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Kerry Eggers' Column

September 29, 2016

KERRY SAYS: Buffaloes where Beavers want to be

by Kerry Eggers
Colorado has been among the “have-nots” of college football for a while. The Buffaloes haven’t had a winning season since 2005, when Gary Barnett’s last team went 7-5. Dan Hawkins was 19-39 from…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ - Mike Johnston (right), coach/general manager, talks to officials during his first game back with the Portland Winterhawks, a 7-3 victory Saturday over the Seattle Thunderbirds at Moda Center.
September 26, 2016

'A fun team to watch'

by Kerry Eggers
Young Winterhawks off to fast, promising start I’ve never seen Mike Johnston walk on water. But I have witnessed what he can do on ice with a major junior hockey team, and that’s pretty…
September 26, 2016

Oregon State has a new backup plan at QB

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — When Conor Blount came off the Oregon State bench to quarterback a comeback bid against Boise State on Saturday at Reser Stadium, some in Beaver Nation were hoping for the second…


September 26, 2016

First-half blahs, second-half ahhs as Beavers fall to Boise State

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — By halftime Saturday at Reser Stadium, maybe half of the crowd of 44,846 had left the premises, many of them to get an early start home after what had been a laugher of a first half.…
September 22, 2016

KERRY SAYS: Not yet celebration time at Reser

by Kerry Eggers
Gary Andersen hopes Oregon State soon reaches the point where a victory over Boise State isn’t cause for a wild celebration at Reser Stadium. “For us to get a win right now against a quality…
September 23, 2016

A surgeon's insight on Devon Allen

by Kerry Eggers
During Oregon’s 35-32 loss at Nebraska last Saturday, the Ducks lost sophomore wideout Devon Allen for the season with an ACL knee injury that will require surgery. It’s a double blow for UO…
September 21, 2016

Portland will hoop it up

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS The Mount Everest of all regular-season men’s college basketball tournaments is on the threshold, and it’s coming right here to the City of Roses. The “Phil Knight…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Senior guard Gavin Andrews says it's pretty simple for the Oregon State offensive line: 'We need to attack the line of scrimmage and move people around. '
September 20, 2016

Offensive success on the line at OSU

by Kerry Eggers
More physicality, better technique keys for team's 'engine' CORVALLIS — There are plenty of concerns on the offensive side of the ball as Oregon State (1-1) prepares to play host to Boise State…
COURTESY PHOTO - Gabe Ellis (left), a coach at the recent Hoop Camp at Tualatin Hills Athletic Center, prepares for a jump ball with camper Nick Jackson.
September 20, 2016

Whoop camp

by Kerry Eggers
Creating annual basketball event was slam dunk for Garrity/ BEAVERTON — Things are bouncing along quite splendidly on a recent morning at Tualatin Hills Athletic Center. About 200 men, women,…
September 20, 2016

Downed Ducks must prove they are not out

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS I stood and watched the final seconds of Oregon’s 35-32 loss at Nebraska Saturday on the Ducks’ sidelines, a few yards from where Phil Knight was glumly standing. After…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: GODOFREDO VASQUEZ - HELFRICH
September 20, 2016

'Tough one to swallow' for Helfrich, Ducks

by Kerry Eggers
LINCOLN, Nebraska — There was no reason to think the Oregon Ducks were going to be happy after their heart-breaking 35-32 loss to Nebraska Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Emotions ran heavy in the…
COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - Coach Mike Riley has a lot of other former Oregon Staters with him at Nebraska.
September 20, 2016

There's a lot of Oregon State in Lincoln, Nebraska

by Kerry Eggers
LINCOLN, Nebraska — Thursday’s Nebraska practice session at Memorial Stadium was much like what observers would have seen two years ago on a late-summer day in Corvallis. There was Danny…
September 15, 2016

KERRY SAYS: A Beavers blowout, and probable progress

by Kerry Eggers
If Oregon State doesn’t beat Idaho State convincingly Saturday in the Beavers’ home opener, Hades will freeze over and dogs will meow. The FCS Bengals, 2-9 a year ago, beat Division II Simon…
COURTESY: HENRY DILTZ - Time has treated Micky Dolenz (left) and Peter Tork pretty well, and they're touring as the Monkees again, playing at Lincoln City's Chinook Winds Casino, Sept. 23-24.
September 23, 2016

Hey, hey it's the Monkees reunion

by Kerry Eggers
Two of four original band members play two shows at coast Quickie quiz: What was the only musical act in pop/rock music history with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period? No, not Elvis…
September 14, 2016

On Kaepernick, 49ers, Mariners, Tiger and more

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Batting around a few items on the sporting lineup … • Some things I’m yet to understand in terms of Colin Kaepernick’s pregame protests during the national anthem. “I am…
COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - Mike Riley gets another crack at the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, this time on his home turf as coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
September 12, 2016

A fresh chance for Riley

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon's visit big measuring stick for Nebraska/ Mike Riley hasn’t beaten Oregon since 2007. After winning four of his first seven Civil War matchups while coaching at Oregon State, Riley lost…
CHAPPELL
September 11, 2016

Positive path puts Beavers safety Chappell in starting,…

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — The path to success was not paved for Devin Chappell. There weren’t just bumps in the road through his childhood. There were boulders and craters to negotiate. But Chappell found his…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Former Nike Brand President Charlie Denson's new digs and work are in Lake Grove, where he does sports advisory work.
September 11, 2016

After Nike, Charlie Denson sets new pace in life

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS I wasn’t sure how Charlie Denson was going to handle retirement. Or more to the point, how retirement was going to handle Charlie Denson. For 35 years, Denson was a…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland State football coach Bruce Barnum is winning over fans with his team's style of play, success -- and the prospect of a free beer after a home game.
September 03, 2016

Vikings fans will drink to Barney Ball

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Bruce Barnum trudged into the Kingston Bar & Grill more than an hour after his Portland State Vikings had disposed of opening-day opponent Central Washington 43-26 across…
September 02, 2016

Beavers compete, but it's another defeat

by Kerry Eggers
MINNEAPOLIS — If it’s going to be different for Oregon State this season, being competitive is an important first step. The Beavers were all of that Thursday night at TCF Bank Stadium, on the…
HURD
August 31, 2016

Blazers rearrange key radio, TV roles

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Plenty is going on, both out front and behind the scenes, in the world of broadcasting with the Trail Blazers. Among the moves: • In June, the NBA club let three of its…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Oregon State coach Gary Andersen will rely on the experience of quarterback Darell Garettson, while also hoping to control the clock.
August 29, 2016

How Beavers look going against a Big Ten opening foe

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS —Minnesota isn’t Ohio State or Michigan or Michigan State or even Iowa. But an Oregon State win over the Gophers in the season opener for both teams Thursday night at TCF Bank Stadium…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - Defender Steven Taylor, a late-season acquisition from England, exults Sunday at Providence Park as the Portland Timbers roll to a 4-0 lead in a 4-2 win over Seattle.
August 28, 2016

A blueprint for when it matters most

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS When the chips were down, boy, were the Timbers up. Like, the top of Mount Everest up. With a showdown against Seattle on tap and MLS playoff positioning on the line, the…
HUNTER MARTIN/GETTY IMAGES - DAHMEN
August 26, 2016

Keeping things in perspective, no matter how hard that may be

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS NORTH PLAINS — Perspective can be hard to come by in trying times, when a disappointment seems catastrophic and strife seems rife. So cut Joel Dahmen some slack when he…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Royce Freeman's running leads the Oregon Ducks, who are picked below at least one or two teams in the Pac-12 this season.
August 25, 2016

PICKING PAC-12 FOOTBALL

by Portland Tribune
Stanford has received the most love and is the only top-10 team going into the college football season. Washington is being thought of more highly again. Washington State remains scary. Oregon?…
COURTESY: MINNESOTA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS - CLAEYS
August 24, 2016

Minnesota coach hopes Beavers are Gophers' first step on road to…

by Kerry Eggers
Tracy Claeys is single, so when asked, he says he can’t recall if he is 47 or 48 years old. “Don’t have anybody to remind me how old I am,” jokes Claeys, a Christmas Day 1968 baby. But Claeys is…
COURTESY: BEN VANHOUTEN - Former Oregon State baseball stars (from left) Kevin Gunderson, Jacoby Ellsbury and Andy Jenkins get together during batting practice at Safeco Field, where Ellsbury helped lead the New York Yankees in a series against the Seattle Mariners.
August 24, 2016

A night at Safeco with Ellsbury

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Running and gunning through the fast lane of sports … • I peeked in on a reunion of teammates from Oregon State’s 2005 College World Series team Monday night at Safeco…
COURTESY: CHARLIE CUTLER - Charlie Cutler is program director for the Border Youth Tennis Exchange, which will begin operation in October in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
August 23, 2016

World of possibilities unfolds for Cardinals alum Cutler

by Kerry Eggers
When inspiration meets need meets expertise, there’s no telling what great things might happen. That’s where Charlie Cutler comes in. Local tennis enthusiasts might recognize the name. Cutler,…
August 18, 2016

Special days for Schonely and some local legends

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS I was fortunate enough to be witness to a pair of sports happenings this week. To wit: • The first “The Schonz” Golf Tournament was held at Langdon Farms in honor of…
COURTESY: LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE - Second-year Lewis & Clark College football coach Jay Locey says he wants the Pioneers to take the next step in their development and break into the winning column this season.
August 16, 2016

Pioneers coach Jay Locey: One lesson down, three to go

by Kerry Eggers
– Lewis & Clark's football team has eye on wins this season Building for the future requires patience and a positive spin, and Jay Locey is replete with both. “We had a lot of wins that…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: KERRY EGGERS - Super Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe is one of several former NFL and college stars on the coaching staff at Summit High.
August 16, 2016

Dream team props Summit football

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS BEND — As members of the Summit High Storm go through their drills at the team’s preseason football conditioning camp, the onlookers’ gaze shifts to a familiar figure…
August 13, 2016

Beavers show 'give and take' during first scrimmage

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Some observations, from others and your faithful scribe, after Oregon State’s first scrimmage Friday night at Reser Stadium … • There were some wins on both sides of the balls, and…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - As an Oregon State Beaver, Sean Mannion set the Pac-12 career record for passing yards. Now, in his second NFL season, he is behind Case Keenum and Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, on the Los Angeles Rams' depth chart.
August 12, 2016

Mannion works hard, likes being an L.A. Ram, but has uphill…

by Kerry Eggers
Much has changed in the life of Sean Mannion since his rookie season as an NFL quarterback. The Rams have moved, from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Starting quarterback Nick Foles is gone, and Jared…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: MICHAEL WORKMAN - BLOUNT
August 12, 2016

Local players abound in NFL camps

by Portland Tribune
As NFL training camps opened, 81 players with state-of-Oregon ties were taking part. The list included including 36 from the Oregon Ducks, 27 from the Oregon State Beavers and seven from the…
J. MERIC/GETTY IMAGES - Alex Rodriguez doffs his New York Yankees cap in 2009.
August 12, 2016

On A-Rod, Blazers schedule, things to watch and read, and more

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS Notes, quotes and observations about our sporting world … • There’s never been a more strange ending to a Hall of Fame-worthy career than that of Alex Rodriguez, who plays…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Former Seattle Seahawks great Curt Warner, now selling insurance in Beaverton, has fond memories of his running back days in the NFL and at Penn State.
August 09, 2016

Curt Warner still plays a good game

by Kerry Eggers
– Ex-Penn State, Seahawks running back finds new field in Beaverton/ Before there was Kurt Warner, the NFL quarterback, there was Curt Warner, the NFL running back. Warner with a “K” was a…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon State receiver Jordan Villamin says having a week of football camp in Bend is like 'Remember the Titans,' and gives the Beavers an 'old-school feel.'
August 09, 2016

Beavers bolster team chemistry in Bend

by Kerry Eggers
Offense, defense mix as roommates, with positive results/ BEND — After a 2-10 inaugural season at the helm of Oregon State football, coach Gary Andersen figured change was necessary heading into…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Seth Collins, former Oregon State quarterback, figures to add to the Beavers offense in other ways this season, and with a change in uniform number.
August 08, 2016

OSU's Collins stays true to his school, switches roles

by Kerry Eggers
Former QB adjusts to new position as Beaver receiver BEND — The quarterback number (4) has been swapped for No. 22. He looks natural, too, lining up at a receiver position, and catching the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - The contract extension to guard CJ McCollum was the second biggest outlay of the offseason by the Trail Blazers.
August 11, 2016

BLAZERS' SPENDING SPREE: TEAM BANKS ON FUTURE

by Kerry Eggers
The NBA is handing out funny money these days. You know, those $1 million bills, with the face of Adam Silver on the front side and Alfred E. Neuman on the back. At least that’s the way it…

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