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November 26, 2014

JASON SAYS: Ducks too much for Beavers over four quarters

by Jason Vondersmith
Yeah, I'm one of the few people, if not the only person, who thought Oregon State would beat Oregon in the Civil War game — last year (which they almost did) and this year (from the vantage…
November 26, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Too many ifs for Oregon State

by Kerry Eggers
Two weeks ago, after Oregon State's spirited upset of sixth-ranked Arizona State, it seemed the Beavers might gather enough momentum to make this year's Civil War game interesting. Then came the…
November 26, 2014

Tuesday's winners and losers

by Portland Tribune
WINNERS Winterhawks Portland's roll continues • The resurgent Hawks beat visiting Victoria 4-2 at Memorial Coliseum for their third win in a row and seventh in their past 11 games. Adin Hill got…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Booker Washington, who played for Oregon State in the early 1960s, says he didnt hate the Oregon Ducks, because 'hating 'em wasnt going to win us a game.'
November 25, 2014

Beavers: 'I'd rather go have my teeth pulled'

by Kerry Eggers
The experiences, the memories and the hindsight views may vary, but here are the thoughts of 20 Beavers on Oregon State vs. Oregon: Ted Searle, OSU, 1956-58: “There was a strong rivalry between…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - John Robinson, former Oregon Ducks player and assistant coach, says the football feud between UO and OSU was so intense in his days that the Beavers were worse than the Russians or Red China.
November 25, 2014

Ducks: 'They'll always be the little brother'

by Kerry Eggers
Here are the thoughts of 20 Ducks, who played for Oregon at one time or another over the past 60 years, on the football rivalry with Oregon State: John Robinson, UO, 1955-57, assistant coach…
November 25, 2014

Monday's winners and losers

by Portland Tribune
WINNERS Trail Blazers Eight in a row for Portland • The winless Philadelphia 76ers were flirting with a big upset … until the Blazers and LaMarcus Aldridge turned it on in a big third quarter.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Nigel Burton, who just completed his fifth year as Portland State football coach, notes that the Vikings aren't getting blown out the way they once did and have maintained a high spirit in spite of a 3-9 season.
November 27, 2014

Nigel Burton: Vikings can get over the hump

by Stephen Alexander
After five seasons, PSU coach says team is a couple of tweaks away, but needs some help; "It's not rocket science" After posting a 6-6 record in 2013, the Portland State football team took a big…
November 25, 2014

Main Events

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Nov. 25 Winterhawks: Victoria at Portland, Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m. College men’s basketball: Oregon-Villanova or Virginia Commonwealth at Brooklyn. N.Y., time TBD. ... Multnomah at…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ERIC EVANS - Martenne Bettendorf goes up for one of her career-high 22 kills as 14th-ranked Oregon defeats No. 25 USC 3-1 Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.
November 24, 2014

Sunday's winners and losers

by portland tribune
BLAZERS, NFL LOCALS, ELLA DONAGHU, UO VOLLEYBALL LEAD THE WAY WINNERS Trail Blazers Portland overcomes cold start, wins 94-88 • At Boston, the Blazers struggled early with shooting and at times…
November 23, 2014

Big plays, dwindling depth concern OSU's Mike Riley

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday night conversation with coach Mike Riley, as Oregon State looks ahead to its 5 p.m. Saturday matchup with second-ranked Oregon at Reser Stadium … • The offense wasn't great, but…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Drew Stanton runs a play for the Arizona Cardinals in their 19-3 NFL road loss Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks.
November 23, 2014

Lake Oswego roots still mean a lot to Arizona Cardinals' Drew…

by Kerry Eggers
New starting QB has rough day at Seattle, but has stepped in nicely for injured Carson Palmer SEATTLE -- Drew Stanton looked beat up, a red welt on his neck, a slight limp to his step as he…
Tight end Cooper Helfet heads to the end zone with a clinching touchdown late in the third quarter Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Arizona Cardinals 19-3 at CenturyLink Field.
November 23, 2014

Best game gives Seahawks shot at NFC West

by Kerry Eggers
Seahawks shut down Arizona, scrap for 19-3 victory SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks had incentive, defense and Russell Wilson's nimble feet on their side Sunday at CenturyLink Field, the perfect…
Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen turns upfield against Colorado.
November 23, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Ducks win, stay No. 3 in poll

by portland tribune
Oregon remained No. 3 in the Associated Press college football rankings after its 44-10 victory against Colorado. The Ducks (10-1) led from start to finish at Autzen Stadium, built a 30-3…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND - The Portland Pilots raced to third place in the nation Saturday, their highest finish ever at the NCAA men's cross country championships.
November 23, 2014

Saturday's winners and losers

by portland tribune
WINNERS Ducks football Oregon 44, Colorado 10 • The No. 2 team in the race for the four-team national playoffs took care of business on soggy Rich Brooks Field. Marcus Mariota passed for three…
November 23, 2014

Huskies' long game too much for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE -- Now Oregon State's road to the postseason is simple: Beat Oregon. That's what the Beavers are left with after their demoralizing 37-13 defeat to Washington Saturday night at Husky…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota accepts congratulations from his Oregon Ducks teammates.
November 22, 2014

Mariota takes 'mental pictures' as Ducks take down Colorado

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Marcus Mariota still wasn't announcing Saturday that he would depart Oregon after his junior season for the NFL, despite all signs pointing to the star quarterback having played his…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oreon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota leaves Autzen Stadium after Saturday's Colorado game.
November 22, 2014

A Mariota-fest again at Autzen

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon QB shines, as Ducks cruise past Colorado EUGENE — Marcus Mariota added to his place in Oregon lore, Royce Freeman kept scoring touchdowns and the Oregon Ducks rolled past Colorado 44-10…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Wesley Matthews of the Blazers shoves Chicago's Mike Dunleavy after the Bulls forward fouled Portland guard Damian Lillard on a 3-point shot Friday night at Moda Center.
November 22, 2014

Bulls hit the deck at Moda Center -- Lillard, too

by Kerry Eggers
The Chicago Bulls got decked Friday night at the Moda Center, and so did Damian Lillard. The Bulls got plastered by the Trail Blazers, and Lillard got clobbered by Mike Dunleavy Jr. The latter…
Wesley Matthews gets an easy dunk Friday night against Chicago.
November 22, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Blazers blow out Chicago

by portland tribune
The Trail Blazers (9-3) had no trouble with the depleted Chicago Bulls on Friday. Portland won 105-87 at Moda Center. The Blazers have won six games in a row and are 8-1 at home. Chicago, which…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholic's Malik Thirdgill (left) and Eamon McNeil celebrate a turnover against West Linn.
November 22, 2014

6A football: Rams move on, Crusaders bow out

by portland tribune
The stage is set for the state's two top-ranked teams, Central Catholic-Tigard, to meet in the Class 6A football finals. But Sheldon and West Salem may have something to say about that.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard's 21 points and nine assists led the Trail Blazers to a big win at home over the Chicago Bulls.
November 22, 2014

Friday's winners and losers

by portland tribune
WINNERS Blazers Portland 105, Chicago 87 • Portland is 9-3 overall, 8-1 at home and has won six in a row after the victory at Moda Center on Friday night. Winterhawks Portland 4, Kelowna 3…
November 22, 2014

Vikings can't keep pace with No. 5 Eagles

by Stephen Alexander
Portland State finishes 3-9 Another dreary Portland State football season came to an end Friday against Eastern Washington on another dreary Portland day. The Vikings competed, showed flashes of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF KARL MAASDAM - Oregon State freshman Jordan Jones celebrates his goal in the 17th minute Thursday as the Beavers defeat Denver 1-0 in the NCAA playoffs.
November 21, 2014

Thursday's winners and losers

by portland tribune
WINNERS Oregon State men's soccer • First-round playoff win Beavers 1, Denver 0 — OSU defeated Denver Thursday at Corvallis in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs. It was the first victory…
Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: TROY WAYRYNEN - Jerry Ross and John Keller both Gresham residents display the gold medals they won in the 80-and-older softball bracket at the World Senior Games last month in St. George, Utah.
November 20, 2014

Softball players strike gold

by David Ball
John Keller plays shortstop, while Jerry Ross connects on winning hit Bases loaded, extra innings, down to their last out and, oh, yeah, a gold medal on the line. That was the situation…
November 20, 2014

Ducks say nothing taken for granted

by Stephen Alexander
Oregon takes note as hungry underdogs rise up in late season EUGENE — In 2011, Oregon Ducks receiver Keanon Lowe was a redshirt freshman playing mostly special teams. When the Ducks made the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Senior Cameron Scarlett, whose return from injury at running back has lifted Central Catholics offense to new heights this year, says the Rams are hungrier to win the state title than they were even a year ago.
November 20, 2014

Rams set sights on extending state reign

by Stephen Alexander
Strong defense, offense put Central Catholic in position Central Catholic High is well on its way toward successfully defending its football state championship. And senior running back Cameron…
November 20, 2014

JASON SAYS: Ducks could fall, but not vs. Colorado

by Jason Vondersmith
It's not the most daunting November ever for the Oregon Ducks. It's highlighted (or lowlighted) by their matchup with Pac-12-winless Colorado at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks…
November 20, 2014

Schedule night games equitably

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — When Oregon State visits Washington for a 7:30 p.m. Saturday matchup at Husky Stadium, it will be the seventh time in 11 games the Beavers have started a game at 7 p.m. or later this…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND - Rob Conner gives advice to his Portland Pilots men's cross country squad.
November 20, 2014

Wednesday winners and losers

by portland tribune
WINNERS Rob Conner, UP cross country • West regional coach of the year The often unsung University of Portland coach nabbed his fourth west region coach-of-the-year honor Wednesday from the…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mick Cunningham and Sam Michener (right) are members of Team USA's second sled heading into the winter sports season next month. The two were college track rivals briefly in the sprints at Boise State and Idaho.
November 20, 2014

Michener finds his groove

by David Ball
Barlow High graduate lands spot on the U.S. national bobsled team Sam Michener took another step toward his Olympic dream last week by landing a spot on one of Team USA’s elite sleds for the…
November 20, 2014

Main Events

by portland tribune
Thursday, Nov. 20 College volleyball: Portland State-Northern Colorado at Idaho State, Big Sky playoffs, noon; BYU at Portland, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 Blazers: Chicago at Portland, 7:30 p.m.…
November 20, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Nov. 20 College football: Kansas State at West Virginia, 4 p.m., FS1; North Carolina at Duke, 4:30 p.m., ESPN NFL: Kansas City at Oakland, 5:25 p.m., NFL, KXTG (750 AM) College men’s…
NEWMAN
November 20, 2014

Sports birthdays

by portland tribune
Nov. 21, 1940 Terry Dischinger (age 74) — The longtime Lake Oswego orthodontist was a standout 6-7 forward in college basketball and the NBA, winning a gold medal with the famed 1960 U.S.…
GREEN
November 20, 2014

Oregon sports history

by portland tribune
Nov. 20, 1997 A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks sets the NBA record for consecutive games, competing in his 907th straight game. The old mark of 906 belonged to Randy Smith, a 6-3 guard-forward…
November 19, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Beavers won't get it done

by Kerry Eggers
The coach is being bombarded by criticism from fans about too many penalties, red-zone blunders and clock management. Mike Riley? No, Washington's Chris Petersen, who is getting roasted for his…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Bryce White, a sophomore transfer who prepped at Benson Tech, led Portland State in scoring as the Vikings beat visiting Willamette on Tuesday.
November 19, 2014

Tuesday winners and losers

by portland tribune
PSU hoops, LPGA Portland Classic and more WINNERS Portland State men's basketball The Vikings are off to a 2-0 start. On Tuesday night at Stott Center, they beat Willamette 84-63 (after winning…
Central Catholic midfielder Peter del Mar (right) kisses his state championship medal as Rams forward Nick Evans watches, after CC's title game victory over Grant 3-0 at Hillsboro Stadium on Nov. 15.
November 19, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Central Catholic wins 6A boys soccer title

by portland tribune
Rams defeat Grant 3-0 in final Central Catholic scored three times in the final 47:20 to beat Grant 3-0 for the boys soccer Class 6A championship. The Rams got goals from Nick Evans, Eliezer…
Coach Tony Broadous (left) congratulates former Portland Community College basketball player Anthony Hines during Monday's ring ceremony for the 2013-14 Panthers basketball team that won the NWAACC championship.
November 18, 2014

PCC honors its basketball champs

by portland tribune
Portland Community College celebrated its breakthrough men's basketball championship Monday night with a ring and banner-raising ceremony at the Cascade Campus gym. PCC, coached by Tony…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - Doug Brenner, from Jesuit High, has stepped in at center for the Oregon Ducks, who lost standout Hroniss Grasu to injury last week at Utah. He or Hamani Stevens could be making snaps this week.
November 18, 2014

It's been a 'huge transition,' but Brenner ready for action

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon lineman came from power approach at Jesuit At the center of attention is the next center for the Oregon Ducks, what with Hroniss Grasu injured and presumably out. Either redshirt freshman…
BLOSS
November 18, 2014

Civil War: 500 fans for first game in 1894

by Kerry Eggers
'Farmers' win the day, but Eugene team plays it nice Thirty-five years after Oregon reached statehood and fewer than 30 years after the end of the Great War between the Union and Confederate…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TRACKTOWNUSA - Vin Lananna, president of TrackTown USA, isn't saying yet whether Eugene will bid for the 2021 track and field world championships, after coming in second it its attempt to land the event for 2019.
Nov 18, 2014

Why Eugene ran second in bid for 2019 track and field world meet

by Kerry Eggers
The world track and field championships won't be coming to Eugene in the summer of 2019 after all. TrackTown USA's bid for the sport's biannual extravaganza failed Tuesday when the International…
Nov 18, 2014

No 2019 world championships for Eugene

by portland tribune
IAAF awards outdoor track and field meet to Doha, Qatar Track Town USA will not be Track Town World in 2019. The IAAF Council on Tuesday selected Doha, Qatar over Eugene and Barcelona, Spain to…
HOROWITZ
Nov 18, 2014

Heisman voter has his reasons

by Kerry Eggers
There is no more fabled award in all of college sports than football’s Heisman Trophy, emblematic of the finest player in the land. But who votes for this cherished honor? And what is the…
Nov 18, 2014

Buffs better; Pac-12 South a scramble; UO defense a mixed bag

by Jason Vondersmith
The Colorado Buffaloes have improved under coach Mike MacIntyre, but they got into Saturday's 1:30 p.m. game at No. 3 Oregon looking up at the rest of the Pac-12. The Buffs are 2-8 overall and…
Blazers coach Terry Stotts shouts instructions during a timeout Monday night at Moda Center, where Portland overcame a 16-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93.
Nov 18, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Another rally, another home win for Blazers

by portland tribune
The Trail Blazers hiked their record to 8-3 Monday, the hard way. Portland outscored New Orleans 34-13 in the fourth quarter to win 102-93 at Moda Center. Still, it was the Blazers' fifth…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard earned NBA Western Conference player-of-the-week honors for his performances last week.
Nov 18, 2014

Monday's winners and losers

by portland tribune
WINNERS Blazers Portland's confidence is rising, and the team is on (.727) pace for 59-60 victories (after going 54-28 last season). New Orleans was the Blazers' victim Monday night, going cold…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Tiegbe Bamba, a 6-6, 205-pound junior forward from France, scored a game-high 19 points, going 3 of 3 on 3-pointers, as Portland State knocked off USC 76-68 in Los Angeles to open the mens basketball season.
Nov 18, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Football: The Vikings (3-8, 2-5 Big Sky) wrap up their season at home on Friday. They’ll play Eastern Washington (9-2, 6-1) at 7 p.m. at Providence Park. PSU can be a spoiler, as EWU would…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Eliezer Gutierrez, Central Catholic defender, heads the ball into the upper-left corner of the net off a corner kick for the Rams second goal in a 3-0 Class 6A championship victory against Grant.
Nov 18, 2014

Rams rock

by portland tribune
Central Catholic overcame a gritty Grant boys soccer team 3-0 Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium to claim the Class 6A championship. The Rams got goals in the 33rd minute from Nick Evans, the 54th…
Nov 18, 2014

Main Events

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Nov. 18 College men’s basketball: Willamette at Portland State, 7 p.m.; Corban at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks); Warner Pacific at Multnomah, 7 p.m.; Concordia at Saint…
Nov 18, 2014

TV & radio

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Nov. 18 College men’s basketball: Corban at Oregon State, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks, KEX (1190 AM); Utah at San Diego State, 1 p.m., ESPN; Wichita State-Memphis at Sioux Falls, S.D., 11…
RASHAD
Nov 18, 2014

Sports birthday

by portland tribune
Nov. 19, 1949 Ahmad Rashad (age 65) — Portland-born, Rashad has starred on television as both a football player and broadcaster. He was an All-American at both wide receiver and running back for…
Nov 18, 2014

Oregon sports history

by portland tribune
Nov. 18, 1978 Boys gymnastics is in serious jeopardy of losing its Oregon School Activities Association sponsorship. Ten high schools have dropped the sport, leaving 45 to 50 of 251 member…
Nov 18, 2014

Status report

by portland tribune
Blazers: Portland has one more home game — 7:30 p.m. Friday versus Chicago — before embarking on a three-game trip. The Blazers will play at Boston (3 p.m. PT Sunday), Philadelphia (4 p.m. PT…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Blazers center Robin Lopez (left), New Orleans power forward Anthony Davis (center) and others react to a loose ball Monday night at Moda Center.
Nov 17, 2014

Blazers fly, Pelicans die in fourth-quarter turnaround

by Kerry Eggers
Through three quarters Monday night at the Moda Center, the Trail Blazers were a pinata, the New Orleans Pelicans the birthday boy taking whacks from every angle. Then the Blazers dialed into a…
Nov 16, 2014

Beavers pull off shocker, bring down Sun Devils

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- After escaping the bedlam that had turned the Reser Stadium field into Mardi Gras, Mike Riley sought out his boss with a handshake and a wide smile. "Happy birthday," Riley told Bob…
Nov 16, 2014

Balance, perseverance behind Beavers' stunning victory

by Kerry Eggers
Last Friday afternoon, as assistant coaches and aides zipped about in the hallway outside his Valley Football Center office, Mike Riley seemed calm inside the storm. The Arizona State game was…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Robin Lopez (left) of the Blazers defends his brother, Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez.
Nov 16, 2014

No Aldridge, no Batum, no problem

by Stephen Alexander
Defense solid all game as Blazers beat Nets 97-87, improve to 7-3 After making it through most of last season with the health of the team intact, the Trail Blazers faced a different situation…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Eliezer Gutierrez, Central Catholic defender, heads the ball into the upper-left corner of the net off a corner kick for the Rams' second goal in a 3-0 Class 6A championship victory Saturday against Grant.
Nov 16, 2014

Central Catholic pulls away from Grant, wins 6A boys soccer…

by Mike Weber
PIL Generals had early scoring chances Two teams that faced each other in a nonleague contest two months earlier met again Saturday with everything on the line. A young Grant High boys soccer…
Nov 15, 2014

Beaver men, women get things going on the right note

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Broadcaster Mike Parker billed it as a "twin bill," and to continue with the baseball parlance, it was a "twin killing" for Oregon State Friday night at Gill Coliseum. OSU's…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Cameron Scarlett of Central Catholic races through the West Albany defense in the Rams' 59-16 victory Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium.
Nov 15, 2014

Central Catholic crushes West Albany 59-16

by Stephen Alexander
Central Catholic High senior Cameron Scarlett returned West Albany High’s opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown Friday night. And he and the Rams did not stop pummeling the Bulldogs for the…
Central Catholic's Ronnie Rust powers through a group of West Albany defenders.
Nov 15, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Rams roll past West Albany

by portland tribune
It was a case of "focus pocus," but there was no magic behind what the Central Catholic Rams did Friday night at Hillsboro Stadium. From start to finish, for all intents and purposes, the Rams…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Tualatins Corinne Togiai, 17, races down the sideline against North Medford defender Meghan Cowan during the second half Saturday. Togiai netted both of the games goals within a five-minute stretch.
Nov 17, 2014

Timberwolves repeat as champs

by David Ball
Corinne Togiai almost pulls off hat trick in title game win over North Medford 6A GIRLS SOCCERChampionship match Team Score Tualatin2North Medford0 HILLSBORO — There was little doubt that the…
Nov 14, 2014

Steve Smith on Blazers: Good enough for NBA finals

by Kerry Eggers
Steve Smith is a studio analyst for NBA TV, but once upon a time was a member of the Trail Blazers. Smith, who spent 14 years in the NBA, was starting shooting guard in Portland during the…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Jesuit running back Jason Talley takes a handoff from QB Eric Restic during the first half Friday.
Nov 15, 2014

Crusaders 'D' holds strong in second half

by David Ball
Jesuit tops North Medford 35-21 for spot in 6A quarterfinals BEAVERTON — Jesuit raced to a quick lead, but wouldn’t shake loose from the North Medford Black Tornado until the fourth quarter in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - To former Oregon State football coach Dee Andros, also known as The Great Pumpkin, the annual Civil War game against Oregon was a hugely important contest and, as he was fond of saying, for the right to live in the state for the next year.
Nov 13, 2014

'More than just another football game'

by Kerry Eggers
'67-'68 'Giant Killers' hit stride battling 'Fighting Ducks' Editor's note: “The Civil War Rivalry ... Oregon vs. Oregon State” is the newest book by Portland Tribune sports columnist Kerry…
Nov 13, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Sun Devils will shine brightest in the Corvallis cold

by Kerry Eggers
To use a favorite Mike Riley phrase, Oregon State has some rough sledding through which to maneuver for the remainder of its schedule, beginning Saturday night at Reser Stadium against Arizona…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF ERIC EVANS - Aidan Schneider, a freshman walk-on kicker from Grant High who was more of a soccer player for the Generals, has made 5 of 5 field-goal attempts for the Oregon Ducks.
Nov 13, 2014

Ex-Grant soccer star Schneider answers Duck call to take kicks

by Jason Vondersmith
Freshman walk-on delivers field goals and extra points Doesn’t everything point back to Marcus Mariota? Oregon kicker Aidan Schneider, a walk-on true freshman from Grant High, had just booted…
Nov 13, 2014

Beavers hope to cool Sun Devils' hot streak

by Kerry Eggers
OSU needs to shore up defense heading into Saturday game CORVALLIS — Oregon State appears to be in over its head Saturday night when the Beavers (4-5 overall, 1-5 in Pac-12 play) play host to…
Nov 13, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Basketball starts for real this weekend for the Portland State men, an intriguing mix of returnees and newcomers, and the Viking women, who are looking to make strides after a subpar 2013-14…
Nov 13, 2014

Main Events

by portland tribune
Thursday, Nov. 13 College volleyball: Southern Utah at Portland State, 7 p.m. ... Oregon at Arizona, 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). ... Oregon State at Arizona, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 6A football…
Nov 13, 2014

Sports birthday

by portland tribune
Nov. 14, 1968: Kent Bottenfield (age 47). ... A Madison High graduate, he was a fourth-round MLB draft pick who spent 10 seasons in the big leagues. He was a National League All-Star in 1999,…
Nov 13, 2014

Oregon sports history

by portland tribune
Nov. 14, 2002 The Trail Blazers, despite having shelved their Action Sports Cable Network almost before it even began, decide to put more of their games on local television. The team is off to a…
Nov 13, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Nov. 13 NFL: Buffalo at Miami, 5 p.m., NFL Network, KXTG (750 AM) Pac-12 football: Cal at USC, 6 p.m., ESPN NBA: Chicago at Toronto, 5 p.m., TNT. … Brooklyn at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Joel Freeland, Trail Blazers backup center, defends Charlotte star Al Jefferson as Portland wins Tuesday at Moda Center.
Nov 12, 2014

Semi-secret weapon -- Freeland sparks Blazers' rally

by Stephen Alexander
A comeback from 23 points down does not happen every night in the NBA. When it does, it is only by virtue of exceptional performances by the winning team. The Trail Blazers had their share of…
Portland guard Damian Lillard gets inside the Charlotte defense for two of his game-high 29 points Tuesday night at Moda Center.
Nov 12, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Blazers lead, laugh last

by portland tribune
NBA coaches love to say that it's not necessarily who starts but who finishes. And it's not necessarily who leads the first 45 minutes, it's who leads after the 48th minute. The Trail Blazers…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Damian Lillard is on the drive for the Trail Blazers, who rallied to win at home against Charlotte on Tuesday night.
Nov 11, 2014

Blazers' margin of victory over Hornets? 'A 10th of a second'

by Kerry Eggers
Mark it in the ledger as a victory, one that could make its mark through a long NBA season. "Winning close games is the difference between a great season and good season, or a good season and an…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Steven Long, who graduated from Lake Oswego High, has bounced back from brain surgery to become a contributor at running back as a freshman for the Portland State Vikings.
Nov 11, 2014

Taking the long route

by Kerry Eggers
Vikings freshman gets a fresh head start on college football career From his time as a 2-year-old orphan in Haiti through a variety of medical ordeals, Steven Long has been the picture of…
Nov 11, 2014

Sports birthdays

by portland tribune
Nov. 12, 1970: Tonya Harding (age 44). ... The 5-1 Portland native became a U.S. champion figure skater and Olympian, placing second in the world championships in 1991.
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholic cheer a point as the Rams take the first set in the 6A volleyball title match against Jesuit.
Nov 11, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Jesuit and Central Catholic returned to their customary spots as rulers of Oregon prep volleyball this season, and the Crusaders beat the Rams 3-1 in Saturday’s Class 6A final at Liberty High.…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota says the Ducks are motivated to keep winning in spite of key injuries.
Nov 11, 2014

Motivation key, as UO injuries pile up

by Jason Vondersmith
Motivation key, as UO injuries pile up Coming from the Heisman Trophy candidate and arguably the best quarterback in Oregon history were some very strong words after the Ducks beat Utah last…