In 1998, an Eastern Washington senior defensive back named Jimmy Lake was pondering what to do with his business-management degree. All he knew, Lake told the Times two decades later, was that he wanted to “manage and make money.”
The Hotline’s 14th annual ridiculously early top 25 rankings – or maybe it’s the 15th annual (I lost track long ago) – rely on more guesswork than usual because of the free year of eligibility granted by the NCAA.
We considered recruiting, budgets, admissions, tradition and more in compiling the list
The news came, as it tends to these days, in a tweetstorm.
A worldwide pandemic wiped away plenty of sports in eastern Washington.
Prior to Washington’s Senior Day game against Stanford on Dec. 5, Sean McGrew wasn’t sure if it would be his final one.
Washington football fans have not seen the last of “ZTF.”
An unprecedented season has given way to an unprecedented offseason.
And thus concludes the weirdest, bumpiest, most disjointed football season the Washington Huskies have ever endured. Or at least since the last World War 75 years ago, or the last worldwide pandemic a century ago.
On Monday, when Washington withdrew from this week’s Pac-12 championship game against USC, Husky head coach Jimmy Lake said he was “very, very confident” his team could continue its season with a bowl game. Four days later, that season is officially over.
On Jan. 18, Jimmy Lake stood on the purple “W” at half court inside Alaska Airlines Arena – surrounded by 9,268 spectators. During a timeout in the Husky men’s hoops game against rival Oregon, Washington’s new head coach addressed the Montlake masses – with a purple towel in his right hand and a microphone in his left.
On the same day 15 high school seniors signed with Washington, Husky quarterback Jacob Sirmon officially entered the transfer portal.