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When the University of Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena opens in less than two months, players and spectators alike will be "wow-ed" by it's unique and intimidating basketball court, named Kilkenny floor. U of O Senior Associate Athletic Director Jim Bartko says it totally represents Oregon: "We got a court that was unique to Oregon and unique to the NCAA. And it kind of pays heritage to the tall firs, Matt Court, the history of Matt Court in a new building. And it is unique and we're getting a lot of comments on it, you know mostly positive, but we also have some comments like "what the heck is that?" so it'll shake it up a little bit.” Bartko says the arena, named for Matthew Knight, a former student and son of Nike owner Phil Knight, the University's Chief athletic benefactor. Matt Knight was killed in a diving accident several years ago. Kilkenny floor has distinctive graphics that give you the feeling you are looking up through a forest of tall firs. Bartko says they know the court will be intimidating to visiting teams, and that could be an advantage.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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