Huskies secure sophomore guard Matisse Thybulle, who announced he's returning next season.
Yes, blasphemous as this may sound, Washington fans should stand behind the Zags and Ducks this weekend and hope they meet in the national championship game. It would be good for the region, conference and home state of Huskies fans.
The star quarterback played through a shoulder injury over the last month of the 2016 season.
A little over a week after his sophomore season ended, Trey Adams sat down and watched Alabama and Clemson play in a memorable national championship game. Coming off a Pac-12 Conference title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff, where they lost to Alabama, the Huskies opened spring practice Monday. ''This is back to square one and our record has no relevance to what we did last year,'' Petersen said.
SEATTLE (AP) — A little over a week after his sophomore season ended, Trey Adams sat down and watched Alabama and Clemson play in a memorable national championship game.
Coming off a Pac-12 Conference title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff, where they lost to Alabama, the Huskies opened spring practice Monday.
A significant amount of attention was on quarterback Jake Browning and his recovery from minor shoulder surgery during the offseason.
Browning threw for a school-record 43 touchdowns and 3,430 yards last season but was bothered late in the year by shoulder trouble that ultimately required the surgical procedure after the Peach Bowl.
Petersen also talked for the first time about two coaching additions with the hiring of Scott Huff as offensive line coach and Matt Lubick as wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator.
Lubick spent the past four seasons at Oregon, serving as offensive coordinator last year before Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich was fired Nov. 29.
Petersen says Huskies are back to square one on the first day of spring ball.
Linebacker Azeem Victor back practicing after recovering from broken leg.
The UW's Kelsey Plum, who became the NCAA's all-time career leading scorer this season, is the first from the school to earn Associated Press All-America honors.
Stanford rallies, edges Notre Dame 76-75 to reach Final Four
Smith's layup with 23 seconds left capped Stanford's comeback from a 16-point deficit in the second half, McCall swatted a last-second shot and the Cardinal edged top-seeded Notre Dame 76-75 Sunday for its first Final Four trip since 2014.
Akire Ogunbowale caught the inbounds pass and drove to the basket, and McCall blocked the shot from behind.
Brittany McPhee scored 27 as the second-seeded Cardinal (32-5) won its eighth in a row overall.
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer referencing the Bluegrass State's horse racing history in describing the win at Rupp Arena.
A day earlier, he was at the Bridgeport Regional to see another daughter, UConn star Katie Lou Samuelson, help the Huskies win their 110th straight game.
After driving for a basket with 51 seconds left, she added her biggest shot for the go-ahead score.
Stanford then denied Notre Dame's Lindsay Allen and Ogunbowale on successive attempts in the final 15 seconds to spark a wild celebration.
Washington gets "commitments" from guards David Crisp and Carlos Johnson, which halts a wave of defections.
Willie MacIver’s grand slam in the first inning kick started the Huskies in the 12-3 win.
We will get our first look at this year's Washington Huskies squad on Monday, when the team kicks off four weeks of spring football. The practices are closed to the public until the annual "spring preview" at Husky Stadium at noon on April 22.
Washington has hired former Seattle coach Cameron Dollar for a second stint as an assistant coach with the Huskies. New Washington coach Mike Hopkins announced the hiring on Sunday. Dollar was fired at Seattle earlier this month after eight seasons in charge of the Redhawks program.
Like a top soccer team, Gonzaga built a title contender by dipping into the transfer market. Point guard Nigel Williams-Goss arrived from Washington, forward Johnathan Williams from Missouri and guard Jordan Mathews from California. Add in 300-pound, 7-foot-1 Polish center Przemek Karnowski and guard Josh Perkins, both granted extra seasons because of injuries, and the Zags' starters made some of the most interesting journeys to the Pacific Northwest since Lewis and Clark.
UW spring practices begin Monday morning at Husky Stadium.
ESPN is reporting the guard is exploring his options and asking out of his commitment to the Huskies for the second time.
The UW men, after winning an unprecedented five straight national titles (2011 to 2015), placed fourth at last year’s Intercollegiate Rowing Association championships and are eager to restore the school’s customary prominence.
Class boats are made up of the best eight rowers within each academic class, and the yearly event dates to 1901.
Former Seattle University coach Camron Dollar lands at Washington where he was an assistant.
A primer on UW's secondary heading into the start of spring practices Monday.
The Huskies lose stars Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor, but the cabinet isn't bare. Guards Aarion McDonald and Natalie Romeo are poised to step into leadership roles.
This town has never had a team quite like these Huskies. It’s never had a group go from invisible one second to incredible the next.
The third-seeded Washington Huskies played two-seeded Mississippi State in the Sweet Sixteen of the women's NCAA Tournament Friday, March 24, 2017, at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City.
Kelsey Plum scored 29 but UW faltered in fourth quarter and lost 75-64 to Mississippi State in the Sweet 16, ending the college careers of Plum, Chantel Osahor and Katie Collier.
Michael Porter Jr., rated as the nation's top high school basketball prospect in his class by multiple recruiting services, says he plans to play for Missouri. Porter tweeted his college selection Friday on his verified account, one day after Missouri announced that his father had accepted a position as an assistant coach on the Tigers' staff. Porter, a 6-foot-10 forward, initially chose Washington last year when Michael Porter Sr. was working as an assistant on Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar's staff.
(AP) — Michael Porter Jr., rated as the nation's top high school basketball prospect in his class by multiple recruiting services, says he plans to play for Missouri.
Porter tweeted his college selection Friday on his verified account, one day after Missouri announced that his father had accepted a position as an assistant coach on the Tigers' staff.
The Huskies hung tight and held leads in the second half, but Mississippi State pulled away in the final quarter to eliminate UW and end the college careers of Kelsey Plum, Chantel Osahor and Katie Collier.
The Huskies made a surprising run to the Final Four last season and are looking to get to Dallas this year for the national semifinals.
Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is no stranger to trying to stop great offensive players.
Notre Dame will be missing star forward Brianna Turner, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament as well as the lateral meniscus and sustained other damage to her knee in the Irish's second round game.
For the second consecutive season, Notre Dame and Stanford are back in Lexington, Kentucky, for their regional.
Second-seeded Stanford played its first two rounds at Kansas State as the Cardinal couldn't host because of a gymnastics event at the school.
The team couldn't fly back right away to California after its second-round win Monday, so coach Tara VanDerveer talked to the captains and decided to stay in Kentucky instead of making the cross-country flight twice.
AP Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this story from Waco, Texas, and Associated Press Writer Tom Coyne contributed to this story from South Bend, Indiana.
Washington released high school star Michael Porter Jr. from his national letter of intent. Washington confirmed the decision to release Porter on Thursday, one day after new Washington coach Mike Hopkins was formally introduced. Porter had committed to Washington under former coach Lorenzo Romar.
Mike Hopkins watched the NCAA Tournament tinged with the slightest bit of jealousy. It drove home the idea that Hopkins wanted the chance to create something himself, rather than trying to sustain what had previously been built. ''To be honest with you, when I was watching them, I was a little envious, because it was his,'' Hopkins said of Northwestern.
The University of Washington women’s basketball team may have won the NCAA tournament game against Oklahoma on Monday, but the Sooners came out on top of the dance off.
Troy Taylor would like 90-95 percent of his offense installed by the end of spring practices, though Utah's new offensive coordinator knows there's ebbs and flows to the process. The Utes returned to the field Tuesday following spring break, and the offense wasn't as sharp as Taylor hoped during its first day in pads. ''You want to progress as spring progresses,'' Taylor said.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Mike Hopkins seemed destined to become a head coach. The surprise is that it's not happening at Syracuse.
Nigel Williams-Goss slid on black shoes below dark slacks and buttoned up a white collared shirt. A quick check of his hair and Williams-Goss was ready. Basketball is Williams-Goss' top priority and could be well beyond Gonzaga's trip through the NCAA Tournament.
Washington is expected to become one of the most desirable destinations in college basketball after its decision to fire Lorenzo Romar but one with a lot of question marks. What's not clear yet is how much Romar's firing Wednesday will affect the Huskies roster going into next season and how quickly a new coach can rebuild the foundation. It's likely that Washington's roster will be gutted by the decision.
Lorenzo Romar was a beloved figure at Washington, from building the Huskies into a conference champion, to the way he carried himself off the court as a representative of the school. No amount of goodwill built by Romar over more than a decade could overcome six straight seasons of missing the NCAA Tournament, capped by a 9-22 season and a school-record 13-game losing streak. The expected final chapter of Romar's tenure took place on Wednesday when he was fired after 15 seasons at Washington.
Lorenzo Romar led Washington to six NCAA tournaments in his 15 seasons. Hours after Cuonzo Martin left California for Missouri, Washington announced that it has fired Lorenzo Romar. Romar recently completed his 15th season running the program.
This was not the script expected for Markelle Fultz, arguably the best player ever to step foot on campus at Washington. The conversations showed an unexpected maturity for a kid who won't turn 19 years old until May. Fultz understood his standing in the basketball world, living up to the expectations of a star even as his team fell short. Depending on the analyst, scout or pundit, Fultz is expected to become the highest drafted player ever from Washington.
UConn has won 107 straight games in a row entering the NCAA tournament. If the UConn women go on to win a fifth straight national championship this spring, the Huskies will have to earn it. The women’s basketball selection committee laid down a gauntlet for them that could include last year’s national runner-up in the second round, a top 10 RPI team in the Sweet 16 and one of only two teams to play them close this season in the Elite Eight.
Gary Clark scored 25 points to lead the 15th-ranked Bearcats to an 81-71 win over the Huskies in the AAC semifinals on Saturday night. Jacob Evans added 21 points and Troy Caupain had 18 for Cincinnati (29-4), which will play in their first American championship game on Sunday against No. 12 SMU. Jalen Adams scored 20 points and Christian Vital had 18 for UConn.
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 of his backpedal, Jones immediately began favoring his left leg and tumbled to the ground.
The foundation of Cincinnati basketball under coach Mick Cronin has been tough, uncompromising defense. Cincinnati finished the regular season averaging 74.8 points per game, slightly eclipsing that mark Friday night in an easy 80-61 win over Tulsa in an American Athletic Conference quarterfinal. The Bearcats were scoring nearly 80 points per game before the grind of conference play reduced that number a bit, but that's still a far cry from the offensively challenged teams they've fielded for most of Cronin's tenure.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Michigan coach John Beilein is seeing his team get hot at the right time of the year, solidifying its NCAA Tournament standing. The same can be said for Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew.
Cincinnati had the outside game going early and the inside game clicking late. The result was an 80-61 rout of Tulsa on Friday night in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals. Kyle Washington led the second-seeded Bearcats with 21 points.
The Huskies struggled all season despite the presence of transcendent freshman Markelle Fultz. Washington’s Markelle Fultz achieved everything you could expect from a projected No. 1 pick in the NBA draft with one notable exception: Relevance. Fultz announced on Twitter on Friday that he’s turning pro, concluding a college career played almost entirely outside the national spotlight.
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. Fultz was a star when he was on the floor, displaying a mix of skills never before seen at that level at Washington.
The Big Ten has stepped out of its comfort zone, leaving the familiarity of the Midwest for the busy streets of the nation's capital. After alternating between Indianapolis and Chicago the previous 19 years, the Big Ten Tournament is making its debut this week a few blocks from the White House. ''It's always better when it's around our house,'' said 76-year-old Chicagoan Jack Mikulski.
Troy Taylor spent four days a week teaching football as an actual class at Folsom High School, tinkering with different offensive theories and schemes. ''It was pretty obvious that Folsom High School was his laboratory,'' Folsom quarterbacks coach Bobby Freques said. Taylor brings a fast-paced, pass-first, spread-the-field system he concocted at Folsom to Salt Lake City - after one season at Eastern Washington.
Washington has hired Scott Huff as its new offensive line coach, replacing Chris Strausser who left for a position with the Denver Broncos in the NFL. Washington announced Huff's hiring Wednesday. Huff worked in various roles on Petersen's staff at Boise State for eight years and remained at the school when Bryan Harsin took over as the head coach in 2014.