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Archives: May 2012

May
31st

Lupoi limited in recruiting because of secondary violation

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports is reporting that recently hired defensive line coach and recruiting whiz Tosh Lupoi has been pulled off the road from spring recruiting after committing a secondary NCAA violation.

From the story …

According to the school, the secondary violation occurred when Lupoi, widely considered one of the best recruiters in college football, publicized the visit of a prospective student-athlete who ultimately did not commit to UW by confirming information about the recruit to members of the Dawg Pack student section at a men’s basketball game.

A school spokesman declined to go into specifics about

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May
31st

Checking in on the NBA mock drafts after the lottery

The NBA held the draft lottery and while I won’t go all conspiracy theory on the situation, we can now look at mock drafts differently with the draft order mostly set, save for the final four teams still playing.

So where are Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten being projected to go?

ESPN Chad Ford’s new mock draft has Ross going 13th to the Suns, and Wroten still going 23rd to the Hawks.

Sports Illustrated’s Sam Amick in his mock draft also has Ross going 13th to the Suns and Wroten going 20th to the Nuggets

Yahoo Sports’

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May
30th

Husky hoops receive first commit for Class of 2013

The Husky hoops team picked up their first verbal commit of the 2013 recruiting class when point guard Nigel Williams-Goss tweeted his commitment to the Huskies (above).

Williams-Goss then wrote in a blog post for the National Recruiting Spotlight about his reasons for choosing UW.

From his blog post …

The factor that I was looking for when making my decision was first and foremost the relationship I had with the coaching staff. As a point guard I feel that the relationship with the coach is essential in a team’s success! I also know

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May
30th

Lawyer Milloy, Dave Hoffmann to be inducted into Husky hall of fame

University of Washington announced the inductees for the 2012 Husky Hall of Fame class, which includes two stand-out football players form the Huskies glory days.

Hard hitting safety Lawyer Milloy (1993-95)  and linebacker Dave Hoffman (1989-92) were part of the six person class that also Chet Crile (men’s tennis, 1990-93), Giuliana Mendiola (women’s basketball, 2001-04),  Tiffany Simpson (women’s gymnastics, 1996-98, 2000), and O.D. Vincent III (men’s golf, 1987-89, 1991).

“We are excited to welcome such a heralded group into the Husky Hall of Fame,” John Otness, Director of the Big W Club said. “These former student-athletes all enjoyed tremendous

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May
29th

Former Husky Johnie Kirton passes away

Two days after scoring the game-winning touchdown for the San Jose SaberCats, former UW fullback/linemen Johnnie Kirton passed away at the age of 26.

Details out of San Jose are limited. Here’s the story from the Mercury News

“It is with great shock and sadness that we confirm that Johnie Kirton has passed away,” said SaberCats owner/head coach Darren Arbet. “He was such a great kid, and in the short time he was in San Jose he was such a valued member of our organization’s family. Johnie was a great team guy and hard-nosed player, and he

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May
28th

How tough is the Husky 2012 football schedule?

Date Opponent
09/01/12 vs. San Diego State
09/08/12 at LSU
09/15/12 vs. Portland State
09/27/12 vs. Stanford
10/06/12 at Oregon
10/13/12 vs. USC
10/20/12 at Arizona
10/27/12 vs. Oregon State
11/02/12 at California
11/10/12 vs. Utah
11/17/12 at Colorado
11/23/12 at Washington State

Just looking at the schedule above, you know it isn’t tough.  A trip to Death Valley in your second game of the season

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May
24th

Taking the NCAA recruiting rules test

Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples sat next to Mississippi State coaches and took the NCAA rules test. What he found out was how truly insane, mundane and ludicrous some of the rules are.

From the story

For instance, did you know that a football coach may not have in-person, on- and off-campus contact with a prospect who was certified as an academic non-qualifier and is in his first year at a junior college? Neither did I — until I guessed the correct answer to question No. 6 after 10 frustrating minutes rooting through the manual. Why does

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