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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - From the shiny PacWest Center, Alpha Media President and CEO Bob Proffitt oversees the #4 radio chain in the country.
May 24, 2016

Sonic Boom

by Joseph Gallivan
Alpha Radio is on an aquisition tear, but its six home stations set the tone. Alpha Media, which owns a chunk of Portland’s mainstream radio, has been gobbling up stations across the land. It’s…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Oregon quarterback Dakota Prukop throws a pass during Saturday's spring game at Autzen Stadium.
May 03, 2016

Ducks moving forward to rebuild their defense

by Jason Vondersmith
Helfrich gives thumbs-up to work so far: 'Very positive' EUGENE — Repairing and rebuilding the Pac-12’s worst defense, statistically, began for Oregon with the hiring of Brady Hoke as defensive…
COURTESY: ATLANTA DREAM - The Atlanta Dream have traded guard Shoni Schimmel to the WNBA's New York Liberty.
May 02, 2016

Schimmel goes to New York Liberty; Four Vikings sign with NFL…

by Portland Tribune
MONDAY SPORTS NEWS Shoni Schimmel is a member of the WNBA New York Liberty. The Atlanta Dream traded the former Franklin High guard on Monday for a 2017 second-round draft pick. Schimmel has…

TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Oregon Ducks QB Travis Jonsen is hoisted by offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton (left) after a touchdown run in Saturday's spring game at Autzen Stadium.
April 30, 2016

SLIDESHOW: Oregon Ducks spring football game

by Portland Tribune
EUGENE — Scenes from the Oregon Ducks' spring football game Saturday at Autzen Stadium: TRIBUNE PHOTOS: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL _psEmbed("http://tribunephotography.photoshelter.com");
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Dakota Prukop flips a pass during Saturday's Oregon Ducks spring game at Autzen Stadium.
April 30, 2016

Ducks QBs pass spring eye test

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — The Oregon Ducks showed off their new three quarterbacks — Dakota Prukop, Travis Jonsen, Terry Wilson — for the first time to the public and media on Saturday, and at least the two QBs…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - DeForest Buckner (right) rushes Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion in the Oregon Ducks' 52-42 win over the Beavers last year.
April 28, 2016

Buckner goes to Kelly's 49ers

by Portland Tribune
DeForest Buckner, defensive end from the University of Oregon, is going to play for former Ducks coach Chip Kelly. Kelly’s new team, the San Francisco 49ers, chose the 6-7, 290-pound defensive…
COURTESY: GODUCKS.COM - Lineman Cameron Hunt (right) and receiver Darren Carrington celebrate after an Oregon Ducks touchdown against Washington.
April 28, 2016

Ducks O-line a work in progress

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — Oregon’s struggles during the 2015 season and then its second-half collapse in the Alamo Bowl, and resulting 47-41 triple-overtime loss to TCU, exposed the urgent need for coach Mark…
COURTESY: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Quarterback Alex Kuresa hurdled defenders and challenges as Portland State's new starter last season. Now he and the Vikings want more.
April 21, 2016

Viks' Kuresa ready to do QB scramble

by Steve Brandon
Faster, stonger PSU senior has plans for more next season/ Alex Kuresa 101 was last year. It began as a crash course and resulted in far more than a passing grade. Alex Kuresa 202 starts in…
April 21, 2016

Ducks aim to have shutdown defense

by Jason Vondersmith
New D-coordinator for UO is no 'bend-don't-break' coach/ EUGENE — Brady Hoke, the new Oregon defensive coordinator, comes across as a no-nonsense coach who won’t allow any “bend-don’t-break”…
April 20, 2016

PSU O-line shuffle continues at spring football

by Steve Brandon
The beat goes on at Portland State, where the Vikings are wrapping up spring football practice despite the April 13 death of offensive lineman Kyle Smith and the arrest Tuesday of one of his…
April 19, 2016

Sherwood Police say PSU football player impersonated police…

by Geoff Pursinger
Sherwood Police have arrested a Portland State football player after he allegedly impersonated a police officer in Tigard last month. Police arrested Troy Matthew Bacon, 20, on Tuesday, April…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: STEVE BRANDON - Assistant linebackers coach Ben Thienes watches Portland State run a play during its 90-minute scrimmage Friday at Stott Community Field.
April 16, 2016

Vikings cope by 'doing what we do'

by Steve Brandon
FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE GETS PSU PLAYERS BACK ON THE FIELD AFTER DEATH OF LINEMAN KYLE SMITH It was back to business as usual on Friday — if that were possible — for the Portland State football team.…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JEFF SMITH - Kyle Smith (right) celebrates with teammates after Portland State's football victory at Eastern Washington to close out the 2015 regular season and send the Vikings into the national playoffs.
April 14, 2016

Reeling Vikings mourn death of offensive lineman Kyle Smith

by Steve Brandon
SECOND TRAGEDY IN THREE MONTHS FOR PORTLAND STATE FOOTBALL TEAM Portland State is reeling again, as the university and its athletic department try to cope with the second death of a Vikings…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - At Oregon City High, Trevon Bradford starred in various roles, including as a receiver getting behind opposing defenses. He's already showing some of those abilities as an incoming freshman in Oregon State's spring camp.
April 11, 2016

Portland base vital to OSU's Andersen

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers head into spring game with promising locals Reflections on Oregon State football as the Beavers prepare for Saturday’s spring game at Reser Stadium … • Coach Gary Andersen is very clear…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Portland State quarterback Alex Kuresa returns for 2016.
April 04, 2016

Forget last year, Barnum says -- Vikings focus on an even…

by Steve Brandon
Portland State had a long — i.e., very good — 2015 football season. Now coach Bruce Barnum wants his players to have a very short memory. The Vikings accomplished huge things last season, making…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Royce Freeman returns at running back for Oregon.
March 29, 2016

A new era of sorts for Ducks football

by Jason Vondersmith
It’s the start of a new era, sort of, when Oregon starts spring football practice on Tuesday, moving on in many ways, including from the Alamo Bowl debacle — blowing 31-0 lead, losing in triple…

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