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UW tough on third down


As UW gets ready for the University of Arizona, the defense is ready to build on an impressive third-down performance against UCLA.

The Husky defensive unit yielded first downs on just four third-down attempts by the Bruins, according to the Times' notebook today.

There is also an interesting feature on wide receiver Sonny Shackleford.

But forget about the players for a moment. According to Ted Miller, there's something else at work for the Huskies.

On thing the Huskies have to worry about now: studies. School is back in session so it's not just football all the time. UW is on the quarter system, so students start later and finish later.

The Times' Bud Withers has an excellent column about Pac-10 football officiating, examining the conference crews from a multitude of angles – probably more angles than replay official Gordon Riese had to work with in Eugene.

UW's womens basketball team received another commitment from a high school senior. This is a big one. Kali Bennett is a 6-foot-5 forward from Ventura, Calif.

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