NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon Ducks in this upcoming college football season. The Oregon Ducks will have a different look to their team this year following the departures of LaMichael James and Darron Thomas, but don’t expect that to slow anybody down on this ultra-talented squad in Eugene. Check back at the end of the season to see if he was right!
NWSB Insider and UW hoops writer Clinton Bell tells us that the Washington Huskies are going to have a very hard time repeating as conference champs this season. With the departures of Tony Wroten and Terrence Ross, this leaves the leadership roles up to Abdul Gaddy and C.J. Wilcox. There are not a lot of imcoming players as of yet either, only two to be exact: Mark Mclaughlin and Jernard Jerreau.
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Blair Thomas tells us the belief is cultivating at Gill Coliseum. Everyone in the gym knows that junior guard Cunningham is more than capable of turning Staples into Hinkle Fieldhouse. If UW gets eliminated early, why can’t the Oregon St. Beavers spoil the fun at the 2012 Pac 12 conference basketball tourney?
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.
Matt weighs in with his updated 2012 BCS National Championship Betting Odds. If Keith Price keeps playing out of his mind, the Washington Huskies have the potential to shock the other Pac-12 contenders, for now though at least the Oregon Ducks can partially control their own fate if they beat ASU this week and Stanford on November 17.