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Weekend Update

I mentioned the other day that a return to the friendly confines of Hec Ed may be just the remedy for what ails the Husky basketball team and they responded with a 109-77 thrashing of California. The Huskies went back to man to man defense and played with an overall intensity that had been missing for a couple of weeks.

Up next is Stanford on Saturday. The Cards beat the Huskies in Palo Alto earlier this year and they knocked off WSU in Pullman last night. I expect a closer game on Saturday but I expect that the Huskies will win by around a dozen.

Husky Classic

If you are going to Hec Ed come early and pop by the Dempsey to take in some of the Husky Classic. Plenty of UW football players will be participating in the event which features track and field athletes from 16 programs ranked in the top 25. This has become a premier indoor event.

Pac 10 Officiating Changes

We have been complaining about for a long time but it looks like it finally made it to the top of Larry Scott's to do list.

After a comprehensive review of the officiating program and a request by Dave Cutaia to step down as the Coordinator of Football Officiating, the Pac-10 Conference will restructure its football officiating program it was announced today. Enhancements to the officiating program will include a new organizational structure, new resources, best practices and training tools.

“Like in other high priority areas, we have taken a fresh look at our program, and will be implementing a series of changes that are forward-looking, innovative and take our program to the next level,” Scott said. “The game and level of play is always improving, so it’s essential that in the critical area of officiating, the program continue to evolve and improve as well.”

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