The Seattle Times — Huskies ride their pitching to super regional sweep, return to Women’s College World Series
Gabbie Plain’s masterful pitching continues to propel the women’s softball team to fantastic heights, the latest of which includes the team’s third consecutive berth in the Women’s College World Series. The Dawgs are the tournament’s No. 3 overall seed and will take on Arizona this Thursday in a 9 a.m. Pacific game that will be televised on ESPN.
Christian Caple evaluates the state of UW’s tight end room, where recent players like Drew Sample, Will Dissly and Hunter Bryant have developed into highly regarded NFL prospects. Caple writes that the current situation is a reminder of a time when Washington was rightly regarded as a tight end factory:
Sample’s selection further bolstered the Huskies’ tight end renaissance, a return to the school’s previously established reputation as one of the nation’s foremost developers of pros at the position. Between 1992 and 2002, the Huskies had six tight ends drafted, including two first-rounders (Mark Bruener in 1995 and Jerramy Stevens in 2002) and three second-rounders (Aaron Pierce in 1992, Ernie Conwell in 1996 and Cam Cleeland in 1998), and had two tight ends — Cleeland and Jeremy Brigham — picked in the same draft.
- Chantel Jennings touches on a handful of Huskies-related topics in her latest mailbag for The Athletic, including an eyebrow-raising decision to call Washington’s opening game against Eastern Washington the second-biggest West Coast game of 2019.
- Stewart Mandel takes a deep dive into the state of UW’s Pac-12 North foe, Cal.
- The UW athletic department posted some great photo galleries from the softball Super Regionals and the baseball team’s Senior Day, as well as a lovely tribute to the team’s individual graduating seniors.