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Washington pulls out a big what?

  Posted: February 11, 2008 2:45 PM

Washington Huskies basketball blog:

Great win last night as wins against #5 teams in the nation don't come too often for this program? Could this have the same type of an effect that the 2004 team had when they had a few upsets midseason to propel them to the NCAA tournament? I doubt it as that team was more talented. It is good to see, however, that the comments made by Will Conroy lit a fire under this teams ass. It was good to see Pondexter getting to the rack aggressively and flushing a few dunks. Brockman always brings his intensity, however, you also saw intense moments out of Wallace and Mathew-B. What next? Why did this team flub 3 HOME games in a row in the Pac-10? In the end, that may be the part of the season that killed this team the most. Romar is now coming off 2 consecutive sub par seasons with teams in my mind that had enough talent. Is he a great coach? He stills seems lost calling effective defenses and in bound plays. The only way this team suceeds next year is if Mr. Brockman comes back for a final year. All indications say that is a good chance, however, he's averaging 20 points a game and 10 rebounds a game....the NBA scouts will lick their chops over those types of stats

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  February 11, 2008 2:45 PM

UW football 2008 recruiting class

  Posted: February 6, 2008 12:17 PM

Washington Huskies Football blog:

Looks like UW has beefed up their recruiting class for 2008:

Seattle Times article on UW football recruiting

Time will tell if this team is truely better than a deplorable 2007 team. Locker is solid, but our new defensive coordinator has got to show some progress. We have a favorable schedule in 2008 and I could easily see us going 7-4 next year and a bid into a bowl game.

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  February 6, 2008 12:17 PM

Huskies 2007 Hoops Done and Done

  Posted: February 23, 2007 1:26 PM

Seattle Sports Blog
What a deplorable showing by the UW Men's basketball team last night, essentially wrapping up a dismal year. Oh, weren't we fooled by those lofty expecations of Final Four, Pac 10 Tournament Champs, etc, etc, etc. They were listless last night, basically doing nothing but going through the motions. The Seattle Sports Blog team all looked at eachother with about 5 minutes remaining in that game and all came to the same conclusion: NIT here we come.

Biggest question marks for this team:

-Is Romar really a good coach? His decisions to play ZONE against AZ pretty much cost us that game and was the start of the downward spiral. Other things such as player rotations were questionable (like leaving Brockman and Hawes out of the game until about 3 min's left against the game in Cal....and they were not in foul trouble

-Justin Dentmon is done, done, and done. We're not sure if he's having off court issues or what, but he is absolutely horrible this year. His assist to turnover ratio is one of the worst we have seen and his shot selection is not intellegent. Bottom line, we'd prefer Oliver leading this team next year

-Appleby: He's a SG, bottom line. Run some frickin' plays for this guy and get him open. The majority of his shots are either off the dribble (which he, like Dentmon, is not stellar).

-Hawes/Brockman/Pondexter: As the Clash would sign, "Shoud I stay or should I go now?" We would love to keep all 3 and believe that none of them are ready for the next level. Well, Hawes might be, but we hope that he has a little UW pride in him and he decides to stick it out one more year.

Bottom line, this will be an interesting off season for this young team. Romar HAS to get this thing turned around...quickly

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  February 23, 2007 1:26 PM

UW Hoops 2007 are officially in trouble

  Posted: January 12, 2007 10:05 AM

Washington Huskies Men's basketball blog:

How times have changed

When we first looked at the UW men's basketball team this year, we were more concerned with how long we might be able to keep this top caliber talent around: Hawes, Pondexter, Brockman were sure bets in the NBA, we all thought. As UW weaved their way through their powder-puff early schedule, one thing was clear: they were not "handling" these mediocre teams as much as they should have. That should have been a first sign

Now, posting a 1-4 conference record, they are in serious danger of NOT even making the NCAA basketball tournament. The win over LSU was nice, but not proving much given LSU's record of late.

Here are a few issues that we picked up on from last night's game:

--Appleby, for as great of a shooter he is, continues to get scorched on defense. Not only off the dribble, but guards are basically just shooting right over him. We do not think he is the answer at point guard....BTW, what the HELL was he thinking fouling with .29 seconds left? Did he not know the score?!?!?!?!

--Dentmon proved he should be back in the starting line-up....he played well last night...still, 3 TURNOVERS! The guy is not the world's greatest dribbler, bottom line

--Hawes and Brockman is not ready for the pro's....they should consider staying at UW one more year. Brockman is more polished than Hawes and might be a second round pick. They are guestimating Hawes as a lottery pick, but against 2 average 7 footers last night, he was dominated. He needs to hit the weights and become more flexible...Yoga or Pilates might help....just ask Kareem Abdul-Jabber.

--Bad execution down the strech: we blame this again on Romar...are you education your players in the huddle what the score is? Are you practicing free throws enough? Pondexter and Hawes shooting 1-4 killed us, absolutely killed us.

--Nelson and Oliver show freshman colors. We like both of these guys, however, they are only freshman, and freshman make mistakes like those two costly turnovers down the strech. Let's hope Nelson is not the second coming of Tre Simmons...the guy could shoot, but other than that, was a waste of space. Nelson seems like he can drive and dish, but needs to improve.

Overall, this may turn out to be a transistion year for UW, which is unfortunate given the expectations.

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  January 12, 2007 10:05 AM

UW football cracks Poll ranking

  Posted: September 26, 2006 12:51 PM

Can you believe it? Seems like 2002 that UW was ranked anywhere....come to think of it, that may indeed be the last time they were ranked.

UW Football Ranked #23 by Sports Illustrated weekly power rankings

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  September 26, 2006 12:51 PM

UW football 2006 blog

  Posted: July 13, 2006 2:41 PM

Anyone else sharing in any type of optimism for UW football 2006?

Good article from CBS Sportsline (forwarded from a loyal SBB reader):>

Tough to say at this point our view here at SBB for this team in 2006. UW football has had such a strong winning tradition in Seattle that it's hard to believe we went 2-9 and 1-11 the last 2 years.

We here at SBB wish Ty W. wouldn't be scheduling such a difficult non-conference schedule, at least while we're shitty. Get a couple of 9-2 seasons under your belts against the average Pac-10 teams and THEN start going against better non-conference teams.

UW football 2006: They should stive for a .500 record this year and go from there.......

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  July 13, 2006 2:41 PM

UW Hoop Blog: Keys to the game vs. Uconn

  Posted: March 23, 2006 11:41 AM

Ok, so it looks like there are others out there that actually think UW has a chance in this game.....

UW is going to have to have the game of their lives to pull this game off. Roy will get his 20 points, but where is the rest of the production? Jones and Appleby will have to hit 2-3 three's a piece for UW to stay in this game. Moreover, Brockman and Williams are going to have to post some type of a threat underneath to keep Uconn from keying on the 3. Dentmon will also have to continue his wizardry throughout the tournament (no TO's so far through 2 games).

Keys to stopping Uconn? Keep Booth off the boards (Brockman and Jenson will have their hands full w/ this guy). Also, keep Jones or Roy on Gay and Marcus Williams, their stud point gaurd and shooting gaurd.

This game is going to be closer than most think. If UW can keep it close, they have a shot. Otherwise, it's Uconn by 15.

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  March 23, 2006 11:41 AM

March Madness Time: UW gets a #5 seed

  Posted: March 13, 2006 11:33 AM

UW recieved a favorable #5 seed and should be able to beat Utah State in the opening round. The fact that they are also playing on the West Coast in Oakland should also help. If they get by Utah State, they play the Ill vs. AF winner. If AF can pull off an upset, then UW can get to the sweet 16. I don't seem them being able to handle Illinois inside play.

If you need a bracket.....

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  March 13, 2006 11:33 AM

Deplorable showing by UW

  Posted: March 10, 2006 9:06 AM

This team continues to baffle us all w/ winning in AZ one week and then losing in the first round of the Pac 10 Tournament to a joke of a team, Oregon. The second half of that game for UW was absolutely pathetic: a soft zone offense that everyone except Roy seemed flat-footed, terrible ball-handling (even Roy had 5 turnover's), and simply put, the Ducks could not miss 3's (50%+ in the second half). UW has no point guard and it hurt them last night. Dentmon needs to drive to the bucket in those instances and try and create....but instead Romar put the team in the soft zone offense.

Up next? Probably a #6-#7 seed for this team. Which team shows up? The team that beat AZ, UCLA twice, Gonzaga....or the team that lost twice to WSU and to the lowly Ducks.

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  March 10, 2006 9:06 AM

Brandon Roy: Pac 10 Player of the Year 2006

  Posted: March 6, 2006 2:17 PM

Kudos to Brandon Roy for being named Pac 10 Player of the year for 2006. He definitely deserved it averaging nearly 22.0 pts. a game in the Pac 10. Let's hope the dawgs can have a strong showing in the Pac 10 tournament and get a nice #3-#5 seeding in the BIG DANCE....which is just a few weeks away! My favorite time of year other than the NFL season........

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  March 6, 2006 2:17 PM

Dawgs vs. Zona this weekend

  Posted: March 3, 2006 10:51 AM

If you are a college basketball junky like myself, then you're in store for a treat this weekend when UW and AZ square off. I can see why these teams played a 2 OT classic in Seattle on New Year's Day given their similarities: both have 4 players averaging double figures scoring (ok, Brockman averages 9.06, but it's close enough given his gerth), both have 6'5 slasher studs (Adams and Roy), both teams rely on the 3 ball w/ no legit big-man underneath to dominate, and it's cats vs. dawgs for Pete's Sake!

UW has a good deal of momentum right now w/ Jenson starting to light it up from outside. UW has played well in AZ these last few years as well. I see this as a 83-77 UW win. Pac 10 Tournament here we come.....

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  March 3, 2006 10:51 AM

Hats off to UW basketball

  Posted: February 27, 2006 3:17 PM

Another solid win yesterday vs. a tough Cal team. I thought this team was done after the deplorable 3 game losing streak, but they managed to fight back. If they can get a good draw in the tournament, I see this team getting to the sweet 16 or elite 8. I don't think they'll have the fire power to get to the Final Four until next year w/ Hawes, but you never know....that's why they call it March Madness folks.

Good luck to UW in the up-coming Pac 10 Tournament and hopefully UCLA will lose to Cal this week. If that's the case, UW wins the Pac 10 w/ wins vs. AZ St. and AZ....a tough task!

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  February 27, 2006 3:17 PM

UW gets win over Stanford

  Posted: February 24, 2006 4:11 PM

A dominating performance by a team that is coming together at the right time. Stanford looked frazzled all night and couldn't do anything against Washington's Kaleidoscope Defense ( a defense that is EVERYWHERE for you low IQ folk).

Here's my beef w/ this team: John Brockman. For as pumped up as this guy was, he hasn't really shown me much other than that he can rebound. John, I like you man, but please, please, please go to a Pete Newell Big Man camp and get your feet work adjusted. It's the one element he's missing.

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  February 24, 2006 4:11 PM

Spencer Hawes 2006 McDonald's All America

  Posted: February 23, 2006 1:28 PM

Congrads to the future of UW basketball being named to this year's McDonald's all American team.

Can you imagine UW's starting line-up next year????? 7-0 Hawes, 6-8 Brockman, Dentmon, Appleby, and Joel Smith? Final Four here we come.....

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  February 23, 2006 1:28 PM

UW post big win vs. those lame ducks

  Posted: February 17, 2006 3:50 PM

Kudos the UW for a big win vs. those lowly ducks. Hey UW fans, there was a John Brockman sighting. I guess the talking to by Romar in the second half got some fire lit under his ass. Maybe he can continue this into the tournament. UW needed a spark and they got one: 14 points, 7 rebs...all in the second half! Also, Roy stepped it up again. Can you say MVP for the Pac 10 this year? He's hands down the top DAWG in the Pac 10. Come tourney time, however, they will need either Bobby Jones, Jamal Williams, or someone else to carry the load. Top heavy teams go out early in the tourney....balance wins.

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  February 17, 2006 3:50 PM

UW w/ a big win over UCLA

  Posted: February 13, 2006 9:06 AM

Wow, did Dentmon step it up or what in this game? He's only a freshman peeps, but he has really rebounded from that Stanford game. Roy was also solid. A bit too much on the refs influence side, however, a Win is a Win in my book. Keep the momentum up as we draw closer to the Pac-10 Tournament and UW could be looking at a #3-#5 seed in the tournament.

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  February 13, 2006 9:06 AM

UW AZ hoop game recap

  Posted: January 3, 2006 11:46 AM

That was an amazing game, regardless of the outcome. Let's be honest Husky fans, there is no way UW should have even been in the first or second OT. Give up some serious props to Roy for hitting some clutch 3's. This was a great wake up call for this team and adjustments need to be made.

First and foremost, for as good of a shooter as Appleby is, he is NOT a ball handler. Make sure Dentmon or Roy is playing the point and leave the dribbling to those guys.

Our D looked great in the first half, but when AZ started hitting 3's in the second half, we probably stayed in the zone too long. Adams was also on fire and with Bobby Jones nursing a sore ankle, we had no one to defend him. Why not Roy? Simple, you save him for the offensive end and keep him rested on D.

Where was Brockman again? He is a solid, solid 6-7 250 lbs PF, but w/out a center, he struggles...he is NOT a center. Expect bigger #'s from him next year when we get Hawes to play Center.

The schedule gets tough for this team now as they hit the road. Again, a few adjustments here and there and this team should be back to it's dominating form. #11 in the country is still a great place to be in......

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  January 3, 2006 11:46 AM

Hec Ed History

  Posted: December 23, 2005 10:34 AM

Anyone know what college basketball arena has the most men's wins? Rupp? Cameron? The Pitt? All's Hec Ed if you can believe it!

Home cooking

Most college-basketball wins in current arena

Wins School Arena Year opened
799 Washington Edmundson Pavilion 1927
729 Penn The Palestra 1926
682 Duke Cameron Indoor Stadium 1940
667 Oregon McArthur Court 1927
667 Minnesota Williams Arena 1928
658 Butler Hinkle Fieldhouse 1928

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  December 23, 2005 10:34 AM

Huskies women's volleyball team: NCAA champs

  Posted: December 19, 2005 11:07 AM

Kudos to the 2005 women's volleyball team!

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  December 19, 2005 11:07 AM

Huskies win again

  Posted: November 26, 2005 1:42 PM

Up next....Gonzaga. This will be a defining game for this team.

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  November 26, 2005 1:42 PM

Huskies and Zags

  Posted: November 23, 2005 9:01 AM

One of the best games I've ever watched on the college basketball front last night. Gonzaga vs. Michigan State. Boy, talk about intensity in a 2,000 seat arena. Morrison is the real deal, but so is the point gaurd for MS, Ager. It was a war of attrition between those 2 guys last night.

The dawgs also won last night, although not nearly the caliber of competition. Why is the Huskies early season schedule so soft? They should be at Maui.....

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  November 23, 2005 9:01 AM

UW Hoops

  Posted: November 3, 2005 4:24 PM

I LOVE the fact that UW is getting such little respect this year in hoops. Check out the article from below. They add Brockman, a top 5 recruit, a couple of top transfers, and they are still regarded as the #4 team in the Pac 10. Grumfeld and Stanford? Come on, that guy is an average player w/ a good jumper...that's it.

UW will definitely challenge AZ for the Pac 10 league and championship this year...again

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  November 3, 2005 4:24 PM

UW gets Hawes

  Posted: October 5, 2005 3:08 PM

This is the biggest news to hit Seattle sports in a long, long time. This is bigger than the Boz, signing Beltre, getting Ray Allen...any of them. This move puts UW in SERIOUS contention for #1 in 2 years. They will be solid this year, but look out in 2006. They should be rated #1 and should be expected to win the national title.

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  October 5, 2005 3:08 PM

Washington Huskies 2005 Game Schedule

  Posted: September 16, 2005 10:35 AM

Sat 09/03/05 Air Force Seattle (QWEST Field)
Sat 09/10/05 Cal(@ Husky Stadium)

Sat 09/17/05 Idaho (@ Husky Stadium) 12:30 PM
Sat 09/24/05 Notre Dame (@ Husky Stadium) 12:30 PM
Sat 10/01/05 UCLA (The Rose Bowl) TBA
Sat 10/15/05 Oregon (Autzen Stadium) 12:30 PM
Sat 10/22/05 USC (@ Husky Stadium) 12:30 PM
Sat 10/29/05 Arizona State (Sun Devil Stadium) 3:30 PM
Sat 11/05/05 Oregon St. (@ Husky Stadium) 12:30 PM
Sat 11/12/05 Arizona (Arizona Stadium) 3:00 PM
Sat 11/19/05 Washington State (@ Husky Stadium)

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  September 16, 2005 10:35 AM

Huskies vs. CAL (9.10.05)

  Posted: September 16, 2005 10:21 AM

Well, we knew we were not going to have a stellar season but a serious butt kicking wasn't quite in the works either. Either way, this is how college football is, some years you're stacked and other years you're building a team and working on getting it stacked for a Rose Bowl run.......or you're an Ivy League school and no matter what year it is you get ranked because you have a pretty name brand that goes nicely on white visors worn at Dave Matthews Band concerts.

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  September 16, 2005 10:21 AM

New section for the Dawgs

  Posted: May 18, 2005 3:54 PM

Sorry crew, thought this was already on there....this is dedicated to any and all UW fans, past and present, from Detlef to Brunell, let this be where the dogs reign supreme!

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 18, 2005 3:54 PM

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