As I start this entry, it seems like it might be a good time to note that the next 10 days or so are some of my major vacation/furlough time, so blog entries may be a little sporadic and erratic (which I also may use as the name for my rock band, should I ever fulfill that bucket list item) during that time.
I know there’s some potential recruiting news coming, and we’ll make sure to get it covered here.
Also wanted to pass along that I got some info from UW on a couple questions posed often by readers.
First, Picture Day, which yields bad news as UW says there will not be one this year. UW officials say they will be unable to hold a Picture Day this season due to “space limitations” on campus “resulting from the (Husky Stadium) renovation.” An official said further that “we’re glad we had two opportunities (open Memorial Stadium practice, and 2012 Spring Game) to engage the team in some fan interaction.” UW will hold its annual Raise the Woof celebration Aug. 24, providing another chance for fans to meet players/coaches.
The renovation of Husky Stadium means UW uses its East Practice Field and the Dempsey Indoor, neither of which is really designed for a lot of spectators, and parking also is limited. Spring practices were closed to the public due to the renovation and while there is nothing official yet, there’s a chance that policy will remain through fall camp, as well.
Second, season tickets. UW reports that season ticket sales for 2012 are at 39,628 “and counting.” UW finished the 2011 season and says ticket sales “tracked at about 40,800 around this time last year. ”