- As many of you know, Sark is a big supporter of our armed services and takes pride in showing his respect. In honor of Veteran's Day, coach is breaking out the patriotic helmets. While I know that many of you find the helmets tacky, I think we can all agree upon the nobility of the sentiment. Go Dawgs!
- As we enter the home stretch of the season, awards lists are starting to firm up. One impressive nomination is for Huskies sack leader, Hau'oli Kikaha. He has been named to the All-Academic District 8 Team and, as such, is now a candidate on the Capital One Academic All-American Ballot. The Huskies have not had a Dist 8 candidate since Kyle Benn in 2001. This is just another chapter in the remarkable comeback story for this remarkable young man.
- Keith Price is in the final 10 among finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award - a QB award for upper classmen who demonstrate on and off the field excellence. KP is amongst some serious competition, but I'm sure he takes great pride in making the final cut.
- Ever wonder what Husky Football players do when they are not practicing, playing or doing interviews? Wonder no more ... and learn something new about C.J. Wallace and "lay lay good" while you are at it.
- There was once a time where I considered naming the article "Dots and S(n)ark", but when I looked into it, I found out something I didn't know about copyrights in college football. An interesting read on the business side of college coaching for your Dotting pleasure.
- There is a game this weekend. Here is the preview from the Denver Post. For a look at what our fellow fanblog, The Ralphie Report, is forecasting for the game ... look no further.
- In practices this week, Coach Sark finally took the muzzles off his young pup, John Ross III. JRIII was the focus of an interesting beat report from Christian Caple.
- What he said:
Calling UW women's opener in CA tonight. Katie Collier debuts after beating leukemia & torn ACL, which makes her more awesome than me or you— Steve Sandmeyer (@SteveSandmeyer) November 8, 2013
- The Men's Basketball Team played an exhibition game against Central Washington on Wednesday and flat-out dominated behind the stellar play of Jernard Jarreau and Perris Blackwell in the Huskies front court.
- Some bad news: Desmond Simmons will be out 6-8 weeks as he recovers from arthroscopic surgery of the knee.
The Huskies Women's Basketball season, under the direction of new coach Mike Neighbors, is now underway and the expectations are high.
Sunday's NFL matchup between Atlanta and Seattle gives us a nice opportunity to check in on UW alum, Desmond Trufant. As it turns out, Desmond is having an outstanding rookie campaign as documented by the man who covered him for four years, Mr. Bob Condotta. I also found this little tidbit on some "words of wisdom" that Steve Smith had for young Desmond ... surprising, indeed.
O/T here, but the tech geeks in the crowd (no, I'm not looking at you Kirk) will get a little bit of a kick out of this. Apparently, some real-life UW robotics technology makes a cameo appearance in the sci-fi thriller "Ender's Game". Check it out.
Question of the Day
The surprising (to you, not to me) ousting of Oregon from the National Championship race by Stanford has interesting implications for not just the Pac 12 bowl race, but the national perception of the Pac 12 overall. What are your reactions to the Stanford upset and how do you think it affects the Pac 12 (and, by extension, UW) going forward?