Huskies is a name given to the students, sports teams, and alumni for the University of Washington who all share the Husky mascot. The university has 9 sports teams made up of males: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, and Track. There is also 10 sports for women: Basketball, Cross country, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
The sports teams at "U-Dub" all tend to fair pretty well in the college sports arena and have what some universities would call a favorable budget.
The husky mascot was chosen by the students of the university in the early 1920's. It takes the form of a live Alaskan Malamute (names Dubs) and a costumed mascot named "Harry the Husky". Huskies are sled dogs used for transportation in Alaska and other northern areas hard to travel in.