Flash Forward: Projecting the top 5 northwest hoops players for 2012/13

Kevin Pangos

Gaddy and Pangos Among Best Summer basketball camp season is upon us all and there could not be a more perfect time to gather around the campfire and discuss who would be among the counselors at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Top Players Camp. There are a litany of Pacific Northwest players that would have made […]

Chip Kelly & the Oregon Ducks: The recruiting kings of the Pac-12

There is no way a FCS football team will come to Autzen and beat the Ducks at home. (photo carleyerickson.wordpress.com)

NWSB writer and Oregon Ducks football insider Chris Anderson gives us his five top reasons why the University of Oregon is the kings of the Pac-12 in recruiting. Head Coach Chip Kelly may miss out on a couple 5 star recruits to the likes of USC or Cal, but he will win over the future players that he knows will help his Ducks team win games. Just look at the likes of De’Anthony Thomas, LaMichael James, and LaGarrette Blount.

UW football history: *My* top 5 heartbreaking moments in time

Who knows how the season would have turned out if the Huskies stole this one.

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…

Northwest Athlete Profile: Marques Tuiasosopo

Marques Tuiasosopo

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile of a hometown hero in Seattle. Marques Tuiasosopo was a leader and a champion as a Washington Huskies quarterback before entering the NFL with the Oakland Raiders. While his NFL career didn’t pan out, Tui immediately went to work to give back with his alma mater Washington. Soon after, he landed at UCLA as a specialty coach.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ryan Longwell

Ryan Longwell

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile today. Dave highlights Ryan Longwell, the top scorer in Green Bay Packers history. Longwell was born in Seattle and grew up in Oregon before ending up in Berkley, California to play for the Golden Bears. He was kicker, punter, and backup QB until he got his calling to the NFL via the 49ers.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Steve Emtman

Steve Emtman

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile. This one is a legend from the University of Washington hailing from Spokane. His name? Steve Emtman. Although labeled a bust after he entered the pro ranks with Indianapolis, Emtman will always be a hometown legend for the years he spent anchoring the Washington Huskies defensive line.

College Hoops: Predicting the Zags starting five in 2012-13

elias harris gonzaga

Bulldogs bloggers Blair Thomas takes a deep look at who may be in the starting lineup for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2012-13 season. The Zags will be looking to return to greatness in next year’s March Madness but who will be the key contributors? Mark Few says Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris will undoubtedly be the two focal points on offense.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Paul Kariya

paul kariya

Dave B. does another Northwest Athlete profile on one of the most prolific NHL’ers to ever come from these parts, Paul Kariya. Kariya played the majority of his career with the Anaheim Ducks where he once held all the franchise points records, but his career was cut short due to numerous injuries, namely concussions.

Who is a bigger detriment to their program…Mike Leach or Chip Kelly?

Mike Leach

NWSB Insider Steve also a Washington State Cougars blogger tells us this week there are certain things outside of the realm of football that Mike Leach stresses on his players that Chip Kelly falls by the wayside. Insider fully expects Chip Kelly to move on to the NFL because in his mind he’s already there. Washington State will be in a much better situation than Oregon because of it.

Portland’s pipeline to Kentucky is paying dividends for Calipari’s ‘Cats

Kyle Wiltjer

NWSB Insider and northwest basketball blogger Blair Thomas tells us about two young men leading Kentucky to the 2012 Final four this week in New Orleans. Kyle Wiltjer entered the season as part of one of Kentucky’s most heralded basketball classes with guard Marquis Teague and forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Anthony Davis. Terrence Jones has averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and started 35 of 38 games.

Oregon vs Washington NIT preview: What UDUB needs to do to win

Oregon vs. Washington

NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us his 5 things you could see from the Washington Huskies in their NIT match up against the Oregon Ducks. This game will be a good one, no doubt about it. I think the Huskies will come out strong, and run the floor like they like to do. Wide open basketball. All season long the Huskies have relied on Tony Wroten, Terrence Ross, and C.J. Wilcox to do the majority of the scoring. Same with tonight.

Oregon vs. Washington 2012 NIT Tournament Preview

Washington vs Oregon

NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his 5 things you could see from the Oregon Ducks in their NIT match up against the Washington Huskies. A healthy dose of Devoe Joseph will go a long way as well as steady E.J. Singler stepping up for the Ducks. After a 25 point blowout in their last meeting, the Ducks will need to contain Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten to accomplish that feat again.

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