Hot-hitting Utah shreds Washington’s zone defense

SALT LAKE CITY — In hindsight, perhaps the Huskies should have chosen a different tactic other than their 2-3 zone to confront a hot-shooting team like No. 12 Utah. The Utes entered Sunday afternoon’s game converting 40.7 percent on three-pointers, which ranked second among Pac-12 teams. The new-look defense had worked well for the Washington […]

Keegan Cook replaces Jim McLaughlin as UW women’s volleyball coach

After a brief search, Washington named assistant coach Keegan Cook to replace departed head volleyball coach Jim McLaughlin. Cook, 29, assumes his first collegiate head job after eight years as an assistant. He spent six seasons at Saint Mary’s and the past two at UW. Cook shared the news last Friday with Washington’s players. “A […]

Huskies center Robert Upshaw dismissed from team

The Washington men’s basketball team dismissed third-year sophomore center Robert Upshaw for violating team rules, which muddles his NBA aspirations and severely hampers the Huskies’ postseason prospects. “We wish Rob well as he moves forward in his life, and we will do our best to support him in the future,” Romar said in a statement […]

Huskies morning links: Shaq Thompson hoping to improve speed for NFL combine

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Washington Huskies 2015 outlook: Linebackers

UW middle linebacker John Timu, here celebrating an interception, led the Huskies with 108 tackles in 2014. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times) A position-by-position analysis of the 2015 Washington Huskies roster before national signing day on Feb. 4. Today: Linebackers. Tuesday: Secondary. 2014 review: For the third year in a row, senior middle linebacker John Timu […]

Huskies hoops links: UW falls to red-shot shooting Utah

Utah guard Brandon Taylor (11) shoots a three-pointer against Washington in the Utes’ 77-56 win at Hunstman Center. (Photo credit: Rick Bowmer – AP) Washington did a nice job defensively on Utah guard Delon Wright and held the Pac-12 MVP candidate to just five points, 10 fewer than his season average. However, the Huskies didn’t […]

Bracket guru Jerry Palm includes UW in NCAA tourney projections

The Huskies have a fan in CBSsports.com bracket guru Jerry Palm, who includes Washington in his latest NCAA tournament projections. If the Selection Committee were picking teams today, here’s where the Pac-12 teams would be headed according to Palm: Arizona (2-West), Utah (3-Midwest), Stanford (8-West) and Washington (10-South). Here’s a look at where the Pac-12 […]

Huskies center Robert Upshaw dismissed from the program for violation of team rules

Robert Upshaw registers one of his six blocks shots during Washington’s 56-43 win over Oregon State. (Photo credit: Lindsey Wasson – Seattle Times) Robert Upshaw, Washington’s 7-foot sophomore center who leads the nation in blocked shots, has been dismissed from the program for an unspecified violation of team rules, UW coach Lorenzo Romar announced Monday […]

Seahawks arrive quietly, but ready to make noise

PHOENIX – The Seahawks arrived in the desert Sunday as quietly as they’ll ever show up anywhere. For a change, they’re not the team accompanied by noise. The New England Patriots and their magic deflating footballs are causing all the commotion. It puts the Seahawks in an unfamiliar position as the Super Bowl XLIX hype […]

Seahawks arrive for Super Bowl in unfamiliar role

PHOENIX – The Seahawks arrived in the desert Sunday as quietly as they’ll ever show up anywhere. For a change, they’re not the team accompanied by noise. The New England Patriots and their magic deflating footballs are causing all the commotion. It puts the Seahawks in an unfamiliar position as the Super Bowl XLIX hype […]

UW teach-in echoes past truths about racial bias

You know the past isn’t past when you’re invited to a teach-in and the calendar says 2015, not 1965. The teach-in I’m talking about happened Friday at the University of Washington and it was partly about history that is still shaping lives. It was also about changing deeply rooted, damaging scripts. One of the speakers, […]