SEATTLE — Like many college football coaches, Chris Petersen finds little consequence in top-25 rankings this early in the season.Such polls seemingly exist only for fans to complain about and for coaches to laugh at, so here's Petersen, disagreeing with the idea of...
Date: 10/05/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — First, Taniela Tupou recounted all that went right.Despite Washington's 30-24 loss to California on Saturday, and despite allowing 481 total yards on 92 plays, the Huskies were encouraged by their defensive resiliency. By the way they responded after each of...
Date: 09/30/2015 | Sports
Freshman from Lake Stevens a proud band member
Date: 09/30/2015 | Julie Muhlstein
Huskies' Tupou overcame many obstacles en route to starting role
Date: 09/29/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — The Washington Huskies have a true freshman starting quarterback and three freshmen starting on the offensive line, so offensive struggles this season should not surprise. That's just how it's going to be sometimes.But it's when those youthful mistake occur...
Date: 09/28/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Though the scoreboard totals pretty much told the story, the expression on quarterback Jake Browning's face said the rest.Facing the media after Saturday's 30-24 defeat against California, the often cheerful Browning had a look of unmistakable grief.
Patterson: Not time to get excited about UW football just yet
UW defense faces ‘humongous’ task against Cal offense
Date: 09/25/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — The act is becoming more and more common throughout college football, but the concept is new enough that fans still take to message boards and Twitter to ask why their team does it.The query usually goes something like this: "Why does our quarterback...
Date: 09/24/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — When the Washington Huskies began their Wednesday practice last week, Coleman Shelton was their starting left tackle.By the time it ended, starting left guard Jake Eldrenkamp was injured, and Shelton moved one spot to his right to take Eldrenkamp’s place.
Date: 09/23/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE – Despite a fumble on Saturday that led to a Utah State touchdown, Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen said reserve quarterback Jeff Lindquist will continue to "have a unique role with us."The specifics of that role, however, are...
Date: 09/21/2015 | Sports
QB throws 3 TD passes as UW beats Utah St. 31-17 (video)
Date: 09/19/2015 | Sports
A promising freshman season came to an abrupt and disappointing end for University of Washington defensive back Austin Joyner on Saturday when he suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff against Sacramento State.
Date: 09/14/2015 | Sports
Gaskin, Browning lead Huskies to 49-0 win over Sacramento State
Date: 09/12/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — After a season-opening loss at Boise State that was discouraging (for the offense) and encouraging (for the defense) all at once, it's still hard to know just what to expect from this Washington Huskies football team.Except for this week, anyway.
Date: 09/11/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — They lost the game, but with a promising defensive performance against No. 23 Boise State in their wake, it was difficult for Washington Huskies nose tackle Elijah Qualls to suppress his excitement about what the rest of this season might hold.Especially when...
Date: 09/09/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — How bad was the Washington Huskies' offense against Boise State on Friday night?So bad that their longest rush from scrimmage — a 12-yard scramble for a first down by quarterback Jake Browning — actually suggested failure from both the running and...
Date: 09/07/2015 | Sports
BOISE, Idaho — Jake Browning had no interest in discussing any positives that might have been parsed from his first collegiate start.The Washington Huskies lost their season opener Friday night to the Boise State Broncos 16-13, and that was the primary focus of the...
Date: 09/06/2015 | Sports
BOISE, Idaho — It’s true that Washington Huskies football coach Chris Petersen might know the Boise State roster better than anyone outside the Broncos’ own locker room.Petersen was the head coach here from 2006-13, and he recruited most of the players.
The University of Washington announced Thursday morning that it has agreed to a 10-year, $41 million deal with Alaska Airlines for the naming rights to the field at Husky Stadium.
SEATTLE – Jaydon Mickens had a simple explanation on Tuesday for why he switched jersey numbers from No. 4 to No. 1 for the 2015 season."We finally announced the starting quarterback," Mickens said, "and it's going to be me, Cam Newton."
SEATTLE — Washington's second-string defensive linemen did see the field some last season, but with an all-senior starting lineup anchored by first-round NFL draft pick Danny Shelton, D-line coach Jeff Choate didn't need to make as many substitutions.He plans to rotate...
Date: 08/31/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Chris Petersen is adding secrecy to his anticipated return to Boise State.
Date: 08/30/2015 | Sports
The Harris Ranch neighborhood sits about five miles from campus, off a road that continues into the foothills and the popular Lucky Peak reservoir.
Date: 08/28/2015 | Sports
No QB decision yet for UW, but more than one could play
Date: 08/26/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Washington coach Chris Petersen has declined to expand on his statement from last week regarding the transfer of Sam Ukwuachu from Boise State to Baylor when Petersen was the Broncos' head coach.
Date: 08/25/2015 | Sports
Huskies' Charles was caught by surprise when career ended
Date: 08/25/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — The series of events that led to Darren Gardenhire's eventual arrival at the University of Washington began, in a domino-effect kind of way, with USC.If the Trojans hadn't fired coach Lane Kiffin midway through the 2013 season, they wouldn't have needed to...
Date: 08/24/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — There is not a player on the Washington Huskies' depth chart with a more secure starting spot than Budda Baker, the sophomore free safety from Bellevue who led the team in total snaps played as a true freshman last season.He's one of the Huskies' most...
Date: 08/20/2015 | Sports
Knee injury ends the football career of former Stanwood star
Date: 08/17/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Keishawn Bierria wants to be clear: He is not trying to replace Shaq Thompson.
Date: 08/16/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Lincoln Kennedy already knows how much has changed at the University of Washington since he last put on a Huskies uniform in the 1993 Rose Bowl.But the thunder and lightning on Wednesday offered a comical reminder.
Date: 08/12/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Kevin King first signed up to play football as a sixth-grader. He played for the East Bay Warriors, a popular Pop Warner team in his hometown of Oakland. And he played cornerback.He played corner, too, as a high-schooler at Bishop O'Dowd, and he...
Date: 08/11/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Jake Browning graduated from Folsom High School in December, led his team to California’s Division 1 state championship later that month, enrolled as a freshman at the University of Washington in January, then participated in 15 spring practices as a quarterback for a Pac-12 football team...
Date: 08/11/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Despite his reluctance to publicly discuss his football exploits, word is that Washington Huskies tailback Dwayne Washington talks plenty.His teammate, Deontae Cooper, who seems like an honest guy, claims this is true."You've just got to get...
Date: 08/09/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — The school's career and single-season sack leader is currently plying his pass-rushing trade for the New Orleans Saints, so the Washington Huskies must use this fall camp, in part, to assign and develop the heir to Hau'oli Kikaha's throne at ‘Buck' linebacker.
Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports
Huskies’ RB Cooper will play this season in memory of late father
Date: 07/31/2015 | Sports
In a high school football career that was nothing short of sensational, Austin Joyner saved the best for last.
Date: 07/13/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — University of Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has decided to retire from college football because of a chronic hip injury.
Date: 06/22/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — With preseason practices looming about two months away, the Washington Huskies officially added another quarterback to their roster.The school confirmed on Tuesday that Tony Rodriguez, an incoming junior who spent the last two seasons at City College of San...
Date: 06/09/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — Washington has signed junior-college quarterback Tony Rodriguez to a financial aid agreement, giving the Huskies additional depth at the position going into the 2015 season. Washington announced Rodriguez’s signing on Tuesday.
Date: 06/09/2015 | Sports
TORRANCE, Calif. — Former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens was sentenced Friday to a month in jail for driving drunk in a Southern California beach town, prosecutors said.
Date: 05/08/2015 | Sports
Huskies’ wide receiver Ross to miss season with knee injury
Date: 05/07/2015 | Sports
Marcus Peters knows it’s coming. Veteran NFL wide receivers will try to push his buttons, get under his skin, rile him and see if he’ll make a mistake — in coverage or with his temper.
Date: 05/03/2015 | Sports
METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints selected Washington outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha with their second-round draft pick in the NFL Draft, the 44th selection overall.
Date: 05/01/2015 | Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers have selected versatile linebacker Shaq Thompson from Washington with the No. 25 overall pick in the NFL draft.The 6-foot, 228-pound Thompson was the winner of the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation’s most versatile player.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs selected cornerback Marcus Peters with the No. 18 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, taking a chance on a player kicked off the team at the University of Washington in an attempt to help their defense in the pass-happy AFC West.
BEREA, Ohio — With the top two quarterbacks long gone, the Cleveland Browns selected Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton with the No. 12 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.
After strong spring game, Lindquist steps forward in UW's QB battle
Date: 04/26/2015 | Sports
Fans eager for a glimpse of the 2015 University of Washington football team will have their chance on Saturday when the Huskies host their Spring Preview and Fan Fest at Husky Stadium.The event, which is free to the public, is the final of 15 spring practices for the team...
Date: 04/24/2015 | Sports
UW's WRs are curious who will throw them the ball next season
Date: 04/24/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — There was great benefit, Jake Eldrenkamp says, to playing the same position as former Washington Huskies left tackle Micah Hatchie.
Date: 04/14/2015 | Sports
Ex-Huskies DT projected to be first-round pick in NFL draft
Date: 04/12/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — He was only a freshman last season, so Budda Baker’s role on the Washington Huskies football team was understandably limited.Limited to a whole lot of defense and a whole lot of special teams, that is — so much that he played more total snaps than anybody else on the team.
Date: 04/11/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE – Jeff Choate knows his coaching task will be different – and, in many ways, more challenging – this season.So did the UW fan he met a while back in Palm Springs, California.
Date: 04/03/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — A year ago, Budda Baker and Sidney Jones were still high-school seniors, attending classes and training for their upcoming football careers at the University of Washington.Now, they're two of the most experienced returning starters on a Huskies defense that...
Date: 04/02/2015 | Sports
Five questions as Huskies begin spring football practice
Date: 03/30/2015 | Sports
Husky quarterback Miles won't take part in spring practices
Date: 03/13/2015 | Sports
BOISE, Idaho — Chris Petersen's return to Boise State will happen on a Friday night. Boise State announced on Monday that its 2015 season opener against Washington has been set for Friday, Sept. 4. The game will be broadcast by ESPN, but no start time has yet been set.
Date: 02/23/2015 | Sports
SEATTLE — University of Washington football coach Chris Petersen was asked to give a little rundown on all 24 new Huskies from national letter of intent signing day Wednesday.
Date: 02/04/2015 | Sports
In the second game of his varsity career, Folsom High School's sophomore quarterback dropped back to pass, scanned the field and decided the shallow crossing route, four or five yards beyond the line of scrimmage, was not open.He scanned some more, moved out of the pocket,...
Date: 02/04/2015 | Sports
BOULDER, Colo. — Each visit to the Coors Events Center, the basketball arena with the highest altitude in the Pac-12, has proven to be a difficult climb for the Washington Huskies men’s basketball team.
Date: 01/22/2015 | Sports
Marysville Pilchuck's Austin Joyner says he will play for UW
Date: 01/04/2015 | High Schools
TEMPE, Ariz. — After he dressed at his locker following one of the Washington Huskies' most disappointing losses of the 2014 season, quarterback Cyler Miles reflected on a frustrating end to a frustrating year.UW's 30-22 loss to Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl ended...
Date: 01/04/2015 | Sports
Slow start dooms UW in 30-22 loss to Oklahoma St. in Cactus Bowl
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jaydon Mickens told the story a few weeks ago of his official recruiting visit to Oklahoma State's campus in Stillwater.On Wednesday morning, Cowboys coach Mike Gundy recalled "several really good phone conversations" between him and...
UW offense hopes to continue upward trend in Cactus Bowl
Where does the Huskies' ultra-versatile Thomspon fit in the NFL?
Date: 01/01/2015 | Sports
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It is not in Jeff Lindquist's nature to complain publicly about anything — certainly not playing time — or assign blame for his up-and-down 2014 season.So the Washington Huskies third-year sophomore quarterback focuses inward when asked...
Date: 12/31/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — National letter-of-intent signing day isn’t until Feb. 4, but two players have already written in ink their intentions to play for the Washington Huskies: record-setting quarterback Jake Browning from Folsom (Calif.) High School, who signed a financial-aid agreement in September; and...
Date: 12/22/2014 | Sports
Huskies land three players on the Associated Press first team
Date: 12/16/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — When the Washington Huskies take the field against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Cactus Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tempe, Arizona, Huskies receiver Jaydon Mickens will face the team he nearly chose to play for.Mickens, now a junior at UW, took one of his official...
Date: 12/15/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — As the Washington Huskies’ starting free safety for the entire 2014 season — and as a key special-teams player — Budda Baker has as much responsibility as anyone on the UW team.
Date: 12/14/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — Whether he played linebacker, safety, running back or special-teams, Washington Huskies junior Shaq Thompson seemed to find a way to make big plays in 2014.
Date: 12/12/2014 | Sports
LOS ANGELES, CA ? The 30th annual Butkus Award honoring the nation's best collegiate linebacker was presented Tuesday to Eric Kendricks, a senior at UCLA.The award was presented at a surprise event before coaches, players and family on the UCLA campus and featured an...
Date: 12/09/2014 | Sports
PULLMAN — It's something minor that most wouldn't find noteworthy, unless you're Chris Petersen.
Date: 12/01/2014 | Sports
PULLMAN — For the fifth time in the last six seasons, the Washington Huskies left the Apple Cup game against Washington State holding the trophy.Now, after capping the regular-season with a 31-13 victory over the Cougars, the Huskies will wait to find out which bowl...
Date: 11/30/2014 | Sports
Washington defeats Washington State 31-13 (gallery)
Date: 11/29/2014 | Sports
Apple Cup rivalry as intense as any in college football
Date: 11/29/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — Washington's Danny Shelton can sometimes be the biggest, meanest, most intimidating presence on the field. His ability to cause havoc as a defensive tackle is why many are expecting the senior to get picked early in the NFL draft. Yet what will teammates...
Date: 11/28/2014 | Sports
FULLERTON, Calif. — Defense is not a problem for the Washington Huskies, especially with Robert Upshaw clogging the paint and swatting away opponents' shots.
Date: 11/27/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — Chris Petersen doesn't usually attend the Washington Huskies' defensive line meetings, but he pops in every now and then, so Drew Schultz wasn't tremendously surprised to see the UW coach standing in the back of the meeting room one day late in fall camp.It...
Date: 11/26/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — When Chris Petersen arrived at Boise State, he quickly learned the nature of the Broncos’ biggest rivalry game.In Boise, they hate the University of Idaho.
Date: 11/25/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — By beating Oregon State on Saturday night, the University of Washington football team got its seventh win of the season and became bowl eligible for the fifth straight year.For Washington State, Saturday’s annual Apple Cup showdown will serve as this season’s bowl game.
Date: 11/23/2014 | Sports
Huskies beat Beavers 37-13 to become bowl eligible
Date: 11/22/2014 | Sports
SEATTLE — Hau’oli Kikaha, the Washington Huskies’ career and single-season leader in sacks, is one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which seeks annually to recognize the best lineman or linebacker in college football.
Date: 11/20/2014 | Sports