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Washington Huskies Links: The Boys and Girls of Summer

Washington fans are *thisclose* to being able to watch their Dawgs play in two simultaneous College World Series.

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The Seattle Times — UW baseball qualifies for first Super Regional after getting past UConn

The Huskies are on the cusp of their first trip to Omaha, Neb., to play in the College World Series after taking down Connecticut 9 to 6 Sunday. The Dawgs fell behind 6-1 by the third inning, but overcame it by scoring eight unanswered runs. If Washington can defeat Cal State-Fullerton next week, they can punch their tickets to the Midwest to play for the NCAA championship.

The Seattle Times — Defending champs, so what? UW softball shuts out Oklahoma again to clinch WCWS finals berth

Don’t think they’re content to let the baseball team take all of the glory: Washington’s softball team is back to its winning ways following a collapse late in the regular season. Since the start of the postseason, the softball Dawgs have posted an 8-0 mark, including three shutouts in their last four games. Up next is Florida State, whom the Huskies take on at 4 p.m. today; the game will be telecast on ESPN.

The Seattle Times — UW men’s crew loses to Yale again, finishes 2nd in national championships

For the second consecutive year, the Bulldogs of Yale University denied the Washington men’s crew team a national championship. This year, the Ivy Leaguers handed the Dawgs their first loss of the season at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, which Yale won by a decisive 2.689 seconds.

247 Sports — It’s official: Field of 2018 Elite 11 Quarterbacks released

Dylan Morris, Washington’s 2019 quarterback commit, was named to the prestigious Elite 11 finals earlier today. 247 Sports rates him as the country’s No. 2 pocket passer in the 2019 class.

The Associated Press — Pac-12 passes rule requiring 6 wins for bowl eligibility

The Pac-12 Conference decided today to make it even more difficult for its football teams to reach the postseason, for reasons that surely must make sense to someone, somewhere. After all, those 5-7 teams on the bubble surely couldn’t use those extra 15 practices, right? (*Soapbox Alert* Every team in the country should be afforded the extra practices that bowl teams are granted. There’s absolutely no good reason to deny development opportunities to the teams that, by definition, need them the most. *End Soapbox Alert*)

The Athletic — Beyond football: A Q&A with Washington coach Chris Petersen

In case you missed it last week, Bruce Feldman had an in-depth discussion with Washington’s head football coach on a wide spectrum of topics. Included in them are Petersen’s approach to differing political attitudes among his players, how he approached the issue of kneeling during the national anthem that consumed the NFL last season, and how his world view has evolved since accepting the Washington job in 2013.

Sports Illustrated — The Future of College Football’s Five-Star QBs Turned Transfers

Regarding former Georgia Bulldog turned Washington Husky Jacob Eason, Chris Johnson says:

Eason will be in the mix to succeed Browning in 2019, along with the two four-star quarterbacks Washington recruited in its most recent recruiting class, Colson Yankoff and Jacob Sirmon. ... Eason looks the part of an all-league standout, but he’ll need to prove he deserves to be the leader of the Pac-12 North heavyweight in his home state.

USA Today — Predictions for college football’s best bowl matchups for the 2018 season

Paul Myerberg predicts Washington will again make the College Football Playoff as a four-seed, this time to play No. 1 Clemson at the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Fla.