Happy Monday, everyone.
A reminder that the Huskies will practice Tuesday morning, at 8:30, for their 10th practice of spring. The Spring Preview, as UW is calling it, is April 19 at Husky Stadium (1 p.m., open to the public). I’ve received a few questions about the team’s format for that, and my impression is it will look more like a practice than a scrimmage, but I’ll make a point to ask on Tuesday. This watered-down spring finale, by the way, isn’t unusual across the Pac-12, as all of the teams’ spring “games” are aired live on Pac-12 Networks. (Oregon State, for example, is calling its final practice a “Spring Showcase.”) Coaches, careful as ever, don’t ever want to give anything away — be it personnel, play-calling, uniform combos — so I imagine April 19 will be more of the basic stuff. But, again, I’ll try to find out a few more details about that this week.
Also, before the Spring Preview, a fan-fest begins at 10 a.m. April 19, with the athletic department’s spring surplus sale running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- In case you missed it: John Ross and Darrell Daniels are getting comfortable in new roles this spring.
- Allowing college athletes to unionize “may well destroy” college athletes, writes Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott in a USA Today guest column.
- Some ideas about what college football might look like in 2020. Interesting stuff.
- ESPN.com’s Chantel Jennings attended UW practice on Saturday. Here’s her report.
- The National Football Post, in its “red flag” report, takes a look at Austin Seferian-Jenkins and deems him a “very low” risk for NFL teams.
- Dawg pile, anyone? UW’s magical baseball season continued Sunday afternoon when Andrew Ely delivered a walk-off, three-run double in the bottom of the 10th to beat Oregon 5-4. That gave the 14th-ranked Huskies the series win and kept them alone in first place. Here’s a replay of Ely’s hit from the Pac-12 Network.
- Spokane QB Brett Rypien, who was considered UW before Jake Browning (Folsom, Calif.) committed to the Huskies last week, talks about his commitment to Boise State.
— Pastor Napoleon (@napoleonkaufman) April 7, 2014