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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 10, 2020

UW Athletics eliminates 16 positions in latest round of cost-saving measures

In a presentation to the University of Washington’s board of regents on Thursday, athletics director Jen Cohen and chief financial officer Kate Cullen outlined plans to shrink department salaries by …



UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Commentary: Jimmy Lake’s response to postponed Pac-12 season in first year at helm foretells coaching success at Washington

So now we won’t find out how Jimmy Lake does as the man in charge of molding the Washington football team until – well, who the heck knows? The ultimate …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

Their fall season has been canceled. So where do Jimmy Lake and the Washington Huskies go from here?

On Jan. 18, Jimmy Lake stood on the purple “W” at midcourt inside Alaska Airlines Arena. He held a microphone and wore a white pullover jacket. He addressed 9,268 fans …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

As Big Ten and Pac-12 football season cancellation reports swirl, UW Huskies hang in limbo

On July 31, the Pac-12 unveiled a 10-game, conference-only fall 2020 football schedule. Ten days later, that schedule appears to be all but scrapped.


UPDATED: Sat., July 11, 2020

Larry Stone: Washington’s Chris Petersen has no regrets – and he’s laser-focused on molding Seattle’s future business leaders

When Chris Petersen stepped down as Husky football coach in December, he expressed the desire to recharge, regain some balance in his life and reacquire the passion he felt had …


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Big Ten to adopt conference-only football schedule in 2020, wiping out Washington opener against Michigan

The first game of the Jimmy Lake Era at Washington will not feature the Michigan Wolverines.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Matt Calkins: Adding QB Kevin Thomson is big for Huskies, but let’s not anoint him the starter just yet

SEATTLE – Wednesday was a big deal, but this isn’t a done deal. The Huskies’ quarterback competition should still be fierce.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Washington football coach Jimmy Lake plans to organize meetings between his players and police for ‘uncomfortable conversations’

Jimmy Lake wants to set the path for progress. Those are the words he said. And, though it’s an undeniably difficult topic to discuss, the killing of George Floyd by …


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

The year of the decommit?

Recruits are increasingly committing to schools without stepping foot on campus. They’re committing to coaches they’ve conversed with on Zoom or FaceTime but haven’t physically met. They’re committing to relationships …


UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Larry Stone: Coronavirus shutdown adds to degree of difficulty for first-year Huskies football coach Jimmy Lake

When Jimmy Lake was hired as Washington’s football coach in December to replace Chris Petersen, athletic director Jen Cohen referred to him as “the right guy at the right time.”


What will fan attendance look like if college football returns? Here’s how Washington State and Washington are preparing

If fans are allowed to attend football games at UW and WSU in 2020, don’t expect sold-out stadiums. “There’s every expectation that there will be social distancing measures that have …


UW AD Jen Cohen says potential financial impact from coronavirus ranges from ‘kind of manageable to devastating’

It’s entirely possible that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, UW sporting events could be played this fall without fans in attendance, pushed to the winter or spring – or, …


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Just two Washington Huskies selected in uncharacteristically disappointing NFL draft

For the University of Washington, the 2020 NFL draft – all three days, 16 hours and 255 picks of it – can be conveniently condensed into a four-word tweet.


UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Can Jacob Eason snap the streak of underperforming Washington quarterbacks in the NFL?

On social media, Washington’s football program uses the same hashtag – #ProDawgs – to reference its many players who have succeeded in the NFL.


UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2020

Former Washington QB Jacob Eason to participate virtually in 2020 NFL draft

Washington football fans will get to see former Husky quarterback Jacob Eason during this month’s NFL draft.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Analysis: Five Washington Huskies football story lines fans won’t get to see this spring

There was supposed to be news conferences and footwork drills and playbook installations. There was supposed to be quarterback competitions and depth-chart updates and new assistant coaches’ practice debuts.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Washington and Washington State at the NFL combine: Jacob Eason says ‘I felt ready’ to leave school and enter the draft

Should quarterback Jacob Eason have stayed at UW for another season? That remains a debate as the NFL combine kicks off this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Ice carvings and lavish dinners: A look at the cost of football recruiting at Washington

Records obtained from a December 2018 UW visit by nine football players offer a glimpse of what a recruiting trip can look like for touted high-school athletes. Nationwide, recruiting budgets …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Washington didn’t make a splash on National Signing Day, but that could be coming soon

With Washington’s current class secured, it’s time for Jimmy Lake’s crew to make the most of an unprecedented opportunity in 2021.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Washington hires Jacksonville Jaguars’ John Donovan as next offensive coordinator

New Washington coach Jimmy Lake made his first major coaching hire Friday, adding John Donovan as the Huskies’ new offensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Washington junior running back Salvon Ahmed to enter 2020 NFL draft

In the 2019 season, his first as UW’s starter, Ahmed led the Huskies with 1,020 rushing yards and added 5.4 yards per carry and 11 touchdowns.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Five names to know in Washington’s offensive coordinator search

For Washington football fans, Offensive Coordinator Watch continues.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Analysis: With Jacob Eason leaving for the NFL, let Washington’s 2020 quarterback competition begin

Still, handicapping UW’s impending quarterback competition is a futile exercise until new head coach Jimmy Lake names an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

QB Jacob Eason leaves Washington early, will enter NFL draft

Washington quarterback Jacob Eason says he will skip his final year of college and enter the NFL draft. Eason started 13 games for UW last season after beginning his college …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Larry Stone: Huskies’ blowout Las Vegas Bowl win signals a changing of the guard as Chris Petersen exits, Jimmy Lake takes over

In his first few moments as the no-longer-defensive coordinator and now-official head coach of Washington, Jimmy Lake was looking for people to hug.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019

Washington dominates Boise State defensively, sends Chris Petersen out with a Las Vegas Bowl win

UW’s defense certainly did that in the first half on Saturday, and the Huskies held on to send Chris Petersen out with a 38-7 win over his former team in …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

‘Petersen Bowl’: Washington, Boise State meet in Las Vegas

Chris Petersen brought Boise State into the national consciousness with trick plays and toughness. He returned Washington to the top of the Pac-12 with his kind of guys.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

Larry Stone: Entering final game as Huskies’ football coach, Chris Petersen embraces his uncertain future

Chris Petersen was in a rather playful mood Friday, the day before his final game as the University of Washington’s football coach. In fact, it may be his final game …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Matt Calkins: It’s up to coach-in-waiting Jimmy Lake to keep the Huskies’ successful recruiting train on the tracks

That ranking, regardless of what the coach-in-waiting may say, had to be a beautiful sight for Huskies fans. To see 247Sports dub Washington’s recruiting class as the 14th-best in the …