Thursday, March 6

College men’s basketball: Weber State at Portland State, 7 p.m., Stott Center. ... The Portland Pilots, seeded seventh, take on No. 10 Loyola Marymount at the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Game time is 6 p.m.

College women’s basketball: PSU at Weber State, 6 p.m. PT. ... No. 10 seed Oregon plays No. 7 Washington State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament at Las Vegas.

College track and field: Concordia and Warner Pacific compete in the NAIA indoor nationals at Geneva, Ohio, today and Friday.

Prep basketball: The Class 1A boys and girls tournaments run through Saturday at Baker High, the 2A tourneys are through Saturday at Pendleton Convention Center and the 3A tournaments go through Saturday at North Bend High.

Friday, March 7

Blazers: Portland opens a five-game, eight-day trip with a matchup at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. (CSNNW).

Winterhawks: Seattle is at Portland as the Hawks conclude the Western Hockey League season with five of their final six games at home, 7 p.m., Moda Center.

Prep basketball: Playoff games take place around the state in 4A, 5A and 6A girls.

College women’s basketball: Third-seeded Oregon State faces Utah or Washington in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament at Las Vegas. ... Portland, the No. 6 seed, meets No. 3 University of the Pacific in a noon quarterfinal at the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas.

College baseball: The Portland Pilots play host to Cal State Bakersfield in the first of a three-game series, 2 p.m., Joe Etzel Field. ... Oregon opens a home series with Ohio State, 6 p.m., PK Park. ... Oregon State begins a four-game series with Northern Illinois, 5 p.m., Goss Stadium. ... Concordia at Menlo, 3 p.m. doubleheader.

College softball: Portland State begins weekend play in the Stanford Tourney, taking on BYU at 10 a.m. and Stanford at 2:30 p.m. ... Oregon State opens play in the UCLA Tourney. The Beavers face Charleston Southern at 9 a.m., then Louisville at 11:15 a.m.

Roller derby: Break Neck Betties vs. High Rollers, 8 p.m., Oaks Amusement Park.

Special Olympics: The Winter State Games Snow Sports has competition in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing today through Sunday at Mount Bachelor.

Prep skiing: The OSSA (Oregon School Ski Association) giant slalom and slalom finals are today and Saturday at Mt. Bachelor.

Saturday, March 8

Timbers: Portland’s eight-month, 34-game MLS season begins at home against Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., Providence Park (Root Sports).

Winterhawks: Vancouver is at Portland, 7 p.m., Moda Center.

Prep basketball: Boys playoff games are today in Class 6A, 5A and 4A.

College men’s basketball: Idaho State at Portland State, the Vikings’ Big Sky regular-season finale, 7 p.m., Stott Center. ... Arizona comes to Matthew Knight Arena for a Pac-12 regular-season finale against Oregon, 1 p.m. (CBS). ... Arizona State meets Oregon State to wrap up the conference regular season, 1:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

College women’s basketball: PSU at Idaho State, the Vikings’ season finale, 1 p.m. PT.

College wrestling: OSU at Boise State, 5 p.m.

College baseball: Cal State Bakersfield at Portland, 1 p.m., Joe Etzel Field. ... Ohio State at Oregon, 4 p.m., PK Park. ... Northern Illinois at Oregon State, 12:30 p.m. doubleheader, Goss Stadium. ... Concordia at Menlo, 2 p.m. doubleheader.

College softball: PSU at Stanford, 2:30 p.m., and vs. UC Davis, 7 p.m. ... Oregon State vs. Loyola Chicago, noon, at UCLA. ... Lewis & Clark at George Fox, noon doubleheader.

College track and field: Portland is at the Oregon State Invitational, noon. ... The Lewis & Clark Quad Meet starts at 11 a.m.

Roller derby: The Rose City Rollers’ Rosebuds play a doubleheader to determine the 2013 champion, 6 p.m., Oaks Amusement Park.

Sunday, March 9

Oregon Sports Awards: The annual tribute to the best in the state honors top athletes, coaches, teams and more from 2013 in a 90-minute show at Nike’s Tiger Woods Center. ESPN’s Neil Everett is the host, 7 p.m. (1080 AM the Fan).

Blazers: Portland visits Houston, 4 p.m. (KGW 8).

College gymnastics: Oregon State at Arizona, noon PT (Pac-12 Networks).

College baseball: Series finales — Cal State Bakersfield at Portland, 1 p.m., Joe Etzel Field; Ohio State at Oregon, noon, PK Park; Northern Illinois at Oregon State, 1 p.m., Goss Stadium.

College softball: Portland State vs. North Dakota State, the Vikings’ final game of the Stanford Tourney, 10 a.m. ... OSU wraps up UCLA Tourney play with two games, facing Grand Canyon at 9 a.m., and Cal State Northridge at noon. ... Lewis & Clark at George Fox, noon doubleheader.

College men’s tennis: Oregon at Portland, 2 p.m.

College men’s golf: Oregon competes in the Bandon Dunes Championship, today through Tuesday.

Monday, March 10

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame: The annual induction takes place at Multnomah Athletic Club for honorees Ken Simonton, Dave Husted, Barry Adams and Lindsey Yamasaki.

College baseball: Whitman at Lewis & Clark, noon doubleheader.

College men’s tennis: Montana State at Portland, 9 a.m.

College men’s golf: Oregon State tees off in the San Diego Intercollegiate, today and Tuesday.

College acrobatics and tumbling: National champion Oregon welcomes Quinnipiac and Azusa Pacific to Matthew Knight Arena, 7 p.m.


March 6, 1991 — Roberto Nelson, Oregon State shooting guard (age 23)

March 8, 1939 — Jim Bouton, former Portland Mavericks and New York Yankees pitcher (age 75)

March 8, 1960 — Buck Williams, former Portland Trail Blazers power forward (age 54)


March 6-10, 1990

New sports facilities are in the works, or under discussion, around the Portland area.

The University of Portland plans to break ground next month on a $1 million soccer field and 4,500-seat stadium (now Merlo Field). If fundraising permits, the school also would build an eight-lane, 400-meter track and intramural field — total cost: $3.4 million.

In West Linn, PGA pro Peter Jacobsen announces that he will co-design the Oregon Golf Club 18-hole course, with construction to begin in May. Estimated cost for the course and clubhouse: $9 million. Jacobsen says he hopes the course can play host to a U.S. Open or PGA Championship someday.

Meanwhile, Metropolitan Service District executive Rena Cusma says she is seeking $200,000 from a proposed excise tax and other public funds to study construction of a new sports arena and stadium.

Her request comes as Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen lets it be known that he would consider financing a new arena if local governments provide tax breaks and public works improvements, and as a group of Portland businessmen led by Roger Breezley and Ted Runstein tries to generate support for a domed stadium ($150 million to $200 million) that cost attract an NFL franchise.

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