Seattle’s own version of S.W.A.G

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens gets trendy and defines what SWAG, a popular phrase among those young hooligans, means to the Seattle Seahawks. Defining it as players who have that grit and grind to them who help teams with their attitude, Bivens identifies Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Breno Giacomini among the players who can be categorized as having “swag”.

Washington St. 10-7 over USC: Week two game balls

Damante Horton had what was likely the biggest play of the game for the Cougs. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars’ blogger Jordin Ereth hands out his game balls from Washington State’s huge win over the USC Trojans on the road. Damante Horton obviously played a huge part for the Cougs, scoring their only touchdown of the game while the rest of the defense stepped up in a big way as well.

Cougars Show heart, passion, and fire in loss to Auburn

Halliday was great but still has some progress to make (Butch Dill/Seattle PI)

NWSB Insider and Washington State football blogger Brian Scott talks about the Washington State football team and how excited he is for the upcoming season and beyond. While the Cougars did suffer a tough loss on the road to a superior SEC team, they showed plenty of heart and fight that will be invaluable in once again resurrecting a program that used to be one of the tops in college football.

What to watch for on offense from Washington St.

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jordin Ereth gives us three players to watch out for in the matchup against the Auburn Tigers. In the season opener, Connor Halliday will be the difference maker, as the Mike Leach’s pass-heavy offense starts with the quarterback. Next in line is Gabe Marks, who is primed for a breakout year at wide receiver. Finally, someone who is under the radar is running back Teondray Caldwell.

Civil War or Apple Cup? Which rivalry means more?

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NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Apple Cup and Civil War and which one would be the one to tune into. Steeped in northwest tradition of providing you with great football games, both rivalry contests certainly have their own appeal to them, and tradition. Pitting Washington against Washington State, the Apple Cup has a storied tradition of having two of college football’s semi-traditional programs go head-to-head in contests that potentially decide conference champions.

Four things to watch for In 2013 WSU Cougars camp

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Brand new NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars blogger Brian Scott gives us the top four things he is watching for at this summers Cougars training camp. O-line help is most needed, the Cougs QB’s got sacked way too much last year. Also the D needs some help on 3rd down situations. Mike Leach is calling for a Bowl bid this year, but a lot of work is going to be needed for that to happen.

Captain America coming to Seattle & 4 players you’ve never heard of

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NWSB insider Clinton Bell is back with a piece about the 5 greatest players with Washington ties that you’ve never heard of. Sparked by the news of Clint Dempsey signing with the Seattle Sounders, Clinton thought it would be fun to explore some players who had success in their respective sports that aren’t really household names. Anchored by Dempsey, and finishing off with Gaylord Perry, have a read and see who you’ve missed.

Huskies Football: 10 ways you know you’re a true fan

UW has found success with the blackout strategy thus far.

NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies Blogger Erin Acacio breaks down what it means to truly be a UW fan. First and foremost, you think about the 1991 BCS national championship team ad nauseum. You also know what it means to don ponchos and throw your dubs up. As a fan, you enjoy a good blackout, and you trust Steve Sarkisian — not to mention Keith Price, Bishop Sankey and the rest of the crew — to return to dominance.

Washington State’s biggest question mark: running back

Will Caldwell become a factor back in 2013? (Dean Hare/AP Photo)

NWSB Insider and Cougars’ blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Washington State’s biggest question mark heading into the season: running back. Sophomore Teondray Caldwell is in line to take over the lion’s share of the carries. Looking forward, we mostly know what to expect out of the Cougars. The defense is experienced and should improve again. The problematic O-Line will remain, as will the shaky Connor Halliday.

Washington State Cougars: What to expect in 2013?

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NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger breaks down what we can expect from the Cougs in 2013. Southern Utah, Idaho, Arizona State, Utah and Cal are all winnable games. Don’t expect a bowl game, although Mike Leach does. However, expect more wins than last season. The starting QB job likely belongs to Connor Halliday, but Vince Mayle is good enough to play right away.

Northwest college football players with new NFL contracts

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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.

Northwest stars primed to have massive seasons in 2013

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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.

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