The February doldrums continue for college football during this quiet period between National Signing Day and the spring ball.
With the struggles of the UW men’s basketball team, I know many are especially excited for spring practices to get going.
Fear not: Football isn’t too far away.
The Huskies will kick off their second spring under Chris Petersen on March 30, the first of 15 spring practices. The spring game is set for April 25 for a live broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks at noon.
UW’s Pro Day workout for NFL prospects is April 2. Shaq Thompson, Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha and Marcus Peters are expected to be the headliners there.
Looking ahead, the Huskies’ season opener at Boise State will be either on Thursday, Sept. 3 or Friday, Sept. 4. ESPN and the Mountain West Conference likely won’t announce the date and time until this summer. And it could be a late kick (ugh!).
There has been some confusion about the Boise game, in part because UW’s schedule lists the game on Sept. 5, which is incorrect. (From what I’ve gathered, it sounds like that date is listed because of a Pac-12 policy. But again, the game will be either that Thursday or Friday. Boise State’s schedule, by the way, doesn’t list a date.)
In the meantime, for you ardent UW supporters out there, I’d recommend checking out the Husky women’s hoops team. I’ve been filling in on the UW women’s beat for the past month — and even took my daughter to her first game a few weeks ago. The Huskies are high-energy and highly entertaining, and they’re on their way to their first NCAA tournament berth since 2007.
Also, the UW baseball team will play its home opener on Feb. 25 against Portland. The Huskies, at 4-0, are off to their best start since 1999. They were picked to finish ninth in the Pac-12 coaches’ poll, but remember, they were picked 10th in last year’s poll and stayed in the conference championship race all season, finishing second and earning the program’s first postseason berth in a decade. Should be another fun spring on Montlake.
— Coach Petersen (@CoachPeteUW) February 17, 2015