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January 29, 2015

At the Phoenix Open, chasing Tiger in a sea of humanity

by Kerry Eggers
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — I look up and I see the plane carrying a banner advertising "Ass-kickin' hot and saucy" barbecue sauce. I look left, right and straight ahead and I see people everywhere. A…
January 29, 2015

Gonzaga pulls away from Pilots in second half

by Andy Buhler
SPOKANE, Wash.—If the game had ended with 4:14 remaining in the first half, Portland’s trip home might have been a little less gloomy. But the Pilots, after grabbing a lead twice in the first…
January 29, 2015

Beavers have Devil of a time in otherwise remarkable season

by Kerry Eggers
TEMPE, Ariz. — The trouble with exceeding expectations is, expectations then change. The ugly duckling becomes a beautiful doll, and suddenly she has to look good every night out on the town.…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TROY WAYRYNEN - Collin Spickerman, a 6-8 junior center from Jesuit High, has helped Portland States inside depth as the Vikings battle for a Big Sky playoff berth.
January 29, 2015

Vikings in hunt for playoffs

by Stephen Alexander
At .500 in Big Sky, Portland State eyes improved defense Having coached basketball at Portland State as an assistant and now as the head man, Tyler Geving can safely say the Big Sky has reached…
January 29, 2015

SAM Center will help hurt athletes heal

by Kerry Eggers
OSU, Samaritan to offer treatment, training in Corvallis CORVALLIS — Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis likes to say competition between Pac-12 schools is "an arms race," and the…
January 29, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Jan. 29 College men’s basketball: Montana at Portland State, 7 p.m. ... Portland at Gonzaga, 6 p.m. (Root Sports). College women’s basketball: Portland State at Montana, 6 p.m. PT.…
January 29, 2015

TV & Radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Jan. 29 College men’s basketball: Portland at Gonzaga, 6 p.m., Root Sports, KMTT (910 AM), KUIK (1360 AM) ... Maryland at Ohio State, 4 p.m., ESPN ... Western Kentucky at Louisiana…
January 29, 2015

Birthday

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 30, 1955 Mychal Thompson (age 60) A Trail Blazer from 1978-86, the 6-10, 225-pounder averaged 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds for Portland, shooting 50.5 percent from the field. He was the No.…
January 29, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 1996 Coach P.J. Carlesimo’s Blazers are losing a lot of close games, but showing fight on and off the court. At the Rose Garden, Gary Payton’s jumper with 13.5 seconds propels…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Patrick Chung, former Oregon Ducks safety, will start on defense Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at Glendale, Ariz.
January 28, 2015

Patrick Chung can't sing or dance

by Kerry Eggers
New England Patriots defensive back doesn't want to talk about Philly, either, but he still loves Eugene and is back in the groove with AFC champs PHOENIX — The second time with the New England…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Will Tukuafu (46) lines up behind Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and in front of running back Christine Michael (33) in a game against San Francisco.
January 28, 2015

Will Tukuafu finds a way

by Kerry Eggers
PHOENIX — In late October, Will Tukuafu was at his Eugene home, working out and hoping his agent would get a call from an NFL team -- any team -- in need of his services. Then came the call, and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - LeGarrette Blount, former Oregon Ducks running back, has re-emerged as a formidable NFL running back since his return to the New England Patriots.
January 27, 2015

The Blount truth: Former Duck living the dream with Patriots

by Kerry Eggers
PHOENIX — LaGarrette Blount wore a new cut of corn rows (underneath a baseball cap) and a wide grin as he stepped to the podium for Super Bowl XLIX media day Tuesday at US Airways Center. "I'm…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KERRY EGGERS - Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger holds court during media day at the Super Bowl in Arizona.
January 27, 2015

Senior Seahawk: Max Unger in center of Seattle's success again

by Kerry Eggers
PHOENIX — Max Unger is almost as good an interview as he is a football player, so it was fitting that he was one of about a dozen Seattle Seahawks regulars set up at a podium for Super Bowl…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - BRANDON BROWNER
January 27, 2015

'I'm just like you,' says Brandon Browner

by Kerry Eggers
Patriots cornerback reflects on his 'amazing journey' and controversial career PHOENIX — Brandon Browner's first experience with the Super Bowl media has been to his liking. "I thought I'd be…
January 27, 2015

Status Report

by portland tribune
Trail Blazers: Going into Monday’s start of a four-game trip, the Blazers were 12-8 on the road and 20-5 at home. But they were shooting better away from than at Moda Center. At home, Portland…
January 27, 2015

Main Events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 27 Prep boys basketball: Westview at Jesuit, Parkrose at Wilsonville, La Salle Prep at Sandy, 7:15 p.m. ... Oregon Episcopal School at Riverdale, Warrenton at Portland Adventist…
January 27, 2015

TV & Radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 27 Prep girls basketball: Jesuit at Westview, 7:15 p.m., KUIK (1360 AM) College men’s basketball: Nebraska at Michigan, 4 p.m., ESPN ... Xavier at Georgetown, 4 p.m., FS1 ...…
January 27, 2015

Birthdays

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 28, 1947 Greg Smith (age 68) Born in Princeton, Ky., the 6-5 small forward played for the Trail Blazers in 1972-75 (plus one game in 1975-76), capping a seven-year NBA career that included…
January 27, 2015

History

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 27-28, 2010 Oregon Ducks football coach Chip Kelly gets a verbal commitment from five-star running back Lache Seastruck, who is compared to former USC star Reggie Bush and is expected to…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - LaMarcus Aldridge warms up before Saturday night's game against the Washington Witzards.
January 24, 2015

Blazers feel 'trickle-down effect' from Aldridge's return vs.…

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge heard a chant that hadn't sounded at Moda Center since last season when he stepped to the free-throw line with 4.1 seconds left in the Trail Blazers' 103-96 victory over…
Evan Turner hit the winning 3-pointer for the Boston Celtics with 1.9 seconds remaining Thursday night at Moda Center.
January 23, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Boston finish is a 3-party

by Portland Tribune
No LaMarcus Aldridge, no problem? No. Yes, Portland, you have a problem. The Trail Blazers, beginning a stretch of at least six weeks without their injured power forward, fell 90-89 at home to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was injured on this play Monday versus Sacramento.
January 22, 2015

Thumbs down on Aldridge status

by Kerry Eggers
Knife this week for All-Star forward; Blazers will be without him for 6-8 weeks The word on LaMarcus Aldridge finally came out Thursday night, an hour before the Trail Blazers took to the Moda…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard watches as the Boston Celtics pull out a win over the Trail Blazers.
January 22, 2015

Lost night for Blazers -- no Aldridge, no Batum, and Celtics win…

by Kerry Eggers
In his 2 1/2 seasons as head coach of the Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts has had plenty of joyous days. Thursday was not one of them. In the afternoon, the Portland coach learned that All-Star…
Photo Credit: ELSA/GETTY IMAGES - Danny Ainge (right) is making changes as president/basketball operations in Boston, where he hopes to get the Celtics back to the level they enjoyed in this 2008 NBA finals victory celebration with then-coach Doc Rivers.
January 22, 2015

For Celtics' chief exec Ainge, only thing constant is change

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports: With team building in mind, 'Danny Change' makes deals Sports fans among the 50-and-over set, be advised — you’re getting up there. Want proof? Danny Ainge has 11 grandchildren, with…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews signals that he has made a 3-pointer in the season opener against Oklahoma City.
January 22, 2015

Drexler, Porter admire Blazers' new 3-point king

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers' Wesley Matthews is on record streak of treys that surprises even him There’s a redeeming value to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after all. It’s how @wessywes2 learned he had become…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII - June Jones, a Portland native who took some time away from football in 2014, says he thinks he'll coach again, possibly as an NFL assistant.
January 22, 2015

Jones puts football on the back burner

by Kerry Eggers
After resigning from SMU, coach doesn't rule out NFL return June Jones III was calling from Honolulu, where he had just watched the second round of the PGA’s Sony Open. He is back in his adopted…
January 22, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Jan. 22 Blazers: Boston at Portland, 7 p.m., (KGW 8). College men’s basketball: UCLA at Oregon State, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) ... USC at Oregon, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) ... Pacific…
January 22, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Jan. 22 Blazers: Boston at Portland, 7 p.m., KGW (8), KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) NBA: San Antonio at Chicago, 5 p.m., TNT ... Brooklyn at Los Angeles Clippers, 7:30 p.m., TNT…
January 22, 2015

Birthdays

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 22, 1940 George Seifert (age 75) George Seifert, born in San Francisco, was an assistant coach for the University of Oregon (defensive backs, 1967-71) before becoming famous in the NFL as…
January 22, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 22-26, 2009 The Trail Blazers get 10 games above .500 (27-17) for the first time in seven seasons. Brandon Roy ties a franchise record held by Clyde Drexler and Larry Steele by making 10…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Portland CC guard Tay Abigon drives the baseline on his way to two of his team-high 26 points Wednesday night.
January 23, 2015

Abigon completes the comeback in the final seconds

by David Ball
Portland CC erases an eight-point deficit in the second half COLLEGE BASKETBALLNWAC South Region Team Score Portland CC77Mt. Hood CC75 TROUTDALE — Portland CC guard Tay Arigbon saw exactly what…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAVID BALL - Central Catholic's Malik Thirdgill blocks out Barlow's Parker Joncus on a free-throw attempt.
January 21, 2015

Central Catholic takes quick command against Bruins

by David Ball
Point guard Xavier Hallinan leads with 18 points 6A BOYS BASKETBALLMount Hood Conference Team Score Central Catholic52Sam Barlow38 The Central Catholic boys basketball team backed up its No. 1…
January 20, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 20 Prep boys basketball: Aloha at Jesuit, St. Helens at La Salle Prep, Parkrose at Liberty, 7:15 p.m. ... Barlow at Central Catholic, Cleveland at Lincoln, Madison at Wilson, Grant…
January 20, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 20 Prep boys basketball: Madison at Wilson, 7:30 p.m., KBPS (1450 AM) College men’s basketball: LSU at Florida, 4 p.m., ESPSN ... Kansas State at Iowa State, 4 p.m., ESPN2 ...…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Anthony Holton of Portlands Concordia University and Michael Holton Jr. of Saint Michaels College in Colchester, Vt., are having big seasons for their teams.
January 20, 2015

Basketball is in the blood

by Kerry Eggers
Hoops bridge generations for Blazer broadcaster Michael Holton and his two sons If you think the Holton brothers, Mike Jr. and Anthony, are competitive basketball players, you should have seen…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon coach Mark Helfrich gets wet after a postseason victory.
January 20, 2015

Helfrich: Ducks interested in 'right guy, right fit' as transfer…

by Stephen Alexander
EUGENE -- Mark Helfrich took the opportunity on Monday to talk with his players about Martin Luther King Jr. “I had a great conversation with our kids,” Helfrich said. “It was a great day to…
January 20, 2015

Birthdays

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 21, 1953 Paul Allen (age 62) The Blazers and Seahawks owner was born on this day in Seattle to parents Kenneth Sam Allen, an associate director of the University of Washington libraries,…
January 20, 2015

Sports History

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 20-21, 2005 Qyntel Woods, 23, pleads guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse after evidence of dogfighting mounts up at his Lake Oswego home. He avoids possible jail time of up to one year, but…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Blazers guard Damian Lillard makes a crucial basket in the win over Sacramento.
January 19, 2015

Without Aldridge, offense, Blazers find way to KO Kings

by Kerry Eggers
For most of three quarters, it seemed like a lost night for the Trail Blazers. The Blazers shot poorly, got pounded on the boards, lost All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge to a thumb injury…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle receiver Jermaine Kearse celebrates after catching the winning touchdown Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
January 18, 2015

One for the ages dumbfounds even the Seahawks' big boss

by Kerry Eggers
'Just amazing resilience,' Seattle owner Paul Allen says after rally beats Packers in OT SEATTLE — Paul Allen strode down a hallway behind the Seattle Seahawks locker room at CenturyLink Field…

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Jon Ryan of the Seattle Seahawks launches a pass on a fake field goal that resulted in his team's first touchdown in the NFL championship game.
Jan 18, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Seahawks' incredible OT win

by Portland Tribune
Seattle Seahawks 28, Green Bay Packers 22 in overtime in the NFC championship game Sunday at CenturyLink Stadium. Photos courtesy of Michael Workman
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - The Seattle Seahawks celebrate their victory over Green Bay, with (from right to left) DeShawn Shead, Doug Baldwin, owner Paul Allen and Russell Wilson waving to the fans.
Jan 18, 2015

'Amazing' Seahawks finish excites former PSU Viking DeShawn Shead

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — It was 45 minutes after Seattle's logic-defying 28-22 overtime victory over Green Bay in Sunday's NFC championship game, and DeShawn Shead still hadn't shed his uniform in the…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Sean Mannion, former Oregon State quarterback, has been projected for as high as the third round in the NFL draft.
Jan 20, 2015

Mannion polishing his game for the pros

by Kerry Eggers
Former Beavers QB does daily work in pursuit of NFL At the Carlsbad, Calif., Residence Inn that has been his home for the past six weeks, Sean Mannion has four dates red-lettered on his…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Damian Lillard has his path to the basket by DeAndre Jordan on Wednesday night, as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Trail Blazers 100-94 at Moda Center.
Jan 15, 2015

Clippers blanket Lillard, win at Moda

by Kerry Eggers
DeAndre Jordan was a beast at both ends. Jamal Crawford was an assassin with his patented rainbow jump shot. Chris Paul was the man in the clutch, sinking 10 straight free throws over the final…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the Oregon Ducks pray before Monday nights College Football Playoff championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Jan 15, 2015

Not their day

by Stephen Alexander
Ducks didn't win the biggest game, but they can reflect fondly on a fabulous season The Oregon Ducks flew high throughout the 2014 season. They flew through lots of clear skies and through some…
Jan 15, 2015

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Jan. 15 Prep boys basketball: Grant at Wilson, Jefferson at Franklin, Roosevelt at Cleveland, Madison at Benson, Portland Adventist Academy-Portland Christian at Parkrose, 7:30 p.m.…
Jan 15, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Jan. 15 Prep boys basketball: Madison at Benson, KBPS (1450 AM) College men's basketball: Portland at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m., KMTT (910 AM) … Oregon State at Washington, 6 p.m.,…
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Jan 15, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 15-19, 1997 Former Wilson High guard Damon Stoudamire returns to Portland as the floor general of the NBA Toronto Raptors. He is averaging 19.8 points and 8.0 assists per game, despite…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota (left), arriving for Monday's national championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has elected to become eligible for the NFL draft, passing up his senior season with the Oregon Ducks.
Jan 14, 2015

Mariota chooses NFL

by Portland Tribune
The University of Oregon announced Wednesday morning that quarterback Marcus Mariota will make himself eligible for the NFL draft and not play his senior season with the Ducks. "After meeting…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon players leave the field at AT&T Stadium on Monday night amid the celebration for national champion Ohio State.
Jan 13, 2015

Ducks put defeat in perspective, with tears and hugs

by Jason Vondersmith
DALLAS — Navigating the carnage of the Oregon Ducks the morning after Ohio State's 42-20 win in the first College Football Playoff championship game Monday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas: •…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ezekiel Elliott scores a late touchdown for Ohio State as the Buckeyes win the national championship game against Oregon.
Jan 14, 2015

Goofball? How about bowling ball? Elliott plows through Ducks on…

by Kerry Eggers
ARLINGTON, Texas — There were plenty of reasons for Ohio State's 42-20 dismantling of Oregon in Monday night's CFP championship game at AT&T Stadium, but none bigger than the remarkable…
Jan 13, 2015

Oregon Ducks 2015 projected depth chart

by Portland Tribune
Summary: The rest of the roster looks pretty solid, but with Marcus Mariota expected to jump to the NFL, the Ducks have to work in a new quarterback. The realistic candidates on campus are Jeff…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Running back Royce Freeman and offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby, lifting up Freeman after a touchdown run, will be sophomore returning starters next season for the Oregon Ducks. Also likely to be back are receiver Byron Marshall (left) and tight end Evan Baylis (center).
Jan 13, 2015

Next team up

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks have returning talent, but also some significant reloading to do in 2015. DALLAS — The Oregon Ducks’ memorable run to the first College Football Playoff championship game included a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Neil Olshey, general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the rest of the NBA teams brass, including owner Paul Allen, have some tough decisions ahead regarding the roster for the rest of the season and a possible run at the NBA championship.
Jan 13, 2015

Can things get any better for Blazers?

by Kerry Eggers
On Sports Neil Olshey has a new title (president/basketball operations), a lucrative three-year contract extension, and a team that should challenge for the NBA championship this spring, so life…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - LaMar Winston (left) of Central Catholic and Lamariea Taylor of David Douglas High battle for position during a free throw Tuesday night at David Douglas.
Jan 13, 2015

Central Catholic boys win at David Douglas

by Parker Lee
The top-ranked Central Catholic Rams absorbed No. 2 David Douglas’ comeback bid in the third quarter of Tuesday’s Mt. Hood Conference boys basketball showdown. In the fourth quarter, they left…
Oregon's Dwayne Stanford drops a first-half pass that would have been a first down for the Ducks.
Jan 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Ducks fall in final

by Portland Tribune
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Oregon Ducks came up short Monday night in the College Football Playoff title game, falling 42-20 to Ohio State. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE/JAIME VALDEZ
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota heads off the field after Monday night's national title game.
Jan 12, 2015

Improved Buckeyes too much for Oregon

by Jason Vondersmith
ARLINGTON, Texas — Oregon's offense and quarterback Marcus Mariota were contained and the Ducks' defense run over — literally in many situations by Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (left) congratulates Darron Lee of Ohio State after Monday's national championship game.
Jan 13, 2015

Mariota: Loss hurts, but doesn't diminish team's season

by Jason Vondersmith
ARLINGTON, Texas — After Oregon's disappointing national championship game loss, quarterback Marcus Mariota was still noncommital about announcing an intention to skip his senior season and…
Ohio State players go wild after the victory over Oregon.
Jan 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Buckeyes celebrate

by Portland Tribune
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Ohio State Buckeyes, ranked No. 5 by the Associated Press and No. 4 by the College Football Playoff committee, wound up No. 1. They beat the Oregon Ducks 42-20 Monday…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones gets a head of steam as he motors through the University of Oregon defense.
Jan 12, 2015

Oregon has no defense for Elliott and Jones

by Stephen Alexander
ARLINGTON, Texas — As he walked off the field at AT&T Stadium, Oregon cornerback Chris Seisay dragged a gold streamer with him, much the same way Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon's Byron Marshall tries to slip an Ohio State tackle.
Jan 12, 2015

GAME NOTES: Buckeyes still perfect vs. Oregon

by Portland Tribune
• Ohio State added to its perfect football record against the Ducks. The Buckeyes are 9-0 and have outscored Oregon 232-89 in games dating to the 1958 Rose Bowl, won by coach Woody Hayes' three…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Dwayne Stanford of Oregon makes a first-half catch over the middle against Ohio State.
Jan 12, 2015

Ohio State pounds out a national title

by Jason Vondersmith
Buckeyes run past Ducks 42-20 ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State's pounding ground game paved the way for a 42-20 victory over Oregon in Monday night's College Football Playoff final at AT&T Stadium.…
ESPN's Samantha Ponder interviews Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich.
Jan 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Before kickoff at AT&T Stadium

by Portland Tribune
ARLINGTON, Texas — Scenes from in and around AT&T Stadium on Monday, as fans awaited the Oregon-Ohio State national championship football game: TRIBUNE PHOTOS/JAIME VALDEZ
Jan 13, 2015

LETTER TO HOME: Security tight, but tailgate party worth it

by Stephen Alexander
ARLINGTON, Texas — The security around AT&T Stadium for the national championship game between Oregon and Ohio State was more strenuous than any airport I have ever been through, and then more…
Genevieve Salter of Los Angeles watches the pregame scene outside the stadium.
Jan 12, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Tailgate in Arlington

by Portland Tribune
Tailgate scenes from AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas, site of the Oregon-Ohio State national championship football game. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE/JAIME VALDEZ
Jan 13, 2015

Main Events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 13 Prep boys basketball: Jesuit at Glencoe, Parkrose at La Salle Prep, 7:15 p.m. ... Central Catholic at David Douglas, Cleveland at Grant, Roosevelt at Jefferson, Madison at…
Jan 13, 2015

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Jan. 13 College men’s basketball: Michigan at Ohio State, 4 p.m., ESPN ... Butler at Seton Hall, 4 p.m., FS1 ... Virginia Tech at Louisville, 4 p.m., Root Sports ... Virginia…
Jan 13, 2015

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Jan. 13-14, 1988 The Trail Blazers drop road games to Utah and Houston and fall to 20-13 under coach Mike Schuler. Portland’s losing streak to the Jazz at the Salt Palace extends to 112 games.…
Brian Libby has plenty of Oregon Ducks memorabilia, but finds it hard -- extremely hard -- to watch a game.
Jan 11, 2015

Ducks fanatic Brian Libby: Pass the Xanax, it's game time

by Joseph Gallivan
Brian Libby will know by Monday night whether he has reached his life’s pinnacle or will be back to helping the Oregon Ducks roll that championship rock up the hill from the bottom. Libby, an…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota winds up for a pass during practice in Dallas for the national championship game.
Jan 11, 2015

NFL draft analyst breaks down Oregon's prospects

by Jason Vondersmith
DALLAS — Oregon junior quarterback Marcus Mariota continues to deflect the question about whether he will leave the Ducks and enter the NFL draft, although it's a foregone conclusion he will in…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - The national championship game coaches - Mark Helfrich (left) of Oregon and Urban Meyer of Ohio State - go through a photo opportunity Sunday morning in Dallas.
Jan 11, 2015

The Urban Meyer-Chip Kelly mutual admiration society, and Mark…

by Kerry Eggers
DALLAS — Mark Helfrich admires Urban Meyer. Urban Meyer admires Chip Kelly. At face value, there's an inequality there that suggest something bad of Meyer, the veteran coach who leads Ohio State…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Taylor Alie (left) runs toward the end zone on a two-point conversion play for the Oregon Ducks in their 2014 season opener against South Dakota.
Jan 11, 2015

NOTES: Alie does his thing for Ducks; Oregon wary of Ohio State…

by Jason Vondersmith
DALLAS — Notes on the national championship game between Oregon (13-1) and Ohio State (13-1), 5:30 p.m. PT Monday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas: • Will Taylor Alie make an impact for the…
Brooklyn Petersen (right) gets an autograph on the back of her Oregon shirt from former Ducks star running back LaMichael James.
Jan 11, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Oregon Ducks rally

by Portland Tribune
DALLAS — Scenes from a pep rally Sunday in Texas, where the Oregon Ducks await their national championship game Monday night versus Ohio State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. TRIBUNE PHOTOS:…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks to the media on Sunday in Dallas, site of the national championship football game against Oregon.
Jan 11, 2015

Intense Urban Meyer takes command

by Jason Vondersmith
DALLAS — It sure seemed like Ohio State's Urban Meyer commanded the press conference with himself and Oregon's Mark Helfrich on Sunday, a day before the College Football Playoff championship…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon Ducks coach Mark Helfrich responds to a question Sunday during a press conference leading up to the national championship game against Urban Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes.
Jan 11, 2015

Mark Helfrich a man of fewer words

by Stephen Alexander
DALLAS — University of Oregon coach Mark Helfrich walked into the final press conference before the national championship game in front of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. Helfrich then proceeded…
Jan 11, 2015

KERRY SAYS: Ninth time the charm for Ducks to be the first…

by Kerry Eggers
DALLAS — When the clock strikes midnight Monday at Jerry's World, the first official national collegiate football champion will have been crowned. I think by that time, Phil Knight will be…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Erick Dargan, Oregon Ducks safety, answers questions from the media in Dallas.
Jan 11, 2015

Dargan delivers on defense for Ducks

by Stephen Alexander
DALLAS — While he is laying in bed Sunday night, Oregon safety Erick Dargan will run through the national championship game against Ohio State in his mind. He will fall asleep to images of…
Coaches Mark Helfrich of Oregon (left) and Urban Meyer of Ohio State, wearing school-appropriate ties, pose with the trophy that will go to one of them after Monday night's College Football Playoff final at Arlington, Texas.
Jan 11, 2015

IN PHOTOS: Coach Speak x 2

by Portland Tribune
DALLAS — Did you want some 'Coach Speak' on a Sunday morning? If so, you came to the right place if you happened to be in the Stemmons Ballroom of the Renaissance Dallas Hotel the morning of…
Jan 11, 2015

LETTER TO HOME: Visit to JFK assassination site a lot more…

by Stephen Alexander
DALLAS — After I got a couple of stories written this morning, I left my hotel to meet my father, Drew Mahalic, at Dallas Convention Center for the national championship fan festival. We met up…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and the Ducks are grateful to the NCAA for helping families with travel expenses to the national championship game against Ohio State.
Jan 11, 2015

NCAA shows a heart, does right by families

by Kerry Eggers
DALLAS — This week, the powers-that-be at the NCAA did the unthinkable. They did something special for the financial welfare of the student-athlete. On Tuesday, College Football Playoff…