The 2013 Apple Cup: “Must Watch” TV

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NWSB Blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2013 Apple Cup between WSU and UW. With a bit of help from some other teams WSU could find themselves in Las Vegas for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. A loss for the Cougs likely sends them to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl. A UW win gives them 8 wins on the year. They could be headed to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl or may wind up in the Las Vegas Bowl if they should lose.

Civil War or Apple Cup? Which rivalry means more?

Civil War

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Apple Cup and Civil War and which one would be the one to tune into. Steeped in northwest tradition of providing you with great football games, both rivalry contests certainly have their own appeal to them, and tradition. Pitting Washington against Washington State, the Apple Cup has a storied tradition of having two of college football’s semi-traditional programs go head-to-head in contests that potentially decide conference champions.

Jalen Canty and dual-sport athletes at UW

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NWSB Insider and University of Washington Huskies Blogger Chris Hall brings up the interesting topic of the two-sport star at the University of Washington. With the commitment of upcoming two-sport star Jalen Canty, Chris takes a trip down memory lane about past success stories of Huskies two-sports stars. Of course the two that come to mind are ASJ and Nate Robinson, but there are a few more names worth noting on Chris’ list.

UW’s home-dominated schedule gives one reason to improve next season

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NWSB Insider and UW Football Blogger Erin Acacio breaks down how the Washington Huskies’ schedule will help them in 2013. Washington plays the Boise State Broncos, the Oregon Ducks and the Washington State Cougars all at home. Also, the returns of Bishop Sankey and Jesse Collier will help make up for the loss of seniors Desmond Trufant and Cody Bruns.

Offseason objectives for Washington football

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall talks about five offseason objectives for the Washington Huskies to accomplish. Washington has lots of talent and depth at quarterback, so should Sark choose to come into 2013 with a new starter, there are options. But until the Huskies know who their signal caller will be, it’s going to be the single biggest offseason issue and question mark for a team that otherwise could be very good.

UW Huskies vs. Boise St. Broncos prediction & MAACO Bowl preview

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us his analysis, preview, predictions, and breakdown for the upcoming MAACO Las Vegas Bowl matchup between the Huskies and the Boise St. Broncos this Saturday. Things aren’t looking too good for the Huskies in Clinton’s opinion. The Broncos are just too good, and they have better weapons both offensively and defensively. This game could get ugly early, but let’s hope not.

Things to watch for in the UW vs. Boise St. Maaco Bowl matchup

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us five things that he is watching for in the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl this Saturday against the Boise St. Broncos. First off, what ever happened in the 4th quarter of the Apple Cup needs to be addressed, fixed, and never allowed to happen ever again. If the Huskies can take the Broncos out of their game, and put the ball into Bishop Sankey’s, this game could be ours to win.

Washington State Cougars 2012 football season rewind

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NWSB Insider & WSU Blogger Jordin Ereth recaps what was Washington State’s 2012 college football regular season. He points out prior to the final game of the season against Washington, the Cougars couldn’t have had a more disappointing season. The news of the year was the clash between Coach Mike Leach and star wide receiver Marquess Wilson who quit the team with only three games left.

Tough questions for Coach Sark after embarrassing Apple Cup loss

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us five tough questions that he would like addressed by coach Sark himself before the bowl game. First off, how in the world did we allow a bad Cougars team to overcome an 18 point 4th quarter lead to win this game? Second, when will the penalties stop, they are killing us. The Huskies are a good team, but not a great one yet, and these questions prove that.

UW Huskies vs. WSU Cougars 2012 Apple Cup game balls & stats

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth after each week of the regular season, and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougars be so lucky, will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Carl Winston, on defense this week Logan Mayes and Kalafitoni earn recognition and on the special teams it’s Andrew Furney.

UW TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins shoved down after Apple Cup

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NWSB insider Jon Irwin reports on the postgame incident involving Austin Seferian-Jenkins and an overzealous Cougs fan. As ASJ was making his way off the field—amidst a crowd of WSU fans rushing the field—he was met by a fan who struck him to the ground. The Dawgs tight end is just fine, and Washington State is reviewing the incident.

Cougars take Apple Cup, UW fans let’s just forget this game ever happened

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NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down the UW vs. WSU 2012 Week 13 matchup in a new Dawgs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Let’s just forget this game ever happened, and focus on staying tough and playing smart in our bowl.

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