- The men's basketball team served up a nasty surprise when Lorenzo Romar announced the dismissal of Robert Upshaw for an unspecified violation of team rules. ESPN's Jeff Goodman says that Upshaw's dismissal is the result of multiple failed drug tests, and Christian Caple and Percy Allen offer their thoughts.
Wow, Robert Upshaw. He's throwing away so much talent. And there goes the Huskies' NCAA tourney hopes, most likely.— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) January 26, 2015
Robert Upshaw's production:15.87% of team's scoring, 20.97% or rebounding, and of course, nation's leading shot blocker.— Thuc Nhi Nguyen (@thucnhi21) January 27, 2015
Robert Upshaw has first-round talent, but there's no way he goes in the first round. Too many red flags.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 26, 2015
If Lorenzo Romar is done trying to save you, then you have some serious issues.Robert Upshaw just kicked away his best shot— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 26, 2015
Lorenzo Romar on Robert Upshaw,"we really like him as a person. We'll stay in touch with him and try to provide any help to him."— Elise Woodward (@EliseWoodwardUW) January 27, 2015
- The 2015 National Signing Day hasn't happened yet, but that doesn't stop Chris Petersen from keeping his eyes on his recruits for 2016 and beyond.
- The Dawgman guys have a ton of content from last weekend's official visitors, including Myles Gaskin ($), Jordan Miller ($), AJ Carty, and Bryce Sterk, whose commitment hopefully dropped onewoodwacker's bloodpressure back into non-intensive-care levels.
Blessed to say that this morning I committed to the University of Washington, thank you for all the support that you have given me #GODAWGS— Bryce Sterk (@Bsterk72) January 25, 2015
- ESPN declared Shaq the nation's 11th-best player in 2014 in a tie alongside Indiana's Tevin Coleman.
- Mason Kelley writes about freshman quarterback Jake Browning, who is leaving his heralded high school career behind and building himself back up from square one.
- Josh Liebeskind has a nice Q&A with 2015 commit Austin Joyner, and Adam Jude caught up with Myles Gaskin.
- Jude examines the state of the Husky linebacking corps, and points out this study by Phil Steele that classifies Washington as one of the nation's most inexperienced teams. (Losing nearly every one of your starters along the line of scrimmage tends to have that effect.)
- Naijiel had better hope that Tim Socha isn't on Twitter.
Went down after the season from 193lbs to 175. After a week im from work I'm already 184lbs . Body missed da grind. #workinsilence— NHALE (@YoungNateDawg) January 26, 2015
- Rob Rang's latest mock draft has Shaq Thompson going 14th to the Dolphins, Danny Shelton 16th to the Texans, and Marcus Peters 20th to the Eagles.
- Dane Brugler singles out Shelton as one of the Senior Bowl's players who boosted their draft stock the most. It's easy to see why.
Danny Shelton went to work this week at the senior bowl.. The helmet says it all.. pic.twitter.com/NO5hBiXihW— Damon Bonnett (@Bonnett34) January 23, 2015
- The Daily spoke to new volleyball head coach Keegan Cook about filling the size-21 shoes of his predecessor Jim McLaughlin.
Tony Wroten drew some rotten luck.
Oh no! "@NBATV: Tony Wroten suffered a partial ACL tear in his right knee and needs surgery (via @Sixers) pic.twitter.com/ynNjEuIYXt"— Eldridge Recasner (@erecasner) January 23, 2015
The basketball team loses a key cog, and Chris Petersen hopes to close the deal on his remaining uncommitted targets.