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Archives: July 2011

July
7th

Short-yardage rusher list just got shorter

Coach Steve Sarkisian sorely needed an alternative to tailback Chris Polk in short-yardage situations last season, especially in the red zone for Washington.

His options just became abbrievated Thursday when the university announced that bullish tailback Deontae Cooper (knee) will miss the upcoming season, and fullback Zach Fogerson (head) has been dismissed permanently because of injuries.

Fogerson missed the last part of spring ball because of a concussion – and had still been feeling the effects of it in the following months.

“(Fogerson) has been medically disqualified because of concussions,” UW coach Steve Sarkisian said on Thursday afternoon. “It’s unfortunate,

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July
7th

Shawn Kemp Jr. signs on as a Husky

Here’s the news from the school:

Lorenzo Romar announced the addition of Shawn Kemp, Jr. to the 2011-12 Husky men’s basketball roster. Kemp is the son of the former Seattle SuperSonics legend by the same name.

“We’re happy to have Shawn Kemp, Jr. join our program,” Romar said of the 6-foot-9, 265-pound forward. “He gives us additional size and athleticism up front.”

Kemp attended post graduate school at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. and originally signed with Auburn in November 2009. Prior to attending Hargrave Military Academy, Kemp played for Cherokee HS in Canton, Ga. where he averaged

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July
1st

Huskies get a start time to kick off 2011 … 4 p.m.

A season-opening kickoff has been finalized – UW football will be underway at 4 p.m. PDT on Sept. 3.

In fact, the university announced Friday that kickoffs foir both back-to-back home games have been set – 4 p.m. on Sept. 3 against NCAA Division I-AA champion Eastern Washington, and 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 against Hawaii.

Both games will be televised by Root Sports (formerly Fox Sports Northwest).

The UW heads into the season with 50 consecutive of its games on live television.

July
1st

Now, it’s officially the Pac-12

Here’s the announcement from the league:

Expanding for the first time since 1978, the Pac-10 officially becomes the Pac-12 today with the addition of the University of Colorado and the University of Utah, opening a new chapter in the Conference’s long history.

With more than 120 Nobel Laureates across all of its campuses and the first ever to reach 400 NCAA Championships, the Conference is synonymous with both academic excellence and athletic success, having earned the nickname the “Conference of Champions”®.

Colorado and Utah fit perfectly into this tradition, bringing nationally recognized research programs and a record of athletic excellence that includes 42 NCAA titles. They become the first new Conference members since Arizona and Arizona State were added exactly 33 years ago today, joining California, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.

“This is a very exciting day and a historic moment for our Conference, for college athletics and for Colorado and Utah,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “Our Conference was built on a pioneering spirit and through innovation that has contributed to some of the most valuable advancements in this country and the world. Colorado and Utah share those core values and instantly enhance the strength of our Conference both academically and athletically.”
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