NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson details players from northwest teams who have received new contracts at the NFL level. This year we saw quite a few standouts from all four Northwest teams (Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State) get drafted. Jordan Poyer (OSU), Markus Wheaton (OSU), Dion Jordan (UO), Kiko Alonso (UO), Kyle Long (UO), Kenjon Barner (UO), Desmond Trufant (UW), and Marquess Wilson (WSU) went in the draft.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2013 college football season with five NW players who are primed to have massive years. Making the cut is Keith Price of the Washington Huskies, Scott Crichton of the Oregon State Beavers, Brett Bartolone of the Washington State Cougars, Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks and De’Anthony Thomas, also from UO.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth talks about Marquess Wilson being selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2013 NFL Draft. Everyone with a pulse is aware of Wilson’s disastrous departure from Washington State last fall, and because of that his stock was guaranteed to slip. But 236th? That’s no slip, that is a plummet. There were 26 receivers taken before Wilson, so apparently NFL owners believe that Wilson’s incredible upside wasn’t worth the risk…
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Chris Hall brings us the top five moments of his favorite Northwest athlete, Isiah Thomas. Among the memories are his commitment to UW, his last-second heroics against the Arizona Wildcats, an epic showing against Klay Thomas in the Pac-12 Tournament and the 2011 draft, which saw him turn pro for the Sacramento Kings.
NWSB Insider Brant Knox breaks down the odds for NW Pac-12 team to make a run at a BCS National Championship. Bovada.lv has given the Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and Washington Huskies odds to win. The Washington State Cougars were left off the list, which isn’t too surprising if you watched them play in 2012—sorry Cougs fans.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth gives us a somber reminder of what NCAA sports are all about with this piece about departing seniors Brock Motum, and Mike Ladd. While Motum started slow and developed into the threat he is today, Ladd had some promising upside before injuries took the front seat. Both will be sorely missed over at Wazzu, but with the recruits Ken Bone has in store, a winner might not be too far over the horizon.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth talks about how WSU head coach Ken Bone may not see himself as coach of the Cougs for much longer. While he has been good at bringing in talent and on the defensive side of the ball, his inability to develop the talent and bring the Cougars prominence in the Pac-12 may soon cost him.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio previews the Pac-12 Tournament Game between UW and the Washington State Cougars. Washington swept the season series against Washington State, but with this matchup taking place at a neutral site, the odds are in anybody’s favor. Watch for performances from seniors Abdul Gaddy, Aziz N’Diaye and Scott Suggs. The Huskies have to watch out for Brock Motum in this one.
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 State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth discusses how WSU looks heading into the 2013 Pac 12 tournament. The Cougars ended the season as the 11th seed, fittingly facing their rivals – the Washington Huskies. Big impacts are expected this week by Dexter Kernich-Drew and Will DiIorio, both capable players but nowhere near the offensive efficiency of DaVonte Lacy and Mike Ladd.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars basketball blogger Jordin Ereth discusses how WSU head coach Ken Bone is on the hot seat as the 2012-13 season starts to wind down. Bone has brought in recruits such as Reggie Moore, DaVonte Lacy and junior college transfers Mike Ladd and Faisal Aden, but production has been mediocre at best. With talent coming in next season, the team could show improvement. The question is, will Bone be around to see it?
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down the top 5 letters of inent from National Signing Day. The Cougars recruiting class is only ranked 10th in the conference, but that is due in large part to the elite recruiting classes above them. Mike Leach will look to bounce back in his second season with more talent. Vince Mayle, Paulo Lepua, Tyler Bruggman, Daquawn Brown, Robert Lewis all make the list.