UW Fresh Start (No. 23): Mishael Powell Makes New Staff Pay for His Services

On the job for barely a month, new University of Washington football coach Kalen DeBoer demonstrated to his inherited players that he was doing his homework about them. Calling everyone together in a team meeting room, DeBoer walked around and spoke with purpose. He explained what he was going to do next. He made a move that would further ingratiate him to his roster of Huskies.
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Isaiah Thomas Signs with Charlotte, Joins 10th NBA Franchise

Isaiah Thomas is not done yet. He has nothing left to prove as a basketball player. But he's not finished with the NBA. On Wednesday, the former University of Washington guard emerged from the NBA G League to sign a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Hornets — joining his 10th franchise, the third most by any player in league history.
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D-Lineman from Vita Vea's Old League Draws UW Offer

Amos Talalele can't be faulted if he wants to be the next Vita Vea. He plays his high school football in Northern California same as Vea, in the same Santa Clara Valley Athletic League in the South Bay, in the same De Anza Division, yet for a different team — Santa Clara High School, rather than Milpitas.

Huskies Offer Another from DeBoer's Fresno State Footprint

Jaeden Moore received a scholarship offer on Tuesday from the University of Washington football program, which didn't have to look far for a scouting report on him. Six months earlier, Husky coach Kalen DeBoer was at Fresno State when he and his staff offered a scholarship to the 6-foot-4, 230-pound edge rusher/tight end from Central Valley Christian School in Visalia, California.

Second Bishop Gorman Defensive Back Draws Husky Offer

Rome Odunze no doubt couldn't wait to leave Bishop Gorman High School and Las Vegas behind. Naturally, the University of Washington sophomore wide receiver wanted to launch his college career and pursue his NFL dreams. Yet Odunze also probably got real tired of running into an up-and-coming lockdown defensive back...

Huskies Offer Texas Defensive Tackle, Son of Former Big-League Pitcher

Riley Van Poppel won't command the level of sporting attention his father did three decades earlier as a Texas teenager, but that's probably a good thing. He's the son of former hard-throwing pitcher Todd Van Poppel, who could have gone to the Atlanta Braves with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1990 Baseball Draft. Yet he wouldn't sign with them and ended up dropping down to the 14th pick and the Oakland A's.

Huskies Lose Davis to Re-Injury, Can't Hang with UCLA

Facing 17th-ranked UCLA, things looked bleak for the University of Washington basketball team when Daejon Davis drove to the basket, got tangled up and re-injured his right shoulder. The same shoulder that earlier cost Davis three weeks of play and sent his team into a losing spiral. The same limb...

Oops, Husky QB Target Jaden Rashada Loses All Recruiting Connections

Jaden Rashada is well known for his ability to scramble, but nothing quite like this. At 11:11 a.m. on Monday, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound quarterback from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, California, a talented kid with nearly 30 scholarship offers and someone who is considered the top recruit at his position nationally for 2023, sent out a perilous tweet.

Penix Has Sunday Moment Worth Repeating on Saturdays

It was just two players, one pass and a Sunday morning, but it added up to enough to make offseason imaginations run wild. Holding onto the football, Michael Penix Jr., the new University of Washington quarterback by way of Indiana, turned to his right, did a full spin, set up and effortlessly launched one left-handed up the right sideline.

Ex-Husky Fultz to Make NBA Return After Long Injury Layoff

Markelle Fultz, out nearly 14 months while recovering from a serious knee injury, will make his NBA return for the Orlando Magic on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. The former University of Washington guard and NBA No. 1 draft pick in 2017 suffered a torn ACL on Jan. 6, 2021, when his left knee buckled without contact in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had to leave the floor in a wheelchair.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Emmitt Matthews Jr. Explains New Look

Emmitt Matthews Jr. looked like he was sitting for a job interview, not a postgame basketball interview. His longish, new-age locks that once sprouted in all sorts of majestic directions were gone, replaced by a conservative, close-cropped look. Matthews did what no college basketball player would consider these days —...

UW Fresh Start (No. 20): Turner Gets Another Chance to Move Up

The first thing you notice about Asa Turner are his flowing auburn tresses. He seemingly finds great strength in his unbridled hair, which doesn't appear to have been cut since he joined the University of Washington football team in 2019 and reaches halfway down his back. He's Asa Van Halen,...

Brown-Led Huskies Tough Out 78-70 Win Over WSU

After respective injury layoffs, starters Daejon Davis and Emmitt Matthews Jr. returned to the University of Washington basketball team on Saturday to face Washington State. However, things still didn't quite look the same. Matthews and teammate PJ Fuller showed up with their trademark long locks shorn, trying something new. Davis,...

UW Extends Offer to Local DB Coached by Ex-Husky Cooper

Marquawn McCraney has learned his football from a former Washington Husky so it shouldn't be all that surprising that now he has a chance to be one. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety and wide receiver on Friday received a scholarship offer from Kalen DeBoer's staff, adding to the feel-good story that has enveloped the suburban Seattle Highline High School football program.

Dejounte Murray Goes from All-Star Game to Another Triple-Double

This All-Star Game stuff wasn't a just momentary thing for Dejounte Murray. The multi-talented 6-foot-4 guard was still at his best as the San Antonio Spurs resumed regular-season play on Friday night by supplying 31 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists in a 157-153 double-overtime victory over the Washington Wizards — in the NBA's highest-scoring game of the season.