Sports Archives for 2023-11

Beavers Hire Bray...UO's Nix Awards Finalist

College Football:

The penultimate playoff rankings came out yesterday.

Oregon is now number 5.

Washington moved up to number 3.

Oregon State comes in at 20, and have hired a new head coach. Defensive Coordinator Trent Bray will be promoted. OSU Athletics Director Scott Barnes said in the school’s press release he is quote,"excited to be able to announce Trent as the next head coach... He's been a part of Beaver Nation for a long time and love for this place is real. The connection and trust he has built with student athletes is unmatched. His energy and determination as head coach will be a catalyst for continued program success." After the news broke that Jonathon Smith was leaving for Michigan State, reports surfaced of fans making 44 dollar donations to the school’s Name Image Likeness Fund. That happens to be the jersey number worn by Bray when he played for OSU. Oregon State named Kefense Hynson interim head coach. There was no word on who will coach the team in the Beavers’ bowl game.

Season individual awards will be handed out next week.

UO quarterback Bo Nix and U Dub QB Michael Penix Jr are finalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. The signal callers are also finalists for the Maxwell Award, going to the most outstanding player, and the Walter Camp National Player of the Year.

The Ducks will take on the Huskies in Las Vegas Friday in the Pac 12 title game.  

The court battle for control of the Pac 12 continues. Yesterday the Washington Supreme Court ruled in favor of the University of Washington and the other 9 schools to stop a lower court’s order to give control of the conference’s assets to Oregon State and Washington State. Another review on the ruling is set for December 12th. 

Meanwhile, a Yahoo Sports report says the Beavers and Cougars are working on a 2024 football schedule with the Mountain West conference.

Blazers Win...Ducks Honored

NBA:

Portland beat the Pacers 114 to 110 last night. Jerami Grant had a game high 34 points leading 5 Blazers in double figure scoring, including a 22 point, 13 rebound double double from Deandre Ayton. The road trip continues Thursday in Cleveland.

College Football:

Oregon offensive coordinator Will Stein is one of five finalists for the 2023 Broyles Award. The announcement for the top assistant coach in college football will be made next week. Oregon’s offense is at or near the top of all statistical categories. Junior Center Jackson Powers-Johnson is the Pac 12 offensive Lineman of the week for the second time this season. The Ducks only allowed 5 sacks all season. Quarterback Bo Nix, and Defenders Jordan Burch and Matayo Uiagalelei were also nominated. Nix is the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

Oregon will take on Washington in Las Vegas this Friday in the final Pac 12 title game as we know it. Hear the game on KBND beginning with pre-game coverage at 3 pm.

Amid the fallout of coach Jonathon Smith leaving for Michigan State are rumors of players potentially entering the transfer portal next week to join Smith in East Lansing including freshman quarterback Aidan Chiles. Oregon State interim head coach Kefense Hynson will coach the team in the Beavers’ bowl game, which may be the Independence Bowl in Mid December. Bowl selections will be announced Sunday. Former player and assistant coach Bronco Mendenhall’s name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the head job.

NFL: 

San Francisco is heading to Philadelphia this week for a possible NFC Championship Game preview. The 10 and 1 Eagles are undefeated at home this season but are underdogs in this matchup against the 8 and 3 49ers. Veteran defensive back Anthony Averett worked out for the team yesterday as the 9ers deal with injuries on defense and special teams. Guard Spencer Burford practiced yesterday after missing the Seattle game with a knee injury.

The Seahawks are underdogs at Dallas Thursday night…A game which coach Pete Carrol describes as a ‘huge opportunity.’ Seattle is 6 and 5 after losing two straight…putting them last in the NFC wildcard standings in a jumble with five other teams.

 

OSU's Smith Goes To Michigan State...Blazers Blow Big Lead

College Football:

Oregon State falling to Oregon wasn’t their biggest loss of the weekend. It was announced Saturday that head coach Jonathon Smith would be accepting the same position at Michigan State. Reports say he may be bringing his top assistants with him, as well. OSU Athletic Director Scott Barnes said a national search would begin immediately. Assistant coach Kefense Hynson has been named interim head coach.

In the Polls, Oregon moved up to number 5 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Poll. OSU fell to number 21 in the Coaches and 22nd in the AP.

Washington moved to number 3 after the last second field goal win in the Apple Cup.

In the Pac 12 title game Oregon will take on Washington in Las Vegas this Friday. The Ducks are favored.

NBA:

The Trail Blazers led for most of the game yesterday against Damian Lillard and the Milwaukee Bucks but couldn’t hold it losing 108 to 102. Jerami Grant had 22 points. Scoot Henderson finished with 13 in 27 minutes. Coach Chauncey Billups called the loss a ‘learning experience’ for the young team. The Blazers are back at it again today against the Pacers. Tip off is at 4.

CBB:

The Oregon men's team announced on Friday that both N’Faly Dante and Nate Bittle underwent successful surgeries this past week. The Ducks have been struggling without the two big men, losing their last couple of games.

NFL: 

The Seahawks are preparing for another Thursday night clash this time facing a red hot Dallas team.

San Francisco is riding high once again with a two game lead in the NFC West.

Local: 

High School playoffs-  Mountain View fell to Wilsonville in the Football 5A Final on Friday. The Cougars finish 12 and 1 settling for the 2nd place trophy.

Latest CFB Playoff Rankings...Trail Blazers Lose

College Football:

The College Football Playoff Rankings were released yesterday.

Oregon State dropped to number 16. Oregon is still number 6.

The biggest news is Washington moving to number 4, after beating ranked teams the last three weeks.

The Beavers are looking to foil Oregon’s trip to next week’s Pac 12 championship game. The Ducks are favored to win by just under two touchdowns on Friday.

Kickoff is at 5:30 in Eugene. Coverage starts at 3:30 on KBND with all the post-game reaction afterwards.

The Apple Cup is Saturday afternoon at 1 with the Huskies favored by over two touchdowns. Washington is already in the Pac 12 title game.

NBA:

 

The Trail Blazers lost their eighth game in a row falling 120 to 107 in Phoenix last night in an In-Season Tournament game. Jerami Grant had 26 points to lead the Blazers. They’re back at the Moda Center tonight to host the Jazz at 7. Portland also announced they will assign Scoot Henderson to the G League Rip City Remix for a conditioning assignment to prepare for a return to the regular roster. 

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The Oregon Women beat Nevada 76 to 47 last night to start their three game road trip.

Today- The Oregon State Men take on 13th ranked Baylor at 4.

The Oregon State Women face UMBC at 6

NFL: 

The Seahawks are hoping Geno Smith won’t suffer any setbacks in recovering from a triceps injury in Sunday’s loss to the Rams…one that coach Pete Carrol called ‘the most disappointing’. It’s a huge game for Seattle when the NFC West-leading 49ers come to Lumen Field tomorrow night. It’s the first of two meetings in three weeks for the rivals.

San Francisco got bad news this week when an MRI confirmed Talanoa Hufanga did  tear his ACL on Sunday. The All-Pro safety will miss the rest of the season. The 49ers are a touchdown road favorite.

Kick off is at 5:15 tomorrow.

Local: 

A couple of Thanksgiving Day runs are coming tomorrow. The I Like Pie 5K and 1 and a half mile  is in the Old Mill District…The Redmond Turkey Trot 5K run/walk is at the Dry Canyon.

High School playoffs-  Mountain View will take on Wilsonville in the Football 5A Final this Friday.

 

Ducks MBB Wins...Ducks FB Honored

College Football:

Ducks wide receiver Troy Franklin was announced as a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award yesterday…going to the nation's most outstanding receiver. Franklin leads the Pac 12 in receiving while setting Oregon single-season records for receiving yards,  receiving touchdowns, and 100-yard receiving games. Oregon offensive coordinator Will Stein was announced a semifinalist for the 2023 Broyles Award, which goes to the top assistant coach in college football. Quarterback Bo Nix has been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the week for the second week in a row, and fourth time this season.  The Ducks offense remains the only team this year to score 30 or more points in every game.

Oregon State Running Back Damien Martinez was nominated for Offensive player of the week again. OSU is preparing for the 127th all-time meeting against the U of O, and perhaps the last time for awhile.

The College Football Playoff Rankings will be released later today.

In Pac 2 news, December 4th is the deadline for a ruling on Oregon State and Washington State’s motion to take control of the Pac 12 assets. December 4th is also the date the Transfer Portal opens.

 

Basketball:

NBA:

Portland announced they will assign rookies Rayan Rupert, Moses Brown, and Kris Murray to the Rip City Remix G League team.  Also Coach Chauncey Billups told reporters Sunday guards Malcolm Brogdon and Scoot Henderson could be back on the court as soon as this week as they recover from injuries. The Trail Blazers will try to halt their seven game losing streak when they play in Phoenix tonight in an In-Season Tournament game. Tip off against the Suns is at 6.

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The Oregon Men’s team beat Florida A&M last night 67 to 54 to run their record to 4 and 0. Due to injuries the Ducks only had 8 scholarship players available. Oregon will stay in the state of Florida to play in the Emerald Coast Classic, beginning Friday against Santa Clara.

The Oregon Women are at Nevada tonight starting at 6:30

 

Mtn View in 5A Football Final...Football Wrapup

College Football:

Oregon stayed at number six in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls after the blowout of Arizona State. Quarterback Bo Nix tied a school record with six touchdown passes, all coming in the first half. The win earned head coach Dan Lanning another year on his contract, extending his deal to 2030, it also gave the coach an additional million dollars to that contract. There are more performance add-ons in Lanning’s contract if he wins 11 games this season and makes it to the Pac 12 Championship game.

Oregon State dropped to number 15 in the AP and the Coaches Poll after the 2-point loss to Washington.

The Huskies moved to number four in the AP poll and stayed number five in the Coaches’.

It’s Rivalry week now with huge playoff and bowl implications. The Ducks and Beavers play Friday evening on KBND. The Apple Cup with the Cougs looking to play spoiler against U Dub is Saturday afternoon. 

Despite the break up of the Pac 12 Washington and Washington State announced their rivalry game will continue through at least 2028.

NFL: 

The Seahawks had a heartbreaker in Los Angeles losing 17 to 16 with a missed 55 yard field goal from Jason Myers in the final seconds... Seattle loses both games to the Rams this season dropping them to 6 and 4. Geno Smith left the game with a triceps injury but returned. He’ll be evaluated today. 

The  49ers took out Tampa Bay 27 to 14 with three touchdowns from QB Brock Purdy. Running Back Christian McCaffery also found his way back to the endzone with one of those passes from Purdy. San Francisco leads the NFC West at 7 and 3.

Basketball:

NBA:

The Blazers were blown out by OKC last night 134 to 91. Jerami Grant had 14 points. Portland falls to 3 and 10, losing six in a row. They play Phoenix tomorrow night in an In-Season Tournament game.

CBB:

The Oregon Men’s team plays Florida A&M today. Hear the game on KBND starting at 4:30. Star Center N’Faly Dante will be out again and have his knee evaluated by a specialist this week, according to Coach Dana Altman

Local: 

High School playoffs-  Mountain View will take on Wilsonville in the Football 5A Final this Friday.

Prep, CFB, NFL Kick-offs...Trail Blazers v Lakers

College Football:

Oregon center Jackson Powers-Johnson was announced as a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy for the best lineman and quarterback Bo Nix is a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award . The number 6 Ducks are in Tempe tomorrow afternoon against Arizona State, favored by over three touchdowns. Coverage starts at 11, kick-off is at 1, and then hear all the post-game reaction here on KBND.

Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga is also an Outland Trophy finalist. In the college football weekend’s biggest match up, the number 11 Beavers host number 5 Washington tomorrow afternoon starting at 4:30. OSU is favored by just under a field goal.

Washington State is favored to beat Colorado by less than a touchdown. Kickoff on the Palouse is at 7:30.

Oregon State and Washington State Universities have had their court motion to take control of the Pac 12 conference put on pause by a Washington State Supreme Court ruling. The two schools are attempting to run the conference by themselves and don’t want the other 10 to have any say in further operations. 

NFL: 

The  49ers are back at Levi Stadium to take on Tampa Bay. San Francisco, looking to start a new winning streak, is favored by just under two touchdowns against the Buccaneers. Kickoff is at 1:05.

The 6 and 3 Seahawks can help out their divisional chances against the 3 and 6 Los Angeles Rams. Seattle is a 1 point road favorite. Kickoff from SoFi Stadium is at 1:25

Basketball:

NBA:

The Blazers play the Lakers again tonight in another in-season tournament group-stage game. They’re also trying to halt a five game losing streak. Tip-off in Portland is at 7.

Portland's G League Team the Rip City Remix takes on the South Bay Lakers at 5 tonight in the team's home debut at the Chiles Center.

CBB-

The Ducks Men’s team takes on Tennessee State tonight. Hear the game on KBND starting at 5:30.

The Oregon State Men are in Sioux Falls, South Dakota tomorrow to face Nebraska at the Sanford Pentagon. Tip-off is at 1.

Local: 

High School playoffs-  Mountain View will take on Silverton at McNary High School in Keizer, and Summit faces Wilsonville at Willamette University in Salem, in tonight’s Football 5A semifinals. Both games kick-off at 7.

Ducks' and Beavers' O Lines Recognized...Blazers Lose

Basketball:

NBA-

Portland fell 109 to 95 to Cleveland last night. Jerami Grant was the leading scorer again but his 17 points weren’t enough. The team shot just 37 percent and lost the rebound battle 47 to 30 as the team record dropped to 3 and 8,  losing five in a row.  The Blazers play the Lakers again tomorrow night in another in-season tournament group-stage game.

CBB-

Oregon’s N'Faly Dante was named to the 2024 Wooden Award watch list. The Senior Forward is one of 50 players nationally up for College Basketball’s most prestigious player award. The Ducks take on Tennessee State tomorrow night. Hear the game on KBND.

The Oregon Women are in Arizona tonight to take on Grand Canyon University starting at 6.

College Football:

Oregon's offensive line has been named a semifinalist for the 2023 Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line unit in college football. Quarterback Bo Nix was also announced as one of 20 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Oregon is the only FBS team to score at least 30 points in every game this season. The number 6 Ducks are in Tempe Saturday afternoon against Arizona State.

Oregon State’s O-Line is also up for the Joe Moore Award…and  quarterback DJ Uiagalelei is up for the Davey O’Brien, too. In the college football weekend’s biggest match up, the number 11 Beavers host the number 5 Huskies Saturday afternoon. 

NFL: 

San Francisco rested tackle Trent Williams at practice while he’s recovering from a sore ankle. He should return to practice today and be ready Sunday … The 49ers are dealing with a few injuries on the offensive line but they’re banged up defensive players are getting healthy as they prepare to take on Tampa this week. 

Seattle had tackle Abe Lucas back at practice yesterday but still may not play this week after injuring his knee in the first game of the season. Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett sat out practice yesterday due to resting his sore hamstring. Defenders Leonard Williams, Jamal Adams, and Jordyn Brooks also rested from practice.  This week the Seahawks are on the road at the Los Angeles Rams.

Blazers Fall To Jazz...Beavs #11, Ducks Stay #6 CFB Playoff Ranking

Basketball:

NBA:

Portland lost to the Jazz 115 to 99 last night in their group stage game of the In-Season tournament. The Blazers kept it close for most of the game but went cold in the 4th quarter to fall to 1 and 1 in group play. Jerami Grant had 26 points. Deandre Ayton showed up with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Next up is Cleveland tonight back at the Moda Center. The Cavs will also be playing short-handed due to injuries. Tip off is at 7.

CBB-

The Oregon State Men beat Appalachian State 81 to 71 in overtime last night. The Beavers head to Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Saturday to face Nebraska at the Sanford Pentagon.

College Football:

Oregon stayed at number 6 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, right behind Washington. The Ducks are in Tempe Saturday afternoon against Arizona State. Hear head coach Dan Lanning’s thoughts on the game against the Sun Devils during the Oregon Coaches Show tonight at 7:05 here on KBND.

Oregon State moved up to number 11… Linebacker Kitan Oladapo was selected as the Breakout Defensive Player of the Week by the East-West Shrine Bowl. The honor is given weekly to the all-star eligible defensive player who displayed the most NFL traits. Oladapo had two interceptions in the win over Stanford. The Beavers host the number 5 Huskies Saturday afternoon. 

Oregon State and Washington State won in court yesterday. A ruling came down giving the schools full control of the conference governance and assets. The 10 soon to be former Pac 12 schools will file an appeal.

NFL: 

Seattle tackle Abraham Lucas will be back at practice this week for the first time since getting injured in week 1. No word yet if he’ll be ready this Sunday. … This week the Seahawks are on the road at the Los Angeles Rams.

San Francisco is happy to have the luxury of a deep defensive line. The addition of End Chase Young should allow Nick Bosa to play less snaps according to coach Kyle Shanahan. The 49ers are back home to  play Tampa this week.

Ducks' Nix Gets More Honors...Trail Blazers In-Season Tournament Tonight

College Football:

Oregon quarterback Bo Nix has been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. Nix was also named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the most outstanding player in college football. Nix is one of three from the Pac-12 along with Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., and USC’s Caleb Williams. Nix threw for a season-high 412 yards and four touchdowns in the win against USC. The 6th ranked Ducks are in Tempe Saturday afternoon against Arizona State.

Beavers Running Back Damien Martinez was also nominated for Pac 12 offensive player for his four touchdown performance this past weekend. Oregon State is looking forward to their first top-10 matchup since 2000 on Saturday afternoon when the Beavs host the number 5 Huskies in the season’s final home game. 

College Football Playoff rankings will be released this afternoon.

NFL: 

Seattle has a tough stretch of games ahead over the next four weeks playing the 49ers twice along with Dallas. This week the Seahawks are on the road at Los Angeles where reports say Rams QB Matthew Stafford could be making his return.

The reports of the 49ers demise are premature…After San Francisco’s blowout win, many experts have them back near the top of the NFL Power rankings, behind the Chiefs and the Eagles. It’s a big stretch of four games for the 49ers also, starting with Tampa this week, and the Eagles sandwiched between those Seahawks meetings. 

Basketball:

NBA:

Portland stands at 3 and 6 on the early season. Tonight is another Group Stage match for the in-season tournament. The Trail Blazers take on a Utah team who is also off to a slow start at 3 and 7. Both teams are 1 and 0 in the group standings. Tip-off against the Jazz is at 6.

CBB-The Oregon State Men are 2 and 0 and after a one-point win over Troy on Friday. Today the Beavers have Appalachian State at Gill Coliseum to wrap up the three-game seasoning opening home-stand. Tip-off is at 7.

 

Local: 

The Summit Boys and Girls Water Polo teams took 3rd place in the state championships.

Summit 5A Boys Soccer Champs...Storm, Cougars To Football 5A Semis

Local: 
High School playoffs:
Soccer State 5A Final- the Summit Boys beat Hood River Valley to win the title. 
 
The Cougars and Storm advance to the Football 5A semifinals this week. Mountain View will take on Silverton, and Summit faces Wilsonville, which is a rematch of last year’s Final. Both Bend teams are on the road Friday.
 
NFL: 
The 49ers blew out Jacksonville 34 to 3 yesterday to end the losing streak in convincing fashion. Brock Purdy threw three touchdowns, and the defense held the Jaguars offense to 221 yards.  San Francisco moves to 6 and 3 
 
Seattle beat Washington 29 to 26 on a game winning field goal as time expired. Kicker Jason Myers was 5 for 5 on field goal tries. Geno Smith threw 2 TDs. 
Seattle and San Francisco are tied atop the NFC West with the 9ers holding the tiebreaker.
 
Basketball:
NBA:
Portland kept it close for much of the night in Los Angeles, even trading the lead back and forth but eventually lost to the Lakers last night 116 to 110. Jerami Grant was again the leading scorer with 23 points.  On Saturday the Blazers learned rookie point guard Scoot Henderson will miss two to three weeks to recover from a bone bruise in his sprained ankle.
 
CBB- The Oregon State Women beat Villanova yesterday to move to 2 and 0.
 
College Football:
 
Oregon State thrashed Stanford 62-17 on Saturday and moved up to number 10 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls. 
 
The Ducks remained at 6 in both polls after beating USC 36 to 27 behind another outstanding performance from quarterback Bo Nix.
 
Washington stayed Number 5 after the Utah win.

Prep Playoffs...CFB, NFL Matchups & Kick-off Times

College Football:

Number 12 Oregon State welcomes Stanford to Reser stadium tomorrow afternoon. The Beavers are favored by almost three touchdowns over the Cardinal. Kick off in Corvallis is at 2:30.

Number 5 Washington is favored by 9 and a half over number 18 Utah. Kick off is at 12:30 in Seattle.

Washington State is a one point underdog on the road at Cal with a 1 o'clock start.

Number 6 Oregon hosts USC starting at 5:30 on KBND with the pre-game. Kickoff is at 7:30 in Eugene with all the post-game reaction to follow. The Ducks are favored by over two Tuddys vs the Trojans

NFL: 

Seattle has the Washington Commanders at Lumen Field Sunday. The Seahawks are favored by just under a touchdown. Kick off is at 1:25.

The 49ers are in Jacksonville Sunday for a 10 o’clock start. San Francisco is favored by a field goal.

Basketball:

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The Oregon State Men play Troy at 4 this afternoon.

The Oregon Men take on Montana today. Coverage starts here on KBND at 5:30 with tip-off at 6 from Matthew Knight Arena.  

NBA:

Portland is 3 and 5 on the early season. The Blazers are off until Sunday when they travel to LA to take on the Lakers.

Local: 

High School playoffs:

The Football 5A quarterfinals tonight have Mountain View hosting Hillsboro and Summit facing Lebanon. Both games kick-off in Bend at 7.

Soccer State 5A Final- the Summit Boys take on Hood River Valley tomorrow (Sat) at 1.

Another weekend, another major sporting event in Central Oregon: Run The Rock 50-mile, 20-mile, 50K and half marathon races are at Smith Rock State Park this Weekend.

Blazers Fall In OT...Oregon Women Win

Basketball:

NBA-

Portland gave up a lead late in Sacramento and lost 121 to 118 in overtime. Jerami Grant poured in 38 while Deandre Ayton had a double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. On the injury report, guard Malcolm Brogdon left the game with a hamstring strain and will be evaluated today. The Blazers are off until Sunday when they travel to LA to take on the Lakers.

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The Oregon Women won big over Arkansas Pine-Bluff last night as the early season tune-up continues for the Ducks.  

College Football:

Number 6 Oregon hosts USC with a 7:30 kick-off Saturday night in Eugene. It’s a big game for the Trojans who look to play spoiler in this disappointing season. Their Defensive Coordinator was fired after last week’s loss to Washington. Ducks QB Bo Nix said after practice earlier this week they’re not too worried about seeing any new defensive looks. 

The official induction ceremony for the OSU 2023 Hall of Fame Class will be held tomorrow night at Reser Stadium. The Class which includes former football coach Mike Riley will also be recognized on the field during the game against Stanford on Saturday. With three games remaining, the 2023 season marks the first time the number 12 Beavers have been ranked in every poll this late in a season.

NFL: 

Seattle will look to bounce back against the 4 and 5 Washington Commanders at Lumen Field this Sunday. The Seahawks are still dealing with injuries on the offensive line but should get Tackle Abraham Lucas back next week. 2nd year receiver and special teams stand out Dareke Young is back at practice this week.

The 49ers are in Jacksonville Sunday looking to snap their three game losing streak. The Jaguars have won five in a row and are getting some run this week as being a team on the rise that could hand San Francisco their 4th straight loss. The 9ers are hoping Chase Young can contain Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville offense.

Summit In Boys Soccer 5A Final...CFB-Beavers Move to #12...UO Stays 6th.

College Football:

The new College Football Playoff Rankings are out. Oregon holds at number 6. Oregon State comes in at number 12.

Washington remains ranked number 5.

OSU is back home for Stanford this week. Their 7 and 2 record means the Beavers will have three straight winning seasons for the first time since 2006 to 09.

Oregon will take on unranked USC with a 7:30 kick-off Saturday night in Eugene. It’s the first meeting with the Trojans since 2020 and the first time at Autzen since 2015.

Hear from Coach Dan Lanning tonight during the Oregon Coaches show starting at 7:05 here on KBND. 

Basketball:

NBA:

The 3 and 4 Trail Blazers have been bitten by the injury bug early on. Anfernee Simons is expected to be out until next month after thumb surgery. Rookie Scoot Henderson has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, and is questionable to return tonight. And now back-up center Robert Williams III will have knee surgery and could be lost for much of the season.  Portland plays in Sacramento tonight for a 7 pm tip-off against the Kings.

CBB: The Oregon Women take on Arkansas Pine-Bluff today at 5:30

Local: 

High School playoffs:

Soccer State Tournaments, in 5A Semifinals the Summit Boys beat La Salle Prep to earn a trip to the State Final on Saturday… Caldera Girls lost to North Eugene. The Sisters Girls lost to Valley Catholic in the 3A Semifinal 

The Bend Elks announced their WCL Baseball 2024 schedule! This season includes 5 $2 Tuesdays and six weekend games! Only 205 (Wed) days until opening day!

CFB Rankings...Seahawks Blown Out...Blazers Snap Win Streak

College Football:

Oregon remained ranked number 6 in the Associated Press and Coaches polls after the blowout over Cal …The Ducks face a USC team this Saturday that is out of both rankings after the loss to Washington.

Number 5 is where Washington stays, and will probably be at that spot when the Playoff Rankings are released tomorrow afternoon.

The Beavers moved up to 12th in the AP poll and 13th in the Coaches after hanging on to win in Boulder. OSU is back home for Stanford this week.

NFL: 

The Seahawks were blasted by Baltimore 37 to 3. Seattle managed only 151 yards of offense while giving up 515. The loss drops the ‘Hawks to 5 and 3 and into a tie for first in the West with the idle 49ers.

Basketball:

NBA:

Portland lost 112 to 100 Memphis in a regular season game last night, after beating the Grizzlies in an NBA Cup game on Friday. The 3 and 4 Blazers are in Sacramento Wednesday.

CBB: Regular season non-conference play tips-off today

The Oregon men play Georgia at 1:30 from Las Vegas. The UO women play Northern Arizona at 6 at Matthew Knight Arena. 

The Oregon State men play Linfield today at 2:30. The OSU Women play Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 5:30. Both games are at Gill Colliseum.

Soccer:

The Portland Thorns season ended in upset fashion and they won’t be able to defend their championship after losing 1 - Nil in Extra Time to Gotham FC in the NWSL Semifinals yesterday.

Local: 

High School playoffs:

Sisters is the 3A Volleyball Champ. The Outlaws' last state title was in 2017. Bend is the 5A runner up. The 7th seeded Lava Bears made a big run to get to the championship game. 

Summit is the Girls 5A Cross Country Champion, repeating the feat yet again. The Summit Boys were runner-up. In 4A, Crook County Boys were runner-up. 

Soccer State Tournaments, the Summit Boys and the Caldera Girls play in 5A Semifinals tomorrow. The Sisters Girls are in the 3A Semifinal tomorrow.

Mountain View and Summit football advanced to the 5A quarterfinals Friday.

Game Times for CFB, NFL, NBA...Prep Playoffs

College Football Tomorrow:

The Number 6 Ducks take on California at Autzen. Oregon is favored by 24 and a half over the Golden Bears. Coverage starts at 12:30, Kick-off is at 2:30 and then we’ll have all the post-game reaction here on KBND.

Number 5 Washington is up against number 20 USC at the LA Coliseum. The Huskies are favored by a field goal. Kick-off is 4:30.    

Washington State is favored by just under two touchdowns hosting Stanford. Kick-off on the Palouse is at 6.

The 16th ranked Beavers are at Colorado. OSU is favored by almost two touchdowns. Kick-off from Boulder is at 7 in what could be rainy, windy, and chilly conditions.                   

NFL: 

San Francisco looks to snap the three game losing streak as they head to Jacksonville Sunday. The 49ers are six and a half point underdogs. Kick-off is at 10   

Seattle is a touchdown underdog on the road. The Seahawks are in Baltimore to take on the AFC North first place Ravens. Kick-off at 10.

Basketball:

NBA:

Portland hosts Memphis in the first game of the NBA Cup tournament. Tip off is at 7 from the Moda Center. The theme is a ‘plaid-out’ to honor legendary coach Dr. Jack Ramsay and founding broadcaster Bill Schonely. The floor will have a plaid theme, the uniforms have a plaid design, and fans are encouraged to wear plaid.

Soccer:

The Portland Thorns will face Gotham FC in the NWSL Semifinals Sunday at 4.

Local: 

High School playoffs:

Volleyball today State 5A quarterfinals - Summit takes on Crescent Valley, Bend plays West Albany, 4A Crook County against Marist Catholic.

Football tonight  5A Round 1 games Canby at Summit, Eagle Point at Mountain View, Caldera on the road against West Albany. 4A  first round, Crook County at Marist, 3A first round, Yamhill-Carlton at Sisters,

Boys State Soccer tomorrow: 5A quarterfinals - Summit versus Ashland, 4A Crook County takes on The Dalles, 

Girls State Soccer tomorrow: 3A quarterfinals St. Mary's Medford against Sisters, 5A Summit versus La Salle Prep, and Caldera takes on Crescent Valley.

Cross Country State Championships are tomorrow.

Blazers Win...Beavers and Ducks FB honors

NBA:

The Trail Blazers beat Detroit 110 to 101 yesterday after a big rally in the third quarter. The Blazers hung on to win their 2nd in a row. And this season a two game winning streak may be something to cheer about… Shaedon Sharpe led the way with 29 points. Jerami Grant put in 24. Deandre Ayton had another double double with 16 points to go with 11 rebounds. Scoot Henderson left the game in the 3rd quarter with an ankle sprain. It will be evaluated today. Tomorrow is the first game of the NBA Cup tournament. Portland hosts Memphis.

College Football:

Oregon wide receiver Troy Franklin is on the Maxwell Award watch list. It’s for the most outstanding player in college football. Quarterback Bo Nix is also on the watch list. The Number 6 Ducks take on California at Autzen this Saturday. 

Oregon State offensive lineman Tanner Miller has been nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, given annually to the most outstanding football player who began his career as a walk-on. Also offensive lineman Taliese Fuaga is one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award, going to a top Lineman or linebacker in the country.

The 16th ranked Beavers are at Colorado Saturday night.                  

NFL: 

A report says the 49ers were trying to deal for a cornerback but the deal didn’t get reported to the league in time. The New York Giants were supposed to notify the league of the proposed trade but missed Tuesday’s deadline. San Francisco looks to snap the three game losing streak as they head to Jacksonville Sunday .  

Seattle hopes its trade for Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams pays off. The Seahawks face a Baltimore team that has won three in a row and sits in first place in the AFC North.

Basketball:

Portland won’t be getting a WNBA team soon. The league said in a letter that due to planned renovations at the Moda Center during consecutive Summers the timing to expand to Portland isn’t right.

CFB Playoff Ranking- UO #6, OSU #16, UW #5

College Football:

The season’s first Playoff Rankings were released Tuesday. 

The Ducks come in at number six, right behind Washington. The fifth ranked Huskies being the only blemish on Oregon’s record. Oregon State is 16th.

U of O Defensive back Tysheem Johnson is the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and quarterback Bo Nix was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, the second time Nix got the nod. Johnson had two interceptions, and Nix leads the nation with a 78.3 pass completion percentage… The 7 and 1 Ducks take on California back at Autzen this Saturday. Hear from head coach Dan Lanning tonight on the Oregon Football Coach's Show starting at 7:05 here on KBND.

Also yesterday, Beavers quarterback DJ Uiagalelei was put on the list for the Davey O'Brien Quarterback Class of 2023, making him a candidate for the O'Brien National Quarterback Award… The 6 and 2  Beavs have a high-profile game in Colorado this Saturday night.

Number 5 Washington is on the outside looking in at the top 4 spots, but a lot can, and probably will happen in a month … The Huskies will have a top 25 matchup against number 20 USC this Saturday.                       

NFL: 

The trading deadline passed yesterday.

Seattle’s trade for Defensive Lineman Leonard Williams should help shore up a defense ranked in the middle of the league. The Seahawks sent a couple of draft picks to the Giants in exchange for the 8th year pro.

San Francisco is getting 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young from the Washington Commanders in exchange for a 2024 third-round pick. The Defensive End will join Nick Bosa on what could be a dominant defensive front. Young and Bosa were teammates at Ohio State. 

Basketball:

NBA- The Trail Blazers take on Detroit this afternoon. After the win in Toronto, Portland is hoping rookie point guard Scoot Henderson can build on his 11 point, 7 assist performance while cutting down turn-overs. Henderson told the media afterwards he felt like the game hit the reset button for him, after a rocky first three games. Tip-off against the Pistons is at 4 today.

Local: 

High School playoffs this week:

Boys soccer - 5A first round, Number 11 Caldera at Number 6 McKay, 4 pm., Number 10 Bend at Number 7 Ashland, 6 p.m., Number 15 Centennial at Number 2 Summit, 3 pm.; Class 4A, first round, Number 9 North Marion at Number 8 Madras, 6 pm., Number 15 Crook County at Number 2 Tillamook, 5 pm.

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