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Hotline newsletter: How to count NCAA Tournament units, Pac-12 matchups, transfer anarchy, live sports on Apple(?) and more

* The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from March 20, has been made available in archived form … The Big Units The first Pac-12 game of the NCAA Tournament saw Arizona State beat St. John’s Thursday night. But let’s address the scoreboard that matters most to the nine Pac-12 teams not involved in March Madness. That would be the NCAA units, of course. The tournament accounts for...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Utah, Yahoo, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Arizona


Greek rowing star Sofia Asoumanaki hopes to propel UW women to a national title

Sofia Asoumanaki got her start in rowing by chance five years ago. The UW sophomore from Greece is now one of the top rowers in the world.
Tags: News, Greece, Sports, College sports, Huskies, UW, Sofia Asoumanaki


Washington wants stars to shine because it means they are winning NCAA tournament games

Coach Mike Hopkins coached Carmelo Anthony while at Syracuse and said he became a bigger star because the team won the title. He says the same will be true of UW's NBA prospects Jaylen Nowell and Matisse Thybulle. The longer the Huskies are in the tournament, the higher their status will rise.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Syracuse, Pac-12, College Basketball, Ncaa Tournament, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Mike Hopkins, Carmelo Anthony, UW, Jaylen Nowell


First Glance: UW’s first opponent, Utah State, is the hottest team in the NCAA tournament

The Aggies have won 17 of their past 18 games, including their last 10 en route to winning a share of the Mountain West regular-season championship and the conference tournament title.
Tags: News, Sports, Ncaa, Utah State, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW, Aggies, Mountain West


Northwest Quantum Nexus unites pioneers on the weird frontier of computing

Experts in the weird and woolly field of quantum computing tend to concentrate on one slice of the challenge, whether it's developing hardware, algorithms or applications — but in the region that's home to Microsoft and Amazon, the University of Washington and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new consortium is going after the whole stack. We're not talking about pancakes or sandwiches here. We're talking about the Northwest Quantum Nexus, which is aiming to widen a networ...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, UW, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Northwest Quantum Nexus, Amazon the University of Washington, Microsoft Quantum PNNL


Newly formed Northwest Quantum Nexus unites pioneers on the wild frontier of computing

Experts in the weird and woolly field of quantum computing tend to concentrate on one slice of the challenge, whether it’s developing hardware, algorithms or applications — but in the region that’s home to Microsoft and Amazon, the University of Washington and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a new consortium is going after the whole stack. We’re not talking about pancakes or sandwiches here. We’re talking about the Northwest Quantum Nexus, which is aiming to widen a network of quantum con...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, UW, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Northwest Quantum Nexus, Amazon the University of Washington, Microsoft Quantum PNNL


UW team finds key to common cancer pathway

A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researchers Richard A. Anderson and Vincent Cryns reports the discovery of an unexpected regulator of the critical protein protein p53, opening the door to the development of drugs that could target it.
Tags: University of Wisconsin Madison, UW, Richard A Anderson, Vincent Cryns


UW’s Mike Hopkins believes in the Pac-12. With 3 teams in the Big Dance, can they prove him right?

Washington joins Oregon and Arizona State in the NCAA tournament with a chance to show the nation the Pac-12 is better than its perception.
Tags: News, Washington, Oregon, Sports, College sports, Ncaa, Pac-12, College Basketball, Ncaa Tournament, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Mike Hopkins, UW, Arizona State


Huskies enter NCAA tournament with one major weakness: their offense

UW's 70.4 points per game ranked 239th out of 351 teams in the NCAA. It'll be tough to go far in the tournament with an offense like that.
Tags: News, Sports, College sports, Ncaa, Pac-12, College Basketball, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW


UW vs. Oregon: Live updates, how to watch, stream as No. 1 Huskies battle rival Ducks for Pac-12 title

The Huskies and Ducks renew their rivalry for the third time this season — this time with the Pac-12 tournament title on the line. Oregon delivered UW its only home loss of the season last time out. Can the Huskies get revenge and cut down the nets? Follow here for live updates, analysis and more.
Tags: News, Oregon, Sports, Pac-12, Ducks, College Basketball, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW


Top-ranked UCLA blanks UW softball team 3-0

Top-ranked UCLA defeated No. 5 Washington 3-0 Friday night at Husky Softball Stadium.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ucla, Huskies, UW


UW Huskies, Oregon will renew rivalry in Pac-12 tournament title game: What you need to know

The Huskies and Ducks split the regular-season series with each team winning on the road, including Oregon defeating UW in their regular-season finale. Can top-seeded UW get revenge and cut down the nets?
Tags: News, Oregon, Sports, Pac-12, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW, UW Huskies Oregon


Photos: UW takes on Colorado in Pac-12 tournament


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UW vs. Colorado: Live updates, how to watch, stream Huskies’ Pac-12 tournament semifinal

After escaping eighth-seeded USC in the quarterfinals to open the Pac-12 tournament, the top-seeded Huskies face No. 5 Colorado with a trip to the championship game on the line. Follow here for live updates, analysis and more from Las Vegas.
Tags: News, Colorado, Sports, Usc, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW


Vikram Jandhyala, innovation leader at UW, dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who was the University of Washington's vice president for innovation strategy, was a vital link between UW and the region's technology community.
Tags: Technology, News, Education, Obituaries, Local News, University of Washington, UW, Vikram Jandhyala


Vikram Jandhyala, Champion of Innovation at UW and Beyond, Dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who built bridges between academia and industry across the globe and at the University of Washington, where he taught and worked, has died, the school said Wednesday. He was 47.In a statement on UW’s website, President Ana Mari Cauce said authorities were investigating Jandhyala’s death as a suicide. He is survived by two sons, ages 7 and 5, who will be cared for by their mother, Suja Vaidyanathan, Cauce wrote.Over the years, Jandhyala worked in industry, as a professor, and a...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Research, Vc, Commercialization, Engineering, Seattle, Madrona Venture Group, University of Washington, UW, Tsinghua University, Milken Institute, Vikram Jandhyala, World Affairs Council


Washington signs softball coach Heater Tarr to seven-year extension

UW also announces it is building softball training center scheduled to open in fall of 2020.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Huskies, UW, Heater Tarr


Photos: UW takes on USC in the Pac-12 tournament


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UW researchers create novel system to measure platelet function

Emergency room doctors often have only a few minutes to determine which patients are in need of a blood transfusion.
Tags: Health, UW


New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors

UW researchers have created a novel system that can measure platelet function within two minutes and can help doctors determine which trauma patients might need a blood transfusion upon being admitted to a hospital.
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After being rocked by scandal, UW rowing launches SAASHA to start conversation on sexual violence

After two University of Washington men's rowers were dismissed from the team in 2017, the men and women's rowing programs came together to launch SAASHA — Student Athletes Against Sexual Harrassment and Assault — in an attempt to affect change in Seattle and beyond.
Tags: News, Sports, Seattle, Other Sports, Huskies, Husky Basketball, University of Washington, UW


How 4 seniors lifted Washington from ‘rock bottom’ to the doorstep of an NCAA tournament

UW's four seniors -- Noah Dickerson, Matisse Thybulle, David Crisp and Dominic Green -- will go down in the annals as the group that returned the Huskies to prominence. Here's how they bounced back from 'rock bottom'.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ncaa, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW, Dominic Green, Noah Dickerson Matisse Thybulle David Crisp


With parking-garage push, UW Bothell is not being very neighborly

Re: “Bothell neighbors oppose parking garage”: As residents of the neighborhood bordering the University of Washington, Bothell, we have been involved for more than three years in attending UW and City Council meetings. Our neighborhood has participated fully in this process. All, we believe, would agree that at no time throughout the process did we […]
Tags: News, Opinion, City Council, UW, Bothell, UW Bothell, University of Washington Bothell, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


UW women open Pac-12 tournament as No. 11 seed

With the regular season wrapped up, Washington (9-20, 2-15) heads to Las Vegas to open the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday night as the No. 11 seed, taking on No. 6 seed Utah at 8:30 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Oregon — ranked No. 6 in the country — enters the tournament as the […]
Tags: Utah, News, Washington, Sports, Las Vegas, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW, MGM Grand Garden Arena Oregon


Analysis: UW is No. 1 in Pac-12 Tourney, but 8 teams vying for top-4 finish and 1st-round bye

There's still plenty to be decided in the Pac-12 race in the final week of the season. Washington and Arizona State have clinched a first-round bye to the Pac-12 Tournament, but 8 teams are jockeying for the final 2 spots.
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Huskies, Husky Basketball, UW, Arizona State


In Bothell, another fight between a growing UW campus and its neighbors

Neighbors are fighting a planned $30 million, five-story parking garage for UW Bothell and Cascadia College that will be built directly behind their homes. In 2016, the group successfully pushed back against a plan to build a four-story dormitory on the same site.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Eastside, UW, Bothell, UW Bothell, Cascadia College


UW softball coach Heather Tarr records 600th career win

The 600 wins are more than any coach in any other sport in UW history.
Tags: News, Sports, Huskies, UW, Heather Tarr


UW women get perspective — and an eye toward the future — in season-ending loss to No. 7 Stanford

Falling to Stanford in their regular-season finale, the Huskies finished Jody Wynn's second season as head coach with two more wins than her first. But wins and losses aren't how Wynn is judging her team just yet.
Tags: News, Stanford, Sports, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Wynn, UW, Jody Wynn


UW women get perspective — and an eye toward the future — as regular season wraps up with loss to No. 7 Stanford

Falling to Stanford in their regular-season finale, the Huskies finished Jody Wynn's second season as head coach with two more wins than her first. But wins and losses aren't how Wynn is judging her team just yet.
Tags: News, Stanford, Sports, Huskies, Husky Basketball, Wynn, UW, Jody Wynn


NFL Combine Sunday notes: Fast DL class should help Seahawks and UW’s Ben Burr-Kirven shines in workouts

Burr-Kirven, the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, showed off his athleticism at the Combine Sunday.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Seahawks, UW, Ben Burr Kirven, Burr Kirven