University of Washington football http://www.kplu.org en Thiel: No Surprise UW's Sark Leaving Job for USC http://www.kplu.org/post/thiel-no-surprise-uws-sark-leaving-job-usc <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Washington head football coach Steve </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sarkisian</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has accepted a coaching job at the University of Southern California, <a href="https://twitter.com/USC_Athletics/status/407639475989118976/photo/1" target="_blank">USC announced on Monday</a>.</span></p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the news "wasn't a surprise."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I believe I wrote when he was hired five years ago that he would last in this job until USC has a head-coaching vacancy,” said Art.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:42:53 +0000 Paula Wissel & Art Thiel 11369 at http://www.kplu.org Thiel: No Surprise UW's Sark Leaving Job for USC New Husky Stadium 'Spectacular' http://www.kplu.org/post/new-husky-stadium-spectacular <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new and improved Husky Stadium opens Saturday night as the University of Washington hosts Boise State to kick off the 2013 football season. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel got a sneak preview of the renovated facility and was quite impressed.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 9815 at http://www.kplu.org New Husky Stadium 'Spectacular' UW Huskies face formidable foes in first half of 2012 season http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-huskies-face-formidable-foes-first-half-2012-season <p>The Washington Huskies begin the 2012 football season Saturday night against San Diego State. UW will face four Top 20 teams in the first six weeks of the season.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says a tough schedule is not the only obstacle the Huskies face this year. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 6157 at http://www.kplu.org UW Huskies face formidable foes in first half of 2012 season Preview: UW Huskies prepare for a tough season http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-uw-huskies-prepare-tough-season <p>The Washington Huskies ended their season last year with a 67-56 loss to Baylor in the Alamo Bowl. As they gear up for 2012, they face an even tougher schedule. UW opens the season Saturday night vs. San Diego State.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel will have more on the Huskies stiff competition this season, coming up tomorrow morning at 5:30 and 7:30 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our conversation.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 6147 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: UW Huskies prepare for a tough season Preview: UW faces Heisman winner, tough team in Alamo Bowl http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-uw-faces-heisman-winner-tough-team-alamo-bowl <p>The Washington Huskies will spend the holiday preparing for their second bowl game in two years. They face the Baylor Bears in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.</p><p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3527 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: UW faces Heisman winner, tough team in Alamo Bowl Huskies under more pressure than usual to beat Oregon State http://www.kplu.org/post/huskies-under-more-pressure-usual-beat-oregon-state <p>After a 5-1 start, the Washington Huskies are now 6-4 heading into Saturday&#39;s game against Oregon State.</p><p>OSU is 2-8. But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says that appears to be&nbsp;little comfort to the Huskies and their fans, who are more apprehensive than normal about this game. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3203 at http://www.kplu.org Huskies under more pressure than usual to beat Oregon State Preview: UW will try to stop losing slide, likely with backup QB http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-uw-will-try-stop-losing-slide-likely-backup-qb <p>After a promising start, the Washington Huskies have lost three of their last four games. And now it looks like they&#39;ve lost their starting quarterback to a sprained knee. Keith Price was injured in last weekend&#39;s loss to USC.</p><p>It&#39;s not official yet, but it looks like freshman backup quarterback Nick Montana will get his first career start on Saturday against Oregon State. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:54:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3202 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: UW will try to stop losing slide, likely with backup QB UW hosts Oregon, bids farewell to old Husky Stadium Saturday http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-hosts-oregon-bids-farewell-old-husky-stadium-saturday <p>It&#39;s perhaps the most fitting way to end an era at Husky Stadium. The University of Washington hosts No. 6 Oregon on Saturday night in a Pac-12 showdown that will be the final game in the 90-year old waterfront stadium.</p><p>We&#39;d love to hear your favorite memories of the old Husky Stadium. Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3091 at http://www.kplu.org UW hosts Oregon, bids farewell to old Husky Stadium Saturday Preview: Big game in more ways than one for Huskies on Saturday http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-big-game-more-ways-one-huskies-saturday <p>The Washington Huskies host the 6th-ranked Oregon Ducks Saturday. KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it&#39;s the biggest home game of the year - and the last one at Husky Stadium before it closes for major renovations.</p><p>The Ducks are a big threat to the Huskies, who have been doing quite well this season. Find out what Art thinks about the match-up tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our conversation. Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:37:30 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 3073 at http://www.kplu.org Preview: Big game in more ways than one for Huskies on Saturday