Blazers Team

Jared Wright’s NBA Thanksgiving Rankings – 11/21

Thanksgiving. The word usually invokes turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, gravy, green bean casserole, and football. The Portland Trail Blazers, however, are always my focus (mostly because it’s a job now), and it’s time for a Turkey Day Edition of NBA Power Rankings. If you haven’t read my preseason rankings, the reasons I don’t do this […]

Beavers Celebration

Breaking Down The Dam Of Inconsistency

Oregon State might be well away from finding the key to ending its ongoing rut. But, after last weekend’s 35-27 upset against (then) No. 6 Arizona State, it seems like the Beavers are at least trying to open the right door. The victory concluded miserable a four-game bender, which hit its lowest point two weeks […]

Seahawks Cardinals

Brian Hight’s NFL Picks – Week Twelve

Week Eleven Recap Week eleven was brutal and resulted in my worst week of the season. After correctly picking the Miami Dolphins over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, it was all downhill from there. In the early Sunday games, only one favored team, the San Francisco 49ers, won, much less covered. For the week, […]

Hawks Silvertips

Pacific Northwest Hockey For Dummies

Our great region may not have a National Hockey League (NHL) team, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with tons of hockey talent.  While we wait for our knight-in-shining-armor to bring our well-deserving metropolitan areas a team, go and check out the Western Hockey League (WHL) teams.  If you’re like me, every time you […]

Molly Grabill

Oregon Ducks Are The Champions Of The West

Oregon’s men and women cross country teams made history at the NCAA Regional race this past weekend in Indiana.  For the first time in over 20 years, the Ducks were crowned champions on both the men and women’s side.  It was an exciting day for Oregon Athletics as we saw the women set the pace […]


The Steep Learning Curve

What do you ask of the people who play and coach the sports you love? Do you have an overriding idea of what they should do, or does it go sport by sport? If you look at the big picture you want athletes and coaches to conduct themselves in a similar fashion as you, given […]

NCAA Football: Oregon at Colorado

Abe Asher’s College Football Picks – Week Thirteen

We’re coming right down to it at the business end of the college football season. There appears to be seven teams still in contention for four playoff spots: Florida State, Oregon, Alabama, Mississippi State, TCU, Baylor, and Ohio State. I, on the other hand, almost certainly won’t win college football pundit of the year – […]

Paul Richardson

Will The Wide Receivers Keep The Seattle Seahawks In The Playoff Hunt?

After another lackluster week in the passing game, the Seattle Seahawks must continue to learn the hard way after releasing leading receivers Percy Harvin and Golden Tate. And yes, Sidney Rice is gone but you can’t blame the ‘Hawks for that one. So who does that leave us with? Straight up rookies. Yes, yes, I […]


Eight Alternative Aerobic Activities For A Worthwhile Indoor Winter Workout

This column written by Kat Banks of, a partner of Oregon Sports News Portland’s winters are wet and unwelcoming, but that doesn’t deter some of the city’s steadfast and strong-willed citizens from sticking to a regular exercise routine. Maintaining motivation through the dark and dreary months, however, often proves to be a problem for […]

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks

Fantasy Football Start And Sit – Week Twelve

RECORD LAST WEEK: 10-7-1 OVERALL: 110-79-3 Kansas City at Oakland Start: Jamaal Charles, RB, KC Charles is the clear workhorse for the Chiefs, who are second-to-last in the NFL in passing yards.  If anyone will have a good night, it is Jamaal. Sit: Derek Carr, QB, OAK Poor guy.  Not having as rough a first […]

Russell Wilson

Expert Interview With A Seattle Seahawks Insider

After Sunday’s excruciating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs an ominous gloom has set over Seattle and the 12th man. The season is racing to a close and the Seattle Seahawks have so many questions that need answering. Answers that players and coaches don’t seem to have. As a journalist/reporter my job is to relay […]