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Archives: May 2014

May
30th

Lorenzo Romar talks Bob Houbregs, freshman eligibility on KJR

Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was a guest on Sports Radio KJR yesterday with Elise Woodward and Bob Condotta.

Among the topics discussed: the death of UW legend Bob Houbregs, and the proposal by Pac-12 presidents that freshmen men’s basketball players be declared ineligible to play their first year.

May
29th

Kickoff times set for Eastern Washington, Illinois games

The Pac-12 announced a handful of kickoff times for the upcoming 2014 football season, and two of those times were for Washington games.

The Huskies’ home opener against Eastern Washington on Sept. 6 will kickoff at noon and will be broadcast by the Pac-12 Networks, and UW’s Sept. 13 home game against Illinois will kickoff at 1 p.m. on FOX.

It was announced a few weeks back that UW’s season opener at Hawaii on Aug. 30 will kickoff at 5 p.m. Pacific Time and will be broadcast by the CBS Sports Network. Read more »

May
28th

Bob Houbregs, former UW men’s basketball star, has died at 82

Washington Coach Tippy Dye gives strategy talk to Husky star Bob Houbregs during western regional NCAA first-round game with Seattle University in Corvallis, Ore., on March 13, 1953. Houbregs went on to score 45 points a new tourney record in the game, sparking his team to a 92-70 victory. (AP Photo/Ed Johnson)
Washington Coach Tippy Dye talks to Husky star Bob Houbregs during western regional NCAA first-round game with Seattle University in Corvallis, Ore., on March 13, 1953. Houbregs went on to score 45 points a new tourney record in the game, sparking his team to a 92-70 victory. (AP Photo/Ed Johnson)

Bob Houbregs, the former Washington Huskies basketball star whose jersey hangs from the Hec Edmundson Pavilion rafters, died this morning, a school spokesperson confirmed. He was 82.

Houbregs, a native of Vancouver, B.C., attended Queen Anne High School in Seattle and played at UW from 1951 to 1953. He is recognized as one of the best players in school history. A 6-foot-7 center, his 1,774 career points rank fifth all-time at UW, and he holds school records for points in a game (49 against Idaho in 1953) and points in a season (846 total and 25.6 per game in 1953). He also ranks second in school history in career scoring average (19.5 points per game). Read more »

May
27th

2014 UW schedule previews: Stanford

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan passes against Michigan State during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan passes against Michigan State during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Our series of Washington opponent previews continues with a look at UW’s first Pac-12 game of the 2014 season — Stanford, the defending conference champion.

STANFORD AT WASHINGTON, Saturday, Sept. 27 (Kickoff time TBA)

STADIUM: This is obviously a UW home game at Husky Stadium, the Huskies’ fourth in a row before heading back on the road. Stanford’s home stadium is, simply, Stanford Stadium. Demolished and rebuilt prior to the 2006 season, it now seats 50,000. Fun fact: media park in the groves among the trees, across the street. Read more »

May
23rd

Andrew Andrews will represent UW in China as part of Pac-12 All-Star team

Junior guard Andrew Andrews has been selected as Washington’s representative on a Pac-12 All-Star team that will travel to China to play four games this summer.

Curtis High School alum and Tacoma native DaVonte Lacy will represent Washington State. The team will be coached by Utah coach Larry Krystokowiak. Former Oregon State coach Craig Robinson was originally selected to coach the team, but he was fired by OSU earlier this month.

According to a release from UW, the Pac-12 intended to include representatives from each member school, but the academic schedules at Oregon and UCLA conflicted with the tour dates. Utah (3) and OSU (2) are the only schools sending multiple players. Read more »

May
22nd

Lincoln HS guard Ahmaad Rorie chooses Oregon over UW, WSU

By Todd Milles/Staff writer

It was crunch time – again – for Lincoln High School’s Ahmaad Rorie.

With the clock ticking down – the signing period for 2014 was set to expire Wednesday – the Abes’ point guard made one final life-changing decision, all while keeping his cool.

Three weeks after asking for his release from California, Rorie announced Thursday in his home high school gymnasium that he would remain in the Pac-12, choosing to sign with Oregon over Washington.  Read more »

May
20th

UW 2014 schedule previews: Georgia State

Georgia State coach Trent Miles used to coach running backs at Washington. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Georgia State coach Trent Miles used to coach running backs at Washington. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Our series of Washington opponent previews continues today with a look at Georgia State, whom the Huskies will host in Week 4. This is the final game of what is perceived to be a pretty easy early slate, one that should produce a 4-0 record. Stanford comes to Seattle in Week 5.

GEORGIA STATE AT WASHINGTON, Saturday, Sept. 20 (Kickoff time TBA)

STADIUM: Another home game at Husky Stadium, obviously, but in case you were curious, Georgia State plays its home games at the Georgia Dome. Its listed capacity for GSU games is 28,155. Read more »