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Archives: March 2014


Jake Browning says UW commitment is ‘like a weight lifted off my shoulders’

Here’s an updated story on quarterback prospect Jake Browning, who announced his oral commitment to Washington earlier today. We spoke with Browning on the phone a little while ago.

SEATTLE – It didn’t take coach Chris Petersen long to land an oral commitment from a quarterback for the 2015 recruiting class.

Jake Browning, one of the top recruits on the west coast, announced on Monday that he plans to play football for the Washington Huskies. Browning, who is 6-foot-2 and said he weighs about 202 to 205 pounds, earned a bevy of regional and national awards after throwing for 5,737 yards and 75 touchdowns during his junior season at Folsom (Calif.) High School. Read more »


Update: QB Cyler Miles won’t be charged in connection with alleged assault; Seattle Times reports Stringfellow to face two counts of misdemeanor assault

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles will not be charged with a crime in connection with an alleged Feb. 2 assault, The News Tribune has learned. KING 5 first reported the decision. UPDATE: And according to The Seattle Times, per an anonymous source, receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow will be charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of malicious mischief. The King County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday that the case is still under review.

Miles and Stringfellow have been indefinitely suspended from the UW football team since Feb. 6. Neither has participated in a practice this spring. There has been no official change to their status with the team, according to a UW spokesperson.

Here are the details of the accusations, as written in a previous story: Read more »


QB Jake Browning gives commitment to UW

It appears as if coach Chris Petersen has already secured his quarterback for the class of 2015.

Jake Browning, whom Scout.com rates as a 4-star prospect and the No. 7 quarterback prospect in his recruiting class, announced on Twitter that he plans to sign with and play football for Washington.

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Midnight links: Keith Price will throw about 60 passes at Pro Day, he writes

In what has been a pretty cool feature leading up to the NFL draft, former Washington quarterback Keith Price has been writing a regular diary for USA Today. His latest installment discusses his childhood, his hometown of Compton, Calif., and lays out his plans for Pro Day, which will be held at UW on Wednesday.

From the story: Read more »


Midnight links: Pac-12 shut out of Final Four

Though a case could have been made for UCLA, the only Pac-12 team with a real, live, reasonable expectation of reaching the Final Four was No. 1 seed Arizona. The Wildcats fell one victory — and one point — short. Here are links.

— First, an updated look at our TNT Bracket Challenge standings.

— Indeed, Arizona’s tournament run came to an end on Saturday night in Anaheim, as No. 2 seed Wisconsin pulled out a 64-63 victory. Read more »


Desmond Simmons will transfer from UW basketball program

Desmond Simmons will transfer from the Washington Huskies men’s basketball program, UW coach Lorenzo Romar confirmed.

Simmons wrote a message on his Instagram account on Friday night thanking UW fans for their support over the last four seasons, then wrote that he is transferring. Simmons, who was a redshirt junior in 2013-14, has one year of eligibility left. Assuming he leaves UW with his degree, he will be eligible to play somewhere next season as a fifth-year senior. Read more »


Midnight links: Arizona still alive, but UCLA, Stanford bow out of NCAA tournament

Three of yesterday’s four NCAA tournament games involved Pac-12 teams, but only Arizona emerged victorious. Stanford and UCLA each lost. Here are links.

— Arizona’s Sweet 16 game against San Diego State was what most thought it would be — a tough defensive battle between two teams pretty similar in style. But the Wildcats scored 42 points in the second half and pulled away down the stretch for a 70-64 victory. They advance to face Wisconsin for a spot in the Final Four. Read more »


Romar on the radio: Return of UW-Gonzaga series ‘closer than people think’

Washington Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar was in studio Wednesday morning with Mitch Levy on KJR 950 AM. The two covered a variety of topics, ranging from the NBA’s one-and-done rule, to the NCAA tournament, to whether Washington will resume its series with Gonzaga.

It was a fairly light-hearted segment, with Romar speaking pretty candidly in response to nearly every question he was asked. Perhaps of most interest were his comments toward the end of the show, when Levy brought up the subject of Washington state Senator Michael Baumgartner’s proposed legislation to force the Huskies and Gonzaga to play each other every season.

To that, Romar replied, “We don’t need all that for us to play again. I said we’re going to end up playing again. We don’t need all that. There it is.” Read more »