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Football Spring Camp
All set to invite you to the annual spring game with a noon kickoff on Saturday, May 1.
Go Huskies has a slideshow of pictures from Spring Camp.
The definition of “Coach Speak”
UW lost three quarterbacks this offseason, gained two, and returned its starter.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 22, 2021
According to Jimmy Lake, it's addition by subtraction (and addition).
“I’ll say this: right now, our quarterback room is more talented than we were last year … by far.” https://t.co/sDCLpOVu7k
Retirement looks good on Chris Petersen
His question for the media: “Does anyone know what they are talking about?”
Retired CFB HC Chris Petersen joined @BrockHuard & @BenHartsock for an hour this week.— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) April 22, 2021
One moment that stuck out was how a book helped in his decision process to retire from college football.
Listen to the entire interview herehttps://t.co/M27EoMKvtg pic.twitter.com/d6GbvFBy8m
Volleyball loses in Semi Finals
Despite forcing Kentucky to play its first four-set match of the tournament, the No. 6 Washington volleyball it out of the NCAA tournament.
As of right now, every player except Maria Bogomolova will return for another season with the Huskies. Three seniors, including leading scorer Samantha Drechsel, will be back in the fall for another year.
“I know our athletes are bummed right now, but after that, there will be a lot of motivation in a short offseason to come back better than we were.’’ —Washington coach Keegan Cook.
Washington has a short offseason and most of its players back to take another run at an NCAA title. But it'll take plenty of work to close the small gap between title and runner-up, @StoneLarry writes. https://t.co/bxgWw3ITjL— Seattle Times Sports (@SeaTimesSports) April 23, 2021
Softball at UCLA this weekend
For the Huskies (34-6, 12-2 Pac-12), the upcoming series is all about revenge. The most recent time the two teams met was a 10-inning thriller in 2019 in the Women’s College World Series semifinals.
After a loss to Stanford, the Huskies (10-10, 1-6 Pac-12) will once again face the No. 1 seeded Cardinal in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 championships Saturday.
Thursday’s match —less than 24 hours before the Huskies’ debut in the 2021 Pac-12 Championship tournament— marked the team’s worst loss of the season.
Shaq gives Back
“A light just hit me, it was like: Boom, your purpose is to help people.”
Through each chapter of his life, @ShaqThompson_7 remains grounded by one motto.— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) April 22, 2021
The linebacker explains how his surrounding community introduced him to his life's purpose in philanthropy.
In partnership with @TruistNews. #BeyondTheField pic.twitter.com/nU5CC573Wv