Rick’s Picks: 2012 CBI Tournament preview and predictions

Jared Cunningham

NWSB Insider and Pac 12 college basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us call it a good omen, or whatever you want, but if the Oregon State Beavers can put together the kind of performances that we saw during the PAC-12 tournament, Western Illinois should pose little threat to the Beavers. Jared Cunningham and Sophomore forward, Devon Collier will be on top of their games for OSU.

Rick’s Picks: PAC-12 NIT preview and predictions

Pac 12 Football

NWSB Insider and Pac 12 college basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us while Washington could make a strong case for why it should be in the big dance, four teams from the PAC-12 received bids to play postseason basketball in the NIT. Washington, Arizona, Stanford and Oregon represent. Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross will look to outlast Devoe Joseph, EJ Singler and Olu Ashaolu of Oregon.

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

Raymond Felton

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 12th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Ray Felton gets a bit of special recognition this week for not only making this list for the first time. This week LaMarcus Aldridge played like Washington owed him money.

OSU Beavers Jared Cunningham Solidifies His Pac 12 Legacy

Jared Cunningham

Beavers insider Rick Stella brings us news today of the Pac-12 season awards. Oregon State Beavers hoops team star Jared Cunningham was able to add yet another achievement to his legacy as a Beaver. Cunningham certainly carried Beaver Nation throughout most of the season and gets to play this week in the Pac 12 tournament.

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

Gerald 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 5th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Gerald Wallace, Jamal Crawford, and LaMarcus Aldridge are this week’s best three. With a tip of the cap for dunk of the week going to Wallace as well. Watch the dunk video in HD.

Five Reasons to Watch the Civil War: Oregon Ducks Edition

Civil War

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us 5 reasons to watch the Civil War this weekend between the Ducks and the Beavers. We’ll be seeing this 337th meeting this coming Sunday, with tip-off scheduled for 4:30pm (PST), and there are five reasons why every Ducks fan should tune in to the game this weekend (unless of course you happen to be lucky enough to be attending).

Five Reasons to Watch the Civil War: Oregon State Edition

Civil War

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us 5 reasons to watch the Civil War this weekend between the Beavers and the Ducks. We’ll be seeing this 337th meeting this coming Sunday, with tip-off scheduled for 4:30pm (PST), and there are five reasons why every Beaver fan should tune in to the game this weekend (unless of course you happen to be lucky enough to be attending).

Let’s get to know: Oregon St. hoops star Jared Cunningham in the spotlight

Jared Cunningham

NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Rick Stella brings us a good piece on the Beavers today. Jared Cunningham is under the spotlight for the Beavs. Jared’s school record for steals by a sophomore saw him eclipsing, who else, Gary Payton by 13 steals. Payton, in the ’87-88 season, thieved 72 balls, whereas Cunningham swiped 85, linking him with the “next Gary Payton” moniker.

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

Nicolas Batum

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 February 19th of the Portland Trailblazers 2011-12 campaign. Nicolas Batum, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Gerald Wallace are this week’s best three. With a tip of the cap for dunk of the week going to Batum as well. Watch the dunk video in HD.

The up and down week that was for the Trail Blazers

Wizards vs. Trail Blazers

NWSB Insider and Portland Trailblazers blogger Rick Stella wants to know what needs to change in RIP City to stop this inconsistent 2011/12 season. Does Nate McMillan need to leave? Does a trade need to be made? Lots of NBA rumors are out there, including a trade for Steve Nash. How is LaMarcus Aldridge’s ankle? Are these midseason hurdles most teams endure? The Blazers find themselves falling out of playoff contention.

Five trades the Portland Trail Blazers need to make (but probably won’t)

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Portland Trail Blazers insider Rick Stella weighs in with his five trades the Blazers should be looking at making in 2012. Its a fun take using the NBA trade machine. Portland moving Raymond Felton, Wesley Matthews, or Nicolas Batum for starters, getting back Steve Nash, D.J. Augustin, Jrue Holiday, Lou Williams, and James Harden. Here are the five best trade options for Portland.

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