The Huskies are practicing now inside Husky Stadium and will have their final media availability of the week afterward. We’ll have updates and videos from that shortly.
A few quick links before then:
- The Pac-12 presidents have formalized their reform proposal for the NCAA.
- A roundup of the Pac-12 coaches conference call from Tuesday.
- UW Dawg Pound asks if it’s time to bench Cyler Miles.
- The Huskies are 12th in these Pac-12 power rankings.
- David Shaw says he’s not interested in the Raiders coaching job.
- Schools are doing their best to attract the next generation of college football fans to games. From CBSsports.com:
TV rules in college football during 2014. But in many ways, the lifeblood of an athletic department remains selling football tickets.
It’s how you make money from parking, concessions and merchandise. It’s how you get alumni back on your campus to donate money. It’s how you build a fan base from a young age and on up. It’s how you create a brand within a community.
It’s also how you create a budget. In the Football Bowl Subdivision, ticket sales and donations (which are often tied to season tickets) remain the highest categories for generated revenues. For example, when Auburn’s athletic department reported to the NCAA a deficit of $865,994 for a 2013 fiscal year in which the football team had a 3-9 record, football tickets and football donations accounted for 51 percent of Auburn’s revenue.
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) October 1, 2014
a GIF of Shaq's forced fumble returned for a TD agains Stanford is his 3rd defensive TD for Washington (GIF) http://t.co/eqgaPDzCuV
— Shaq for Heisman (@ShaqforHeisman) October 1, 2014