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Oregon sports history/1970: Riley joins Trail Blazers; Grand Prix races at Delta Park

FOUTSSept. 12-16, 1970

Sophomore Dan Fouts replaces injured QB Tom Blanchard in the second half and leads a fourth-quarter touchdown drive as Oregon defeats California 31-24 at Multnomah Stadium. Blanchard hits 21 of 37 passes for a personal-best 264 yards. Fouts goes 12 of 19 for 166 yards. Attendance is 26,556.

The replay is shown at 4 p.m. the following day on KGW (6), with Doug LaMear calling the play-by-play.

n At Corvallis, former Oregon State coach Tommy Prothro leads UCLA past OSU 14-9.

• Guard Pat Riley joins the expansion Trail Blazers, who open training camp at Pacific University in Forest Grove.

The Blazers announce that all home and road games will be broadcast on KOIN, with Bill Schonely doing the pregame and postgame shows in addition to the play-by-play. Plans are in the works to form a statewide network for broadcasts of Blazers games.

• After one year, the Milwaukee Brewers (and transplated Seattle Pilots) cancel their player working agreement with the Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League.

• The third annual Oregon Grand Prix opens at West Delta Park, and a Sports Car Club of America official is impressed enough with the facility to say it "could be made into a very nifty race course."

• Cowboy Frankie Lane wins by disqualification over the Great Fugi in the featured pro wrestling bout at the Sports Arena. Tony Borne also wins by DQ vs. Haru Sasaki. Lonnie Mayne battles the Magnificent Pierre to a draw.

A few nights later, Sasaki and Fugi successfully defend their Pacific Northwest tag team title, taking two of three falls vs. Layne and Mayne.


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