Stories tagged: matt calkins
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Matt Calkins: Washington’s Matisse Thybulle has been the best player in the Pac-12, and it’s not even close
Matisse Thybulle is averaging 5.5 steals and 2.37 blocks in his past eight games. But he deserves much more than Defensive Player of the Year honors.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
For the second straight year, UW co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake has said no to Nick Saban.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
They’ve won 11 games in a row and are 9-0 in conference. They are 18-4 overall and have no truly glaring loss.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019
Advanced apologies for the jinx, but the Washington men’s basketball team looks like the class of the Pac-12 Conference.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019
Nowell, who averages 16.7 points per game, ranks third in the Pac-12 in two-point field-goal percentage at 56.8. But it’s not just about the numbers Nowell is producing – it’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
The Seattle Seahawks’ 38-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs showed that they belong in the playoffs. And young roster or not, they’re looking more and more like a team …
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: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Nearly four months later, it seems almost certain: The Huskies’ College Football Playoff chances ended the second they lost to Auburn.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018
One day after the Seahawks lost to Atlanta in January 2017, I penned a column saying they were no longer likable.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
Washington gave top-ranked Gonzaga everything it could handle in an 81-79 loss, and the Huskies can take pride in knowing that they not only woke up the Pac-12 but the …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
Matt Calkins: When the NHL comes to Seattle, don’t expect Vegas Golden Knights-level success immediately
If there was a better sports story this year than the Vegas Golden Knights, nobody told me about it. A first-year expansion team wins 51 games before soaring to the …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
It’s easy to see why No. 3 might be taken for granted sometimes. But Sunday’s loss to the Chargers was a reminder of what has been true for a few …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
From the outside it appears Earl Thomas is joining a few former Seahawks stars in avoiding punishment for his actions away from the game. While Pete Carroll says there are …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
If you’re a Washington football fan, you might have cracked one more brew than you should have over Labor Day weekend. You might have needed a way to dull the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Matt Calkins: It might be nothing, but until we know more, K.J. Wright’s knee treatment certainly is worrisome
What’s most sobering about this news is how truly tenuous this roster has become. The linebacking corps was supposed to be the one reliable aspect to this overhauled defense. Now, …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
Matt Calkins: Mariners and Jerry Dipoto seem stuck with this starting rotation after a lack of options
So as the Mariners chase the Astros and A’s for a playoff spot, I ask: Does this team have the starters to contend? Could Dipoto have done more to beef …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Left tackle George Fant was an undrafted free agent who morphed into a potential starter for the Seahawks before a devastating injury ended his season. He’s back now and still …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018
Dissenting voices are necessary for change, and players such as former Washington Husky Kelsey Plum are providing them on the WNBA-NBA wage gap. But when it comes to compensation, we …
UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018
Of the 17 U.S. cities bidding to host World Cup games, Seattle deserves to be one of the 10 FIFA selects (three cities from Canada and three more from Mexico …
Tue., May 1, 2018
That notion is one that has gained traction over the years, but isn’t one Seahawks coach Pete Carroll subscribes to. A longtime proponent of run-first football, Carroll oversaw some not-so-subtle …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018
Matt Calkins: Seahawks drafting Shaquem Griffin and reuniting him with his twin? That’s pure Hollywood
Shaquem Griffin had been the darling of his draft class since his superhero performance at the NFL combine in March. In addition to running the fastest 40-yard dash for a …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018
So … are the Mariners going to bring Griffey back again? Maybe sign Randy Johnson to strengthen the rotation? Hell, if the price is right, they can probably lure Russell …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018
Sometimes the NFL draft is for pure entertainment purposes. You know your team is already stacked with young talent, and though you’d like to see the front office add quality, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018
If I were to tell you that the Washington men’s basketball team has a legitimate shot at the Pac-12 title, would you call for my lobotomy?
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) show that about one in five Americans suffer a mental illness each year. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control …