NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson gives five reasons as to why Oregon Duck fans just cannot stand the Oregon State Beavers. Ducks and Beavers are not meant to get along; not in nature and not in sporting contests. In nature, Ducks are free-roaming, exploring creatures who explore the rivers, streams, and lakes that communities have to offer. Beavers dam them up and create natural problems that ruin the ecosystem of certain areas.
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…
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas brings us a good piece on point guard Garret Sim who is under the spotlight for the Ducks. In his four years in Eugene, Sim has witnessed the transition of the program that few others have ever experienced. Most importantly, the point guard has led his Ducks and validated the trust the former Blue Jays coach put in him from the first day he arrived in Eugene.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks basketball blogger Matt Martz tells us about Oregon Coach Ernie Kent and his quest to sustain success with the Ducks. An account of Kent’s ventures in Saudi Arabia and his fantastic record back in Oregon, you’ll be enlightened on how lucky the Ducks are to have Kent at the helm.
NWSB insider Matt Martz brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. After starting out coaching for Columbia University, he quickly took the offensive reign at his alma mater before becoming the offensive mastermind at the University of Oregon. He took over the head coach position after Mike Belotti vacated it and has elevated the Oregon football program to heights never seen before in Eugene.
Oregon Ducks blogger Jason Green tells us the NFL Combine announced its invitee list and not surprisingly, Oregon leads the region in the number of participants. Mark Asper, Cliff Harris, LaMichael James, Joshua Kaddu, David Paulson,
Edward Pleasant, and Darron Thomas. He recaps the main players bolting for the money and PRO football. (Underclassmen)
Husky insider Brandon Choate brings us news that another Washington Husky is moving on. Running back Chris Polk has decided to enter the 2012 NFL draft. Polk’s left a lasting legacy for the Washington Huskies, breaking several records and coming close to many Napoleon Kaufman marks. Polk is sure to be a top 5 running back in the draft. Projected as a 2nd or 3rd pick.
Insider Steve remembers the 1997 Apple Cup between the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars. For the longest time we Cougars have been the laughing stock, and the butt-end of Husky jokes. But on that November evening in 1997 as Ryan Leaf was being carried around on the shoulders of proud Cougars, something special happened.
UW beat blogger KShell informs us that the Washington Huskies mens basketball team recently found out captain Scott Suggs will be missing 8-12 weeks due to a broken foot. Washington Huskies basketball season is just around the corner, and the team will miss Suggs but this shouldn’t cost them too much. Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, and Terrence Ross will step up.