Tables go flying, men shout, women cry. In the midst of chaos, it's all I can do to keep my head on a swivel—until the Dots appear. Then, everything becomes like a lucid dream played at quarter-speed, and for the first time, I'm thinking clearly. I should do this more often.
- Damore'ea Stringfellow is doing his best Jordan Payton impression: After declaring that he'd transfer to Nebraska, it now seems the former Washington receiver is headed to SEC Land to play for Ole Miss. Husker fans are reacting exactly the same way that you might expect.
- Former Washington president and current president and CEO of the NCAA Mark Emmert testified yesterday in the Ed O'Bannon trial, and provided us one quotation that we in particular should treasure.
To Oregon website selling fb jersey. Isaacson: You probably don't know Mr. Mariota is No. 8? Emmert: "I'm a Husky so no, I probably don't."— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) June 20, 2014
- The editorial board of The Columbian wags its finger at society at large for spending so much money on athletics, while consistently voting to cut the amount of tax dollars that go toward higher education.
- Don Shelton, sports editor at the Seattle Times, says that he will no longer allow writers to use the NFL's R-word in his pages. I'm strangely excited to see Condotta's journalistic gymnastics as he grapples with the task of using only pronouns to refer to the professional football team from Washington, D.C. (See what I did there?)
- Another prognosticator says that Bishop will quickly become the featured running back in Tennessee.
- Speaking of the Titans, Jake Locker is off to a good start in what figures to be his make-or-break year.
- Gregg Bell writes about the abrupt transition of Sankey and right fielder Brian Wolfe from student athletes to professional athletes.
- Sports Agent Blog points to Bishop's high expectations, and asks: Are highly-touted rookies really worth the money it takes to snag them?
- Trevor Mitsui and Tyler Davis were voted to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings 2014 West Regional first- and second-teams, respectively.
- Former Washington assistant coach on the 1991 national championship team Chris Tormey is taking Don James' philosophy to South Whidbey High School's football team.