Hopkins returns to UW this week after missing 2 games with COVID

Washington Huskies head coach Mike Hopkins talks to a referee during the second half against Northern Illinois Huskies, Nov. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)
Huskies coach Mike Hopkins talks to a referee during the second half against Northern Illinois early in the season. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)

Mike Hopkins said while 'it sucked being in protocol,' he was happy with how the Huskies played last week under acting head coach Will Conroy. UW has a tall task on Thursday against Colorado.

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales pounds his fist into his glove after the final out of the Los Angeles Angels half of the sixth inning Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Seattle. 218395
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FILE – At left is a 2007 file photo showing New York Yankees baseball player Roger Clemens. At right is a 2014 file photo showing former San Francisco Giants baseball player Barry Bonds. Bonds and Clemens will probably have to wait a little longer to get into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  (AP Photo/File) NY163
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