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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Joel Freeland of the Trail Blazers pulls down one of his career-high 17 rebounds, beating Philadelphia's Robert Covington to the ball during Portland's 114-93 victory Friday night at Moda Center.
December 26, 2014

Blazers rain 3s in easy win

by Steve Brandon
In the post-game locker room, Wesley Matthews called the Trail Blazers "a relentless team, a confident team." On Friday, they were relentless and confident with the 3-pointer, hoisting a…
December 25, 2014

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Friday, Dec. 26 Blazers: Philadelphia at Portland, 7 p.m. (KGW 8). Prep boys basketball: Liberty-Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), Les Schwab Invitational, Liberty High, 7 p.m. ... Roosevelt-Hudson’s…
December 25, 2014

TV & Radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Dec. 25 NBA: Washington at New York, 9 a.m., ESPN ... Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 11:30 a.m., KATU (2), KFXX (1080 AM) ... Cleveland at Miami, 2 p.m., KATU (2), KFXX (1080 AM) ...…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF KARL MAASDAM - Scott Rueck (right), in his fifth year as coach of the Oregon State women's basketball team, has the Beavers climbing in the national rankings as they prepare for a Sunday clash at No. 8 Tennessee, which is 9-2 and coming off a 59-40 win at home over Stanford.
December 22, 2014

Improving Beavers splash into top 10

by Kerry Eggers
The good news: Oregon State moved into a tie for 10th place in the Associated Press women's basketball poll this week, matching the team's highest ranking ever. The bad news: Just ahead of them…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Gary Andersen's first week as Oregon State football coach has been all about communicating -- with players, recruits and other coaches and staff members.
December 18, 2014

Gary Andersen's hectic life as new Oregon State coach

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- So little time, so much to do. The opportunity to sit back and take a deep breath hasn't yet arrived for Gary Andersen in the week since he was hired as Oregon State's football…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JIM CLARK - During happy times at Oregon State, quarterback Derek Anderson celebrates a victory by dumping ice water on coach Mike Riley.
December 18, 2014

Derek Anderson, happy in Charlotte, gets job done

by Kerry Eggers
It's the motto of every reserve quarterback in the NFL: Be prepared. You never know when your number might be called. Derek Anderson's "No. 3" came out of mothballs last Sunday, and the former…
December 18, 2014

Thomas Tyner says he's 'ready to go'

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon running back and kick returner Thomas Tyner returned to practice this week and expects to play in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl against Florida State. He has been battling injuries most…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez is out for a while with a fractured hand, but Portland's depth, defense and momentum bode well for the team's chance to stay in the NBA Western Conference race.
December 18, 2014

To succeed, Blazers can't let guard down

by Kerry Eggers
Almost one-third of the way into the NBA season, the Trail Blazers are off to a nice start. Going into Wednesday night’s matchup with Milwaukee, Portland was 19-6, the fifth-best 25-game start…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Keanon Lowe (right) celebrates with running back Royce Freeman after an Oregon Ducks touchdown. Lowe, a senior from Jesuit High, has been a leader on and off the field at UO, when healthy or injured.
December 18, 2014

Ducks receiver Lowe 'makes everything easy'

by Stephen Alexander
EUGENE — Look beyond his diminutive stature. Forget about the catches he has made. Never mind the touchdowns he has scored. The most important things about Oregon Ducks receiver Keanon Lowe are…
December 18, 2014

MAIN EVENTS

by Portland Tribune
A look at upcoming sporting events around the area Thursday, Dec. 18 Prep girls basketball: Central Catholic-Butler (Pa.), 10:20 a.m., Nike Tournament of Champions, Phoenix area … Wilson at Nike…
December 18, 2014

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Dec. 18 NFL: Tennessee at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m., NFL, KUFO (970 AM) NBA: New York at Chicago, 5 p.m., TNT ... Oklahoma City at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., TNT College women’s…
BELLOTTI
December 18, 2014

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
Dec. 21, 1950 Mike Bellotti (age 64) Born in Sacramento, Calif., Bellotti came to the University of Oregon in 1989 as offensive coordinator, then served as head coach from 1995-2008, going…
CHARLES
December 18, 2014

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Dec. 18-22, 1993 Portland is one of 30 cities on a list of prospective sites for a franchise in the fledgling Major League Soccer. The league says it will narrow the list to 12 being played in…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MICHAEL WORKMAN - Starting power forward Thomas Robinson slams for two points in the Trail Blazers' Wednesday night victory against the Milwaukee Bucks, as Johnny O'Bryant III and Zaza Pachulia (right) watch in vain.
December 17, 2014

With no RoLo, T-Rob comes to Blazers' rescue

by Kerry Eggers
CJ McCollum shouted over a scrum of media surrounding Thomas Robinson by his locker at the Moda Center. "T-Rob, you got some lotion over there?" McCollum asked his teammate. "I'm busy now, bud,"…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez leaves the court with a fractured hand during Monday night's homecourt victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
December 16, 2014

Costly win for Blazers -- RoLo breaks hand

by Kerry Eggers
A pall cast over the Trail Blazers' locker room after a 108-95 victory over San Antonio Monday night at the Moda Center, and it had nothing to do with the outcome. Portland center Robin Lopez…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Portland rookie Adin Hill is splittling time in the crease this season along with veteran goalie Brendan Burke.
December 16, 2014

Winterhawks winning with two-headed goalie

by Parker Lee
Veteran Brendan Burke and rookie Adin Hill push each other for time between the pipes The Portland Winterhawks are one of the hottest teams in the Western Hockey League. They have won eight of…
December 16, 2014

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 16 Prep boys basketball: Lincoln at Wilsonville, Benson at David Douglas, Roosevelt at Reynolds, 7 p.m. ... La Salle Prep at Milwaukie, Hillsboro at Parkrose, 7:15 p.m. Prep girls…
December 16, 2014

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 16 Prep girls basketball: Tualatin at Sherwood, 7 p.m., KUIK (1360) College men’s basketball: Oakland at Arizona, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks ... Arizona State at Marquette, 6 p.m.,…
December 16, 2014

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
Dec. 16-17, 1998 Locked-out NBA players gather to play some basketball here and there as they can while the league and the players’ union continues negotiating minimum and maximum salaries,…
ROBINSON
December 16, 2014

Sports birthday

by Portland Tribune
Dec. 16, 1966 Clifford Robinson (age 48) The Trail Blazers’ “Uncle Cliffy” was born on this day in Buffalo, N.Y. Portland selected him in the second round of the 1989 NBA draft, out of…
Kerry Eggers' book, 'The Civil War Rivalry,' was featured in the Dec. 15 Sports Illustrated.
December 15, 2014

Eggers' 'Civil War' book gets SI bump

by Pamplin Media Group
From the department of shameless self-promotion: Portland Tribune sportswriter Kerry Eggers’ new book, “The Civil War Rivalry,” received a little bump this week when it was featured in Sports…
December 15, 2014

Andersen hiring energizes Beaver Nation

by Kerry Eggers
Hitting a variety of subjects as we begin the sporting week ... ITEM: Oregon State receives 100 football season-ticket applications in the 24 hours after Thursday’s announcement of Gary Andersen…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Bruce Barnum, former offensive coordinator, now has a one-year contract to be head football coach of the Portland State Vikings. 'I've never been as excited in my life,' he says.
December 13, 2014

Bruce Barnum: 'I know I'm the right guy for this job'

by Kerry Eggers
Portland State's football coach — at least for the next 12 months — outlines his 100-day plan to make the Vikings both relevant and a winner As he begins what he affectionately calls "my…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Gary Andersen, new Oregon State football coach, vows to have an aggressive team, and says hell recruit players to Corvallis in part by telling them that it's a 'safe environment.'
December 12, 2014

For Oregon State's new coach, 'It was the right fit'

by Kerry Eggers
Gary Andersen starts to get his Beavers in a row CORVALLIS -- Some observations from Friday's news conference at Valley Football Center announcing Gary Andersen's as Oregon State's new football…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A freshman from Florida, Charles Nelson, figures to be a key player for the Oregon Ducks when they meet Florida State in the national semifinals Jan. 1 at Pasadena, Calif.
December 11, 2014

SIZING UP THE COMPETITION

by Jason Vondersmith
How Seminoles, Ducks look for the Rose Bowl Despite being in a lot of close games, the Florida State Seminoles keep winning and winning and winning — 29 games in a row, including last weekend’s…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: KERRY EGGERS - Andy Landforce (left), 97, and Bud Ossey, 95, are a part of Oregon State University and Beavers athletics history. And, boy, do they have stories and good memories.
December 11, 2014

Beaver alums reunite, reminisce

by Kerry Eggers
Bud Ossey and Andy Landforce aren’t just grand old gentlemen. They’re an important piece of Oregon State history. Ossey, 95, played Rook basketball at Oregon State in 1937-38. Landforce, 97, was…
December 11, 2014

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Dec. 11 Boys basketball: La Salle at Westview, 7:15 p.m. Girls basketball: Roosevelt at Evergreen (Wash.), 7 p.m. ... McMinnville at David Douglas, 7 p.m. ... Gresham at Cleveland,…
December 11, 2014

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Thursday, Dec. 11 NFL: Arizona at St. Louis, 5:25 p.m., ESPN, KXTG (750 AM) NBA: Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m., TNT ... Houston at Sacramento, 7:30 p.m., TNT Golf: PGA — Franklin Templeton…
December 11, 2014

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
DUCKS GET READY FOR JAN. 1 BOWL GAME; ALLEN STILL STUDYING NHL Dec. 11-15, 1995 The Oregon Ducks are preparing to play in a Jan. 1 bowl game. It's not for the national championship, but the Ducks…
BATUM
December 11, 2014

Sports birthdays

by Portland Tribune
Dec. 13, 1961 Gary Zimmerman (age 53) The former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, was born on this day in Fullerton, Calif. Zimmerman was a seven-time Pro Bowl…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Mike Riley, who recently ended his two-part coaching career at Oregon State to become coach at Nebraska, says his first contact with the Cornhuskers came shortly after a Monday postseason meeting with OSU athletic director Bob De Carolis and took two days to finalize.
December 10, 2014

Mike Riley: 'Gut-wrenching' decision to leave Oregon State…

by Kerry Eggers
New Nebraska football coach says taking Cornhuskers job was 'now or never' moment in his career The call came from Blue Springs, Mo., the caller on a recruiting mission for his new team. "It's…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - Gary Andersen, the new football coach at Oregon State, is described as an honest family guy who recruits well and gets the most out of his players.
December 10, 2014

What those who know him say about 'straightforward' Gary Andersen

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon State's new football coach likes spread offense Those who have worked with, and coached against, Gary Andersen have good things to say about Oregon State's new football coach. Bruce…
December 11, 2014

How the scene shifted Wednesday at Oregon State

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — It was an odd scene Wednesday morning in the Oregon State football offices. Eerie. And kind of sad. The door to the office occupied by former head coach Mike Riley was open. Inside…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - Gary Andersen, coach at Wisconsin since December 2012, will be the new head football coach at Oregon State, replacing Mike Riley.
December 10, 2014

Gary Andersen new Oregon State football coach

by Kerry Eggers
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has been selected as the successor to Mike Riley as Oregon State's football coach. Andersen, head coach of the Badgers for the last two years, was chosen from a…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Andrew Moore will be back as the marquee member of Oregon State's starting rotation next season.
December 12, 2014

Beavers baseball: youngest team, most difficult schedule

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Pat Casey will enter his 21st season as Oregon State's baseball coach with a double challenge. "It's a combination of maybe the youngest team we've had and the most difficult…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Central Catholic Rams, taking the field for last Saturday's Class 6A championship game, were a team no one particularly wanted to see this season. The Rams beat Tigard 49-0 for their second straight state title.
December 09, 2014

Rams fulfill their season mission

by Stephen Alexander
In 1952 and 1953, Central Catholic High won consecutive football state championships. More than 50 years later, the Rams have done it again, following up their 2013 Oregon School Activities…
December 09, 2014

Main events

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 9 Blazers: Portland at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. PT (CSNNW). Boys basketball: 6 p.m. — Mountain View at Lincoln. 6:45 p.m. — Benson at Canby. 7 p.m. — Liberty at Central Catholic,…
December 09, 2014

TV, radio

by Portland Tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 9 Blazers: Portland at Detroit, 4:30 p.m., CSNNW, KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) College men’s basketball: Utah Valley at Arizona, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks ... IUPUI at Xavier, 4…
NEAL
December 09, 2014

Sports birthday

by Portland Tribune
Lloyd Neal Dec. 10, 1950 (age 64) The former Trail Blazers forward was born on this day in Talbottom, Ga. Neal, 6-7 and 225 pounds, played all seven of his NBA seasons in Portland. The team…
December 09, 2014

Oregon sports history

by Portland Tribune
1941: High school basketball in a WWII blackout Dec. 9-10, 1941 With the United States bracing for a long World War II, sports are gradually being altered in Portland. A citywide blackout won't…

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Dec 08, 2014

OSU's Ed Ray: 'I want us to get to the next level'

by Kerry Eggers
School president vows to get 'quality' coach as Mike Riley's replacement Dr. Ed Ray, who has been Oregon State's president since 2003, is not a stranger to athletics. Ray worked at Ohio State…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon's Marcus Mariota beats the Arizona rush and fires a pass during the Pac-12 championship game last week.
Dec 08, 2014

Mariota one of 3 Heisman finalists

by Portland Tribune
Duck is overwhelming favorite Overwhelming favorite Marcus Mariota is one of three finalists for the 2014 Heisman Trophy. The Oregon Ducks' junior quarterback is joined by Wisconsin running back…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Bob De Carolis (left), Oregon State athletic director, is looking for the replacement to Mike Riley (right), who moved on from the Beavers and is the new football coach at Nebraska.
Dec 08, 2014

OSU must pay to play football

by Kerry Eggers
As Oregon State administrators work their way through the red tape that eventually will lead to the hiring of a new football coach, they reach a crossroads for the future not only of their…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Bruce Barnum will get the interim head coach title for 12 months at Portland State.
Dec 08, 2014

Barnum will coach PSU football in 2015

by Portland Tribune
Portland State is going to take awhile on this permanent football coach thing. PSU announced Monday morning that Bruce Barnum, who has been offensive coordinator the past five years, will be…
MARIOTA
Dec 08, 2014

Mariota wins Unitas Golden Arm Award

by Portland Tribune
The award season began Monday for Marcus Mariota. First up: The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes annually to the top college quarterback, a senior or fourth-year junior on track to…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks, celebrating their Pac-12 championship game victory Friday against Arizona, are headed to the first NCAA Division I playoff.
Dec 07, 2014

No. 2 Oregon gets Florida State in Rose Bowl semifinals

by Portland Tribune
Oregon will play defending champion Florida State at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 1 in the semifinals of the first NCAA Division I football playoff. Alabama and Ohio State will…
Dec 07, 2014

FSU coach has a warning for Mariota

by Jason Vondersmith
Coaches Mark Helfrich of Oregon and Jimbo Fisher of Florida State have joined the mutual admiration society well before the Rose Bowl game, a college football playoff semifinal at 2 p.m.…
Central Catholic players celebrate with their fans after the Rams successfully defended their 2013 state championship.
Dec 07, 2014

IN PHOTOS: The Central Catholic celebration

by Portland Tribune
It was a rollicking Rams party at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday after Central Catholic handed Tigard High a 49-0 defeat in the Class 6A football championship game. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JONATHAN HOUSE
Central Catholic players celebrate a touchdown, and Ronnie Rust, who found the end zone, gets a lift from teammate LaMar Winston.
Dec 07, 2014

IN PHOTOS: A 49-0 blitzkrieg by Central Catholic

by Portland Tribune
First quarter: Central Catholic 14, Tigard 0. Second quarter: Central Catholic 14 more, Tigard 0 more. Third quarter: Central Catholic 14 again, Tigard 0 again. Score going into the fourth…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Central Catholic High football players celebrate at Hillsboro Stadium after routing Tigard 49-0 in the Class 6A championship game Saturday.
Dec 07, 2014

No contest: All Rams in 6A final

by Stephen Alexander
Central Catholic beats Tigard 49-0 for second straight state title Central Catholic High made its case Saturday as the most dominant prep football team in Oregon history. Facing Tigard High, the…
Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - Tigard senior Kevin Henderson proudly holds the second-place trophy.
Dec 07, 2014

Tigard's special season comes to close

by Dan Brood
HILLSBORO — As it turned out, it wasn't a championship season. That honor went to Central Catholic. But, for the Tigard High football team, it certainly could be called a special season. And it…
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich is drenched in the final moments of the game.
Dec 07, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Ducks drive into playoff

by Portland Tribune
Oregon's 51-13 victory over Arizona in the Dec. 5 Pac-12 championship game secured the No. 2 ranking for the Ducks in the college football playoff. Oregon takes a 12-1 record into its Jan. 1…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JOHN LARIVIERE - Gary Payton II of Oregon State wrestles with Thomas van der Mars of the Portland Pilots for the ball during overtime Saturday night at Chiles Center.
Dec 07, 2014

Beavers find offense just in time, beat Pilots in OT

by Kerry Eggers
Before the season, my favorite oddsmaker put the over/under in victories for Oregon State this season at six. Those who took the "over" are looking good after the Beavers' 65-58 overtime win…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon offensive linemen greet Marcus Mariota after a Ducks touchdown, and Matt Pierson (second from right) gives him a boost. The No. 2-ranked Ducks beat Arizona 51-13 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Dec 06, 2014

Oregon makes it a long night for Arizona

by Jason Vondersmith
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oregon routed Arizona 51-13 to win the Pac-12 championship game on Friday at Levi's Stadium, and Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez had a great reaction after the Ducks and their…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - In what would be the final game of his second run as Oregon State football coach, Mike Riley walks to Reser Stadium last Saturday, Nov. 29, for the Beavers' Civil War game against Oregon.
Dec 05, 2014

'Shocked' Beaver Nation tries to make sense of Riley's decision

by Kerry Eggers
Thursday morning began in routine fashion for the Oregon State football program, with players rising to tend to studies and coaches on the road recruiting. Then came Armageddon. About 8 a.m.,…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Oregon Ducks celebrate after winning the Pac-12 championship 51-13 over Arizona.
Dec 05, 2014

On to the playoff -- Ducks devour Wildcats 51-13

by Portland Tribune
Marcus Mariota accounts for 5 TDs, and Oregon's defense shuts down Arizona to gain revenge, Pac-12 title SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Revenge has been achieved, a championship has been won by Marcus…
Marcus Mariota, MVP of the Pac-12 championship game, waves to the crowd after the Oregon Ducks' 51-13 victory over the Arizona Wildcats at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Dec 05, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Pac-12 champion Ducks put it all together

by Portland Tribune
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — It was the defense first, the offense and Marcus Mariota next, and a huge team victory Friday night for Oregon. The Ducks clobbered Arizona 51-13 at Levi's Stadium in the…
Oregon Ducks fans wait outside Levi's Stadium for Friday night's Pac-12 championship football game against the Arizona Wildcats.
Dec 05, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Pregame at the Pac-12

by Portland Tribune
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Fans began arriving early for Friday night's Pac-12 championship football game between North Division champion Oregon and South Division winner Arizona. Traffic was…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis (left) is expected to move quickly in hiring a football coach to replace Mike Riley (right), who has taken over as coach at Nebraska.
Dec 05, 2014

How Nebraska, Oregon State are moving forward with, without Mike…

by Kerry Eggers
Digesting what is happening regarding Mike Riley and where Oregon State football goes from here. … • Riley's assistant coaches remained on the job Friday, trying to hold together a 2015…
Robin Lopez and David West have words during Thursday night's Portland-Indiana NBA game at Moda Center.
Dec 05, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Blazers keep winning pace

by Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers picked up win No. 15 of the season Thursday night. It wasn't pretty, but the 88-82 victory at Moda Center lifted Portland's record to 15-4, third in the hotly contested NBA…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon running back Royce Freeman gets a lift from offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby after scoring against Oregon State last week in Corvallis.
Dec 04, 2014

Ducks had it relatively easy going into Pac-12 title game

by Jason Vondersmith
Freeman, Marshall, Nelson have helped UO offense click The Oregon Ducks are knocking on the door of the first college football playoff, 11-1 and winners of seven consecutive games entering the…
Dec 04, 2014

Bigs, Wintering power Pilots past Vikings

by Kerry Eggers
Eric Reveno is the Thin Man these days, 30 pounds lighter than a year ago. But it's not because he has worried himself sick over his University of Portland Pilots. The 6-8 Reveno dropped…
Photo Credit: DAN BROOD - COACH CHAT -- Tigard High School football coach Craig Ruecker talks to the Tiger offense during a time out in Friday's semifinal contest. The Tigers will play Central Catholic Saturday in the Class 6A state title game.
Dec 04, 2014

Tigard takes aim

by Dan Brood
Tigers face Central Catholic in Saturday's title tilt HILLSBORO — It’s not about last year. It’s not about revenge. For the Tigard High School football team, it seems to be all about one thing —…
University of Portland cross country coach Rob Conner celebrated a third-place finish in national championships.
Dec 04, 2014

Eggers: Conner honored for steering Pilots

by Kerry Eggers
Catching up on a variety of items on the local sports calendar ... • Congratulations to University of Portland cross country coach Rob Conner, the West Region Coach of the Year after guiding the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - The Trail Blazers and coach Terry Stotts talk things over during a timeout as they struggle to their 15th win in 19 games this season. Portland beat Indiana 88-82 Thursday night at Moda Center.
Dec 04, 2014

Blazers' win unsightly, but it counts just the same

by Kerry Eggers
If it was a beauty pageant Thursday night at the Moda Center, everyone would have been sent home with a consolation prize. It was an NBA game, though, and the Trail Blazers' presentation of…
Dec 04, 2014

Main Events

by portland tribune
Thursday, Dec. 4 Blazers: Indiana at Portland, 7 p.m. (CSNNW). College volleyball: Santa Clara at Oregon, 7 p.m. College men’s basketball: West Coast Baptist at Multnomah, 9 p.m. College women’s…
Dec 04, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Thursday, Dec. 4 Blazers: Indiana at Portland, 7 p.m., CSNNW, KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) NFL: Dallas at Chicago, 5:25 p.m., NFL Network, KXTG (750 AM) College football: Central Florida at…
Dec 03, 2014

JASON SAYS: Beat Oregon twice? Not quite

by Jason Vondersmith
I like how so many people use the phrase "it's hard to beat a team twice in one season" when referring to Oregon and Arizona playing for the Pac-12 title, 6 p.m. Friday at Levi's Stadium at…
Dec 03, 2014

Early action figures to be critical in Oregon-Arizona clash

by Jason Vondersmith
What will happen early in Friday's Pac-12 championship game? The Ducks have lost four times — twice to Stanford, twice to Arizona — since the start of 2012. Plays in the early part of each game…
Dec 02, 2014

Eggers: PSU has football coaching options

by Kerry Eggers
Notes, quotes and anecdotes about those involved in the Portland sporting scene ... • Changes are brewing at Portland State. At some point in the next few weeks, PSU is expected to hire an…
Dec 02, 2014

Arizona Wildcats primer

by Portland Tribune
Record 10-2 overall, 7-2 Pac-12 Season theme Introduced talented freshmen in dual-threat QB Anu Solomon and running back Nick Wilson to go with one of Pac-12's best receiving corps. Linebacker…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Concordia forward Erin Huisingh (right) chases down the ball and Cal State San Marcos' Natalie Lara during a second-game game at the NAIA tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Concordia won 1-0 Monday night.
Dec 02, 2014

Monday's winners and losers

by Portland Tribune
WINNERS CONCORDIA WOMEN'S SOCCER Cavs advance in NAIA playoffs • Concordia University, the defending national champion, moved into the quarterfinals Monday night with a 1-0 second-round victory…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Ronnie Rust of Central Catholic fights through the Sheldon defense during the Rams' state semifinal victory at Hillsboro Stadium. Central Catholic will play Tigard for the Class 6A title at 1 p.m. Saturday, also at Hillsboro Stadium.
Dec 02, 2014

Prep Watch

by portland tribune
The Central Catholic football team is just one game away from repeating as the Oregon School Activities Association Class 6A champion. All that stands in the way of the No. 1 Rams now is No. 2…
Dec 02, 2014

Main Events

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 2 Blazers: Portland at Denver, 6 p.m. PT (KGW 8). Winterhawks: Portland at Victoria, 7 p.m. College men’s basketball: Lewis & Clark at Northwest Christian, 7 p.m. College women’s…
Dec 02, 2014

TV & Radio

by portland tribune
Tuesday, Dec. 2 Blazers: Portland at Denver, 6 p.m., KGW (8), KPOJ (620 AM), KKRZ (102.3 FM) Winterhawks: Portland at Victoria, 7 p.m., KPAM (860 AM) College men’s basketball: Syracuse-Michigan,…
Joel Freeland of the Blazers stretches for a loose ball against Minnesota.
Dec 01, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Blazers, Stotts feeling better

by Portland Tribune
Neither LaMarcus Aldridge nor Wesley Matthews was feeling great, but they made Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts feel very good Sunday night. Aldridge, fighting a cold, scored 26 points and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Coach Mike Riley ponders the flow of the Civil War game Saturday at Reser Stadium, a 47-19 loss to Oregon that figures to prompt some internal changes for Oregon State before the 2015 season.
Dec 01, 2014

Mike Riley has points to make

by Kerry Eggers
Receivers, tempo, mobile QB all likely part of plan for 2015 in Beavers' revamp Beaver Nation is up in arms about Oregon State's 2014 football season, and the head coach feels the same way. "A…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Marcus Mariota's haul at Corvallis on Saturday included a 47-19 Oregon Ducks victory over Oregon State, four touchdown passes and two TD runs.
Nov 30, 2014

Weekend's biggest winners

by Portland Tribune
1. UO football Won the Civil War for the seventh year in a row, clubbing Oregon State 47-19 at Corvallis. Likely to remain No. 2 in the college football playoff rankings. 2. Winterhawks…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - LaMarcus Aldridge dunks for the Trail Blazers as Minnesota's Thaddeus Young watches Sunday night at Moda Center.
Nov 30, 2014

Aldridge, Matthews don't feel well, but their games say otherwise

by Kerry Eggers
LaMarcus Aldridge was under the weather, Wesley Matthews sporting a sore right elbow as they prepared for the Trail Blazers' matchup with Minnesota Sunday night at Moda Center. Just the right…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DAVID BLAIR - Oregon State coach Mike Riley and his staff on the sidelines try to counter Oregon's performance during Saturday's Civil War game at Reser Stadium.
Nov 30, 2014

OSU's Riley: 'Right now, there's just disappointment'

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS -- There was Royce Freeman's powerful run game and Byron Marshall's receiving work and a solid defensive effort but, most of all, far too much Marcus Mariota. Oregon State was…


Civil War 2014

Ducks vs Beavers

The game was a tune-up of sort for the Ducks, whose national college football playoff hopes now ride on defeating Arizona on Friday, Dec. 5 in the Pac-12 championship game, a battle of North and South Division winners at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.