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!
Once upon a time, the annual meeting between the Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies was considered by just about everyone to be one of the saltiest rivalries in all of collegiate sports. However, the past decade has seen what seems like a dramatic decline in venom between the two programs. Some of this can be […]
On Wednesday, the United States’ national team took on Trinidad & Tobago in the opening of the CONCACAF 2014 Women’s Championship. Though they won in their first World Cup qualifying match, it was not their best showing. Seattle Reign and U.S. goalie Hope Solo held T&T scoreless, however she failed to shine against a team […]
Earlier in the week I looked at the AL Silver Slugger awards. Today, I’ll be looking position by position at the NL Silver Slugger candidates, relying heavily on the advanced hitting metrics of weighted on base average (wOBA) and weighted runs created plus (wRC+), occasionally looking at isolated power (ISO), but paying respect to the […]
Tomorrow marks the 107TH meeting between the Oregon Ducks and Washington Huskies football teams. You’re reading that correctly, the 107th, this thing goes all the way back to when men’s glee clubs led the cheers and sang songs to the crowd, well before Universities had loud-speakers let alone stadiums. And while most current-gen Oregon fans […]
Lessons Learned from Week Six Even though I went 7-8 last week against the spread (2-2 in the column), I’m feeling pretty good about some developments. First, I noticed last week when doing my research that the more efficient teams, as measured by Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA), were favored in 13 of the 15 […]
It is not often that a mixed martial arts fighter will secure a win and leave the cage quietly. After the referee has raised the hand of the victor, onlookers gaze into the ring waiting to see and hear just what the fighter has to say. The announcer does their best to reel the fighter […]
With another bonkers week of college football behind us, we’ve reached that point where nothing – for instance, the alleged uncovering of a giant pay-for-autograph ring that could knock out every Heisman contender until 2018 – is surprising. Last week was rough for me in the picks. I had a 7-4 record, my worst in […]
There’s a popular saying in sports that says, “To be the best, you have to beat the best.” Luckily for Mississippi State, this does not apply to college football, where the saying would more likely read, “To be the best, you must look like you could to beat the best.” Despite Florida State winning again, […]
With the Portland Timbers at 6th place in the standings, it’s hard to forget how this season all started. It seemed like it was the wrong kick from day one. With goals in the wrong side of the field and the painful question of, “Are we going to bounce back?” This has been every bit […]