WASHINGTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did Markelle Fultz shade Lonzo Ball after UCLA’s Sweet 16 loss?

Is that some top-of-the-lottery drama that I smell?The UCLA Bruins fell in their Sweet 16 game against the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday night by the final of 86-75, a game that saw star freshman point guard Lonzo Ball thoroughly outplayed by Kentucky counterpart De’Aaron Fox in one of the Bruins point guard's worst games of the season.Shortly after the game went final, Washington...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Huskies fall to Mississippi State 64 to 75

An illustrious season comes to an end as the Huskies have no answer for McCowan. The Huskies gave a valiant effort, but were unable to stave off the HUMONGOUS center Teaira McCowan. There was no defending or stopping McCowan in the paint, she wore Chantel Osahor down, until in the 4th quarter Osahor had nothing left, and then McCowan went off. And I’ll say honestly McCowans...
Via UW Dawg Pound
1 day ago

New Huskies coach Mike Hopkins on meeting with Michael Porter Jr’s family, what drew him to UW

Nobody would accuse new Washington Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins from resting on his laurels after taking the job last Sunday. The biggest reason would be the highest-ranked recruit in the nation, Michael Porter Jr., who had signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Huskies next season but quickly changed his plans to go the University of Missouri after Lorenzo...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Coach Petersen Starting His 2018 Recruiting Class With A Bang

Huskies Adding Offensive Weapons For 2018 Class The 2018 recruiting class is off to a fantastic start so far with commitments from 6 players, 5 of which are 4 star prospects. The Husky class ranked in the top 10 nationally and includes the following commits: Jacob Sirmon a 4 star QB out of Bothell HS, WA. He was the first to commit for the 2018 class and boasts offers from across...
Via UW Dawg Pound
1 day ago

‘Brock and Salk’ impressed by new UW basketball coach Mike Hopkins’ handling of Michael Porter Jr drama

The Huskies appear to be losing the most sought-after recruit in the their men’s basketball program’s history. What’s surprising is the way the new head coach Mike Hopkins responded: By doing nothing. Color 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk impressed with that gutsy move. “I think Hopkins is playing this the right way,” Salk said Thursday. Washington introduced...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Washington releases #1 prospect Porter Jr from Letter of Intent

image courtesy of Associated Press Washington releases #1 prospect Porter Jr from Letter of Intent The University of Washington released the #1 prospect in the nation, Michael Porter Jr. form his Letter of Intent. Washington confirmed the decision to release Porter on Thursday, one day after new Washington head coach Mike Hopkins was introduced. Just a few hours after being released...
Via Seattle Side Up!
2 days ago

Huskies Land Another Top QB

Idaho Signal Caller Commits To UW In a somewhat surprising move by Husky coaches it looks like they extended an offer and accepted a commitment from 4 star QB Colson Yankoff from Couer d’Alene HS, ID. He committed to UW over offers from Oregon and Nebraska. Coach Pete sent out the following tweet a few minutes ago followed by Colson confirming the news: Here is some of his game...
Via UW Dawg Pound
3 days ago

UW Women’s Roundball Roundup: Plum dominates as Huskies win back to back tournament games

image courtesy of goshuskies.com UW Women’s Roundball Roundup: Plum dominates as Huskies win back to back tournament games Senior guard Kelsey Plum was unstoppable and senior center, Chantel Osahor was her dominating self in their push to get the UW Huskies Women’s Basketball team back into the Final Four. On Saturday, the 3 seed Huskies dismantled the Montana State Bobcats...
Via Seattle Side Up!
4 days ago

Sidney Jones shares positive news after Achilles surgery

Former Washington Huskies cornerback Sidney Jones suffered a torn Achilles during his pro day. Previously projected to be taken near the end of the first round, Jones’ outlook took a hit following the injury. However, after surgery today, Jones is optimistic, tweeting “The doctor said that I will for sure be playing this upcoming season.” Let’s be clear: that’s extremely...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UW Basketball: NCAA career scoring leader Kelsey Plum and the Huskies take the court in the NCAA tournament

image courtesy of pikore.com UW Basketball: NCAA career scoring leader Kelsey Plum and the Huskies take the court in the NCAA tournament As big of a disaster as the University of Washington men’s basketball team has been, the women’s team has been the opposite. UW women’s basketball (27-5, 15-3) is a compelling story as superstar Kelsey Plum has recently set the record in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
7 days ago

College basketball experts, UW insiders react to Huskies’ firing of head coach Lorenzo Romar

There is usually a lot to unpack when a coach is fired following a 15-year tenure with a team, and that is especially the case at it pertains to Lorenzo Romar and the Washington Huskies. A day after UW athletic director Jen Cohen decided to move on from Romar and search for a replacement, the dust is still settling around the story. The biggest question is whether the reported decision...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

Lorenzo Romar fired by Washington, could land with Clippers

Washington on Wednesday parted ways with longtime head basketball coach Lorenzo Romar, and the timing of the move could not have been worse.Romar was fired following a 2-16 season in conference, which placed the Huskies 11th in the Pac-12. Though the season was unacceptable for Washington, Romar had a big recruiting class coming in highlighted by Michael Porter Jr., and that is very...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington fires coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons

SEATTLE (AP) Washington has fired coach Lorenzo Romar after 15 seasons at the school, falling short of an NCAA Tournament bid in the final six despite a steady stream of NBA talent. Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen announced the decision Wednesday, although a split between Romar and his alma mater seemed destined as the Huskies slogged through another lackluster season...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Calipari and the NBA age limit

The NBA has reasonable and logical arguments for the age limit they initiated beginning with the 2006 NBA Draft, creating the one-and-done rule.None of those arguments or potential benefits to any parties applied much to the case of Ben Simmons, who played one season at LSU before declaring for the draft. Despite Simmons' obvious pro-caliber abilities, LSU wasn't one of the 68 teams...
Via RealGM - NBA
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington's Sidney Jones injures left leg in workouts

SEATTLE (AP) Sidney Jones, a potential first-round draft pick, injured his left leg during defensive back drills in pro day workouts at the University of Washington on Saturday. The Washington cornerback was performing one of his final drills of the session when he quickly pulled up and went down to the turf at the Dempsey Indoor Center. As he was beginning to make a break out...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Likely first-round pick Sidney Jones carted off field during pro day

This is not a scenario anyone wants to see happen. Less than a week removed from taking part in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, former Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was carted off the field Saturday during the Huskies Pro Day in Seattle.The injury itself looks to be really bad, with reports surfacing that Jones had to be carted off the practice field. Based on these...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington's Markelle Fultz declares for NBA Draft

Markelle Fultz officially is entering the NBA draft.The Washington guard, who’s a potential No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, announced on Twitter on Friday that his career with the Huskies is over after only one season. Fultz posted a video announcing his decision and thanking Washington for supporting him. #GoDawgspic.twitter.com/x7eVb9rqiq— Markelle Fultz (@MarkelleF) March...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington star freshman Markelle Fultz declares for draft

SEATTLE (AP) Washington freshman guard Markelle Fultz has declared for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five picks. Fultz made the expected decision on Friday, ending a rocky season with the Huskies in which he led the Pac-12 Conference in scoring but missed six games because of a knee injury. He watched his team finish 2-16 in conference play. Fultz was...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Markelle Fultz likely out for season, Washington career over

Washington basketball star Markelle Fultz has been battling a sore knee that sidelined him for the past three games, and it sounds like his career with the Huskies is officially over.Fultz has been ruled out for Wednesday’s Pac-12 tournament game against USC, which is a game the 9-21 Huskies are likely to lose. Unless they pull off a major upset over the Trojans, that will be their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington says no decision has been made on Lorenzo Romar

The Washington Huskies have refuted a report saying Lorenzo Romar will be back as head coach of the men’s basketball team next season.Yahoo’s Pat Forde wrote about the college basketball coaching carousel on Monday and addressed the situations of Romar, Thad Matta and Mark Fox. Forde said that Washington has decided it will retain Romar despite the team having a horrendous season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

McLaughlin scores 22 as USC beats Washington

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan McLaughlin had 22 points and nine assists and Chimezie Metu added 17 points as Southern California held off Washington 74-58 on Saturday. With the victory, Southern Cal (23-8, 10-8) finished its regular season in a tie for fifth place with California in the Pac-12 standings. The Trojans outshot the Huskies 59 to 42 percent and outscored them 44-20 in the...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Ross has great take about not wearing Adidas at the combine

Former Washington Huskies wide receiver John Ross broke the 40-yard dash record at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Saturday. The speedster put up a 4.22 time, beating out Chris Johnson’s mark of 4.24 from nine years earlier.Unfortunately for Ross, he doesn’t get an island to call his own after breaking said record. Remember, Adidas offered up a private island to any...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: Markelle Fultz will ‘for sure’ be No. 1 pick, believes they can coexist

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas would be more than happy to roll out the welcome mat for Markelle Fultz.In an interview with Jay King of MassLive Friday, Thomas said Fultz, the star freshman guard for the University of Washington, “will be the No. 1 pick, for sure,” and expressed his belief that they would be able to coexist in Boston.“He has all the tools,” the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington star Markelle Fultz questionable with sore knee

SEATTLE (AP) Washington freshman Markelle Fultz, the leading scorer in the Pac-12 Conference, has not been cleared by team doctors to play due to a sore knee and may miss the final two regular-season games. Coach Lorenzo Romar said Tuesday that Fultz has yet to be given clearance by the team's medical staff to return to game action. Fultz has missed three of the past five games...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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