Sports Archives for 2016-11

U of O Fires Helfrich

After much speculation and talk, Oregon has fired football coach Mark Helfrich after a disappointing 4-8 season, and just two years after getting the Ducks within one win of the school’s first Title. Ducks Athletic Director Rob Mullens made the announcement late last night. (Bite :17)

Helfrich was an Assistant Coach for 4 seasons prior to being head coach the past four years leading the team to the first College Football Playoff championship game in 2014 and a Rose Bowl victory.

But Oregon fell hard this season with a five-game losing streak and finished at the bottom of the Pac-12 North with just two league wins. It’s the Ducks' worst season since 1991 and marks the first time since 2004 that they won't appear in a bowl game.

Helfrich, whose contract with Oregon includes an $11.6 million buyout, was 37-16 as head coach and is the first Duck coach to be fired since Don Read in 1976.

Meantime…the College Football Playoff Committee announced its second to last rating of the season, and the Washington Huskies are ranked 4th with its 11-1 record. Alabama remains number one with Ohio State 2nd, and Clemson third. The final poll and National Championship semifinal matchups will be announced Sunday.

Blazers host the Pacers tonight

The Blazers 4-game home stand continues tonight as well when Portland entertains the Indiana Pacers in a 7pm tipoff at the Moda Center. The Blazers have lost 3 of their last 4 games and a 130-114 rout to Houston Sunday night. Portland is 9-and-10 overall and will greet the Miami Heat Saturday night before embarking on a 5-game trip.

#20 Oregon Welcomes Western

(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon men's basketball is back on the hardwood tonight hosting Western Oregon.  The 20th-ranked Ducks are 5-and-2 after defeating Boise State 68-63 on Monday.  Tip from Eugene at 7:00 p.m.


On to College basketball where the Oregon Ducks enjoying a 5-game home stand will host NCAA Division-2 foe Western Oregon tonight at Matt Knight Arena.

The Ducks are 5-and-2 and ranked 23rd nationally after coming off a come-from-behind 68-63 win over Boise State Monday night. Western Oregon is 4-and-3 overall and won its Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener last night beating Concordia of Portland, 80-70. The Wolves are now coached by former Washington Huskies Assistant Head Coach Jim Shaw.

The 3-and-4 Oregon State Beavers leave this morning for a game at Mississippi State tomorrow night.

Ducks, Beavers Earn Pac-12 Honors

(Undated)  --  Despite trying seasons for Oregon and Oregon State in football, the team has several players earning Pac-12 honors.  Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown was named First-Team All-Pac-12, while Beavers offensive lineman Sean Harlow is on the Second-Team.  Seven Ducks and four Beavers were named Honorable Mention.

Oregon State Visits Mississippi State Tomorrow

(Starkville, MS)  --  Oregon State men's basketball is on the road tomorrow in non-conference action at Mississippi State.  The Beavers snapped a four-game losing skid with an 84-59 win over Southern Oregon.  The Bulldogs are 4-and-2 overall.

Seahawks Still Allowing Fewest Points In NFL

(Renton, WA)  --  With all the problems the Seahawks are experiencing on offense, the defense continues to play well.  The most outstanding stat for Seattle's defense is points per game, with the Seahawks leading the NFL with an average of 17 points allowed per contest, a third of a percentage point better than at this time last season.  The Hawks are third in the category of yards allowed per rush, with three-point-five.  Seattle will host Carolina this Sunday night.


The final regular season College Football Poll by Associated Press and the Coaches came out yesterday and Alabama still the clear unanimous number-1 ranked team in the land.

The Crimson Tide picked up all 61 first place votes by the media and 64 votes from the coaches to be the top-rated team.

Ohio State is #2….then Clemson, Washington, and Michigan make up the top-5. Wisconsin is 6th followed by Oklahoma, Penn State, Colorado and USC round out the Top-10. The only other Pac-12 team in the Final Top-25 is Stanford at number-17.

On Sunday, the College Football Playoff Committee will select the
National Semifinal playoff match ups, and most of the Bowl invites will go out.


Bud Light Monday Night Football in Philadelphia last night saw Aaron Rodgers toss 2 TD passes to Davante Adams as the Green Bay Packers beat the Eagles 27-13 snapping a 4-game losing skid for the Pack.

Rodgers ended the night with 313 yards handing Philly its first home loss of the season, and keeping the Packers playoff hopes alive still trailing the Lions by 2-games in the NFC North.

Coming up Thursday night, it will be the 10-and-1 Cowboys in Minnesota to battle the Vikings in a 530pm kickoff televised on NBC.

A local tie with the CFL

And, while the NFL works toward the playoffs a month away…the Canadian Football League crowned its Champion Sunday in the 104th ‘Grey Cup’ as Ottawa defeated Calgary, 39-33.

The Red Blacks won the Title with a 41 year old quarterback Henry Burris who threw for 461 yards and 3-TD’s. One of Ottawa’s Offensive Assistant Coaches is former Bend High School graduate and Quarterback Beau (bow) Walker who joined the staff this season after spending last fall with Nebraska as an Assistant Coach to Mike Riley. Walker is the son of former Bend Coach and Athletic Director Craig Walker and was a graduate Assistant at Oregon State from 2008 to 2014.

Ducks' AD: "I Will Evaluate All Aspects" Of Football Program

(Eugene, OR)  --  The future of Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich could be decided later this week.  Ducks' athletic director Rob Mullens says he will "evaluate all aspects of our football program"  Helfrich guided the program to one its first sub-five-hundred season in over a decade.  Oregon went 4-and-8 with a loss to Oregon State in the Civil War.


On the College hardwood last night in Eugene, the Oregon Ducks tipped off their 5-game home stand with a close 68-63 win over Boise State. 6th year senior Dylan Ennis, a transfer from Villanova, scored 18 points and Tyler Dorsey added 17 as the Ducks rallied from a 14-point first half deficit to beat the Broncos.

Oregon which was ranked a school high 4th in the nation, dropped to 23rd after losses last week in Maui, but with the win last night at home the Ducks improve to 5-and-2. Oregon hosts Western Oregon tomorrow night. Western reached the Final-4 of the NCAA Division-2 Championship last spring.

Meantime, in Corvallis…the Beavers scored an 84-59 win over Southern Oregon with Sophomore Drew Eubanks scoring a game, and career-high 32 points. Oregon State improves to 3-and-4 and will travel to face Mississippi State Thursday night.

Oregon State Dominates Southern Oregon

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State ended a four-game losing streak, dominating Southern Oregon at home 84-59.  Drew Eubanks led the way with 32 points and nine rebounds as Oregon State improved to 3-and-4.  The Beavers visit Mississippi State on Thursday.

Oregon Tops Boise State

(Eugene, OR)  --  Dylan Ennis tallied 18 points and six rebounds to help Oregon beat Boise State, 68-63, in Eugene.  They improved to 5-and-2.  The Ducks host Western Oregon tomorrow night.

OSU's RB Nall Earns Pac-12 Honor

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State running back Ryan Nall is the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week.  Nall had 31 carries for 155 yards and four touchdowns in the Beavers' 34-24 victory over Oregon in the Civil War on Saturday.  He also had two catches for 34 yards.  

Blazers Host Pacers Tomorrow

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers continue their four-game homestand tomorrow night against the Indiana Pacers.  The Blazers have dropped three of their last four games to fall to 9-and-10 overall.  The Pacers are 9-and-9 on the season.

Carroll: O-Line Didn't Play Very Well

(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he and his staff will work on problems his offensive line displayed Sunday in Seattle's loss at Tampa Bay.  The Seahawks averaged about 30 points a game over the previous three contests, but were held by the Bucs to only five points.  Quarterback Russell Wilson was sacked six times by the Tampa Bay defense.  Carroll says he expects center Justin Britt to return this Sunday after recovering from an injured ankle and hopes defensive end Michael Bennett will also be back after recovering from knee surgery.

Rockets Roll Blazers

(Portland, OR)  --  James Harden piled up 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Rockets to a 130-114 win against the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center.  C.J. McCollum paced Portland with 28 points and Damian Lillard chipped in 27.  The Blazers are 2-and-6 in their last eight.  They host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at the Moda Center.

Civil War Recap

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State scored the final 20 points as the Beavers rallied past the Ducks, 34-24, at Reser Stadium on Saturday.  Ryan Nall rushed for 155 yards and four touchdowns to help OSU snap an eight-game losing streak in the "Civil War."  The Beavers' ground attack accounted for 310 yards.  Both teams end the season with a record of 4-and-8.

Ducks Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team downed San Jose State, 91-62, in Hawaii.  The Ducks improved to 6-and-1 with the win.  They host the Vanguard Lions on Sunday.  The Oregon men's basketball team returns home from Hawaii to host Boise State tonight in Eugene.  The Ducks are 4-and-2 on the year.

Report: Oregon May Be Ready To Fire Helfrich

(Eugene, OR)  --  It appears Oregon is looking for a new football coach.  USA Today is reporting the school is preparing a coaching search before firing current coach Mark Helfrich.  The report comes after the Ducks finished a disappointing 4-and-8 season with a loss to Oregon State in the annual Civil War game.  The school hasn't confirmed any coaching changes.

Beavers Basketball Roundup

(Undated)  --  The Oregon State men's basketball team returns to the hardwood tonight against Southern Oregon in Corvallis.  The 2-and-4 Beavers are coming off a 63-58 loss to Fresno State on Friday night.  The OSU women's team visits Hawaii this weekend for a pair of games.  The 3-and-1 Beavers take on Idaho on Friday and BYU on Saturday in Maui.

Knicks Top Blazers

(New York, NY)  --  The Trail Blazers suffered a 107-103 loss to the Knicks last night in New York.  Damian Lillard had a team-high 22 points in the loss.  The Blazers made their first four three-point attempts and then shot 2-of-18 the rest of the way from deep as they fell to 8-and-8.  They've lost four-of-five.  The Blazers wrap up their five-game road trip tonight at Cleveland.

Ducks, Beavers Prep For Civil War

(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State are gearing up to renew their 122-year-old rivalry on the gridiron.  The two teams meet on Saturday in Corvallis for the Civil War.  The Ducks are riding an eight-game winning streak dating back to 2008. Pre-game at 9am, kick-off at 11:00am.

#12 Oregon Outlasts Tennessee In Overtime

(Maui, HI)  --  Dillon Brooks netted 17 points and 12th-ranked Oregon defeated Tennessee 69-65 in overtime at the Maui Invitational.  It was the second game back for the preseason All-American from a foot injury.  Chris Boucher added 11 points for the Ducks, which play Connecticut in today's fifth-place game.

Tulsa Too Much For Oregon State

(Tulsa, OK)  --  Oregon State's comeback effort came up short in a 75-64 road loss to Tulsa.  Tres Tinkle netted 19 points for the Beavers, who dropped to 2-and-3.  The Beavers host Fresno State on Friday.

Sounders Beat Rapids, 2-1, In 1st Leg Of Conference Finals

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Sounders are off to a good start in the MLS Western Conference finals after defeating Colorado in the first leg, 2-1.  The visitors scored first, but Seattle's Jordan Morris tied the match shortly afterward.  Nicolas Lodeiro made a penalty kick in the 61st minute to make the difference for the Sounders, who need a win or a tie in the second-leg match to advance to the MLS Cup final.  Kickoff Sunday afternoon in Commerce City, Colorado, is set for one o'clock.

Longtime Ducks Assistant Considering Retirement

(Eugene, OR)  --  Longtime Oregon running backs coach Gary Campbell is considering retirement.  Campbell is the longest tenured coach on staff and in the entire FBS.  He came to Eugene in 1983.  He says his decision will follow Saturday's Civil War and season finale against Oregon State.

Ducks Can't Complete Comeback Against Georgetown In Maui

(Maui, HI)  --  Oregon scored 40 second-half points, but couldn't complete the comeback and fell to Georgetown at the Maui Invitational, 65-61.  Payton Pritchard led the Ducks with 18 points off of the bench.  The 2-and-2 Ducks meet Tennessee this morning in Maui.

Blazers Visit Knicks Tonight

(New York, NY)  --  The Trail Blazers continue their five-game road trip tonight in the Big Apple.  The Blazers visit the New York Knicks.  The team is 1-and-2 on its current trek following their 129-109 win over the Brooklyn Nets.  Portland is 8-and-7 overall.  Tip from Madison Square Garden at 4:30 today on KBND.

Oregon, Oregon State Prep For Civil War

(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State are gearing up to renew their 122-year-old rivalry on the gridiron.  The two teams meet on Saturday in Corvallis for the Civil War.  The Ducks are riding an eight-game winning streak dating back to 2008. Pre-game at 11:00 a.m., kick-off at 1:00 p.m. here on KBND.

UW's Gardenhire Leaving Team

(Seattle, WA)  --  A member of the Washington Huskies' defensive backfield says he's leaving the team.  Days before the much-anticipated Apple Cup matchup between the Huskies and the Washington State Cougars, junior cornerback Darren Gardenhire posted on Instagram that he'll be transferring to another college.  The "Seattle Times" quotes unnamed sources as saying Gardenhire was at odds with coaches because he refused to take a drug test.  Head coach Chris Petersen cites a "difference in philosophy."

Sounders Face Colorado In 1st Leg Of Conference Championship

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seattle Sounders will host the Colorado Rapids tonight in the first leg of the MLS Western Conference championship.  The Sounders have a 13-5-2 all-time record against the Rapids, but Colorado has won the last three matches between the two teams.  Seattle forward Jordan Morris's status for the game is uncertain, as he's been nursing a strained hamstring he suffered in the second leg against FC Dallas.  Kickoff at CenturyLink Field tonight is set for seven o'clock.

Trail Blazers Sink Nets

(Brooklyn, NY)  --  C.J. McCollum scored a game-high 33 points as the Trail Blazers dumped the Nets, 129-109, at the Barclays Center.  Evan Turner added 19 points, and Meyers Leonard recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.  Portland snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 8-and-7 on the season.  The Blazers visit Madison Square Garden tomorrow night for a matchup against the New York Knicks.

Lady Ducks Win National Championship

(Terre Haute, IN)  --  The University of Oregon's women's cross country team won the NCAA National Championship on Saturday.  Oregon edged Michigan by a single point, 126 to 125, to take the title.  The 12th-ranked Ducks became the lowest-ranked team to ever win a championship.  It's the fourth title in team history for the women's cross country team.  The Ducks' men's team finished in ninth place.

Ducks Basketball Recap

(Undated)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team won a pair of games over the weekend to improve to 3-and-0 on the year.  The Ducks downed CSU Bakersfield, 77-62, on Friday.  They followed that up with a 77-63 win over UTSA on Sunday.  Oregon hosts Michigan State tomorrow night.  The Oregon men's basketball team takes on Georgetown this afternoon in the Maui Invitational.  The 2-and-1 Ducks will play either Tennessee or Wisconsin tomorrow in Hawaii.

Ducks Rally Past Utes

(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Darren Carrington the Second in the game's final seconds as the Ducks rallied for a 30-28 win over the 21st-ranked Utes.  Herbert finished with 324 yards and three touchdowns.  Royce Freeman led Oregon's ground attack with 129 yards.  The Ducks improve to 4-and-7 on the season.  They close out the year with the Civil War against Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday.

Vikings End Season With Loss

(Portland, OR)  --  The number-three Eastern Washington Eagles outlasted the Portland State Vikings, 35-28, at Providence Park on Friday night.  PSU entered the fourth quarter with a 28-21 lead, but the Eagles rallied with a pair of touchdowns to secure the win.  Portland State ends the season at 3-and-8.

Beavers Basketball Recap

(Undated)  --  The 18th-ranked Beavers down the Portland Pilots, 62-45, on Friday night in Corvallis.  OSU improved to 3-and-0 with the win.  The Beavers host Marquette tomorrow night.  The Oregon State men's team fell to the Nevada Wolfpack, 83-58, on Friday night in Reno.  The Beavers are 2-and-2 on the season.  They visit the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes tomorrow night.

Beavers Thump Wildcats

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Marcus McMaryion threw for 265 yards and five touchdowns as the Beavers thumped the Arizona Wildcats, 42-17, on Saturday.  Ryan Nall led OSU's ground attack with 124 yards and a score.  Oregon State improved to 3-and-8 with the win.  The Beavers host the Ducks on Saturday afternoon at Reser Stadium for the Civil War.

Pilots Basketball Recap

(Undated)  --  The University of Portland's basketball team's are headed in the opposite direction.  The men's team improved to 3-and-0 on the year with a 98-52 win over Lewis and Clark College on Friday night.  The Pilots take on UCLA on Thursday in the Wooden Legacy.  The women's team fell to number-18 Oregon State, 62-45, in Corvallis on Friday.  The Pilots visit The Last Frontier this week for the Great Alaska Shootout.  They are 0-and-3 on the season.

Carroll: Prosise To Be "Out A While"

(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is feeling good about yesterday's 26-15 win over Philadelphia, but isn't happy with the injuries that mounted during the game.  Running back C.J. Prosise suffered a shoulder injury during the contest, in which he scored on a 72-yard run.  Carroll says while the injury will be evaluated, it appears Prosise will be "out a while."  Safety Earl Thomas left the game with a hamstring injury, as did cornerback DeShawn Shead; and running back Troymaine Pope suffered an ankle sprain.   

Seahawks Soar Past Eagles, 26-15

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks have a firmer grip on first place in the NFC West after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-15.  Yesterday's action included a 15-yard touchdown pass from receiver Doug Baldwin to quarterback Russell Wilson in the third quarter.  Wilson was 18-of-31 for 272 yards and a touchdown.  Seattle will visit Tampa Bay next Sunday.

Ducks Down Crusaders

(Eugene, OR)  --  Chris Boucher scored a game-high 25 points as the Ducks downed the Crusaders, 76-54, at Matthew Knight Arena.  Oregon improved to 2-and-1 with the win.  The Ducks travel to Hawaii this weekend for a matchup with Georgetown in the Maui Invitational on Monday.  Oregon will follow that up with a game against Tennessee or Wisconsin on Tuesday.

Rockets Dump Trail Blazers

(Houston, TX)  --  A triple-double by James Harden was too much to overcome as the Rockets dumped the Trail Blazers, 126-109, at the Toyota Center.  Harden finished with 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds.  C.J. McCollum led Portland with 26 points.  Maurice Harkless added 19 points in defeat.  The Blazers have dropped two straight to fall to 7-and-6 on the season.  They'll visit the Pelicans tomorrow night in New Orleans.

Pilots Basketball Preview

(Undated)  --  The Portland men's basketball team hosts Lewis and Clark College tonight at the Chiles Center.  The Pilots are 2-and-0 on the year.  The women's team is in Corvallis tonight for a matchup with Oregon State.  The Pilots are 0-and-2 on the year.

OSU Basketball Preview

(Undated)  --  The Oregon State women's basketball team hosts the Portland Pilots tonight at 6:00 p.m.  The 18th-ranked Beavers are 2-and-0 on the year.  The Pilots are 0-and-2.  The Oregon State men's basketball team is in Reno tonight for a matchup with the Nevada Wolfpack.  OSU is 2-and-1 this season.  Nevada is 1-and-1.

Ducks Host CSU Bakersfield

(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team hosts CSU Bakersfield tonight at Matthew Knight Arena.  The Ducks are 1-and-0 on the year, while the Roadrunners are 1-and-1.  Oregon hosts UTSA on Sunday afternoon.

College Football Preview

(Undated)  --  Portland State wraps up the season tonight against the Eastern Washington Eagles at Providence Park.  The Vikings are 3-and-7 on the year.  The Utah Utes host the Oregon Ducks tomorrow in Salt Lake City.  The Ducks are 3-and-7 on the season.  The 12th-ranked Utes are 8-and-2.  The Oregon State Beavers host the Arizona Wildcats tomorrow night at Reser Stadium.  Both teams are 2-and-8 on the year.

PSU Earns First Win

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland State men's basketball team earned its first win of the season with a 113-81 victory over George Fox at the Stott Center.  PSU improves to 1-and-2 on the season.  The 0-and-2 women's team will be in search of its first win of the year when it hosts Pacific Union on Sunday afternoon.

Oregon's Allen To Pursue Pro Track Career

(Eugene, OR)  --  Devon Allen is foregoing his remaining eligibility to focus on a professional track career.  The redshirt junior is one of the most accomplished two-sport athletes in school history, having competed in both football and track and field.  Allen suffered a season-ending knee injury in a football game at Nebraska in September.  He represented Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Trail Blazers Visit Rockets

(Houston, TX)  --  The Trail Blazers are on the road tonight against the Houston Rockets.  It will be a matchup of two of the league's top guards.  Damian Lillard leads the Blazers in scoring with over 29 points per game.  James Harden averages 30 points per game for the Rockets.  Portland is 7-and-5.  Houston is 6-and-5.  Tip is at 5:00 p.m. from the Toyota Center.

Cardinals Edge Beavers

(Corvallis, OR)  --  A double-double by Drew Eubanks wasn't enough as the Beavers fell to the Lamar Cardinals, 63-60.  Eubanks finished with 17 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks.  OSU visits the Nevada Wolfpack tomorrow night in Reno.

Ducks Host Crusaders

(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon's men's basketball team returns to the court tonight for a matchup against the Valparaiso Crusaders.  The fourth-ranked Ducks are 1-and-1 on the season.  Valpo is 3-and-0.  Oregon heads to Hawaii this weekend for the Maui Invitational.

Portland State Students Claim "Sanctuary Campus"

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland State University students are calling their campus a "Sanctuary Campus."  Organizer Armeanio Lewis tells KATU-TV that their protest yesterday tells immigrants that the students are not racist.  The students also gathered to protest Donald Trump's election and plan to hold another walkout on the day Trump is inaugurated next year.

Blazers Blown Out By Bulls, 113-88

(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers are still tied for first place in the Northwest standings, after getting clobbered by the Chicago Bulls, 114-88.  Portland got off to a slow start in last night's game and never recovered.  Damian Lillard scored 19 points and CJ McCollum added 17.  The Blazers will visit the Houston Rockets tomorrow night.

Oregon State Hosts Lamar Tonight

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is seeking a 3-and-0 start tonight at home.  The Beavers men's basketball team hosts Lamar in Corvallis.  OSU has back-to-back wins over Prairie View and Texas-San Antonio to open the season.  The Cardinals are 1-and-0.  Tip from Gill Coliseum at 6:00.

#4 Oregon Upset At Baylor

(Waco, TX)  --  Despite 16 points from senior Dylan Ennis, the fourth-ranked Oregon Ducks were upset by Baylor 66-49 in Waco, Texas.  The team was without preseason All-American Dillon Brooks, who is recovering from offseason foot surgery. The 1-and-1 Ducks host Valparaiso tomorrow night in Eugene.

Thorns Lead NWSL In Attendance

(Portland, OR)  --  For the fourth straight season, the Portland Thorns lead the National Women's Soccer League in attendance.  The Thorns averaged nearly 17-thousand fans per game in 2016, which is increase by over a thousand fans from last season.  League-wide the attendance is up more than 10-percent.

Oregon, OSU Looking To Bounce Back

(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State football are both turning the pages on losses once again this week.  The Ducks have dropped back-to-back games, while the Beavers have fallen in five consecutive games.  Oregon meets Utah Saturday in Salt Lake, and OSU hosts struggling Arizona.

Seahawks Waive RB Michael, Sign Pope, Jenkins

(Renton, WA)  --  Running back Christine Michael is a casualty of several roster moves made by the Seahawks yesterday.  Michael started eleven games for Seattle this season, gaining a team-leading 469 yards and six touchdowns.  Running back CJ Prosise has recently assumed a larger role in the Seahawks' offense, and running back Thomas Rawls is expected to play this Sunday against the Eagles after recovering from a leg injury.  The Hawks have also signed running back Troymaine Pope off the practice squad, and signed ex-New Orleans defensive tackle John Jenkins, who was released by the Saints last week.

#4 Oregon Visit Baylor

(Waco, TX)  --  The fourth-ranked Oregon Ducks have an early road test this afternoon at Baylor.  Dana Altman's team opened the season with a 91-77 win over Army last week.  The Ducks beat Baylor in Eugene 74-67 last season.  The Bears are 1-and-0.  Tip from Waco at 12:30.

Blazers Host Bulls Tonight

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers host the Chicago Bulls tonight at the Moda Center.  The Blazers improved to 7-and-4 with a 112-105 win over the Nuggets Sunday night.  The Bulls are 6-and-4 on the season.  Tip set for 7:00 here on KBND.

Wilson Joins Group Seeking To Bring NBA, NHL To Seattle

(Seattle, WA)  --  Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is now part of a group, led by entrepreneur Chris Hansen, seeking to build a sports arena with the aim of attracting the NBA and the NHL to Seattle.  Wilson says he's partnered with the Sonics Arena Group to help bring pro basketball and hockey to "the best fan base in the world."  Hansen wants to build the new arena in Seattle's Sodo district, next to Safeco Field.  The "Seattle Times" reports the group will be competing with two California-based groups looking to remodel Key Arena.

Carroll: Rawls "Practicing To Play" Sunday

(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says running back Thomas Rawls is expected to play this Sunday against Philadelphia if all goes well in practice this week.  Rawls has been sidelined with a hairline fracture in his fibula since he suffered the injury in the game against the Rams on September 18th.  He returned to practice last week, but sat out Sunday's game against the Patriots.  Carroll says Rawls is "practicing to play" this week.

Oregon State Hosts Lamar Tomorrow

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State is seeking a 3-and-0 start tomorrow night at home.  The Beavers men's basketball team hosts Lamar in Corvallis.  OSU has back-to-back wins over Prairie View and Texas-San Antonio to open the season.  The Cardinals are 1-and-0.

Former Oregon Football Player Arrested

(Fresno, CA)  --  A former Oregon football player is in trouble with the law.  Ex-Ducks cornerback Cliff Harris was arrested Saturday and charged with theft of personal property under four-hundred-dollars, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia.  The 25-year-old also violated his probation.  Harris went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.  He had brief stints with the Eagles and Jets but hasn't been in the league since 2013.


High School Sports

The Summit Storm will not have the chance to defend its 5A Football Title as Friday night, the top-ranked team got down 14-zip early to #8 Dallas, but battled back for the lead until late in the game when the Dragons scored to hold on for a 29-28 win. Summit ends the season 9-and-2, and Dallas advances to the Semifinals. And, the season came to an end for Redmond, too, on the road as the Panthers lost at Central, 42-36.

The 5A Semis at Hillsboro Stadium Saturday sees Central face Wilsonville, and Dallas meets Lebanon. The 4A Semifinals has North Bend taking on Estacada, and Cascade meeting Cottage Grove.

Elsewhere on the turf, the 4A State boys soccer championship belongs to Newport as the Cubs edged Madras 2-to-1.

Cardinal Dump Ducks

(Eugene, OR)  --  Stanford jumped out to a 38-13 halftime lead en route to a 52-27 win over Oregon at Autzen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  Justin Herbert threw for 274 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.  Royce Freeman led the ground attack with 111 yards and a touchdown.  The Ducks fall to 3-and-7 on the season and are now guaranteed their first losing season since 2004.  Oregon visits the number-11 Utah Utes on Saturday.

Blazers Knock Off Nuggets, 112-105

(Portland, OR)  --  The Blazers are winners of five of their last six games, with their latest victory being a 112-105 decision over the Denver Nuggets.  Portland overcame a 57-50 halftime deficit last night and are tied for first place in the Northwest division.  Damian Lillard scored 32 points and CJ McCollum added 21.  The Blazers will play Chicago tomorrow night at the Moda Center.  7:00 p.m. tip-off on KBND

Hornets Hold Off Vikings

(Sacramento, CA)  --  Portland State's fourth-quarter rally came up just short as the Sacramento State Hornets downed the Vikings, 42-35, on Saturday.  PSU rushed for 424 yards.  Quarterback Alex Kuresa led the ground attack with 198 yards and a pair of scores.  Nate Tago added 148 yards on the ground and a touchdown.  The Vikings wrap up the season on Friday night when Eastern Washington visits Providence Park.

Bruins Down Beavers

(Pasadena, CA)  --  UCLA jumped out to a 24-14 halftime lead en route to a 38-24 win over the Beavers at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.  Marcus McMaryion threw for 232 yards and an interception in the loss.  Artavis Pierce led OSU's ground attack with 73 yards.  The Beavers dropped to 2-and-8 with the loss.  They host the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday at Reser Stadium.

Seahawks Earn 31-24 Win Over Patriots

(Foxborough, MA)  --  The Seahawks will prepare to face Philadelphia after defeating the New England Patriots, 31-24.  Tom Brady misfired on a 4th-and-goal pass with seconds remaining in last night's game to enable Seattle to preserve the win.  Russell Wilson threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hawks.  Seattle will host the Eagles next Sunday.

Women's College Basketball Recap

(Undated)  --  The 17th-ranked Beavers opened the season with a 88-56 win over Lamar University on Friday.  OSU hosts Idaho State tonight.  Oregon downed the Lamar Cardinals, 84-67, in their season-opener on Sunday afternoon.  The Ducks host CSU Bakersfield on Friday night.  Portland fell to UC Davis, 66-52, on Friday and to Nevada, 72-59, on Sunday.  The Pilots visit Oregon State on Friday.  Portland State defeated Cal State Northridge, 99-72, on Sunday.  PSU visits Boise State on Wednesday.

Men's College Basketball Recap

(Undated)  --  The number-five Ducks downed Army, 91-77, in their season-opener on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena.  Oregon visits Baylor tomorrow night in Waco, Texas.  Oregon State opened the season with wins over Prairie View A&M and UTSA.  The Beavers host the Lamar Cardinals on Wednesday.  Portland downed UC Riverside, 71-55, on Friday.  The Pilots visit San Jose State tomorrow night.  Portland State dropped its first two games of the season.  The Vikings host George Fox on Thursday.


Coming down to the stretch run in College Football, and the Oregon Ducks take on Stanford in Eugene tomorrow at Autzen Stadium in a 1pm kickoff. We’ll bring you the Duck pregame Show at 11am. The Ducks are 3-and-6, and the Cardinal, 6-and-3. Oregon State travels to L-A to face UCLA in the Rose Bowl in a 6pm kickoff. Both teams 1-and-5 in Pac-12 play. Elsewhere, 4th ranked Washington hosts #20 USC in Seattle in a 430pm kickoff televised on Fox. #12 Colorado on the road in Tucson to face Arizona, and 23rd rated Washington State entertains Cal.

High School Sports

The OSAA prep State Football quarterfinal playoffs kickoff tonight under the Friday Night Lights on the west side of Bend when top-ranked, and defending 5-A Champion Summit greets 8th ranked Dallas.

The Storm, 9-1 on the year, are trying to reach the Semifinals with a win for  the second time in school history. Dallas is 8-and-3 overall, and finished 3rd place in the Mid-Willamette Valley League.

The winner meets either 4th ranked Lebanon, or #5 Ashland. If Ashland wins and Summit wins, the Grizzlies and Storm would meet for the 4th time in just two seasons. The two schools played for the Title a year ago, and met in week-2 this year with Summit beating Ashland, 35-21.

The other 5-A quarterfinal games see the Redmond Panthers travel to play Central. The Panthers shocked and upset 3rd ranked Silverton last week on the road, 35-27. Elsewhere, Wilsonville hosts St. Helens.

On the Soccer field…the Madras boys soccer team faces Newport tomorrow at 1pm in Hillsboro for the 4-A Championship.


The Seattle Seahawks are in New England to face the Patriots for the NBC Sunday night game. The 49-ers play in Arizona against the Cardinals, and the Raiders have the week off.

Trail Blazers Host Kings

The Blazers will look to bounce back tonight on their home court after being smashed in L-A by the Clippers Wednesday night, 111-80. Portland, 5-and-4 so far, greet the 4-and-5 Sacramento Kings. We have the broadcast and tipoff coming your way at 7pm. The Blazers with a 3-game home stand will host Denver Sunday night, and the Bulls Tuesday before heading out on a 5-game road trip next Thursday.


Preseason College basketball tips off tonight for the Beavers who host Prairie View A&M at 6pm in Corvallis. The Beavers then host Texas-San Antonio Sunday afternoon. The Oregon Ducks who are ranked 5th in the preseason poll greet Army at 8pm tonight in Eugene then travel to Baylor Tuesday night.  

Former All-American Duck basketball legend and NBA pro Greg Ballard passed away Wednesday losing his battle with prostate Cancer. Ballard was the 4th pick in the 1977 NBA draft and ranks 4th in scoring in Oregon history. Greg Ballard was 61.

Trail Blazers Host Kings

(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers host the Sacramento Kings tonight at the Moda Center.  Portland is coming off a 111-80 loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday.  The Blazers are 5-and-4 on the year.  Sacramento is 4-and-5.

Women's College Basketball Preview

(Undated)  --  In women's hoops, the Oregon State Beavers host the Lamar Cardinals this afternoon in Corvallis.  Portland State hits the road against Cal State Northridge this afternoon.  The Portland Pilots visit UC Davis tonight.  The Oregon Ducks open the season on Sunday afternoon against Lamar University in Eugene.

Men's College Basketball Preview

(Undated)  --  The college basketball season opens tonight.  The Oregon State Beavers open the year against Prairie View A&M in Corvallis.  The Portland State Vikings are on the road tonight at Arizona State.  The Oregon Ducks host Army tonight in Eugene.  The Portland Pilots host UC Riverside tonight at the Chiles Center.

(Undated)  --  The college basketball season opens tonight.  The Oregon State Beavers open the year against Prairie View A&M in Corvallis.  The Portland State Vikings are on the road tonight at Arizona State.  The Oregon Ducks host Army tonight in Eugene.  The Portland Pilots host UC Riverside tonight at the Chiles Center.

College Football Preview

(Undated)  --  Oregon hosts Stanford tomorrow afternoon in a "must win" game if the Ducks want to keep their postseason hopes alive.  The Ducks are 3-and-6 on the year and must win their final three games to become bowl eligible.  The Cardinal are 6-and-3.  Oregon State visits UCLA in Pasadena tomorrow night.  The Beavers are 2-and-7 on the season.  The Portland State Vikings take on Sacramento State tomorrow night.  PSU is 3-and-6 on the year.

Seahawks' Sherman Says He Won't Appeal Fine

(Renton, WA)  --   Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he won't appeal a nine-thousand-dollar fine imposed on him by the NFL.  The penalty comes as a result of a late hit on Buffalo kicker Dan Carpenter in Monday night's game at CenturyLink Field.  Sherman jumped offsides as Carpenter attempted a field goal with three seconds remaining in the first half.  Sherman says he didn't hear a whistle and continued to try to block the kick, thinking the Bills would get a free attempt to make the field goal.

Griffin, Clippers Dominate Trail Blazers

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Blake Griffin scored a game-high 22 points and collected 13 rebounds as the Clippers dominated the Trail Blazers, 111-80, at the STAPLES Center.  Shabazz Napier was the only Blazer to score in double-figures, finishing with 11 points.  Portland is 5-and-4 on the year.  The Blazers host the Sacramento Kings on Friday night at the Moda Center.

Oregon Women's Basketball Signs Two

(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon women's basketball team has signed a pair of players to its 2017 recruiting class.  The Ducks will add guard Aina Ayuso and forward Satou Sabally to next year's team.  Oregon opens the regular season on Sunday afternoon against Lamar University.

Former Duck Ballard Passes Away

(Atlanta, GA)  --  Former Oregon basketball player Greg Ballard has died following a battle with cancer.  The 61-year-old former All-American played for the Ducks from 1973 to 1977.  He ranks fourth in school history in points scored and is the record-holder for career rebounds.  He also own the Ducks' record for most points scored in a game with 43.

OSU Women's Basketball Signs Trio

(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregon State women's basketball team has signed a trio of players to its 2017 recruiting class.  The Beavers are adding forward Taya Corosdale, guard Aleah Goodman, and center Joanna Grymek to next year's squad.  Oregon State opens the regular season on Friday afternoon against the Lamar Cardinals.

High School Sports

The 4 year run of State girls Soccer Championship trophies sadly came to an end yesterday for the Summit Storm. In the State Semifinals last night, 11th ranked Silverton edged the Lady Storm, 4-3 to advance to the OSAA Class 5-A Title match where the Silver Foxes will meet top rated La Salle.
The Lady Storm were aiming for their 5th consecutive State Title, and 6th in the last 7 years.

And, the Summit boy’s soccer team also bowed out in yesterday’s Semis as 2nd ranked Woodburn defeated the Storm 1-zip in Overtime. Woodburn will meet Wilsonville Saturday for the Championship.

Congratulations to the Madras boy’s soccer team, however, as the White Buffs will play for the 4-A Title Saturday. 4th ranked Madras shutout Brookings, 3-zip and will face Newport Saturday at 1pm in Hillsboro for the Title.


For the first time since 1991, the Washington Huskies are in the mix for the College Football Championship.  Yesterday, the College Football Playoff committee voted the Huskies 4th in the 2nd poll of the season. Alabama is number one with Clemson 2nd, and Michigan rated 3rd.  Washington is undefeated with an 9-and-0 record and will face 20th ranked USC Saturday at 4:30pm in Seattle. Ohio State is ranked 5th behind The Dawgs with Louisville, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Auburn and Penn State rounding out the Top-10.

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard scored 38 points, making key free throws in the waning seconds, and the Portland Trail Blazers held off the Phoenix Suns for a 124-121 victory last night in Portland at the Moda Center.

CJ McCollum added 33 points for the Blazers, who have won three straight.

Lillard hit a 3-pointer with 6:45 left that put Portland in front 101-95. Eric Bledsoe made a free throw to pull Phoenix within 115-114 with just under a minute left, but he missed the second attempt that would have tied it and Lillard scored a layup on the other end.

Portland will play another back-to-back set of games when they face the Clippers in L-A tonight at 7:30pm.

Ducks, Beavers Tip Hoops Season Tip Friday

(Undated)  --  Both Oregon and Oregon State men's hoops tip their seasons in a couple of days.  The preseason fifth-ranked Ducks host Army on Friday.  Meanwhile, the Beavers welcome Prairie View to Corvallis.

Former Oregon Five-Star Recruit Done

(Eugene, OR)  --  Former five-star recruit Canton Kaumatule's football career at Oregon is coming to an end.  Injuries led the 6-foot-7, 295-pound sophomore from Honolulu to accept a medical hardship.  He can remain at the school on a scholarship and not count towards the NCAA's limit.  Kaumatule finishes with five career tackles after appearing in five games this season.

Ducks, Beavers Look To Bounce Back

(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State are each looking to bounce back this weekend.  The Ducks fell on the road to USC on Saturday to drop to 3-and-6 overall, and host Stanford next.  Meanwhile, the Beavers lost to the Cardinal to fall to 2-and-7 on the year, and meet UCLA on Saturday.

Thorns Give Coach, Goalkeeper Coach Extensions

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Thorns are rewarding a pair of their coaches with contract extensions.  The women's soccer club is locking up head coach Mark Parsons and goalkeeper coach.  The duo helped guide the Thorns to its first NWSL Shield after finishing the season with the best regular-season record and setting a new club record for the most wins and points in a single season.

High School Sports

The State Prep Soccer semifinal playoffs are today and the third-ranked Summit boys travel to face #2 rated Woodburn tonight at 6pm. The winner meets Wilsonville or LaSalle in the State Final Saturday. Meantime, in Madras today at 1pm, the 4th ranked White Buffs host Brookings in one class 4-A semifinal.  The winner faces the Newport vs. Molalla winner Saturday for the Title. On the girl’s side, 2nd ranked Summit greets Silverton under the lights at 5pm. The Lady Storm with a win will be shooting for their 5th consecutive State Title, and 6th in the last 7 years.


Bud Light Monday Night Football in Seattle last night where the Seahawks held off a late rally by the Bills for a 31-25 win over Buffalo. The Bills opened the game scoring on its first three possessions to take a 17-14 lead before Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson led the Hawks with a TD run and 2 TD passes. Wilson finished with 282 yards passing completing 20 of 26 attempts. The Seahawks won their 11th straight Monday night game and improve to 5-and-2 leading the NFC West. Seattle ventures east to face the 7-and-1 Patriots for the Sunday Night game on NBC.

Trail Blazers Host Suns tonight

The Portland Trailblazers return to their home hardwood at the Moda Center tonight hosting the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers won their last two out of three games on the recent short road trip after losing in Phoenix to the Suns last Wednesday night in overtime, 118-115. Portland will play another back-to-back set of games when they face the Clippers in L-A tomorrow night. Tonight’s tipoff with the Blazers hosting the Suns is at 7pm. 

Seahawks Hold Off Buffalo, 31-25

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Seahawks will prepare to meet New England this weekend after holding off the Buffalo Bills, 31-25.  Jimmy Graham made two circus catches in the end zone to help Seattle build a 28-17 lead at halftime.  Russell Wilson completed 20 of 26 passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns.  The Seahawks will visit the Patriots Sunday night in a battle of division leaders.


The second College Football Playoff ranking of the season comes out today at 430pm, and the Washington Huskies are expected to make the Top-4 after Texas A&M lost Saturday to Mississippi State, 35-28. The Huskies are unbeaten with an 8-and-0 record and host USC Saturday afternoon at 43opm. Entering today’s poll, Alabama is number-1, with Clemson ranked 2nd, and Michigan third. Both the Coaches and Associated Press polls that came out yesterday have Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, and Washington as the top-4. Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Utah creeped back up to #13 and Colorado 16th.  Washington State is ranked 23rd and Boise State 24th.

Oregon, Oregon State Turn Page On Losses

(Undated)  --  The Ducks and Beavers are turning the page on losing weekends.  Oregon fell on the road to USC on Saturday to drop to 3-and-6 overall, and host Stanford next.  Meanwhile, OSU lost to the Cardinal to fall to 2-and-7 on the year, and meet UCLA on Saturday.

Ducks Land Five-Star Hoops Star

(Eugene, OR)  --  Dana Altman is adding a five-star prospect to his 2017 recruiting class.  Small forward Troy Brown Junior from Las Vegas has committed to play in Eugene.  Brown committed to Oregon over Arizona, Georgetown, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and several others.

Oregon, Oregon State Hoops Tip Friday

(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State men's hoops tip their seasons later this week.  The preseason fifth-ranked Ducks host Army, while the Beavers welcome Prairie View to Corvallis.  Oregon defeated Northwest Christian University 86-51 in an exhibition game last night.

Blazers Host Suns Tonight

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers host the Phoenix Suns tonight at the Moda Center.  The Blazers have won back-to-back games to improve to 4-and-3 on the season.  The Suns are 2-and-5 overall.  Portland defeated Phoenix last week 118-115 in overtime.  Tip at 7:00.

Portland, PSU Tip Season Friday

(Undated)  --  Portland tips its first season under first-year head coach Terry Porter on Friday.  Porter spent several seasons as a star for the Trail Blazers of the NBA.  Portland State begins the season on the road at Arizona State.

Mariners Trade For Catcher Ruiz

(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners now have veteran catcher Carlos Ruiz on their roster.  Seattle acquired Ruiz from the Los Angeles Dodgers, in exchange for left-handed reliever Vidal Nuno.  Ruiz batted .278 over 62 games for the Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies last season.

WR Huff Lands On Buccaneers Practice Squad

(Tampa, FL)  --  Following his release after being arrested, former Ducks wide receiver Josh Huff is landing on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad.  The Philadelphia Eagles cut Huff after he was arrested for DUI, possession of an unloaded handgun without a permit, possession of hollow-point ammunition and a small amount of marijuana.  He had 13 catches for 73 yards and a kickoff return touchdown this season for the Eagles.

High School Sports

We start with High School football where just two local teams are left standing in the OSAA Playoffs.

Top-ranked Summit got a first half scare from Crater, but exploded in the second half for 27-points and held the Comets scoreless enroute to a 50-21 first round win. The Storm will host Dallas Friday night in the Quarterfinals.

Meantime, Redmond went on the road and upset 3rd ranked Silverton on the Silver Foxes home turf, 35-27. The Panthers advance to the Quarters and will hit the road again to face Central High in Independence.

Elsewhere, Mt. View was knocked out of the playoffs losing at Ashland,
30-to-7, and Sisters bowed out of the 4-A Playoffs with a 26-6 loss at 5th ranked Estacada.

Indoors, there were two local teams crowned State Champions in Volleyball as the Bend Lava Bears blanked Lebanon, 3-zip, to claim the 5-A Title after beating top-ranked Marist in the Semifinals. It’s the first State Volleyball Title in school history for the Lady Lava Bears coached by Kristin Cooper.

And, Sisters won their second class 4-A Title in the last 3 seasons as the Outlaws defeated Crook County, 3-1, to win the State crown.

Back outdoors…the State Soccer semifinals are tomorrow and Summit’s boys travel to Woodburn while Madras hosts Brookings. On the girls side, Summit greets Silverton under the lights at 5pm.

Summit's girls won the 5-A State Cross Country Championship, the Summit boys finished runner-up and Bend placed 6th.


The Seattle Seahawks host the Buffalo Bills for the Bud Light Monday Night game. Kickoff on ESPN is set for 530pm at Century Link Field and the Hawks are 7-point favorites.

Yesterday, the 49-ers dropped their 7th straight game losing at home to the Saints, 41-23. The Raiders improve to 7-and-2 with a 30-20 win over the Broncos.

Trail Blazers Down Grizzlies

(Memphis, TN)  --  C.J. McCollum exploded for 37 points as the Trail Blazers downed the Grizzlies, 100-94, at the FedEx Forum.  Damian Lillard added 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds.  Portland improved to 4-and-3 with the win.  The Blazers host the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at the Moda Center.


From the Pac-12….The Ducks fall to 3-and-6 on the season as USC beat Oregon in L-A, 45-20. Oregon entertains Stanford Saturday at 1pm with the pregame Show here on KBND at 11am.  The Beavers battled Stanford tough in Palo Alto Saturday, but the Cardinal prevail with a 26-15 win over Oregon State who drops to 2-and-7 and plays at UCLA this weekend.. Elsewhere, 5th ranked Washington crushed Cal, 66-27. The Huskies remain unbeaten with an 8-and-0 record. And, Washington State ran past Arizona, 69-to-7.

Ducks Open Exhibition Play

(Eugene, OR)  --  The Oregon men's basketball team opens the exhibition season tonight against Northwest Christian University at Matthew Knight Arena.  The Ducks are ranked fifth in the "USA Today" Preseason Coaches' Poll.  Oregon finished last season with a record of 31-and-7.  The Beacons are coached by former Oregon All-American guard, Luke Jackson.

Trojans Sink Ducks

(Los Angeles, CA)  --  USC jumped out to a 24-6 halftime lead en route to a 45-20 win over Oregon at the Coliseum on Saturday.  The Trojans racked up 579 total yards compared to 288 for the Ducks.  Oregon QB Justin Herbert threw for 162 yards and a touchdown in defeat.  The Ducks drop to 3-and-6 on the year with the loss.  Oregon hosts Stanford on Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium.

Vikings, Pilots Win Exhibition Matches

(Undated)  --  The Portland State Vikings and the Portland Pilots each won men's basketball exhibition matchups over the weekend.  PSU downed Linfield, 87-62.  The Vikings open the regular season at Arizona State on Friday night.  Portland thumped Evergreen State, 92-54.  The Pilots host UC Riverside to open the regular season on Friday evening.

OSU Basketball Gets Exhibition Wins

(Corvallis, OR)  --  Both the OSU men's and women's basketball teams opened exhibition play with a win.  The men's team downed Corban University, 96-58, on Friday night.  The women's team defeated Northwest Nazarene, 78-51, on Saturday.  The Beavers open the regular season on Friday, with the women hosting Lamar at 2:00 p.m. and the men hosting Prairie View A&M at 6:00 p.m.

Sounders Win West Semifinal Series

(Frisco, TX)  --  The Seattle Sounders will move on to the Western Conference finals, after winning the semifinals on aggregate over FC Dallas.  Dallas won last night's match, 2-1, but Seattle's 3-0 win in the first leg was enough for the Sounders to advance to the finals.  Seattle will host second-seeded Colorado on Tuesday, November 22nd, with the second leg to follow on Sunday in Commerce City.

High School Sports

Only 4 local High School football teams are in the playoffs beginning tonight, and top-ranked Summit defends its 5A Championship by hosting Crater of southern Oregon in the OSAA First Round State Championships. The Storm crushed the Comets in last season’s Semifinals. Kickoff set for 7pm

Meantime…Redmond travels to 3rd rated Siliverton, and Mt. View heads south to face 5th ranked Ashland. The Sisters Outlaws are the only other local team alive, and travel to meet Estacada.

State Volleyball Tournament tips off this morning with the 5A Championships in Hillsboro at Liberty High School….Bend meets La Salle at 8am; Summit takes on Lebanon at 10am.

From Forest Grove, the site of the 4-A Tourney….2nd ranked Sisters meets Henley at 315pm. Before that, Crook County tangles with Baker.  And, Culver faces Reedsport in the 2A Tourney hosted by Ridgeview. You can follow Live results and streaming video online at O-S-A-A dot Org.

Outdoors tomorrow, it’s the State Soccer quarterfinals and a doubleheader on the west side with The Summit Storm boys hosting Corvallis at 4pm. The Lady Storm host North Eugene at 1pm.  

4-A boys playoffs, #2 Sisters entertains Brookings at 430pm, and 4th ranked Madras greets La Grande at 2pm. And…On the girls side…
Bend entertains Silverton at 2pm.


Bud Light Thursday Night game from Tampa Bay saw the Atlanta Falcons destroy the Bucs, 43-28.

The Forty Niners get back to work after a bye week and San Francisco hosts The Saints at 1pm on Fox. The Niners trying to snap a 6-game losing streak. The Sunday Night game is the Raiders hosting the Broncos on NBC. Both teams 6-and-2. Monday night, the Seahawks host the Bills in a 530pm kickoff on ESPN.

Calls Gotten Wrong In Seahawks' Game Against Saints

(Renton, WA)  --  The Seattle Seahawks say they've been told by the NFL that a few calls that went against them in last Sunday's game with New Orleans were wrong.  The mistaken calls include a defensive-holding penalty against cornerback DeShawn Shead [[ shed ]], which allowed a Saints drive to continue and end with a field goal to cut the Seahawks' lead to one point in the third quarter.  Seattle was also told a penalty that should have been made against the Saints wasn't made.  Head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's game that he was upset that the Seahawks were penalized eleven times to only two for New Orleans.


College football…Thursday night style…saw 15th ranked Colorado double-up UCLA, 20-10. Number-14 Oklahoma beat Iowa State, 34-24.

Tomorrow in the Pac-12, the Oregon Ducks play in the L-A Coliseum taking on USC at 4pm. We have the Duck pregame Show at 2pm.  The Beavers open the day in Palo Alto facing Stanford at 1230pm on Fox Sports One.  Elsewhere….Washington State hosts Arizona and 5th ranked Washington plays at Cal at 730pm.

Timbers Hand Out Awards

(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers are heading into the offseason by handing out some hardware.  Diego Chara and Diego Valeri each took home "Player of the Year" honors from the club.  Fanendo Adi received the team's "Golden Boot," while Jack Jewsbury was presented with the "Unsung Hero" award.  Chara was also named the organization's "Defender of the Year."

Trail Blazers Visit Mavericks

(Dallas, TX)  --  The Trail Blazers visit the Dallas Mavericks tonight at the American Airlines Center.  Damian Lillard leads Portland in scoring at over 32 points per game.  The Blazers are 2-and-3 on the season.  Dallas is winless at 0-and-4.

College Football Preview

(Undated)  --  It will be a California state of mind this weekend when the Ducks, Beavers and Vikings all visit The Golden State.  OSU visits Stanford tomorrow afternoon.  The Beavers have dropped three straight to fall to 2-and-6 on the year.  Oregon travels to the Coliseum to take on USC tomorrow afternoon.  The Ducks snapped a five-game losing streak last week to improve to 3-and-5.  Portland State visits UC Davis tomorrow afternoon, looking to improve on its 2-and-6 record.

College Basketball Preview

(Undated)  --  The Oregon State men's basketball team hosts the Corban University Warriors tonight in an exhibition game at Gill Coliseum.  The Portland Pilots wrap up preseason play against Evergreen State at the Chiles Center, and Portland State hosts Linfield College tonight at the Stott Center.  OSU's women's team hosts Northwest Nazarene tomorrow afternoon.

High School Sports

The OSAA prep boys State Soccer playoffs got underway yesterday and 3rd rated Summit advances to the quarterfinals with its 3-zip over Silverton. The Storm will host Corvallis Saturday. Meantime, Ridgeview was eliminated as 2nd ranked Woodburn shutout the Ravens, 3-nill.

In the 4-A playoffs, both #2 Sisters and 4th ranked Madras advance to the Quarters as the Outlaws edged North Valley in overtime, 2-1 and The White Buffs edged Mac Hi, 3-2. Sisters entertains Brookings and Madras greets La Grande Saturday. IN the 3-A playoffs, #1 ranked Catlin Gable routed La Pine, 11-to-nothing.

The State prep Volleyball Tournaments begin tomorrow with Bend, Summit, Sisters, Crook County and Culver all on the hardwood in Quarterfinal play.

Cubs Win the World Series!

No more Billy Goat, no more Bartman, no more black-cat curses. The 108 year-old curse is over as last night the Chicago Cubs went extra innings and outlasted Cleveland beating the Indians 8-7 in 10-innings to win the World Series in a deciding 7th game.  

Ben Zobrist was named the Series MVP leading the Cubs to the Championship. Chicago was the first team since the Royals in 1985 to overcome a 3-games to one deficit in the World Series.

After defeating San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs, Chicago became the first team to earn a title by winning Games 6 and 7 on the road since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.


On the College gridiron tonight, 15th ranked Colorado (6-2) plays host to the struggling 3-and-5 UCLA Bruins in Boulder with kickoff at 6pm on Fox Sports One. Elsewhere…Iowa State entertains 14th ranked Oklahoma in a 430pm kickoff on ESPN.

KBND Morning Sports

Bud Light Thursday Night action in the NFL sees the Tampa Bay Bucaneers (3-4) hosting the 5-and-3 Atlanta Falcons. Kickoff is set for 530pm and televised on the NFL Network.

Oregon's Brooks Named All-American

(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon's Dillon Brooks has been named a Preseason All-American.  The junior forward averaged over 16 points, five rebounds, and three assists per game last season.  The Ducks host Northwest Christian University in an exhibition matchup on Monday night.

Trail Blazers Fall To Suns In OT

(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Eric Bledsoe's three-pointer at the buzzer pushed the Suns past the Trail Blazers, 118-115, in overtime in Phoenix.  Damian Lillard scored a team-high 27 points.  C.J. McCollum added 24 in the loss.  Portland is 2-and-3 on the year.  The Blazers visit the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night. Tip-off at 5:30.

Wagner Makes SI Midseason All-Pro Team

(Undated)  --  Seattle's Bobby Wagner is the lone Seahawk on the Sports Illustrated Midseason All-Pro Team.  The linebacker is on a list that includes fellow linebackers Von Miller, Lorenzo Alexander, and Luke Kuechly.  Wagner had the fifth-highest number of tackles in the NFL through seven games this season, with a total of 72, including 43 unassisted.  He had a career-high 15 tackles last Sunday against New Orleans.

Beavers Host Warriors

(Corvallis, OR)  --  The Oregon State men's basketball team hosts the Corban University Warriors tomorrow night for an exhibition game at Gill Coliseum.  The Beavers were 19-and-13 last year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 26 years.  The Warriors are 1-and-2 in NAIA play this season.

Vikings, Pilots Host Exhibition Games

(Undated)  --  The Vikings and Pilots will both take the hardwood tomorrow night for men's basketball exhibition matches.  Portland hosts Evergreen State at the Chiles Center.  Portland State hosts Linfield College at the Stott Center.  The Pilots and Vikings each open the regular season on Friday, November 11th.

High School Sports

The OSAA prep State Soccer playoffs got underway yesterday and both 2nd ranked Summit and third-rated Bend advance to Saturday’s Quarterfinals.  

The defending 5-A champion Storm blew past Thurston, 13-to-nothing, and the Lady Lava Bears out kicked Churchill, 3-1. With the pair of wins, Summit will host #10 North Eugene, and Bend entertains 11th ranked Silverton. Times are to be determined later for Saturday’s matches.

Today, the boy’s Soccer playoffs begin with Summit hosting Silverton under the lights at 6pm on the westside. Meantime, Ridgeview travels to face 2nd ranked Woodburn.

In the 4-A playoffs, top-rated Sisters hosts North Valley at 5pm. Madras welcomes Mac-Hi in a 330pm match, and La Pine travels to challenge top-ranked Catlin-Gabel at 4pm.

The State Volleyball Tournaments begin Friday with Bend, Summit, Sisters, Crook County and Culver all in the fray.

Curry's Q3 Explosion Decimates Blazers

Stephen Curry had just five points in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers last night but finished with 28 points, 23 in the third quarter alone, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Trail Blazers 127-104.

Ian Clark came off the bench with a career-high 22 points for the Warriors and Kevin Durant added 20 points and Golden State rested its starters down the stretch after leading by as many as 35 points.

Damian Lillard had 31 points for the Blazers, who fell in five games to the Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals last season.

The Blazers begin their first extended road trip of the season, a 3-game swing to the southwest taking on Phoenix, Dallas, and Memphis. Blazers and the Suns tonight here on KBND at 7pm.

World Series comes down to a Game 7!

The Fall Classic comes down to a 7th and deciding game of the World Series tonight at 5pm in Cleveland, with the Indians hosting the Cubs.
Chicago routed Cleveland last night, 9-3 to force a 7th game. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo all homered to lead the way for the Cubs while Chicago pitcher struck out 9 Cleveland hitters while allowing only 3 hits.

NCAAF Rankings

The first College Football Playoff committee rankings are out and the committee has Alabama number one with Clemson second. Michigan is third and Texas A&M fourth with the Washington Huskies being tabbed 5th even though they are undefeated and A & M has one loss. There will be 2 more polls by the Committee before the Final-4 teams are announced in early December.

Oregon, OSU Prep For Weekend Games

(Undated)  -  Oregon and Oregon State are gearing up for their next games.  After ending their five-game skid, the Ducks visit Southern California.  Meanwhile, the Beavers have lost three in-a-row and meet Stanford on Saturday.

Warriors Blast Blazers

(Portland, OR)  --  The Warriors walloped the Trail Blazers, 127-104, last night at the Moda Center.  Damian Lillard had 31 points for Portland, which dropped to 2-and-2 on the season.  C.J. McCollum netted 16 in defeat.  The Blazers tip a three-game road trip tonight in Phoenix.

Timbers Coach: Won't Tolerate DUI Arrests

(Portland, OR)  -  Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter is addressing the DUI arrests of players Liam Ridgewell and Jake Gleeson.  Porter says the soccer club does not condone their actions.  The Timbers have not said if the players will be disciplined.

Ex-Duck Huff Arrested

(Philadelphia, PA)  -  Former Oregon Ducks football player Josh Huff is in trouble with the law.  The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver was arrested Tuesday after being pulled over for speeding, while marijuana and a gun were found.  The third-year player has 13 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown this season.

Seahawks Sign DE Damontre Moore

(Renton, WA)  --  The Seahawks are looking to shore up the defensive end position by signing free-agent Damontre Moore.  Seattle coaches hope Moore, who was released by Oakland during training camp, will help fill the void left by Michael Bennett, who will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery today.  The Seahawks have released defensive end Malliciah Goodman, who was signed last week and played in a reserve role for Seattle in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.

High School Sports

We start with High School sports where the OSAA State Soccer playoffs begin for the girls today. At 3pm, the third ranked Bend Lady Lava Bears host #14 Churchill. Then at 6pm under the lights on the westside of town, defending 5-A Champion Summit entertains Thurston. The winners advance to the Quarterfinals set for Saturday.

Tomorrow, the boy’s Soccer playoffs begin with Summit, Ridgeview, Sisters, Madras, and La Pine slated for First Round matches.

The State Volleyball Tournaments begin Friday with Bend meeting LaSalle and Summit tangles with Lebanon. 2nd ranked Sisters takes on Henley while #4 Crook County meets Baker in the 4-A Tourney, and the 2-A State Tourney is hosted by Ridgeview High School where top ranked Culver faces Reedsport.

Trail Blazers Host Warriors

The Blazers are back on their home hardwood tonight and here on FM News-100 & 11-10 KBND when Portland takes on the Golden State Warriors. Both teams are off to 2-and-1 starts. Tipoff is set for 7pm from the Moda Center in Portland. The Blazers leave after the game to begin their first extended road trip of the season, a 3-game swing to the southwest taking on Phoenix, Dallas, and Memphis.


Bud Light Monday Night Football last night from the Windy City where the Bears doubled up the Vikings. Chicago beat Minnesota, 20-to-10. The Thursday night game features Tampa Bay entertaining the Atlanta Falcons.

World Series

It’s do-or-die tonight in Cleveland for the Chicago Cubs in Game-6 of the The World Series with the Indians hosting the Cubbies. Cleveland leads the Series 3-games-to-2 and can win it all with a victory tonight. First pitch is set for 5pm televised on Fox.

Blazers Host Warriors Tonight

(Portland, OR)  --  The Portland Trail Blazers host the Golden State Warriors tonight at the Moda Center.  The Blazers improved to 2-and-1 with a 115-113 overtime victory at Denver on Saturday.  The Warriors are 2-and-1 overall as well.  Tip set for 7:00.


College Football ratings by the Associated Press this week has Alabama still on top with Michigan, Clemson, Washington and Louisville still making up the top-5.

Then it’s Ohio State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Florida.
Utah moves up one spot to number-16 with its 7-and-2 record. Colorado bumps up two notches to #21, and Washington State cracks the top-25 at number-25.

Bennett To Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery

(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is expected to be out of action for several weeks after he undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery tomorrow in Los Angeles.  Bennett was sidelined during Sunday's game in New Orleans.  Head coach Pete Carroll says Bennett will likely be back in two or three weeks, but more will be known after the surgery.

Carroll: Seahawks Need To "Fix" Offense

(Renton, WA)  --  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says his team has a lot of work to do to improve its offense.  Seattle scored only one offensive touchdown in Sunday's five-point loss in New Orleans, and is ranked 29th in the NFL in points per game.  Carroll says he feels his offense will improve as quarterback Russell Wilson continues to recover from knee, ankle, and pectoral injuries.  The coach says Wilson has been limited in running with the ball while healing from those injuries.

Ducks' Herbert Earns Pac-12 Honor

(Eugene, OR)  --  Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert is the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week following his record-tying performance on Saturday.  Herbert matched the school record with 489 yards passing after completing 31-of-42 passes for four touchdowns and no interceptions.  He became the school's first player to ever accumulate 500 yards of total offense in the victory.

Blazers Pass On Plumlee Extension

(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are not inking big man Mason Plumlee to a contract extension.  The deadline to reach a deal passed on Monday, and Plumlee will enter restricted free agency next summer.  He averaged 9.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season for the Blazers.

Oregon, OSU Gear Up For Road Games

(Undated)  --  Oregon and Oregon State football are gearing up for their Pac-12 road games this weekend.  The Ducks visit Southern California, while the Beavers meet Stanford.  Oregon snapped a five-game slide by beating Arizona State, and OSU has lost three straight after falling to Washington State.


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