News Blog for Seattle's University District Neighborhood


Free Tyee parking comes to an end

January 6th, 2011 by master

Tyee Club members at the UW can say goodbye to free parking at football games.  Starting with the 2011 season, they’ll have to fork over $120 for a single vehicle and $450 for an RV for season-long parking.  Our news partners at The Daily say the move comes as the athletic department needs to raise funds for game day costs.

“Having a fee associated with the pass will help provide a more realistic number for who really is using/needing parking on game days,” an associate athletic director for the UW told The Daily. “As we grow Tyee over time (with stadium renovation) we have a strong need to make sure we are maximizing our lots, running them efficiently and providing premium parking-lot access to all of our donors.”

As you can imagine, not all Tyee members are pleased with the change.  Reporter Jacob Thorpe has more in The Daily.

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Black Thursday at Husky Stadium

November 17th, 2010 by master

One final reminder about tomorrow night’s 5pm football game between the Huskies and UCLA.  Expect heavy traffic around the U-District all afternoon.  Our news partner the Seattle Times has some advice for commuters.

If you plan on going to the game, you’ll see a lot of black.  As part of a “black out”, the Huskies will be wearing black jerseys, the end zones have been painted black, and black t-shirts will be handed out to students. Taylor Soper and our partners at The Daily have more details.

Black end zone at Husky Stadium

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Husky Homecoming weekend traffic alert

October 15th, 2010 by master

It’s Homecoming weekend on Montlake and that has SDOT issuing a traffic alert.  Tonight (8/15), the Husky Band will hold its regular Friday night rally and procession through Greek Row.  Seattle Police will escort more than 500 band members and fans from 8:55pm to 10pm.

Saturday’s football game against Oregon State kicks off at 7:15pm.  You can find more Homecoming activities here.

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Traffic warning about upcoming Thursday football game

October 8th, 2010 by master

While SDOT is alerting drivers to this Saturday’s (10/9) Husky home football game against Arizona State at 7pm, the UW is already warning students and faculty about big problems anticipated during the home game against UCLA.  That game will be on a Thursday at 5pm (November 18) so that ESPN can televise it nationally.  Combine rush hour traffic and tens of thousands of football fans, and you can see why the UW is getting this word out early.

As part of the planning for this event, we would like to ask students, faculty and staff to consider alternative means of transportation on November 18 and to consider alternative work schedules when possible to help reduce the campus’ use of parking spaces and possibly reduce the number of people coming to campus.

More information on parking and traffic will come out closer to the actual date.

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Black jerseys for UW football team?

September 28th, 2010 by master

Our partners at The Daily have a great sports scoop today.  They’re reporting that the UW football team will wear black jerseys at some point this season.  Sources tell The Daily there’s no exact date set, but the black jerseys could make an appearance at the Oregon State homecoming game or the nationally televised Thursday night game against UCLA on November 18.  Read more from reporter Jacob Thorpe.

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Traffic alert for Husky Band rally on Friday, game on Saturday

September 16th, 2010 by master

As usual, the Husky Marching Band will hit Greek Row this Friday night from 8:55pm to 10pm for the big rally before the big game against Nebraska.  Seattle Police will escort the band and fans through the streets Friday night.

The Huskies face off against the Cornhuskers at 12:30pm on Saturday.  This may draw the largest home crowd of the year.  Nebraska fans always travel well, and I’ve already spotted a lot of red sweaters in the downtown area.  Expect big delays around Montlake throughout the day.

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Husky Picture Day draws huge crowd

August 15th, 2010 by master

Despite the blazing temperatures, hundreds of people wearing purple and gold flooded Husky Stadium on Sunday for Husky Picture Day.

The biggest draw, as you might imagine, was Jake Locker — for many, possibly the last opportunity to grab his autograph before he moves on to (even bigger) football stardom. Coach Steve Sarkisian also drew a big crowd.

Organizers closed the long autograph lines for both Locker and Sarkisian an hour early, although it still wasn’t clear if the hundred or more people in each line would get an autograph by the time event closed at 1 p.m.

(Thanks Jack and Judy for the photos!)

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Husky Picture Day this Sunday

August 13th, 2010 by master

Bring the family out to Husky Stadium this Sunday (8/15) for the annual Husky Picture Day.  It runs from 11:30am to 1pm and admission is free.  You’ll get the chance to walk on the field, take photos, and get autographs from every member of the Husky football team.  

Fans can enjoy free hot dogs, chips and sodas as well as free doughnuts from Top Pot.  Members of the Husky Marching Band and the Cheer Squad will also be on hand.  Autograph lines for Jake Locker and Coach Sarkisian will be closed at noon so that everyone in line can make their way to the front.

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Huskies drop first Super Regional game, 6-1, to Oklahoma

May 28th, 2010 by master

A sellout crowd of 1,662 turned out to watch the UW softball team lost its Super Regional opener to Oklahoma on Thursday night.

The Huskies will play the Sooners again at 5 p.m. on Friday, and must win that game to force a decisive game-three 30 minutes after.

This was a pretty shocking loss, considering OU hit five homers off UW ace Danielle Lawrie. Washington is the defending national champion.

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UW softball team playing in Super Regionals on Thursday, Friday

May 26th, 2010 by master

It’s your last chance to watch Danielle Lawrie and the rest of her senior teammates in action at Husky Softball Stadium this weekend, as the Huskies take on Oklahoma in a best-of-three Super Regional series for the right to play in the Women’s College World Series.

Check out a preview of the game here.

Photo courtesy of Daily photographer Sang Cho.

Tickets are sold out, but standing-room-0nly tickets will be available the day of the game. Check for more details.

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