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Huskies Football

That's a wrap

Huskies close spring practice with annual scrimmage

Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports

UW notebook: Recovering from injury, WR Ross takes ‘step forward’ in spring

SEATTLE — After sitting out for an entire year, perhaps no University of Washington football player was more eager for spring practices than wide receiver John Ross.And based on what he showed throughout the spring, his teammates and coaches are likewise eager to see...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports

Huskies’ Shelton can do it all on the O-line

SEATTLE — At first, the Washington Huskies’ offensive linemen focus on learning a single position — the one they play — and no others. So in their first season, as offensive line coach Chris Strausser puts it, “they’re trying to fight for their life to figure out what they’re doing on every...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Sports

UW athletic department reports $863,136 budget deficit

SEATTLE — The University of Washington athletic department generated more revenue than ever during the 2014-15 fiscal year.But it spent even more.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Sports

Basketball to football

Ex-Zag Griffin tries to earn playing time with Huskies as a receiver

Date: 04/17/2016 | Sports

Huskies' defense shines in spring football practice

SEATTLE — The self-adopted "Death Row" nickname for the Washington Huskies' defense, linebacker Keishawn Bierria said, predates his arrival at UW. Yet the moniker appears to be gaining prominence on social media among players and fans. One creative supporter even...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Sports

Huskies’ Browning works on throwing better deep ball

SEATTLE — Chris Petersen often bemoaned the Washington Huskies' inability to gain big chunks of yardage via their passing game last season. With a true freshman at quarterback and several first-year starters on the offensive line, that was not an unexpected problem.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Sports

Huskies WR Renfro out for spring while handling personal matter

SEATTLE — One of Washington’s promising young offensive players will not practice again this spring.

Date: 04/08/2016 | Sports

Huskies’ Lindquist, Dissly switch to tight end

SEATTLE — Washington’s two new tight ends spent most of last season on the bench. When they did play, they played quarterback and defensive line, respectively.

Date: 04/04/2016 | Sports

UW holds Pro Day

Feeney skips event due to surgery, Tupou works as fullback

Date: 03/31/2016 | Sports

2015 Man of the Year finalist: Taniela Tupou

Early on, it looked like Taniela Tupou’s football career at the University of Washington had reached a dead end.

Date: 03/31/2016 | Sports

Matured Mathis eyes big season for Huskies at LB

SEATTLE — Joe Mathis is a senior now, ready to prove he's all grown up. He turns 21 years old on Saturday. He recently qualified for inclusion on the Washington Huskies' treasured "3.0 board," reserved for football players who achieve a 3.0 grade-point average in a...

Date: 03/30/2016 | Sports

Commentary: Young football stars raise Huskies’ expectations

The poets who write of budding trees and flocking robins as harbingers of spring's glorious rebirth have somehow overlooked the annual springtime rite for certain collegiate mesomorphs.Spring football.It got underway Monday morning for the Washington Huskies on...

Date: 03/28/2016 | Sports

Sudden impact?

Too early to tell how much of an impact WR Ross will have on Huskies

Date: 03/28/2016 | Sports

5 questions for Dawgs

Key questions facing Huskies as they begin spring football practice

Date: 03/27/2016 | Sports

Huskies’ wide receiver Ross runs 4.25 40-yard dash

SEATTLE — John Ross III might be faster than ever.In his first public display of athleticism since undergoing knee surgery in May, the Washington Huskies receiver proved that he hasn't lost any of his signature speed. In fact, it appears he mustered even more.

Date: 03/06/2016 | Sports

No surprises for UW

Huskies ink 18 new players in drama-free letter-of-intent day

Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports

Pac-12 recruiting rankings

Pac-12 recruiting classes ranked according to national ranking.1. UCLA — Another star-studded recruiting class for the Bruins, who need to start turning these high ratings into more victories. Among their 30 signees is 5-star linebacker Mique Juarez, who is...

Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports

Huskies ‘did a great job’ recruiting football players

As the college football recruiting campaign moves into its final day, the University of Washington is poised to add 17 players to its roster for the 2016 season.Maybe more if the Huskies get lucky at the 11th hour. And possibly less if that luck goes the other way.

Date: 02/01/2016 | Sports

Don’t practice too much

Huskies' coach reveals secret to Washington women’s success

Date: 01/26/2016 | Sports

UW's small recruiting class loaded with talent

Though short on numbers, the University of Washington football team is putting together a recruiting class that still has a chance to make a significant impact in the coming years, and perhaps as soon as the 2016 season.To date, 16 high school players have made verbal...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Sports

Huskies add to stellar class with two elite recruits

With the whirlwind of college football recruiting moving into its final days, the University of Washington is already setting off some storms of its own.In barely more than 24 hours this week, the Huskies received verbal commitments from two elite out-of-state prospects.

Date: 01/21/2016 | Sports

Cohen named Huskies’ interim athletic director

SEATTLE — Jennifer Cohen, a University of Washington employee since 1998, will serve as the UW’s interim athletic director while the school conducts a national search for Scott Woodward’s permanent replacement.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Sports

Huskies' Murray adds floater to his game

SEATTLE — Dejounte Murray had little trouble getting to the rim as a star guard at Rainier Beach High School, navigating the floor the way a quick, skilled, long-armed 6-foot-4-1/2 player should.But his coaches at Rainier Beach suggested that he add something else to...

Date: 01/12/2016 | Sports

Washington’s Scott Woodward named AD at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Scott Woodward has been named Texas A&M’s athletic director after serving in that same position at Washington since 2008.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Sports

Husky pipeline

Trio of former Huskies make up over half of Seahawks' WR unit

Date: 12/31/2015 | Sports

Huskies' RB Washington will not return for senior season

DALLAS – Washington Huskies tailback Dwayne Washington did not make the trip here for the Heart of Dallas Bowl game against Southern Mississippi.

Date: 12/26/2015 | Sports

Huskies' seniors go out winners in Heart of Dalals Bowl

DALLAS — After the Washington Huskies left the field at Cotton Bowl Stadium, still in celebration mode following their 44-31 win over Southern Mississippi in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, Jake Browning wasn't yet ready to consider his team's promising future.That kind of...

Date: 12/26/2015 | Sports

Huskies win Heart of Dallas Bowl

Gaskin scores 4 TDs, Washington beats Southern Miss 44-31

Date: 12/26/2015 | Sports

Big influence

UW's Gaskin, who is from Lynnwood, learned from older brother

Date: 12/25/2015 | Sports

Huskies seek to finish season with bowl victory

DALLAS — Think back to when this season began, on the blue turf at Boise State, where the Washington Huskies could hardly run the ball or protect their true freshman quarterback.Did you think they looked like a team that might achieve the six victories necessary to...

Date: 12/25/2015 | Sports

Back from the depths

Revitalized Southern Miss faces UW in Heart of Dallas Bowl

Date: 12/22/2015 | Sports

Looking for an edge

Huskies to play with more ‘edge’ in Heart of Dallas Bowl

Date: 12/21/2015 | Sports

Huskies' Petersen: Lake’s promotion ‘well-deserved’

SEATTLE — Pete Kwiatkowski is the University of Washington football team's defensive coordinator, and, as such, he calls the Huskies' defensive plays.But as UW head coach Chris Petersen said, "it's not any one guy's final decision or show." Kwiatkowski...

Date: 12/20/2015 | Sports

Huskies promote 3 assistants on football staff

SEATTLE — Chris Petersen stayed within the program to hire the Washington Huskies' new receivers coach, and augmented the job titles of two other Huskies assistants.The school announced on Tuesday that Bush Hamdan, who spent the 2015 season as an offensive quality...

Date: 12/15/2015 | Sports

Work ethic, study turn Huskies' Jones into All-Pac-12 cornerback

SEATTLE — When Jimmy Lake wants to show the Washington Huskies' defensive backs how to properly execute a certain coverage or technique, he turns, as most assistant coaches do, to his "teach tape."This is simply a series of clips of defensive backs playing...

Date: 12/13/2015 | Sports

Huskies meet Southern Miss in Heart of Dallas Bowl

SEATTLE — Taniela Tupou has family in Texas, and they made the trip to Seattle two weeks ago to watch the fifth-year senior defensive tackle play his final home game for the Washington Huskies.

Date: 12/06/2015 | Sports

Huskies learn bowl destination today

SEATTLE — By Sunday afternoon, the Washington Huskies should know the date, location and opponent for their final game of the 2015 season.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Sports

Montana State hires UW assistant Choate as head coach

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Montana State hired Washington assistant Jeff Choate as its head football coach Friday.Choate replaces Rob Ash, fired two days after the Bobcats lost to Montana to finish the season 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the Big Sky Conference.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Sports

Huskies part ways with WR coach Pease

SEATTLE — Washington coach Chris Petersen has announced that wide receivers coach Brent Pease will not be retained for next season and will not coach for the Huskies in their upcoming bowl game.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Sports

Huskies will miss departing Choate’s contributions

SEATTLE — Kickers, Cameron Van Winkle explains, have a tendency to be overlooked, even by their own special-teams coaches.Kickoff coverage? That deserves attention. Kickoff return? Definitely. Field-goal formation? Of course.But the kicker himself? Well,...

Date: 12/03/2015 | Sports

Huskies' DBs Baker, Jones named first-team All-Pac-12

SEATTLE – Two Washington Huskies defensive players were selected first-team All-Pac-12 on Monday, and another two made the second team.

Date: 12/01/2015 | Sports

Huskies going bowling, but where?

SEATTLE — A victory in Friday's Apple Cup game against Washington State, Jake Browning said, carried particular significance.And not just because of the rivalry."The Apple Cup is big, but there were other things at stake, too — bowl eligibility...

Date: 11/28/2015 | Sports

'Blessed to be here'

Murphy grad celebrates win in final game at Husky Stadium

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Huskies notebook: Ex-UW stars give young pups a history lesson

SEATTLE — During the week, the UW coaching staff invited several ex-players to address the team about the importance of winning the Apple Cup. Head coach Chris Petersen declined to say who showed up — "I'd like to keep those (things) under wraps," he said.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Jones' interception highlights big day for UW defense

SEATTLE — Sidney Jones was the closer Friday afternoon at Husky Stadium. He snuffed out any chance of the Washington State Cougars mounting a comeback in the Apple Cup.The Washington cornerback made the play that broke WSU's back, intercepting a Peyton Bender pass and...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Cougars notebook: WSU plagued by miscues

SEATTLE — Asked to explain the unexpected malfunction of his 20th-ranked Washington State University football team on Friday, coach Mike Leach raised his hand and started counting off the offensive miscues, one by one, on his fingers."We dropped balls,"...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Cougars’ star wideouts have an off day

SEATTLE — Wide receivers Dom Williams and Gabe Marks share a little motivational expression. They call themselves the best duo in Washington State University history.They needed to be that and more Friday afternoon in the 108th Apple Cup — and were not even...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Apple turnovers

UW pummels No. 20 WSU 45-10 with help of 7 turnovers

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Patterson: Huskies’ freshman Gaskin earns coaches trust and runs with it

SEATTLE — Trust is not something given lightly to a freshman running back.Usually the true freshmen running backs can be found in the third rank on the sidelines, holding their helmets in their hands and just hoping their coaches know their names well enough to call...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

QB Luke Falk not in uniform for Apple Cup

SEATTLE — Washington State quarterback Luke Falk was not in uniform for the No. 20 Cougars before facing rival Washington in the Apple Cup.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

The view from the Apple Cup

Check it out. Here's the view from the press box at Husky Stadium about an hour before the UW and WSU square off in the 108th Apple Cup.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Seattle Sidelines

Apple Cup today

Art Thiel: Cougs, Dawgs reverse their traditional roles

Date: 11/27/2015 | Sports

Huskies' give Petersen two-year contract extension

SEATTLE — Washington coach Chris Petersen has signed a two-year contract extension keeping him tied to the Huskies through the 2020 season, the school announced on Thursday.

Date: 11/26/2015 | Sports

No one-trick pony

Huskies wary of Cougars’ running game and defense

Date: 11/25/2015 | Sports

McGrath: Keeping Falk on sidelines in Apple Cup a no-brainer

Because Washington State coach Mike Leach keeps a steadfast policy against discussing the health of his players, quarterback Luke Falk's status for the Apple Cup remains questionable.What nonsense. Why is the possibility Falk will suit up Friday against Washington even a...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Sports

Strength vs. strength

Apple Cup pits UW's stout pass defense vs. WSU's air attack

Date: 11/24/2015 | Sports

Huskies focused on Cougars

Don’t ask Petersen about possibility of UW playing in bowl game

Date: 11/23/2015 | Sports

Huskies' Feeney runs down Lucas to save touchdown

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Keishawn Bierria missed the tackle that allowed Paul Lucas to escape and scoot up the sideline, so he had particular interest in seeing teammate Travis Feeney chase Lucas down and prevent him from scoring a touchdown.Interest, and unwavering faith.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Sports

Huskies keep bowl hopes alive

Browning throws 4 TD passes as UW routs Oregon State 52-7 (video)

Date: 11/21/2015 | Sports

Needing two wins for bowl eligibility, Huskies visit hapless Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you are a Washington Huskies fan frustrated by the lack of tangible progress so far achieved by second-year coach Chris Petersen, pause for a moment and consider what Oregon State supporters must feel like about their own coaching transition.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Sports

Huskies not relying on Beavers’ struggles

SEATTLE — Some might think the Pac-12 Conference's 11th-ranked offense might have found just what it's looking for this weekend: the 11th-ranked defense.But that's not the way Washington coach Chris Petersen looks at the Huskies' 3 p.m. Saturday visit to Oregon...

Date: 11/19/2015 | Sports

Missed opportunities haunt Huskies

SEATTLE — The three passes fell incomplete, and neither could really, truly be classified as a drop. But each could have been caught.And the fact that none were is simply the latest example of a problem Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen has seen in practice all...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Sports

Huskies must win final two games to become bowl eligible

SEATTLE — It's no longer a matter of what might be the better matchup for Washington or where the Huskies might fit in the Pac-12 hierarchy of bowl game associations.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Sports

Huskies' Browning set career highs with 405 yards passing and 52 attempts

TEMPE, Ariz. – Washington’s coaches looked at the statistics, and figured Arizona State’s weak pass defense presented an opportunity for quarterback Jake Browning to throw the ball.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports

Huskies' Baker plays against ASU; Qualls, Washington don't play

TEMPE, Ariz. – Washington Huskies safety Budda Baker spent the week following concussion protocol, UW trainers evaluating him each day after sustaining an apparent head injury during UW’s loss last week to Utah.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports

Huskies fall in the desert

Down 17, Arizona State rallies to beat Washington 27-17

Date: 11/14/2015 | Sports

Huskies seek to end desert woes against Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. — When the Washington Huskies last took the field at Sun Devil Stadium, they looked as if they hadn't practiced in weeks.They seemed unprepared, unfocused and uninterested, and they trailed 24-0 at halftime in a game they eventually lost ... to the...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Sports

Vizcaino providing competition at punter for Huskies

SEATTLE — The first time the Washington Huskies lined up to punt against the Utah Utes on Saturday, there was no punt.Korey Durkee instead dropped the snap, Utah wound up taking over at UW's 32-yard line, and the Utes turned that ideal field position into a...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Sports

Long-term Gaines

Redshirt freshman helping Huskies ease loss of Shelton

Date: 11/11/2015 | Sports

'Friendly fire' took out Huskies' Baker

SEATTLE – One night after colliding in violent, unintentional fashion with his own teammate – a hit that knocked him out of Washington’s 34-23 loss to Utah – Huskies safety Budda Baker showed a sense of humor.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Sports

Huskies’ Peterson doesn’t disagree with penalties in Utah game

SEATTLE — After examining the game film, Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen didn't seem to object much to the penalties that nullified a pair of UW touchdowns — and instead led to a pair of field goals — during Saturday's 34-23 loss to No. 13 Utah.On...

Date: 11/09/2015 | Sports

Huskies' Baker knocked out of Utah game with apparent concussion

SEATTLE – Washington Huskies safeties Budda Baker and Jojo McIntosh each clobbered Utah receiver Britain Covey, in that order, on a first-down completion midway through the first quarter of Saturday’s 34-23 Utes victory.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Sports

Utes top Hukies

Turnovers help No. 13 Utah beat Washington 34-23

Date: 11/07/2015 | Sports

Top defenses in Pac-12 meet when Huskies face No. 13 Utah

SEATTLE — If Chris Petersen's assessment of the 13th-ranked Utah Utes sounds familiar, it's because the Utes look a lot like another strong, talented outfit the Washington Huskies already played this season.That was the Pac-12 North-leading Stanford Cardinal, which...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Sports

By land and by air

Huskies RB Washington becoming weapon in passing game

Date: 11/04/2015 | Sports

Arrow pointing up

UW's Feeney has developed into one of Pac-12's best LBs

Date: 11/03/2015 | Sports

Huskies are No. 1

Washington leads the Pac-12 in scoring defense

Date: 11/02/2015 | Sports

Huskies enter final month with renewed hope for bowl berth

SEATTLE — Thanks to its most dominant conference win in two seasons, a bowl game is again very much a possibility for Washington.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Sports

Feeney helps Huskies' defense dominate Arizona

SEATTLE — The University of Arizona came into Saturday night’s game against Washington leading the Pacific-12 Conference in scoring offense (41.8) and total offense (535.0 yards per game), and was second in rushing offense...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Sports

Huskies rout Arizona

Browning throws 4 TD passes as Washington wins 49-3

Date: 10/31/2015 | Sports

Potent Wildcats

Huskies will face Arizona's effective two-QB system

Date: 10/30/2015 | Sports

Late Pac-12 kickoff times not going away

SEATTLE — As the sun sets on Saturday and spectators fill the seats at Martin Stadium in Pullman, the Washington State Cougars will do something they’ve yet to do this season.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Sports

Huskies fall to Stanford

No. 10 Stanford beats Washington 31-14

Date: 10/24/2015 | Sports

UW will need stout defense to beat Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — Amid all of the untimely sacks, turnovers, three-and-outs and other missed scoring opportunities for this sputtering Washington Huskies offense, one constant has prevented them from succumbing yet to a lopsided loss.That is, simply, the defense.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Sports

UW’s Browning day to day

SEATTLE — If you were hoping Thursday for an ultra-specific update about the injury status of Washington Huskies quarterback Jake Browning, well, sorry.

Date: 10/22/2015 | Sports

Huskies want passing game to contribute more big plays

SEATTLE — It's not known yet whether Jake Browning will start at quarterback for the Washington Huskies when they visit 10th-ranked Stanford on Saturday night. UW offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith said Wednesday that Browning is still "day to day" with a shoulder...

Date: 10/21/2015 | Sports

Tall task at hand

Huskies will face stiff test in Stanford RB McCaffrey

Date: 10/20/2015 | Sports

Playing status up in the air

Huskies quarterback Browning "day to day" with shoulder injury

Date: 10/19/2015 | Sports

Browning injured in UW’s loss to Ducks

SEATTLE — As if another inconsistent offensive performance wasn’t bad enough — and against the defensively challenged Oregon Ducks, no less — the Washington Huskies now might have some uncertainty at the quarterback position.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Sports

Huskies notebook: EWU transfer Adams returns to lead Oregon

SEATTLE — The University of Oregon kept the secret until game time, but when the Ducks' offense came onto the field for the first play against Washington on Saturday night Vernon Adams was at quarterback.Adams, the fifth-year senior transfer from Eastern Washington,...

Date: 10/17/2015 | Sports

Just out of reach

Oregon edges UW 26-20 for 12th straight win in series

Date: 10/17/2015 | Sports

Snapping the skid

Huskies look to beat Oregon for first time since 2003

Date: 10/16/2015 | Sports

UW tight end Ajamu out for season with knee injury

SEATTLE — Before Washington won its game last week at USC, the Huskies lost a tight end to injury.David Ajamu, a third-year sophomore, apparently planted his foot awkwardly during pregame warm-ups in Los Angeles last week and sustained a knee injury that will sideline...

Date: 10/15/2015 | Sports

Double down

Art Thiel: Big home weekend for Huskies, Seahawks

Date: 10/15/2015 | Sports

Myles from Montlake

UW coaches impressed with Gaskin’s patience, maturity

Date: 10/14/2015 | Sports

UW coaches using Victor’s targeting ejection as teaching point

SEATTLE — Discussion of the NCAA’s targeting rule seems to present conflicting feelings for Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Sports

Huskies wary of Ducks despite Oregon's 3-3 record

SEATTLE – Watching the Oregon Ducks limp to a 3-3 record begets an obvious conclusion for most observers:These are not the same high-powered, dominant Ducks who racked up lopsided scores while winning 11 or more games in each of the past five seasons. Their three...

Date: 10/12/2015 | Sports

UW says Sarkisian’s alcohol purchases did not violate school policy

SEATTLE — In the wake of his firing Monday as USC’s head football coach, Steve Sarkisian’s history of alcohol use during his five-year tenure at Washington has been called into question.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Sports

USC fires Sarkisian one day after putting him on leave

LOS ANGELES — Faced with mounting reports of erratic behavior by its football coach, USC fired the troubled Steve Sarkisian on Monday afternoon.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Sports

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