UW Huskies Insider

Archives: Feb. 2008

Feb.
29th

Athletic director search committee named

UW president Mark Emmert on Friday announced the members of a search advisory committee that will help him select the school’s next athletic director.


The job came open over the winter when Emmert and athletic director Todd Turner decided Turner should leave the post.


The position involves oversight of 23 men’s and women’s sports at the university.


In this interim period, the job is being handled by Scott Woodward, who has neither campaigned for the full-time job nor ruled out interest.


The committee will identify a small number of finalists from which Emmert will

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Feb.
29th

UW looking for Husky Stadium announcer

UW is conducting an open search for a new public address announcer for football games.


The athletic department has begun accepting applications and plans to have the new announcer at the microphone for the spring football game on April 26.


Since 1949, the Huskies have had just two in-stadium voices: Wendell Broyles and Lou Gellermann, who resigned last season.


Details are available at theGoHuskies.com Web site.

Feb.
29th

Jake Locker to play summer league baseball

UW quarterback Jake Locker has agreed to play baseball this summer with the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League.


Here’s the story from today’s paper.


“Jake is such a great competitor and I completely support his decision to play baseball this summer,” UW coach Tyrone Willingham said in a statement released by UW. “He has always had, and will continue to have, a positive commitment to our program and to his teammates. That will not change. I don’t believe that playing baseball this summer will have a negative impact on his development as a

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Feb.
29th

Talking Huskies today at 2:35 p.m.

I’ll be having my weekly conversation with Dave “The Groz” Grosby at 2:35 today on KJR, 950-AM. That should be just a few minutes after the Huskies end today’s practice at Haas Pavilion on the Cal campus, so we should have something fresh to talk about on the eve of what could prove to be the single most important game on the UW schedule.


The conversation also will be streamed over the Internet.

Feb.
29th

Good games almost as frustrating as bad ones

The Huskies’ sinking season, now just one game over .500, is taking on some frustrating almost no matter what the result.


Naturally, players and fans are frustrated when they don’t seem to play with top effectiveness and energy, as was the case last week against Arizona State. But a win like the one over UCLA and the near miss like last night’s at Stanford also take on their own kind of frustration because they show how good UW can be … but seldom is.


How does the No. 9 team in the Pac-10 play that close to the

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Feb.
28th

Final: No. 8 Stanford 82, UW 79

Huskies played well, but the Maples Pavilion losing streak grows to 15 games.


If anything, they played so well it was almost frustrating. If a team can beat UCLA and then play this well on the floor of the No. 8 team in the nation, what are they doing one game above .500 and in ninth place in the Pac-10?


The Huskies are frustrated about that too, but to their credit, they know they can only blame themselves. And several did.


Here is my game story, here is a version from the San Jose Mercury

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Feb.
28th

Huskies hanging around

Washington has made this a competitive game.


A Joe Wolfinger 3-pointer a couple of minutes ago pulled UW to within four.


Now it’s Stanford 52, UW 47 with just under 13 minutes left.