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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few confident season, NCAA Tournament will happen

Gonzaga’s non-conference schedule will require adjustments with five games prior to the Nov. 25 starting date. Few said it’s likely several marquee games – at Texas on Nov. 13, home …

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: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Matt Calkins: With its own set of challenges, Pac-12’s idea of playing college football in spring won’t be as easy as it sounds

College football in the spring. The idea once seemed preposterous, but is now touted as possible.

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: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

Pac-12 decision likely costs Gonzaga games against UW, USC and Arizona

The Zags were scheduled to face USC on Nov. 17 at the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland and entertain Arizona (Dec. 5) and Washington (Dec. 12). Those games appear to …

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: Sat., June 27, 2020

Washington Athletics announces expanded cost-saving measures and major gifts from Jen Cohen, Jimmy Lake and Mike Hopkins

Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.

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 …

Former Washington Huskies receiver Mark Pattison climbing Seven Summits

Coming out of Roosevelt High School in Seattle in 1980, Mark Pattison was a football star, bound for UW and the Don James-coached Huskies.

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: Wed., April 29, 2020

Top five 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero has Gonzaga in final six

Paolo Banchero, one of the top players in the 2021 class, lists Gonzaga among his six finalists.

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.

Washington basketball adds pair of transfers in North Idaho standout Nate Pryor, Wichita State’s Erik Stevenson

Pryor is a Seattle native who spent the past two years at North Idaho College, where the team was a combined 59-3 during his two seasons.

UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Washington freshman Jaden McDaniels declares for NBA draft

McDaniels, a swingman who is projected to go in the middle of the first round, becomes the latest one-and-done player for the Huskies.

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: Sat., April 4, 2020

Matt Calkins: With Isaiah Stewart and likely Jaden McDaniels NBA-bound, Washington should be done with one-and-done players

It was as surprising as San Diego sunshine, but it happened Wednesday. Huskies big man Isaiah Stewart declared for the NBA draft, and the best player to suit up for …

Washington’s Isaiah Stewart declares for NBA draft

Washington freshman Isaiah Stewart has declared for the NBA draft.

UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright dies at 77

Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77, the school announced on Sunday.

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson, who listed Gonzaga in top five, commits to Washington

Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has committed to Washington, according to his twitter account. Stevenson listed Gonzaga, Oregon, Maryland and San Diego State in his top five.

Gonzaga, Texas Tech schedule December clash in Phoenix

The Bulldogs have scheduled a marquee matchup against Texas Tech on Dec. 19 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.