- SKLZ takes a look at Shaq Thompson's NFL Combine training regimen.
- Kirk has a nice round-up of what to watch for during this week's NFL Combine action, and our friends over at Cincy Jungle have your go-to resource for Combine information.
- Christian Caple profiles Pabail Sidhu, Lorenzo Romar's director of basketball strategies. Sidhu uses basketball's equivalent of sabermetrics to help the coach formulate game plans and scouting reports.
- Washington landed three players in ESPN's Ultimate 300 list: No. 87 Shaq Thompson, No. 112 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and No. 253 Jake Locker. Erik McKinney calls Shaq's recruitment one of the most interesting of the Pac-12's Ultimate 300 selections:
All indications pointed to Thompson playing for the California Golden Bears. The No. 16 overall recruit in the 2012 recruiting class had family ties to Cal -- his brother, Syd'Quan Thompson -- who was a standout cornerback for the Golden Bears. The younger Thompson was a local standout at Sacramento (Calif.) Grant, and he had a great relationship with Cal assistant coach Tosh Lupoi. Thompson even committed to Cal in the spring of his junior year but pulled back from that a short while later. The common thought was that Thompson would eventually recommit to Cal, which he did in early January, at the Army All-American Bowl. But a short while later, Lupoi made the move from Cal to Washington, and Thompson almost immediately began rethinking his commitment. Though the Huskies had always been a close second, Lupoi's move was enough to push them over the Golden Bears, and Thompson announced his flip in late January. At Washington, Thompson became a first team All-American and a standout on both sides of the ball. A tremendous junior season pushed the early entrant into the NFL draft all the way up to No. 87 in the Ultimate 300.
Ted Miller identifies five storylines that will be front-and-center in the Pac-12 North in 2015, three of which directly concern the Huskies.
Jerry Brewer looks at the Huskies' draft-eligible players, and finds himself asking how so much talent on paper managed to achieve so little on the field.
Dawgman's Scott Eklund caught up with four-star linebacker Camilo Eifler about his unofficial visit to Washington last summer ($), and the impression the coaching staff made on him.
Sports Illustrated's Lindsay Schnell shares the equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational story of Katie Collier, the UW basketball player who has fought through horrific injuries and illness since she was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 years old.
The baseball team is off to its best start in 16 years.
If you're bored and feel like reading a wall of Combine-related text, here's the transcript of the NFL Network's Mike Mayock's conference call on Monday. Tony Drovetto breaks it all down into a few main points, one of which is "Bow Down to Washington."
The men's golf team's Chris Babcock shares a revolutionary new approach to improving his game.
Looks like CP is starting to learn how to tweet things other than "Woof!"
Anyone who has a better view from their office, I want to see it! #HuskyStadium #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/ImhfdxsrJh— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) February 17, 2015
Plenty of Combine and recruiting news for your morning reads, and some non-revenue sports stories earn some well-deserved recognition, too.