Beavers’ James Rodgers gets his chance at the NFL with Falcons

james rodgers OSU

OSU Writer and Beavers junkie Rick Stella gives his thoughts on what James Rodgers may have to do to get through training camp with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Out of OSU came Rodgers, but went undrafted at the recent NFL draft due to teams being worried about his reconstructed knee. What does the future hold for Rodgers, and how cool is it he’s playing with his brother?

Jamal Crawford Offers Up His Services…..To the Suns!

Jamal Crawford, Portland TrailBlazers

NWSB Insider Rick Stella brings a story out of Portland surrounding the Blazers and Jamal Crawford. In a game at Phoenix, Crawford expressed his interest in joining the Suns next season…during the game. Blazers fans have every right to feel like they’ve been slapped across the face the same way they felt during most of the season.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 24th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Note to Paul Allen: will you please re-sign JJ Hickson this offseason, and not let him back in to the free agency pool?

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

J.J. Hickson

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 17th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. I know what you’re thinking, how could Hasheem Thabeet ever get mentioned in a best-of column? J.J. Hickson, taking the place of the ailing LaMarcus Aldridge has been great.

OSU Beavers Basketball 2012/13 – incoming players – notable recruits

Beavers

NWSB Insider Rick Stella has been following Oregon State Men’s Basketball recruiting for the 2012-2013 recruiting class. Coach Craig Robinson found some future stars in hometown kid Maika Ostling, Jarmal Reid and Langston Morris-Walker.

Hello NBA! Jared Cunningham takes the biggest leap of his life

Jared Cunningham, Oregon State Beavers

NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us his take on the announcement that Oregon State Beavers basketball player Jared Cunningham is going to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. While fans may be upset with the decision, history shows it was probably a good bet. Now that he’s leaving Oregon State, though, can players like Roberto Nelson and Ahmad Starks step up to fill the void Cunningham leaves behind?

Nate McMillan – Fond memories of Mr. Seattle’s time in Portland

Nate McMillan

NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us a good one on recently departed Portland Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan. A black cloud surrounded the team when McMillan took over in 2005, but he cleaned the team up quickly. After finally getting rid of the Jail Blazers nickname, McMillan moved on to lead the team to 2 50-win seasons and back to back playoff appearances.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through April 9th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Who would’ve guessed that LaMarcus Aldridge would’ve made the list again? Aldridge lit up Dallas in an overtime win with some help from Raymond Felton.

Oregon St. Beavers Basketball – 2011/12 Pac 12 Season Review

craig robinson OSU

NWSB Insider and Pac 12 college basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us Over the next week, all eyes will be on Jared Cunningham and the decision he needs to make about whether or not he will enter the NBA draft. The only thing Rick wonders is wouldn’t it have been nice If only he was writing this article after they hoisted the CBI trophy; there’s always next year Beavers nation…

Can two draft busts help the Portland Trail Blazers rebuild?

Trailblazers Jonny Flynn and Hasheem Thabeet

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella examines the week that was in Rip City. After a weekend spent drowning away my sorrows for the loss of Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby, its time to try to figure out what the new guys actually bring to the team. Jonny Flynn, Hasheem Thabeet, and Mehmet Okur (Sort of), and Shawne Williams (Sort of) welcome to the Northwest.

Rick’s Picks: The weekly Portland Trail Blazers all-stars

Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers blogger Rick Stella weighs in with his Trailblazers weekly three all stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers through March 19th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. LaMarcus Aldridge was a beast this week. A mainstay at the First Star position in this column, Aldridge put up 21 points, on 9-18 from the field and a perfect 3-3 from the charity stripe vs. the Bulls.

Let’s Try to Make Sense of Portland’s Deadline Day

Gerald Wallace

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella tells us the Trail Blazers have made the decision to part ways with Nate McMillan, it was announced today by Team President Larry Miller. McMillan will no longer serve as Portland’s head coach. Assistant Coach Kaleb Canales has been named interim head coach. Also Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby were moved to New Jersey and Houston.

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