Unleashed: Husky Baseball's "Perfect Storm"
The new, $15 million "Diamond on Montlake" shimmers on a sunny, blue-sky, debut night on Lake Washington. More than 100 former Huskies turn out to see a decades-old dream come true -- and UW rally to beat Arizona 8-7. "It's just awesome."
After thinking – many times – he'd never pitch again because of a torn elbow ligament, junior right-hander Jeff Brigham is wowing scouts with a 98-mph fastball. He is undefeated with a 1.29 ERA through five starts. And he is acutely aware of the need to have a Plan B for life beyond baseball.
The Huskies are taking two weeks off from spring practice for finals and UW's spring break. Quarterback Lindquist has three finals, including an acting one in which he plays a post-9/11 firefighter.
From exit-row seats to heart-rate monitors, dinner at Nigel Williams-Goss' house and gawking in the casino, there is so much more to UW's appearance at the Pac-12 tournament than meets most eyes.
Shaq Thompson practices at running back on the second day of spring drills. Wide receiver John Ross gets time at defensive back. Running back Jesse Callier returns after missing the first practice. And Lincoln Kennedy plus Greg Lewis make the 2014 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.
From his standards off the field to the meticulous way he practices the Huskies on fundamentals to him frowning on French fries, new coach Chris Petersen is installing what he calls "a new culture" to UW football. The players are absolutely receiving the message.
The team is still getting used to the new standards of Chris Petersen and his staff. The coach announces John Timu is suspended for two weeks and Jesse Callier is away to correct academic issues.
She is one of only three known transfers from a service academy to become a UW student-athlete. And "she amazes me," says her coach, Jill Hultquist. The qualities that got Allen to West Point are why she left and returned home to be a Husky.
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