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UW Athletics reports zero active positive COVID-19 cases for the second straight week.— Lauren Kirschman (@laurenkirschman) February 25, 2021
In case you missed this yesterday’s Dots ($):
A conversation with UW OC John Donovan:— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) February 25, 2021
— 2020 takeaways and growth opportunities
— Run the damn ball?
— How the staff approached installing the offense in a pandemic-shortened season
— Thoughts on QB competitionhttps://t.co/cg6DK43JIy
Sam Huard is going to do it all (or as much as he can)
Washington’s spring quarter begins March 29, and spring football at Washington is expected to start on April 7. It looks like Huard could play up to four games as a Lancer before swapping out his Kennedy colors for the Purple and Gold.
The delay in prep sports has given @samhuard11 a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play spring games with Kennedy, and then jump right into @UW_Football's spring ball campaign. He plans on doing both. @Dawgman247 https://t.co/RTxygJZRIF— Chris Fetters (@Chris_Fetters) February 25, 2021
New to Husky football staff
Jaylen Johnson will fill a graduate assistant role on the defensive side of the ball. Jermaine Kearse is listed as an “offensive assistant” in the staff directory.
Top Six for lanky DB
6’2” cornerback from Brentwood, TN:
Top Pac-12 towns
Zero 1st place votes for Seattle. This is clear discrimination against clouds:
Athlon’s PAC-12 City Rankings (Voted on by 10 Journalists):— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) February 25, 2021
1. Boulder, CO
2. Seattle, WA
3. Los Angeles, CA
4. Tempe, AZ
5. Palo Alto, CA
6. Eugene, OR
7. Berkeley, CA
8. Tucson, AZ
9. Salt Lake City, UT
10. Corvallis, OR
11. Pullman, WA https://t.co/3Ec7gxKSzj
Lots more of this stuff here.
Best PAC-12 Facilities as Voted on by 100 Athletic Directors/Executive Administrators:— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) February 25, 2021
12. OSU https://t.co/ZKadYPdomD
Volleyball takes down #7 Utah in straight-sets
Washington went to the left side of its attack, hitting strong, deep balls between the Utah block. Endsley and Hoffman finished the night with a dozen kills a piece to lead Washington’s team total of 39.
The left side of Washington's attack was rolling Thursday night, as Claire Hoffman and Madi Endsley both finished with a dozen kills to lead No. 9 @UWVolleyball to a straight-sets victory over No. 7 Utah | via @edwardsanthonyb https://t.co/qXXPfobcKs— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 26, 2021
Final point wraps up the straight sets win for UW
The Huskies look to find the same success against the Utes, remaining at home for their second game of the weekend, Saturday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. Watch online here.
Men’s Hoops hangs tough but falls short in 80-72 loss to ASU
Washington came up short — by one minute to be precise — as Arizona State made six-straight free-throw attempts in the final 58 seconds to help secure the win.
From the opening tip, the Huskies were red hot from beyond the arc, making six threes in the first half and going 11-of-27 from distance on the night.
After back-to-back turnovers, Remy Martin drained a 3-pointer to give the Sun Devils a 72-70 lead with 3:02 left. Cole Bajema’s layup tied the game a minute later, but that was the last time UW would score.
After losing to Arizona State by 33 points on Tuesday, UW had every opportunity to win Thursday’s rematch — for just about 38 minutes, anyway.— Lauren Kirschman (@laurenkirschman) February 26, 2021
My recap of the Huskies' 80-72 loss.https://t.co/RjDpzzpcV6 pic.twitter.com/F9fGDSDnZk
Dawgs use just seven-man rotation, Stevenson & Bajema combine for 24 bench points.
Other Husky Sports News
Through 62 innings of action, Washington softball has allowed 30 runs. In 33 innings of work, Gabbie Plain has allowed just three.
Despite another strong start for No. 5 @UWSoftball pitching aside from Gabbie Plain has been a concern.— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 25, 2021
This weekend, the Huskies will try to find some depth in the circle | via @edwardsanthonybhttps://t.co/U9tSJUdtLV
In his high school and collegiate tennis career in France, UW sophomore Clement Chidekh ranked in the Tennis Europe Top 100. After spending his freshman year in Lyon, France, Chidekh transferred to Washington where he has found early success.
As seen in @thedaily newsletter:— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 25, 2021
@UW_MTennis is preparing to begin Pac-12 play and one thing is clear:
This team goes as sophomore Clement Chidekh does
“He’s one of the most self-aware guys we’ve had in a long time”
In shot put, both junior Jonah Wilson and freshman Sam Van Peursem are ranked in the top 20 in the NCAA. Freshman star Jayden White is currently ranked 16th in the NCAA men’s weight throw.
With only one more major meet left, the Husky Classic, several @UWTrack athletes are preparing for their final chance to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships | via @NathanMathisenhttps://t.co/smozWwWF8O— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 25, 2021
The Huskies have started the season off with a 1-0 win against Seattle University and a 2-0 win over Seattle Pacific.
Two games in under new head coach Nicole Van Dyke, and @UW_WSoccer remains undefeated.— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) February 25, 2021
The Huskies will put that on the line this weekend in their first Pac-12 game of the season against Colorado | via @RajanHans14 https://t.co/iWIq3h31wa