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Archives: July 2015

July
15th

A change to the News Tribune’s blog format

Starting Thursday all of our sports blogs will have a new look.

The blogs are being moved into the main site from our blog platform. We are aiming to go live with the new site around 11:30 a.m.

To readers, the postings and stories will look largely the same and look better on mobile.

The main difference is in how you comment. You will need a Facebook account through which to sign in so you can comment on the blog. Otherwise, the content you’ve come to expect will be the same.

We hope you like the new look as we

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July
9th

4-star linebacker prospect Camilo Eifler commits to Huskies

Camilo Eifler, a highly-regarded linebacker prospect from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif., announced on Thursday a commitment to play football for the Washington Huskies.

Eifler announced his commitment on ESPNU from Beaverton, Ore., where he is attending The Opening, a recruiting camp for high-profile prospects. He chose the Huskies over other finalists Oregon, UCLA and California. Eifler also holds offers from Michigan, Texas A&M, and a few other Pac-12 schools. Read more »

July
2nd

Bovada sets over/under for Huskies’ win total at 4 (but favors the over)

The online gambling site Bovada has released over/under lines for each major-college football team’s regular-season 2015 win total, and Washington’s over/under is set at four wins.

There’s a bit of a caveat there. These aren’t predictions, necessarily. They’re simply betting lines constructed to encourage as much action as possible on both sides. And in UW’s case, the line is a little different than most other teams, in that Bovada has set odds that clearly favor the “over.” The money line on the “over” for UW is -350 (meaning a person would have to bet $350 just to win $100), while the money line on the “under” is +225 (meaning a successful $100 bet would yield a $225 profit). So, Bovada has essentially installed the “over” as a heavy favorite, in UW’s case. No other Pac-12 team’s over/under odds differ as drastically, making it a bit of a strange line.

Here are Bovada’s over/under lines for the rest of the Pac-12: Read more »