UW Football http://kplu.org en Top 5 Seattle Sports Stories Of 2013 http://kplu.org/post/top-5-seattle-sports-stories-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From a blockbuster baseball signing to talk of the Super Bowl, there was a lot for Seattle sports fans to smile about this year. </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sports commentator Art </span>Thiel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> names his top five sports stories of the year.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 12008 at http://kplu.org Top 5 Seattle Sports Stories Of 2013 UW Football Coach Steve Sarkisian Under Pressure http://kplu.org/post/uw-football-coach-steve-sarkisian-under-pressure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Washington football team plays Oregon State in Corvallis Saturday night. UW's starting quarterback is nursing an injury and they’re coming off a big loss against UCLA last week.&nbsp;</span></p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says there’s no rest for the weary; Washington State is waiting in the wings.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 11213 at http://kplu.org UW Football Coach Steve Sarkisian Under Pressure Rough season for UW, WSU quarterbacks http://kplu.org/post/rough-season-uw-wsu-quarterbacks <p>There's not a lot to cheer about this season if you're a college football fan in Washington.</p><p>Both the University of Washington and Washington State have been struggling. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says nowhere is that more evident than at the position of quarterback. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 6760 at http://kplu.org Rough season for UW, WSU quarterbacks Will UW football changes be enough for a challenging 2012? http://kplu.org/post/will-uw-football-changes-be-enough-challenging-2012 <p>After an embarrassing 67-56 loss to Baylor in the Alamo Bowl, the Washington Huskies have made big changes to their defensive coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Nick Holt was fired, along with the team&#39;s linebackers and safeties coaches.</p><p>Two coaches with ties to the Northwest were hired from Tennessee. But will it be enough to help the Huskies face what promises to be a very tough schedule in 2012? Fri, 06 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3606 at http://kplu.org Will UW football changes be enough for a challenging 2012? Preview: UW starts new year with new defensive staff http://kplu.org/post/preview-uw-starts-new-year-new-defensive-staff <p>Being part of the highest-scoring bowl game in history was hardly a distinction for University of Washington defensive coordinator Nick Holt.&nbsp;</p><p>The 67-56 loss to Baylor in the Alamo Bowl was the last in a series of defensive flops that cost him his job. Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3601 at http://kplu.org Preview: UW starts new year with new defensive staff Thiel: Spread against UW vs. Baylor in Alamo Bowl should be wider http://kplu.org/post/thiel-spread-against-uw-vs-baylor-alamo-bowl-should-be-wider <p>The Washington Huskies travel to San Antonio Friday in preparation for the Alamo Bowl next week. They play Baylor on Thursday, Dec. 29.</p><p>Baylor is favored by nine points. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel thinks the spread should be much more than that. Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3532 at http://kplu.org Thiel: Spread against UW vs. Baylor in Alamo Bowl should be wider Positive changes for UW football ... bowl game on horizon? http://kplu.org/post/positive-changes-uw-football-bowl-game-horizon <p>The 2011 University of Washington football season kicks off Saturday with a game against Eastern Washington at Husky Stadium.</p><p>There will be a lot of changes this year. And KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says that&#39;s a good thing. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 2511 at http://kplu.org Positive changes for UW football ... bowl game on horizon? UW football coach Steve Sarkisian top-paid state employee http://kplu.org/post/uw-football-coach-steve-sarkisian-top-paid-state-employee <p>A <a href="http://www.ofm.wa.gov/persdetail/2011/default.asp" target="_blank">new detailed list</a> from the Office of Financial Management names University of Washington football coach Steve Sarkasian the top paid Washington state employee in 2010, with $1.98 million in gross pay.</p><p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:40:45 +0000 The Associated Press 2299 at http://kplu.org UW football coach Steve Sarkisian top-paid state employee Huskies humble Nebraska, get first bowl win since '01 http://kplu.org/post/huskies-humble-nebraska-get-first-bowl-win-01 <p>Coach Steve Sarkisian&nbsp;told ESPN it "a big win for the Husky Nation" after his Washington team beat daunting odds to defeat the 18th-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers&nbsp;in Thursday's Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The UW dominated on defense and offense for a 19-7 victory.</p> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 06:48:26 +0000 KPLU News Staff 451 at http://kplu.org Huskies humble Nebraska, get first bowl win since '01 UW 'excited but serious' about Holiday Bowl http://kplu.org/post/uw-excited-serious-about-holiday-bowl <p>The Washington Huskies are working hard to prepare for their first bowl appearance in eight years.&nbsp; They play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl next Thursday, December 30th, in San Diego.&nbsp;</p><p>Sports commentator Art Thiel shared with KPLU’s Kirsten Kendrick the many reasons why this game is such a big deal for Washington and&nbsp;<em>not</em> for Nebraska.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:37:02 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 419 at http://kplu.org UW 'excited but serious' about Holiday Bowl Thursday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines <P><STRONG>Get Ready for <EM>Brrrr</EM></STRONG></P> <P>Are you ready for snow? There's a possibility you'll see some late Sunday or early Monday in northwest Washington. The north Olympic Peninsula, the San Juan Islands and Whatcom County have the best chance for snow.&nbsp; Conditions<EM> may </EM>bring it south to the Seattle area. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:56:09 +0000 Gary Davis 168 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines