A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

Washington Huskies Defensive Coordinator Justin Wilcox Finds Good…

Washington upset the eighth-ranked Stanford Cardinal 17-13 last night in Seattle, leading to a field-rushing and a top moment in the still-evolving career of Steve Sarkisian. The defensive battle (neither team found the end zone until the second half) was, apparently, a point of pride for Huskies defensive coordinator … » 9/28/12 3:40pm 9/28/12 3:40pm

Shaq Thompson Returns To Football After The Worst Minor League Career…

There is something unique about hitting a baseball: the assumption of failure. A batter can fail at his job two out of three times, and do it for 15 years, and he'll make the Hall of Fame. Baseball is a sport designed for only occasional success, even for its most skilled practitioners. » 7/23/12 1:30pm 7/23/12 1:30pm

Shaq Thompson Update: Shaq Has An At-Bat Where He Doesn't Strike Out!

Red Sox prospect and UW football recruit Shaq Thompson is putting together one of the all-time great stat sheets. Coming into today, Thompson was 0-for-37, with 36 strikeouts in his short career. (He'll start at safety for the Huskies in the fall.) We're committed to providing you the latest Shaq Thompson updates. » 7/20/12 4:10pm 7/20/12 4:10pm

Shaq Thompson Update: Strikes Out Five Times, Is Now 0-For-37 With 36…

We told you yesterday about Shaq Thompson, the UW football recruit who is giving baseball a go in the Red Sox system. His career stats, since being drafted by Boston in the 18th round, are incredible: Not a single hit, and all but one of his outs have been strikeouts. (To be totally fair, he has seven eight… » 7/18/12 3:20pm 7/18/12 3:20pm

The Selection Committee Says Washington Wasn't Even Close To Being On…

Washington made a bit of history yesterday, when the Huskies became the first ever regular season champion from a Big Six conference to not make the tournament. Perhaps fans can take some sick sort of solace in the knowledge that it wasn't a close-run thing: at least six other teams apparently had a better case for… » 3/12/12 9:30am 3/12/12 9:30am

Arizona Is Once Again Responsible For A Batshit Crazy Late-Night Play

Pac-12 football has long been the viewing domain of East Coast drunks and insomniacs, Midwestern degenerate gamblers looking to recover the day's losses, and Pacific coast... football fans. And it's often the home to the weird, the wild, and the stupid, which is exactly what happens here as Arizona's Robert Golden… » 10/30/11 1:13am 10/30/11 1:13am