The release of the pre-season watch lists for the various awards has wrapped up, though not before Chris Polk made it on one more — the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, one of the oldest around.
Polk had earlier been named to the watch lists for the Maxwell (player of the year) and Doak Walker (best running back) awards.
Here’s a handy compilation of all of the various watch lists.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— I’ve gotten a few questions whether there are any replays coming up of the Holiday Bowl, given that some of the various ESPN networks seem to be showing some of the other 2010 bowl games. I looked ahead a few weeks and didn’t see any listings for that game. However, I did find a listing on July 22 at 11 p.m. on ESPN Classic for the 1978 Rose Bowl, and another on July 27 at 2 p.m. for the 1991 Rose Bowl. But if you’re fine with watching the game on your computer, the Holiday Bowl and all other games that were broadcast on an ESPN/ABC network last year (remember those are basically one and the same now) are available on ESPN3.com. Here’s where to find those.
— UW athletic director Scott Woodward says definitively he is not for paying players in Ted Miller’s story that is part of ESPN.com’s continuing series on that topic.
— Miller also places UW (corretly I think) in the “we’ll see” category in his rating of Pac-12 linebackers.
— Miller also names Polk as the “Next Big Player”
in the Pac-12.
— Here’s a view from Nebraska on Polk and the Huskies.
— A writer for Building the Dam thinks that UW and Oregon State could be playing at the end of the year with a bowl on the line.
— Some interesting thoughts from Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne on the state of that school’s football program.
— Here’s a complete list of all of the stories in Rivals.com’s 10-year anniversary series.
— Former Husky Jordan Reffett is hosting a golf tournament Thursday in Moses Lake.
All for now.