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Husky Holiday Bowl Blog – Dawgs win 19-7!


Live from sunny San Diego, it’s the Husky Holiday Bowl show!

Well, at least it feels that way. Washington just scored a 19-7 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers and I have to admit… this is awesome! There’s nothing better if you’re a Husky football fan than winning a bowl game, and this was a stellar performance for our squad. Congratulations to coach Steve Sarkisian and his team. We love you guys and we are proud of you.

So proud to be a UW alum. Go Dawgs!

Game Day – Thursday, Dec. 30

Holiday Bowl, 10:14 p.m.
This game is in the book and the Washington Huskies have won the 2010 Holiday Bowl 19-7. One of the most impressive defensive performances in
Husky history, the Dawgs dominated Nebraska from start to finish and held one of the nation’s best offenses to just 7 points and 184 yards of total offense. This was some 1990-ish Husky defense. Big hits. Hard knocks. Everything you could ask for in a defensive effort. It was so exciting to be in the stadium for the game, and watching the team celebrate its victory afterwards was priceless. Steve Sarkisian truly has done wonders with this program, and that had to have been the best Gatorade bath he’s ever had. During the trophy presentation, he called us the “best fans in America.” I have to agree. Thanks to all of you for a great season. Go Dawgs, and let’s enjoy this victory!

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Limited edition buttons/T-shirts for sale

Happy holidays from the Huskies!

We’re just days away from Washington’s Holiday Bowl match-up against Nebraska, and it’s not looking very California-ish in San Diego. Heavy rains flooded Qualcomm Stadium this week, but the football gods appear to be in our favor as the weather report for game day is for 56 degrees and party sunny.

A quick reminder that the official pre-game party for Husky fans in San Diego is the Husky Holiday Warm Up presented by WallyPark Premier Airport Parking. I’m on the party planning committee and have the inside scoop: this baby is going to rock, trust me. The UW Alumni Association goes all out for Warm Up parties each year, but nothing compares to a UW bowl game.

The night before the football game we are hosting Husky Happy Hours at Moondoggies and Pacific Beach Bar & Grill down by the beach in San Diego. Happy hour prices go all night for fans wearing purple, and I’ll be there with the Flip camera in hand. Keep checking the blog for all the Holiday Bowl details.

Last but not least, we’re selling limited edition buttons and “I love the UW” T-shirts tied to this year’s Holiday Bowl festivities. Game day buttons have been a UWAA tradition for decades, but this is the first time we are making them available to the general public. Cost is $10 for a souvenir button and proceeds go to UWAA scholarship programs. It’s a good cause, and all your Husky buddies will want one.

For all the info on Holiday Bowl activities, including where to watch the game with fellow Huskies, check out our Holiday Bowl site. See you in San Diego!

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The Huskies road back to a bowl game video

This video was released today by the UW Athletic Department and all I’ve got to say is, wow. The Husky football team (and its fans) have been through so much these last few years. It feels good to be back in a bowl game and this video sums that up beautifully. Proud to be a Husky!

We’ll be launching registration for our Husky Holiday Bowl Warm Up shortly. That’s the official pre-game party of Husky fans in San Deigo, and you’ll want to keep checking UWalum.com/cheer for details. Hint: it’s going to be awesome.

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Huskies to play Nebraska in Holiday Bowl Dec. 30

Four weeks ago, the Husky football team was 3-6 and heading in the wrong direction. But the Dawgs beat UCLA, California and Washington State to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2002. Congratulations to Steve Sarkisian, Jake Locker and all the Husky fans who are celebrating today.

Washington (6-6) has been selected to play Nebraska (10-3) in the 2010 Holiday Bowl. The game is Dec. 30 in San Diego, and the UW Alumni Association will be there hosting its biggest Washington Warm Up in years. Stay tuned for more info and keep checking UWalum.com/cheer for the latest details.

The Huskies won the 103rd Apple Cup in dramatic fashion, scoring a 35-28 victory in Pullman on Jake Locker’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse with 44 seconds remaining. It was an amazing moment for Husky fans and a statement game for a UW program that has been through so much in recent years. The bowl berth is a huge step forward and we can’t wait to see you in San Diego.

GoHuskies.com has all the info on tickets and more. Of course, there will be plenty of Husky Football Viewing Parties all across the country.

Friday Night’s Husky Happy Hour in Spokane started our Apple Cup fun off right. We packed C.I. Shenanigans and sang Bow Down to Washington with the band as loud as we could. On game day, we rolled down to Pullman in style, with a host of lucky fans taking the Husky Express Bus to Martin Stadium and back. The pre-game Warm Up was awesome (as usual), with an estimated 300 fans enjoying good food, great spirits and all the purple and gold passion they could handle.

The Apple Cup was incredible. This Husky team is resilient. And now we are off to a bowl game. So proud to be a Husky. Go Dawgs!

Photo by Dean Rutz, Seattle Times.

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