Happy Monday Dawg fans, and welcome to today’s Dots.
- First up, Larry Stone’s thoughtful rebuttal of Larry Scott’s head-shaking exit interview, where Scott laid the blame anywhere that wasn’t named “Larry Scott”. Scott has a track record of such deflection, as he once blamed bad officiating and frequent penalties on Pac-12 offenses running too many plays.
- The proposed College Football Playoff expansion should be a hot topic all summer. Matt Calkins from the Seattle Times is in favor of a twelve-team playoff. And here is some playoff time travel fun from Max Olson of the Athletic.
- Here’s this morning’s update of the football recruiting blog on Dawgman (for subscribers).
- Katie Rainsberger’s 3rd place in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships was a UW record and 2nd best ever in the Pac-12.
After days of competition at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, @UWTrack wrapped up its season with two All-American Honors as the women's events came to a close Saturday | via @sydneym_nashhttps://t.co/d1SE5eQSK0https://t.co/d1SE5eQSK0— The Daily Sports (@UWDailySports) June 13, 2021
- Gotta love the fact that Julius Irvin has played significant time in three seasons and is still only a sophomore.
In our UW roster review, we check in with No. 29, Julius Irvin. He's got NFL bloodlines to live up to. He might be on his way.https://t.co/cxqPWS2DWC— Washington Huskies on SI (@HuskyMaven) June 13, 2021
- Anytime Ducks and Huskies unite against you, you must be doing something seriously wrong.
Full 2021 Pac-12 Linebacker Unit Rankings from our @JackFollman— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) June 14, 2021
- Husky WR Mark Pattison scored the go-ahead touchdown in the 1985 Orange Bowl win over Oklahoma. Would that be the height of his physical achievements? Not even.
Mark Pattison had touched the top of the highest peak on six of the seven continents — which left only Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) June 11, 2021
At 12:30 am on May 23, with Don James' structure guiding his steps, the former UW WR set out for the summit https://t.co/W0WTYI5N78
- A FULL SEASON of football is on the way, friends. The Cougars, the Ducks, the Bears. Oh my.
25 degree difference. Also the average margin of victory by UW in the last 7 Apple Cups https://t.co/RAUXDQmMuU— Dave “Softy” Mahler (@Softykjr) June 14, 2021
- Another Husky representing Australia at the Tokyo Olympics.
Congrats to Stuart Sim '17, who has been officially announced as coxswain of the @RowingAust men's eight for #Tokyo2020!— Washington Rowing (@UW_Rowing) June 13, 2021
That makes 10 Huskies head to the Olympics, with more announcements – (para) – to come soon! #RowingU x #GoHuskies x #rowing pic.twitter.com/zWpGz4mRfH
- “What do you want to go to college for, Danny?”
Year UNO loading… wake up every day loving this life pic.twitter.com/LNwlDXqvNa— ☠️ (@joe_tryon) June 10, 2021
- “Well for starters, you have to purify yourself in the waters of Lake
MinnetonkaDrumheller.” (Last chance tonight)
Pretty in purple... Drumheller Fountain will be lit up from dusk until dawn each day from June 1 through June 14. Perfect spot for a cap & gown selfie! pic.twitter.com/rOEc2NeuJ4— UW Alumni (@UWalum) June 5, 2021
- Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen was resuscitated on-field, after suffering cardiac arrest at Denmark’s first match of Euro 2020 on Saturday. And while these rare events serve to put sports and life into perspective, it may be little-known that the modern approach to CPR began here in Seattle several decades ago, with pioneering UW physician Leonard Cobb.