Five fearless predictions for the 2012 Maaco Las Vegas Bowl

Las Vegas Bowl

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down the UW vs. Boise State 2012 Las Vegas Maaco Bowl matchup. He provides five fearless predictions for the game Saturday. Boise State boasts the 12th-ranked pass defense in the country, seemingly a poor matchup for this years UW team. The matchup to watch will be the dueling performances of quarterbacks Keith Price of Washington and Joe Southwick of Boise State.

WSU Cougars vs. UNLV: Week 3 game balls & stats

Connor Halliday

NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Cougs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his WSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Cougars offensive MVP’s Connor Halliday, and on defense this week not surprisingly Travis Long. Michael Bowlin, WSU’s junior punter continued to punt well…

Trail Blazers: What did we learn during the 2012 Las Vegas summer league?

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

NWSB Insider Bryant Knox brings us a summary of how the Portland Trail Blazers did in the Summer League that just wrapped up. Damian Lillard was outstanding, earning co-MVP and owning one of the best moments of the tournament – a monstrous slam dunk. Second year player Nolan Smith was doing well until an injury sidelined him. And Kaleb Canales is showing why he was chosen as the replacement at the helm of the Blazers.

Trail Blazers: 5 questions heading into Las Vegas summer league

Meyers Leonard Summer League Las Vegas

NWSB Insider Bryant Knox previews the 2012 Portland Trailblazers summer league season. He asks five important questions ahead of tonights matchup versus the New Orleans Hornets. Can Meyers Leonard bang with the bigs of the NBA? Does Damian Lillard have the court vision of an NBA point guard? Also what will Wesley Matthews gain from playing in the Summer League? And more…

Trail Blazers player profiles: Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews

NWSB Writer Blair Thomas brings us a Northwest Athlete profile of Trail Blazer Wesley Matthews, a key player as Portland looks towards the future. Born October 14, 1986, Wesley Matthews Jr. was given birth to a pair of athletes in their own right. Pam Moore was a two-sport athlete and track standout at the University of Wisconsin and in a member of the Badgers’ 2006 Hall of Fame class…

2012 WCC Hoops Tournament Primer: teams To beat?

Gonzaga Bulldogs

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?

For the Vancouver Canadians ‘Club of the Year’ is Just the First Step

Vancouver Canadians Logo

NWSB insider Danny Ferguson brings us good news out of Vancouver. The Vancouver Canadians Single A baseball team was given the Frieta Award as being the top operator in short season A ball. Their hard work in the community and to rebuild their stadium and organization has earned them top club status.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Brett Lawrie

Brett Lawrie

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current MLB big league ball player Brett Lawrie from Langley, British Columbia. Danny Ferguson points out Lawrie was drafted as a catcher, but played regularly at second, third and left field as well. For the Toronto Blue Jays the high profile Canadian prospect in the franchise makes sense on many levels.

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