UW great Christian Welp died at vacation home near Hood Canal, friend says

The seven-foot Welp, who died of an apparent heart attack, played at Olympic High School in nearby Silverdale, after his German countryman, Detlef Schrempf, had recommended the Washington program to him.

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Huskies morning links: Another freshman linebacker on track to enroll at UW for spring

Spring practices begin on Montlake in 28 days. And it looks like another linebacker could be arriving early. A tweet from Superman, er, Jusstis Warren: https://twitter.com/jusstiswarren/status/572159952296415233 That's good news for the thin linebacker corps, which should also benefit from the early arrival of Kyler Manu. Catching up on a few links: Sad news about the...

Washington basketball great Christian Welp dies at 51

The 7-foot German native started four years at UW (1983-87) and led the Huskies to three NCAA tournament appearances. With Welp and Detlef Schrempf starring, Washington won the Pac-10 regular-season title in 1984 and ’85. Welp captured the Pac-10 Player of the Year award in 1986.

Former Washington basketball star Christian Welp passed away

Christian Welp, who finished his four-year basketball career at Washington as the school's all-time leading scorer, has died. He was 51. "This is an extremely sad loss," coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement released by the school. "Christian is one of the most outstanding student-athletes to have ever played at Washington. He was not...

Three impressions: USC 70, Washington 55

The free fall continues. Washington lost 70-55 to USC at Galen Center. The Huskies' free fall continues. They're 15-13 and 4-12 in the Pac-12 with two regular-season games remaining. Here's a few thoughts. QUEVYN WINTERS WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? --- All season, coach Lorenzo Romar touted Winters' shooting ability despite mounting evidence to the contrary....

USC beats depleted Washington

The short-handed Huskies kept things close for a while against USC. However, they wore down in the second half during a 70-55 defeat at Galen Center.