Cupcakes Aside, Now It Gets Tougher For No. 7 WashingtonAfter gorging on weak opponents for three weeks, No. 7 Washington gets its first real test when it travels to Colorado for Saturday's rematch of the Pac-12 title game from last season.
Washington's Pettis on Verge of NCAA Punt Return RecordPettis' 67-yard punt return touchdown in Saturday's 63-7 rout of Montana was the seventh of his career, giving him the Pac-12 career record by himself and only one shy of the all-time NCAA mark.
No. 7 Washington Does As Expected, Rolls Montana 63-7Dante Pettis weaved his way 67 yards for his Pac-12 record-breaking seventh career punt return touchdown, Jake Browning threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, and Washington rolled past Montana 63-7 on Saturday night.
No. 7 Washington Returns Home to Host FCS Power MontanaThe former Pacific Coast Conference foes meet for the first time since 1951. It should be a tuneup for the Huskies looking to get their offense on track after a sluggish performance in the opener against Rutgers.
Washington, USC Picked To Win Their Divisions In Pac-12Defending champion Washington is favored to win the North Division.
Chris Petersen Signs Extension Through 2023Washington announced Petersen's extension Tuesday, although the deal was signed late last month. Petersen's deal will pay him $4.125 million in total compensation for the upcoming season and caps out at $5.625 million in the final year. The deal averages out to $4.875 million in total compensation over the next seven years of the contract.
Plum Named AP Player of the YearPlum had a historic season at Washington, where she led the nation with 31.7 point per game, along with 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 blocks. The University of Washington guard finished with double digit points in every game this season, and never scored less than 20 points in any game.
Mike Hopkins Is Realistic Yet Confident About the Future of UW BasketballHopkins, a long time assistant under Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, was slated to take over for the Orange after next season. But those plans changes when news broke on Sunday that Hopkins would be the new Huskies coach. The crux of Hopkins' message to media and fans in attendance was two-fold: there's a lot of work to be done, but he is committed to bringing success back to UW basketball.
UW Tabs Syracuse Assistant Mike Hopkins as New CoachMike Hopkins seemed destined to become a head coach. The surprise is that it's not happening at Syracuse. He was hired Sunday at Washington, which moved swiftly after firing Lorenzo Romar four days earlier.
With Records Out Of the Way, Focus On NCAAs For Pac-12 TeamsThe conference tournament gets underway with four opening round games: California vs. USC; Arizona State vs. Utah; Washington State vs. Colorado; and Oregon vs. Arizona. No. 6 Oregon State, No. 10 Stanford, No. 11 Washington and No. 15 UCLA received byes to Friday's quarterfinals.
UW Football 2017 Schedule ReleasedThe Pac-12 2017 football schedule was released Wednesday morning.
Baldwin Exits E Washington, Now Offensive Coordinator at CalBaldwin announced his decision on Monday, leaving the school where he won five Big Sky Conference titles, reached the FCS semifinals four times and won a national championship in 2010. Baldwin was 85-32 in nine seasons in charge of the Eagles' program.