Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Page updated at 11:00 PM
A year ago, Russell Wilson was a short quarterback preparing for the Rose Bowl, Eddie Johnson hadn't played soccer for an American team in about five years and Chris Hansen was just another hedge-fund manager. What a difference a year makes. The trio took center stage and helped become three of the bigger sports stories in our state.
Chris Hansen is the man with the plan to bring the NBA back to Seattle, and an NHL team, too. His proposal for a new arena has been approved but he has to find an NBA team before construction on the new arena can begin.
Washington basketball star Terrence Ross left the Huskies after his sophomore year for the NBA. He and Tony Wroten were the first pair of Huskies chosen in the first round of the NBA draft in the same year.
Hope Solo was busy in 2012. She played for the Sounders Women, and won a second gold medal with the U.S. team, establishing herself, still, as the best goalkeeper in the world. Oh, and she married Jerramy Stevens.