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Huskies links: UW announces 2016 football ticket pricing, Jacob Eason to announce decision, plus other stuff

A few links as the UW football and basketball teams focus on final exams ...

--- The University of Washington athletic department announced on Monday that there will be no increase in price for non-premium season football tickets in 2016, and that donation levels for Tyee will remain the same (premium seats, according to this map, are priced at $525 plus a seat-related donation, with Tyee seats priced at $495, in addition to a seat-related donation between $250 and $750). Also, the school is now advertising a $198 season ticket package (it looks like those seats are available in sections 333, 325 and 326).

“The 2016 pricing changes reflect a priority of affordability and accessibility. As Coach Petersen continues to build on a base of exciting young talent, we want to make sure that Husky Football stays accessible for families and new fans who want to be part of the ascent,” Lance Lopes, senior associate athletic director, said in a statement. “Fortunately we have been able to do that while remaining flat in all non-premium seating as well.”

--- If you missed it, here is our story from Monday’s newspaper about how Sidney Jones became an All-Pac-12 cornerback.

--- Lake Stevens quarterback Jacob Eason, considered one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2016 class, tweeted Monday that he plans to announce his college decision on Tuesday. He recently visited Washington, but is widely thought to be deciding between Georgia and Florida. Eason signed financial-aid paperwork with Georgia in August, but re-opened his recruitment somewhat after the firing of former Bulldogs coach Mark Richt.

--- Southern Miss sees some “money matchups” against Washington in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

--- Speaking of money -- the Golden Eagles are also upgrading their football facilities.

--- USM coach Todd Monken is glad to be playing against a team from a Power 5 conference.

--- Montana defensive coordinator Ty Gregorak is leaving Missoula to work for new Montana State head coach Jeff Choate.

--- Camilo Eifler, a 4-star linebacker prospect from Bishop O’Dowd High School who is committed to the Huskies, will take his official visit to UW in January.

Christian Caple can be reached at christian.caple@thenewstribune.com. Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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