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Category: Washington
October 30, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Pac-12 media tabbed California as favorite in preseason poll

The Pac-12 press made its preseason predictions, selecting Cal to win the conference. Washington was picked to finish fifth while G Jazmine Davis was named to the preseason all-Pac-12 team. I had Stanford winning the conference in my poll entry simply because of history and having not seen anyone play or practice this season, which…

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Comments | More in Pac-12, Polls, Washington | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Kelsey Plum, Sydney Wiese

September 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can’t confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class. Slocum’s a Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho) junior who also considered…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Recruiting, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors

August 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Chris Gobrecht’s return part of UW’s nonconference schedule

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give comments about each opponent. Below is the UW lineup in traditional form. One highlight is the return of legendary UW coach…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors, Talia Walton

June 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM

ICYMI: Signings, hirings, mock WNBA drafts and a trip to Mexico

In the shadow of the WNBA, a lot has happened on the local college scene. I’m sure you heard about Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves accepting an offer for a similar position at Oregon. Well, he’s rounded out his staff, including Storm F Nicole Powell as an assistant. Graves’ replacement at GU,…

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Comments | More in Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Mike Neighbors

April 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A look back at some Final Four moments before Sunday’s 2014 semifinals (VIDEO)

The Final Four festivities are kicking off in Nashville. Washington coach Mike Neighbors is among the throng in attendance, staying true to his reputation as one of the more vibrant coaches at the event. His weekend started with hitting the stage with his guitar to play some country tunes and he’ll be honored Monday…

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Comments | More in Final Four, TV Alert, Video, Washington | Topics: Brittney Griner, Mike Neighbors, Sue Bird

March 31, 2014 at 8:50 AM

UW coach Mike Neighbors finalist for Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year award

Washington coach Mike Neighbors led the Huskies to a third consecutive 20-win season and postseason berth, playing at UTEP on Monday in the WNIT quarterfinals. Neighbors led UW to upsets against No. 6 Stanford and No. 24 California in his first season of continuing the overhaul to return Washington (20-13) to a…

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March 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Record crowd means Washington travels for WNIT quarterfinal matchup Monday

Using social-media, word-of-mouth and wins, UTEP broke an attendance record for the right to host a fourth consecutive Women’s National Invitation Tournament game at Don Haskins Center. UTEP (27-7) will play Washington (20-13) on Monday at 6pm PT. UTEP defeated Colorado 68-60 to advance. The Miners lowered tickets to $4 for students and topped…

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March 17, 2014 at 5:34 PM

TV Alert: Pac-12 Networks set to talk about conference NCAA tournament teams

The excitement of “Selection Monday” is over. ESPN unveiled the NCAA tournament field and Stanford supporters are hyped about the Cardinal (29-3) being a No. 2 seed. You can thank Washington for that. According to Carolayne Henry, the Division I women’s basketball committee chair,  Stanford’s one loss against an opponent with a low…

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Comments | More in Pac-12, TV Alert, Washington | Topics: Alysha Clark, Stanford, Tara VanDerveer

March 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Washington coach Mike Neighbors to Arkansas just speculation for now

Washington coach Mike Neighbors said he received plenty of text messages and phone calls immediately after Arkansas coach Tom Collen was fired on Friday. An Arkansas native, Neighbors said he hasn’t been contacted about the position despite his obvious connections to the school. When Neighbors was asked prior to practice Wednesday if he’d…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Washington | Topics: mercedes wetmore, Mike Neighbors

March 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Washington star Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 freshman of the year by media, too

From the Pac-12: SEATTLE – A panel of Pac-12 women’s basketball media members who cover the league voted STANFORD SR F Chiney Ogwumike Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, the panel selected WASHINGTON G Kelsey Plum Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and OREGON STATE head coach Scott Rueck…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Washington | Topics: Kelsey Plum

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