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. Since Sean Mannion got enough flack for his sub-par performance, he feels that there were some positives which can be taken away from Saturday’s game in Seattle. The defense, once again, played lights out and did as good a job as they could with the field position the offense put them in.
NWSB Insider and Washington Husky blogger Brandon Choate brings us his week 9 game preview between the Washington Huskies and the visiting Oregon State Beavers. Washington will need to get back their confidence as they play yet another top 10 team this week. Keith Price will need to hold onto the ball and try to get it in the hands of his playmakers. The Husky defense will need to be aware of Markus Wheaton, the highly regarded WR for the Beavers.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us what he thinks went wrong this week when the Huskies headed to Arizona to take on the Wildcats. This week, he has a different twist on his regular article, instead going over the problems that are plaguing this program as a whole this season. Keith Price needs to go back to the leader of last year and Steve Sarkisian needs to dial up game plans to cater to what he has available to him.
NWSB insider and resident hoops man Steve Lee brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Washington Huskies basketball program’s strengths and weaknesses. The top Dawgs are gone, and Lorenzo Romar may be left with his worst squad since his arrival in Seattle, but UW do have some strengths held over from last seasons regular season Pac-12 champions. The starting 5 Aziz N’Diaye, Abdul Gaddy, Desmond Simmons, Shawn Kemp Jr., CJ Wilcox.
NWSB Writer Steve Lee talks about the best NCAA basketball players from the Northwest. When it comes to the ‘who’s who’ of the NCAA, the PAC 12 has been overlooked for a couple of years now. This year, there are a handful of names that highlight the PAC 12, and the Northwest corner of the conference will not be left out. Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, E.J. Singler, Devon Collier and Brock Motum make up the potential All-NW starting five.
Our Washington State Cougars insider Britton Ransford weighs in on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football week 7 action. Connor Halliday needs to step up his performance in a big way after last week’s ugly performance in the loss at Oregon State. The Cougar defense will need to get to Zach Maynard in order to stop him from finding a rhythm and hitting his top WR Keenan Allen for big plays.
NWSB Insider and Washington Husky blogger Brandon Choate brings us his week 7 game preview between the Washington Huskies and the visiting USC Trojans. Washington is going to have their hands full defending Matt Barkley and company and will need defensive studs Shaq Thompson, Desmond Trufant and Sean Parker to step up big time. Josh Shirley will need to get to Matt Barkley often to throw him off his game. Keith Price must step up.
NWSB Editor and Writer talks about the University of Oregon’s biggest rival when it comes to the college sporting world. Families become divided, friends become enemies, and people who would never had made contact in life end up screaming at the tops of their lungs, denouncing one another because of affiliation with a rival team. Chip Kelly, Steve Sarkisian, Mike Riley, and Lane Kiffin make Pac 12 rivalries very interesting.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. WSU week 6 matchup. After putting together their worst performance of the year last week, the defense bounces back and puts together their best game of the year. Lucky for the Beavs, because with the way the offense played they were lucky to get away with a win.
Brand new NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down the UW vs. Oregon 2012 Week 6 matchup in a new Dawgs Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. Blown out in every sense of the word. The only bright spot was Bishop Sankey breaking through the Oregon D for 2 TD’s and 100+ yards. Keith Price needs to do better against a strong opponent, and the penalties killed us once again.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us his 5 players who must impress vs the Oregon Ducks this weekend. Keith Price will need to be perfect in this game and will need to find his 2 biggest playmakers Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Kasen Williams. On defense, freshman Shaq Thompson will need be poised for a big performance as will Thomas Tutogi and John Timu in order to stop this relentless Oregon attack.
NWSB Writer Chris Hall talks about why he will love the upcoming clash between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies. Washington hasn’t beaten Oregon since 2003, or for comparison, since I was in fourth grade. But the Huskies are coming in with momentum, and have shown they don’t fear the big ranked game. Let’s give the ugly ducklings down in Eugene a run for their money. Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins have to step up.