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Huskies men’s basketball team officially adds 4-star prospect Noah Dickerson

Noah Dickerson announced his commitment to the Washington Huskies during his official visit to the campus on Thursday, and the school made it official a few minutes ago: Dickerson, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward prospect from Atlanta, has signed financial-aid paperwork and will join the program this summer with the rest of UW’s now eight-player incoming class.

“We’re ecstatic to have Noah Dickerson join our program,” UW coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement released by the school. “He is a forward that can score on the block, step outside and knock the shot down. He is very versatile and has a great knack for offensive rebounding, just has a nose for the ball. He’s a much needed addition to round out our roster, especially for our front line.”

Dickerson originally signed with Florida — he had offers from several SEC schools, among others — but was granted a release from his letter of intent after Gators coach Billy Donovan left to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He joins an incoming class that includes freshmen Dejounte Murray, David Crisp, Matisse Thybulle, Marquese Chriss, Dominic Green and Devenir Duruisseau, junior-college transfer Malik Dime and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe, who must sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.

Dickerson is UW’s fifth top-100 recruit (per Scout.com) to sign in the 2015 class. That’s more than any other school in the country.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to play at the University of Washington,” Dickerson said in a statement. “Coach Romar is a great coach and a great man which is a big thing for me and my family. I came up here last year and fell in love with the city and the school. I can’t wait to be a part of bringing something special back to the Washington program.” Read more »


4-star forward prospect Noah Dickerson commits to Huskies

The Huskies men’s basketball team received yet another commitment for its 2015 recruiting class.

Noah Dickerson, a 4-star power forward prospect from Atlanta who originally signed with the University of Florida before backing out following coach Billy Donavan’s departure to the NBA, announced via Twitter that he plans to play for the Huskies next season.

Dickerson is currently in Seattle taking an official visit. He had also scheduled a visit to California for Saturday, but is no longer taking that trip.

He should be an immediate contributor in a Huskies frontcourt that became perilously thin with the transfer of Jernard Jarreau and the graduation of Shawn Kemp Jr. Read more »


Former Huskies DB Al Worley included on 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

The National Football Foundation announced on Tuesday the 76 names included on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, and the list includes former Huskies defensive back Al Worley.

Worley, who played at UW from 1966-68, set the NCAA single-season record for interceptions — he picked off 14 passes in 10 games as a senior in 1968 — and was a consensus All-America selection that year, too. Read more »


Kickoff times, TV information announced for five Huskies football games

The Pac-12 announced kickoff times and TV information on Monday for several of its games for the 2015 season.

It was already known that Washington’s (Friday) Sept. 4 season opener at Boise State will kickoff at 7:15 p.m. and air on ESPN. The times and TV information for four other UW games are now available, too.

The Huskies’ Sept. 12 home opener against Sacramento State will kickoff at 11 a.m. and air on Pac-12 Networks, and UW’s Sept. 19 home game against Utah State will kickoff at 2 p.m. and air on Pac-12 Networks.

Additionally, UW’s Thursday, Oct. 8 game at USC will kickoff at 6 p.m. and air on ESPN, and the Apple Cup, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 27 (the day after Thanksgiving), will kickoff at either 12:30 or 1 p.m. and air on FOX Sports 1. Read more »


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 »