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HARRY THE HUSKY
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SAILGATING, ANYONE? Many Washington fans choose to arrive at Husky Stadium by boat. After mooring in Lake Washington's Union Bay, these purple-clad argonauts are ferried ashore. Third-year coach Steve Sarkisian has breathed life into this program, which means that the imposing stadium, one of the nation's most spectacularly situated football venues, is once again one of its loudest. In 1995, Army defensive tackle Al Roberts compared watching a game in Husky Stadium to standing on a runway next to a C-130 transport.
The team's improvement under Sark will be matched by major renovations to the stadium, a crumbling beauty scheduled for a $250 million face-lift after this season. Among the upgrades: The running track will be removed, putting fans that much closer to the field ... and the opposing team's bench. One of the most hostile venues in the nation is about to become more hostile.