NWSB Writer Steve Lee previews and predicts which teams will make it to the NCAA March Madness tournament out of the Pac-12 this season. After putting out a pathetic showing as a conference last year, the PAC 12 is ready to make up for it in 2012-13 with a handful of top-tier freshmen, a number of solid experienced players and some reloaded rosters. UCLA, California, Stanford and Arizona are projected to qualify for the tournament, while Colorado and Washington are on the bubble.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars Blogger Jeff Budke tells us today that Mike Leach the Pirate has banned his boys from the Social media platform Twitter. Leach’s desire to change the Cougars culture has ruffled some feathers in Pullman this season, from questioning the seniors on his team to now taking away his players’ social networking voices. Marquess Wilson and Jeff Tuel find another way to be productive.
NWSB Writer Steve Lee talks about the Pac-12’s standout freshmen from the Northwest in 2013. This season, aside from the Oregon Ducks’ incoming class, the Northwest freshmen may be flying under the radar to start the year. Andrew Andrews, Richard Longrus, Dominic Artis, Ben Carter and Demarquise Johnson make up this exclusive list.
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.
NWSB Writer Steve Lee previews Washington State’s 2012-2013 college basketball season. There were hopes that this would be the season that the Cougars removed themselves from the role of “lil brother” to the Washington Huskies. Unfortunately, a string of misfortune hit Pullman and the Washington State faithful will have to wait until next year for a dance ticket. Good times ahead for Ken Bone, Brock Motum, and Que Johnson.
NWSB Insider and Washington State Cougars football blogger Jordin Ereth breaks down who has and has not impressed so far in 2012. With a bowl-game mindset before the yearbegan, we are now six weeks in with a 2-4 record. Even those with high hopes have given up on this Cougar football team.Certain individuals have impressed—and several who have not. Mike Leach, Travis Long, Jeff Tuel, Connor Halliday all make the list.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. WSU week 6 matchup. After putting together their worst performance of the year last week, the defense bounces back and puts together their best game of the year. Lucky for the Beavs, because with the way the offense played they were lucky to get away with a win.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Washington State Cougars in NCAA football week 6 action. Sean Mannion had his best game of the season in the win over WSU, but the Cougars took the last game in Corvallis. How will OSU’s secondary hold up in this one? And can Mannion top his career high in passing yards for a third game in a row?
NWSB Writer Britton Ransford gives you his love ’em and hate ’em from Washington State’s matchup with the Oregon Ducks. After falling behind 20-3 in the first quarter, the Cougars settled down and played toe-to-toe with the #2 team in the country. Two touchdowns and field goal later, the Ducks found themselves in the peculiar position of a competitive 23-19 football game heading into half.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to offensive MVP Kenjon Barner and defensive MVP Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Luckily for Oregon, following a tough first half of back-and-forth momentum, the team got it together and proceeded to show why they’re the No. 2 team in the country.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU season with predictions for the future. For a team many picked to be at the bottom of the conference, the Beavers have made a huge statement to start the season. With two wins over ranked opponents, how much more does OSU have in the tank? Will they run the table, or fall prey to the Pac-12’s best?