- As the Football team prepares for Oregon State, the two big questions looming around the program relate to the health of Keith Price's shoulder and the continued miserable performance by Steve Sarkisian on the road. Christian Caple addresses both in his Huskies Beat recap.
- And, in case you missed it, the Pac 12 has formally apologized for the ridiculous call against Dexter Charles that erased a long Keith Price TD pass to Demore'ea Stringfellow on Friday night.
- Given all the heat around Sark following yet another sloppy road trip, I was by asked host Neil Roberts (@SportsWithNeil) to give an interview to KUGR - WSU's Student Radio Station. It's not exactly ESPN Radio, but the hosts were gracious and there was a lot of good football talk. Perfect for a drive-home commute. Check it out by clicking on the link below:
Landon_KUGR Interview 11/18/13
- Ted Miller says that the Huskies and Beavers are preparing for the "Frustrated Bowl" given both the way that the Huskies lost out to UCLA and the fact that the OSU is on a three game losing streak.
- Speaking of which, the Beavers are in the precarious position of having to prepare for two radically different styles of QB's with the prospect of Cyler Miles perhaps filling in for Keith Price. The Oregonian takes a look at that challenge from Mike Riley's point of view.
- If Cyler Miles gets the call, his former head coach thinks that he will be ready to answer the bell.
- Derek Johnson caught up with Woodinville Assistant Coach and former UW Husky Mike Monan to reflect on his experience and memories of the late Don James.
- The final nine semi-finalists for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's top tight end, were announced with our very own Austin Seferian-Jenkins on the list. Check out his competition.
- Missed a few birthdays ... Happy Birthday fellas!
- The Men's Soccer Team learned their fate for the upcoming NCAA's ... the Pac 12 champions will be the #2 overall seed. UCLA, who finished just behind UW is number one. The Pac 12 is well-represented with three teams in the top 5 seedings.
- Building on the Awards theme of these Dots, that same Men's Soccer team claimed two big prizes with Freshman Cristian Roldan winning Pac 12 Freshman of the Year honors and Head Coach Jamie Clark claiming the Pac 12 Coach of the Year prize. This has been an outrageously great season for the Huskies. Congrats to our fellow Dawgs!
- More awards: UW Volleyballer Krista Vansant won the National Volleyball Player of the Week for last week. Krista is the second Husky to win that award this season joining fellow Junior Lianna Sybeldon. WOOF!
- Not a ton of MBB news out there as the Huskies are still just getting started with their season. I find this Times article on Nigel Williams-Goss to be pretty interesting ... in particular as it relates to how his relationship with Lorenzo Romar got off the ground.
- Finally, an article that doesn't really relate to UW directly, but one that probably needs to get some attention. This is the story of UofA's Megan Coghlan, an editorialist for the student newspaper who predicted an easy win for UofA versus WSU. Obviously, that game didn't go as planned for the Wildcats and the cyber-bullying that resulted for Megan was over the top. This isn't a "rip on Coug fans" type of link as I have no doubt that if the opponent had been UW under identical circumstances, there would have been a similar outburst. But it is a reminder that there are consequences to what even seems like a harmless tweet or FB post. Take a look.
Question of the Day
The admission by the Pac 12 that the refs blew it on the Stringfellow TD pass in last week's UCLA game along with the two uncharacteristic fumbles by both ASJ and Bishop Sankey give a different impression of the overall performance of UW against UCLA. If you take just those three things away when projecting the Huskies visit to Corvallis, are you feeling better, equal or worse about the Huskies opportunity to get an elusive road conference victory?