SEATTLE (AP) — The first spring with Kalen DeBoer in charge of the Huskies is all about the quarterback and what direction Washington will go heading into the fall with three players competing for the job.
943 — Montreal’s Alex Smart scores three goals in his first NHL game and leads the Canadiens to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks.
1962 — Margaret Smith wins her third straight Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Jan Lehane.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 232 yards and a touchdown, Antonio Brown made a grand return to the lineup after missing the last eight games and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-6 on Sunday to clinch their first NFC South title since 2007.
1944 — Maurice Richard has five goals and three assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 9-1 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.
1947 — The Chicago Cardinals behind Elmer Angsman’s two 70-yard scores and Charlie Trippi’s 44-yard TD run and 75-yard punt return beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 for the NFL title on a frozen Comiskey Park field.
Many of the perennial contenders are still in the title chase as the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs head into the quarterfinal round, but the playoffs have once again shown nothing is a given no matter what the name is on the front of the jersey.
SEATTLE (AP) — Groundbreaking Seattle legislator and college football star George Fleming has died at age 83, family members said.
Fleming died Monday at his Seattle home, according to a statement from Fleming’s family on Wednesday.
SEATTLE (AP) — At some point during the whirlwind of the past few days, Kalen DeBoer grabbed the phone and for the first time in his coaching career had a conversation with Chris Petersen.
One of DeBoer’s big questions for the highly successful former coach and someone he admired from afar: How best to make the transition from coaching at a Mountain West school to being the head coach at Washington?
Washington hired Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer on Monday to lead the Huskies, handing a program that has struggled offensively to a coach with a track record of productive and creative offenses.
The 47-year-old DeBoer met with Washington officials in Fresno, California, early in the day and the deal was announced a few hours later.
Washington State removed the interim tag and named Jake Dickert head coach Saturday night after he led the Cougars to a 3-2 record following the firing of Nick Rolovich.
Momentum had been growing for Dickert to get the job permanently and his candidacy was capped with an emphatic 40-13 rout of rival Washington in the Apple Cup that snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Huskies.
SEATTLE (AP) — Travell Harris rode on the shoulders of the crimson fans that engulfed the field. Jayden de Laura waived a version of Ol' Crimson before spiking the unmistakable flag into the turf field.
SEATTLE (AP) — The third week of October is when it could have all fallen apart at Washington State. There were easy built-in reasons and explanations if the Cougars had crumbled at that point of the season.
SEATTLE (AP) — When Jake Dickert stepped into the role of interim head coach at Washington State, it was the beginning of a six-week interview in the midst of chaos.
When Bob Gregory stepped into the same role for Washington, it was serving as a stopgap for the final couple of weeks of the season and an expected bridge between one regime and the next.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Out with a shoulder injury, Nate Landman still wanted in on the action.
No longer content to merely listen in on the headset in street clothes late in the game, the Colorado senior linebacker ducked into the back, changed into his uniform and took the field for the game-ending kneel-down.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Washington Huskies have a chance to salvage what's been a turbulent season.
Two wins could be an elixir. Two wins would make them bowl eligible — a mark they've reached each season since 2010 — in a year that started on the wrong foot with a loss to an FCS school and now includes the firing of their head coach.
SEATTLE (AP) — The decision to select Jimmy Lake as Chris Petersen's successor at Washington was a nod to continuity.
The Huskies had rejoined the national conversation under Petersen. It made sense for the most obvious head coaching candidate on his staff to take the reins when Petersen left less than two years ago.
SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Petersen suddenly decided to step away as football coach at Washington in the days after the 2019 Apple Cup, athletic director Jen Cohen believed the best replacement for the Huskies was already on staff.
SEATTLE (AP) — With rain pouring and several season goals slipping away, Arizona State put it in low gear Saturday night with a 20-play, 81-yard drive that consumed more than 9 minutes and almost all of problem-plagued Washington's resolve.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ohnny Juzang scored 25 points and No. 2 UCLA overcame a 10-point, second-half deficit before taking control in overtime to beat fourth-ranked Villanova 86-77.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington’s Bob Gregory already knew the drill as he stepped into the role of interim head coach for this week.
He did it once before when he was at Boise State, even if the result was a rather forgettable loss.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — No. 5 Oregon sure appears to be on a roll toward the Pac-12 North title and a spot in the conference championship game.
Beyond that, it's anyone's guess. But first the Ducks need to get past Washington State.
Things to watch in Week 11 of the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
The fifth-ranked Oregon Ducks continue a march toward the Pac-12 title game, and perhaps a playoff berth, at home against Washington State on Saturday night.
Just about any sort of win in the Pac-12 is cause for fans to rush the field in celebration these days.
In Boulder last weekend, the backers of the struggling Colorado Buffaloes stormed the turf after beating a five-win Oregon State team on homecoming.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Jimmy Lake was suspended Monday for one game without pay following a sideline incident during the Huskies' game against Oregon.
Lake is suspended from all team activities for the week and will return to his coaching responsibilities Sunday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for 302 yards and No. 3 Alabama’s defense came up with enough big plays for a 20-14 victory over heavy underdog LSU on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No.
SEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington said it’s looking into a sideline incident between coach Jimmy Lake and a player in the first half of Saturday night’s loss to No. 7 Oregon.
Lake appeared to thrust his right arm toward Ruperake Fuavai during a brief skirmish on the Washington sideline.
SEATTLE (AP) — By the time the final seconds ticked away, most of the purple had vacated, leaving Oregon to once again dance around the field and celebrate in the stands of arguably its most-heated rival.
When the first College Football Playoff rankings come out, it is tempting to play What if?
What if this team wins out? What if that team remains unbeaten? What would the CFP field look like then?
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Jay Stanton ran for a season-high 134 yards with a touchdown, Samford's defense and special teams added scores and the Bulldogs defeated The Citadel 35-14 on Saturday.
Stanton's 68-yard run gave Samford (4-5, 3-4 Southern Conference) a 14-7 lead in the second quarter and Montrell Washington added a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown for a 21-7 lead at halftime.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whatever the reason, Washington coach Jimmy Lake decided this was the moment to throw a jab at No. 7 Oregon.
A counterpunch could land Saturday when Washington and Oregon renew hostilities.
No. 7 Oregon (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12, No. 4 CFP) at Washington (4-4, 3-2), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Oregon by 6½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Oregon at Washington. There's another layer of importance for the Ducks (7-1, 4-1), who earned the No.
Michigan State might be fortunate not to be ranked No. 2.
Coming off a big win against Michigan, the fifth-ranked Spartans are heading to Purdue, a program with a long history of being one of the college football's most prolific giant killers.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Dylan Morris threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jalen McMillan with 21 seconds remaining, lifting Washington past Stanford 20-13 on Saturday night.
Sean McGrew ran for 114 yards on 19 carries to pace Washington’s best game of the year running the ball.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Washington's coaches teach the defensive lineman to fall back when they don't feel much resistance. A screen pass is likely coming.
Taking those lessons to heart, Tuli Letuligasenoa felt the offensive lineman brush by, so he dropped into coverage.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Washington defensive back Alex Cook has been carted off with an apparent neck injury after a big collision against Arizona on Friday night.
Cook was in on a tackle in the final minute of the fourth quarter and stayed down.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona played its worst game under first-year coach Jedd Fisch a week ago, a 34-0 loss to Colorado that left the Wildcats searching for answers.
Their bid to end a school-record 18-game losing streak doesn't get any easier this week.
SEATTLE (AP) — Dorian Thompson-Robinson carried UCLA long enough for freshman Devin Kirkwood to make the first big play of his college career.
Thompson-Robinson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Kirkwood came up with a critical interception inside the final 5 minutes, and UCLA beat Washington 24-17 on Saturday night.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Zach Williams kicked a 38-yard field goal with 1:38 left and Walker Gliarmis missed a 41-yarder at the buzzer as Samford held off Wofford 27-24 on Saturday.
Gliarmis made a 31-yard field goal to tie it at 24 with 4:43 left.
SEATTLE (AP) — It might be a message as much for his team as the general public, but UCLA coach Chip Kelly isn’t buying the idea that Washington is on the downswing, especially on the defensive side.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — B.J. Baylor had 20 carries for 111 yards and two touchdowns, Everett Hayes kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired and Oregon State beat Washington 27-24 on Saturday night.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As the Oregon State Beavers celebrated their big win at USC, coach Jonathan Smith proclaimed in the locker room: “We ain't done yet.”
The Beavers (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) are back at home Saturday against Washington (2-2, 1-0) on a mission to prove that their 45-27 thumping of the Trojans last week wasn't a fluke, but part of an upward trajectory.
SEATTLE (AP) — Just when it seemed like a second overtime was an inevitability, Washington’s Cameron Williams and Jackson Sirmon converged at the right moment.
Williams and Sirmon combined to force California's Damien Moore to fumble at the 1-yard line in OT, and Washington escaped with a 31-24 win over the Golden Bears on Saturday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Quay Holmes ran for 168 yards that included a 13-yard touchdown in overtime, capping a wild finish as East Tennessee State beat Samford 55-48 on Saturday.
There were six touchdowns in the fourth quarter, three by each team, before East Tennessee’s Tyler Keltner kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to force overtime tied at 48.
SEATTLE (AP) — After two weeks of criticism, questions and overall misery, Jimmy Lake finally saw a little bit of enjoyment on the Washington sideline as the time ticked away on a blowout victory.
The last time Florida beat Alabama, Tim Tebow was the Gators' quarterback and the team was on its way to a second national title under coach Urban Meyer.
Tebow is now retired and Meyer is coaching in the NFL.
SEATTLE (AP) — What appeared to be an easy final tune-up before Washington jumps into conference play has quickly become a tipping point for the Huskies' entire season.
Butch Jones and Arkansas State have a chance Saturday to send Washington’s season into a much deeper spiral.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 25 Michigan has earned some momentum and has no plans to slow down against Northern Illinois.
The Wolverines (2-0) began the season unranked and with relatively low expectations from outside the program for Jim Harbaugh's seventh season.
SEATTLE (AP) — It’s taken just two weeks into his first full season as coach at Washington for Jimmy Lake to face the kind of heat his predecessor Chris Petersen never really experienced.
It’s the result of starting a season 0-2 for the first time since 2008, a year most of those associated with Washington would rather forget.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Blake Corum sprinted for a 67-yard touchdown to give Michigan a double-digit lead in the second quarter, one play after Jim Harbaugh called for a fake punt and the Wolverines pulled away to beat Washington 31-10 Saturday night.