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 […]

Huskies hoops links: Robert Upshaw booted from Washington

Robert Upshaw gets all ball on Tulane’s Louis Dabney – one of 6 blocked shots on the night that included 10-rebounds and 11-points in a 66-57 win. (Photo credit: Dean Rutz – Seattle Times) The Huskies parted ways with third-year sophomore center Robert Upshaw after the 7-foot center violated team rules.’s Jeff Goodman reported […]

Huskies adjust after 7-footer Robert Upshaw dismissed

Life with Robert Upshaw was pretty good for the Washington men’s basketball team. During his short tenure with the Huskies, the 7-foot center dominated defensively unlike anyone in school history. He accumulated 85 blocks in just 19 games, which shattered the season record of 67. Upshaw led the nation with 4.5 blocks per game. Had […]

Huskies morning links: UW thin on experience heading into 2015

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Washington Huskies 2015 outlook: Secondary

UW freshman cornerback Sidney Jones recovers a fumble in the third quarter against Georgia State. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times) A position-by-position analysis of the 2015 Washington Huskies roster before national signing day on Feb. 4. Today: Secondary. Tuesday: Specialists. 2014 review: With three of four positions to fill and no obvious candidates to fill them, […]

Washington Huskies 2015 outlook: Special teams

Teammates celebrate with Cameron Van Winkle after his 51-yard field goal against Illinois in September. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times) A position-by-position analysis of the 2015 Washington Huskies roster before national signing day on Feb. 4. Today: Specialists.  2014 review: Needing to break in new starters at all three kicking jobs, the Huskies wound up having […]

Video: Lorenzo Romar on UW moving without Robert Upshaw

Here’s video of the interview with coach Lorenzo Romar who met with the media before Tuesday’s practice to talk about the loss of sophomore center Robert Upshaw. And here’s the transcript. (On why Upshaw isn’t with the team?) “We sent out the release yesterday. You know what I’m going to say. All of my comments […]

Huskies hoops links: Robert Upshaw reportedly considering NBA D-League

Former Washington center Robert Upshaw is reportedly considering playing in the NBA D-League. (Photo credit: Dean Rutz – Seattle Times) Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo! Sports reports Robert Upshaw is contemplating playing in the NBA D-League this season. It’s a risky move for 7-foot center who was dismissed from Washington Monday after violating team rules. Upshaw […]

Scouting report: Stanford

Stanford guard Chasson Randle (5) celebrates after a 68-60 overtime win over Washington on Jan. 4 at Maples Pavilion. (Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez – Associated Press) Scouting report: Stanford.Game info: 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000). TV: Pac-12 Networks (Kanoa Leahey and Corey Alexander).Radio: KOMO 1000 AM and FM 97.7 (Bob Rondeau […]

Daily Rant & Rave: Thanks for saving a life

RAVE To whoever found my husband, collapsed on the side of the trail at Green Lake last week. Thank you for tending to him, administering CPR and calling 911. It was a very stressful morning for us, and I assume it must have been for you, too. He’s doing much better now. Thank you for […]

Couple at odds about no-alcohol event

Dear Carolyn DEAR CAROLYN: I recently invited my family to our home for an afternoon open house. This is not something I do often, maybe once every five years, in part because my family is hard to be around as a group. There are seven sibs, three with alcohol addiction. A couple of their kids […]