Washington coach Kalen DeBoer’s approach got Huskies to CFP title game

Kalen DeBoer stands on stage during the Sugar Bowl championship trophy presentation after Washington's loss at Texas.

HOUSTON – Troy Dannen had been serving as Washington's athletic director for just a few days when the Huskies notched a 36-33 victory against Oregon who started them competing for national championship on October 14. As the game ended and the tension of the moment turned into a locker room celebration, Dannen observed that his … Read more

Has Washington ever won a national title? History of Huskies football

Washington Huskies linebacker Edefuan Ulofoshio, left, and quarterback Michael Penix Jr. hold the trophy after winning the Sugar Bowl, the second semifinal of the College Football Playoff, on Jan. 1, 2024.

Welcome to 2024, the final year of the current four-team College Football Playoff. Next season, the Playoffs expand to 12 teamswhich means — at least in theory — that even more conferences will be able to participate. But for this year, it is Undefeated Michigan against Washington undefeated on Monday January 9a preview of another … Read more

ESPN apologizes for woman flashing breast during Sugar Bowl broadcast

A general view of an ESPN television camera with the College Football Playoff logo before the 2024 Sugar Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal game between the Texas Longhorns and the Washington Huskies at Caesars Superdome.

ESPN apologized for showing a woman flashing her breasts during Monday's broadcast of the College Football Playoff semifinal between Washington and Texas in the Sugar Bowl. In the third quarter of the game, ESPN used a shot of a camera crossing Bourbon Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, a typical transition made in … Read more

Washington respect tour continues after defeat of Texas in Rose Bowl

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (9) avoids pressure from Texas defensive end Ethan Burke (91) during their College Football Playoff semifinal game at the 2024 Sugar Bowl.

NEW ORLEANS — Maybe it was because of Arizona State (15-7). Or Stanford (42-33). Or Southern California (52-42), Oregon State (22-20) or Washington State (24-21). Perhaps it was because Washington was the champion of a disintegrating league, the Pac-12that should exist in any form for just one more game before becoming a college football footnote. … Read more

Washington fights off Texas in wild game, will face Michigan for title

It’s a purple reign in New Orleans. The Washington Huskies used their high-powered offense and staved off a late rally to beat Texas, 37-31, in the Sugar Bowl and set up a date with Michigan in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Michael Penix Jr. just missed out on winning the Heisman Trophy, but … Read more

Texas-Washington Sugar Bowl predictions for College Football Playoff

The second College Football Playoffs today's semi-final could lack some of the star power of the Rose bowl. This could end up being the best matchup with two of the most explosive offenses going head to head. Washington has the passing of quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and three of the nation's best receivers, led by … Read more

NFL draft prospects in College Football Playoff include 10 standouts

Texas defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (93), center, huddles with teammates during the game against Kansas State at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Austin.

NFL scouts and talent evaluators will observe and take notes on top prospects playing in this year's college football playoffs. They will be spoiled for choice. All four playoff teams — Michigan, Washington, Texas and Alabama — are brimming with first-round potential, which might explain why, you know, these are the four teams poised to … Read more

What college football bowl games are today? Five games lead schedule

The main event is finally here. This is how the system is supposed to work, with all other bowls leading to College Football Playoff semifinal games on New Year's Day. We'll naturally come back to this in due course, but as any promoter will tell you, it's also important to have a good undercard. We'll … Read more

Texas vs. Washington predictions, odds, news

October 7, 2023; Dallas, Texas, United States; Texas Longhorns running back Jonathon Brooks (24) and quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) in action during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory credit: Jérôme Miron-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 Texas Longhorns and number 2 Washington Huskies are set to compete in the College Football Playoff semifinal game at Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Longhorns and Huskies are just one game away from a chance to play for the title in the College Football Playoff national championship game. The Texas … Read more