Eric Mandel

Eric Mandel
Eric Mandel joined and 710 ESPN Seattle in August after almost a decade of reporting at daily and non-daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Washington.

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Burke Waldron, Topps
Topps honors 92-year-old WWII vet’s first pitch for Mariners
Eric Mandel | February 22, 2017 9:00 am

As part of the 2016 Topps Baseball Update Series, the company created a First Pitch insert card that featured Burke Waldron.

Zach Collins said he picked Gonzaga out of high school because of its winning culture. (AP)
Zach Collins: Gonzaga’s success has never been about 1 player
Eric Mandel | February 22, 2017 8:00 am

Gonzaga has built a basketball dynasty out of consistency and a team-first attitude, which is what drew top recruit Zach Collins, a freshman 7-footer who is third on the team in scoring.

Luke Willson, Seahawks
Seahawks’ Luke Willson says his free-agency decision won’t be all about money
Eric Mandel | February 21, 2017 11:05 am

Tight end Luke Willson is optimistic heading into the unrestricted free agent market, saying he expects a lot of interest from other teams but is open to a “hometown discount,” of sorts, to stay in Seattle.

John Clayton doesn't expect Denver to pick up Russell Okung's option, which would make him a free agent. (AP)
Clayton: Russell Okung, Ryan Clady are viable LT options for Seahawks
Eric Mandel | February 16, 2017 2:34 pm

Although ex-Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung is not officially on the free agent market, John Clayton says he is among four “viable” left-tackle options for Seattle.

With a depleted squad, the Sounders have to find a way new ways to set up Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro. (AP)
Jordan Morris expects Sounders to have a target on their backs
Eric Mandel | February 16, 2017 6:00 am

Sounders star Jordan Morris discussed his expectations for the upcoming season as Seattle prepares to defend the MLS title, plus his interesting living situation and managing his diabetes.

UW basketball star Kelsey Plum is 152 points away from breaking the NCAA scoring record. (AP)
On brink of NCAA’ scoring record, Huskies basketball star Kelsey Plum will still talk trash about Cougars
Eric Mandel | February 15, 2017 10:51 am

Kelsey Plum is 152 points away from breaking the women’s NCAA all-time scoring record, but UW’s star point guard had plenty of other things to talk about on “Danny, Dave and Moore.”

Brock Huard said star quarterbacks like Russell Wilson often have trouble relating to teammates. (AP)
Huard: Relating to teammates isn’t easy for top QBs like Russell Wilson
Eric Mandel | February 13, 2017 1:46 pm

710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard said that his biggest concern about Russell Wilson is not his ability to perform on the football field, but the quarterback’s ability to relate with his teammates.

Lorenzo Romar's Huskies are in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season. (AP)
Huard: Pac-12 insiders think UW’s Lorenzo Romar will return in 2018
Eric Mandel | February 9, 2017 1:25 pm

Brock Huard polled several contacts with close ties to Pac-12 basketball and most of them think that Lorenzo Romar will be back with Washington next year despite another down season.

LeGarrette Blount, 30, is set to be a free agent after leading the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns in 2016. (AP)
Would LeGarrette Blount be a fit in the Seahawks’ backfield?
Eric Mandel | February 9, 2017 6:05 am

While there are multiple areas the Seahawks need to address this offseason, “Bob, Groz and Tom” discuss whether a true power running back like LeGarrette Blount would be a good fit.

Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss and UW's Markelle Fultz are competing for the Wooden Award. (AP)
Washington’s Markelle Fultz, Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss named to Wooden Award list
Eric Mandel | February 8, 2017 4:35 pm

University of Washington freshman Markelle Fultz and Gonzaga junior guard Nigel Williams-Goss are among the 20 finalists for the 2017 John R. Wooden Award.