Sep 28, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Pat Connaughton (5) poses during media day at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Pat Connaughton

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become […]

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Seven Years Later, We Still Want The Seattle Sonics Back

In a few short weeks, the NBA season will begin as it does every year, and for the seventh year in a row, it starts without a team in Seattle. It will be seven years now since owner Clay Bennett brutally ripped the Seattle SuperSonics away from the Emerald City in what can only be […]

Oregon sophomore running back Byron Marshall (9) eludes Washington State senior linebacker Justin Sagote (10) during Marshall’s touchdown run in the third quarter. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 19, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

Abe’s College Football Picks – Week Six

Alright. Fine. Florida is legit. After a respectable 8-4 week five brought my season record to 38-23, here are the week six picks. LSU 34, South Carolina 10 – Go to 2:10 of this video and tell me we shouldn’t elect Les Miles President. That man is a gift. Oklahoma 51, Texas 24 – If […]

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Assessing The Seattle Seahawks Offensive Line Woes

Through four weeks of the NFL season, the one glaring and often talked about weakness of the Seattle Seahawks has been the offensive line. During practice this week, head coach Pete Carroll indicated that he intends on sticking with the current personnel on the O line, with the reality probably being that there aren’t better […]

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Breaking Vegas With Garrett Thornton – Week Five

Two out of the past three weeks, I have been 4-1. You’re welcome! Things broke really well for my picks last week, and I was an Andrew Luck shoulder injury away from being 5-0. Still chasing that perfect week. It’s coming. Be patient. The big story of the week was the Seattle Seahawks once again […]

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He Said / She Said – Seattle Seahawks At Cincinnati Bengals

Oregon Sports News football writers Julian Rogers and Jessica Ridpath preview the week five matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (2–2) and the Cincinnati Bengals (4–0). When: 10 a.m. PT Sunday, Oct. 11  Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio Rogers: The Seahawks got off to another typically sluggish start offensively last week, when Russell Wilson put […]

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Russell Wilson, God, And His Place In Sports

After a recent Sunday Night Football game in which the Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers trolled Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson by saying; “God was a Packers fan tonight.” It was an obvious jab at Wilson, who after the Seahawks comeback win in last season’s NFC Championship game, gave God […]

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Introduction To Wrestling In The Pacific Northwest

For some it’s just entertainment; for others it’s hard hitting soap opera. But make no mistake about it, professional wrestling is a hard hitting athletic exhibition that has no definitive description. First though, a little history on the wrestling scene in the Pacific Northwest. For nearly seventy years, debuting in 1925, the Pacific Northwest was […]

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What Happens To Sports Dreams?

Dreams never die. They don’t fall over. The don’t sit down and never get up. Dreams don’t stop breathing. Too often it’s us. We give up, try to forget, or redirect. The worst is trying to pretend you never had the dream that won’t stop haunting your sleep. Drive by any school or field this […]

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Ridley’s College Football Rankings – Week Six

Sometimes life gets in the way of our passion and interests. Such is the case this week as the time I normally take to write the rankings has been encroached upon by other responsibilities. Because of that, I have ditched my normal format of providing a write-up for each team and instead have supplemented my […]

Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) escapes the tackle of Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Chidobe Awuzie (4) while running the ball down the field during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, on October 3, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)

Welcome Back To College Football, Oregon Ducks

Watching the Oregon Ducks play these past two weeks has left me dealing with a wide range of emotions. Throughout that roller-coaster ride, there was one phrase that kept repeatedly popping into my head. Although, depending on the exact moment, it was often accompanied by dramatically different emotions. “Welcome back …” Yes, it’s been a […]

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Portland Trail Blazers Roster Breakdown – Allen Crabbe

Ushering in a new era of Portland Trail Blazers basketball seems to be the theme of the 2015 NBA offseason. The Rip City roster no longer resembles the crew that had back-to-back 50-win seasons over the past two years, but one thing it can hang its hat on is that youth and potential have become […]

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners is tagged out by Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox during the third inning on August 29, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners Will Be Better Than You Think In 2016

Calling the Seattle Mariners’ 2015 season disappointing is the same as calling a hurricane a light rainstorm. It quickly became apparent, as early as May, that the World Series expectations surrounding the team were painfully overblown. As a result, this year has been trying for the Mariners. They fired their general manager, Jack Zduriencik, and […]


Pac-12 Football – Then, Since, And Later

The Pac-12 Conference, thought by many to be challenging the SEC as college football’s premiere league, has become predictable based solely on its unpredictability. Prior to the season, the league was thought to have as many as 5 or 6 contenders for this season’s playoff.  However, since those days prior to the action on the […]

Sporting KC midfielder Mikey Lopez, left, taps ball away from Portland Timbers defender/midfielder Jack Jewsbury, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Are The Portland Timbers Haunted?

Another week, another game where the Portland Timbers largely dominate the run of play and fail to get a result after losing 1-0 to visiting Sporting Kansas City Saturday night. Despite Sporting Kansas City having played 120 minutes on Wednesday night and fielding a team featuring numerous reserves, Portland was unable to break through and […]


Portland Winterhawks Drop First Three Games Of The Season

Some may say it will be a long season for the Portland Winterhawks after losing so much scoring power in the offseason. Players like Nic Petan, Chase DeLeo and Oliver Bjorkstrand accounted for the majority of the scoring touch in the 2014/15 season. This year, it falls to a grittier, someone larger team, but one […]

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Abe’s College Football Picks – Week 5

Hello and welcome back to the college football picks, where I’m still an idiot. Last week’s record was 5-7, bringing my season mark down to 30-19, and included such gems as BYU over Michigan, the Arizona schools over the LA schools, and, yes, Oregon over Utah. Thanks for making me look good, guys. Here are […]