UW’s Emmert Leaving for NCAA; Friday Night Lights for Huskies

There’s been a lot of news coming out of Montlake lately.

Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar’s signed a 10-year contract extension last week, and now it looks like he’s about to land Terrance Ross, a highly-touted prospect out of Portland. That could mean Terrancec Jones will join Ross in signing with the Huskies. Stay tuned.

Washington announced Monday that it’s moving its home football game against UCLA to Thursday, Nov. 18. Can you name the last three football games Washington played that were not on a Saturday. Answer below.

Now comes the news that UW president Mark Emmert is leaving his post to become the president of the NCAA. Emmert brought current athletic director Scott Woodward with him from LSU. Woodward hired Steve Sarkisian and locked up Romar.

Emmert arrived six years ago when the UW athletic department was hitting rock bottom, and he deserves some credit for cleaning up the mess that Barbara Hedges left.

Sarkisian’s in his second-year of trying to clean up the football mess. His squad, which has high expectations this fall, will be on display Friday night at Husky Stadium. It’s time for the annual spring game.

To get you in the mood, here’s some Jake Locker highlights. No surprise, but  Locker’s the No. 1-rated prospect in this look at the 2011 NFL Draft.

Here’s the UW’s roster.

And here’s some fan information about the spring game, courtesy of the UW Sports Information Department:

Time:  6:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium
Admission:  Free (UW Student-athletes will be accepting donations for local middle school PE programs)
Parking:  $7 in E-1 (recommended).  $15 in E-12 (will fill up early)

Select-A-Seat:  Begins at 5 p.m. in East end of the field. All available season ticket seating locations will be tagged and ready for purchase.

Kids Zone:  Begins at 5:30 p.m. on East Practice Field.
Live Coverage:  TV – None.  Radio – 950 KJR AM.  Internet – Video & Gametracker on GoHuskies.com
Delayed Coverage:  TV – UWTV & FSN Northwest (schedule on GoHuskies.com)
Concessions:  Limited number of concessions stands will be open.  Regular menu.

Washington’s non-Saturday appearances (since 1960)

»  Friday, Aug 31, 2007 at Syracuse – ESPN

» Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 vs. Fresno State – FSN

»  Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999 at BYU – ESPN

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