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Michigan State vs. Gonzaga Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview | Dec. 10

Free College Basketball Betting Odds & Picks for the the Michigan St. Spartans vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Saturday matchup. Gonzaga should be the favorites in this contest at home, but Michigan State is 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS in four meetings with the Bulldogs since 1997, although their lone SU loss came at Gonzaga in 2005. Elias Harris and Robert Sacre need to play BIG.

Northwest Athlete Profile: T.J. Oshie

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current St. Louis Blues forward from Mount Vernon, Washington by way of Minnesota. The St. Louis Blues drafted him 24th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Oshie hasn’t reached his full potential yet but the pivot is still just 24.

Cougars Football: Jeff Tuel regains starting job going forward

Washington State insider Matt Larkin brings us news that Washington State Cougars head coach Paul Wulff has decided to pull QB Marshall Lobbastael for Jeff Tuel.

UW basketball: Tony Wroten Jr. out after knee surgery

Senior writer Matt Larkin points out University of Washington Huskies hoops freshman and phenom Tony Wroten Jr. had arthroscopic surgery on his knee this week. But Coach Lorenzo Romar appeared on Seattle sports radio station 950 KJR today and squelched any rumors that may be out there with regards to Wroten’s 2011 playing status.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Jacoby Ellsbury

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Boston Red Sox player from Madras Oregon Jacoby Ellsbury. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Ellsbury in 2002 but he didn’t sign, instead choosing to attend Oregon State University for three years. The Boston Red Sox drafted him 23rd overall in 2005 and the rest is history.

Mariners Trade Winds: Is Seattle courting Grady Sizemore?

NWSB insider Matt Larkin explains how the Seattle Mariners are looking to pursue Grady Sizemore. Would it be a good move to make for the Mariners? The bigger concern with Sizemore: he’s a Seattle boy, born and raised. That means that the Mariners might be tempted to sign him.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Terrell Brandon

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former Oregon Ducks hoops icon, and Cleveland Cavaliers player Terrell Brandon, NBA star. A hoops stud throughout his life. The Oregon Sports Hall of Famer achieved big things for being a little guy.

Canucks Hangover: Who is to blame for Vancouver’s struggles?

Matt Larkin asks the question. It seems a bit excessive and begs the question: who is to blame for the Canucks’ ugly start? IS IT ROBERTO LUONGO? IS IT THE SEDIN TWINS? Henrik Sedin by himself? Daniel Sedin by himself? Sami Salo? Four losses in the first six games Vancouver Canucks panic button time…

Mariners: Milton Bradley’s wife alleges that he threatened to kill her

Matt weighs in with another post on ex-Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley. The hothead is in the news again. Bradley’s wife, Monique, field a restraining order against Milton after a heated argument on September 27. She said that Milton also threatened to kill her last January, oh my…

Northwest Sports Athlete Profile: Brent Seabrook

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former Pacific Viper, Team Canada junior and current Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. A standout in the Western Hockey League with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Growing up in Tsawwassen, B.C. A Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Corey Dillon

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Former University of Washington Huskies tailback Corey Dillon. A former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots accomplished running back as well. Dillon etched his name in the record books again on October 22, 2000 with a game for the ages. 278 rushing yards, breaking Walter Payton’s 23-year-old record for most in a single game.

Oregon football: Darron Thomas questionable for Saturday’s game vs Colorado

Pac 12 football beat reporter Matt Larkin says already without star tailback LaMichael James, the Oregon Ducks lost starting quarterback Darron Thomas to a knee injury during Saturday’s victory over Arizona State. It’s being called a “sprain” right now.

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