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Archives: June 2012

June
21st

Thomas set to host elite basketball academy in Tacoma

ISAIAH THOMAS ELITE SKILLS ACADEMY

When: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Where: Henry T. Schatz Boys and Girls Club (3875 South 66th Street, Tacoma, 98409)

Cost: $175.

Skinny: Isaiah Thomas, the Curtis High product who just completed his rookie season in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, is co-directing six summer camps. One of the stops is in his hometown – Tacoma. Boys and girls, ages 6-17, will learn a variety of basketball skills taught by Thomas and other NBA South Sound players such as Nate Robinson, Jamal Crawford and Jason Terry. Each camp participant will

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June
18th

Huskies get wide receiver commit

Sorry this is a few days late. I had a couple of vacation days to burn and was without my computer.

But the Huskies got big commitment from wide receiver Darrell Daniels on Saturday. Daniels is a 6-3, 210 pound target out of Oakland’s Freedom High School, who had offers from every Pac-12 school and also Michigan and Notre Dame.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian likes bigger receivers and Daniels fits the mold with a college level body already.

Scout.com rates Daniels as  four-star recruit. Rivals.com also has Daniels as a four-star recruit. ESPN has him rated 54th in their top 150 athletes.

There’s an even longer video in documentary form about Daniels after the jump

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June
15th

Shaq Thompson officially signs with the Red Sox

UW’s prized safety recruit Shaq Thompson has signed a professional baseball contract with the Boston  Red Sox. But Husky fans shouldn’t panic, he’s still coming to Washington to play football.

He’s just going to try and do both.

The Sacramento Bee has the details on Thompson’s baseball future.

Thompson has already reported to Boston’s spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla. for workouts. He will play for the club’s Rookie Level Gulf Coast League. Thompson said he needs to work on his hitting – he had 18 hits and 18 strikeouts this spring in batting .305 –

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June
15th

A few Friday links — Terrence Ross works out for the Sixers, football schedule reactions

Terrence Ross worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday. There’s video above and here’s another story on him. The Sixers have the 15th pick.

SI’s Sam Amick has his latest mock draft that has Ross going 16th to the Rockets, and Tony Wroten going 25th to the Grizzlies.

At midnight, the new rule where college coaches could start texting recruits kicked in. I’m sure Jabari Bird’s phone was blowing up. USC head coach Kevin O’Neill offered his thoughts on it.  Could football adopt similar recruiting rules?

Speaking

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June
14th

Times and TV information announced for a few Husky football games, including the Apple Cup

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result TV
09/01/12 vs. San Diego State CenturyLink Field 7:30 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
09/08/12 at LSU Baton Rouge, La. TBA TBA
09/15/12 vs. Portland State CenturyLink Field 1:00 p.m. PT FX
09/27/12 vs. Stanford * CenturyLink Field 6:00 p.m. PT ESPN
10/06/12 at Oregon * Eugene, Ore. TBA TBA
10/13/12 vs. USC * CenturyLink Field TBA TBA
10/20/12 at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. TBA TBA
10/27/12 vs. Oregon State * CenturyLink Field TBA TBA
11/02/12 at California * Berkeley, Calif. 6:00 p.m. PT ESPN2
11/10/12 vs. Utah * CenturyLink Field TBA TBA
11/17/12 at Colorado * Boulder, Colo. TBA TBA
11/23/12 at Washington State * TV Pullman, Wash. 12:30 p.m. PT Fox or FX

The Pac 12 announced a start times and TV information for about 70 football games around the conference. Of those 70, five of those were Husky games including the 2013 Apple Cup.

Obviously, the Apple Cup will be received with the most consternation. Not only is it being played on the day after Thanksgiving, but it’s also an early start time. It’s going to cause some problems. I know both Washington AD Scott Woodward and WSU AD Bill Moos were campaigning for a 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. start. But if you like the millions of dollars to pay for new coaches and facilities from the TV contract, you have to take the other stuff.

You see the season opener with San Diego State is 7:30 p.m. start at Century Link.

There are many people wondering about the game at LSU. That’s up to the SEC. But I would assume it will be played at night. LSU prefers to play at night.

The kickoff times and television information for all remaining 2012 UW football games will be announced either 12 or six days prior to each game.

The 6 p.m. start against Stanford is a Thursday game. Husky fans should plan on missing a day and a half of work.

Full Pac-12 schedule with announced times and TV info after the jump

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June
12th

UW hoops releases nonconference schedule

Day Date Opponent (TV) Location Time (PST)
Wed. Oct. 24 Western Washington (Exh.) Seattle, Wash. TBA
Sun. Nov. 11 LOYOLA (MD)/HOF Classic Seattle, Wash. TBA
Tue. Nov. 13 ALBANY/HOF Classic Seattle, Wash. TBA
Sat. Nov. 17 vs. Seton Hall/HOF Classic Uncasville, Conn. TBA
Sun. Nov. 18 vs. Ohio State/Rhode Island Uncasville, Conn. TBA
Sat. Nov. 24 COLORADO STATE Seattle, Wash. TBA
Wed. Nov. 28 SAINT LOUIS Seattle, Wash. TBA
Sun. Dec. 2 CAL STATE FULLERTON Seattle, Wash. TBA
Sat. Dec. 8 NEVADA Seattle, Wash. TBA
Thu. Dec. 13 at Seattle University Seattle, Wash. (Key Arena) TBA
Sat. Dec. 15 JACKSON STATE Seattle, Wash. TBA
Thu. Dec. 20 CAL POLY Seattle, Wash. TBA
Sat. Dec. 22 NORTHERN ILLINOIS Seattle, Wash. TBA

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June
12th

A few post NBA draft combine notes: Ross helps his draft stock

The NBA draft combine was over the weekend. I watched about the point guard workouts, where Tony Wroten looked strong and physical in certain drills, but struggled in the shooting drills.

You can watch the replays of the combine HERE (If you have ESPN3 capable internet provider).

There was some debate about Wroten’s shooting skills. One analyst asked if Wroten’s jumpshot “is broke beyond repair?” I think it can be repaired when some of the fundamental flaws are taken care of. It’s a matter if teams believe the other aspects – size, speed, strength, vision – are enough to

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