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Category: Pac-12

Sep.
18th

Morning links: Scooping and scoring, Kasen Williams and Pac-12 news

Chris Petersen meets with reporters later this morning for the final time before Washington’s 3 p.m. game Saturday against Georgia State at Husky Stadium (Pac-12 Networks). And now … links.

Here’s our story in today’s newspaper about the Huskies’ emphasis on scoring touchdowns off turnovers, which sometimes means scooping a fumble instead of falling on it.

The Huskies got another recruit to commit yesterday. Read more »

Sep.
17th

Morning links: Georgia State’s UW ties, UW’s 2015 schedule and Robert Upshaw

Georgia State, Washington’s opponent on Saturday, is the subject of our story in today’s newspaper. More specifically, Georgia State’s coaches. More specifically, five of Georgia State’s coaches. That and more in today’s links.

Here is that story, discussing the paths Trent Miles, Tim Lappano, Luke Huard, J.D. Williams and Ronnie Fouch took from Washington to Georgia State.

An excerpt: Read more »

Sep.
16th

Morning links: Cyler Miles as captain, other Huskies notes

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles, right, scrambles with the ball as Illinois' DeJazz Woods, left, attempts the tackle in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle. Washington beat Illinois 44-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles, right, scrambles with the ball as Illinois’ DeJazz Woods, left, attempts the tackle in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle. Washington beat Illinois 44-19. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Defensive players and coaches will be available for interviews later today, with some morning links available in two seconds.

Here’s our story in today’s newspaper about Cyler Miles being named a team captain against Illinois, and his recent focus on trying to become a leader. Read more »

Sep.
14th

Morning links: Wrapping up the Huskies’ 44-19 victory over Illinois

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles greets fans after an NCAA college football game between Washington and Illinois Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles greets fans after an NCAA college football game between Washington and Illinois Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Three games are in the books. Let’s recap Washington’s win over Illinois, as well as other scores around the conference, with our Sunday morning links.

Here’s our game story in today’s newspaper.

And our notebook.

And John McGrath’s column on Shaq Thompson. Read more »

Sep.
13th

Gameday links: Washington vs. Illinois on tap from Montlake

The Huskies run onto the field before last week's game against Eastern Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Huskies run onto the field before last week’s game against Eastern Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

We’re a few hours away from Washington’s 1 p.m. game against Illinois at Husky Stadium. You can watch the game on FOX. You can listen on KOMO 1000 AM or 97.7 FM. And you can prepare for all of that with some gameday reading, courtesy of the following links.

— Our advance of the game focuses on Washington trying to put together a complete performance after two shaky victories to start the season. Read more »

Sep.
11th

Pac-12 picks, Week 3: UCLA-Texas is toughest call

Clap your hands if you feel a Texas cover coming this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Clap your hands like this dude if you feel a Texas cover coming this week. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

There should be a few more blowouts on tap this week, with Pac-12 teams mostly finishing up their nonconference schedules. With that said, we’ll probably miss three or four of them.

All games Saturday, for once. Lines are for entertainment and gambling purposes only. As always, the pick for the Washington game will come in a separate post on Friday. (Spread is in parentheses.) All lines courtesy of VegasInsider.com.

Last week: 11-0 straight up, 7-3 against the spread

Season: 20-3 straight up, 10-8 against the spread Read more »

Sep.
11th

Pac-12 power rankings and national top 25, Week 3

Stay in the box, Pat. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Stay in the box, Pat. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

It’s Week 3, and you know what that means, especially if you read the headline. Now for the form spiel:

Longtime readers of the News Tribune know that during football season, we publish a Pac-12 power ranking and national top 25 each week. (Also, just want to note that I don’t have a vote in the AP poll this year, so this ranking doesn’t go anywhere but in Thursday’s newspaper. And here.)

Pac-12 power rankings, Week 3 (And a quick note here — the conference power ranking isn’t intended to be a predicted order of finish, or even an order of the best teams, so it might appear more skewed week-to-week than the national ranking. The conference ranking is a weekly snapshot intended to reflect which teams play the best, week to week, which teams are on hot streaks, and which teams are trending downward. For example: Stanford is not the 10th-best team in the Pac-12. But this week, it is the No. 10 team in our power rankings, despite remaining in our national top 25. Hope that makes sense.) Read more »