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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon State's Gabriella Hanson hugs fellow senior guard Sydney Wiese (24) after the Beavers'  50-47 victory over Stanford on Friday at Gill Coliseum.
February 27, 2017

RISING TO THE OCCASION

by Kerry Eggers
ON COLLEGE HOOPS/After three-peat, Beavers hungry for Pac-12 tournament, NCAA Final Four
February 23, 2017

Pay Blazers now

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/NBA All-Star 'game' needs help, and notes on Ice Cube, Spoelstra, PSU/UP hoops and more
COURTESY PHOTO - Joan Jett, still famous for 1982's 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll,' says of her connection with fans: 'There's that moment of one-ness ... it's a magical thing.'
February 22, 2017

She loves rock 'n' roll — and fans love her

by Kerry Eggers
Joan Jett to play two concerts at Chinook Winds on March 3, 4


COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA  - MIKE RILEY
February 20, 2017

Riley shuffles Nebraska staff in hopes of better things in 2017

by Kerry Eggers
Coming off 9-4 season, Cornhuskers 'have a lot of work to do' before they visit Oregon for Sept. 9 rematch with Ducks
COURTESY: UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC - Damon Stoudamire returned to Portland to coach against the Pilots in his first year as head of the Pacific Tigers men's basketball team.
February 16, 2017

Patience, please -- Stoudamire settles in as college head coach

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Taking the reins of the Pacific Tigers has been 'a lot of fun' for ex-Wilson High, Trail Blazers star
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Mike Johnston coaches the Portland Winterhawks, who play in a market and arena (Moda Center) considered a good fit for the NHL -- if Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen ever gives the go-ahead for a franchise.
February 16, 2017

WILL ICE AGE HIT PORTLAND? NHL RUMORS SWIRL

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Officials deny expansion, relocation talks - for now
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - JUSUF NURKIC
February 14, 2017

Stotts makes plans for new Blazers center Nurkic

by Kerry Eggers
'I want to win. I'm here to help us win. I'm all about winning.'
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Blazers guard Damian Lillard tries for a reverse layup against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night at Moda Center.
February 14, 2017

'It stinks' to lose this one

by Kerry Eggers
Blazers were 'in pretty good position' -- twice -- to knock off Atlanta, but Hawks finish stronger
COURTESY: DAVE NISHITANI/OREGON STATE - Sydney Wiese is the leader of the Oregon State women's basketball team, but teammates say she puts others ahead of herself.
February 14, 2017

STEADY AS SHE GOES

by Kerry Eggers
Team comes first for Oregon State guard Sydney Wiese; point guard is unifying force on, off the court
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (right) challenges Boston's Kelly Olynyk en route to 26 points in 30 minutes Thursday night at Moda Center.
February 10, 2017

Too little late for Blazers

by Kerry Eggers
Celtics convert on offense down the stretch to overcome Portland
COURTESY: NBA.COM - Oregon native Danny Ainge has assembled another good Boston Celtics team in his 14th year as the NBA clubs president of basketball operations.
February 09, 2017

Ainge refines his legacy with Celtics

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Behind scoring of Isaiah Thomas, Boston making strong run in NBA Eastern Conference
COURTESY: VENTURA COLLEGE - At 6-6 and 235 pounds, quarterback Jake Luton comes from Ventura College in California to Oregon State with eyes on helping the Beavers win more games.
February 07, 2017

OSU puts focus on pass offense

by Kerry Eggers
Coaches also will cast keen eye on seven prep defensive backs
COURTESY: DAVE NISHITANI/OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY  - The 1965-66 Oregon State mens basketball team gathers for a reunion in Corvallis.
February 06, 2017

Once upon a time, '66 Beavers were kings of the West

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/All 13 players on famed conference championship team gather, relive glory days
February 06, 2017

Atlanta's big mistakes, and other notes

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Blazers could make playoffs despite worst record in four years; an interesting Oregon State recruit; Sabonis remembered; Seattle to get back in the NBA?
February 04, 2017

Shot down -- Dallas deals Blazers frustrating defeat

by Kerry Eggers
Guard Yogi Ferrell, fresh fromthe D-League, 'living the dream' as he outplays Damian Lillard and torches Portland with nine 3-pointers
COURETSY: SCOBEL WIGGINS/OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Nick Madrigal's return will help to solidify the infield as Oregon State bids for a Pac-12 title and return to the College World Series.
February 02, 2017

Deep Beavers eye return to College World Series

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Oregon State has plenty of good qualities going into 2017 baseball season
February 01, 2017

Oregon State's new QB, Jake Luton, has upside, big dreams and…

by Kerry Eggers
'I don't know if there's a kid at the quarterback position with more to work with'
February 01, 2017

Beavers come through with 'successful' recruiting year

by Kerry Eggers
Needs in secondary, receiver and offensive line addressed, and Oregon State finds two running backs
MORRIS
February 01, 2017

Inside four of Oregon State's most interesting signees

by Kerry Eggers
Watson, Morris, Cotton and Flemings look forward to making a difference with Beavers football
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Quarterback Marcus McMaryion of Oregon State runs past Orego Ducks Jimmie Swain (left) and Arrion Springs during the Beavers' Civil War victory last season in Corvallis.
January 30, 2017

Andersen, Beavers excited about 'great group' of recruits

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon State football coach says incoming class 'covers our need areas well'
PHILLIPS
January 30, 2017

Phillips couldn't pass on Oregon State

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers' new passing game coordinator/receivers coach was 'no-brainer' for coach Gary Andersen, and will have 'huge' input as OSU looks to upgrade its aerial attack
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts talks to his team during a timeout Sunday night against Golden State. Portland has been on an upswing, but needs to pick up its winning pace to make the NBA playoffs.
January 30, 2017

Blazers better, but still need a big finish

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Portland presents problems for NBA opponents and appears to have turned a corner on defense in 2017
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Al-Farouq Aminu of the Trail Blazers blocks a shot by Memphis' Vince Carter in the closing seconds of Friday's game at Moda Center.
January 28, 2017

Any questions? Lillard answers them

by Kerry Eggers
After All-Star snub, Trail Blazers guard shoots down Memphis with late flurry
COURTESY: FELICIA ANDERSON - Oregon State swimmer Felicia Anderson of Portland is the granddaughter of Jimmy Anderson (right), who was a basketball player and coach for the Beavers.
January 26, 2017

Anderson's swimming talent surfaces at OSU

by Kerry Eggers
Famed coach's granddaughter has eye on Olympic trials; 'Nothing throws her off her game'
COURTESY: STEVEN GIBBONS - Gonzaga's Zach Collins, a 7-foot freshman, goes up to reject a shot by the Portland Pilots' Ray Barreno during Monday night's Bulldogs victory at Chiles Center.
January 23, 2017

BEST ZAGS EVER? Few things not to like about this year's team

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Even cautious coach admits it's a fair question
COURTESY: KARL MAASDAM/OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Mikayla Pivec, a freshman guard from Lynnwood, Wash., emerged quickly as a key player for Oregon State.
January 22, 2017

OSU'S YOUNG ACHIEVER EMBRACES CHALLENGE

by Kerry Eggers
Mikayla Pivec already proving ready for any moment as play-making guard
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: RANDY L. RASMUSSEN - TINKLE
January 22, 2017

Another Pac-12 loss for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
'It's tough to say we're making strides,' a frustrated Wayne Tinkle says
COURTESY: BRUCE ELY/PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS - Fans in a section with tickets donated by Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum show their support during a Portland game at Moda Center.
January 19, 2017

Five Blazers step up game for young fans

by Kerry Eggers
Ticket program helps kids who otherwise wouldn't see a game
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Jefferson High has one of the state's top boys basketball teams again, with this years lineup bolstered by a 6-9 transfer from Alaska, Kamaka Hepa.
January 18, 2017

Demos at top of their game

by Kerry Eggers
Strong Jefferson lineup includes talent that could later go to the pros
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: KIRBY LEE - ALTMAN
January 16, 2017

Ducks haven't wowed Altman

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/'There's a lot of room for us to grow'
January 15, 2017

Beavers missing what it takes

by Kerry Eggers
KEERY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Ducks score their most one-sided victory ever in Civil War rivalry
TRIBUNE PHOTO: MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle running back Thomas Rawls has some pep in his step as he scores on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter to help the Seahawks beat Detroit in the NFL playoffs.
January 14, 2017

Seahawks look to clip Falcons' wings

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — Pete Carroll could find something good on a stroll through a minefield. He’d see a date with a dentist’s drill as a soothing mouth massage. So nobody will convince the veteran coach…
COURTESY: ORLANDO MAGIC - Portland native David Adelman (second from right), will be with the Orlando Magic team and coaching staff on Friday for a game against the Trail Blazers at Moda Center.
January 12, 2017

COACHING CAREER IN CARDS FOR ADELMAN

by Kerry Eggers
He is the coach’s kid no longer. David Adelman is beyond that. He is making a name for himself. The former Trail Blazers ball boy, Jesuit High point guard and Lincoln High head coach is in his…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - CJ McCollum (left) brings the ball up the court for the Trail Blazers in their win against Cleveland on Wednesday night at Moda Center.
January 12, 2017

It's getting old hat -- Blazers crush Cavs at Moda

by Kerry Eggers
Portland sends LeBron James and company back on road with one-sided defeat
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee is one of the NBA's leaders in dunks this season.
January 10, 2017

Pouring it on

by Kerry Eggers
Ball-handling center Mason Plumlee gives Trail Blazers a big boost

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