*Editor’s note: Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. College basketball season is underway and that can mean only one thing for Husky fans: Dawg Pack Dirt. I’m proud to announce that we’re in our eighth year of your favorite gameday info sheet, dating back to the 2004-2005 season when I skipped class and hunkered down in Suzzallo Library to write this thing up for the first time.
This year, we have a good blend of young and old contributing to DPD. Many of the veterans who brought you last year’s Dirt have returned for another go-round in their final years of undergraduate study. Additionally, many newcomers have joined in the fun. I was lucky enough to be a part of their kickoff meeting a couple weeks ago and am thrilled to pay witness to the evolution of this tradition.
As always, the contributors to the Dirt will be hidden behind the anonymous veil of “dedicated Dawg Pack members.” All you need to know is that this is a team effort, and a great one at that. So without further ado, let’s get on with the show…
Dawg Pack Dirt: Seattle Pacific University
Volume 8, Issue 1, November 4, 2011
Special to Seattle Sportsnet
Written by dedicated Dawg Pack members
-Seattle Pacific Falcons @ Washington Huskies
-Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmunson Pavilion, Seattle, Wash.
-Friday, November 4, 2011, 7:00 p.m. PST
-Note: This is an exhibition game and will not count towards either team’s regular season record.
-Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash.
-SPU Falcons beat #16 Arizona 69-68 in exhibition last week.
-Last year, the Falcons defeated Eastern Washington and Nevada (both Division-I schools) in exhibition games.
#1 P (Fr.) Josh Jordan – Mountlake Terrace, WA
-He’s a little handsy.
#2 PG (So.) David Downs – Kirkland, WA
-Downs won the GNAC Freshman of the Year award last season with a whopping 5.8 ppg. Doesn’t take much does it?
#3 W (RS Fr.) Jonnie Washburn – Puyallup, WA
-Christian hip-hop anyone? Check out jonniewashburn.bandcamp.com.
-BTW, he is an AMAZING dancer.
#10 W (Fr.) Riley Stockton – Spokane, WA
-This dude has some big ass ears. Not sure why his mom is holding his balls.
-His uncle is John Stockton, whose son plays for Gonzaga. He also has a brother that plays point guard for Montana. Let’s see…that would make him the fourth best basketball player in his family? Ouch. That’s worse than EJ Singler.
*Editor’s note: This is a solid nominee for Awkward Family Photos. No doubt.
#12 PG (So.) Riley Carel – Enumclaw, WA
-Using his fame before he even has any:
#13 PG (RS Fr.) Ryan Todd – Mill Creek, WA
-Doppelganger according to him (or his friends) is Pee-Wee Herman. Pee-Wee was arrested for touching his Wee-Wee in a movie theater. Wonder if Todd has seen any movies lately??
-Also in the above picture with the hearts (under Jonnie Washburn’s dirt).
#14 P (Jr.) Andy Poling – Portland, OR
-Transferred from Gonzaga after he became their Brendan Sherrer.
#20 W (Fr.) Alex Weber-Brader – Olympia, WA
-Direct quote: “Why did we decidee to play University of Washington on the day Puss in Boots 3d comes out!?”
#21 W (Sr.) Jeff Dorman – Vancouver, WA
-His awesome trading card:
#22 P (Jr.) Kellan Moll – Anchorage, AK
-Pretty sure the other guy in this photo is Todd (Pee-Wee) again in an odd situation. Note the dude by his butt.
#23 W (Jr.) Jobi Wall – Arvada, CO
-Engaged to Abby. Extremely ginger. Maybe a South Park sign could be made. Or one about his lack of a soul.
#32 P (Sr.) Jake Anderson – Burlington, WA
-(On playing UW): “I just hope I get dunked on or do something weird so I can get on sportscenter..” He said he would prefer Romar or Sherrer to dunk on him.
-Terrence Ross on his bruised wrist: “I dunked too hard.” Anderson’s wish shall be granted. Teabag Part II?
-Some snippets from Anderson’s 30 personal random facts:
“6. i know too much sports facts, wish that helped in college haha”
“18- one of my front teeth is dead”
“27- always fall asleep on my right side hugging a pillow”
#33 W (Jr.) Scott Morse – Central Point, OR
-Nickname is Mookie.
–His fan page is blowin’ up. 136 likes.
#34 P (RS Fr.) Cory Hutsen – Sammamish, WA
Gets mistaken for Kris Humphries, aka ex-Mr. Kim Kardashian, quite often. Too bad he’s riding the bench, but remind him of his doppelganger anyway.
#55 P (Sr.) Modou Niang – Richard-Toll, Senegal
From Senegal, but went to high school in Tokyo, Japan, and somehow ended up at SPU after playing his freshman and sophomore seasons at Utah State. Quite the globetrotter.
Speaks Japanese, French, and Wolof (a native language of Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania) in addition to English. Our Wolof speaker is better, of course.