UW Huskies Insider

Archives: Nov. 2007

Nov.
28th

Talking Huskies today at 2:35

With the Apple Cup and NIT Season Tip-Off behind and the Hawaii game and crucial off-season decisions ahead, I’ll be back talking UW athletics with the Groz again at 2:35 this afternoon — 15 minutes laster than usual — on KJR, 950-AM.


The conversation also will be streamed over the Internet.

Nov.
27th

Lappano mum on WSU interest

UW offensive coordinator Tim Lappano did not want to comment on reports that have listed his name among the candidates for the newly open head coaching job at Washington State. However, Lappano admitted he does want to be a head coach one day. And coach Tyrone Willingham said he believes Lappano and others on his staff would make capable head coaches.


The Huskies are practicing in Dempsey Indoor this week to more closely approximate the 80-degree weather that is forecast for Saturday in Honolulu.


UW quarterback Jake Locker and guard Ryan Tolar have been named to Rivals.com’s

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Nov.
27th

Hawaii now favored by two touchdowns

Hawaii is now a 14-point favorite over UW.


A look at the Warriors:


Coach: June Jones (75-40 in 12th season at Hawaii).


Last week: The Warriors clinched their first outright Western Athletic Conference championship with a 39-27 win Friday over defending champion Boise State.


Against the Huskies: The teams have split two previous meetings. UW won, 53-13, in the 1938 Pineapple Bowl (also called the Poi Bowl). Hawaii won, 10-7, at Husky Stadium in 1973.


Washington connections: The Warriors’ roster includes four players from Washington: OL Daniel Johnson (Issaquah/Skyline), LB Adam Leonard (Seattle/Rainier Beach),

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Nov.
26th

Final: UW 84, Long Beach State 69

Long Beach actually pulled even, 61-61, less than 10 minutes from the end. However, the Huskies dominated from there.


Justin Dentmon had a huge night, leading all scorers with 22 points including going 6-for-6 from the field in the middle stretch when little else was working for the Dawgs.


Washington was horrible from the line, hitting just nine of 26 foul shots … maybe jet lag from New York. The Huskies themselves said they weren’t physically tired. But Romar thought they might have been mentally tired, which could have shown up in the foul shooting and a

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Nov.
26th

Halftime: UW 41, Long Beach 33

The Huskies took control early, running out to a 16-point lead around the middle of the half. However, they seemed to get a bit bored and have allowed the Niners to climb back in.


Washington is featuring uncommonly balanced scoring. Eight Huskies have scored. Joel Smith leads the way with nine points – three 3-pointers. Matthew Bryan-Amaning has eight, Justin Dentmon seven, and Jon Brockman six.


Rebounds are tied at 21 each. UW has committed eight turnovers, LBSU nine. UW is shooting 48.5 percent, Long Beach 36.4 … and they’ve given away a lot of points under the

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Nov.
26th

Notes: Coaches take blame for final Apple Cup TD

No major news out of the UW media briefings today.


However, UW coach Tyrone Willingham said the 35-yard touchdown pass that was the final score in the Huskies’ Apple Cup loss was the result of a miscommunication for which the coaches take responsibility.


No new injuries appear on the UW medical report. However, defensive back Jordan Murchison (ankle) and linebacker Donald Butler (knee) remain questionable.


The Huskies return to practice Tuesday, travel to Hawaii on Friday and will remain in Honolulu for one free day Sunday before flying home Monday.


We also got

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Nov.
26th

Appleby (maybe overly) optimistic about return

I’m at Hec Ed, watching a few Huskies warm up for their game tonight against Long Beach State. Among them is Ryan Appleby, who is running and even shooting despite a cast on his shooting hand.


Durning the NIT Season Tip-Off last week, Appleby said the cast will come off Wednesday and that he hopes to play Saturday when Washington visits Oklahoma State.


However, coach Lorenzo Romar seemed to pour cold water on that timeline yesterday. Romar said that Appleby has always been scheduled to return around mid-December and he has seen nothing to indicate that isn’t

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Nov.
26th

Locker, Savannah, Rankin players of the game

Washington coaches have named their players of the week from the Apple Cup: quarterback Jake Locker on offense, linebacker E.J. Savannah on defense, and retun man Louis Rankin and Chris Stevens on special teams.


Honored for their work on the scout teams were receiver Charles Hawkins, linebacker T.J. Poe and linebacker Cort Dennison.