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 Q brings us an interesting take on the Washington State offseason and a look into next season. With Mike Leach taking over the helms of the team, many are wondering if he can bring the Cougar football program back to relevance as they have died out in the Pac-12. With Jeff Tuel and Marquess Wilson still around, can they reload and make a run in the Pac12?
NWSB Insider & Managing Editor “Q” tells us college football is also getting ready to get into their spring practices and four Pac 12 programs are looking ahead to the regular season, which kicks off in September. The Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington St. Cougars, and Washington Huskies will all return competitive teams in the 2012 Pac 12 season.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Insider Steve tells us his opinions and take on the second arrest in 4 days for former Cougars star quarterback Ryan Leaf. He points out no matter how bad his disease is, it doesn’t mean Leaf gets a free pass. The truth of the situation is sometimes people have to learn the hard way to live life. He’s not in control of himself, and clearly needs a lot of help.
Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs. Panthers Friday CBI basketball tourney preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Panthers by 8. The total is set at 128. Under is 8-3 in WAST last 11 non-conference games. Faisal Aden has been out for weeks but leading scorer and rebounder Brock Motum has played just two minutes over the first two games.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas raises an interesting question regarding Washington State Cougars men’s hoops. Is Ken Bone the right man to lead in 2012? Although he has a winning record in his current stay with Washington State, his lack of recruiting and conference wins may ultimately doom him in the end.
Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Beavers vs. Cougars Wednesday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Beavers by 4. The total is set at 147. The over is 7-1 in Oregon State’s last 8 Wed. games. The Beavers are ninth in the nation in scoring but had no idea how to handle Brock Motum in 2011/12.
NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us his top 5 things the Huskies need to do to win the Pac-12 tournament this year. With the Huskies retaining the top spot in the conference going into their final 2 games, if they hold on, they will find themselves in a favorable matchup after a first round tourney bye. C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten must come up big down the stretch to get UW into the Tournament.
Washington St. Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Cougars vs UCLA Bruins Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bruins by 10. The total is set at 136. Washington State are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thurssday games. UCLA are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. WSU needs a Brock Motum monster game tonight.
WSU Cougars blogger Q weighs in with his Washington Huskies vs Washington State Cougars Saturday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Huskies by 1. The total is set at 146.5. The Dawgs are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 Sat. games. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. Forward Brock Motum has been shouldering the scoring load for WSU, Tony Wroten the same for UW.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Washington State Cougars ex-head coach Mike Price. After starting out coaching Weber St, Price was given a beaming recommendation by former high school team mate and personal friend, Dennis Erickson and landed the Wazzu head coaching job. Price took the Cougars to the Rose Bowl twice and earned National Coach of the Year. He is now at UTEP.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his Washington State Cougars vs Oregon State Beavers Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Beavers by 9.5. The total is set at 151. OSU’s Guard Jared Cunningham is one of the more underrated scorers in the country. He has built on last year’s success.