The first spring “game” in years, and the first game with fans in person since 2019, didn’t exactly fascinate. But it’s the start of UW coach Jimmy Lake’s plan to reconnect.
Author: Dan Raley
Coach Mike Hopkins sounded certain his Huskies hoops team had enough talented big men. But the 4-16 record, potentially one of the worst in UW annals, says otherwise.
Here’s five key figures who will figure heavily in Washington’s football season that — finally — will get underway Saturday at 8 p.m. against Oregon State at Husky Stadium.
Starting as a tough little hoopster who went up against Bill Russell and became a Marine, coach Ed Pepple pushed hard Mercer Island’s rich kids to make them champs.
The Sounders won two of three awards voted on by the public at the 85th Sports Star of the Year, and University of Washington’s Sis Bates was Female Athlete of the Year.
Washington Incentives were plentiful in this one, a 38-7 rout of Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl that sent off coach Chris Petersen and the seniors in impressive fashion.
Gonzaga coach Mark Few said the Huskies were “as good as we’ve seen,” but Washington wasn’t good enough to pull off the upset, falling 83-76 at Hec Ed Sunday.
Newbie fans probably don’t know the sainted Don James also had a 6-5 season at the University of Washington. Parallels to 1988 are numerous among the 2019 Huskies.
A two-hour, 39-minute rain delay was nothing compared to season-long discomfort the Huskies will feel after a home loss to Cal that exposed multiple weaknesses.
Gardner Minshew became the first Cougars athlete to win at the 84th Sports Star of the Year event, as Seattle celebrated the Sonics’ 1979 title team.