Aug. 14, 2009
SEATTLE - Join the Washington football team Sunday at the annual Picture Day at Husky Stadium. The entire Husky football team, as well as Coach Steve Sarkisian, will be on hand to meet the fans, along with a number of other activities.
It's one of the great free events on the Seattle-area sports calendar each year.
Gates open at 9:30 a.m. and Picture Day starts at 10:00 a.m. As always, admission and parking are free as are coffee, doughnuts from Top Pot Doughnuts and soft drinks from Coca-Cola. Also, there will be free kids' face painting from John Robert Powers and both the Dubs Club (for kids) and the Women's Basketball Fast Break board will have information available.
In addition to the Husky football team, fans can meet and mingle with the UW women's soccer and volleyball teams. The Husky Marching Band and cheerleaders will be there to perform, as will Harry the Husky.
Also, during the course of Picture Day, the Husky Ticket Office will be holding a "Select-A-Seat" event where fans who have yet to purchase tickets for the upcoming season can experience the best available seats in Husky Stadium first-hand.
Join us Sunday for the unofficial kickoff of the 2009 Husky football season.
POST-PRACTICE UPDATE: The Dawgs were put through their first full-pads practice Friday afternoon at Husky Stadium, on a perfectly pleasant August afternoon.
Coach Steve Sarkisian didn't have much to report in the way of hard news. Fullback Paul Homer and Justin Glenn missed out on practice due to injuries, though neither was termed serious. Sarkisian pointed out that, so early into the fall, it's counterproductive to rush players back onto the field, figuring that given time to heal more completely, they're less likely to get re-injured.
One eye-catching highlight early in the practice was a long catch-and-run from sophomore speedster Jordan Polk, but in the later stages, it was clear that the defense probably got the better of the offense.
Tomorrow is the first double-day practice for the Dawgs. They'll get started at 8:45 in the morning in what Sarkisian said would be the lighter and more brief of the two. At 6:45 in the evening, the second practice will be a full-pads affair that's likely to be more rigorous.