NWSB Insider and Oregon State Football blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 moments in Beavers football. From the Fiesta Bowl blowout over Notre Dame in which Chad Ochocino had a memorable game, to the Sun Bowl victory over Missouri, the Beavers know when to turn it on under the national spot light. Add a couple wins over the always hated USC Trojans, and you’ve got yourself a top 5 list!
NWSB Insider — keeps us up to date with how the Pac-12 teams in the Pacific Northwest will be starting their seasons off. The Washington Huskies will have the toughest test against LSU, but Oregon needs to be wary of Arkansas St. who could surprise them after NFL draft casualties. Washington St. plays good teams with UNLV and BYU. Keith Price, De’Anthony Thomas, Jeff Tuel, Sean Mannion your front and center.
NWSB insider Rick Stella brings us his take on the announcement that Oregon State Beavers basketball player Jared Cunningham is going to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft. While fans may be upset with the decision, history shows it was probably a good bet. Now that he’s leaving Oregon State, though, can players like Roberto Nelson and Ahmad Starks step up to fill the void Cunningham leaves behind?
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his look back at the things you should’ve taken from the Oregon State Beavers 2011/12 season. They were one of the top scoring teams in the nation behind Jared Cunningham and wouldn’t give up when the chips were down. With only Kevin McShane scheduled to leave the team, this squad could come back stronger than ever.
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.
One of our College Hoops fans Jason Green reports on OSU Coach Craig Robinson’s Successes and Failures thus far. He shares his opinion on what OSU Beavers fans should expect in the years to come. With key recruitments of Jarmal Reid and Maika Ostling, will the Beavs be headed for a PAC12 Championship? A berth at March Madness?
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Oregon State University Coach Craig Robinson. Matt Martz, one of our Oregon sports area bloggers points out Coach Robinson has had much success in the past but is struggling at the helm of the OSU Basketball program. As the saying goes though, there’s always hope and Matt thinks it shouldn’t be too too long before OSU fans see a little March Madness Action.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us his favorite Northwest college basketball players who you could see in an NBA uniform next season. All Northwest Division 1 schools are represented on this list: Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Seattle U. Players include Tony Wroten, Jared Cunningham, Devoe Joseph and Kevin Pangos, just to name a few.