Oregon Ducks flying high early in the season

Damyean Dotson of the Oregon basketball team

NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about Oregon’s early success on the basketball court this season. Currently sitting fourth in the PAC12 standings, the Ducks, who during the preseason were predicted by many (including myself) to sit in the bottom half of the division standings and hold a NIT ticket are making a push for the Big Dance. Damyean Dotson, E.J. Singler, and Carlos Emory have looked great.

Northwest Athlete Profile: John Tenta

John Tenta pose

Next in our moments in time series Steve Lee profiles one of the Northwests own, John Tenta. He may not fit the typical profile of an “athlete”, but let us not pretend that those who choose to take up the profession of being a wrestler are not athletes or athletic. Yes, we all know that it is choreographed and for the most part “fake”, but nevertheless, in order to make it through even a five minute match, these people have to be able to perform at a very high level.

BC Lions Coach Mike Benevides – A season in reflection

Mike Benevides

NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Steve Lee points out it has been nearly a week since the B.C. Lions were knocked out of contention for the 100th Grey Cup. Enough time has passed in order to fairly grade the effort of the Lions and their first year coach Mike Benevides. After four years as an assistant coach, he had to learn what it was like to take on 100% of the responsibility. Now he knows. Now he can plan better. Still, tough loss.

Northwest hoops stars the week that was in the NBA Ver 2.0

Steve Nash

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee reports in with his second installment of the 2012/13 NBA season on the Northwest hoops stars making noise in the NBA. Week two of the 2012-13 NBA season is under our belts and as expected there is a potpourri of stories to kick off the season. Steve Nash, Brandon Roy, Tony Wroten, Damien Lillard, Isaiah Thomas, Jason Terry, Rodney Stuckey and Spencer Hawes are all in this report.

Jason Bay on the market, teams watching

Jason Bay

NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about where Jason Bay, once one of baseball’s best players, may end up next season. With the New York Mets front office coming to terms with Jason Bay last week as to a buyout that will pay Bay the guaranteed remainder of his $66 million contract ($21 million this year), Bay must now find himself a new zip code, or even a postal code for that matter, if he wants to play next season.

A Bad Sign? Washington Huskies hoops struggle early

UW BB Team

NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about Washington’s disappointing start to their 2012/2013 college basketball season. On Tuesday evening, the Great Danes opened eyes of NCAA fans and Huskies faithful with a 63-62 upset of the Washington Huskies, a PAC-12 team, at Alaska Airlines Arena. Steve points out if C.J. Wilcox and potentially Andrew Andrews and Abdul Gaddy, have off nights watch out.

Pavel Bure – Vancouver Canucks one true Hall of Famer

HHOF

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in today with another post on recent Hockey hall of fame inductee and former Canucks superstar Pavel Bure. Steve says it would be ridiculous for the rest of the hockey world to celebrate the Russian Rocket’s achievements and not see Bure’s jersey hanging in the rafters with Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.

Northwest Athlete Spotlight – Detlef Schrempf

Detlef Schrempf Seattle Sonics

Steve Lee profiles one of the Northwest’s own, Detlef Schrempf of the Washington Huskies, Seattle SuperSonics and Portland Trail Blazers. Along the way, Schrempf played with some of the Northwest’s greats, such as Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Sam Perkins and Hersey Hawkins. Schrempf has made himself a fixture in supporting the return of the NBA to Seattle, often appearing at rallies and speaking engagements on behalf.

Northwest hoops stars the week that was in the NBA Volume 1

Nate Robinson

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee reports in with his first installment of the 2012/13 NBA season on the Northwest hoops stars making noise in the NBA. Week one of the 2012-13 NBA season is under our belts and as expected there is a potpourri of stories to kick off the season. Steve Nash, Brandon Roy, Tony Wroten, Damien Lillard, Isaiah Thomas, Jason Terry, Luke Ridnour, Robert Sacre, and Rodney Stuckey are all in this report.

Vancouver Canucks All-Time BEST goaltender…And the winner is

kirk mclean

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in today with another post in our Moments In Time series. Kirk McLean, Roberto Luongo, and Richard Brodeur all had one thing in common, they all backstopped the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals and they all came up short of hoisting hockey’s holy grail. When you break down the elements, which netminder should be honored as the Vancouver Canucks all time best goalie?

2012 Preseason PAC 12 Men’s basketball preview

Scott Suggs

NWSB Writer Steve Lee previews and predicts which teams will make it to the NCAA March Madness tournament out of the Pac-12 this season. After putting out a pathetic showing as a conference last year, the PAC 12 is ready to make up for it in 2012-13 with a handful of top-tier freshmen, a number of solid experienced players and some reloaded rosters. UCLA, California, Stanford and Arizona are projected to qualify for the tournament, while Colorado and Washington are on the bubble.

2012 Pac 12 Hoops – Northwest freshman who will turn heads this season

Dominic Artis

NWSB Writer Steve Lee talks about the Pac-12′s standout freshmen from the Northwest in 2013. This season, aside from the Oregon Ducks’ incoming class, the Northwest freshmen may be flying under the radar to start the year. Andrew Andrews, Richard Longrus, Dominic Artis, Ben Carter and Demarquise Johnson make up this exclusive list.

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