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Today’s edition of dots is dedicated to a winter that just won’t go away. And UW sports, of course

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Oklahoma City Regional-Mississippi State vs Washington Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Hello, ‘Pounders. I figure enough time has passed since the sullying of my reputation in these parts that I might be able to pass off an edition of Dots and not have to worry about having my dog kidnapped or my car keyed.

I hope that you feel the same. Change is hard. Offseasons are long. Sometimes it seems like they simply won’t go away. Need proof? Here was the view outside of my bedroom window this morning:

Yup, that's snow. #minnesotalife #winterfun #snowday #welivehere #winterslaststand

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Winters and offseasons always get me down.

Still, there is a lot to talk about in the world of Husky sports. Whether we are talking about football coaching extensions, spring camp, men’s basketball, the best ladies hooper in college, crew, softball or recruiting, the action never seems to stop.

Here are some dots for your reading and chatting pleasure.

  • Coach Pete McPetersen cashed in on a playoff run in 2016 with a lucrative contract extension in 2017. The new deal, which has been confirmed by several outlets, extends his tenure to 2023 and raises his average annual salary from $4.0M to $4.85M.
  • Christian Caple had Husky fans everywhere tuned into one particular tweet. Obviously, any sign of a healthy recovery is good news. When that sign involves a long TD pass to one of the up-and-coming stars of the team, the news is that much better.
  • Caple has all the news and notes that are fit to print following Day 8 of UW’s spring camp.
  • UW’s hire of Mike Hopkins to lead Men’s basketball earned good marks from the USA Today in their recap of offseason coaching hires. Specifically, they cited Hopkins as “a steal” despite the fact that he may not be able to win right away.
  • Missouri, whose hire of Cuonzo Martin ranked just behind Hopkins in the aforementioned recap by USA Today, is quickly becoming an interesting proxy case for Husky fans to focus on as they ponder what an alternative direction may have led to. One time UW signee, four-star guard Blake Harris, has joined fellow former UW signee Michael Porter, Jr in committing to the Tigers.
  • The best basketball player on the planet - of course I’m talking about Kelsey Plum - can’t be stopped. You can only hope to contain her:

That’s all I got for today, Dawg fans. Have a great - and hopefully warm - spring day wherever you are.