Coach Tyrone Willingham said tailback Kenny James is practicing on his sprained ankle, but his status for Saturday's game against Arizona State isn't yet certain. In the meanwhile, South Sounders Shelton Sampson (Clover Park) and Luke Kravitz (Olympia) are wondering if their chances to carry the ball are nearing. That's the focus of my Thursday story.
The only other significant-sounding injury news involves safety C.J. Wallace, who has been limited in practice by what Willingham called "an accumulation" of football bumps and bruises.
Willingham also said there is no change in the status of Michael Houston, the transfer tailback from the University of Texas who was suspended this week after being arrested on suspicion of auto theft.
Former head coaches Jan Harville and Jim Lambright are among six inductees who will enter the Husky Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2006. The official list, announced in May by Washington's Big "W" Club, also includes former football player Greg Lewis, men's basketball player Todd MacCulloch, men's swimmer Jody Braden and women's track and field star Aretha (Hill) Thurmond. The class will be formally inducted Friday in a ceremony at Seattle's Westin Hotel and will be introduced during halftime of the Arizona State football game, which is Washington's homecoming.