Given the mind-numbingly dull nature of Pac-12 media days – now televised! With fans invited! – I wanted to ask Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen about something other than the ever-mounting preseason hype surrounding his football team (don’t worry, we talked about that, too).
The Washington Huskies on Saturday received an oral commitment from Brandon McKinney, a 4-star safety prospect fom Lutheran High School in Orange, California. McKinney announced the decision on his Twitter page.
It seemed inevitable when Lorenzo Romar hired Michael Porter Sr. as an assistant coach that Porter’s son, star recruit Michael Porter Jr., would eventually choose to play basketball for the Washington Huskies.
Huskies coach Chris Petersen said on Friday at Pac-12 media days that new consultant Jeff Tedford, the former California head coach, is “truly in it for being around us and helping us” and not angling for an assistant coaching position in the future.
-- Had a chance to sit down with Huskies coach Chris Petersen on Thursday afternoon for a wide-ranging interview previewing Washington’s 2016 season. Here is part of it, including Petersen’s (unsurprising) thoughts on UW’s preseason expectations, and how he and the program have evolved since his first year in Seattle.
Follow along as Pac-12 media days wrap up at Loews Hollywood Hotel. Huskies coach Chris Petersen, tight end Darrell Daniels and defensive back Kevin King are scheduled to take the main stage at 11 a.m.
As he typically does, Washington State coach Mike Leach provided plenty of interesting fodder during his time on the main stage at Thursday’s Pac-12 media days at the Loews Hotel. Here is the official transcript of his remarks.
With Pac-12 media days commencing Thursday in Hollywood, it’s time to share my preseason prediction for how the conference race will shake out ... except this isn’t actually the ballot I submitted for the preseason media poll, because I forgot to submit a ballot for the preseason media poll. Oh well. Sue me.
The Washington Huskies men’s basketball team announced its 2016-17 nonconference schedule on Wednesday afternoon, and UW’s Dec. 7 game at Gonzaga -- that date was already known -- remains the highlight.
The Washington Huskies men’s basketball team added a second commitment to its 2017 recruiting class, as 6-foot-3 point guard Blake Harris from Raleigh, North Carolina, used his Twitter page on Monday night to announce a commitment to UW.
When Scott Woodward announced his departure from the University of Washington to take the athletic director position at Texas A&M, one potential replacement immediately came to the minds of UW insiders: Jennifer Cohen.
Each summer, Washington’s incoming freshmen athletes enroll in what the school calls its “LEAP” program. LEAP stands for Learning Experience Achievement Program, and it’s essentially an academic boot camp designed to prepare new student-athletes for life as college students.