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 […]

Moda Center

2015 March Madness 2nd Round – Preview Of Portland Games

At last, my favorite time of the year is here. I can’t get enough of the blood, sweat, and tears shed during the NCAA Tournament. This is March Madness. Portland will once again host games during the rounds of 64 and 32. Portland has hosted games in 2009 and 2012. This will mark 3 times […]

Dana Altman

Portland Hosts Opening Weekend NCAA Tournament Games With Prices Starting At $36

Portland is the second and third round site location for the NCAA Tournament’s West region, hosting six games from March 19th to March 22nd, including two probable games with the No. 2 seed in the region, the Arizona Wildcats. According to, the average ticket price for NCAA Tournament tickets for session one, which includes […]

March Madness

The Mega, All-Everything NCAA Tournament Preview

The NCAA Tournament is, by far, America’s greatest sporting event. Nothing is close. The Masters, maybe the Super Bowl because of the culture that has sprung up around it, comes in a distant second. March Madness has everything. Most importantly, it has brackets. Here are a bunch of tips for filling out yours before Thursday […]

Kentucky Wildcats

NCAA Tournament Preview – The Quest To Dethrone Kentucky

March Madness is upon us, and while many might be asking, “How did UCLA get in?” the main question entering the NCAA Tournament is this: will Kentucky continue to run the table and finish the season undefeated? The Wildcats are 34-0 thus far after defeating Arkansas in the SEC title game and despite getting tested on […]

Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks NCAA Tournament Preview

It has been a year of vindication for Dana Altman’s squad. Injuries slowed the team early in the season, and their depth was tested with the ejection from the team of stars Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson for sexual assault allegations, and the transfer of bench star Ben Carter to UNLV.  The team fielded six […]

Oregon Ducks

Oregon Heads To Las Vegas Looking To Keep Hot During Conference Tournament

The surging Oregon Ducks enter the Pac-12 Tournament as arguably the league’s hottest team and perhaps one of the most cohesive in all the country. Lead by senior guard Joseph Young, the Ducks have won five in a row and all but have an NCAA tournament invite locked up heading into this week’s Pac-12 tournament […]

Chip Kelly

Chip Kelly’s Gamble In Philadelphia

On Tuesday afternoon, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly traded one of the biggest stars in the NFL for a linebacker coming off an ACL tear. It makes perfect sense to me. Kelly believes in the power of his system, and considering the amount of money the Eagles owed LeSean McCoy next season, he decided that […]

Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams Has Tremendous Opportunity, Challenges At Oregon

Vernon Adams, the star quarterback of FCS giant Eastern Washington University, announced on February 9th that he was utilizing the graduate transfer rule allowed by the NCAA and would therefore be spending his final season suiting up for the Oregon Ducks. Anyone who has seen an Eastern Washington game in the past two years understands […]

National Signing Day

Hope Springs Eternal For All On National Signing Day

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for football fans in the Pacific Northwest. First, the Oregon Ducks’ dream of hitting the ultimate trifecta and bringing home the Heisman, Rose Bowl and National Championship trophies all in the same season suddenly turn into a nightmare as they were mowed down by the buzz saw that […]