OREGON SPORTS HISTORY/2007: Trail Blazers fans debate Durant vs. Oden; OSU wins NCAA super regional; Hayward Field getting $9.2-million renovation


June 7-11, 2007

Justin Wilson grabs the pole at Portland International Raceway for the Mazda Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland.

But Sebastian Bourdais, who starts third, comes from 18 seconds down to win for his Newman/Haas/Lanigan team. Bourdais is on path for a fourth consecutive Champ Car season championship. He leads Will Power, who places fourth, by 11 points after four races in the series.

• Trail Blazers fans are hotly debating which player the team should draft No. 1 overall — Kevin Durant or Greg Oden?

• Oregon State's baseball team beats Michigan, 1-0, with only one hit — an RBI single from Joey Wong — and 8-2 to win the NCAA super regional matchup at Corvallis.

• Hayward Field closes for the summer. The facility will undergo $9.2 million in upgrades

• An NCAA title continues to elude Oregon's Galen Rupp. He is nipped by Shadrack Songok of Texas A&M Corpus-Christi down the stretch in the 10,000 meters at Sacramento.

The Ducks' Tommy Skipper wins the men's pole vault for his fifth NCAA title, the most by a UO athlete.

New Oregon coach Vin Lananna preaches patience as he tries to rebound the men's and women's teams, which tied for 10th and 23rd, respectively.

"There is no fast fix," he says.

Lananna bid successfully to bring the NCAA meet to Eugene in 2010. "We plan to contend for NCAA titles in 2010," he says.

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