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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 …


Huskies can’t complete comeback at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – The lasting image of No. 15 Washington’s 31-28 loss on Saturday will not be of physical domination by the 5th-ranked Stanford Cardinal. These teams matched well enough …


Cooper breaks through in UW rout

SEATTLE – Deontae Cooper fought back the tears in Washington’s opener when he finally got his first collegiate carry. His teammates battled their emotions on Saturday when Cooper finally scored …


Huskies’ Sankey leads nation in rushing

SEATTLE – The headline in the initial wire-service report Saturday night summed up the national recognition of Washington’s running back: “Price, Stankey lead Huskies past Illini, 34-24.”


Huskies dismantle 19th-ranked Boise State

SEATTLE – Saturday night Washington was full of answers. Without preseason All-American Austin Seferian-Jenkins, what would happen? How would the Huskies handle the hype and heat from opening the renovated …


All eyes on UW receiver Kasen Williams

There is little debate about what Kasen Williams’ ceiling as a college receiver can be. The Washington Huskies sophomore is tall. He’s fast. He’s strong. And, as evidenced in last …


Now Sarkisian can let results do the talking

Everything about Steve Sarkisian’s early days at Washington was loud and designed to attract attention to a program that had lost its way. Everything he did was made to feel …


UW football coaching changes announced

SEATTLE – On the day that the University of Washington football formally announced what is expected to be the final addition to its coaching staff, coach Steve Sarkisian also threw …


Top in-state prospects spurn Huskies

Fresh off having restructured their defensive coaching staff, Washington coaches hit the road to renew the work of adding a few more players. And with the Feb. 1 letter of …


Holt out at UW after team gives up 67 points

SEATTLE – Nick Holt arrived at Washington with the fanfare – and salary – usually reserved for head coaches. It set a level of expectations Holt never matched, and on …


Washington, Baylor will line up as strangers

About this time last year, the University of Washington football team walked into an unfamiliar situation against a familiar opponent. Tonight, quite the opposite awaits the Huskies. Having already experienced …


Huskies will face Baylor in San Antonio on Dec. 29

The ink had barely dried on the invitations when Alamo Bowl organizers voiced the obvious story line for their game. “It’s going to be an offensive shootout, we assume,” said …


Price will start for UW in Apple Cup

SEATTLE – It only took about 49 minutes on Saturday night for the Washington football team to renew its appreciation for Keith Price. After the sophomore quarterback checked into the …


Oregon State overwhelms Washington

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Steve Sarkisian had one word on his mind after the Washington Huskies dropped their third straight game. He used it over and over. “The best way to …


Trojans make mincemeat of Huskies

LOS ANGELES – Washington’s victories over Southern California in the past two seasons were the biggest evidence of the Huskies’ remarkable progress under coach Steve Sarkisian. The Huskies’ blowout loss …


Husky Stadium shuts down for renovations

SEATTLE – After more than nine decades of hosting Husky football, NFL games, presidential speeches and commencement addresses, Husky Stadium is shutting down – for a while anyway. The waterfront …


Huskies lose to Ducks for eighth consecutive time

SEATTLE – They gathered as one near the west end zone, making a circle around their coach. With the synchronicity of a well-oiled machine, the players began stomping and celebrating …


Ducks will help Huskies end Husky Stadium era

Saturday marks the last football game at Husky Stadium in its current configuration before undergoing a $250 million renovation. It’s also Senior Night as well as a salute to the …


Huskies batter Pac-12 newbie Colorado

SEATTLE – The expansion of the Pacific-10 Conference didn’t seem to have given the University of Washington football team any immediate competitive advantages, not with national powers Oregon and Stanford …


Huskies fullback Amosa plugs away without fanfare

SEATTLE – After dashing up the left side for a 49-yard gain against Utah last week, Washington running back Chris Polk was helped up by fullback Jonathan Amosa. Seconds earlier, …


Huskies seize control in second half to upend Utes

SALT LAKE CITY – With his Huskies up just three points at halftime Saturday, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian asked for the “real” Keith Price to step up. The sophomore quarterback …


Goal-line stand keys UW’s victory over Cal

SEATTLE – Fourth down, near the goal line, seconds left on the clock. California needed a touchdown and two-point conversion to send the game into overtime. Washington’s suddenly stringent defense …


Taylor Martinez, Cornhuskers push aside Huskies

LINCOLN, Neb. – Washington kept coming back against Nebraska, but in the end the Huskies couldn’t overcome a flurry of bad breaks in the third quarter of their 51-38 loss …


‘Real’ Huskies top Warriors

SEATTLE – A week later than planned, the 2011 Washington Huskies made their entrance. “This is us,” defensive tackle Everrette Thompson said after Washington beat Hawaii 40-32 in front of …


Second squads get better of UW’s No. 1s

SEATTLE – Throughout the first two weeks of training camp, University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkisian preached that this is the deepest team he’s had at UW, and that …


Blanchette: Sankey’s change of heart stokes Apple Cup rivalry

Washington gets the most coveted Spokane football player in more than a decade - Bishop Sankey - and the Cougars got some other guys that they’re all charged up about …


Tormey joins Cougars’ staff

College football: Spokane native Chris Tormey will join Washington State University’s staff as linebackers coach, according to a report in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and confirmed by WSU athletic department sources …


Huskies upset Oregon State in double OT

ake Locker threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two in overtime to Jermaine Kearse, and Oregon State’s 2-point conversion attempt in the second overtime fell incomplete as the Huskies …


Friends Sarkisian, Kiffin on opposite sides now

UW coach Steve Sarkisian and USC coach Lane Kiffin face each other for the first time since the days they were on Pete Carroll’s Trojans staff when Washington visits the …