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Thursday Dots: Huskies starting late in NFL Minicamps

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Football Dots:

  • Pac-12 sister blog Building the Dam is going through a preview series right now. Writer Andrew Kovac has put together his two cents as to what he thinks the Huskies will be in 2017, along with how he thinks his Beavers will play against the Dawgs.
  • Sidney Jones has made it out of his walking boot and is on the path to recovery from the Achilles tear he suffered at his pro day. Philadelphia secondary coach Cory Undlin says, “We’ll be preparing every day with him showing up like he’s going to play this year.”
  • Jones’ teammate then and now, Elijah Qualls, is also going to attempt to play catch up but for a different reason. With Washington’s late graduation, he is just now able to report for minicamp. “I honestly didn’t know much of what I was doing,” Qualls said.

Basketball Dots:

  • A total mouthful of a blog name “Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician” (SB Nation’s Syracuse blog) seems to be conflicted as to whether or not to root for Mike Hopkins. With Nahziah Carter coming from Rochester, N.Y., it seems that Syracuse will have a fight on their hands for their homegrown stars.
  • Mock drafts that have Markelle Fultz going to team up with Isaiah Thomas in Boston are almost universal. The consensus is so strong that Comcast SportsNet New England is looking at “Instead of Fultz, what if the Celtics draft...

Other Dots:

  • The Diamond Dawgs had three players selected on the second day of the MLB Draft and a fourth selected on the third day.
  • The women’s rowing team’s postseason success keeps on rolling. Four Huskies earned first-team All-American and Yasmin Farooq was named Division I National Coach of the Year.
  • Washington volleyball is touring Europe with Husky players blogging about their experiences. Outside hitter Carly DeHoog is first up.

Go Dawgs!