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Archives: May 2008

May
31st

Bellingham begins its week in the UW sun

Huskies’ eyes will turn north to Bellingham for a couple of events this week.


On Friday, UW quarterback Jake Locker is expected to return to the outfield as the Bellingham Bells summer baseball team begin their season.


On Thursday, Locker will appear at the Bellingham stop of the UW Coaches Tour, featuring Tyrone Willingham, Lorenzo Romar, Tia Jackson and others. Locker, of course, is a native of nearby Ferndale.


More information is available at the UW Alumni Association Web site.

May
31st

Crowded UW backcourt could fit in Bellarmine pair

Bellarmine point guard Abdul Gaddy no longer considers himself committed to Arizona, and says he and Bellarmine shooting guard Avery Bradley are listening to interested teams as a pair.


It’s quite a pair, as Scout.com lists Gaddy as the nation’s No. 2 point guard, and Bradley as the No. 9 shooting guard.


UW has scholarship space available if the pair want to stay home — four seniors depart after the coming season and the Huskies have no announced commits for the class of ’09. However, the class of ’08 is bringing in three highly regarded guards, so

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May
30th

2008 UW Hall of Fame inductees announced

Four All-Americans, a national coach of the year and a pair of national champion rowing squads are among the individuals and teams selected to enter the Husky Hall of Fame as its Class of 2008, the school’s Big “W” Club announced today.


The class is made up of football players Blair Bush and Mark Stewart, former women’s tennis coach Mary DeLay, record-setting baseball player Chris Magruder, women’s soccer standout Hope Solo, the IRA national champion 1997 men’s varsity eight crew and the NCAA team champion 1997 women’s crew.


The complete release is available at GoHuskies.com.

May
30th

USC/Bush: Trial first, NCAA later?

Last time we were discussing the allegations regarding improper payments to one-and-done basketball star O.J. Mayo at USC, some of you asked for an update on the NCAA’s investigation into similar allegations regarding former USC football star Reggie Bush.


Not much, as far as I can tell. Bush is moving into a civil suit brought by one of his accusers, and it seems that the NCAA wants to see what comes from that before announcing anything from its own investigation.


Here’s an update from ESPN.com.

May
29th

Juan Garcia progressing as expected

Here’s an update from the UW sports information department regarding starting center Juan Garcia, who suffered a potentially carrer ending foot injury during spring practice.


Shortly after the injury, Garcia decided against immediate surgery and in favor of rest and rehabilitation, which he felt was his best chance of playing a meaningful role in the 2008 footballs season:


Here’s the update from UW:


Juan visited with a specialist on Tuesday and the doctors remain optimistic that the conservative approach toward recovery is progressing as expected. They are remaining with the rehabilitation schedule that was prescribed at the

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May
27th

Hoops update: Health, scholarships, etc.

Coach Lorenzo Romar said that Jon Brockman’s Friday surgery (see post below) went well, and that his All-Pac-10 forward should be running in a month and fully ready for the start of the new season.


“Jon has a chance to be an All-American next year,” he said, “and we’ve got a chance to be a very good basketball team.”


Romar said he bases his optimism on the fact that there are more returning veterans with solid histories of playing together, and also on his belief that the team’s guard play will be “much improved.”


However, he cautioned

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May
27th

Brockman surgery for bone spurs

UW forward Jon Brockman underwent surgery Friday to remove bone spurs from his left ankle.


The issue isn’t considered a threat to his availability for the coming season.


However, we’re supposed to get word from Coach Romar a bit before noon, and I’ll click back in with more details then.