A Husky Weekend South of the Border!
Normally, encouraging Washington fans to visit the state of Oregon wouldn't necessarily be among the Husky athletic department's top priorities. But, with five UW athletic teams competing down south this weekend, it might be a good time to get on the road and make a weekend of it!
Tomorrow at 4 p.m., the Husky women's soccer team opens its NCAA Tournament experience with a first-round game against the University of Mississippi at the University of Portland's Merlo Field. The winner of that game plays Sunday at noon against the winner of Portland vs. Denver. Tickets are available through the UP ticket office.
On Saturday, the defending national champion UW women's cross country team and the nationally-ranked men's squad both compete in the NCAA West Regionals at Springfield (Ore.) Country Club. The men's race begins at 9:45 a.m., while the women take to the course at 10:45 a.m. Both teams appear to have already qualified for the NCAA Championships and will be using the Regionals to build their resume and prepare for the national championship race.
At 12:30 p.m., the Husky football team will kick-off its final road game of the year when it travels to Corvallis, Ore. to play Oregon State. Washington needs to win its final three games of the season to become bowl eligible and hopes to get back on the winning track against the Beavers.
Finally on Saturday, Coach Tia Jackson's women's basketball team opens its regular-season at 2 p.m. at Portland State's Stott Center. Tickets are available through the PSU athletic website.
Make sure to check the Washington DOT website for traffic down the I-5 corridor before you go! And, when you see a fellow Husky on the road, give 'em a quick wave!
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