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Updated APR numbers released: Huskies football team ranks 2nd in Pac-12, men’s basketball 4th

The NCAA released its most updated Academic Progress Rate numbers on Tuesday, and all University of Washington teams are again well above the threshold needed to avoid penalties.

The football team increased its 4-year rolling average to 977 (up from 967 a year ago), after posting a single-year score of 972 in 2013-14. That’s good for second in the Pac-12, behind only Stanford (987).

And the basketball team holds steady at fourth in the conference with a four-year rolling average of 984 — same as last year — which is behind the perfect scores (1000) of Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State. UW’s single-year 2013-14 score was 979.

The four-year averages of UW’s football and men’s basketball teams are well above the national average. That and more — including a more detailed explanation of APR calculations — can be found in the NCAA’s official release.

Here’s a link to the database if you’d like to explore the numbers further.

And here’s a link to scores for all of UW’s athletics teams.

And here’s how the rest of the Pac-12 fared (multi-year rates): Read more »


USA Today: UW ranked second among public Pac-12 schools in athletic-department revenue in 2014

USA Today released its annual examination of athletic-department finances today, and the University of Washington ranked second among public Pac-12 schools and 20th nationally in total revenue in 2014 (technically, the reporting period is from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 — so, broadly, the 2013-14 academic school year).

UW reported $100,275,187 in revenue, $86,097,137 in expenses, and a 3.54 percent subsidy.

That revenue total is an increase of more than $15 million from the previous year, and that difference was largely due to an increase in ticket sales (up to $28,488,448 in 2013-14 from $19,895,534 in 2012-13) and rights/licensing fees (an increase of just less than $8 million), according to USA Today’s data. Contributions were down slightly in 2013-14. Click on Washington’s name in the overall ranking to view the breakdown. Read more »


4-star running back prospect Sean McGrew commits to Huskies

Sean McGrew, a 4-star running back prospect from St. John Bosco High School who is rated by Scout.com as the top running back on the West Coast, announced on Wednesday during a ceremony at his school that he plans to play for the Washington Huskies.

Scout.com also rates McGrew, listed at 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, as the No. 10 running back prospect in the 2016 class. His Hudl highlights are posted above.

“I always had a great vibe with the coaches at Washington,” McGrew told Scout.com. “I could tell they really wanted me and I know I’ll be happy there for the next four years. That was a big part of it, I wanted a school where I would enjoy being a student and where the coaches had my back and that was Washington for me.” Read more »


Huskies CB Jermaine Kelly will transfer

At the bottom of UW’s official announcement regarding John Ross III’s season-ending leg injury is another bit of personnel news: sophomore cornerback Jermaine Kelly has decided to transfer from the program.

Kelly started the Huskies’ first two games at cornerback last season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in practice during the week of the Illinois game. He missed the rest of the season, and was sidelined throughout spring practices. Read more »


Huskies WR John Ross III out for 2015 season with leg injury

Washington's John Ross returns a kickoff against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Washington’s John Ross returns a kickoff against Arizona State in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Huskies receiver and kick returner John Ross III, the team’s best returning playmaker, will miss the 2015 season due to a leg injury suffered during spring practices, the UW announced on Thursday afternoon.

Ross had relatively minor knee surgery in January — he also missed the Georgia State game last season with a knee problem — and was mostly a non-participant during UW’s spring practices. But he appeared to tweak his knee doing some light running during a practice on April 17, when he left the field and received attention from the training staff. Read more »


Michael Hartvigson, Jesse Callier to try out at Seahawks rookie minicamp (plus updates on other Huskies)

A pair of former Huskies, TE Michael Hartvigson and RB Jesse Callier, tweeted about opportunities they will have in the near future to try out for a chance to catch on with the Seattle Seahawks. Read more »


WR Kasen Williams reportedly signs with Bengals

Kasen Williams wasn’t drafted, but it appears the former Huskies receiver will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Williams, whose career at Washington was plagued by a gruesome leg injury suffered eight games into the 2013 season, has reportedly signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent. Read more »


Agent tweets Andrew Hudson has agreed to terms with Buffalo Bills

Former Huskies defensive end Andrew Hudson, who had 77 tackles and 12.5 sacks as a fifth-year senior in 2014, has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Bills, according to a tweet by his agent.

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