Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Have fun and stay safe out there.
I’m typing this from the UW campus, at the baseball team’s selection show breakfast gathering at Husky Ballpark. The Huskies, who finished second in the Pac-12, were shocked and disappointed to learn Sunday evening that they wouldn’t host a regional to open the postseason.
But they’re happy, nonetheless, to be in the postseason for the first time since 2004. That became official this morning, and the Huskies are headed to Oxford, Miss., as the No. 2 seed in that regional, hosted by Ole Miss. The Huskies will open the regional at 1 p.m. PT Friday against Georgia Tech.
OK, finally: Catching up on some football-related links:
- Bud Withers has his mid-off-season Pac-12 projections for next season, with the Huskies third in the North. Here is his Pac-12 South outlook.
- The Pac-12’s revenue has tripled since 2011, up to $334 million, more than even the SEC and Big Ten.
- Shaq Thompson, breakout star.
- Q&A with Bishop Sankey.
- The Heisman hype for UCLA’s Brett Hundley is getting theatrical.
- Boise State’s president calls out the SEC and Big Ten.
i wish i could just wake up tomorrow and return a kick for a touchdown on Hawaii
Finished testing today. The work has only begun. Props to S. Tufunga for his team best squat (565). #SoundTheSiren Now…Back to the grind!
— Tim Socha (@coachtimsocha) May 23, 2014