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Washington Huskies Links: World Series-Bound

A two-run rally in extra innings sealed Washington’s first trip to Omaha in program history.

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The Washington Huskies baseball team takes a selfie after earning the program’s first trip to the College World Series on June 10, 2018.
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The Seattle Times — Omaha bound: Washington earns first trip to College World Series

The Husky baseball team punched its ticket for the program’s first appearance in the College World Series yesterday, when the Dawgs rang in two runs in the 10th inning to beat CSU Fullerton 6-5. Washington will next play Mississippi State sometime after the College World Series begins Saturday.

UW Dawg Pound — Is Hunter Bryant Injured?

In case you missed it last week, tight end Hunter Bryant recently made a social media post in which he alluded to a possible injury that could sideline him for at least part of the 2018 season. Such an outcome would be a terrible blow to the Huskies, as the freshman all-American would surely otherwise figure to become one of Jake Browning’s favorite targets this season.

USA Today — The biggest game of 2018 for college football’s top 10

Unsurprisingly, Paul Myerberg singles out Washington’s opener against Auburn in Atlanta as UW’s most important game of the season. He goes so far as to say that the Huskies will need “a jolt of national recognition” to secure a second College Football Playoff bid, and that there’s not a better chance for the Dawgs to get such a jolt beyond their week one opponent.

Bleacher Report — An Early Look at Scouts’ Top 10 Players in the 2019 NFL Draft

Matt Miller calls Washington’s left tackle “a lock” to be selected with one of the first 10 picks of the next NFL Draft, citing Adams’ prototypical size and exceptional athleticism. All of this, of course, comes with the assumption that Adams makes a full recovery from the torn ACL that ended his 2018 season.