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June 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Wednesday night notes

Was up at UW this afternoon and hoping to see a little 7-on-7 action to pass your way.
Alas, this was a day off for the team, with the schedule apparently getting a little more intense as the summer goes on and the new players arrive.
I did talk a little bit with UW AD Scott Woodward, who was later on KJR-AM with Elise Woodward. Woodward (Scott, not Elise) said on KJR what he has said before — that the school will try again with the Legislature next year in an attempt to get funding for a renovation of Husky Stadium.
However, he said the renovation is now priced at $250 million (something he also talked about in this story earlier this month) due in part to a decrease in the cost of material and labor right now with the economy down. It also sounds as if there could be a scaling back of the scope of the project a bit.
Woodward also said on KJR that one difference this time is that the Huskies will have a definite “Plan B” of where to go with the stadium renovation should the public money not come in, essentially hinting that this will be the last effort at getting public money. Asked what the Plan B is he said it would be a number of things (and it’s likely also not set in stone yet, either).
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Former Husky Caesar Rayford was surprisingly cut by the B.C. Lions today. Rayford had been the subject of much praise from B.C. coaches in this story last week.
Cody Pickett, meanwhile, had a big night in a pre-season game for Toronto, apparently solidifying his place on the team.
Kai Ellis is another former Husky in the CFL and this story includes a picture of him in action last night.
— The imaginatively named WSU Football Blog has this look at the Huskies (though I guess that’s kind of a rocks in glass houses kind of thing considering the name of this blog).
All for now.

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