There’s a good thing going in the defensive backs room on Montlake. UW defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake’s crew of DBs over the past few years has turned into one of the premier units in the country, and the current wave of secondary stars for the Huskies has been one of the best yet.
Washington head coach Chris Petersen has used a lot of different verbiage throughout his five years in Seattle. Whether it was “stats are for losers,” or “built for life,” most of his philosophies are deeply rooted in his sayings.
Venturing beyond the pink plastic and chic opulence of her DreamHouse, the Barbie of today wears a lab coat, mixing chemicals or programing a robot on her computer.
Last Wednesday, I had the chance to play with the wind and the water. I went to a sailing clinic through the Washington Yacht Club (WYC), a registered student organization on campus for people interested in learning to sail. With instructor Peter Colleran as the captain of the vessel, called…
This summer alone, the nation has been rocked by the loss of two prominent individuals to suicide: fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who died within a week of each other.
When Joe DeMers threw the first perfect game in the history of Washington baseball, Willie MacIver had seen it all before.
Set to compete at NCAA Preliminaries as the 20th overall seed in the 400-meter hurdles, Hanna Tarleton, on paper, shouldn’t advance to Eugene as one of the 12 best athletes in her event.
The spine is, quite frankly, an incredible construction. An adult spine is comprised of 26 bones, including a stack of 24 independent vertebrae cushioned by discs, plus the sacrum and coccyx. Enclosed within this column is the spinal cord, which, with the brain, forms the central nervous sys…
On April 28 at midnight, two Facebook pages went live. To most UW students, they look similar to the pages plastered across news feeds every April and May. Smiling faces, color-coordinated outfits, pictures in the Suzzallo Reading Room or in front of Drumheller Fountain, catchy slogans, and …
One of the best birthday presents Dave Wainhouse ever got his son was a foam baseball and bat, signed by his former St. Louis Cardinals teammate Mark McGwire. The big first baseman quickly became the boy’s favorite player. The gift didn’t survive long.
For the last four years, the middle of the diamond at Husky Ballpark has belonged to one man: Levi Jordan. Now a senior, he has been one of the most consistent performers for the Washington baseball team during his time at the UW.
Winter break of last year, Jordan Anderson and Kimmy Gardiner were both home in Dallas for the holidays, Gardiner having just finished up her indoor career at Oklahoma and Anderson preparing to battle for a spot on UCLA’s beach volleyball team.
Seven years ago, a 17-year-old won the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton. That kid is Jordan Spieth, and on Thursday, he will tee off at the Masters. At some point during that tournament, he played a young caddie in his pool in a game of ping pong.
Sexual consent has been a controversial subject in popular discourse for decades now. The several recent protests and #MeToo campaigns have demonstrated that sexual consent is still not entirely understood by everyone. In order to reduce assaults and violence against women, we must understan…
The No. 1 Washington softball team had little trouble last weekend at Stanford, dispatching the Cardinal 8-1, 10-0, and 9-0 in a three-game sweep. But for two Huskies — senior third baseman Taylor Van Zee and sophomore shortstop Sis Bates — there was an issue. A crucial one.
Last year, the Washington gymnastics team made it to the national stage for the first time in 19 years, before sophomore Madison Copiak was even born. But for Copiak, the big stage was familiar.
After a turnover of five strength coaches, both head basketball coaches, and numerous other positions, the University of Washington athletic department needed to make some changes quickly.
In examining the University of Washington’s 2016 Health and Wellness Campus Climate Survey, a couple things are clear: firstly, there are far more students who report sexual assault than those who report perpetrating sexual assault, and secondly, when students do report perpetrating sexual v…
For walk-on players, a coaching change can be worrisome. Senior guards Jenna Moser and Mackenzie Wieburg had played approximately 164 minutes combined across several seasons with the team, and there wasn’t a large amount of film or information on how they would fare in a more featured role.
It’s been a tumultuous time for seventh-year NBA point guard Isaiah Thomas. His recent trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers has been a hot topic among basketball fans, especially ones in the Seattle area.
When junior Brittany Werre decided to run for President-elect of the Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (WSAAC), she faced a problem: As an infielder for the No. 4 Washington softball team, Werre had practice at the same time the elections would be held and couldn’t go to the meet…
Scrimmages before this season were a stark contrast to the ones from last year for sophomore guard Amber Melgoza. Now the Washington women’s basketball team was looking to her to be one of the primary scorers.
Head coach Jody Wynn and her husband, associated head coach Derek Wynn, have come to Washington after eight seasons at Long Beach State. They brought their two assistants, Paul Reed and former Washington captain Michelle Augustavo, as well as their two daughters, Jada and Kaeli.
It’s no secret that maternal mortality rates in the United States are higher than any other developed country in the world, and rising. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of pregnancy-related maternal deaths per 100,000 births has risen steadily over the …
A two-time cross country All-American, a two-time All-America first teamer in the distance medley relay (DMR), and an All-America second teamer in the 3,000 in 2015.
Junior guard Matisse Thybulle has been one of Washington’s best players since he arrived on campus in 2015. He has also been around long enough to see the chemistry and makeup of his team change dramatically from one year to the next, and experience the uncertainty that comes along with that.
Soon after Jody Wynn was named the Washington women’s basketball head coach, she made phone calls to a few of the high school seniors she had recruited to play at Long Beach State.
Padelford Hall is home to perhaps the most complex web of hallways and rooms, each twisting through the building in a disorienting manner that removes all sense of direction. In a small room at the corner of this illusion lives an overlooked department that has intersected the academic lives…
It’s really easy for Sean Constantine’s teammates and coaches to gush over the fifth-year senior, who has finally gotten the chance to contribute to the Huskies on the field after four injury-filled years.
In his first season in a Huskies uniform, freshman midfielder Blake Bodily has been nothing short of sensational. He has started 10 of the 18 games he has played in as a freshman and has three goals and a team-leading seven assists.
A shiny, deflated, multicolored unicorn balloon floats listlessly on the door to a conference room filled with a few folding chairs and a couple tables. The office floor is bright and airy, mostly empty save for some card tables and “Moon for Mayor!” posters on the walls.
It takes senior setter Bailey Tanner a while to list all the injuries she’s faced in her five years at Washington. The list starts off with a stress fracture in her foot that forced her to redshirt her true freshman season, moves on to plantar fasciitis, then to tendonitis in the knee, and f…
When Washington travelled to New Jersey to open the season at Rutgers, everyone on the UW roster was far from home. But for Joel Whitford, it was just a little more on top of the journey he’s already made.