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July
2nd

DE Josh Shirley, OL Taylor Hindy leave UW football team

Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias (18) drops back to pass under pressure from Washington's Josh Shirley in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias (18) drops back to pass under pressure from Washington’s Josh Shirley during a game in 2013. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington coach Chris Petersen announced via statement today that fifth-year senior defensive end Josh Shirley and third-year sophomore offensive lineman Taylor Hindy have left the Huskies football team and intend to transfer.

Shirley’s departure had been rumored for a while, after he sat out much of the second half of spring practices with an undisclosed illness and didn’t participate in UW’s “Husky Combine” on May 20. He posted a photo on his Instagram account Tuesday of himself on a jet-ski with the accompanying message: “Seattle it’s been real. Had to have one final ride. #illbeback #TurnThePage #NextChapter” Read more »

June
30th

UW football opener at Hawaii moved to 7:30 p.m.

Washington’s first game of the 2014 football season will be played at night.

Originally scheduled for a 5 p.m. PT kickoff, UW’s Aug. 30 game at Hawaii has been moved to 7:30 (that’s 4:30 p.m. Hawaii time), according to the Hawaii football team’s official Twitter account. The change is also reflected on UW’s official schedule at GoHuskies.com. Read more »

June
28th

2014 UW schedule previews: Colorado

Handlers guide Ralphie, the mascot of Colorado, on the field as Colorado hosts USC in the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Handlers guide Ralphie, the mascot of Colorado, on the field as Colorado hosts USC in the first quarter of a game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Our series of Washington opponent previews continues with a look at the Huskies’ visit to Colorado.

WASHINGTON AT COLORADO, Saturday, Nov. 1 (Kickoff time TBA)

STADIUM: Colorado plays on-campus at Folsom Field, which seats 53,613 and opened in 1924. The largest crowd in Folsom Field history was 54,972 for a Sept. 3, 2005 game against Colorado State. The nearby Rocky Mountains provide a pretty spectacular view from inside (and outside) the stadium.

COLORADO LOCATION: Boulder, Colo. (Population 103,166) Read more »

June
26th

C.J. Wilcox one of nine Pac-12 players selected in NBA draft

C.J. Wilcox grew up in Utah, though his family has since relocated to San Diego.

Now, the former Washington Huskies shooting guard will join them in southern California.

Wilcox, the No. 2 scorer and most prolific 3-point shooter in Huskies history, will play professionally for the Los Angeles Clippers after being selected with the 28th overall pick on Thursday during the first round of the NBA draft.

Wilcox becomes the 11th first-round pick in UW history, and the seventh since coach Lorenzo Romar took over in 2002. He was also the fourth of six Pac-12 players drafted in the first round, joining Arizona forward Aaron Gordon (4th overall to Orlando), UCLA guard and Bothell native Zach LaVine (13th overall to Minnesota), UCLA guard Jordan Adams (22nd overall to Memphis), Stanford forward Josh Huestis (29th overall to Oklahoma City) and UCLA forward Kyle Anderson (30th overall to San Antonio). Read more »

June
26th

C.J. Wilcox drafted 28th overall by Los Angeles Clippers

Former Washington Huskies shooting guard C.J. Wilcox, the No. 2 scorer in UW history, was selected 28th overall on Thursday by the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the NBA Draft.

Wilcox becomes the seventh UW player drafted in the first round during coach Lorenzo Romar’s 12-season tenure. Read more »

June
26th

Huskies to play in Wooden Legacy tournament

The Washington Huskies men’s basketball team will play in the eight-team Wooden Legacy tournament in Fullerton and Anaheim, Calif., from Nov. 27-30.

The participants are: Washington, Xavier, San Diego, Long Beach State, UTEP, Princeton, San Jose State and Western Michigan. The games will be played on the campus of Cal State-Fullerton, and at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Here is the full release from UW: Read more »

June
25th

NBA Draft: Long wait is almost over for C.J. Wilcox

C.J. Wilcox was Washington's leading scorer and is debating going to the NBA. / AP photo
C.J. Wilcox is likely to be drafted Thursday. (AP Photo)

C.J. Wilcox had to wait longer than most for this opportunity.

First, he sat, redshirting his freshman season at the University of Washington as the Huskies played their way to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2010.

Then he contributed, mostly as a 3-point specialist off the bench, playing a supporting role on UW’s NCAA tournament team in 2011.

He was the Huskies’ No. 3 scoring option in 2012. Then he was their leading scorer in 2013 and 2014 after choosing to return for his fifth and final season – a move he says now was mostly necessitated by offseason foot surgery – and eventually winding up as the school’s No. 2 all-time scorer while breaking career and single-season records for made 3-pointers.

So when Wilcox, a 6-foot-5 guard, gathers with family and friends in San Diego on Thursday to watch the 2014 NBA Draft, it will be the culmination of a life spent dedicated to basketball – and a half-decade spent at UW. Read more »

June
25th

From KIRO 7: Former UW coach Jim Lambright arrested following domestic violence complaint

From our news partner, KIRO 7:

Jim Lambright, the former University of Football coach who also was defensive coordinator during the team’s 1991 national championship, was arrested as part of a domestic violence investigation.

Follow this link to read the public court documents in Lambright’s case.

Lambright, 72, was booked into jail at 3:01 a.m. on June 19, according to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. The former coach was released on his personal recognizance by the court at 2:50 p.m. that same day.

Booking is required in a domestic violence case. Lambright has not been charged. Read more »