NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2013 Civil War between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers and explains why it is must-watch TV. At this point in the college football season, neither UO nor OSU is where they wanted to be. This game is about bragging rights, but it’s also about salvaging the year. Having players like De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Sean Mannion, Brandin Cooks, Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner on the field doesn’t hurt, either.
NWSB Blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2013 Apple Cup between WSU and UW. With a bit of help from some other teams WSU could find themselves in Las Vegas for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. A loss for the Cougs likely sends them to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Bowl. A UW win gives them 8 wins on the year. They could be headed to San Francisco for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl or may wind up in the Las Vegas Bowl if they should lose.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us three things to watch out for in the Week 2 matchup against the Hawaii Warriors. First and foremost, the team needs energy bouncing back following the loss to Eastern Washington. Along with energy, the team needs to utilize Storm Woods and the running crew, even if Sean Mannion is on a roll. Defensively, this team has to make up for Jordan Poyer being gone, and they have to do it quickly.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his take in his weekly What Went Wrong post There was a lot to love about the Cougars performance. They came out strong on their opening drive with a well-executed 75 yards leading to 7 points. Jordin’s player that needs improvement for WSU. Connor Halliday. He had received praise all pre season long for his improved decision making and accuracy. Unfortunately, it looks like Halliday is still struggling greatly.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his 5 can’t miss Pac-12 contests of the 2013 college football season. Here in Pac-12 land we are blessed to be able to witness some of the best teams go toe-to-toe year-in and year-out. Featuring some of the more storied programs in college football (USC, UCLA, and UW immediately come to mind), fans of the Conference of Champions really are given quite a treat every fall. Here are the five games you shouldn’t miss.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies’ blogger Eric Acacio talks about the Trufant brothers and how they have become a trio in the NFL. Desmond is the last Trufant brother to finish his college football career in the state of Washington. Each of them started their football careers at Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma and then parted ways as they played football at different colleges. Although their choices in college were different, they all finished with the same result by making football into their career.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2013 college football season with five NW players who are primed to have massive years. Making the cut is Keith Price of the Washington Huskies, Scott Crichton of the Oregon State Beavers, Brett Bartolone of the Washington State Cougars, Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks and De’Anthony Thomas, also from UO.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down who could start at quarterback for UW in 2013. Keith Price is coming off a subpar season, begging the question, is there a better fit under center? Cyler Miles, Troy Williams, and Jeff Lindquist all saw time in the Spring Game, but Miles is the only one who had much of a positive impact. Price’s 2012 campaign was far from perfect, but he outshined everyone else in the Spring Game, making it a possibility he could return to his starting role.
NWSB Inside and University of Washington Huskies Insider Erin Acacio breaks down the 2012-13 season for UW head coach Lorenzo Romar. Despite the disappointment of missing the NCAA Tournament the last two years, Lorenzo Romar wants to stay at Washington as long as he can. With a potential starting lineup of Andrew Andrews, C.J. Wilcox, Hikeem Stewart, Shawn Kemp Jr and Desmond Simmons, there’s a lot to like about the future of this program.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Chris Hall brings us the top five moments of his favorite Northwest athlete, Isiah Thomas. Among the memories are his commitment to UW, his last-second heroics against the Arizona Wildcats, an epic showing against Klay Thomas in the Pac-12 Tournament and the 2011 draft, which saw him turn pro for the Sacramento Kings.
NWSB Insider Brant Knox breaks down the odds for NW Pac-12 team to make a run at a BCS National Championship. Bovada.lv has given the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and Washington Huskies odds to win. The Washington State Cougars were left off the list, which isn’t too surprising if you watched them play in 2012—sorry Cougs fans.