Happy Monday, everybody. Because any day without football is by definition a bad day, here’s a compilation of the top 100 plays from the 2017 season. (Dawg fans, feel free to skip No. 75, and use that time instead to rewatch No. 48 and 22.)
Sports Illustrated — Post-Spring Top 25: Resetting the Pecking Order at the Offseason’s Midpoint
Washington checks in at No. 4 in Chris Johnson’s latest top-25 ranking. He cites factors such as Aaron Fuller’s likelihood to become Jake Browning’s No. 1 wide-out target as well as Elijah Molden and Keith Taylor’s strong performances in the secondary in making that judgement.
USA Today — Myles Gaskin looking to take his game and Washington to the next level
Lindsay Schnell published a great profile of Washington’s senior running back, who is a key reason that the Huskies have been posited as a potential College Football Playoff contender. Gaskin speaks in depth about how he is spending this offseason trying to expand his horizons and open himself to new experiences.
The Seattle Times — Washington softball earns No. 5 overall seed, will host regionals
After capping the regular season with a three-game road sweep against Oregon State, Washington’s softball team will play host to Boise State in the double-elimination regional round of the NCAA tournament. First pitch for the Huskies versus Broncos matchup is Friday at 8:30 p.m. Pacific.
The Daily — Huskies fend off Cal and other conference rivals en route to Pac-12 Championship
The men’s and women’s crew teams both claimed conference titles last weekend at the Pac-12 championships at Gold River, Calif. Up next for the women is the May 25 NCAA championship races in Sarasota, Fla., while the men’s team will compete June 1 at the IRA National Championships in West Windsor, N.J.
Husky Excellence! @UW_Rowing men and women Pac-12 Champs, @UW_Baseball takes the series against #11 UCLA and @UWSoftball #5 seed in NCAA tourney. Go Dawgs!— Jennifer Cohen (@JenniferCohenUW) May 14, 2018
The Athletic — State of the Program: A tough task awaits Stanford football, which remains up to it
Stewart Mandel takes a deep dive into the Cardinal’s 2018 squad, which will likely represent Washington’s chief competition for the Pac-12 North title. The key takeaway:
If Costello and Love stay healthy, there’s no reason Stanford’s offense can’t be among the nation’s most potent. But the defense’s struggles last season were genuine cause for concern, and that was before losing arguably four of the five best players from that unit. For Stanford to win a Pac-12 championship, a lot of inexperienced defenders need to blossom fairly quickly.
- The New York Times reports today that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law prohibiting sports betting. Translation: Get ready to be inundated once again with endless DraftKings and FanDuel advertisements.
Statement from NCAA’s chief legal officer on the Supreme Court overturning the federal ban on sports gambling, allowing states to decide: pic.twitter.com/LnTflLWezM— The All-American (@TheAthleticCFB) May 14, 2018
- USA Today’s Dan Wolken says that the court’s ruling is an unquestioned win for consumers that will draw back “the veil of nonsense” that has driven sports betting underground.