The Huskies have made it to San Antonio to begin on-site preparation for their Alamo Bowl game Dec. 29 against Baylor — and they probably did it in less time than it took the average shopper to get from one end of the mall to the other today (judging by my experience, anyway).
There are some details here from GoHuskies.com, a link that also includes the video of Steve Sarkisian below.
And here’s the story from the San Antonio Express-News on UW’s arrival.
Not a lot of news in the video, though Sarkisian does touch on the health of the team (the main concern remaining safety Will Shamburger — he says they’ll need to wait a few more days to figure out of Shamburger will be available) and his thoughts on the prospect of a high-scoring game. The Huskies will resume practice tomorrow, a workout that will resemble a usual Monday practice during the season.
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IN OTHER NEWS. …
— There’s a few UW entries on the Seattle Times’ list of the top sports stories of 2011. You can vote for your favorite.
— SI.com’s Stewart Mandel further explains why he’s picking UW to win, 40-34.
— Bowl officials say they are expecting a crowd of more than 64,000, which would make the game among the best-attended games in the bowl’s history, which dates to 1993.
— UW and Baylor will be using new locker rooms at the Alamodome.
— Here’s more on the expected high attendance.
— Zach Banner has neen named to the SI.com All-American First Team.
— Here’s a Notre Dame viewpoint on KeiVarae Russell’s pending announcement.