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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

John Blanchette: Jimmy Lake has always been ready to answer the call

The call came on Saturday afternoon, sometime in the middle of Auburn-Alabama if Jimmy Lake recalls correctly.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Chris Petersen thought ‘mind reader’ Mike Leach was on to him during pre-Apple Cup chat

The University of Washington’s head football coach had decided to step down after six years “two or three days before we played Washington State.”


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Jimmy Lake’s ascent to head coaching role at Washington no surprise to those from Spokane’s North Central, Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington fans and Spokanites who have no genuine rooting interest in the Pac-12 Conference may soon find themselves pulling for the purple-tinted team located on the shores of Lake …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Washington coach Chris Petersen: ‘You’re not going to win games just running the ball 60 times a game’

It did not matter in the end that Washington had a tough game throwing the ball against Oregon State, because the defense and the running game were good enough to …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Down season? Washington’s conference-leading recruiting class doesn’t seem concerned

It’s not that on-field success doesn’t matter, per se; that’d be an oversimplification. But this class’ belief in the stability of UW’s program pulverizes any enduring doubt.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Chris Petersen speaks on Washington’s inside linebacker depth, Jacob Eason’s ‘learning opportunities’

The Washington Huskies have a depth problem in the middle of their defense.


UW notebook: Ty Jones might play against Oregon; team will be cautious with MJ Tafisi’s status

The Seattle Times reported on Aug. 31 that Ty Jones — a 6-foot-4, 213-pound junior wide receiver — would likely miss the majority of the 2019 season with a dislocated …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Washington Huskies finally break through on offense, but will it last?

At least for now. The Huskies will head into their vital showdown with Oregon on Saturday believing – with evidence to back it up this time – that they can …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

No. 22 Washington facing BYU in first road game of season

Washington’s young team gets its first exposure to a hostile road environment today on Saturday at BYU after opening the season with three consecutive games at home.


After late-night stumble, No. 23 Washington tries to regroup

Washington coach Chris Petersen didn’t see any glaring issues with his team after a bizarre game against California that was delayed 2 hours, 39 minutes, because of lightning


At Washington, it’s basically a game of ‘Apples to Apples’ as the talent-rich Huskies reload following last season’s Pac-12 championship season

They like a high bar on Montlake. A national championship and 14 Rose Bowls have helped set it.


No. 13 Washington suddenly thin at quarterback

Within a couple of days, No. 13 Washington went from having a tight competition for the starting quarterback job to being thin at the position.


Backup quarterback Jake Haener leaves No. 13 Washington

Washington coach Chris Petersen announced Eason would be the starter for the opener against Eastern Washington next week, but indicated Haener would play.


Huskies get even thinner at linebacker position

Washington was already precariously thin at the inside linebacker position. Now the Huskies better hope they can compete with limited personnel.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019

Matt Calkins: Chris Petersen’s recruiting ability should have Washington fans stoked, opponents scared

Anytime Washington football coach Chris Petersen opens his mouth, there’s potential for headline news.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Impressions from the first day of Washington Huskies fall camp: Start your engines … the QB competition is on

The first day of fall football camp at Husky Stadium was such a big thing Friday that the Blue Angels showed up.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Washington

Let’s shut our eyes and pretend that, if these five questions are effectively answered, Washington will break through its recent 10-win barrier.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019

Washington 2019 defense primer: Can a new cast of characters produce familiar results?

When Washington’s defense sprints onto the Husky Stadium turf on Aug. 31, All-American linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven won’t be there.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Washington 2019 offense primer: Can Huskies reach new heights with new starting backfield?

It has been 93 days since Washington’s Spring Preview. Ninety-three long, uneventful, mostly sunny Seattle summer days. If you’re like most healthy humans, you slept somewhere between 550 and 850 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

College football coaches top state salary list; governor is ranked 2,125

As usual, Mike Leach and Chris Petersen top the annual state employee salaries list.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019

Washington’s Spring Preview a slam dunk for coordinator Jimmy Lake’s reloaded defense

The new-look defense dominated Washington’s Spring Preview on Saturday, turning in 11 tackles for loss, six sacks and two interceptions.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Five questions: Jacob Eason takes center stage as Washington starts spring practice

The Rose Bowl is in the rearview mirror. What’s next for the Washington Huskies?


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Four-star 2019 linebacker Daniel Heimuli joins teammate Noa Ngalu, signs with Washington Huskies

On national signing day, Washington added four-star linebacker Daniel Heimuli to an already stacked 2019 defensive class.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Matt Calkins: Washington still looks for signature win under head coach Chris Petersen

UW didn’t look prepared for Tuesday’s Rose Bowl, coming out flat in the first half and punting on six of its first seven drives en route to its third consecutive …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

The Huskies have come a long way under Chris Petersen. Next step? Win a major bowl game

Three years ago, UW had just clawed its way to the Heart of Dallas Bowl. It’s been straight up from there, and the Huskies’ next goal is winning a big-time …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

Ohio State, Washington welcome a more traditional Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl between Ohio State and Washington will mix old and new, as the Big Ten and Pac-12 champions will play in Pasadena for the first time in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Matt Calkins: The key to Chris Petersen’s recruiting success at UW is hidden in Huskies’ number of scholarship offers

The Huskies only offered 91 scholarships for this class, which was the third-lowest among Power 5 schools. The average number of offers was 232. Oregon made 335.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018

Washington’s Chris Petersen bemoans ‘vultures’ that have ‘gotten worse’ in recruiting

Asa Turner, a top-200 national recruit, committed to the Huskies in July but is reportedly considering a flip to Notre Dame.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018

UW’s top recruiting priority? Big defensive tackles. On the eve of Signing Day, it looks to have paid off

After missing out on five-star Marlon Tuipulotu two years ago, the Huskies are set to sign four of the nation’s top 30 defensive tackles in the 2019 class. Jacob Bandes, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018

Jake Browning, Myles Gaskin and UW’s breakthrough senior class preparing for final game at Husky Stadium

This senior class has led the Huskies to 36 wins, just three wins shy of the school record over a four-year period.