We had coaching changes, controversy, even multiple teams make or win championship games. Relive the year in Seattle sports.

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2017 top stories

(in chronological order)

Feb. 25: UW’s Kelsey Plum scores 57 points vs. Utah to become NCAA career scoring leader.

March 4: Transfer Michael Porter Jr. leads Nathan Hale boys basketball to the state title. Porter later bolts for Missouri. Coach Brandon Roy later gets shot in L.A. and leaves for Garfield.

March 15: UW fires men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and later replaces him with Mike Hopkins.

April 3: UW women’s basketball coach Mike Neighbors leaves for Arkansas and later is replaced by Jody Wynn.

• April 3: Gonzaga men reach NCAA tournament title game, losing to North Carolina.

May 14: Thunderbirds win WHL title.

May 23: Former Seahawk and Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dies.

May 28: UW women’s rowing team wins the NCAA title, sweeping all three races.

June 4: UW softball team reaches College World Series, loses to Florida in semifinals.

July 22: WNBA All-Star Game held at KeyArena.

Aug. 5: Former Seahawk Kenny Easley inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Aug. 10: Storm fires coach Jenny Boucek, later replaces her with Dan Hughes.

Sept. 6: Michael Bennett, among the Seahawks protesting during the national anthem, says he was victim of excessive force after being detained by Las Vegas police.

Sept. 25: WIAA lifts Bellevue football’s postseason ban, strips two state titles.

• Sept. 29: WSU football beats No. 5 USC in Pullman.

October: UW football coach Chris Petersen gets in feud with ESPN over night kickoff times.

Oct. 15: WSU AD Bill Moos abruptly resigns after accepting same job at Nebraska.

Oct. 30: Seahawks trade for left tackle Duane Brown.

Nov. 9: Seahawks’ Super Bowl hopes dealt huge blow when Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor suffer season-ending injuries in win at Arizona.

Dec. 3: UW football gets Fiesta Bowl bid.

Dec. 4: Seattle City Council approves MOU with Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena for NBA, NHL use.

Dec. 6: Ex-Husky and Seahawks QB Warren Moon is sued for sexual harassment.

Dec. 8: Mariners fail to sign Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani.

Dec. 9: Sounders reach a second consecutive MLS Cup, lose to Toronto.