NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson predicts every game between northwest football teams covered by NWSB. The Oregon Ducks, Washington Huskies, Oregon State Beavers, and Washington State Cougars all have a few things in common; they are all part of the Pac-12 conference, they each occupy a spot in the listed conference’s North Division, and all four compete for northwest bragging rights year-in and year-out in a wide variety of sports.
NWSB Writer Britton Ransford profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Washington St. Cougars this upcoming 2012 season. Obviously the quarterback position is going to have a instrumental impact on any offense. Jeff Tuel put some distance between himself and Connor Halliday in the quarterback battle this spring. It’s impossible to exclude WSU wideout Marquess Wilson from this list too.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sports Blogger Brandon Choate brings us his list of 5 freshman who could hit the field come week 1 of the NCAA football season for the Washington Huskies. Incoming freshmen Shaq Thompson, Shane Brostek and Jaydon Mickens have a good shot at playing right away as well as James Sample, who was redshirted last season. Nice recruiting class by the Dawgs.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Autzen Stadium, home of the Oregon Ducks football team. As it’s warriors traverse up and down its grounds in search of victory, it unleashes a force so powerful that it drives enemies that dare enter its territory mad. Many of the mighty have fallen victim to the terrible power harnessed by this monster, this beast, this zoo. Best play at Autzen? The Pick by Kenny Wheaton.
NWSB Writer Blair Thomas talks about Mike Riley, head coach of the Oregon State Beavers football program. Upon his first arrival in 1997-98, Riley went 8-14 in a pair of seasons, and went 5-6 in just his second season as head coach in 1998, before leaving to coach the San Diego Chargers in 1999. The significance of a five-win season cannot be lost in the defense of Riley because of the inability to get one in Corvallis during a quarter-century before his arrival.
NWSB Insider and Writer Jon Irwin highlights five Oregon State Beavers rookies that will make their debuts in Week 1 of the 2012/13 season. Jon starts with the Beaver’s star recruit for 2012, if any rookie is going to be a starter it’s this kid. Offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo. At TE true freshman Caleb Smith was a prized recruit for the Beavers 2012 class. A redshirt freshman for 2012, Storm Woods has by far the best name in college football.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson highlights five Oregon Ducks rookies that will make their debuts against Arkansas State. There are many new faces on college football teams every season, few are able to start like Darron Thomas did for the Ducks in 2011-2012. With a reloaded roster and plenty of existing and incoming talent, expect Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, B.J. Kelley, and Tyson Coleman to start.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin talks about his top 5 favorite players on the Oregon State Beavers football team. 2012 OSU hope begins with the players, many of who had standout seasons drowned out by a putrid 3-9 record. Brandin Cooks, Sean Mannion, Scott Crichton, Markus Wheaton, and Jordan Poyer make Jon’s list. Watch for them in 2012.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson gives five reasons as to why Oregon Duck fans just cannot stand the Oregon State Beavers. Ducks and Beavers are not meant to get along; not in nature and not in sporting contests. In nature, Ducks are free-roaming, exploring creatures who explore the rivers, streams, and lakes that communities have to offer. Beavers dam them up and create natural problems that ruin the ecosystem of certain areas.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox profiles the top 5 players to watch on offense for the Oregon Ducks this upcoming 2012 season. The Oregon Ducks will find themselves without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James next season, but don’t expect the offense to show any signs of slowing down. Players include DeAnthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, and Kenjon Barner.
NWSB Editor and writer Chris Anderson talks about his top 5 favorite players on the Oregon Ducks football team. The success and wins the Oregon Ducks have accumulated throughout the years would not have occurred, however, with the proper players in place to make these kinds of runs possible. Players include DeAnthony Thomas, Michael Clay, and Kenjon Barner.