 million NBA arena, investor Chris Hansen has to find a team to play there.&nbsp; We know Seattle's not getting the Lakers or the Heat. So which teams <em>are</em> likely prospects to move here?</p><p>Kurt Badenhausen, who covers the business of sports for Forbes, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2012/09/12/which-nba-team-is-headed-for-seattle-with-new-arena-ready-to-go/">recently analyzed the NBA field</a> to come up with a list of possibilities. Top among them is the Sacramento Kings.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:39:52 +0000 Ashley Gross 6458 at http://www.kplu.org What NBA teams are likely candidates to move to Seattle? Getting high in the Northwest ... on zip lines http://www.kplu.org/post/getting-high-northwest-zip-lines EATONVILLE, Wash. - Apparently Northwesterners are not afraid of heights and have a yen for adventure. We draw that conclusion because the industry of zip line tours and aerial adventure parks is booming in the Northwest right now.<p>Within the past couple years, fully a dozen commercial zip line attractions have opened in Oregon, Washington and Idaho... not counting at least twelve more in British Columbia and Alaska. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:16:27 +0000 6131 at http://www.kplu.org Getting high in the Northwest ... on zip lines Alki Beach, the place for serious beach volleyball http://www.kplu.org/post/alki-beach-place-serious-beach-volleyball <p>During the summer, Alki Beach becomes the hub for serious beach volleyball in the Seattle region.</p><p>Leading this craze is Seattle&rsquo;s Alki Volleyball Association, the top promoters of beach volleyball in the Pacific Northwest since 2005.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It grew out of a tradition here at Alki,&rdquo; says AVA co-owner Phillip van Rooyen, &ldquo;We wanted to open that up to all those that play, and our tournaments are central for all the players and their results.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:06:10 +0000 Mallory Kaniss 5871 at http://www.kplu.org Alki Beach, the place for serious beach volleyball 'Festival of Speed' brings skateboarding couple to southeast Wash. http://www.kplu.org/post/festival-speed-brings-skateboarding-couple-southeast-wash GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Each year on a long, steep stretch of looping highway in southeast Washington, hundreds of skateboarders test their grit. A helmet, a leather body suit and wicked skill are all that stand between glory and a face full of asphalt. It’s called the Maryhill Festival of Speed near Goldendale.<p>Maryhill Loop Road is 22 turns and 2.2 miles. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 17:50:36 +0000 Anna King 5504 at http://www.kplu.org 'Festival of Speed' brings skateboarding couple to southeast Wash. Title Nine turns 40 tomorrow http://www.kplu.org/post/title-nine-turns-40-tomorrow <p>The federal law that is famous for elevating women&rsquo;s place in collegiate sports marks its 40th anniversary tomorrow. But Title Nine isn&rsquo;t just about athletics. It was designed to focus on the overall success of girls and women in school.</p><p>For the story, please hit the listen button above.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:05:38 +0000 Monica Spain 5374 at http://www.kplu.org