If you’re a Husky fan and you’re looking for something to do this weekend, don’t worry, you have plenty of options.
Beginning tonight, University of Washington athletics will be well represented locally and nationally and you can be a part of the action.
Here’s a chronological breakdown of this weekend’s purple and gold events schedule.
- 6:00 PM – The fourth-ranked UW women’s volleyball team (15-1 overall, 5-1 league) takes on conference rival UCLA at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The 12th-ranked Bruins are 0-5 in their past five meetings against the Huskies.
- 7:15 PM (approx.) – The University of Washington men’s basketball team officially gets their season underway with a nationally-televised Midnight Madness event immediately following the volleyball match. The uber-practice will feature player introductions, a slam dunk contest, special events, and a team scrimmage. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans unable to attend in-person can witness the action from the comfort of their couch on ESPNU.
- 10:00 PM – The Husky men’s ice hockey team drops the puck in the evening’s nightcap at Olympicview Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace. At 2-2 on the year, the Ice Dawgs look to push themselves over .500 with a win over the visiting Portland State Vikings. Also, the team will be sporting pink gear and collecting donations for breast cancer awareness over the course of this weekend. Money raised will go to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation, so make sure to get out and support the Huskies and breast cancer research! Tickets are only $5. For more information, visit the official website of Husky Ice Hockey.
- 6:30 PM – The Husky ice hockey team kicks off Saturday’s festivities with the final game of this homestand at Olympicview Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace. Washington will look to upend the Vikings of Portland State for the second night in a row before they hit the road for their next six games. This will be your last chance to see the Ice Dawgs at home until November 14, so make sure to seize the opportunity while you still can! Breast cancer awareness weekend continues, and donations to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation will be accepted through Saturday night.
- 7:00 PM – UW volleyball battles conference rival USC in the second and final match of their weekend homestand. The Trojans are ranked 16th nationally and boast a 13-4 overall record (2-3 in conference).
- 7:15 PM – The Husky football team travels to the desert to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in a critical conference matchup that would put the Dawgs over .500 with a win. At 3-3, the resurgent UW football program is just three wins from postseason bowl eligibility and needs to win one of three remaining road games (at Arizona State, at UCLA, and at Oregon State) to make an overall winning record a possibility. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Northwest.