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Oregon Sports News 2014 March Madness Wrap-Up

March Madness concluded this week with the UConn Huskies defeating the Kentucky Wildcats to bring home the 2014 title. We asked our roundtable crew to reflect on this year’s champs, discuss their favorite moments of the tournament, which players shined, thoughts on the one-and-done rule, and much, much more.  OSN writers contributing will be Casey […]

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Can Oregon Sports Learn From Arizona? It’s About More Than Sunscreen

Oregon sports fans share one thing in common. We look for ways to relate sports to life. We like to make it personal no matter where we are. But where do you find Oregon sports in Mesa, Arizona? I was lost until I pulled into the Chicago Cubs spring training facility. That’s where Oregon State Beaver […]

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Portland Fishing Report – Spring Chinook Are Here

This column was written by Cody Herman from, a partner of Oregon Sports News Rain has been the norm here during the last week, but hey … It’s spring in the Northwest! As is typical this time of year, we are receiving several “cells” per day with quick shots of significant rainfall. This has […]

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Oregon Sports News Final Four 2014 Preview & Predictions

The March Madness puzzle is nearly complete as this weekend, the Final Four will take place and we will know which two teams will compete for the NCAA National Championship. We asked our Roundtable Crew to discuss the team and individual highs so far, the shocking upsets, and what we can expect in the next […]

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The Final Four Belongs To Power Programs

What a tournament this has been. Over the weekend, the NCAA tournament gave us the moments that all fans wait for. There were traditional powers fighting for every last loose ball, last-second heroics from the unlikeliest of sources, and favorites (at least by seeding) in three of the four games were sent home early. The […]

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2014 March Madness Sweet Sixteen & Elite Eight Observations

March Madness kicked off last week, and the rounds of 64 and 32 did not disappoint, with some great games, shocking upsets, and some true contenders being revealed.  Our roundtable crew from a week ago recaps the previous games, and tells us their predictions and teams to watch out for in the Sweet 16 and […]

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Why Wichita State Losing Matters More Than You Think

The dust has settled and the first number one seed to lose in this tournament happened to be the team that hadn’t lost since last year’s tournament. Every year around this time I keep thinking this is the best March Madness I’ve ever seen and then something like this happens. The Wichita State Shockers fell […]

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From Bubble Gum To Heroin

For every reason to play sports, you get twice the benefit from the effort. Non-sports people never quite understand how this works. Every contest has the drama between the players. The winners cheer, losers complain, and they all tell their friends why they won or lost. Finally, someone assigns greater meaning to the event, deserving or […]


Nike Knows What Winners Do – They Do What Losers Don’t Do

Nike coach Alberto Salazar is a poor loser. You've heard the saying, "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser." Al has probably heard it, too. Is his competitive attitude a surprise? This is the runner who finished marathons, collapsed, and even received last rites. Fortunately, rumors of Salazar's demise were greatly exaggerated. […]


Want Another Major Sport? Give It Up, It Isn’t Happening

Harsh?  Maybe, but I’ve had it with the cyclical propaganda regarding this city and a potential NFL, MLB, or NHL franchise putting down roots in the “Rose City.”  From the Breakers to the Pride, Rage to the Forest Dragons, LumberJax to the Pythons, we’ve had every minor-league wannabe pitch a tent in this town looking […]


2nd Annual $200 Oregon Madness Contest

The 2nd Annual Oregon Madness Contest, supported by both Oregon Sports News and,  is back! Last year, we had exactly 500 people compete for the $100 gift card grand prize. This year, we bumped up the grand prize to $200! Fill out your bracket, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and enjoy the Madness! […]


Portland Fishing Report – Steelhead Time Is Now

From, a partner of Oregon Sports News The rain has finally subsided, and the rivers are, at this moment, beginning to drop into shape! For those in search of Steelhead, the time is NOW to get out and enjoy the best water conditions we have seen all season. The water has been high for […]


Notes From A Former All-In Sports Fan

Check with older people, in this case the 40+ sports fans, and you won't feel the lunacy of the field storming younger fans. Why? Because they've grown up? They don't have time? They're burned out? Or is it something else? If you have a favorite team, you're a fan for life. That's the deal. Maybe it's […]

OSN’s Brad Stein Needs Your Help

Our very own Brad Stein is in the middle of the 1080 The Fan "Hunt for the Host" contest. Brad is a very accomplished podcaster and a master behind the mic (you can listen to his last episode here). He has been put up for eliminiation today. If you feel like Mr. Stein is worthy […]