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.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth gives us a somber reminder of what NCAA sports are all about with this piece about departing seniors Brock Motum, and Mike Ladd. While Motum started slow and developed into the threat he is today, Ladd had some promising upside before injuries took the front seat. Both will be sorely missed over at Wazzu, but with the recruits Ken Bone has in store, a winner might not be too far over the horizon.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio brings us her top 5 things she hated the most in the Huskies loss to Oregon on Thursday night in Las Vegas. Besides the way the Huskies seniors lost their last conference tournament, Erin also tells us that if the Dawgs could of hit three more free throws, they would have been playing Utah on Friday night for a chance at the conference final. What could of been will never be known now.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews the matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies in the 2013 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Though the Huskies are coming off a win in the first round over the Washington State Cougars in thrilling fashion, the Ducks should be able to draw from their two prior victories over Washington and formulate a solution that will lead them to victory. Look for this game to be thrilling and a lot of fun.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio previews the Pac-12 Tournament Game between UW and the Washington State Cougars. Washington swept the season series against Washington State, but with this matchup taking place at a neutral site, the odds are in anybody’s favor. Watch for performances from seniors Abdul Gaddy, Aziz N’Diaye and Scott Suggs. The Huskies have to watch out for Brock Motum in this one.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall talks about why Chip leaving Eugene for Philadelphia is a welcome sight for all University of Washington fans. Chip Kelly and his staff were top-flight recruiters. You only needed to glance at their stud-filled recruiting classes every year, or notice how well they reloaded each season, to know this was true. Oregon was on the short list of every big time recruit in the pacific northwest and blue-chip players across the country.