Washington Rumors & News

  • Rutgers opens as heavy underdogs for season opener at Washington

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers' season opener is four months away, but coach Chris Ash already has some bulletin board material. The Scarlet Knights aren't getting much respect from oddsmakers, as they have opened as 20.5-point underdogs for the season opener at Washington on Sept. 3, according to the 5Dimes..." May 09

  • 4-star DT Marlon Tuipulotu commits to Washington

    Oregonian "The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have both placed increased emphasis on corralling top in-state over the past two recruiting classes. That effort took a huge blow Saturday evening, as 247Sports four-star defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu, a U.S. Army All-American selection, committed..." April 17

  • Washington lands big-time St. John Bosco WR recruit Terrell Bynum

    USA Today High School Sports "Chris Peterson loves explosive players at the skill positions, and he just landed his man in the Class of 2016. As announced on a California radio show and then tweeted by the player himself just after midnight Thursday, St. John Bosco star wide receiver Terrell Bynum has decided to take his..." April 15

  • University of Washington ready to cook with Budda Baker

    Fox Sports "Chris Petersen's never been one to gush. But if you really want to get him going, ask him about Budda Baker, Washington's version of the Energizer bunny. Both the coach and his star defensive back have been at Washington for two seasons, and Petersen said he's never seen Baker not finish first..." April 07

  • Washington RB Deontae Cooper will enjoy seventh season at SJSU

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Running back Deontae Cooper will leave Washington and spend his seventh college football season at San Jose State. Yes, seventh. Cooper tore ligaments in his knee during the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons at Washington and was granted three extra years by the NCAA. He spent those years as a..." March 22

  • Washington coach Chris Petersen signs two-year extension, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Chris Petersen has even more to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The Washington coach signed a two-year extension through the 2020 season that will pay him $4 million per year, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday. Petersen is in his second year with the Huskies after taking over for Steve..." November 26

  • UW’s Chris Petersen mum on status QB Jake Browning’s status

    Seattle Times "Chris Petersen didn’t have a lot to say about Jake Browning and the apparent right shoulder injury the freshman quarterback suffered last week that prevented him from playing the final series in the loss to Oregon. “Everybody is day to day,” Petersen said after Thursday morning’s practice – the..." October 22

  • Utes receive commitment from junior college QB Troy Williams

    Salt Lake Tribune "Of all Utah's commitments in this class, the latest has the chance to have the biggest impact on the 2016 season. Utah received a verbal pledge Tuesday from Santa Monica College quarterback Troy Williams, who played at Washington before opting to play junior college and will have two seasons..." October 21

  • Report documents Sarkisian's alleged alcohol use as UW coach

    NFL.com "USC coach Steve Sarkisian's alleged drinking habit didn't end with an embarrassing speech he gave while impaired at a booster function in August, and reportedly, it didn't begin there, either. A day after Sarkisian was placed on an indefinite leave of absence, the Los Angeles Times revealed..." October 12

  • Knee injury forces Washington OL Dexter Charles to retire

    ESPN "Washington has lost its most experienced offensive lineman, with coach Chris Petersen announcing Monday morning that Dexter Charles is retiring for medical reasons. Petersen cited a lingering knee injury as the reason Charles, who started 30 games over the past three seasons, is stepping..." August 18

  • Injury forces Washington's only returning O-line starter to quit football

    Sporting News - NCAAF "An already green Washington offensive line got a lot more inexperienced Monday when fifth-year senior left guard Dexter Charles was forced to quit football, citing a lingering knee injury, the Seattle Times reported. Charles (6-5, 313) started 30 games in three seasons and was the only..." August 17

  • Nate Dogg’s son kicked off Washington team for disciplinary reasons

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s been a bad run recently for the football-playing sons of famous rappers. Naijiel Hale, the son of late rapper Nate Dogg, was kicked off the Washington Huskies football program, coach Chris Petersen announced Friday. “Unfortunately, that always happens. Naijiel’s been dismissed from our..." August 08

  • Linebacker Drew Lewis dismissed from UW football program

    Seattle Times "Drew Lewis, a redshirt freshman linebacker from Eastlake High School in Sammamish, has been dismissed from the Washington football program for an unspecified violation of team rules. UW coach Chris Petersen announced the dismissal in a one-sentence news release Tuesday. No other details were..." July 21

  • Washington Huskies QB Cyler Miles retires due to hip injury

    Seattle Blog "Former Washington Huskies starting quarterback Cyler Miles has retired from football because of a chronic hip injury, UW head coach Chris Petersen announced on Monday. Miles was expected to compete for the Huskies starting quarterback position in his redshirt junior season after starting 12..." June 23

  • Huskies confirm signing of junior-college QB Tony Rodriguez

    Seattle Times "Washington has confirmed the signing of junior-college quarterback Tony Rodriguez to a financial-aid agreement and UW coach Chris Petersen expects him to “add an immediate boost” to the quarterback competition this fall. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Rodriguez was the offensive player of the year on..." June 09

  • Three St. John Bosco players commit to Pac-12 schools

    Fox Sports West "Washington was never far from Sean McGrew's thoughts. Growing up he was a big fan of the Huskies. In his bedroom was a poster of Husky Stadium. With that as a backdrop, Wednesday's announcement shouldn't come as a surprise. In front of family, St. John Bosco students, and faculty, McGrew..." May 21

  • Huskies WR John Ross III out for 2015 season with leg injury

    The News Tribune "Huskies receiver and kick returner John Ross III, the team’s best returning playmaker, will miss the 2015 season due to a leg injury suffered during spring practices, the UW announced on Thursday afternoon. Ross had relatively minor knee surgery in January — he also missed the Georgia State..." May 08

  • Report: Cyler Miles doesn’t plan on playing for UW Huskies in 2015

    College Football Talk "Earlier today Washington confirmed that starting quarterback Cyler Miles had taken what was described as a “voluntary leave of absence” as he “is dealing with some things in his life that are more important than football.” Now, it appears that leave of absence may be permanent. Citing a..." March 14

  • Washington QB Cyler Miles takes leave of absence, to miss spring

    CBS Sports "An already bumpy off-field career for Washington quarterback Cyler Miles got a little bit bumpier Friday. The Huskies announced that Miles will take a voluntary leave of absence from the team for "personal reasons" and would miss the program's 2015 spring practice. He will remain enrolled in..." March 13

  • Washington’s Chris Petersen remains coy about QB position

    College Football Talk "Washington head coach Chris Petersen remains adamant that he doesn’t know who his starting quarterback will be this fall. “The best quarterback’s going to win, there’s no question about it,” Petersen said in an interview with Steve Sandmeyer, Jason Churchill and Bill Swartz on 1090 AM in..." February 13

  • Chris Petersen says he has ‘no idea’ who will start at quarterback for the Huskies in 2015

    Seattle Times "Washington coach Chris Petersen, reiterating postgame comments from the Huskies’ Cactus Bowl loss to Oklahoma State, said Tuesday the quarterback job is open heading into the 2015 season. “I have no idea. No idea. You know, no idea,” Petersen said, when asked during an interview with KJR’s Dave..." January 14

  • UW receiver Kendyl Taylor to transfer

    Seattle Times "Wide receiver Kendyl Taylor is leaving Washington to transfer to another program, a source told The Seattle Times. He is the second known player to transfer out of UW this offseason, following quarterback Troy Williams‘ departure Monday. As a sophomore this past season, Taylor had 18 catches..." January 08

  • NFL scouts weigh in on questions surrounding Shaq Thompson’s pro potential

    Seattle Times "The NFL, it seems, will have the same conundrum Washington had with Shaq Thompson: What is his best position? The 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior from Sacramento did it all for the Huskies this season. He was a standout weak-side linebacker, a part-time running back, a sometimes safety and an..." January 06

  • Washington LB Shaq Thompson declares for draft

    CBS Sports "One of the nation's biggest defensive playmakers is on his way to the NFL. Washington junior linebacker and part-time running back Shaq Thompson will forgo his senior season with the Huskies and enter the 2015 NFL Draft, he announced on his Twitter feed Monday. "After careful prayer and..." January 05

  • Report: Former Washington Huskies CB Marcus Peters choked assistant coach

    Seattle Blog "It was widely known that former Washington Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters butted heads with coaches prior to his dismissal from the program in November, but an account published Wednesday detailed a much uglier scenario than initially reported. “Peters was suspended and later dismissed from..." December 18

  • UW junior star Shaq Thompson says he’s undecided about entering NFL draft

    Seattle Times "A potential first-round NFL draft pick, Washington junior star Shaq Thompson says he will talk with his family over the Christmas break before making any formal decisions about whether to enter the draft after this season. “Just sitting down with my family and Coach Pete and some of the coaches..." December 17

  • Washington football players get stuck in elevator

    SI "What happens when nine members of the Washington Huskies football team walk into an elevator? They get stuck. According to Tucson news station KGUN9, a group of players were stranded in a hotel elevator on Friday night, ahead of the team's Saturday matchup against Arizona. " November 15

  • UW star cornerback Marcus Peters dismissed from the team

    Seattle Times "Marcus Peters, the Huskies’ standout junior cornerback, has been dismissed from the program, multiple sources have told The Seattle Times. Peters got into an argument with an assistant coach during practice Wednesday, a source said, apparently the final straw in a series of run-ins with..." November 06

  • Chris Petersen says CB Marcus Peters ‘back with us’

    The News Tribune "After serving a one-game suspension against Illinois, junior cornerback Marcus Peters returned to practice on Monday and is apparently expected to play Saturday against Georgia State. Peters, the Huskies’ best defensive back, was suspended after being benched during UW’s Sept. 6 game against..." September 16

  • UW star cornerback Marcus Peters suspended one game for sideline tantrum

    Seattle Times "Marcus Peters, the Huskies’ standout junior cornerback, has been suspended for this week’s game against Illinois after his sideline tantrum during Washington’s 59-52 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday, according to multiple sources. The suspension of Peters — UW’s only veteran..." September 09

  • Cyler Miles bringing ‘a different swagger’ to UW offense

    Seattle Times "The Huskies’ chartered flight from Honolulu landed in Seattle early Sunday morning, and the team buses rolled back onto campus around 8 a.m. Junior receiver Jaydon Mickens got in his car and immediately drove to pick up quarterback Cyler Miles. They came right back to the team’s Husky Stadium..." September 04

  • Huskies get 2016 commitment from Eastside Catholic’s Brandon Wellington

    Seattle Times "Brandon Wellington of Sammamish’s Eastside Catholic High, considered the state’s top recruit for the Class of 2016, has made a verbal commitment to the Huskies. The 6-foot, 220-pound Wellington is being recruited as both a running back and outside linebacker." August 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Huskies QB Cyler Miles: ‘I messed up big time and I’m willing to face the consequences’

    Seattle Times "Washington sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles spoke with the media today for the first time since being involved in two post-Super Bowl incidents in February, prompting his one-game suspension for the Huskies’ Aug. 30 season opener at Hawaii. “I just wanted to take the time to apologize for my..." August 07

  • Washington Huskies give the boot to DE Marcus Farria

    Seattle Times "There are two notable changes to the new Washington football roster handed out to the media today. Sophomore defensive end Marcus Farria, who had 2.5 sacks as a true freshman last season, was dismissed last week for what coach Chris Petersen says was a “violation of team standards.”" August 05

  • Washington QB Cyler Miles suspended for season opener at Hawaii

    Seattle Times "Washington sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the season opener at Hawaii, UW coach Chris Petersen told The Seattle Times. Miles, the overwhelming favorite to replace three-year starter Keith Price as UW’s starting quarterback this year, was linked to two assaults in..." July 24

  • Defensive end Josh Shirley and offensive lineman Taylor Hindy leaves Huskies

    Seattle Times "Senior defensive end Josh Shirley has left the Washington football program, sources have told The Seattle Times. Shirley, a former high school all-American from Fontana, Calif., would like to play his senior season closer to his native southern California, a source said. Reached by phone,..." July 02

  • Former Washington WR Damore'ea Stringfellow tweets he's heading to Ole Miss

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Damore'ea Stringfellow looks to be an Ole Miss Rebel. The former Washington WR tweeted Thursday night that he was heading to Oxford, Miss. and also changed his Twitter background to a picture of the Ole Miss flag. Stringfellow left Washington after the 2013 season when he was charged with..." June 20

  • Report: Damore’ea Stringfellow transferring to Nebraska

    The News Tribune "According to Huskers Illustrated, a 247Sports affiliate, former Washington receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow has signed the necessary paperwork to make official his transfer to Nebraska. Washington announced earlier this month that Stringfellow would transfer. He was suspended by UW coach Chris..." June 02

  • UW Huskies reinstate QB Miles as WR Stringfellow transfers

    College Football Talk "Washington was on the receiving end of some really good news Wednesday evening… and some not-so-good as well. On the happy front, UW confirmed that quarterback Cyler Miles has been reinstated to the football program. Miles was allegedly involved in a pair of assaults in early February,..." May 16

  • Freshman cornerback Patrick Enewally kicked off UW football team

    Seattle Times "Washington redshirt freshman cornerback Patrick Enewally on Thursday became the first player dismissed from the team by new coach Chris Petersen. Enewally’s dismissal came after he punched a teammate in the face earlier in the week, a team source said. Enewally’s departure thins what was..." April 11

  • Suspended Washington QB could return this spring

    College Football Talk "Washington head coach Chris Petersen has not shut the door on a possible spring return for suspended quarterback Cyler Miles. Miles, the likely successor to NFL-bound Keith Price, was suspended by Petersen and the Huskies in early February following an off-field incident. Police decided not to..." April 06

  • QB Jake Browning commits to Washington

    UW Dawg Pound "Washington coach Chris Petersen has just received a verbal commitment from record-breaking QB Jake Browning of Folsom H.S. in Folsom, California. Big news for Washington football recruiting for the class of 2015 as they appear to have their QB. Both Browning and Shadle Park QB Brett Rypien..." April 01

  • Husky Damore’ea Stringfellow will be charged, teammate Cyler Miles will not

    Seattle Times "Washington wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow will be charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault in the fourth degree and one count of malicious mischief in a case related to his alleged assault of Seahawks fans in two post-Super Bowl incidents on Feb. 2. Washington quarterback Cyler..." April 01

  • UW star suspended 2 weeks after plea

    Tacoma News Tribune "Washington starting linebacker John Timu, who was charged in December with two misdemeanor counts of second-degree vehicle prowling after he allegedly stole parking passes and sold them to teammates, has been suspended by coach Chris Petersen for the first two weeks of spring football practices..." March 07

  • Huskies take a look at Shaq Thompson on offense

    Seattle Times "In a pivotal Pac-12 matchup at UCLA in November, Washington got an up-close look at perhaps college football’s best two-way player. Myles Jack, the former Bellevue star, scored four touchdowns and made five tackles, leading UCLA to a 41-31 victory over the Huskies. Five months later, the..." March 07

  • Seferian-Jenkins opts for surgery now

    CBS Sports "Former University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins underwent surgery in North Carolina Friday to stabilize a stress fracture in his left foot. Seferian-Jenkins, currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 3 TE and No. 45 overall prospect, looked to be in great shape when he took the podium..." March 01

  • UW targets Spokane’s Brett Rypien as quarterback for 2015 class

    Seattle Times "The Huskies hosted their Junior Day on Saturday and coach Chris Petersen offered a scholarship to Shadle Park (Spokane) quarterback Brett Rypien, the nephew of former Washington State quarterback Mark Rypien, the MVP of Super Bowl XXVI for the Washington Redskins. Brett Rypien has put up some..." February 11

  • Washington Huskies quarterback Cyler Miles, receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow suspended

    Seattle Times "Washington quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow have been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, UW coach Chris Petersen announced Thursday in a news release. Two players are being investigated by Seattle Police for an alleged assault near campus..." February 07

  • Budda Baker Commits to Washington

    247 Sports "Many believed the week couldn't get much better, but it just did for Husky fans. Bellevue safety Budda Baker has committed to Washington Baker, who was previously committed to Oregon, chose the Huskies over UCLA, who made a valiant attempt to sway the young man away from his homestate, similar..." February 05

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