The athletic department ran a deficit of about $863,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Catching up on links:

  • The UW athletic department reported an operating deficit of $863,000 for the 2014-15 fiscal year, and the sense around campus is that number isn’t expected to improve for 2015-16. The numbers suggest UW is in better shape than WSU, but the budget issues are certainly worth monitoring as UW’s new athletic director comes on board (a hire expected to be made in the coming weeks).
  • The Huskies’ Fan Fest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium, ahead of the spring “preview” practice, which begins at 12:30 p.m. and will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
  • Myles Gaskin is eager to build on his record-breaking freshman season.
  • I joined the Sports Illustrated podcast to ponder UW’s chances of contending in the Pac-12 in 2016.
  • Pro Football Focus grades every first-round NFL pick from 2015, including Danny Shelton, Marcus Peters and Shaq Thompson. The grade for Peters was surprisingly low.
  • Chris Petersen joined the “Brock and Salk” show on 710 ESPN Seattle on Tuesday morning: