UW Huskies

College sports: Fish or cut bait with student athletes

"As far as I am concerned, all of college football should go to an Ivy League model in which ordinary students compete, recruiting madness is…

2013’s #7 Most-Read: UW’s new Husky Stadium, revealed

She resided on Union Bay looking out at Mount Rainier. She was aged, sagging and arthritic. Needing more than a facelift, she underwent a 20-month surgery…

Seattle sports: Holiday feast served cold

Events in recent weeks should have bolstered Seattle sports fans' morale:  The Seahawks' exciting run toward a possible Super Bowl appearance; the Mariners' surprising outbidding…

Seattle sport fans crazy about Petersen and Cano

To the good people at Forbes magazine who annually rank Seattle as the most miserable sports city in America, here's a message from the left…

Huskies should stick with Sark as coach

No, I don't think Steve Sarkisian should be fired, even if the Huskies lose Saturday at Oregon State. But if he loses the Apple Cup…

UW football: Best days behind it?

On the tarmac at the Miami airport, I waited, a little nervously, for Barry Switzer, who was flying in with the Oklahoma Sooners for the…

Huskies-Ducks: A galactic clash for UW

As with any good football coach, Steve Sarkisian on game week narrows the focus to see-ballcarrier, hit-ballcarrier, ignoring the bigger picture — at least when he's…

If the money’s right, Sark should walk

He could have said no, flat-out. But that would make Steve Sarkisian an idiot or Rick Neuheisel, either of which would be disappointing to discover…

UW’s new Husky Stadium, revealed

She resided on Union Bay looking out at Mount Rainier. She was aged, sagging and arthritic. Needing more than a facelift, she underwent a 20-month…

Why the Vegas Bowl is a shot at Husky redemption

In the traditional year-end compendiums, there's no doubt who was No. 1 in Seattle sports on the Steepest Fall Down the Stairs List. In fact,…

A Cougs fan clocking a Husky? There’s historic precedent for that

Scroll down for an exclusive video from Crosscut correspondent Art Thiel.  Dumbfounding as the Apple Cup outcome was Friday, the parallels to the game 30…

Apple Cup revolt: It’s time for UW, WSU to join forces

Scroll down for "Two Minutes with Thiel," an exclusive video segment from Crosscut contributor Art Thiel.  Whichever genius thought that playing the Apple Cup in…

Can the Sounders break Seattle’s mediocrity streak?

Scroll down for an exclusive original video from Crosscut contributor Art Thiel.  The Sounders are entering the playoffs against a team that they have failed…

Romar should take a lesson from the NCAA’s Husky snub

If only the Huskies had Ted St. Martin in his prime. The University of Washington men might in that case be headed to the NCAA…

Forget GOP battles: It’s Super Wednesday for sports fans

The many who would say their favorite sport is Republican politics may already be trying to forget about the hours they devoted to Super Tuesday.…

A hockey town? Seattle’s enthusiasm for the sport already includes UW hockey club

The Thursday (Feb. 16) press-conference revelation about a possible new sports facility in SoDo re-energized regional hoop fanatics bent on bringing to Seattle another incarnation…

How about some more Seattle basketball?

As Super Sunday dawned in Greater Seattle, sports fans rabid about pro football’s annual tribute to Roman numerals may have realized they first would need…

Mariner, Husky stars need to play their coaches’ way

Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and Husky basketball star Tony Wroten have gotten attention over the past week in part because of these talented athletes' abilities…

UW defensive statistics may cause future shock, too

Statisticians no doubt went into number-crunching overtime after the Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl. Stat rats may still be marveling at the fact that victorious Baylor…

Neuheisel always lands on his feet

All those folks (there must be maybe three or four beyond his immediate family) fretting about the misfortunes of Rick Neuheisel should be mollified by…

Mixed feelings about the new Husky stadium

              "Welcome to Seattle: Price No Object" —suggested sign to be posted at Seattle city limits.The Seattle Times and other local media have gone bananas over…

Bow down to Husky Stadium

In retrospect the schedulers were to blame. The narrative for the past year had been that the structure now destined to be known forever as…

Dawgs win, Hawks lose, refs lose too

Many of the millions of us on the periphery of the televised-football spectacle must wonder if it’s been considered worth it for officials to devote…

Pigskin pessimism

Have the Washington Huskies joined the Pac 12’s elite teams? Do the Seattle Seahawks have much chance of reaching the playoffs this season? Are both…

UW, Seahawks get a little disrespect

Sage advice from father to spawn in a long-ago magazine cartoon: “Remember, it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s the point spread.” Carbon-dating the…