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Dec.
30th

Morning links: Huskies hoops team slips past Hartford, football changes coming

It’s Monday morning, and these are links …

— Here’s our story from the Washington men’s basketball team’s 73-67 victory over Hartford.

— Here are the game stories from The Seattle Times, The UW Daily and Sportspress Northwest.

— According to the Times, Marques Tuiasosopo will be announced soon as an assistant coach at USC. Tuiasosopo and defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox are both expected to be announced as additions to Steve Sarkisian’s staff. Read more »

Dec.
28th

Tale of the tape: Washington 31, Brigham Young 16

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — As usual, we pass along our capsulated look at tonight’s game, which the Huskies won 31-16.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE GAME — For a while, I thought this was going to go to BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, who proved pretty difficult to stop on the ground, rushing for 133 yards on 31 carries, a figure that included some yardage lost on five UW sacks. But Bishop Sankey was given the bowl game’s official offensive player of the game award, and that’s probably the right call. His numbers were good but not gaudy — 21 carries for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns — though he sat out the fourth quarter with what he said afterward was a hand injury. His touchdown runs — especially his second — were both impressive. Read more »

Dec.
27th

Washington vs. BYU: Three keys, Fight Hunger Bowl edition

A look at the playing surface at AT&T Park from the press box.
A look at the playing surface at AT&T Park from the press box.

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — A week of sunshine has given way to a pretty overcast day here at AT&T Park, where in a little more than two hours the Washington Huskies will conclude their season against Brigham Young in the Fight Hunger Bowl.

As usual, we have our three keys to a possible Washington victory.

1. Hit a big play early — A methodical first drive would qualify, too. But the Huskies need to do something early to prove to themselves that even after the long layoff and coaching change and all, they’re still capable of being the same kind of team that averaged more than 500 yards per game this season. A big play or two early in the game would go a long way toward establishing some momentum and allowing the Huskies to settle into a rhythm. Read more »

Dec.
27th

Morning links: One final game day for the Washington Huskies

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — Good morning, everyone. The final game of Washington’s season is upon us, as the Huskies prepare to Fight Hunger against Brigham Young in their bowl game tonight at AT&T Park.

We will be there with our usual coverage. But first, we have our usual links, the final gameday links of the season. Hey, there’s a last time for everything.

Here’s our advance of today’s game, focusing on UW’s desire for a ninth victory to put a feel-good spin on what wound up being a pretty tumultuous season. Read more »

Dec.
23rd

Marques Tuiasosopo on distractions, Keith Price and more

Marques Tuiasosopo and Bronco Mendenhall pause for photos at the Fight Hunger Bowl press conference on Monday.
A blurry Marques Tuiasosopo and Bronco Mendenhall pause for photos at the Fight Hunger Bowl press conference on Monday.

We’ll post the video of Monday’s formal press conference, though it’s mostly just introductory stuff that won’t be of much interest to those who already follow the team closely.

Washington coach Marques Tuiasosopo and a few players, though, spoke with reporters in smaller groups afterward, and we have some of Tuiasosopo’s comments from about a 10-minute session to pass along.

(On having gone through similar situation with coaching change at UW) “When you’ve gone through something and you’ve experienced something, you have a little credibility to talk them through it. I just say, ‘hey, I know what it feels like to have what you thought was going to be four years.’ It’s gone now. But that doesn’t mean it’s all going downhill. We had some uncertainty, our new coach came in and we went to the Holiday Bowl and the Rose Bowl. So there can be a huge positive here. My message to them early on was come together as a team. Take control. New coach comes in here and you guys are policing yourselves, let them deal with football, come together and create something special here. I think they bought into that. Read more »

Dec.
19th

Marques Tuiasosopo expects Tosh Lupoi to coach in bowl game ‘as of right now’

Washington’s interim coach, Marques Tuiasosopo, met with reporters Thursday for the final time before the team departs for San Francisco on Sunday.

Obviously, he was asked about the pending investigation into defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi’s alleged recruiting violations, as reported by the Los Angeles Times last night.

Tuiasosopo said Lupoi is still coaching, and that “as of right now,” he expects him to coach in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 27.

Asked if he had been contacted by the UW compliance office regarding the investigation, Tuiasosopo said: “No, not yet. Right now the focus has been getting this team prepared to play. Like I said, I think the appropriate people are handling all the deals that are going to come up with that or whatever.” Read more »