NWSB Editor breaks down why the Oregon Ducks’ De’Anthony Thomas and Marcus Mariota are Heisman Trophy hopefuls entering the 2013 college football season. According to Cappers Picks, Thomas is a 14/1 odds favorite while Mariota is 16/1. Both players are among the top 11 Heisman favorites, and the only other Pac-12 player to make the list is Marquis Lee out of USC.
NWSB Insider Bryant Knoxs shares his five best memories of his favorite Northwest athlete, De’Anthony Thomas. The Black Mamba may be more of a sixth man in Oregon’s offense than a consistent starter, but that hasn’t stopped him from making highlight-worthy plays week after week. He’s become one of the fastest, most exciting players in the country, and that was evident in showings such as the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl and his 2011 showing against the USC Trojans.
NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. On Thursday, the top four seeds in the PAC12 will see their first on court action in Vegas taking on the winners from Wednesday night’s matchups. UW plays Oregon tonight in the best matchup on paper. Let’s get it on.
NWSB insider and resident hoops blogger Steve Lee is back once again to give us his personal touch on the Pac-12 Tournament. Other than NW sports fans (besides Ducks fans) hoping for Cinderella to show her lovely face in Vegas this year, there’s nothing new to report for the tournament. Arizona, and UCLA are the favorites, with Oregon and Colorado the most likely to pull off an upset special. Beavers, Huskies, and Cougars will need more than a glass slipper to pull this one off.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies basketball blogger Steve Lee previews the next portion of UW’s 2013 Pac-12 conference schedule, the final three games. Steve knows that this team has the talent to go 3-0 the rest of the way and get into the Pac-12 Tournament on a high note, but the question here is will they? With games against the Cougars, Trojans, and Bruins (nationally televised), the Dawgs definitely have a shot at doing so.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies basketball blogger Steve Lee previews the next portion of UW’s 2013 Pac-12 conference schedule. Looking ahead to the second month of the schedule, the Huskies come off a tough battle against #8 ranked Arizona at the end of January to take on the Sun Devils of Arizona State. The Huskies will have to use their game against the Wildcats as motivation to help them get past a surprising Sun Devils squad that sits one game ahead of them in the conference standings.
NWSB Writer and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us his top 2011 Ducks moments in time and the best plays from last year. Number 1 you ask? The Rose Bowl fumble recovery vs. Wisconsin. The sheer outburst of emotion from Chip Kelly explains this play without any words necessary. Number 2. Same game. De’Anthony Thomas 91-yard run was totally electric.
NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about how the Oregon Ducks may be flying under the radar in college football during their 2012 campaign. It’s possible that such a weak schedule early in the season benefits Oregon, but when it comes to being the favorites, nobody is likely to view the Ducks as proven late in the year following the first few weeks of competition.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Ducks football fan for life. One of the best reasons to root for this team is that they have a strong backing whether they’re winning or losing. The bright and colorful Nike uniform combinations have become a trademark of the team, and ask anybody who’s ever been to Autzen Stadium why they love the U of O Ducks.
NWSB Writer Travis Koehler talks about the upcoming QB battle that will be taking place for the University of Oregon Ducks. Oregon is coming off of their first Rose Bowl victory in 94 years and Duck fans want the success to continue. Darron Thomas declared for the NFL draft leaving a void in a high powered offense for a new leader. Bryan Bennett or Marcus Mariota. We all know Chip Kelly has a good team with good players.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson discusses the odds of the recently released Pac 12 odds and handicapping. Speaking of titles and championships, this article outlines the odds that were released of each team winning the Pac 12 and winning their respective Pac 12 division in 2012. Chris focuses primarily on the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Washington Huskies, and the Washington State Cougars.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Oregon State Beaver fan for life. It is about family. It is about reality. I have never stopped bleeding orange and black. Through all ups and downs his roots will always be ingrained in Reser’s beautiful Saturday morning turf. He’s a Beavers fan because of Mike Riley, Sammie Stroughter, Jacquizz Rodgers, James Rodgers and more…