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July
8th

Mario Bailey, Ja’Warren Hooker part of 2014 Husky Hall of Fame class

Washington announced its 2014 Husky Hall of Fame inductees on Tuesday, and the list includes three former football players.

Mario Bailey, Ja’Warren Hooker and Dave Williams will join Christal Morrison (volleyball), Joseph Kearney (administration), Anna (Mickelson) Cummins (women’s crew), the 2008 national champion women’s cross country team and the 2009 national champion softball team in this year’s class.

Here’s the release from UW: Read more »

June
1st

Report: Damore’ea Stringfellow transferring to Nebraska

According to Huskers Illustrated, a 247Sports affiliate, former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow has signed the necessary paperwork to make official his transfer to Nebraska.

Washington announced earlier this month that Stringfellow would transfer. He was suspended by UW coach Chris Petersen in early February while being investigated for assault. Stringfellow eventually pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious mischief. He was sentenced to five days on a work crew, and was ordered to either pay $693 in fines or serve 70 hours of community service. Read more »

May
9th

WSU’s Deone Bucannon one of three Pac-12 players drafted in first round

Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon looks on during the NCAA college football Pac-12 Media Day on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon looks on during the NCAA college football Pac-12 Media Day on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Bishop Sankey are likely to hear their names called during today’s second and third rounds of the NFL draft. Rob Rang, for example, predicts each will be selected within the first 11 picks today. But in terms of local players, Thursday’s first round was all about Washington State safety Deone Bucannon, who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 27th overall pick.

Bucannon, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks were the only Pac-12 players selected in the first round.

If you want to join a virtual hangout with Seferian-Jenkins during today’s draft, you can do so through Google. Read more »

April
2nd

Quoting Bishop Sankey after UW Pro Day

Here’s what running back Bishop Sankey had to say after UW’s Pro Day.

(On Pro Day) “It went good. I came out, just wanted to catch the ball, show them I had natural hands. I wanted to look smooth running routes, looking smooth as well in the drills and everything. It went quicker than expected. I ran the 60-yard shuttle, I wasn’t expecting to do that but they asked me to run it because I didn’t run it at the combine. So I did that, knocked that out, then after that just really ran a few routes and did some drills.” Read more »

July
14th

Ross scores 21 points in NBA summer league debut

Terrence Ross scored 21 points, including three 3-pointers in his NBA summer league debut yesterday in Las Vegas for the Toronto Raptors. Toronto lost 91-83, but Ross showed some flair with a couple of sick dunks. Ross will be back in action on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.  The game will be televised on the NBA network.

Here’s some video highlights

Here’s a postgame interview with Ross.

And here’s another interview

Tony Wroten makes his debut today at 1

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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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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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