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January 28, 2009 at 1:38 PM

January answers, volume 17

We’re getting busy. …
Q: Will the story today that the state could get $4 billion in state aid help the effort to fund a renovation of Husky Stadium? Has there been any comment from UW on this?
A: Here’s the story in question. I have not heard any reaction from UW and I wouldn’t expect there to be any until this is made official. But as the story notes, “congress is expected to specify in detail where the money would go.” That, to me, seems to rule out they’d be able to use this money for sports stadiums of any kind. Also, if you recall, the money on this is coming from the same King County tax that funded Safeco Field — the federal aid money wouldn’t impact that in any way. One might argue that getting a bunch of money from the feds would help in the perception game. But another story on our web site this afternoon makes clear that the state is facing some serious financial issues. My reading of it is that the federal money, if it comes, is going to be used for that deficit and other issues and not for Husky Stadium.
Q: How many recruits are expected in for visits this weekend?
A: According to Scout.com, there are now just three expected in for visits with LB J.T. Filiaga having earlier this week committed to Utah. He had been expected to visit UW this weekend but that seems unlikely now. The three listed as coming this weekend are DE/QB James Boyd and WR Delvon Purvis, each of Jordan High in LA, and CB Brandon Sermons of Pomona. Boyd is a soft commit to USC and Sermons is a soft commit to UCLA so UW has some work to do to get either to come to Seattle. (Read last night’s blog entry for some details on the Boyd-Purvis package deal written about in the LA Times).
All for now.

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