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Midnight links: Wrapping up UW's Pro Day

The eighth football practice of the spring awaits the Washington Huskies today, though they've tweaked the schedule and won't be on the field until 7:15 p.m. These links probably won't occupy your entire day before then, but there was enough written about UW's Pro Day to at least get you through lunch.

--- Here's our main story, focusing on Keith Price and his passing performance.

--- Dave Boling has this column about the influx of pro prospects at UW.

Tacoma-based NFL draft analyst Rob Rang senses the upward trend of NFL-ready Huskies.

“The number of players that are legitimately NFL-caliber has grown significantly over the last several years,” Rang said.

Rang likes the looks of Sankey, who had an impressive performance at February’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Sankey only ran position drills Wednesday, hoping mostly to prove to the scouts that he’s adept at catching passes.

“He is one of the few backs who is a true three-down back,” Rang said. “He can run interior, exterior, he can pass block, he can catch, he can do it all. The question about him was straight-line speed, and he blew that out of the water at the combine with a terrific workout (4.47-second 40-yard dash)." --- Here's the Pro Day story from The Seattle Times.

--- Rob Rang had a Pro Day report at

--- UW is mentioned in this Pro Day rundown from

--- Clare Farnsworth at writes about James Johnson's pursuit of a pro football career.

--- John Boyle has this story in the Everett Herald.

--- Here's the UW Daily on UW's Pro Day.

--- It appears as if Tosh Lupoi is going to work at Alabama.

--- Washington State introduced Ernie Kent as its new men's basketball coach on Wednesday.

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