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EWU will play Huskies in 2011

Eastern Washington University, in keeping with its recent trend of playing non-conference football games against Pacific-10 Conference teams, has agreed to open its 2011 season with a Sept. 3 matchup …


Polk takes charge

SEATTLE – Keeping promises, it turns out, is not one of Steve Sarkisian’s best personality traits. The University of Washington football coach has promised time and again this season that …


UW’s Locker, Notre Dame’s Clausen share tales as QBs

As a high school quarterback, he turned down USC’s Steve Sarkisian to accept an offer to attend a once-proud program that had fallen on hard times. He entered the college …


Huskies work on tackling

SEATTLE – If University of Washington senior defensive end Daniel T’eo-Nesheim was a coach, his motivational speech to a wounded defense this week might be three words long. “Don’t miss …


UW latest to throw wrench in USC’s plans

PULLMAN – It happened again. For the fourth consecutive season, the USC Trojans, while ranked in the top three nationally, found a way to lose a conference game to a …


Carroll’s song pick says a lot

Sounds as if Pete Carroll is still smarting over that loss to Washington. The Southern California coach tweeted “The Kids Aren’t Alright” by Offspring as his song of the day …


Huskies to guard against letdown

SEATTLE – The talk of the Pac-10 last week was whether the third-ranked USC Trojans were setting themselves up for a letdown game at Washington after the big win at …


Huskies back in rankings

SEATTLE – Few believed when Washington coach Steve Sarkisian insisted it wouldn’t take long to vanquish that 0-12 season. He proved it Sunday when the Huskies returned to the Associated …


Vandals focus on Huskies’ quarterback

MOSCOW, Idaho – In the buildup to Saturday’s Idaho-Washington clash, one plot line has dwarfed all others: the story of eight Husky assistants with deep Vandals roots. But for current …


UW staff Vandalized

SEATTLE – Joel Thomas, Washington’s running backs coach, says there’s a joke in the coaching profession about “having done your time on the Palouse” and being part of the staff …


Victory eludes Huskies

SEATTLE – Jordan Jefferson threw three touchdown passes to help No. 11 LSU overcome a slow start and hand Washington its 15th consecutive loss, 31-23 Saturday night in new coach …


Husky nation embraces Sarkisian

Asked one day why he decided to reopen Washington’s practices to media and fans, Steve Sarkisian replied, “I don’t have a whole lot to hide.” Come Saturday, he also will …


UW QB returns from injury with new guidelines

SEATTLE – From the time Jake Locker signed his name on a national letter of intent tying him to Washington, he was anointed by the Huskies faithful. He was the …


Injuries leave UW roster in flux

SEATTLE – One week away from the season opener, the University of Washington football team was no closer to unveiling its starting lineups on Saturday. Injuries at several key positions …


Huskies wrap up fall camp

SEATTLE – During the latter stages of a typical University of Washington football practice earlier this week, two horns blew to signal the end of one drill and the start …


Huskies’ offense untested

SEATTLE – With an offense that features just two projected starters who are entering their senior seasons, the University of Washington football team is not exactly a reservoir of football …


UW receivers haven’t caught on

SEATTLE – Steve Sarkisian’s offense promises to give the University of Washington receivers plenty of opportunities to catch the ball. So far in training camp, they’ve hardly made the most …


Huskies’ scrimmage leaves muddy picture

SEATTLE – The first scrimmage of the University of Washington’s fall camp brought more questions than answers Tuesday afternoon. Junior quarterback Jake Locker came out slinging, completing his first three …


Folk ready to contribute

SEATTLE – The last time the University of Washington football team was in position to kick a game-winning field goal, Erik Folk was so far away from the action that …


Huskies’ secondary aims to quiet critics

SEATTLE – The things people in the media are saying about the University of Washington’s secondary these days are not too complimentary. “They say don’t read it, but I like …


Huskies’ defense hits it off

SEATTLE – Nine months is a long time with no one to flatten. So when the University of Washington football team donned pads for the first time Thursday afternoon, middle …


UW will use tight ends more this year

SEATTLE – The list of Washington Huskies who would want to relive the 2008 football season is probably smaller than the current membership of the Kevin Federline fan club. But …


Huskies open new era

SEATTLE – At the open end of Husky Stadium, a kiosk selling school merchandise sat next to the local sports radio station broadcasting live, all while a couple hundred fans …


Rivalry reaches higher level

PULLMAN – It doesn’t take much to heat up a rivalry – or take it to a new level. Washington State and Washington compete on the athletic fields, vie for …


Huskies could get some answers today

SEATTLE – The games don’t start counting until September, but Washington’s spring game today will give Huskies football fans a glimpse of what Steve Sarkisian and his coaching staff have …


New coaches fire up Huskies in first practice

SEATTLE – Up-tempo and enthusiastic: those were the words most players used to describe the first day of spring practice for Washington football. An entirely new coaching staff took the …


UW reports 2nd violation

SEATTLE – Washington is self-reporting to the Pac-10 Conference a second recruiting violation this month by new football coach Steve Sarkisian. Though the violations are secondary, any such missteps are …


Legislators cool to UW stadium upgrade

SEATTLE – The University of Washington has reached a tentative agreement to play its home football games at the Seahawks’ Qwest Field in 2010. That is, if the school is …