NWSB insider and Beavers blogger Jon Irwin gives his take on what went wrong in Oregon State’s stunning loss to the Eastern Washington Eagles. OSU entered the 2013 season coming off a huge turnaround in 2012, but have already starting things off on the wrong foot. While the offense put up great numbers on Saturday, the true problems came on D. Sean Mannion looked comfortable under center, Brandin Cooks looked good as well.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jason Hartzog brings us his top five players to watch in the 2013 season for the Beavers. At every position on the field the Beavs have an anchor, but there will still be some work for them if they want to keep up with Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Check out who Jason picked, and hit him up in the comments if you agree or disagree.
NWSB blogger and Oregon State Beavers insider Jon Irwin gives us his take on the most important offensive players for the Beavs in 2013. Last year OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a solid 9-4 record. Looking to do so again in 2013, it’ll be up to names like Sean Mannion and Storm Woods to make the big difference. Keep in mind guys like Richard Mullaney (WR), Chris Brown (RB) and Caleb Smith (TE) as well.
NWSB Insider Jason Hartzo weighs in on the 2012-13 season had by Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman. This was a very respectable effort from Dana Altman’s Ducks, and it was the first time in the head coach’s career that he made it past the second round. As long as Altman is the man in Eugene, this will be a team near the top for years to come—especially with freshman guards Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson set to return.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies basketball blogger Steve Lee previews the next portion of UW’s 2013 Pac-12 conference schedule, the final three games. Steve knows that this team has the talent to go 3-0 the rest of the way and get into the Pac-12 Tournament on a high note, but the question here is will they? With games against the Cougars, Trojans, and Bruins (nationally televised), the Dawgs definitely have a shot at doing so.
NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell brings us the question of “is coach Romar on the hot seat?” Honestly this all depends on how sympathetic the AD wants to be, as Romar has had to go through the motions this year without two of his best scorers from last year in Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten. He still has CJ Wilcox, but the team cannot rely on one players back to carry the rest of this team. Clinton thinks that Romar’s day’s are limited, and if he doesn’t get shown the door after this season, he will be very soon.
NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell tells us his over and under achiever for the 2012/2013 University of Washington Huskies men’s basketball team. The easy, and even obvious choice for over achiever is CJ Wilcox. Leading the team in scoring, he was the man who needed to step up his game more than anybody else with the departures of Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross to the NBA after last season. Aziz N’Diaye is another overachiever.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his best and worst case scenarios, plus some realistic predictions for the upcoming Oregon Ducks football season. If all goes as planned, the Ducks will be sitting pretty in Florida playing for the BCS Title. But, those pesky Trojans of USC may have a stck to throw through the spokes of this Ducks team. Even with a loss to USC, the Ducks can still find their way to the Pac-12 Championship game, and a BCS berth.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Clinton Bell gives us his top 5 games on the 2012 Washington Huskies football schedule. First tough match up will be down in Baton Rouge against the LSU Tigers. If the Huskies play a flawless game, they walk away as winners. Oregon will be the team to beat in the Pac-12 this year, and the Huskies will not stand a chance, unless Keith Price plays above a Heisman level.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Clinton Bell gives us his top 5 fearless predictions for the 2012 Washington Huskies football team. Keith Price wins the Heisman Trophy, yes, that’s what Clinton is saying. Also, he thinks that the Huskies will march down into the bayou and come away with a win against the mighty LSU. He also predicts an Apple Cup victory, and a blow out against Portland State too.
NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon State Beavers in this upcoming college football season. The Beavers will not only achieve some of the modest goals they’ve set for themselves, but shock the country as well. OSU Will Beat U of O in the Annual Civil War Game, and Rick says the Beavers will be bowl eligible in 2012. Sean Mannion will be special too.