The start of the NBA regular season is just days away. By opening night every drill known to the basketball world will have been run over and over, every set play will have been rehearsed ad nauseam and all the preseason chatter will finally end. But, you can never leave out the most important piece […]
There was only one disappointing moment for Oregon on Saturday. Before the Ducks took the field, when everyone was looking at the Autzen Stadium scoreboard to see the traditional playing of the “The Pick.” “The Pick,” as we know it, never played. Sure, part of Jerry Allen’s iconic call blasted out of the end-zone speakers, […]
On this episode of Prep Talk Eugene, host Chris Park interviews Oakland Coach Ben Lane & Falls City Coach Laric Cook.
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Seattle Seahawks fans are intimately aware of just how far the team’s pass defense has fallen. It was in the conversation for best secondaries of all-time, and combined with a fierce pass rush to neutralize even the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. No longer. They are allowing a staggering 103.7 opponent passer rating after leading […]
By any standards, The Wall Street Journal is a go-to source for money matters. What happens when they start looking at money spent on college football? It’s still money, so what’s not to trust? Last week the WSJ produced a list of football spending by the top ten ranked teams. By now you know Oregon […]
Tonight the World Series between the Cinderella darlings, the Kansas City Royals, and the champions of even years, the San Francisco Giants, begins in Kansas City with coverage on FOX. While the viewers will finally be spared the inanity of Tim McCarver’s “baseball truisms” since he mercifully retired last year, you can bet that Joe […]
Oregon beat Washington again. Colorado got beat down again. And UCLA won in a soft and unimpressive manner again. Such is the way of the world in a Pac-12 Conference looking more similar than not regarding what was to be this season, opposed to what has always been. This conference isn’t that good. It isn’t […]
Where do I start after an action-packed weekend? Do I go with the undressing that West Virginia gave Baylor, effectively ending the Big 12’s shot at a national title? Do I talk about Alabama ending any and all talk of Kenny “No Thrill” Hill (Kenny “One Hill Wonder” is still my personal favorite) being the […]
During this time of year for teams in the NBA, each team sets a few goals for each player, as well as for the team overall. For the Portland Trail Blazers’ individual players, this ranged from learning to shoot three-point shots better (LaMarcus Aldridge, who said he’s extended his range comfortably to the corners) to […]
If you have any doubt that the 2014 Seattle Seahawks barely resemble the 2013 Seahawks, consider this: Would the 2014 version have been capable of wasting an historic performance by quarterback Russell Wilson? Don’t bother answering; I’m not Harvin any of it. As you have probably heard, the Seahawks, in their 26 – 28 road […]
In many ways, it felt like the 2014 Portland Timbers’ home season was ending just how it started all the way back on March 8th against the Philadelphia Union. There was a terrific tifo display from the Timbers Army pregame, a light, but deceivingly persistent rain, and the home team in their throwback green and […]
Due to Oregon’s inimitable volcanic past, there are a number of incredible geological sights in the state. This includes an impressive formation called Saddle Mountain, appropriately named due to its shape by Lieutinent Charles Wilkes, who led an expedition to the Oregon Coast in 1841. Saddle Mountain, part of the Oregon Coastal Range, is the […]
Oregon got well against UCLA last Saturday. The Ducks thought they were in trouble last week, but then they got a good long look at the Bruins and decided that they’d be just okay. 42-30 was the final score, but this game was over five minutes into the third quarter. UCLA’s only victory against Oregon […]
Ladies and gentlemen, the 200th episode of The Slant!
On this special episode, host Brad Stein interviews a multitude of Oregon Sports News writers, including Ryan A. Chase (Thursday Night Football, Seattle Seahawks), Stuart Kemp (Portland Winterhawks), Garrett Thornton (Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Cowboys), and Casey Mabbott (NFL week seven preview).
On behalf of everyone here at Oregon Sports News, we want to congratulate Brad Stein on this historic event. You do not want to miss this!