WASHINGTON HUSKIES NEWS

Washington begins spring ball with questions at QB

SEATTLE (AP) Coach Chris Petersen began his second spring practice with Washington on Monday with no clue who will start at quarterback for the Huskies when the 2015 season begins. It's not the only position where Washington has questions. It may take at least a few more months before Petersen finalizes a depth chart for any spot. ''We're going to let these guys compete, and we...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies 2015 Spring Football Preview

Washington opens its second spring under coach Chris Petersen with just 10 returning starters and major concerns on both sides of the ball. The...
Via Athlon Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Chris Petersen isn’t accustomed to losing. Washington lost more games in Pac-12 play in Petersen’s debut (5) than he did the three...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington and Chris Petersen's Offseason Uncertainty Grows With Cyler Miles' Absence

Washington coach Chris Petersen was already planning on a quarterback battle this spring, but the outlook for the Huskies’ starting job was...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington QB Cyler Miles takes voluntary leave from team

SEATTLE (AP) Washington quarterback Cyler Miles is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the team and will not participate in spring practice for the second straight season. Washington coach Chris Petersen announced Miles' decision in a statement Friday. Miles' decision was not a disciplinary matter and he will remain enrolled in school. Petersen said Miles is ''dealing with...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Browns, Chiefs, Falcons, Lions, Ravens & Seahawks

Bears GM Ryan Pace said the Bears are currently pursuing safeties and wide receivers. (Adam Jahns) Browns Jeremy Fowler reports that the Browns were taking a “very hard look” at Washington NT Danny Shelton during his Pro Day. Chiefs Chiefs re-signed exclusive rights free agent TE Demetrius Harris. (Howard Balzer) Falcons Falcons signed G Mike Person. (Aaron Wilson) Lions Recently ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams-Goss leads Washington past No. 13 Utah 77-68

SEATTLE (AP) Nigel Williams-Goss scored 28 points, including a deep 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining as the shot clock was about to expire, and Washington rallied to stun No. 13 Utah 77-68 on Saturday. Washington (16-14, 5-13 Pac-12) was 15-4 after winning at Colorado on Jan. 22, then proceeded to lose its next seven games and 10 of 11 as injuries and player discipline left the Huskies...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Profile: Robert Upshaw

Can teams look past the off-court issues and select Robert Upshaw in the first round? TeamWashington YearSophomore PositionCenter Age21 Height7-0 Weight250 Big Board Ranking30 Draft ProjectionLate-first/Early-second round Strengths Elite shot-blocker; was leading the NCAA before his dismissal Double-double threat every night Defensive positioning both on and off ball Shows some...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles 2015 Draft Prospect: Washington Outside Linebacker Shaq Thompson

Shaq Thompson is a very interesting player. He’s a jack of all trades. At Washington, he played linebacker, safety, and even some running back. He’s a very versatile player and will be a guy that all teams look at to see how they could potentially use him. Thompson measures in at 6-0 and 228 pounds. His sizes puts him in the wheelhouse for both a safety and a linebacker. At the...
Via BirdsFan.com - A Philadelphia Eagles Blog
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington's Do-It-All Shaq Thompson Ready to Play Linebacker in the NFL

It's tough enough for a football player to hone his craft at just one position. The University of Washington's Shaq Thompson took on three. The 6-foot, 228-pound California native was
Via Stack
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams dials in

No passing fancy: Vernon Adams will get another crack at the Washington Huskies this October (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Vernon Adams did an extended interview with Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports Radio. He talks about how the Oregon offer came about, how his former teammates reacted to his decision to move on, and what he is doing to get ready for the quarterback competition...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington DT Danny Shelton Made One Bad Move at the Combine

Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton is expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft. At the Combine he did not do anything to give anyone reason to think differently. The 6'2" 339 pounder was not lightning fast in the 40-yard dash, but for someone his size he did pretty good (5.66). He is more than strong enough (34 repetitions of 225 pounds) to play the position in the NFL.However...
Via FatManWriting
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Peters Raising Draft Stock At Combine During Interview Process

INDIANAPOLIS — Being kicked out of a college program can be a death knell for some NFL draft prospects, but Marcus Peters didn’t let it break his spirit. The cornerback was dismissed from the University of Washington football team after multiple fights with coaches. Peters said Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine that reports that he strangled a Huskies coach are “false...
Via NESN.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Washington Huskies should be well represented

Despite a disappointing 8-6 record in 2014-2015, the University of Washington boasted one of the most impressive defenses in the country.  Even with average statistics, the Huskies had 3 first team All-Americans, which tied Florida State for number one in the nation. After a good 2013-2014 campaign, the Huskies lost key members on offense such as running back Bishop Sankey (2nd...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks reach “sweet 16″ with win over Huskies

By DSH basketball correspondent Eric Sloat  The NCAA tournament is that way: At 16-7 and 6-4 overall, the Ducks have at least an outside chance of making The Big Dance, but they’ll have to close strong to get there (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images). Fresh off their win over Arizona State, the Ducks hosted Washington and emerged with a 78-74 win, pushing them to 16-7 overall...
Via The Duck Stops Here
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

QB Browning heads 2nd class for Petersen's Huskies

SEATTLE (AP) Washington coach Chris Petersen believes he found something special in quarterback Jake Browning. So the last thing Petersen wants is additional expectations heaped on the national record holder for career touchdown passes. Yet even Petersen had to admit on Wednesday's national letter of intent day that Browning has some of the same characteristics Petersen saw in Kellen...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Shelton Could Be the Answer at NT for Bolts

The long search for a franchise nose tackle might be over. With the San Diego Chargers in need of some help along the defensive line, the team should consider Washington's Danny Shelton with the 17th pick in the 2015 NFL draft.The Chargers have been without a dominant force at the position ever since Jamal Williams left town. Current starter Sean Lissemore is a quality player, but...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hugh Millen Drops A Bomb. No One Reacts.

On the Dennis and Callahan show this morning they had former Patriots quarterback Hugh Millen on as a guest to talk about the Super Bowl matchup, as Millen is working in the Seattle as an analyst of the Seahawks and Washington Huskies. While they were discussing the inflation of the footballs, Millen dropped that he played for a coach with two Super Bowl wins who put together a huge...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Upshaw Considering Playing In D-League

Robert Upshaw is giving serious thought to playing in the D-League this season following his dismissal from the University of Washington's basketball program. After his dismissal from Washington, Upshaw’s inner-circle has begun the agent selection process, sources told Yahoo Sports. The NBA does not allow players enrolled at the beginning of a school year to make the immediate...
Via RealGM
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dawgs seek culture change but the petri dish is sucked dry by graduation

 Royce rolls: Royce Freeman pounded the Dawgs for 169 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns last October, his best day as a Duck–so far (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images). In Chris Petersen’s first year as Washington head coach the Huskies went 8-6, losing to every ranked team they played, then losing 30-22 in the Cactus Bowl versus Oklahoma State to finish the year. Next...
Via The Duck Stops Here
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington center Robert Upshaw dismissed from program

  Washington has dismissed center Robert Upshaw, the national leader in blocked shots, from its program for a violation of team rules. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar announced the dismissal Monday afternoon. No other details were given by the school. ''We wish Rob well as he moves forward in his life, and we will do our best to support him in the future,'' Romar said in a statement...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington dismisses C Robert Upshaw from program

SEATTLE (AP) Washington has dismissed center Robert Upshaw, the national leader in blocked shots, from its program for a violation of team rules. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar announced the dismissal Monday afternoon. No other details were given by the school. ''We wish Rob well as he moves forward in his life, and we will do our best to support him in the future,'' Romar said...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Basketball Center Robert Upshaw Has Been Dismissed From The Team

Washington basketball has gotten off to an up-and-down start this season. After opening the year 11-0, the Huskies lost their next four games, and currently sit at 14-5 with a 3-4 record in the Pac-12. Things won’t be getting easier from here for Lorenzo Romar’s team. Minutes ago, the head coach announced that 7-foot center Robert Upshaw is no longer with the program. UW’s...
Via College Spun
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Basketball: What about the Washington?

Time to end the battle against the state of Washington tomorrow night. For a look at Washington Ben Knibbe from the UW Dawg Pound gives us the inside scoop. What are Washington’s expectations for this season?  To begin the season, nobody really knew what to expect from the Huskies. There were a lot of intriguing pieces but nobody knew how they fit. Up until there was one...
Via TornBySports
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton Reunite To Watch Sons Play In Seattle (Video)

Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton were together again Thursday on the basketball court, right where they belong. The former Seattle Supersonics teammates reunited to watch their sons face off in a Pac-12 college basketball matchup. Shawn Kemp Jr. plays for the University of Washington, while Gary Payton II suits up for Oregon State, his dad’s alma mater. Two Seattle legends are in the...
Via NESN.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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