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.
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.