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Oregon State 51-48 over Hawaii: Week 3 game balls

It was a crazy game, but luckily OSU walks away with a win. (Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP)

NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Utah. Sean Mannion has another prolific performance, aided by the continued emergence of Richard Mullaney. Mike Riley calls some of his best plays ever, while the secondary continues to play better and better football. Brandin Cooks had a ridiculously great game as well.

Oregon State 33-14 over Hawaii: Week 2 game balls

OSU's D looked much better on Saturday vs. Hawaii (Photo: Doug Beghtel / The Oregonian)

NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Hawaii. Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks lead another stellar offensive performance, while Tyrequek Zimmerman was a big player in a key defensive turnaround. And let’s not forget the importance of Keith Kostol on special teams.

Eastern Washington 49, OSU 46: Breaking down this monster upset

OSU was left frozen on defense in this one. (Photo: Andy Cripe, Corvallis Gazette-Times)

NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin gives his take on what went wrong in Oregon State’s stunning loss to the Eastern Washington Eagles. OSU entered the 2013 season coming off a huge turnaround in 2012, but have already starting things off on the wrong foot. While the offense put up great numbers on Saturday, the true problems came on D. Sean Mannion looked comfortable under center, Brandin Cooks looked good as well.

Mariners Prospects: Taking a look at the “other guys”

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NWSB blogger and Mariners insider Jon Irwin brings us his look at Seattle’s remaining top prospects. Even with guys like Zuninio and Nick Franklin making it to the show, Seattle is still ripe with young prospects. Topping the list are James Paxton, D.J. Peterson, Stefan Romero, Taijuan Walker, and Danny Hultzen. Jon also points out overshadowed last year by other top arms in Seattle’s system, left-hander Tyler Pike is finally starting to get noticed.

What to expect when the Beavers face Eastern Washington

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NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin gives you his 5 expectations for Oregon State’s first college football game of the season against Eastern Washington. In OSU’s annual “David vs. Goliath” bout, Mike Riley will have plenty of opportunities to experiment with his new roster. Should make for a fun matchup. Players to watch include Cody Vaz, Brandin Cooks, Storm Woods, and Scott Crichton.

Most important offensive players for the Beavers in 2013

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NWSB blogger and Oregon State Beavers insider Jon Irwin gives us his take on the most important offensive players for the Beavs in 2013. Last year OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a solid 9-4 record. Looking to do so again in 2013, it’ll be up to names like Sean Mannion and Storm Woods to make the big difference. Keep in mind guys like Richard Mullaney (WR), Chris Brown (RB) and Caleb Smith (TE) as well.

NBA Predictions: Portland’s opening night roster

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NWSB insider and Blazers blogger Jon Irwin breaks down his take on four players with a tough road to making Portland’s opening night roster. The Blazer’s have taken on a lot of talent this offseason, which leaves plenty of names to shave before fall. Topping Jon’s list are names like Wesley Matthews and Thomas Robinson.

OSU football: Breaking down Beaver’s QB situation

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NWSB insider and OSU blogger Jon Irwin gives us his breakdown of OSU’s quarterback situation for the 2013 college football season. There’s some big decisions to be made, with Riley having to pick who starts this season. Is it going to be Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz? While Jon’s pick is Mannion, there’s a lot to consider when choosing between these two. It looks like OSU will enter the year with just three QBs

Must watch OSU Beavers games in 2013

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NWSB insider and OSU blogger Jon Irwin brings us his rundown of the Oregon State Beaver’s five biggest games in the upcoming 2013 college football season. Some of the games making the cut include Washington and Stanford, two revenge opportunities for the Beavers after 2012 upsets. And don’t forget the Civil War at the end of the year!

Seattle Mariners 2013 draft profile: Stanford Cardinal Austin Wilson

The M's land high-upside OF Austin Wilson in the second-round of the 2013 draft. (Photo: SFGate.com)

NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin brings us his breakdown of the Mariner’s second-round pick in the 2013 draft. With the No. 49 overall pick the M’s selected outfielder Austin Wilson from Stanford University. Wilson is a high-upside bat who could have been a first-round pick if not for an elbow injury suffered earlier in the year.

Seattle Mariners 2013 draft profile: New Mexico Lobo’s D.J. Peterson

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NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin brings us his breakdown of the Mariner’s first-round pick in the 2013 draft. With the No. 13 overall pick the M’s selected third baseman D.J. Peterson from the University of New Mexico. Peterson was arguably the purest college hitter in this year’s draft, with his bat drawing many similarities to that of Mike Zunino—Seattle’s first rounder from last year.

Oregon State’s underrated offensive players heading into 2013

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NWSB insider and OSU blogger gives us his predictions for the Beaver’s top underrated players on offense heading into the 2013 football season. Making the list are Richard Mullaney, Chris Brown, Caleb Smith and Gavin Andrews. If these four can step up in the upcoming season, OSU’s offense could be unstoppable.

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