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Nick Montana Could Top Hugh Millen’s Scoring Record At UW

nickmontana2He’s the prized recruit of the school football team, boasts a name more suited for a pornstar, is the son of a millionaire Hall of Fame quarterback, and at 6’1″, 185 pounds, has the look of an Abercrombie and Fitch model.

Yep, I think it’s safe to say that when Nick Montana finally sets foot on the University of Washington campus in 2010, he will be seeing a lot of ass. We’re talking Wilt Chamberlain numbers.

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Nick Montana’s Commitment Solidifies 2010 UW Recruiting Class

nickmontanaAll it took was one visit to the University of Washington and Nick Montana knew where he would be playing his college football.

Forget the fact that the Huskies went 0-12 in 2008.

Forget that Montana’s dad, a guy named Joe, went to school at Notre Dame.

Nick Montana, a quarterback from Oaks Christian High School in California, committed to the future of Washington football, in the form of new head coach Steve Sarkisian, and signified the official beginning of the rebirth of the purple and gold.

The tenth commitment in Washington’s heralded 2010 class, Montana gives Sarkisian a player to recruit and build around.

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Jake Heaps to BYU? Bad choice

jakeheaps2Take away the allegiance I have towards the University of Washington, for a minute, and let me give you one reason why Jake Heaps choosing BYU over the likes of Washington, California, LSU, and Tennessee is a bad choice: His future.

The fact is, only one school on Heaps’ short list of final college choices runs an offensive system that doesn’t translate well to the pro game. Naturally, that school is BYU.

Unlike the four other schools on this list, which all utilize pro-style offensive sets, BYU operates in a system that looks a lot like the spread, a gimmicky offense that has rarely produced high-caliber quarterbacks at the next level. Interestingly enough, Heaps currently operates in a spread offense at Skyline (Sammamish, WA) High School, where he helped lead the Spartans to a 2008 Class 4A State Championship.

I can’t imagine that Heaps doesn’t want to play in the NFL. Ideally, that’s the dream of every collegiate football player, and a talent like Heaps is likely no exception. So why choose BYU, then?

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UW Can Bank On Softball Championship For Years To Come

uwsoftballchampionshipWith apologies to the volleyball and women’s cross country teams, the National Championship won last night by the Huskies softball team is the greatest athletic accomplishment by the University of Washington since the football team won a share of the national title in 1991.

Anyone could argue this point, and I’m sure they will, but the fact is that outside of the major revenue sports at any university (football and basketball, namely), there are only so many athletic programs that still manage to bring in any discernible amount of money for the school they represent. Softball happens to be one of those sports.

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Huskies Take Game One Of Series, One Win From First National Championship

Washington players celebrate after a two-run Jenn Salling single, followed by a Florida error, resulted in all four Huskies scoring
Washington players celebrate after a two-run Jenn Salling single, followed by a Florida error, resulted in all four Huskies scoring

The University of Washington softball team is one win away from their first NCAA National Championship after shutting out the University of Florida in Game One of the Women’s College World Series final round.

Behind seven shutout innings from ace Danielle Lawrie, the Huskies stormed to an 8-0 victory that had most people in attendance believing the game was over after the sixth inning, when an eight-run mercy rule would have taken effect. That mercy rule is lifted for the championship series, however, and the teams were forced to play what amounted to a meaningless seventh inning.

The scoring spree got underway in the third inning on a bizarre play with the bases loaded that began with a Jenn Salling single to center field. Washington first baseman Niki Williams scored easily from third, while Ashley Charters attempted to score from a second. Charters slid around the ensuing tag for the second run on the play.

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Lawrie leads Huskies into WCWS final

Washington players celebrate after Danielle Lawrie's grand slam home run. (AP)
Washington players celebrate after Danielle Lawrie's grand slam home run. (AP)

The Washington Huskies softball team is damn good.

Behind the pitching of ace Danielle Lawrie, the Dawgs knocked off the University of Georgia 9-3 last night to advance to the final round of the Women’s College World Series.

The semifinal victory came on the heels of a 9-8 defeat earlier in the day at the hands of those same Georgia Bulldogs.

Lawrie’s heroics weren’t just relegated to the pitcher’s circle yesterday, either. The National College Softball Player of the Year did her part to ignite the offense with a grand slam home run in the first inning, as well. The four runs would be all the Huskies would need en route to the 9-3 win.

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