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Ducks in a row: Oregon cruises to 11th straight win over Washington

EUGENE, Ore. – Everything about the pregame scene here felt like big-time college football, with Oregon Ducks legend Kenny Wheaton hopping on a motorcycle just before kickoff against the rival …


Will this be the year the Dawgs beat the Ducks?

EUGENE – Chris Petersen found success against Oregon while he was coach at Boise State. So it follows that there would be talk about whether he could do the same …


Will this be the year the Dawgs beat the Ducks?

Chris Petersen found success against Oregon while he was coach at Boise State. So it follows that there would be talk about whether he could do the same with his …


Huskies safety Budda Baker picks off ball carriers

SEATTLE – Budda Baker, the Washington Huskies’ freshman free safety, has played well enough during his first college football season to elicit constant praise from the UW coaching staff. But …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ TeamGleason People often say growing old sucks. I will be happy to grow old. #NoWhiteFlags – SG @1JessWalter UW 52-EWU 45, 4th quarter. UW athletics budget $92 million. EWU …


Eastern defense gets time to regroup

SEATTLE – As the Eastern Washington football players exited the big stage Saturday afternoon, they did it to mixed reviews. The offense was staggering; the defense, simply staggered – by …


Huskies have work to do after Hawaii

HONOLULU – With a Hawaiian lei draped around his neck as he stood on the Aloha Stadium field, John Timu’s evaluation of the Washington Huskies’ 17-16 victory over Hawaii on …


Petersen era to begin with Huskies at Hawaii

Spending time on the islands during football season is not Washington coach Chris Petersen’s idea of a vacation. He learned the difficulty of taking a team to Hawaii when he …


Huskies face by-committee approach at running back

SEATTLE – Bishop Sankey totaled so many rushing yards and scored so many touchdowns for the Washington Huskies the past two seasons, it might have been easy to forget what …


Lindquist will start in UW opener

SEATTLE – Washington’s quarterback competition has been settled. For now, anyway.


Huskies return all offensive line starters

SEATTLE – Before the Washington Huskies began fall camp, first-year coach Chris Petersen sat outside at a table on a sunny, late-July, weekday afternoon in Hollywood, and he was asked …


UW offense still in flux

SEATTLE – Throughout spring practices, and again so far throughout fall camp, Washington Huskies coach Chris Petersen has referred to his team as a “work in progress.” Of course, any …


Huskies’ QB derby remains undecided

SEATTLE – The time for Chris Petersen to make a decision is nearing. And if the Washington head football coach is to be believed, it’s not going to be an …


UW dismisses one lineman, adds another

SEATTLE – Coach Chris Petersen announced at his pre-camp press conference on Sunday that sophomore Marcus Farria, who totaled 2.5 sacks in six games as a freshman in 2013, has …


Washington’s Chris Peterson suspends QB Cyler Mile

LOS ANGELES – Even before Chris Petersen took the podium at Pac-12 media day, the Washington coach set the agenda for the Huskies interview session when he told sports radio …


Washington Huskies unveil new football uniforms

SEATTLE – Introducing flashy monikers like “Northwest Frost,” “Purple Reign” and “Seattle Stealth,” the University of Washington, along with Nike, unveiled on Friday its new football uniforms for the 2014 …


Hard not to pull for UW’s Deontae Cooper

At some point, perhaps, the Deontae Cooper story won’t start with his knees. It will, perhaps, open with him starting at running back for the Washington Huskies. That story doesn’t …


Price gets chance to shine at Washington pro day

SEATTLE – Keith Price is Washington’s all-time leader in touchdown passes and is second in yards passing. So Washington’s three-year starting quarterback was more than a little shocked when he …


Petersen brings his philosophy to Seattle

He walks around the field inside Husky Stadium with a red air horn holstered on his right hip and a black whistle dangling from his neck, and yet one could …


Huskies help serve needy in Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO – As the bus arrived and Washington’s defensive players and coaches filed off, the Huskies’ offensive squad waiting outside Glide Memorial Church prepared to board the same bus …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2013, 11:40 a.m.

Huskies grab Petersen to replace Sark

From all corners, the reaction to Washington’s new football coaching hire – overwhelmingly positive reaction, this time – seemed to circle back to the same common thread. The Huskies got …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2013, 1:15 p.m.

Sarkisian leaving Huskies for USC job

Steve Sarkisian, hired in December of 2008 to resurrect a program coming off a 0-12 season, has left Washington to accept the head coaching position at USC.


Simmons, Sarkisian go way back

PULLMAN – Steve Sarkisian and Dennis Simmons will be on opposite sidelines during Friday’s Apple Cup. Though they coach rival schools, it will be the only time this year they …


Apple Cup will have bit more pizzazz

PULLMAN – The football coaches at Washington State allow their players 24 hours to reflect after every game to revel in their victory or lament their defeat. But while it …


Apple Cup fraught with meaning this year

The football coaches at Washington State allow their players 24 hours to reflect after every game to revel in their victory or lament their defeat.


Long time since UW win at Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. – The last time the Washington Huskies won at the Rose Bowl, they won the Rose Bowl. Yes, that Jan. 1, 2001 triumph over Purdue was UW’s most …


Huskies’ Kikaha thrilled to play

SEATTLE – He’s a football player, and a pretty good one, so Hau’oli Kikaha’s personal expectations will always demand excellence, no matter the circumstances. But he’s also grounded enough to …


Sankey, Price lead Huskies to 41-17 rout of Bears

SEATTLE – Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 241 and two touchdowns, Keith Price threw a pair of long touchdowns to Jaydon Mickens and Washington snapped a three-game losing streak …


UW legend Don James dead at 80

SEATTLE – The first staff meeting of Don James’ long, legendary football coaching career at the University of Washington began with an edict that exemplified the coach’s famed attention to …


Ducks exploit Washington’s defense

SEATTLE – Buoyed by the kind of hubris earned through a decade of winning and nothing else, a section of Oregon supporters took over Husky Stadium on Saturday with three …