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Archives: Nov. 2007

Nov.
30th

Adrian Oliver doesn’t travel with team to OK State

Sophomore guard Adrian Oliver injured his back in practice and didn’t travel with the Huskies on their way to Oklahoma State for their game against the Cowboys on Saturday afternoon.


As reported earlier, Justin Holiday also stayed home with a viral infection. And while guard Ryan Appleby did travel, he isn’t expected to play due to his thumb injury. That leaves the Huskies pretty thin for what is an exceptionally important early season game.


Some notes:


WASHINGTON (4-2)

AT OKLAHOMA STATE (2-3)

2:30 p.m., Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Okla.

TV:
ESPN.

Radio: 950-AM


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Nov.
30th

Mechanical troubles ground Huskies at SeaTac

The Huskies were supposed to leave SeaTac for Honolulu at 11:45 this morning. However, mechanical troubles have ground them while another plane is found.


Their first hope was to get out by around 3.


However, that’s come and gone and now they’re hoping for 5.

Nov.
30th

Hard rain in Hawaii

It rained on the Warriors’ practice Wednesday, which was front-page news here.


Then, Thursday defied forcasts of rain with a pretty much perfect day.


Friday dawned nicely, but now a morning shower is coming down pretty good.


The forecast for gameday still calls for at least a chance of rain. And while instinct might say that works against a passing team, coach Tyrone Willingham cautions that in a short-passing game with a lot of outs and slants like Hawaii runs, the defensive back — who doesn’t know the cuts in advance — might be at more of

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Nov.
29th

Lakes stars commit to Huskies; new life for Ty?

We were getting off the plane at Honolulu airport when I made Husky Honk and former coach Dick Baird a very happy man. I had just gotten the news from TNT sportswriter Ryan Divish that top Lakes prospects Kavaro Middleton and Jermaine Kearse have given oral commitments to play their college football at Washington.


He was as happy as you might expect and as happy as any Huskies fan should be as visions of Locker-to-Middleton and Locker-to-Kearse dance in their heads.

Nov.
28th

Locker, Rankin, Reffett honored

Runner/returner Louis Rankin made the Rivals.com All-Pac-10 first team as an all-purpose player. Jordan Reffett made the second team at defensive tackle.


Here is the full release.


And meanwhile, here’s a repeat of my earlier post about Jake Locker:


The Sports News has named UW quarterback Jake Locker as the quarterback of its all-Pac-10 freshman team, and the league’s freshman of the year.


The Pac-10 doesn’t name its own freshman team, however, it will name a freshman of the year after the season.


Here is the official release:


2007 SPORTING NEWS PAC-10

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Nov.
28th

Hoops: Appleby will travel, Holiday won’t

UW guard Ryan Appleby will get his cast off today, and although he is not expected to play Saturday at Oklahoma State, he will travel and dress.


However, freshman Justin Holiday will stay home with what is described as a systemic viral infection. That is not expected to be a long-term issue, and Holiday is likely to be ready the following week when Pittsburgh visits Hec Ed.

Nov.
28th

Pac-10: Honor for Locker, USC to leave Coliseum?

The Sports News has named UW quarterback Jake Locker as the quarterback of its all-Pac-10 freshman team, and the league’s freshman of the year.


The Pac-10 doesn’t name its own freshman team, however, it will name a freshman of the year after the season.


Here is the official release:


2007 SPORTING NEWS PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM



* denotes redshirt



OFFENSE



WR Delashaun Dean, Arizona*

WR Darrell Catchings, Oregon State

TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona

L (T) Butch Lewis, USC*

L (C ) Kristofer O¹Dowd, USC

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