If there were sports today ...
It was going to be quite the scene — a packed Moda Center, the No. 2-ranked Oregon Ducks and the NCAA Sweet 16.
• Game No. 74 of an 82-game NBA regular season was supposed to take place tonight for the Trail Blazers. It would have been a tough assignment: a visit to Boston, the fourth game of a six-game trip for Portland
• The Portland Winterhawks would have been ready to start their Western Hockey League playoff run, after leading the league in points for much of the regular season.
• With spring break winding down, high school baseball and softball teams would have returned from out-of-state trips or completed much of their nonleague play.
Cleveland baseball, however, had a home game at Powell Park set against Lebanon. Franklin baseball was supposed to join Reynolds, Liberty and some Idaho teams in the Volcanoes Spring Break Tournament at Keizer's Volcanoes Stadium. Portland Christian baseball would have been facing Clatskanie at a tournament in Ridgefield, Washington.
• The Texas Rangers would have been in Seattle for game three of the MLB season against the Mariners.
• The Oregon Ducks would have been playing, in addition to basketball, golf, tennis, lacrosse, track and field, baseball and softball. Washington would have opened a series at home against UO.
• Oregon State would have been on the road for baseball (at Cal) and softball (at UCLA), with action in track and field and women's golf as well.
• Portland State would have been playing men's tennis at Point Loma in San Diego, California.
• The Portland Pilots would have had a baseball game against Pacific at Ron Tonkin Field, with their beach volleyball team in Santa Cruz, Calif., and men's and women's tennis at BYU.
• Small colleges would have been busy, too. Concordia baseball would have had a doubleheader at home against Montana State Billings, plus softball and track and field away.
• Lewis & Clark would have sent its track and field team to Willamette for a multi-event competition, and L&C's baseball squad would have been at home versus Caltech.
• Warner Pacific's revived softball program would have been at the University of British Columbia, playing two.
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