When Washington coach Chris Petersen asked his players to read “The Energy Bus,” Danny Shelton wasn’t quite sure what to think of the assignment.
Thursday’s Washington State Cougars football game at CenturyLink Field will be the last annual “Seattle Game” for the foreseeable future.
When the Washington Huskies take the field on Saturday in Honolulu, 8 months of anticipation will come to a head as the Chris Petersen era begins. Similar to 2006 when he took over the Mountain West Conference’s most dominant team, Petersen takes over a football team coming off a 9-4 record in its previous season. That may however be where the similarities end.
Chris Petersen insists the opener for No. 25 Washington against Hawaii on Saturday carries no greater importance than any other season opener in his coaching career.
Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.
Mercer Island High School product Jeff Lindquist will be the starting quarterback for No. 25 Washington when the Huskies open the season at Hawaii on Aug. 30.
Mario Bailey walked down the Husky Stadium tunnel. He passed the plaques commemorating each of Washington’s bowl appearances and the new hand-painted murals. Then he stepped onto the turf.
Taniela Tupou has never been one to shy away from sharing his future plans with family. Growing up in Hawaii, he often made bold claims about a football future.
The Wolverines will play the Huskies in Seattle in 2020 and will host them at the Big House in Ann Arbor the following year.
Each time John Ross jogged off the field last season, he sought out an older teammate and asked, "What could I have done better?"
When the 520 Bridge is closed for the weekend and Washington’s coaches need to get to work, the commute from the Eastside to Seattle isn’t easy.
Washington’s offensive linemen walked into a sushi bar. They packed the place. With the hungry Huskies seated in a semi-circle, they started to order. Then they ordered some more.
Fueled by those who look up to him in Oakland, Peters is determined to continue to mature as a player, while making sure he stays true to the ideals instilled in him by his parents.
For years, Petersen was perfectly content. Yet something about Washington - the facilities, the setting, the conference, the history - all combined to finally give Petersen the feeling he needed to make a move.
Washington quarterback Cyler Miles apologized Wednesday for his involvement in an off-field incident after the Super Bowl that led to his suspension for the Huskies' season opener at Hawaii.