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  • Commentary: UW’s Cohen shows decisiveness, leadership in face of difficult questions

    I want to give major praise to Huskies athletic director Jen Cohen. Cohen’s actions this week were thoughtful, quick, decisive – and showed every bit of the leadership you want in an AD. You might not agree with firing Lorenzo Romar or hiring Mike Hopkins, but you have to respect Cohen’s handling of her first major decisions on Montlake. And while her legacy will be shaped in part by Hopkins success or failure, for now, we can all agree that […]

  • Commentary: Port of Seattle’s support of KeyArena is as disingenuous as their anti-SODO Arena stance

    Exactly one month from tonight, renovation proposals for KeyArena are due. Two groups – AEG and Oak View – are expected to submit their plans for a privately funded revamp of the arena. And at least one local group is expected to encourage the public’s full support of KeyArena over SODO: Our friends at The Port of Seattle. I mean, we already showed you the Port is spending $185,000 on a consulting firm to help refine their Communications and Outreach […]

  • Commentary: Nathan Hale’s title is a celebration of basketball in Seattle but also a product of a broken system

    We start with Nathan Hale’s state championship in 3A: An undefeated season. Arguably the best prep basketball team ever in Seattle – and that’s saying a lot. And despite what I’m about to say, you have to give credit to the athletes for living up to the hype. For staring in the face of scrutiny all season and defeating all comers, from the best in our state to the best in the country to finish a perfect year. To many, […]

  • UW Women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors talks Plum’s record, previews Pac-12 Tourney on “Q It Up Sports”

    On the heels of Kelsey Plum’s historic Senior Day, UW women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors joined Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine in-studio on “Q It Up Sports” Sunday night. Plum set a Division I women’s record for most points scored in a career. She now has 3,397 total points, following a school-record 57 points in a win over Utah.

  • Commentary: Plum performance, career, one of the best ever at UW

    We start with a well-documented story that deserves attention again tonight: Possibly the most important text message in UW athletics history. Four words: “You stay. I stay.” Kelsey Plum to Mike Neighbors in 2013. Neighbors stayed at UW after being promoted to head coach. Plum stayed true to her original commitment to the Dawgs. The rest, of course, is history. What Plum did yesterday was legendary – and we don’t use that word lightly. To break the NCAA’s all-time career […]

  • Spring Training: New duo trying to make their mark with Mariners

    PEORIA, Ariz. — The Mariners are just two days from their first game at spring training. Aside from the well-known names like Felix and Seager, Cruz and Cano, there’s a brand new duo trying to make their mark at first base for the M’s. Q13 Sports Director Aaron Levine is with the team in Peoria, Arizona, with more in this video report:    

  • Commentary: Questioning Chris Hansen’s intentions is valid – but the facts win out

    SEATTLE — Tonight we sit down with investor Chris Hansen, who continues the effort to bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle – a topic we’ve spent a lot of time discussing lately. Why? Because public perception is critical. Misconceptions helped sink their case last May – and many still exist, including those about Hansen himself. For years now, critics have questioned Hansen’s intentions. To them, he’s just a hedge fund manager looking for a profit. “How can we trust […]

  • UW’s ‘Chart Toppers’ Plum and Osahor are a winning combo – on and off the court

    They’re the country’s best 1-2 punch… without a trademark name. “No one really knows what to call us. Which is okay – we don’t have to be called anything,” Kelsey Plum said. With Plum leading the nation in scoring and Chantel Osahor, the most dominant rebounder in the game, “Chart Toppers” might be fair. “You know that song, ‘Started from the bottom now we’re here?’ That’s exactly us,” Osahor said. On – and off the court – with a friendship […]

  • U.S. Curling Championships come to town; local curlers in-studio on Q It Up Sports

    SEATTLE — Q13 Fox Sports Director Aaron Levine was joined by Lynnwood’s Cristin Clark and one of her teammates, Katie Dubberstein, who are competing in the 2017 U.S. Curling National Championships at XFINITY Arena in Everett this week. It’s the first time in 20 years that the area has hosted the national championships. Interview in the video above.

  • Commentary: The annual Romar debate comes with the same twist

    We start with Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar and a discussion that always comes with the implied disclaimer (but we say it anyway) that he’s one of our favorite coaches, human beings, and representatives of the University of Washington. Always has been – always will. To me, it’s a unique situation: All the fans who wanted Romar fired the last few years – were probably right. But those calling for his head now… could be right or could be wrong. And […]