Huskies insider Brandon Choate brings us a recap of Saturday’s BIG hoops matchup between the Washington Huskies and the Arizona Wildcats. The Pac-12 is wide open and the Huskies were looking to step up and take the lead…and they did. Behind Tony Wroten, Terrence Ross, Aziz N’Diaye and CJ Wilcox, the Huskies defeated Arizona in a primetime game.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Past University of Washington Huskies head coach Don James. Clinton Bell one of our Washington Huskies bloggers points out the longest tenured coach at Washington, James also has the most career wins, with 153, winning 98 more games than he lost at the helm in Seattle. James was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Pat Quinn. Pat Quinn was one of the hardest workers the league has ever seen in both his playing and administrative roles. He earned the NHL’s Jack Adams top coach award twice. He’s also probably the second greatest coach in team history.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges points out the All-Star weekend was already shaping up to be a transformative experience for young Vancouver Canucks Cody Hodgson even before fate stepped in Thursday night and gave us the scenario Canuck fans thought they wouldn’t see this weekend: A Canuck on Team Chara. We trust you Cody and know you’ll make the right choices.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. After climbing the college ranks of coaching, Carroll took a crack at the NFL and then moved on to become one of the greatest college head coaches of all time with the USC Trojans. He is now the head coach of the NFL’s Seahawks and after 2 years with the team, is already seen turning the franchise around.
Jason Green weighs in with his Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trailblazers Friday NBA basketball Preview and a free nba prediction to boot. NBA odds favor the Blazers by 9.5. The over/under is set at 180. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, Portland is 16-5-2 ATS in their last 23 home games. LeMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, and Gerald Wallace will be a big handful.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his January 26th, 2012 State of the Mariners notebook. The M’s off-season should help in making 2012 be an interesting year, although the offseason isn’t over yet and Jack Z always has his eyes open. Reports given on Casper Wells, Justin Smoak, Adam Moore and Franklin Gutierrez. Plus updates on Jesus Montero, Ichiro Suzuki, Dustin Ackley, and Chone Figgins.
Our man Kevin V. is back with another edition of the Vancouver Canucks Notebook. The Canucks recently announced a partnership with The Fan Zoo, a Vancouver-based sports memorabilia company. With former teammate Rick Rypien in mind close friend Kevin Bieksa was particularly involved in the creation of Mindcheck.ca. Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Cody Hodgson are at the All star game.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bulldogs by 15.5. The total is set at 141. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 2-2 while on the road this season, 6-1 against conference opponents. Look for the bigs Robert Sacre and Sam Dower to dominate Thursday night.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Wildcats by 9. The total is set at 132. Washington State has won two straight, coming against then-PAC 12 leaders Stanford and California. Faisal Aden earned the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association Player of the Week.