Vin Lananna

Track And Field The Best Sport? Yes, But …

Who better than Track Town President Vin Lananna to explain the world’s most basic sport. Of course it’s track and field. He lives and breathes the stuff. Don’t you? Because of him, Portland hosts the World Indoor Track and Field meet in 2016, the same year the Olympic trials return to Eugene for the third straight time. […]

Jeff Lockie

College Football In Oregon Is A Big Question Mark

The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers both face big questions as they head deeper into the spring football season with several things to sort out. The Beavers have a new head coach after having Mike Riley at the helm for the last eleven seasons. Mike Riley made the move to Nebraska in the offseason; […]

Vernon Adams

Good Luck Vernon Adams, You’re Behind An 8-Ball Of Experience

Vernon Adams is Oregon’s next starting quarterback. Well, that’s what popular opinion and conventional wisdom suggest based on the much ballyhooed decision by Adams to leave Eastern Washington and enroll at the University of Oregon.  But while outsiders believe the aforementioned to be set in proverbial stone, logic and a quality showing at last Saturday’s […]

Marcus Mariota

Pac-12 North Has Strong Showing In NFL Draft

As round one ended, it was clear that the Pac-12 North had a lot of depth. Although a lot of Pac-12 South and SEC players were drafted, five players from the North were drafted in the first round, which was a nice showing for the Pacific Northwest (all of those players were from Washington (3) […]

Wonderlic Test

Wonderlic Gets Tested

The biggest news in football is the upcoming NFL Draft. The biggest name in the NFL Draft is Marcus Mariota. At least he’s the biggest name in Oregon this year. Maybe in history. This is a player on the greatest adventure of his life and he’s taking us with him. So far he’s made all the […]

Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota And The NFL Draft – Where Should He Land?

With the 2015 NFL Draft arriving in just over two weeks, much is being said about which possible team will be smart enough to claim former Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota. Why won’t he go number one, you might ask? Well, the short answer is that while he is an outstanding athlete, an undisputed gem […]

Premature Celebration

Great Moments In Premature Celebration

At the risk of eternal shame and ridicule, athletes continue to prematurely celebrate their would-be victories.  The latest and greatest example of this comes to us from Eugene, Oregon, where the University of Oregon Ducks hosted and competed against athletes from Washington and Kentucky in the Pepsi Team Invitational on Saturday. In the video, Oregon […]

Marcus Mariota

What Is Marcus Mariota Worth?

ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman asks his ESPN listeners: What’s Marcus Mariota worth? A man from New Jersey came on 1080 The Fan Tuesday night. Between 9 and 9:30 Pacific Time, which is 12:00-12:30 his time, the Jersey Boy said Marcus Mariota is worth mortgaging your team for the next five years. Keep in mind […]

Steve Pre

The Biggest Winners

Great sports events trap time in a bubble. You remember your favorite player scoring the winning points like it was yesterday, locking the image into your mind and throwing away the key. Yours for life. If the event was big enough, you learn more about the player and the game. ESPN and the visionary Bill […]

March Madness

Oregon Sports News March Madness Roundtable – 3/26

The 2015 incarnation of March Madness kicks off the Sweet 16 round today, and there are some great stories and intriguing matchups to keep your attention, so keep those cursors near the “boss button” as much as you can. With one of the more well-rounded mixtures of seeds in recent years and some tough tests […]


March Madness Second And Third Round Running Diary

Throughout Thursday and Friday, the second (first) and best round of the NCAA Tournament, I kept a running diary while watching the action. Here it is in its entirety, running in reverse chronological order. To read it in chronological order, start at the bottom and scroll up. Enjoy! 10:50 PM – Providence, of course, loses […]

Oregon Wisconsin

Oregon Ducks Basketball Season Ending Analysis

With 5:27 left in the second half, the Wisconsin Badgers looked to be in trouble.  One number one seed had already fallen on the weekend, and the Oregon Ducks had tied the game for the first time in the half on a three by Dwayne Benjamin.  The three point barrage by Benjamin and Jalil Abdul-Bassit […]