Thought I’d pass along a quick blog here to note that the Huskies did practice today but it was closed to the media, as was any access to coaches or players. So there won’t be any news coming from Montlake.
That will wait until Monday when UW coach Steve Sarkisian will next meet the media when he holds his first Monday press conference of the season. That will be held at 2 p.m. and not the usual noon as the Huskies will take advantage of the fact that school is not in session to practice in the early afternoon. That press conference will be available live statewide on UWTV as well as on GoHuskies.com.
UWTV will also air a replay of the press conference Monday nights at 6:30 p.m., which will also typically include game highlights.
UWTV says the “Straight from Sark” live shows, will not be simulcast on uwtv.org but that the edited 6:30 p.m. show will be simulcast online.
Sarkisian’s radio show will also begin Monday, going from 4:30-5:30 p.m. That will be held in the Founder’s Club at Alaska Airlines Arena (the same setup as the last few weeks of last season).
UWTV also reports that it will host a 31-hour Kickoff Countdown Marathon of Husky Classics games, beginning Friday at noon. But the station did something different this time, having former UW standout Mario Bailey pick his favorite games from its library. Interviews with Bailey and other players will also air throughout the day.
The marathon will also include some episodes of Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium. The marathon will air all the way until kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday of the UW-San Diego State game. The last game that will air as part of the marathon air will be brand new to UWTV – the Hawaii/UW game from 2011. Viewers can find a list of all the games and their airtimes on uwtv.org/huskyclassics..
IN OTHER NEWS. …
I passed along the news on Chris Polk’s performance last night in the earlier blog. Here’s how a couple of other former Huskies did:
— Mason Foster sat out Tampa Bay’s game last night with a hamstring injury but Daniel Te’o-Nesheim had one tackle as the Bucs beat New England 30-28.
— Isaiah Stanback had one catch for 10 yards for the Giants as they lost to the Bears 20-17.
— Erik Folk, battling veteran Matt Bryant for the place kicking job in Atlanta, missed a 32-yard field goal attempt but hit an extra point in the Falcons. 23-6 win over Miami.
— NFL teams will begin making cuts this weekend. Here’s a good resource for keeping track from NFL.com.
— PacificTakes has an update on whether the Pac-12 Networks will air on DirecTV and Dish. The short version? It looks good for DirecTV (which has been the thought all along that something is likely to get done by Thursday when the first games would air) but not so much for Dish (which has also been the rumor all along).