Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 13

It was a tough 6-6 week twelve for me, bringing my season record to 99-49. Here are all the week thirteen picks. Navy 34, Houston 21 – Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo acts in his free time, lending his talents to such productions as the LDS Church’s 2014 classic Meet the Mormons. Arkansas 41, Missouri 10 […]

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Oregon Sports News On Thanksgiving Break

The staff of Oregon Sports News will be celebrating Thanksgiving. We will resume posting new articles and podcasts next week. On behalf of the OSN team, thank you all for your continued support. We wouldn’t be here without you all.

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Portland Trail Blazers Week Preview & Predictions – 11/24

This year’s Portland Trail Blazers might not be very good, but they definitely have a flair for the dramatic. Consider this past week. At Houston, they had a struggling Rockets team on the ropes, a team that fired their head coach just that morning and was blaming everyone left, right and center for a terrible […]


The Myth Of Loyalty In Professional Sports

In the last few days I’ve had some really interesting conversations about two of our local pro teams, the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, and the decisions that each are facing. The common theme of these conversations was loyalty. What does loyalty mean to an organization? What does it mean to a player? And perhaps most […]

Seahawks tight end Luke Willson celebrates a touchdown with Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls in the third quarter at CenturyLink Field Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.  (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week 12 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (5–5) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (6–4). When: 1:25 p.m. PT Sunday, Nov. 29 Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash. Rogers: There are many things the Seahawks can be thankful for at this time of the year. Jess, […]

Oregon tight end Evan Baylis (81) runs with the football before scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

Winning The Duck Day With Help

Modern mass media offers every which way to watch a Duck football game. From TV, radio, and online, to actually going to the stadium, I found a new way. It turned out so good I’d do it again, but since it was an accidental discovery, let’s backtrack just a little. When your kid announces he’s […]

Portland Timbers vs Chivas USA during the MLS competition at Jeld-Wen Field, Portland Oregon, April 7, 2012.  The Portland Timbers were defeat by Chivas USA 1-2.

Virtual Reality And The Customer Experience In MLS

Professional sports front offices have a handful of goals each season: procure new talent, hang onto the veteran talent, etc.  Two of the most important goals are win and generate a loyal fanbase. Today’s sports franchises are operating as successful marketing businesses as much as they are sports teams, and Major League Soccer’s teams are […]


Portland Winterhawks Silence Americans, Go Flightless Versus Thunderbirds

With a three game win streak going into the weekend’s action, Portland would serve up a tough loss to the Tri-City Americans. Portland struck early on the power play as Rihards Bukarts and Dominic Turgeon assisted on a Jack Dougherty marker just over three minutes into the game. Just under four minutes later, Colton Veloso […]


Portland Timbers Western Conference Finals Preview – Will Johnson’s Final Stand?

The Portland Timbers begin their Western Conference Finals home-and-home matchup against FC Dallas this Sunday at Providence Park. This series is easily the most important Portland has played since the 2013 Conference Finals matchup against Real Salt Lake, and could serve as a springboard to the city’s first male professional sports championship since 1977. According […]


I May Be Stupid, But I Do Know A Few Things About The Pac-12 Conference

I’m not a coach or player in the Pac-12 Conference, therefore based on the expertise of Oregon Offensive Coordinator Scott Frost, I’m truly incapable of an opinion regarding anything on or around the football field. However, in spite of the evidence stacked against me, I’m going to take a shot a handful of things I […]


Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 12

Last week I went 7-5, bringing my season record to 93-43. Here are the week twelve picks. Memphis 45, Temple 31 – Nothing like a little AAC action in the morning! Michigan 28, Penn State 13 – So that Ohio State-Michigan game next Saturday might be fun… Ole Miss 35, LSU 34 – Throwback to […]

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Breaking Vegas With Garrett Thornton – Week 11

Finally had a winning week! I needed that. And even better, I am very confident about my picks this week. Am I finally going to have my 5-0 week?? It’s bound to happen, right? Three of the games I pick this week have a 1-point spread. Picking pick-em games is never easy but it makes […]

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He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers

Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week 11 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (4—5) and the San Francisco 49ers (3–6). When: 1:25 p.m. PT Sunday, Nov. 22  Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash. Rogers: Whereas last Sunday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals proved to be a season-turning point for […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Need To Keep Losing

Before the Portland Trail Blazers 2015-’16 campaign, there were whispers running through Rose City that the so-called experts predicting the NBA season were wrong about the Blazers, rumblings that a 30’ish-win season was selling this team short. There was speculation and hopes that this team could be the Phoenix Suns of two seasons ago and […]

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The Holly Holm Vs. Ronda Rousey Rematch Can Wait

Holly Holm made history last Saturday when she dethroned Ronda Rousey to become the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. It has been said that time heals all wounds, but as Rousey takes the time off she needs to repair and regroup, the proverbial UFC show must go on. Prior to her matchup with Holm, Rousey had […]