NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us all about the on going renovations known as the Cougar Football Project. A huge donation by Cougar Alum Greg Rankich has started the ball rolling. Started after the final game of the 2011 football season, the project will fully renovate two sections, and will take about 15 months for full completion.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Clinton Bell gives us his top 5 defensive players to watch for the 2012 season. With many of the players on the list saving their best games of the year for the Apple Cup against Washington State, there were others who put on their best display in the Alamo Bowl against the Baylor Bears. Names on the list include, Hau’oli Jamora, John Timu, Princeton Fuimaono, Gregory Ducre, and Nate Fellner.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jon Irwin tells us his top 5 matchups on the Beavers schedule for the 2012 season. September 8th, versus Wisconsin in 2012 represents OSU’s biggest out of conference stage, and another chance to prove they’re a strong football team. The last game of the season is always the biggest for OSU. The 2012 Civil War vs. Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.
NWSB managing editor Q brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Thursday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz. J.J. Hickson and Jonny Flynn ended the season on a good note while Wesley Matthews and Luke Babbitt ended the season on a sour note. With the Blazers season over after this contest, it makes you start pondering offseason decisions.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his 5 reasons the Oregon Ducks absolutely blew Utah out of the water in their Saturday, March 3 hoops matchup. The Ducks were on fire all around and hit free throws like their life depended on it while Utah couldn’t find a rhythm. Carlos Emery scored 19 on 8 of 9 shooting, and E.J. Singler added 12 and 10 rebounds.
NWSB insider Clinton Bell brings us his top 5 things the Huskies need to do to win the Pac-12 tournament this year. With the Huskies retaining the top spot in the conference going into their final 2 games, if they hold on, they will find themselves in a favorable matchup after a first round tourney bye. C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten must come up big down the stretch to get UW into the Tournament.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Blair Thomas tells us the belief is cultivating at Gill Coliseum. Everyone in the gym knows that junior guard Cunningham is more than capable of turning Staples into Hinkle Fieldhouse. If UW gets eliminated early, why can’t the Oregon St. Beavers spoil the fun at the 2012 Pac 12 conference basketball tourney?