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Keeping up with UW


There are approximately 4,000 University of Washington alums in the Spokane area (according to the alumni association's website), and at least some of them must be interested in Husky football – despite the past few years.

But getting news about their beloved Dawgs isn't easy. We recognize that. So here at SportsLink, we've been trying to keep you apprised of UW's progress thus far.

And it will continue – though I would love to hear from you. Just drop a comment once in a while so we know you are alive, and don't wait until Apple Cup week.

Anyhow, today the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta looks back at the 1985 Orange Bowl, fondly remembered as the Sooner Schooner game. A fun read.

The Times also has a notebook and a first look at the Sooners.

After Alabama-Birmingham backup quarterback Sam Hunt ran for 70 yards on 15 carries last Saturday, Husky quarterback Isaiah Stanback told the P-I he expects the Sooners to really focus on him.

The Tacoma News Tribune focused on the best player Oklahoma has: running back Adrian Peterson, who is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate.

One last note. It can't be easy covering the Dawgs, as reading Condotta's blog shows. In last night's post, he talked about coach Tyrone Willingham's answers to a question about not going for two point late in the game. Condotta fills in the blanks that Willingham wouldn't, then writes: "Certainly, these are the kinds of questions you wish sometimes that he would be a little more open with his answers." As anyone who has ever covered a tight-lipped coach knows, that makes life tough. But it's probably something that's not going to change.

UPDATE: The news isn't good about the UW tight ends. Check Condotta's blog entry or Mike Allende's blog from Everett or Don Ruiz' entry from Tacoma.

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