Blair Thomas is back with another Northwest Athlete Profile, this time it’s Portland born Darwin Barney of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs. Darwin was counted out by most pundits but was MLB Rookie of the Month in his first month up. Flashback to 2006, Barney was a part of history as Oregon State went on an improbable run and became the first team in College World Series history to lose twice and still win the title.
OSU Writer and Beavers junkie Rick Stella gives his thoughts on what James Rodgers may have to do to get through training camp with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Out of OSU came Rodgers, but went undrafted at the recent NFL draft due to teams being worried about his reconstructed knee. What does the future hold for Rodgers, and how cool is it he’s playing with his brother?
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 — brings us an update of sorts out of Corvallis, Oregon. The Oregon State Beavers, behind QB Sean Mannion, will be looking to return to prime for next year and make a run in the Pac-12. With 8 returning starters, the leadership on this team might just tip the scale and get the Beavers into a much yearned for bowl game next season.
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 and Pac 12 college basketball blogger Rick Stella tells us Over the next week, all eyes will be on Jared Cunningham and the decision he needs to make about whether or not he will enter the NBA draft. The only thing Rick wonders is wouldn’t it have been nice If only he was writing this article after they hoisted the CBI trophy; there’s always next year Beavers nation…
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us news of potential major changes at Oregon State University. Men’s hoops coach Craig Robinson may be lured close to his hometown to take the reigns at Illinois while the Beavers star player Jared Cunningham could easily join the NBA ranks if he desires. This could lead to a big trail of tears in Corvallis.
Beavers insider Rick Stella brings us news today of the Pac-12 season awards. Oregon State Beavers hoops team star Jared Cunningham was able to add yet another achievement to his legacy as a Beaver. Cunningham certainly carried Beaver Nation throughout most of the season and gets to play this week in the Pac 12 tournament.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Oregon State Beavers don’t deserve to make the NIT tournament yet. Although anything is possible in this year’s Pac-12, these Beavers are not anywhere close to the memories of when Gary Payton was a Beaver. Craig Robinson is slowly bringing this team back to relevance and if the team can make a run at the Pac-12 tournament.