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Archives: Oct. 2006


Halftime: ASU 14, UW 3

Three points and Bonnell has thrown two interceptions …

It’s not all his fault, of course — the UW tackling has been very bad — but if the coaches are just looking for an excuse to put in Locker, they seem to have it. Bonnell is 5-of-12 for 50 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions — giving him seven picks in his six quarters as a starter. He’s also run four times for 19 yards.

ASU leads in first downs 10-5, passing yardage 99-50, rushing yardage 94-60, total yardage, 193-110, and in takeaways, 2-0.


Hoops: Huskies scrimmage St. Mary’s

The NCAA allows one preseason scrimmage against another team, and UW is taking advantage of today, hosting St. Mary’s.

However, the NCAA prohibits fans or media or even most university personnel from attending. And they prohibit statistics from being kept or distributed.

Therefore, this concludes my report.


1st quarter: UW 0, Arizona State 0

No real scoring threats by either team.

Bonnell has thrown another interception … deflected.

UW leads in total yardage, 52-37.

Louis Rankin started at tailback, and Kenny James hasn’t appeared.

Johnie Kirton got his first career carry on 3rd and 1, and he picked it up.


Beavers upset of USC bad for Huskies

Oregon State’s 33-31 upset of Southern California was exciting for the Beavers, but a double-dose of bad news for UW’s bowl hopes.

As I mentioned in my story today, an OSU win would move them further ahead of UW in the Pac-10 standings. And it would also reduce the chances of the Pac-10 sending two teams to a BCS bowl and therefore eliminating the need for a seventh bowl-eligible Pac-10 team.


ASU gameday

Another beautiful day at the stadium. Red and yellow maple leaves leading to the upper campus, and Lake Washington brilliant and blue to the east.

A few Sun Devils and Huskies are warming up on the field.

Unfortunately, I didn’t arrive here in time to see how the first pregame player walk went.

UW captains today are Dashon Goldson, Dan Howell, Mark Palaita and Juan Garcia.

As usuall, I’ll try to pop in before the game if news develops. Then I’ll try and pop in between quarters before turning it over to you.


Hoops: UW 16th in coaches poll

The Huskies opened at No. 16 in the ESPN preseason coaches basketball poll, one of three ranked teams from the Pac-10.

At the top are No. 1 Florida, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Kansas and No. 4 Ohio State — and, oh, what a Final Four that would make.

The Pac-10 teams are No. 5 UCLA, No. 10 Arizona and No. 16 Washington.

Gonzaga was just out of the rankings, as the No. 26 vote-getter.


Bowl math; well, calculus

Until now, we’ve been generally saying that Washington and other Division I-A teams need six wins to become “bowl eligible.” That’s generally true. But six wins doesn’t guarantee a bowl appearance. And with the Huskies standing at 2-3 in the conference and 4-4 overall with four games to go, it’s time to try to figure their bowl chances will more precision.

In trying to write the story for our Saturday paper, I learned there’s no real easy way to explain all of the elements that come into play.

However, I’m posting the highlights here where we can

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Huskies to debut player walk at homecoming

At 1:45 Saturday, the Huskies will unveil what could become a tradition, the UW Football Player Walk.

Before their homecoming game against Arizona State, the team will be dropped off in the southeast area of the E12 parking lot near the stadium between the climbing rock and the Waterfront Activities Center. They will march through the lot and enter the stadium at the southeast corner.

Fans are invited to line their route.