NWSB insider Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Oregon State Beavers basketball program’s strengths and weaknesses. Even without 2011/12 standout Jared Cunningham, the Beavers have amazing depth and scoring options. But the lack of a true game changer could hurt them when playing from behind.
NWSB Insider and WSU Cougars blogger Britton Ransford is here to bring us another What Went Wrong WSU report. The Cougars were penalized nine times for 103 yards — most likely frustration fouls for their terrible first half performance. At halftime, Jim Mora’s UCLA Bruins led Mike Leach’s Cougs 37-7.
During any losing week, NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers football blogger Rick Stella will stop by and bring you his What Went Wrong With The Beavs piece. The slow start, coupled with the disappointing 4th quarter, ultimately doomed the Beavers on Saturday. It’s hard to blame the game completely on Cody Vaz’s errors, but it has started some grumblings among fans, and the clamoring for Sean Mannion’s return could take place any day now.
NWSB Insider and Washington Husky blogger Brandon Choate brings us his week 11 preview between the Washington Huskies and Utah Utes. Utah is coming off of a thrashing of Washington State while the Huskies just earned their first road victory in 7 attempts. Keith Price will need to step up as the Utah run defense is tough. Price will need to hit star TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams in order to make some big plays.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Stanford Cardinal in NCAA football Week 11 action. Squaring off with one of the best defenses in the country, OSU will need their passing game at it’s best. This one will come down to a defensive war, which means the boys in orange-and-black have the edge.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down how Dawgs running back Bishop Sankey is doing in 2012. He points out Sankey proved he was for real with subsequent back to back 100+ yard games with touchdowns against Stanford and Oregon. The 189-yard outing was his single highest in game.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth gives us his thoughts on the recent suspension of standout wide receiver, Marquess Wilson. As half of the world has heard, Marquess Wilson was suspended after walking out of the Cougars’ intense conditioning session last Sunday. Ereth’s immediate reaction was to side with head coach Mike Leach and athletic director Bill Moos, and that’s where he stands today.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down the Ducks’ remaining schedule now that the Nov. 3 matchup against the USC Trojans is behind us. Oregon has had a relatively easy road thus far, but with California, Stanford and Oregon State remaining, the competition is set to ramp up as we approach the end of the season. Marcus Mariota, Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony will attempt to get the team into the Pac-12 championship game.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his love ‘em and hate ‘em from Oregon’s win over the USC Trojans. Let’s all just get to the point: Kenjon Barner was ridiculous last night. Throughout the entire season many have been wondering what Barner could do if he actually played a full game. After coming out of games after the first half because of a big Oregon lead, Barner showed his potential on Saturday night.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Oregon Ducks vs. USC Trojans game on Saturday evening. If Oregon wins this one they will solidify their position at the tops of the Pac-12 while laying claim to the throne that the Trojans have been reluctant to give up. A win propels Oregon to the top of the Pac-12 class and officially asserts them as the next Pac-12 dynasty; a bold claim, but true.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the ASU Sun Devils in NCAA football Week 10 action. With dreams of a perfect season dust in the wind, the OSU Beavers return home to square off with the Sun Devils. But if Mike Riley trusts his tailbacks, the Beavs should have no problem opening this one up. Hopefully Cody Vaz and Markus Wheaton are on the same page too.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the Stanford vs. WSU Cougars 2012 Week 9 matchup in a new Cougs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Jordin finally saw a Jeff Tuel and rush defense that he loved. But there was a lot of disappointment from the offensive line, giving up a school record 10 sacks. On the other side of the ball Ioane Gauta, Darryl Monroe, and Justin Sagote were OK.