NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio brings us her top 5 reasons she’s watching the round 1 NIT hoops matchup between the Washington Huskies and BYU Cougars. The last time UW played in the CBI was in 2008 during the Jon Brockman, Justin Dentmon and Quincy Pondexter era. Abdul Gaddy prayed the Huskies would make the NIT. C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs and Aziz N’Diaye need to show how badly they want to extend their season.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the WSU vs. BYU Cougars 2012 Week 1 matchup in a new Cougs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Jordin loved Ioane Gauta on the defensive line, and not much else. He hated the Mike Leach game plan for WSU. He hated the the timid demeanor of Jeff Tuel and body language. Marquess Wilson was constantly throwing up his arms…
NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is in a state of shock today. He says the offense was bad. That wasn’t supposed to happen. The defense was bad. That was supposed to happen. If you told him that WSUs defense would hold BYU to 30 points he probably would have assumed WSU won by 14. After a promising first drive was interrupted by a terrible throwing decision by Jeff Tuel, the wheels fell off the Mike Leach bus.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate digs up some old games to relive and some new ones to rub some salt into. He breaks down his top 5 heartbreaking losses the Washington Huskies football program has endured in its time. From the 2008 season to some really close conference games and even a record setting bowl game. They all still hurt. Hopefully Steve Sarkisian and Keith Price have none of these memories in them…
Gonzaga Bulldogs fan and NWSB blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars game on Saturday night. West Coast Conference Basketball tournament action from the Orleans Arena March 3, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 77-58. Junior forward Elias Harris recorded 15 rebounds, Robert Sacre had seven points and five rebounds.
NWSB Insider and WCC conference blogger Blair Thomas tells us its 2012 West Coast Conference tournament basketball time. What team is going to win its way out of the WCC brackets into the NCAA tournament? Inconsistent play in close games plagued the Bulldogs in their five losses. Can Elias Harris, Kevin Pangos, and Robert Sacre help them win it in Las Vegas?
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles current Oregon St. Beavers Football Coach Mike Riley. Riley has spent time at all levels of football, from playing college ball to assistant coaching and head coaching at the college level, the CFL and the NFL. How key is he though to the success of the Beavers? Martz will tell you.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on ex-Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren. Mike Holmgren was a QB genius, playing the position himself until an injury derailed his playing career. He quickly took that experience into coaching, taking in QBs like Steve young, Joe Montana, Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck. He set multiple records while coaching in the NFL, especially while with the Seahawks.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Blair Thomas tells us the belief is cultivating at Gill Coliseum. Everyone in the gym knows that junior guard Cunningham is more than capable of turning Staples into Hinkle Fieldhouse. If UW gets eliminated early, why can’t the Oregon St. Beavers spoil the fun at the 2012 Pac 12 conference basketball tourney?
Northwest sports blogger Jason Green reports on the news that Seattle native and former Skyline High School star QB Jake Heaps has recently announced he will transfer from BYU. Now that Heaps is transferring the next question is where will he go? The WSU Cougars may be high on Connor Halliday, but Mike Leach might like Jake Heaps on the roster too.