Who and what the Washington St. Cougars lose this year

Brock Motum WSU Cougars

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.

Five things I hated about last night’s Huskies loss

Arsalan Kazemi Oregon Ducks

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.

Oregon Ducks set to face Washington Huskies in Round 2

Are the Ducks priming for a big run?. (Photo: Scott Olmos/USA Today)

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.

Cougars vs. UW Huskies Pac-12 Tourney game notes, predictions and tweets!

Washington is coming off a thrilling victory over WSU. (Photo: DailyUW.com)

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.

Five reasons ‘The Sinking Chip’ in Eugene is good for UW

Chip Kelly, Oregon Ducks

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.

Five things we learned in 2012 about UW Football

Bishop Sankey UW Huskies

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down what we learned about the Dawgs in 2012. Mainly, that this team has gotten better, but just weren’t ready to turn the corner yet. The QB position is the biggest mess of the team with the poor season by Keith Price. Standouts were Bishop Sankey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Kasen Williams. If the Huskies played in a different conference, they could have been a 10 win team easily. The Pac-12 is second best to the SEC in today’s football world.

UW Huskies vs. Boise St. Broncos prediction & MAACO Bowl preview

Austin Seferian-Jenkins UW

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us his analysis, preview, predictions, and breakdown for the upcoming MAACO Las Vegas Bowl matchup between the Huskies and the Boise St. Broncos this Saturday. Things aren’t looking too good for the Huskies in Clinton’s opinion. The Broncos are just too good, and they have better weapons both offensively and defensively. This game could get ugly early, but let’s hope not.

Things to watch for in the UW vs. Boise St. Maaco Bowl matchup

Maaco Las Vegas Bowl

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us five things that he is watching for in the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl this Saturday against the Boise St. Broncos. First off, what ever happened in the 4th quarter of the Apple Cup needs to be addressed, fixed, and never allowed to happen ever again. If the Huskies can take the Broncos out of their game, and put the ball into Bishop Sankey’s, this game could be ours to win.

Devon Collier emerging as star for Beavs

Devon Collier has had an impressive start to his 2012-2013 campaign. (Photo: Jason DeCrow / AP)

Familiar face leading Beavers The Oregon State Beavers are off to a fantastic start to the season, currently tied for fifth in the Pac-12 at 6-2. Their lone losses on the season were close games to Alabama (62-65) and Kansas (78-84). OSU has a great group of athletes, and it’s by far Coach Robinson’s most […]

Beaver 2012 hoops schedule: home cooking preview

Devon Collier

NWSB insider Jon Irwin gives us a preview of the Beavers upcoming seven game homestand. The series will be a nice mix of easy games before leading into Pac-12 conference play. Fittingly enough, the Beavs kick off conference play at home against in-state rival Oregon. But their biggest challenge comes at the end of the homestand against Pac-12 leading Arizona.

Tough questions for Coach Sark after embarrassing Apple Cup loss

Coach Sark smiling

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Clinton Bell gives us five tough questions that he would like addressed by coach Sark himself before the bowl game. First off, how in the world did we allow a bad Cougars team to overcome an 18 point 4th quarter lead to win this game? Second, when will the penalties stop, they are killing us. The Huskies are a good team, but not a great one yet, and these questions prove that.

Pac-12 bowl games: Landing spots for top NW teams

Civil War Woods

NWSB blogger Jon Irwin takes a look at Washington’s, Oregon State’s and Oregon’s bowl projections. With the BCS shakeup over the last two weeks, only one NW team seems destined for a major bowl game. But all three teams are still destined for interesting matchups and great games. Marcus Mariota, Keith Price and Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz will all get one more game this year to impress.