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Washington State Signs 23 Players, Focusing On Lines And DBs

Washington State coach Mike Leach signed a quarterback and three wide receivers for his Air Raid offense on Wednesday, but wanted to highlight some other players in his latest recruiting class. Leach says he believes this class is strong in the offensive and defensive lines and the defensive backs. Of the 23 players signed by Leach, 17 were from California, two from American Samoa, and one each from Washington, Arizona, Maryland and Utah.

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QB Browning Heads 2nd Class For Petersen's Huskies

Washington coach Chris Petersen believes he found something special in quarterback Jake Browning. So the last thing Petersen wants is additional expectations heaped on the national record holder for career touchdown passes. Yet even Petersen had to admit on Wednesday's national letter of intent day that Browning has some of the same characteristics Petersen saw in Kellen Moore at Boise State. Browning was at the top of Washington's recruiting class of 24 players.

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Young Passes 2,000 Points, Oregon Beats Washington 78-74

Joseph Young scored 32 points to surpass 2,000 for his four-year career and lead Oregon to a 78-74 over Washington on Wednesday night. Young, who scored 916 points in his first two seasons at Houston, floated in a driving shot with 23.8 seconds left for the winning points. Young, who now has 2,002 points, is the fifth active NCAA Division I player to reach the milestone. Elgin Cook added 16 points for the Ducks (16-7, 6-4 Pac-12). Nigel Williams-Goss led the Huskies (14-8, 3-7) with 19 points, Andrew Andrews added 14 and Shawn Kemp Jr. had 12.

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Sports Briefs Feb. 4

sports3Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will wait until after the birth of his son to make a decision on how to move forward with his injured left elbow, according to coach Pete Carroll. On his radio show on the team's flagship station yesterday morning, Carroll said that he may have been misled on what type of surgery Sherman might need to repair the ligament damage

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Sports Briefs Feb. 3

sports5The Atlanta Falcons have announced that Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will be the team's next coach. The Falcons yesterday said Quinn will be introduced at a news conference today. Quinn replaces Mike Smith, who was fired following a 6-10 finish in 2014.

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