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Archives: Jan. 2009

Jan.
27th

Grymes decommits from UW; Idaho bound

Cornerback Aaron Grymes of West Seattle High told Realdawg.com that he has decommitted from UW and will accept a scholarship offer from Idaho instead.


Grymes originally committed to the Tyrone Willingham staff. He changed his mind after the current staff asked him to greyshirt … meaning to delay his enrollment until after next season.


“They talked to my mom about it — instead of redshirting me”, Grymes told RealDawg. “I told the coaches thank you for honoring my scholarship but I didn’t feel that it was going to work out.”

Jan.
27th

Bryan-Amaning fine as UW prepares for UA

MBA is OK, FYI.


UW forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning hurt his foot Thursday in the Huskies’ win over USC. Then he played 19 minutes Saturday in UW’s win over UCLA, grabbing five rebounds. And he practiced Monday. And he was planning on practicing today.


“He’s going to be fine,” coach Lorenzo Romar.


And as you can tell, very little real news came from today’s media meeting with Romar and some of the Huskies, as they prepare for their game Thursday at Arizona.

Jan.
26th

Receivers coach jilts UW for Utes

Washington head football coach Steve Sarkisian announced today that Aaron Roderick — introduced last week as receivers coach, will not be joining the UW staff. Instead, Roderick has decided to stay on at Utah.


This is the second time a university has had to retract a Roderick announcement. About 10 days ago, Utah had announced that he was staying there and accepting a promotion to co-offensive coordinator. Then they had to put out a new release saying he was going to UW instead.


“I handled this whole thing badly,” Roderick said in a Utah press release. “But

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Jan.
26th

Huskies jump into AP rankings at No. 23

After 13 wins over their last 14 games and bolting to the top of the Pac-10 Conference standings, the Huskies have been rewarded with entry into the AP national rankings: debuting at No. 23.


The Huskies swept the Oregon schools on the road two weeks ago and knocked off USC and then-13th-ranked UCLA last week. But while that was enough for media voters, it didn’t get the job done in the coaches’ poll where the Huskies got more votes but remain unranked.


Here are the complete AP and ESPN polls.


This is the Huskies

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Jan.
25th

Recruit reports roll in; TNT names NW Nuggets

There’s a motherlode of UW recruiting information rolling in today. And also, in today’s paper the TNT staff unveils its annual Northwest Nuggest and includes lots of other great recruiting information.


None of those Nuggets have been panned by the Huskies. However, has scooped up at least four new commitments, according to a couple of the recruiting Web sites.


The new commitments came from Tim Tucker, a 6-foot-2, 230 pound linebacker from Harbor City, Calif.,/Narbonne High School; Dominique Gaisie, a 5-10, 170 pound cornerback from Walnut, Calif./Mount San Antonio C.C.; and Semisi Tokolahi, 6-3, 290 pound defensive

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Jan.
24th

UW 86, No. 13 UCLA 75: Maybe football can wait

UW football coach Steve Sarkisian addressed the crowd at halftime, saying — well, yelling — “We can’t wait for Labor Day weekend.”


And while that drew a big cheer, maybe the crowd is having second thoughts now. Maybe they can wait a while for Labor Day … at least through what now promises to be an interesting final week of January, and a very interesting February, and perhaps a mad mad March.


I think those are a couple of the many things the Huskies accomplished with their win over UCLA on Saturday: They made the rest of the

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Jan.
22nd

Final: Washington 78, USC 73

This win, combined with a shocking Cal loss to Oregon State tonight, makes UW and UCLA the Pac-10 co-leaders, each with 5-1 league marks.

And the Bruins come in Saturday.


The Huskies drew their first sellout crowd tonight. Imagine what Saturday will be like.


But first things first:


Star of the game: UW freshman Justin Dentmon led the Huskies with 22 points, and went 11-for-11 from the foul line.


Key stats: In a battle between the two top rebounding teams in the Pac-10, UW inched out a win on the boards, 36-34. Thirteen of those

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