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Archives: Dec. 2007

Dec.
29th

Huskies starting slowly

The Huskies hit just three of their first 18 shots (16.7 percent) and have fallen behind early, 24-13.


If they can begin finding the hole they’ve got every chance here, because so far this is about as quiet and gentle a crowd as they could hope to find on the road.

Dec.
29th

Huskies at LSU: Countdown to tipoff

The crowd is drifting into Pete Maravich Assembly Center for today’s UW-LSU game.


A crowd of about 7,500-8,000 is expected. That’s partly because school isn’t in session, and partly because the campus — the state, really — is nearly fully focused on the BCS championship game next week 90 miles south in New Orleans.


Unfortunately, the Northwest audience is likely to be close to zero, as the game won’t be on conventional over-the-air or cable TV. It might be available on FSN-South on some dish packages, and on ESPN’s pay-per-view offerings on some cable systems.


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Dec.
28th

Huskies enjoying Southern visit

The Huskies practiced today at Pete Maravich Assembly Center for their Saturday game at LSU.


It was a lot of fun especially to see Ryan Appleby taking in the hollowed ground of his longtime hero, Pete Maravich.


“Just seeing a lot of the film of Pistol Pete and seeing him when he was on campus, and things like that, it’s almost a little eerie I guess knowing that he walked around here at one time,” he said.


While this was Appleby’s first time at LSU, coach Lorenzo Romar had been twice before: once with Athletes in

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Dec.
28th

LSU coach John Brady targets Brockman

I just spent a few minutes with LSU basketball coach John Brady, talking out his team’s game with Washington tomorrow.


Brady’s Tigers are a long a lean team – plenty of blocked shots — but not very physical — not good rebounders. That makes UW’s Jon Brockman a particular concern in the game tomorrow. He says he plans to use a combination of man and zone, and double-teams, and to try to force Brockman to receive the ball out of his comfort zone.


Here’s a little more, in his own words:


JOHN BRADY

On the difference

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Dec.
27th

Tim Morris suffers broken nose in practice

Tim Morris, a starting guard on the Washington men’s basketball team, suffered a broken nose in practice Thursday.


He was taken to University Hospital, but was released in time to travel with the team to Louisiana, where the Huskies will meet LSU on Saturday. He is expected to be available to play with a protective mask.


Also available is starting guard Ryan Appleby, who suffered back spasms last weekend against Cal State Northridge.

Dec.
27th

Two-year contract to lure UCLA’s Walker?

Even with full silence at UW, all indications point to UCLA assistant DeWayne Walker as Tyrone Willingham’s top choice for the Huskies’ defensive coordinator position.


However, Walker may have other options.


According to several reports, Walker met with UCLA officials Wednesday morning about the Bruins’ head job, and then had a face-to-face meeting with Willingham later in the day.


Some reports indicate that Willingham may have sweetened the pot by suggesting a two-year contract, which could ease Walker’s concerns about the fate of the UW staff beyond the 2008 season.


However, there’s no way to

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Dec.
27th

Huskies heading to LSU


The Washington Huksies’ visit LSU at noon Saturday. And LSU basketball now and forever is linked with Pistol Pete Maravich, who played there 1966-70. I happened to be growing up in Louisiana back then, and my memories of discovering Pete remain vivid. I try to tell a little about what it was like in my Friday column.


Meanwhile, here’s the real thing.