WASHINGTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Day 7 - Trap Game

When will the Huskies be put to the test when they least expect it? Every year we circle games on the upcoming season's schedule.  Games that carry extra weight and significance, where the stakes just feel higher.  Last season's reunion with Sark at USC was one I know most players and fans were looking forward to more than anything else. But what about those games you find yourself...
Via UW Dawg Pound
7 hours ago

AP Ranks Washington Huskies Football 14th in Preseason Poll

Washington’s preseason ranking is the program’s highest since 2002. The Associated Press released its preseason top 25 poll today, ranking the Huskies 14th. It marks Washington’s highest preseason ranking in the poll since the 2002 team that earned a preseason ranking of ninth; that year’s team finished the season unranked, but knocked off No. 3 Washington State in a wild...
Via UW Dawg Pound
6 days ago

Washington Basketball: Can Marquese Chriss make the Phoenix Suns a playoff contender?

Rookie Marquese Chriss might be one of the biggest question marks in this year’s draft class. Despite not playing competitive basketball until he was in ninth grade, he earned a Division One scholarship to play for the Washington Huskies. After showing steady improvement throughout his freshman year he made the decision to pursue the NBA, where the Phoenix Suns selected him...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington hopes this is the season it returns to prominence

SEATTLE (AP) When Chris Petersen decided to come to Washington, there was no set timetable on returning the Huskies to prominence. Headed into his third season, the Huskies seem poised - between talent and a favorable schedule - for a return to the top of the Pac-12 Conference and perhaps the national stage. ''We expect to win every game we play. And so the outside noise that...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Petersen trying to temper expectations as Washington begins

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Petersen seems to understand why there are so many expectations that have engulfed Washington. He just doesn't agree with them. Or believe they are even remotely warranted. ''We were 7-6, played no football games and now we're ready to win the Super Bowl? I mean, it's like really? So go ahead. There's nothing else to talk about I guess. So that's what it is...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch Golf-Cart Bobblehead Will Take US To ‘Peak Giveaway’

The University of California at Berkeley football program is about to go “Beast Mode” on the bobblehead giveaway game. The Golden Bears announced on Twitter on Wednesday that they’ll give Marshawn Lynch bobblehead dolls to the first 10,000 fans who attend their Nov. 5 game against the Washington Huskies. But this Lynch doll is no typical bobblehead. It features Lynch driving...
Via NESN.com
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch to get Cal bobblehead of him driving injury cart

The University of California, Berkeley is taking a new approach to bobblehead giveaways. The school will be giving away Marshawn Lynch bobbleheads on November 5 as the Golden Bears take on the Washington Huskies. But this isn’t an ordinary bobblehead. This bobblehead commemorates when Lynch took the team’s injury cart for a joyride after the Bears beat the Huskies 10 years ago...
Via The Comeback
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Top recruit Michael Porter Jr. commits to Washington Huskies

Top basketball recruit Michael Porter Jr. announced his commitment to the Washington Huskies on Friday. This, just two months after his father, Michael Porter Sr., was hired by head coach Lorenzo Romar as an assistant. Romar is also the younger Porter's godfather. "Talking to my dad and Romar, I knew it was where I wanted to go," Porter told ESPN. "I made it clear I wanted to be...
Via FOX Sports
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Porter Jr., nation’s No. 2 player, chooses Washington

The Washington Huskies basketball program has landed one of the top players in the Class of 2017. On Friday, the nation’s No. 2 player, Michael Porter Jr., announced on social media that he will be joining Lorenzo Romar’s squad. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound small forward tweeted out the graphic that made all Washington fans rejoice. Blessed to announce that I will be attending...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nation’s No. 2 Ranked Player Michael Porter Jr. Picks Washington

Michael Porter Jr., the nation’s second-ranked player for the class of 2017, has made his collegiate decision. Porter, a native of Seattle, Washington, will be playing basketball for the Washington Huskies next year. Porter announced his decision on Twitter. It’s huge news for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies. Porter is a 6-foot-10, 210-pound stud who plays small forward. He’s...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington RB Myles Gaskin has ‘unbelievable feet’

The Washington Huskies found themselves a special player in Myles Gaskin after he had a terrific true freshman season. It looks like he is garnering all kinds of attention from around the conference and a PAC-12 coach praised him. The coach, who remained anonymous, talked about how special of a player Gaskin has already proven he can be. He told ESPN’s KC Joyner that he has ...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington WR Isaiah Renfro quits football to treat his depression

Washington Huskies wide receiver Isaiah Renfro announced on Sunday that he would be walking away from football, but for a reason that you might not typically expect to hear from an athlete. In a Twitter post, Renfro thanked doctors and close friends for helping him “out of a dark place before it was too late.” He says that he struggled with depression and anxiety, and that the...
Via The Comeback
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington WR leaves team, says he is 'in a dark place'

Isaiah Renfro, a sophomore, has announced his decision to leave the Washington football team as he deals with depression and anxiety. Renfro, saying he’s been “in a dark place” made the tough announcement via his Twitter account, detailing his struggles and thanking his coaches and teammates for their support. Been debating on posting this but this is me taking steps in...
Via Sportsnaut
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington WR Isaiah Renfro leaves team, opens up about depression

Washington Huskies wide receiver Isaiah Renfro made a move Sunday night that would make even the biggest, strongest, manliest-man sweat with nerves; he admitted to suffering from depression publicly by posting a heartfelt confession on Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 206 pound Los Angeles native was a four-star recruit out of high school, committing a majority of his time to the gridiron...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies: Exclusive Interview with RB Sean McGrew

Sean McGrew is a key part of the Washington Huskies’ 2016 recruiting class and is set to make an impact on his new team immediately. He may not be hyped up as one of the top recruits in the entire class, but the Huskies believe that he will end up being a star at the NCAA level. Last season at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California, McGrew showed why fans and the...
Via This Given Sunday
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star Tight End Hunter Bryant Commits To Home State Washington Huskies

Washington has landed one of the best players in its backyard, and one of the top tight ends in the entire country. Four-star Hunter Bryant out of Bellevue’s Eastside Catholic High School announced his commitment to the Huskies in a long note on Twitter. #AllGloryToGod pic.twitter.com/JSj5rCbHUy — Hunter Bryant (@blackbeast88) April 23, 2016 247Sports ranks Bryant No. 7 among...
Via College Spun
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington freshmen Murray, Chriss declare for NBA draft

SEATTLE — Washington freshmen Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray both declared for the NBA draft Wednesday and will hire agents, ending their college careers after one season and issuing a blow to the Huskies hopes of getting back to the NCAA Tournament next year.The decision by both players was announced by the school and was not a surprise considering both are projected to...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Romar: Stephen Thompson traveled on 3-pointer

Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar complained after a buzzer-beating loss in Corvallis Wednesday that Stephen Thompson Jr. traveled on his last-second shot to sink the Huskies. Washington was leading 81-79 in the final seconds when Thompson took the ball, dribbled up the court, and launched a 3-pointer to win the game 82-81 at the buzzer. After the game, Romar said Thompson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Dubious record: Washington may see most players foul out

SEATTLE (AP) The Washington Huskies are having renewed success this season and sit in fourth place in the Pac-12 despite having 40 players foul out in 23 games. That's the most in the country and not by a small margin. The next closest is Northern Colorado with 23. And the Huskies are starting to tread into record territory. According to STATS, only two other teams in the past...
Via Associated Press
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

University of Washington Football: Class of 2016 Signing Day Breakdown

Seattletimes.com Chris Petersen’s 3rd University of Washington Husky football recruiting class may be his smallest, but there is a lot of talent coming to Montlake in the form of eight 4-Star signees and a collection of 3-Stars. Speed and versatility are the dominant strengths of this class. Despite not being able to sign the state’s top prospect (5-Star QB Jacob Eason is heading...
Via Seattle Side Up!
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Washington Picks Up Surprising Commitment From 4-Star Cornerback Byron Murphy

Arizona State was considered the favorite to land Scottsdale’s Byron Murphy, a four-star cornerback from Saguaro High School. Instead, he’ll be heading North to play for the Washington Huskies. Murphy made his decision during a ceremony today. Saguaro four-star Byron Murphy, the No. 1 ranked recruit in Arizona’s 2016 class by Scout, has committed to Washington. — SunDevilSource...
Via College Spun
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington RB Myles Gaskin Bashes His Way Through A Couple Tackles For A Touchdown

Beating their hated rival--Washington State--made the season for the Washington Huskies, but it sure would be nice for the team to win its bowl game and finish the season with a winning record. For that to happen the Huskies need a lot of things to go right, but one of them will be for running back Myles Gaskin to get going early.With the first half winding down he only has 11 yards...
Via FatManWriting
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Washington Vs. Southern Miss Heart Of Dallas Bowl Online (Live Stream)

Can the Washington Huskies possibly stop the Southern Miss Golden Eagles’ explosive offense? The 9-4 Golden Eagles took home the Conference USA West division title this season, averaging 520 yards and 40 points per game. Washington on the other hand rallied to win its final two games of the season, including rival Washington State, then ranked No. 20 in the nation. At 6-6, they...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: UW Huskies up to a Bear of a task as they take on Oakland University

image courtesy of Seattle Times. From left: Dejounte Murray, Matisse Thybulle, Dominic Green, Noah Dickerson, David Crisp, Marquese Chriss, Malik Dime and Devenir Duruisseau.   From Rochester, Michigan come the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (6-3) to invade Hec Ed this Saturday. In show down vs Horizon League powerhouse, the Washington Huskies (7-2) look to extend their four game winning...
Via Seattle Side Up!
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

2018 4-star QB Jacob Sirmon commits to Washington

Jacob Sirmon is a four-star quarterback prospect in the 2018 college football recruiting class. That may seem like a long ways away, but he has already chosen where he wants to play his college football career. According to Sirmon on Twitter, he will take his talents to the Washington Huskies. So excited to have officially committed to UDUB! Can't wait to play as a Husky! #GoDawgs...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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