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TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Royce Freeman's running leads the Oregon Ducks, who are picked below at least one or two teams in the Pac-12 this season.
August 25, 2016

PICKING PAC-12 FOOTBALL

by Portland Tribune
Stanford has received the most love and is the only top-10 team going into the college football season. Washington is being thought of more highly again. Washington State remains scary. Oregon?…
COURTESY: MINNESOTA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS - CLAEYS
August 24, 2016

Minnesota coach hopes Beavers are Gophers' first step on road to…

by Kerry Eggers
Tracy Claeys is single, so when asked, he says he can’t recall if he is 47 or 48 years old. “Don’t have anybody to remind me how old I am,” jokes Claeys, a Christmas Day 1968 baby. But Claeys is…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Former Grant High soccer/football player Aidan Schneider has emerged as a successful place-kicker for the Oregon Ducks, who also have Matt Wogan at the position and to handle kickoffs.
August 23, 2016

UO's Schneider aims to kick into NFL spotlight

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Not long ago, kicker Aidan Schneider simply hoped to get on the field for the Oregon Ducks. Two years later, after having hit 33 of 36 field-goal attempts in two seasons as starting…


TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO:  - Oregon State
August 20, 2016

Clune's clues to Oregon State defensive progress

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Oregon State’s offense wasn’t great last season, but its defense was pathologically bad. OSU was 115th of 127 FCS teams nationally in total defense (481.5 yards allowed per game) and…
August 18, 2016

UO banks on older, wiser secondary

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — One year older, one year better? That’s the question hovering over the Oregon secondary, which contributed mightily to the Ducks being the worst Pac-12 defense, statistically, and one…
COURTESY: LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE - Second-year Lewis & Clark College football coach Jay Locey says he wants the Pioneers to take the next step in their development and break into the winning column this season.
August 16, 2016

Pioneers coach Jay Locey: One lesson down, three to go

by Kerry Eggers
– Lewis & Clark's football team has eye on wins this season Building for the future requires patience and a positive spin, and Jay Locey is replete with both. “We had a lot of wins that…
COURTESY: LINFIELD COLLEGE - Wade Ransom, a junior linebacker/special teams player from Franklin High, hopes to be back with the Linfield Wildcats after offseason ACL surgery.
August 16, 2016

‘Old school’ Wildcats reload for title bid

by Ryan Clarke
Expectations are always high for Linfield football, but the 2016 season holds an even greater significance. Ranked No. 1 in the nation by Sporting News and No. 2 by D3football.com, the Wildcats…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: STEVEN BROWN - This 1950 Merc belong to Brad Venderberg.
August 16, 2016

Car shows roll into Metro area

by Pamplin Media Group
Whether you're in Gresham, Hillsboro or Clackamas County, there are plenty of car show on tap this week. Thousands of people converged on downtown Gresham on Saturday, taking in the sights of…
August 12, 2016

Beavers show 'give and take' during first scrimmage

by Kerry Eggers
CORVALLIS — Some observations, from others and your faithful scribe, after Oregon State’s first scrimmage Friday night at Reser Stadium … • There were some wins on both sides of the balls, and…
COURTESY: TROY WAYRYNEN - Australian Marcus Kinsella is back for his senior season as a punter for the Portland State Vikings.
August 12, 2016

PSU punter Kinsella trying to open eyes

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
With one year left at Portland State, punter Marcus Kinsella is starting to think about life after college. Kinsella, a senior from Melbourne, Australia, has the role of Vikings punter and…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: MICHAEL WORKMAN - BLOUNT
August 12, 2016

Local players abound in NFL camps

by Portland Tribune
As NFL training camps opened, 81 players with state-of-Oregon ties were taking part. The list included including 36 from the Oregon Ducks, 27 from the Oregon State Beavers and seven from the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Veteran Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie waits to see what role he'll play for the Ducks this season.
August 12, 2016

QB Lockie left with lessons -- and a role with Ducks to be…

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — There has been plenty of time for Jeff Lockie, the maligned quarterback, to put the 2015 season and Alamo Bowl into perspective. Lockie struggled as a replacement for injured QB Vernon…
COURTESY: STANFORDPHOTO.COM - Running back Christian McCaffrey, a Heisman Trophy candidate, leads Stanford, the Pac-12 favorite.
August 11, 2016

WITH NO DOMINATING FORCE, PAC-12 IS WIDE OPEN

by Jason Vondersmith
Oregon figures to be near the top, Oregon State will try to fight its way out of the bottom, and defending champ and Rose Bowl titleist Stanford and UCLA have been picked to win their divisions.…
COURTESY: STEVE SUMMERS - Senior transfer quarterback Dakota Prukop talks about the Oregon Ducks, his approach to playing football and his arrival in Eugene, as football camp begins.
August 11, 2016

QB Prukop stakes claim to UO starting spot

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — There could be two ways to look at Dakota Prukop’s upcoming performance with the Oregon Ducks. If he plays well, one could say it was expected, given Prukop was recruited by the Ducks,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon State receiver Jordan Villamin says having a week of football camp in Bend is like 'Remember the Titans,' and gives the Beavers an 'old-school feel.'
August 09, 2016

Beavers bolster team chemistry in Bend

by Kerry Eggers
Offense, defense mix as roommates, with positive results/ BEND — After a 2-10 inaugural season at the helm of Oregon State football, coach Gary Andersen figured change was necessary heading into…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - BARNUM
August 09, 2016

Upward and onward for Vikings, after a year of success and…

by Ryan Clarke
Whistles chirping, pads crunching and the sound of construction echo throughout the Portland State campus this week. It’s a new era for the athletic department — but especially for Vikings…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland State quarterback Alex Kuresa leaps over a Southern Utah defender in a Big Sky game last season.
August 09, 2016

What a difference for the Portland State Vikings

by Steve Brandon
What a difference a few light years make. As Portland State began football practice on Monday, coach Bruce Barnum and returning quarterback Alex Kuresa looked out on the field and marveled at…
August 09, 2016

New PSU safety Chris Hayes ready to practice what he's learned

by Nathanael Meadowcroft
It’s been an offseason of change for Portland State’s Chris Hayes. After two years at cornerback on the scout team at Oregon State, the junior transfer will play safety for the Vikings. Hayes…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Seth Collins, former Oregon State quarterback, figures to add to the Beavers offense in other ways this season, and with a change in uniform number.
August 08, 2016

OSU's Collins stays true to his school, switches roles

by Kerry Eggers
Former QB adjusts to new position as Beaver receiver BEND — The quarterback number (4) has been swapped for No. 22. He looks natural, too, lining up at a receiver position, and catching the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Dakota Prukop fires a pass during the Oregon Duck' spring game.
August 04, 2016

Ducks to measure growth in QBs

by Jason Vondersmith
UO FOOTBALL NOTES/ EUGENE — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said after spring practice that quarterbacks Dakota Prukop and Travis Jonsen would be “light years” better in training camp, as far as…
COURTESY: STEVE SUMMERS - Dwayne Stanford, veteran receiver, says the Oregon Ducks are good enough to beat anyone on their schedule, even if prognosticators dont think so.
August 02, 2016

A new year for the Ducks: Up or down?

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Will it be a down year for the Oregon Ducks, or will they be able to say they were underrated? The fourth — and arguably most important — year of coach Mark Helfrich’s reign starts…
ANKROM MOISAN ARCHITECTS - Renderings show how the building steps down in height as it nears historic sites, not to dwarf them.
July 19, 2016

Ankrom Moisan Architects: Stepping it up to fit in

by Jules Rogers
Ankrom Moisan's fresh design for the Pearl blends with old warehouses at street level and with Portland's rising glassy skyline It's a mix between historic proportioning and modern technique,…

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