January 2010 Archives
The Dawg Pack has showed up in force three hours before tipoff and the line to get into the arena already snakes down past the Graves Building and is nearing the IMA.
Top Pot Donuts arrived at 9:30 this morning and Coach Romar was out mingling with the students and passing them out to wet Dawg Pack members. Some of the fans are lucky enough to be under cover of the Graves Building.
Although the team is tied for last in the Pac-10 standings right now, there is no doubt that Husky students are the No. 1 fans in the conference!
New Parking Information for Visitor and Daily Parking Near Husky Stadium
Beginning Monday, February 1, Gate 8 (located in E21, formerly E11) will be closed to accommodate the expanding footprint of construction on the light rail station at Husky Stadium.
A new pay-by-space system has been installed in E21 that will allow visitors and other short-term parkers to park in numbered spaces and either pay for parking or enter a code at an automated kiosk. Parking can be purchased in 15 minute intervals.
For more information visit the UW's Commuter Services website.
Word out of the NBA is that the Houston Rockets are on the verge of signing Will Conroy to a 10-day contract. Conroy was the final roster cut for the Rockets in the preseason.
Conroy has been playing in the NBA D-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers where he has averaged 14.3 points and 8.4 assists in 12 games.
Conroy finished his UW career in 2005 and left school as the all-time assists leader.
Brandon Roy was named to his third-consecutive NBA All-Star team it was learned on Thursday. The former Husky All-American is averaging 23.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists in just his fourth year in the NBA.
Roy has been limited to 40 games this season and has missed the last four games and six of the last seven because of a right hamstring injury.
Out to prove that his week in the Bob Hope Classic was no fluke, Alex Prugh is tearing it up in the fist day at Farmer's Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
He is currently tied for sixth at 5-under thru 12 holes. He is two strokes off the lead.
Follow all the action live at PGATour.com and return to http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/m-golf/wash-m-golf-body.html for a recap of his day.
UW softball stars Danielle Lawrie, Alyson McWherter and Morgan Stuart, along with head coach Heather Tarr paid a visit to local students yesterday as guests of the Kitsap County Bremerton Athletic Roundtable at The Forum at Olympic High School.
The group gave inspirational talks to those in attendance and also stuck around to sign autographs. To read about the event in the Kitsap Sun, click here.
Washington linebacker Donald Butler continues to impress NFL Scouts and analysts at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. this week.
Butler finished his career at the UW as a second-team all-Pac-10 selection and was the team's defensive player of the year. He was the national defensive player of the week after the UW's home win over USC and registered a career-high 15.5 tackles for loss last season.
Scout.com's NFL Draft analyst Chris Steuber wrote this about Butler: "A surprising roster invitee, Butler has been a pleasant surprise thus far. On Tuesday, a lot of scouts were discussing his ability, and they believe he's one of the top three linebackers in Mobile. At 6-foot-1, 244 pounds, Butler has the size and physical nature that teams like from amiddle linebacker, and his downhill style has impressed everyone."
The Husky women's soccer team enjoyed success on the field in 2009 with an NCAA Second Round appearance and also managed to maintain the highest team grade-point average (GPA) in the athletic department for fall quarter despite being busy with their season. The team compiled a 3.31 GPA, with 12 members making the Dean's List.
Of the 30 players on the squad, 22 achieved at least a 3.0. Their 3.31 team GPA was just shy of their team high for a quarter of 3.37 in 1996.
Even more impressive is that some of the highest individual GPAs came from the Huskies' top players on the field as well. All-Pac-10 and All-Region selections Kate Deines and Veronica Perez led the way with 3.75 GPAs for the quarter, along with goalkeeper Alex Phillips. Brittany Davis-Roberti was next with a 3.73 followed by Carli Cearnal and Sarah Martinez with 3.69s. Kellye Joswick (3.65), Makenna Brinster (3.63) and Pac-10 All-Academic and NSCAA Scholar All-Region selection Kendyl Pele (3.61) rounded out the Top Dawgs with 3.60 or higher.
Last Friday, we received at Graves Hall the final piece of what has been a long-standing tradition here at Washington - a Nebraska pennant.
Every year, staffers in athletics communications hang pennants of all the teams Washington football will play in the upcoming season near the ceiling of the Communications Room. All of the Pac-10 pennants we've had for a while, and there was a bit of luck involved as two of the teams (Syracuse & BYU) we played in the last five years. The Nebraska pennant, unfortunately, had to be ordered.
No one is sure of the exact start date of this tradition, but everyone in the office remembers the pennants hanging for as long as they can remember.
The season opens on Sept. 4 at BYU in Provo.
UW Softball Night at Everett Silvertips!
"Hockey and Softball usually don't mix but for one great night they will. On Friday, January 29th, The Everett Silvertips will honor the University of Washington Softball team for their fantastic achievement of winning the 2009 Division I National Championship.
Join the Husky Softball team to watch the Silvertips face their rivals the Portland Winterhawks. Canadians Jenn Salling and Danielle Lawrie will drop the ceremonial first puck and the team will be recognized during the first intermission.
A special ticket price for all Husky Softball fans is being offered with lower level tickets available for only $14. To purchase your tickets at this special price and be a part of this fun event contact, Devon Wold at the Silvertips offices at 425 609-2804 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Husky Softball Hour at Mariners FanFest!
Join the 2010 Washington Softball team at Mariners FanFest! Coach Heather Tarr, the UW coaching staff, and the defending NCAA Division I Champion Husky Softball team will be on hand to meet fans and share tips on the field at the interactive activities at Safeco Field, January 30th and 31st. "Husky Softball Hour" featuring Coach Tarr, the coaching staff and team will be 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 & 31.
The 12th annual Mariners FanFest will feature interactive baseball experiences, autographs from Mariners players, clubhouse tours, opportunities to catch a pop-fly in left field or hit a home run over the centerfield wall, and more.
Tickets are on sale now and are only $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and children five and under are free! For tickets and more information, visit mariners.com/fanfest.
The Signing Day Celebration and Auction is filling up quickly, but there are still a limited number of spaces available. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Don James Center at Husky Stadium. The price is $75 per person and includes free parking at Husky Stadium, heavy appetizers, hosted beer, wine and soft drinks, great auction items to bid on and a breakdown of the 2010 class by the coaches.
The limited number of spaces available is now open to all Dawg fans and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
Sign up for this event online here (http://www.huskyfever.com) or by calling (206) 685-3739.
2010 Football Signing Day Celebration and Auction
We're at shoot around at the Galen Center right now and the big guys (Breshers, MBA, Gant, Trent and Sherrer) are embarking in a game of 21 against the little guys (the other 7 guys practicing).
At the first station they shot from the elbow and the little guys won 21-19. They sprinted to the other end and went from the wing. Where the bigs caught fire for the 21-19 win.
They switched ends and went from the top of the key where the little guys got back in their groove and took down the tall dudes 21-19 but not without controversy. The little guys had thought they won and sprinted down to the other end of the court, but Venoy Overton stayed back realizing they had only reached 20. He promptly buried one from the top of the key to seal the win and sprinted down to the the other end for the next round.
Round four was from the baseline and the little guys caught fire and ran away with a 21-15 victory. They switched sides and shot from mid-key extended where they had to take 15-foot bank shots. The bigs proved their mettle once again pulling out a 21-20 upset to claim two out of five victories in the 21-shooting challenge.
Right now they're wrapping up with free throws before we all head back to the hotel to relax before tonight's big game against USC.
The cover charge includes all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, beer, wine and soft drinks, chalk talks by Husky men's basketball coaches and a live performance by the Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad. After the Jump Start, held each year at the Don James Center, you can make the short walk to Bank of America Arena and help send the Huskies onto the court in style. You'll only need to park once!
When: Thursday, Feb. 4, before the Arizona game. The Jump Start runs from 5 p.m. - tip-off
Where: Don James Center at Husky Stadium, UW Seattle Campus
Cost: $25 for UWAA members and current students, $30 for non-members, $10 for children ages 5-12 (kids 4 and under free!)
Former Husky and current Portland Blazers star Brandon Roy is back home in Seattle today to undergo an experimental procedure on his ailing right hamstring.
According to Jason Quick of the Oregonian, Roy will have Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injected into his hamstring, which is "designed to stop the bleeding on his hamstring while also releasing growth factors that aid the healing process."
The procedure will be performed by the medical staff from the Seattle Seahawks. The Blazers are owned by Paul Allen, who also owns the Seahawks.
For those worried that this is a risky medical move, fear not. In a February article in the New York Times, it was reported that the procedure is "strikingly easy and straightforward" to perform. It's a non-surgical procedure and the user's own blood allows the body to recover faster from overuse injuries.
La Quinta, Calif. - The second round of the Bob Hope Classic at SilverRock Resort in La Quinta, Calif., was rained out on Thursday. Former Husky Alex Prugh is in second place overall, two strokes off the lead.
According to PGATour.com, the La Quinta area received just over one inch of rain last year and has over one feet of water on the fourth hole alone! The field will try again on Friday, but the PGA is fully prepared to play on Monday if necessary.
Check out video of Alex from PGATour.com after Wednesday's first round.
With the NBA's annual Sprite Slam Dunk Contest coming up in less than a month, NBA.com has the hype machine running ahead full steam. Watch the dunk contest at 5 p.m. on Feb. 13 on TNT as part of its All-Star Weekend coverage.
In the meantime, check out this great video of Nate The Great!
Catch the Husky men's basketball team live this weekend when it plays at UCLA and USC. Watch live on FSN Northwest. Listen live on the Washington ISP Sports Network or GoHuskies.com. Follow Gametracker live on GoHuskies.com. Or, follow the UW Twitter page (@UWSports).
Here's this week's Washington basketball schedule on FSN Northwest:
Seattle Times reporter Percy Allen recently spoke with former UW men's basketball coach Tippy Dye and a few of his former players. Dye said he thought Romar would be a good coach from the first time he met him.
"From what I understood, I thought he was going to be a great coach there and I think he is," said Dye. "He's a good man for that job and will do a good job for all of our followers up there."
Begin thinking up some questions Huskies fans. Both Sami Whitcomb and Kristi Kingma will be part of the latest in the Seattle Times chats this Friday, Jan. 22, at 12 p.m. They'll be online discussing a variety of different topics, including their season performance to date.
Whitcomb and Kingma are joining several Huskies who have chatted so far with fans. Quincy Pondexter was the first Husky, followed by Danielle Lawrie. Athletic director Scott Woodward also took part in the chat.
A former University of Washington swim team captain remains in a Florida hospital after being trapped in a collapsed building following the powerful earthquake in Haiti earlier this week.
But her visiting brother, Ryan, died when the building collapsed.
Erin Kloos, 26, swam at Washington from 2001-2005. She was working as a volunteer for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International, an organization that tries to provide a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned and other at-risk children who live in extreme poverty.
NPH International says Ryan Kloos died when the Fr. Wasson Center in Petionville, Haiti, collapsed following the earthquake.
NPH International says Erin Kloos was rescued Wednesday and transported to a south Florida hospital where she's in stable condition at an intensive care unit.
She swam the breaststroke and individual medley at Washington.
-- Associated Press
Washington basketball fans donated more than $13,000 to Haitian Disaster Relief at Saturday's men's game against California. Thanks to World Vision for its efforts to assist those in need around the world. For more information or to donate, visit http://www.worldvision.org/
Major League Baseball teams are holding a variety of auctions with the proceeds going to benefit UNICEF's earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Among the three auction items offered by the San Francisco Giants are a chance to take 10 swings off of a Giants starting pitcher, and a chance to have a private meeting with two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, the former Husky ace.
Here is a press release about MLB's cooperation with UNICEF.
To bid on any of the Giants' items, click here.
Seen at a high school tournament at Bank of America Arena
was Husky men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar, and two successful members of his coaching tree. That would be Washington State coach Ken Bone along with Seattle University coach Cameron Dollar. Both assistants are newly minted at their respective institutions. Bone came to Pullman from Portland State, while Dollar was Romar's lieutenant from 2002-09.
It's good to see that Romar's coaching circle remains a tight-knit group.
On the day Nate Robinson learned he will receive a chance to become the first three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, he scored 27 points in leading New York to a 99-91 win over Detroit.
Robinson will be against the Lakers' Shannon Brown and Charlotte's Gerald Wallace. The final competitor will determined by a slam-off between DeMar DeRozan and Eric Gordon.
Robinson proved he is more than a dunker, hitting five three-point buckets. He scored 13 points in the second quarter to help the Knicks to a 14-point halftime advantage. Detroit came back to take the lead, but New York outscored the Pistons by 10 points in the final quarter to get the win.
Alex Prugh just wrapped up his third round at the Sony Open and is towards the bottom of the leaderboard among players that made the cut after shooting an even par 70 on Saturday.
He shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to make the cut and will be in the money when all is said and done.
Tons of golf is still yet to be played today, so follow the leaderboard by clicking here.
The University of Washington and World Vision are urging fans to "Fill the Bucket" to help traumatized children and families receive much-needed supplies like clothing, personal hygiene items, and medical assistance. The earthquake caused widespread damage-including destruction of roads, hospitals, schools, government buildings, and United Nations headquarters. World Vision, which has worked in Haiti since 1978, has some 370 staff members on the ground that know the culture, and already are responding.
World Vision staff are on the ground assessing needs and working through partners to provide emergency items. In addition to urgently needed funds for short-term relief, supplies to help support long-term recovery and rebuilding are being accepted from corporations, such as building supplies, cleaning items, and school supplies.
HOW TO HELP:
About World Vision
Make sure to get your votes cast for the annual Sports Star of the Year Awards. The deadline to vote is by 5 p.m. today
Visit http://www.seattlesports.org/site446.php to cast your vote.
The Sacramento Kings continue to market Jon Brockman full tilt. The latest endeavor is an At Home With Jon Brockman feature on NBA.com which is very similar to MTV's Cribs.
Check out this video for an insight into how Brockman is living right now.
Check out Washington Husky men's and women's basketball this week on FSN Northwest. This week's lineup includes:
The voter-approved Sound Transit project to construct a light rail station outside Husky Stadium jumped quickly into its first phase recently. A quick look at the E-11 and E-12 parking lots just to the South of Husky Stadium shows a flurry of construction activity. (Click on the photo to the right for a larger version).
GoHuskies.com has setup a great website that provides in-depth information on the project and its six-year impact on Husky athletics.
Also, Chris Fetters of Sports Washington wrote a good explanation of the project and its impact on Husky football parking in November.
We'll have more updates throughout the spring, leading into next year's 2010 Husky football season. So, keep tuned to GoHuskies.com.
The annual NCAA Convention has gotten underway at the Atlanta (Ga.) Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency. There is generally a broad cross-section of division-specific and association-wide meetings, committee meetings, forums and other similar events.
A recent Associated Press story outlined the agenda of NCAA interim president James Isch - to carry on the legacy of Myles Brand.
Isch says he will reinforce the governing body's commitment to academic reform and diversity in athletic departments. Those were two issues Brand championed during his tenure as NCAA president.
Isch, who served as the NCAA's chief financial officer, also plans to talk about finances.
But the overriding theme will be that while Brand made inroads with his focus on the classroom, the NCAA will continue to put academics first.
Nate Robinson was No. 4 on the list of Dime Magazine's top athletes in the NBA. Number one was LeBron James, followed by Dwight Howard and Josh Smith. Obviously, Robinson is the shortest guy on the list as the top three are all 6-foot-8 or taller.
Also, from ESPN.com, Jon Brockman is on their list of NBA Rookie Hidden Gems. He seems to be getting more playing time and even made his first career start against Denver the other night and grabbed 12 rebounds in 38 minutes.
Seattle Sports Commission Executive Director Ralph Morton recently wrote the following column for the organization's monthly email blast. We thought it was worth sharing here on GoHuskies.com.
"The new year starts off with a bang on January 19, 2010. The Seattle Sports Commission has partnered with Seattle Children's Hospital for the 75th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by MTR Western.
As a continuation of the PI Sports Star of the Year Award Banquet, the event celebrates 75 years of recognizing the greatest talents in Washington sports.
The Sports Star of the Year, presented by MTR Western has been reborn as a high-energy awards show with special guests Steve Largent, Keith Jackson, Danielle Lawrie, Marv Harshman, Rosalynn Sumners, Lenny Wilkins, Paige MacKenzie, Lorenzo Romar, Ed Viesturs, Jamie Moyer and many more in attendance.
This is the biggest night out in sports, where our industry gets to shine, from fans to athletes to the front office. Those off the field will be honored with new award categories including "Media Figure of the Year", "Sport Citizen of the Year", and "Sports Executive of the Year".
The "FSN/DIRECTV Play of the Year" highlights the best plays or moments of 2009. "Safeco Insurance Presents the Top 10 Sports Stories of the Past 75 Years" will chronicle three quarters of a century of Washington's most touching, influential, and important narratives in sport. The "Seattle Children's Hospital Inspirational Youth Award" will be presented to a young athlete who has overcame great challenges to succeed and inspire our community.
The biggest awards of the evening will be naming of 2009 "Sports Stars of the Year" in the Professional, Male, and Female categories.
Online voting will end at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 15th at seattlesports.org/sportsstar. It's not too late to vote for your favorite, and not too late to get your ticket and see who will win."
This is one lesson experienced by one poor member of the Dawg Pack, who wrongly questioned whether or not women could play basketball. In the latest Dawg Channel All-Access video, the women's team at Washington shows him otherwise.
The Husky Ticket Office announced it has made available a limited number of single game tickets to this week's Pac-10 men's basketball games against Stanford and California. The Huskies face Stanford Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. California will visit Bank of America Arena on Saturday in an 11:30 a.m. tipoff.
To purchase tickets or for information, visit GoHuskies.com or call the Husky Ticket Office at (206) 543-2200.
The University of Washington houses two of the state's premiere museums (The Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum) and are free every first Thursday of every month. These are definitely worth checking out as there is something for everyone and since the exhibits change - you'll want to visit again!
The Henry Art Gallery was the first public art museum built in the state of Washington. Since that time, the gallery has gone through tremendous renovation and is now over 40,000 square feet, houses a 154-seat auditorium, a multimedia gallery and outdoor court. It is also conveniently located between the George Washington Statue and The Ave. The museum is free for UW students, faculty, and staff with ID; high school & college students with ID; children 13 years and under, and on every first Thursday of every month!
The Burke Museum is the state of Washington's first museum ever built and has a primary focus on natural history and culture heritage. It is conveniently located near the University's School of Law and the Foster School of Business (as shown on a map here). Admission is free to children 4 and under, and UW staff, faculty and students.
The latest issue of Volleyball Magazine is of particular interest to Husky fans. Departing senior Tamari Miyashiro was named a First Team All-American, and is the only defensive specialist on the 12-woman team.
Also just a couple pages later, both Husky assistant coaches, Leslie Tuiasosopo and Jose Gandara, are profiled in a feature on 10 of the top assistants in the country.
"I feel my job is to help these players become great volleyball players, and become the best people they can be in life. That's kind of who I am, and why I do what I do," says Tuiasosopo in the feature.
Fans can sign up for a digital edition of the magazine here.
Former Jackson star Kristi Kingma was the subject of an excellent Q&A this morning in the Everett Herald with Huskies beat reporter Scott Johnson.
In the article, Kingma talked about her game's progression this season, which had been hampered by ankle injuries and a bout with kidney stones (ouch). She also touched on topics such as why it's so important to play close to home, and how her younger brother Brett is handling the college recruiting process.
Kingma scored 11 points against Arizona State last night in the Huskies thrilling victory. The sophomore guard now has 29 points in her last two games, a sure sign she's starting to click again on offense.
Husky fans all know what a great job Steve Sarkisian and his staff did this past season. It appears the college football world is well aware of it as well.
The website BleacherReport.com recently graded 11 of the 22 first-year FBS college head football coaches and it graded Sark as one of three coaches with an "A."
The site listed 11 out of 22 programs that started the season with a new head coach. AMong the grading criteria were three main factors:
The publication said Sark "will lead Washington back to the greatness they enjoyed under legendary coach Don James."
It also stated that "Sarkisian was the best hire out of all the first year head coaches and will lead Washington back to the top of the Pac 10 over the next few years.
Husky All-American golfer Nick Taylor has been selected to be an Olympic Torch Bearer for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.
The Abbotsford, B.C. native will carry the torch at 7 a.m. Feb. 7, for a 300-meter stretch in the British Columbia town of Merrit.
Roughly 12,000 torchbearers will carry the torch as it moves through Canada.
For more, visit Golfweek.com.
Head track & field coach Greg Metcalf sat down in front of the Flotrack.org cameras recently and gave a pair of interviews. In the first he looks back on the recently concluded cross country season focusing mostly on the women's team where the Husky women placed third led by Kendra Schaaf's runner-up efforts.
Watch the XC recap here.
The next clip looks forwards to the upcoming track season, with Coach Metcalf giving a rundown of the top athletes that the Dawgs will look to for points at the two NCAA Championships this season.
Here's the link to the track outlook.
Jake Locker and head football coach Steve Sarkisian will meet with the media tomorrow afternoon (Fri., Jan. 8) at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Locker, the Huskies senior-to-be quarterback, will talk about his decision to bypass the NFL draft and return to Montlake for the 2010 season.
Sarkisian will be on hand to talk about that, as well as address any questions about the program.
Fans can catch a live video feed of the press conference at gohuskies.com, at no cost.
You can also listen live on 950 KJR Radio. KJR's Dave "Softy" Mahler show will also originate from the UW tomorrow, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., wrapping up just prior to the scheduled start of the press conference.
With the demise of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer last winter, many wondered about the future of the annual Sports Star of the Year Awards. After all, the event had been around since former P-I sports editor Royal Brougham started the awards in 1935.
However, the Sports Star of the Year Awards are alive and well and now is in its 75th year.
The Seattle Sports Commission and Seattle Children's Hospital have teamed up to continue the awards, which will take place on Jan. 19 at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.
The UW's Jake Locker, Nick Taylor, Lorenzo Romar and the IRA national champion men's crew are nominees for the Male Sports Athlete of the Year.
On the women's side, Washington's Tamari Miyashiro, Kendra Schaaf and the NCAA national champion softball team are among the nominees.
Todd Dybas with SeattlePI.com wrote this great summary of this year's event.
As we previously announced, UWTV is stepping into the world of UW sports with new programs featuring commentary from coaches and players, game previews and recaps -- and rebroadcasts of some of the greatest sports matchups in Husky history.
UW basketball will be the topic each week for Husky Hoops Talk at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The show -- viewable either on cable channel 27 or online -- will feature UW men's basketball Head Coach Lorenzo Romar and women's Head Coach Tia Jackson talking about their teams. The series, which began on Dec. 29, will also offer previews of upcoming opponents, recaps of recent games and interviews with Husky student-athletes. Visit UWTV online to learn which players will be featured from week to week.
And for diehard fans, UWTV has begun a new series called Husky Classics, showing some of the UW's most famous games from years past. These are viewable on Channel 27 -- but not online -- at 7 p.m. every Monday night.
Husky Classics began in style on New Year's Day with the broadcast of three of the most famous football games of recent years. The three-game lineup featured the 1990 match with USC (where the USC quarterback was famously quoted as saying, "All I saw was purple. No jerseys, no numbers, just purple."), the 1993 Apple Cup and the 1994 "Whammy in Miami."
The classic broadcasts are made possible through a contract with the Fox Sports Net -- a group of regional cable TV networks -- and that UWTV , UW Athletics and FSN are working collaboratively on a number of UW sports-related projects.
If you missed the New Year's Day broadcasts, those three games will be shown again on coming Mondays in January. Then the Huskies will be seen to defeat California on Jan. 25 (the game was on Oct. 19, 1991), will trounce Nebraska on Feb. 1 (from Sept. 19, 1992 -- known as among the loudest games ever at Husky Stadium) -- and will beat the heck out of Stanford on Feb. 8 (from Sept. 4,1993). And they'll just keep playing and winning every Monday night.
More sports programming is planned at UWTV, which in recent years has evolved from a television station to a multimedia organization. New features to come will include live coverage of UW women's softball games. This year will also bring new programming that will appeal to people interested in multiple subjects but with a uniquely UW perspective.
For more information about UWTV and its new sports programming, visit online.
Did you miss today's entertaining chat on the Seattle Times website with 2009 USA Softball National Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie? No problem, you can read the transcript on the Seattle Times' website by clicking here.
Lawrie covered topics ranging from the 2009 National Championship game, the team's chances of repeating in 2010 and, yes, her relationship status. Sometimes funny, sometimes deeply thoughtful and always entertaining, Lawrie will look to lead the Huskies back to the Women's College World Series when they begin their title defense on Feb. 11 in Tempe, Ariz. at the Kajikawa Classic. The Huskies' home opener - which will also be the first night game in Husky Softball Stadium is history - is on March 11 at 6 p.m.
This Saturday, the Washington women's basketball team will participate in the first of two KJR AM Dads & Daughters events at Bank of America Arena. Before or after the game against Arizona, a coach and/or student-athlete will speak to the participants
Packages are still available by visiting GoHuskies.com and ordering online.
Each package is $20 and includes:
• One Dads & Daughters t-shirt
• One picture of Dad & Daughter(s) to be taken at the women's basketball game on Saturday, January 9 at 12pm
• Your choice of two other events (soccer, volleyball, gymnastics or softball).
EACH DAD & DAUGHTER MUST PURCHASE A PACKAGE.
Coach Tia Jackson said in her weekly press conference that she always enjoys Dads and Daughters games at home. Not just because of the large crowds that support the Huskies, but also the memories it sparks of her relationship with her father.
"I'm so bummed. My mom came into town but she came without my dad," Jackson said. "It would have been really special. He's a little bit under the weather. ... It's a great experience. I think dads are so influential on daughters today, and I know mine was; just getting me to believe in myself as a young woman. I think it's a great environment for dads and daughters to see a lot of energy on the floor. A lot of enthusiasm."
Now that the Seattle Seahawks's season is officially concluded, it's time for its players and staff to re-acclimate to life as a regular person - as opposed to the life of an in-season professional football player.
Writes Farnsworth... For Milloy, this offseason also includes the decision about whether he will try to return for a 15th NFL season. But that's a down-the-road call. For now, he has other plans.
"Right now, I'm looking forward to going to softball games. All my daughters are very athletic," he said. "Then, ultimately, getting into the community and getting the Lawyer Milloy Foundation up and running here in Seattle."
It warms the heart to see that Sacramento is showing the love to Jon Brockman as much love as he received in Seattle.
The Sacramento Kings offered a promotion for the Jan. 5 Phoenix Suns game based around Brockman in which fans could buy a special Brockness Monster package. Fans received two lower bowl seats for $80 plus a limited edition Brockness Monster-Jon Brockman t-shirt.
I have got to get my hands on the T-shirt...
Here is a look at what the shirt looked like:
With the Husky men's basketball team taking to the road this week for its first Pac-10 road series of the season, you can watch the team through live coverage on FSN Northwest.
According to the Business Journal, "the University of Washington in Seattle, which costs in-state residents $17,676, or $8,954 after financial aid, ranked No. 7 nationally and offers 79 percent of its students financial aid, according to Kiplinger's top 100 list, which ranks four-year schools in the U.S. that combine a good education with economic value. The UW graduates 51 percent of its students after four years."
The Pac-10 released its final 2010 football schedule today and Husky fans should be pleased to see Washington completing the regular season with the annual Apple Cup game in Pullman this year! The Dawgs have played WSU in their final regular-season game all but four times since 1949 - And, of the four, three have come in each of the last three seasons.
2010 will also see the Huskies playing their traditionally tough non-league schedule. The UW opens on the road at BYU (11-2 last season, 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference - 2nd), then hosts Syracuse (4-8, 1-6 in the Big East - 7th) before a big-time showdown at home against Big 12 North champion Nebraska (10-4, 6-2).
Nine of the Huskies' 12 opponents participated in bowl games in 2009 and eight of the UW's opponents registered at least eight wins.
The Husky Ticket Office is reporting it has already received nearly 800 deposits for new season football tickets, which is already up from the 600 or so it totaled in all of 2009. For more information you can call them at (206) 543-2200 or visit GoHuskies.com.
Despite a loss to Oregon on Saturday, the Husky basketball team remains ranked in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls released on Monday.
The Huskies are 24th in the AP poll, dropping seven spots, and 22nd in the ESPN poll, falling six spots.
Washington remains the only Pac-10 team ranked among the top 25. Kansas tops both polls, with Texas not too far behind.
For a look at the entire top 25, click here.
The city of Seattle and the University of Washington have been honored many times this year. Here is a short collection of highlights from 2009:
To view a PDF version, click here.
Former Husky Nate Robinson had a triumphant return to the New York Knicks lineup on New Year's day. Here is a synopsis of the game from the Associated Press:
ATLANTA (AP) -- Nate Robinson scored 11 of his 41 points in overtime in a dramatic return to New York's lineup, and the Knicks beat the Hawks 112-108 on Friday night for their second win in Atlanta this season.
Playing for the first time since Dec. 1, Robinson entered the game with 3:01 remaining in the opening period. He made 18 of 24 shots from the field, came within four points of his career high and had eight assists. Robinson had 30 points in regulation and then dominated the overtime by scoring 11 of the Knicks' 13 points.
Three of his baskets in the extra period gave New York a lead, including a three-point play with 2:09 remaining for a 108-105 advantage.
Robinson returned after missing 14 straight games. He played about 10 minutes against Phoenix on Dec. 1 and didn't play again the rest of the month.
Robinson was averaging 11 points in only 12 games. He had 24 points against Orlando on Nov. 29.
Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin, recently told reporters he'd asked the Knicks to trade the guard. The league fined Robinson $25,000 on Monday because players are not allowed to make public trade requests.
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