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October 24, 2014

These guys know the NBA

by Kerry Eggers
On the subject of the NBA, which cranks up another season on Tuesday … • Sports Illustrated's "Basketball's Greatest" arrived at my doorstep this week, and I have to say, I was pleasantly…
October 23, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 23 Prep volleyball: Cleveland at Roosevelt, Wilson at Jefferson, Franklin at Lincoln, Beaverton at Jesuit, all 6:30 p.m. ... At 6 p.m., Reynolds at Central Catholic, and Oregon…
October 23, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 23 NFL: San Diego at Denver, 5:25 p.m., KOIN (6), KXTG (750 AM) College football: Miami at Virginia Tech, 4:30 p.m., ESPN College men’s soccer: San Diego State at Oregon State, 2…
October 22, 2014

JASON SAYS: A chance for big Duck numbers

by Jason Vondersmith
After Cal scored 45, 59 and 60 points to start the Pac-12 season, and ran up a big lead against Arizona before losing, and after Oregon's defense showed holes through five games, I thought the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Ducks have bounced back with two conference victories after their loss to Arizona, but the month of November always has been a challenge for UOs modern program.
October 21, 2014

What's ahead matters most for UO

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks respond, but they can remember lost Novembers EUGENE — The Oregon Ducks have returned to the national playoff picture, moving on from their loss to Arizona to whip UCLA and Washington with…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ella Donaghu of Grant High, who is the defending Class 6A champion, leads the field during an early-season cross country race at Franklin. She'll return there Wednesday for the Portland Interscholastic League district meet.
October 21, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Cross country Grant’s girls and Lincoln’s boys have the inside track to win titles at what figures to be a very competitive Portland Interscholastic League district cross country meet Wednesday…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BETH BUGLIONE - Oregon State freshman Jordan Villamin (right) goes up for a pass against Utah.
October 21, 2014

Suddenly, Villamin will get plenty of attention

by Kerry Eggers
OSU's big freshman receiver faces Stanford in first start CORVALLIS — The future is in the future for Jordan Villamin, but it also right now. The redshirt freshman will make his first collegiate…
October 21, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Stanford vulnerable? Not on defense, and not enough…

by Kerry Eggers
Stanford is vulnerable. The Cardinal offense has struggled against good defenses in losses to Southern Cal (13-10), Notre Dame (17-14) and Arizona State (26-10). Last Saturday against the Sun…
October 21, 2014

Big week for Timbers

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers' MLS playoff hopes will come down to the final match. But their destiny is not entirely in their own hands. The Timbers (11-9-13, 46 points) are one point behind the…
October 21, 2014

PDX sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 21 Blazers: Portland vs. Denver at Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo., 7 p.m. Timbers: Portland at CD Olimpia, CCL match, Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 7…
October 21, 2014

Status report

by portland tribune
Blazers: Portland’s regular starters have averaged 22 minutes per game in a 2-2 exhibition season that has three games remaining: 6 p.m. Tuesday at Denver, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Los Angeles…
October 20, 2014

O-coordinator Garrett calls OSU plays from above

by portland tribune
CORVALLIS -- John Garrett will be in the press box, calling plays for Oregon State as the Beavers (4-2 overall, 1-2 in Pac-12 action) face Stanford (4-3, 2-2) Saturday at Stanford Stadium. It…
October 19, 2014

Beavers shuffle personnel due to injuries, look for 'mental…

by Kerry Eggers
From a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose 4-2 Beavers visit Stanford Saturday after a 29-23 double overtime loss to 20th-ranked Utah … • The body count from the…
Kenny Wheaton (left), former Oregon Ducks defensive back, gets a pregame ride from Rick Miller of Lake Oswego to honor Wheaton's pick-6 against Washington in 1994.
October 19, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Ducks' day (again) vs. Huskies

by portland tribune
Happy anniversary! The Oregon Ducks put together one of their most complete games of the season Saturday to beat the rival Washington Huskies 45-20 at Autzen Stadium, as UO commemorated the 20th…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown eludes the Washington defense after hauling in a Marcus Mariota pass during Saturday's 45-20 UO victory at Autzen Stadium.
October 18, 2014

Run game, depth deliver Ducks 11th straight win over Washington

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon's offense has spread its wings and, combined with improved defense, the Ducks have responded from their only loss by flying high into the Pac-12 North Division lead. How deep has…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Memers of the Oregon Ducks' 1989 Independence Bowl team surround then-coac Rich Brooks in an end zone at Autzen Stadium before Saturday's 45-20 UO victory over Washington.
October 18, 2014

Details, details and more details separate Huskies from Ducks

by Kerry Eggers
EUGENE — One of these years, Washington may again beat Oregon in a football game. I'm pretty sure it will happen right after scientists cure cancer and peace is secured in the Middle East. The…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman hurdles into the end zone for a first-half touchdown Saturday against the Washington Huskies.
October 18, 2014

Ducks pound Dawgs 45-20

by Jason Vondersmith
Freeman carries load, scores four TDs EUGENE — Domination still reigns. The Oregon Ducks pounded Washington 45-20 Saturday at Autzen Stadium to extend their win streak to 11 games against their…
October 18, 2014

NAU pulls out 21-17 win over Portland State

by Stephen Alexander
Steven Long's 253 yards rushing not enough, as Vikings can't hold on to lead Defeat, disappointment, promises to rise up and do better next time. It is a familiar chorus sung over and over by…
October 18, 2014

Oregon State honors 'superstar' Paul Valenti

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Paul Valenti didn't want a memorial service. "We talked about it several times," close friend Dominic Cusimano said Saturday as nearly 1,000 family members, friends and admirers…
October 18, 2014

Timbers fire, a lot, but all are blanks against RSL, Rimando

by Stephen Alexander
The Portland Timbers' game Friday night was a microcosm of their season: The Timbers played hard, caught a few bad breaks and in the end just were not good enough to get the job done. And now…
October 17, 2014

Booker, Utes work overtime to upend Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- Utah's rough-and-tumble defense laid the wood to Sean Mannion, and the Utes' specialists, placekicker Andy Phillips and punter Tom Hackett, took to Reser Stadium as if it were their…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: SARAH TOOR - Alex Rovello of Cleveland High gets congratulations from teammates after winning the state tennis championship in 2007. Rovello, who died in a May 2013 diving accident near Eugene, where he starred for the Oregon Ducks, will be one of those honored during the Portland Interscholastic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 19.
October 16, 2014

PIL Hall of Fame

by portland tribune
A class of 53 will go into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 19. The annual induction ceremony will take place at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N.E.…
October 16, 2014

JASON SAYS: Ducks eke out No. 11

by Jason Vondersmith
I've been to the past 10 Oregon-Washington football games, and the UO domination in the rivalry has been something to behold — the Huskies not getting any closer than 17 points in losing each of…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown saw a variety of action last week at UCLA, but says that doesn't necessarily mean he will again every week.
October 16, 2014

Tight end Brown gets Ducks' dirty work done

by Jason Vondersmith
UO junior's effective blocking makes job easier for QB Mariota Pharaoh Brown might be the person many people remember as the guy who threw lots of snow at an unsuspecting motorist last December,…
October 16, 2014

Suspended Songy stays upbeat on sidelines

by Kerry Eggers
OSU linebacker out for season, but still revs up teammates CORVALLIS — There’s Darrell Songy, swaying to the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” from his spot as linebacker on Oregon State’s…
October 16, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 16 College football: Utah at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports 1). Prep volleyball: 6 p.m. — Central Catholic at Barlow, David Douglas at Gresham. 6:30 p.m. — Roosevelt at Lincoln,…
October 16, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
College football: Oregon (5-1) is ninth in the Associated Press rankings. Other Pac-12 teams in the top 25 are Arizona (5-1), 16th; Arizona State (4-1), 17th; Utah (4-1), 20th; USC (4-2), 22nd;…
October 16, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 16 OSU football: 7 p.m. — Utah at Oregon State, Pac-12 Networks, KPDX (13), KEX (1190 AM) NFL: 5:25 p.m. — New York Jets at New England, KOIN (6), KXTG (750 AM) MLB: 1 p.m.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich is wary of a Washington defense he calls 'very versatile,' and that has 'tremendous athleticism and speed.'
October 14, 2014

Focus pays off; but now comes UW

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks decide to go with more players, plans vs. offenses Which record will mean the most in the Oregon-Washington showdown, 5 p.m. Saturday at Autzen Stadium — 2-0 or 0-10? The 2-0 is Huskies…
October 14, 2014

KERRY SAYS: Homefield makes the difference in OSU-Utah battle

by Kerry Eggers
I've gone back and forth for a week on Thursday night's Oregon State-Utah matchup. The Utes, a three-point favorite, have the more impressive body of work to date, with wins away from home at…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln Cardinals (from left) Davis Leach, Christian Needham and Edmund Slevin celebrate a touchdown in the teams 56-29 victory at home against Roosevelt last week.
October 14, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Lincoln High’s football team is averaging 38 points per game with its new wing-T offense. First-year Cardinals coach Eric Fraser, a former assistant at Wilsonville, says the offense is similar…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Steve Nelson, senior cornerback, made an impact quickly last season at Oregon State, after transferring from College of the Sequoias, and he has improved significantly this year, say Beaver coaches and analysts.
October 14, 2014

Nelson knows how now for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — It took Steven Nelson four games to make a major impact and five games to crack the starting lineup for Oregon State last season. It took the senior cornerback a practice or two to…
October 14, 2014

Viking Watch

by portland tribune
Football: Northern Arizona brings a 3-3 overall record and 1-1 Big Sky mark to its 4 p.m. Saturday game against Portland State at Providence Park. NAU had a bye last week, after a 24-17 loss at…
October 14, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 14 MLB: 1 p.m. — St. Louis at San Francisco (NLCS Game 3), FS1, KMTT (910 AM). ... 5 p.m. — Baltimore at Kansas City (ALCS Game 3), TBS, KMTT (910 AM). Wednesday, Oct. 15 MLB: 1…
October 13, 2014

Peko will not play for Beavers this season

by (none)
Kyle Peko will not be playing football for Oregon State this season. The 6-1, 315-pound defensive tackle -- a transfer from Cerritos (Calif.) JC -- did not pass an on-line psychology class that…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman regains control of the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during Sunday night's exhibition game at Moda Center. Portland won 119-114.
October 13, 2014

Blazers beat Clippers with 3s, McCollum

by Stephen Alexander
With two minutes remaining in the first half Sunday night at Moda Center, Los Angeles Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford took the ball out of bounds on the side. He tossed the ball to point…
October 12, 2014

Winterhawks' struggles continue with another loss to Seattle

by Kerry Eggers
Nobody was crying "moral victory," but there was encouragement in the Winterhawks' camp after a 3-2 shootout loss to Seattle Saturday night at the Moda Center. That's a good sign or a bad sign,…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ponders the flow of Sunday's home loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
October 12, 2014

Seahawks not at their best

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks have plenty of time to get it together in their drive to defend a Super Bowl championship. For now, though, they'd better concentrate on playing well enough to…
October 12, 2014

Dennis Erickson helps Utah start fast

by Kerry Eggers
Dennis Erickson has been coaching football longer than several of his peers working in the Pac-12 have been alive. Maybe that's why Utah's running backs coach isn't getting too excited about the…
October 11, 2014

Ducks are back, but Huskies next

by Jason Vondersmith
PASADENA, Calif. — Jake Fisher for Heisman? It sure seemed like the Oregon fans and followers — not necessarily coaches and players — put much emphasis on the return of the senior offensive…

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Oct 11, 2014

Thoughts on Pac-12 and more

by Kerry Eggers
Notes off the cuff on a busy sports weekend … • Nice start for former Winterhawks coach Mike Johnston in Pittsburgh. His NHL Penguins beat Anaheim 6-4 Thursday night in Johnston's debut as head…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Steve Blake says it's like old times being back with the Blazers, and that he missed playing basketball with LaMarcus Aldridge and Nicolas Batum and in front of the Portland fans.
Oct 10, 2014

Blazers fall to Jazz again, but with better performance

by Kerry Eggers
Observations from the Trail Blazers' 109-105 loss to Utah in their preseason home opener Thursday night at Moda Center … • The sky is not falling because Portland has opened with a pair of…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln's Tevita Pulu barrels into the end zone for a touchdown in Thursday's 56-29 home victory over Roosevelt.
Oct 10, 2014

More-physical Lincoln's offense too much for Roosevelt

by Stephen Alexander
A week after being stifled by Grant, Lincoln High’s offense was rolling again Thursday night. Seven Cardinals got into the end zone, and Lincoln scored touchdowns on eight out of its 10…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - David Douglas QB Hunter Davis scrambles from a pack of Reynolds players during Thursday's 54-51 home win for the Scots.
Oct 10, 2014

Two-minute drill sends Scots to victory

by David Ball
Hunter Davis finds Brock Jackson on 10-yard TD pass with 0:26 remaining David Douglas built a 20-point lead in the game’s first five minutes, only to see it slip away in the fourth quarter. But…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - The chip on Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillards shoulder? It just got a couple sizes larger, with his summer cut from Team USA before its gold medal performance at the World Cup.
Oct 09, 2014

Driven by the doubters

by Kerry Eggers
Team USA's loss is Blazers' gain as Lillard starts third season If you happen upon the Moda Center tonight for the Trail Blazers’ preseason home opener against Utah, look closely at Damian…
Oct 09, 2014

Beavers get help devising game plan for post-athletic careers

by Kerry Eggers
Beyond Football prepares players for life after college CORVALLIS — A large portion of a college football program’s mission is to win games. Nobody would argue with that. At Oregon State, a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregons offense sputtered against Arizona last week, with quarterback Marcus Mariota trying a dangerous pitch to Charles Nelson at the end of one of his few rushing attempts.
Oct 09, 2014

Setbacks show Pac-12's depth of quality

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks among those scrambling to stay in playoff picture It takes some help from sports science, rather than simply watching players perform and looking into their eyes, but at least the Oregon…
Oct 09, 2014

JASON SAYS: Something's Bruin in Pasadena this weekend

by Jason Vondersmith
A lot of doom and gloomers are out there, regarding the Oregon Ducks, saying that the season could spiral downward under second-year coach Mark Helfrich. Don't count me as one of them, because…
Oct 09, 2014

Timbers take the fifth

by Stephen Alexander
Portland dominates San Jose in 3-0 victory Facing a depleted San Jose Earthquakes side with nothing to play for, the Portland Timbers did exactly what they needed to do Wednesday night. They…
Oct 09, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 9 Blazers: Game 2 of seven in the exhibition season for Portland, with Utah the opponent at Moda Center, 7 p.m. Prep football: Gresham-Central Catholic at Hillsboro Stadium, Grant…
Oct 09, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Winterhawks: A 6-2 loss Monday at Victoria dropped Portland’s Western Hockey League record to 1-6-0-1, worst in the Western Conference. Forward Nic Petan, the last Hawk back from NHL camps, made…
Oct 09, 2014

TV&Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 9 Blazers: Utah at Portland, 7 p.m., KPOJ (620 AM) NFL: Indianapolis at Houston, 5:25 p.m., KGW (8), NFL, KXTG (750 AM) NHL: Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m., Root Sports; Colorado…
Oct 07, 2014

Viks learn from preseason mistakes

by Stephen Alexander
Run game, defense put Portland State at 1-0 going to UND For one week, at least, Portland State’s football team is where it wants to be. After last Saturday’s 23-14 home win against UC Davis,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota has some protective gear adjusted on the sideline during last weeks 31-24 loss to the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium.
Oct 07, 2014

Have Ducks learned much from Arizona?

by Stephen Alexander
Helfrich says every aspect of UO's game needs to be rectified EUGENE — As he walked off the field after Oregon’s 31-24 loss to Arizona, quarterback Marcus Mariota appeared ready to break down…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Central Catholics Brennan Weber (middle) celebrates with teammates Jesse Goncalves (left) and Peter del Mar after scoring off a free kick from 25 yards in the Rams 1-0 victory over David Douglas last week.
Oct 07, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Football Grant and Roosevelt are still on their collision course — their game Oct. 24 at Roosevelt could decide the PIL title. Grant improved to 3-0 last week by shredding another contender,…
Oct 07, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 7 Blazers: Portland at Utah, NBA preseason opener for both teams, Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, 6 p.m. PT. Utah has a new coach, with Quin Snyder replacing Tyrone Corbin,…
Oct 07, 2014

TV&Radio

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Oct. 7 Blazers: Portland at Utah, 6 p.m. PT, KPOJ (620 AM) MLB: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 2 p.m., FS1, KMTT (910 AM); Washington at San Francisco, 6 p.m., FS1, KFXX (1080 AM) Wednesday,…
Youngsters watch various Trail Blazers dunk during warmups at Sunday's Fan Fest at Moda Center.
Oct 06, 2014

Fans have a festive time with Blazers

by portland tribune
Youth was served in more ways than one at Sunday night's Trail Blazers Fan Fest. A crowd estimated at more than 13,500, taking advantage of the very good price (free) to see the team at Moda…
Oct 06, 2014

Riley: Throw out point spreads

by Kerry Eggers
In crazy-competitive Pac-12, it's all about who's best that day From a Sunday conversation with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose 4-1 Beavers have a bye this week after Saturday's 36-31…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, from Portland State, catches a pass in front of Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner, has become a primary target for QB Peyton Manning -- on record-setting throws, too.
Oct 05, 2014

Broncos' Julius Thomas catches another piece of a record

by Kerry Eggers
DENVER — There's something about Julius Thomas and Peyton Manning's records. Last year, Thomas was the recipient of Manning's 51st touchdown pass of the season, which broke the NFL record held…
Oct 05, 2014

Vikings turn back UC Davis 23-14

by Stephen Alexander
It wasn't pretty, but Portland State started Big Sky play with the only thing that matters — a win. The Vikings dominated the first half against UC Davis on Saturday, to take a 17-0 lead at…
Oct 04, 2014

Beavers breathe easier after win at Colorado

by Kerry Eggers
BOULDER, Colo. -- One head coach wore a wide smile as he met with media afterward. The other chased a referee down the sidelines and toward the tunnel at Folsom Field. Such is life in the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Grant High's Eli Willman is congratulated by Chris Lewis after scoring a touchdown against Lincoln during the Generals' 37-7 win on Friday.
Oct 04, 2014

Grant throttles Lincoln at home sweet home

by Stephen Alexander
For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, Grant High hosted Lincoln for a Portland Interscholastic League football game Friday. The Generals' new artificial turf field led to Grant…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon's Byron Marshall leaps on receiver Keanon Lowe after Lowe's touchdown catch against Arizona.
Oct 03, 2014

Sputtering Ducks didn't play smart, or cleanly

by Jason Vondersmith
'We left a lot of points and plays on the board,' Mariota says, after 31-24 loss to Arizona EUGENE — Arizona entered the game against Oregon as a 24-point underdog and ended up allowing a paltry…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Central Catholic wide receiver LaMar Winston stiff-arms Reynolds cornerback Zach Osborne during the first half of Friday's 52-2 win.
Oct 04, 2014

Rams keep rolling in Mount Hood

by David Ball
Central Catholic puts up 45 first-half points at Reynolds Central Catholic’s football team continues to roll through the Mount Hood Conference, each win being more lopsided than the one before.…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: TROY WAYRYNEN - Shakur Gross of David Douglas High breaks away from Barlow defenders to pick up a first down Friday.
Oct 04, 2014

David Douglas pulls away from Bruins in second half

by David Ball
Hunter Davis connects with Dominique Peek for game-changing 18-yard TD strike in third quarter David Douglas’ 23-13 win over Barlow on Friday night came down to a single play. Clinging to a 9-7…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA: DAVID BALL - Central Catholics Brennan Weber, 16, celebrates with teammates after scoring the games only goal off a free kick from 25 yards out.
Oct 04, 2014

Rams rise to top of boys soccer rankings

by David Ball
Central Catholic opens league with hard-fought win at David Douglas The Central Catholic boys soccer team tallied a goal shortly before intermission, then held off a hard-charging finish from…
Oct 29, 2014

KERRY SAYS: A challenge, but Beavers, Mannion likely to bounce…

by Kerry Eggers
A year ago, Oregon State's Sean Mannion and Washington State's Connor Halliday were the guys throwing for mega-yardage among Pac-12 quarterbacks. So far this year, WSU's Halliday is being joined…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ - The Blazers' Robin Lopez was all smiles Monday heading into the team's preseason camp.
Oct 02, 2014

Team Underdog

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers stand united, reload for playoff run, say 'Why not us?' More than 20 years ago, when the Clyde Drexler-led Trail Blazers made a pair of trips to the NBA finals, their theme was this: “Us…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Nigel Burton, in his fifth season as football coach at Portland State, points to some progress on and off the field, but fans haven't responded and some say the program needs to somehow become more relevant in the citys sports landscape.
Oct 02, 2014

Fixing PSU football hasn't been a snap

by Kerry Eggers
There is a prayer Nigel Burton repeats during times of stress. “Lord,” the prayer goes, “give me the courage to change the things I can change, the patience to handle the things I can’t, and the…
Oct 02, 2014

Ducks' Balducci on duty to disrupt

by Stephen Alexander
Junior lineman adds size, speed, strength to UO's D-line EUGENE — University of Oregon junior defensive lineman Alex Balducci has heard the rumblings about Ducks defensive coordinator Don…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAN BROOD - Michael Waters, a transfer from Madison High, has carried Grants offense this year and been a force on defense as well.
Oct 02, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
Four games into the high school football season, Grant High senior Michael Waters is making his case as the best player in the Portland Interscholastic League. The 5-9, 175-pound running…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon defensive lineman Tony Washington takes a bow after a late-game sack -- drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that led to Arizona's winning touchdown as the Wildcats upended the Ducks 31-24 Thursday night at Autzen Stadium.
Oct 30, 2014

Wildcats have Oregon's number -- again

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Arizona scored four second-half touchdowns — including the game-winner with 2:54 remaining — to upset the No. 2-ranked Oregon Ducks 31-24 Thursday at Autzen Stadium. Terris…
Oct 02, 2014

PDX Sports

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 2 College football: Arizona at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN). Prep volleyball: In the PIL round-robin play, Benson, Lincoln and Wilson will play at Wilson; Cleveland, Franklin and…
Oct 02, 2014

Status Report

by portland tribune
Blazers: Portland’s seven-game exhibition season begins with a 6 p.m. PT Tuesday, Oct. 7, game at Utah. Timbers: Portland is one point behind Vancouver with four games to go in their battle for…
Oct 02, 2014

TV&Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Oct. 2 Pac-12 football: Arizona at Oregon, 7:30 p.m., ESPN Other college football: Central Florida at Houston, 4 p.m., ESPN NFL: Minnesota at Green Bay, 5:25 p.m., KOIN (6), NFLN MLB:…
Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Eileen Holzman will be completing her 10th marathon this Sunday in downtown Portland.
Oct 02, 2014

Pushing ahead One Bridge at a Time

by David Ball
Eileen Holzman likes a lot of things about running. The fresh Northwest air, the way her mind focuses into a state of meditation and don’t forget about the bridges. Yes, the bridges. She will…
Oct 01, 2014

Status report

by portland tribune
College football: No. 2 Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) takes on Arizona (4-0, 1-0) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Autzen Stadium. … Oregon State (3-1, 0-1) will try to bounce back from a 35-10 loss at USC.…
Sep 30, 2014

JASON SAYS: Close game goes Mariota/Oregon's way at Autzen

by Jason Vondersmith
It's not like I've mentally wrestled with the pick of the Oregon-Arizona game, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Autzen Stadium. Do I think the Ducks could lose? Oh, yeah. Do I think the Ducks will lose?…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Byron Marshall might be Oregon's best at running with the ball this season, even though he is playing more at slot receiver, says running backs coach Gary Campbell.
Sep 30, 2014

Oregon's run focus less clear this season

by Jason Vondersmith
Team puts up wins, but backs yet to put up big rush numbers EUGENE — Oregon has topped the Pac-12 Conference in rushing for eight consecutive years, since 2006, led by its stable of running…