Sports Archives for 2024-01

Blazers Face Lillard, Bucks...OSU's Bazzana Preseason Baseball All-American

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The Trail Blazers welcome Damian Lillard to the Moda Center tonight in the matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Lillard was with the Blazers for 11 years before being traded in September. Ahead of the game, Lillard has spoken with the media saying he thinks it will be emotional for him tonight, and even sees himself returning to Portland near the end of his career. The Bucks, sitting in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference, will be playing their second game with new head coach Doc Rivers. Tip-off is at 7.

NFL:

Six Seahawks will be at the Pro Bowl games in Orlando this weekend. Receiver DK Metcalf, quarterback Geno Smith and special teamer Nick Bellore were added to the line-up due to other players opting out because of injuries. The three will join cornerback Devon Witherspoon, linebacker Bobby Wagner, and safety Julian Love.

Seattle will reportedly not be getting Detroit Offensive Coordinator Ben Johnson as their new head coach. He’s apparently staying with the Lions. Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald interviewed for the job yesterday according to NFL Insiders.

College Baseball:

Oregon State’s Travis Bazzana has been named a First-Team Preseason All-American by D1Baseball.com. The junior infielder was previously named to the Perfect Game Preseason team.

College Football:

Oregon is waiting to hear if five-star wide receiver Gatlin Bair will be coming to Eugene. The Burley Idaho senior is the top uncommitted recruit in the nation for the class of 2024. The Ducks currently have the 3rd ranked recruiting class in the country.

Oregon State has named Jamie Christian as the Beavers' special teams coordinator, coming over from New Mexico from the same position.

Local:

OSAA Girls Basketball Coaches Polls has Redmond 7th and Mountain View 9th in 5A, Madras is 8th in 4A

Girls and Boys Basketball - La Pine plays Creswell, 

Boys and Girls Wrestling - Redmond takes on Caldera and Summit, Mountain View vs Ridgeview; La Pine, Madras, and Sisters are matching up.

Blazers Blow Out 76ers...OSU WBB No. 18...OSU Baseball Number 5...Hess Nabs X Games Bronze

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The Trail Blazers clobbered  Philadelphia 130 to 104 last night to earn their 14th win of the season. Jerami Grant put in 27 points to lead five scorers in double figures. Malcolm Brogdon had 24. It was a big game for Scoot Henderson who scored 22 in only 22 minutes.  The 76ers were playing without MVP Candidate Joel Embiid.

Tomorrow night the Milwaukee Bucks are in town, marking the return of Damian Lillard to the Moda Center.

NFL:

Seattle Seahawks management interviewed Detroit Offensive Coordinator Ben Johnson yesterday and will talk with Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald this morning, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero. An announcement could come as soon as tomorrow for who will replace Pete Carrol at the helm.

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Women moved up to number 18 in the new Associated Press Top 25 poll after a pair of wins over Top 25 teams last weekend. OSU is 17 and 3 on the season, 6 and 3 in the Pac 12.

College Baseball:

Oregon State is ranked 5th by Baseball America in their Top 25 rankings. That makes the third top 10 preseason ranking for the Beavers. D1Baseball.com has them at number 7 and they’re in the 9th spot in the Perfect Game poll. OSU’s season opener is in Surprise Arizona on February 16th.

Local:

Bend’s Hunter Hess captured the X Games bronze medal in Ski SuperPipe on Sunday. It was the 25 year old U.S. Ski Team member’s first time reaching the podium at the Aspen, Colorado action sports event.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Crook County Matches up with Madras, Culver duels Delphian, Trinity Lutheran takes on North Lake / Paisley 

Wrestling - La Pine Boys and Girls compete with Elmira and Pleasant Hill

 

Blazers' Can't Get By Bulls...No. 25 OSU WBB Earns Top-20 Sweep

NBA:

The Trail Blazers kept it close but dropped another one, going down to Chicago 104 to 96. Sliding to 13 and 33 on the season.

Jerami Grant led Portland with 24 points and 7 rebounds. 

Malcolm Brogdon tallied 16 points, solidifying his status as trade bait as the February 8th deadline nears. 

Scoot Henderson had only 4 points in 22 minutes. 

The rookie is dealing with a quad injury that sidelined him in the loss at San Antonio on Friday. 

The Blazers are back at it tonight against Philadelphia. Tip-off from the Moda Center is at 7.

College Hoops:

The number 25 Oregon State Women dismantled number 16 Utah 91 to 66 to notch a weekend sweep of Top-20 schools after Friday’s win over number 3 Colorado. 

At 6 and 3 OSU is now 3rd in the Pac 12.

The Oregon Women lost to number 3 Colorado 61 to 48  yesterday to drop their 4th straight game and sink to the bottom of the conference standings..

The Oregon State Men shocked Arizona State Saturday. ..Beating the Sun Devils after their upset of Arizona on Thursday to earn a weekend sweep at Gill for both Men’s and Women’s teams.

The Oregon Men fell to number 9 Arizona and may have lost guard Keeshawn Barthelemy for some significant time after suffering a lower leg injury Saturday.

NFL:

In Seattle, the search to hire a coach should intensify this week, with Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald  and Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson now free to interview. It would be Johnson’s second time talking to the Seahawks. The Commanders are the only other team with a vacancy at the head job.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - In the IMC: Bend battles Redmond, Summit against Caldera, Mountain View vs Ridgeview

 

OSU MBB Upsets Arizona....UO MBB Beats Arizona State

College Hoops:

The Oregon State Men upset number 9 Arizona 83-80 at Gill Coliseum last night. The win snaps a five game winning streak.  Arizona State is in Corvallis tomorrow. Tip off against the Sun Devils is at 4.

The Oregon Men beat Arizona State last night 80 to 61. The Ducks are now 6 and 2 and alone in first place in the Pac 12.  Number 9 Arizona is at Matthew Knight Arena tomorrow. Coverage starts at 2. Tip off at 2:30 here on KBND.

The Oregon Women have number 16 Utah at 7.

The number 25 Oregon State Women take on number 3 Colorado at 7.

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The Trail Blazers face the Spurs, the only team with a worse record in the Western Conference. Portland is coming off a nice team win against Houston on Wednesday. Reports say the team won’t be filing a protest with the NBA about the ending of Tuesday’s loss to Oklahoma City where coach Chauncey Billups wasn’t granted a time-out. Tip-off in San Antonio is at 6:30 tonight.

NFL:

San Francisco’s Deebo Samuel is trending in the right direction according to coach Kyle Shanahan. The wide receiver was listed as limited in yesterday’s practice. The 49ers are touchdown favorites in the NFC Championship Game against Detroit. Kick-off in Santa Clara is at 3:30

In Seattle, their focus is on finding a head coach primarily, and then it’s who will be under center next season. Quarterback Geno Smith could get traded to avoid a cap hit. A mock draft from well-respected Draft Guru Mel Kiper Jr. from ESPN released this week shows Michigan’s JJ McCarthy landing with the Seahawks.

Also, yesterday, Defensive Back Devon Witherspoon was named a finalist for the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.

Local:

Girls and Boys Basketball - in the IMC, Mountain View vs Bend, Caldera against Ridgeview, Summit and Redmond, Culver battles Kennedy.

Boys and Girls Wrestling - Crook County and Culver boys compete in the Reser’s tournament of champions.

 

Blazers OT Win...Ducks, Beavs MBB Tonight

NFL:

San Francisco’s Deebo Samuel didn’t practice yesterday. However coach Kyle Shanahan says the star wide-out “feels better” and that news makes Shanahan feel better. Samuel injured the shoulder in the divisional playoff win against the Packers. It’s been bothering him all season. He’s trying to get healthy in time for Sunday’s NFC championship game against the Lions.

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The Trail Blazers bounced back from a tough loss on Tuesday to outlast the Rockets in overtime last night. The 137 to 131 win snapped a three game losing streak. Anfernee Simons exploded for 33 points, with Jerami Grant pouring in 21. Deandre Ayton had an 18 point, 17 rebound double-double. Portland moves to 13 and 31. Tomorrow night they face the Spurs, the only team with a worse record in the Western Conference.

College Hoops:

The Oregon Men host Arizona State tonight. The Ducks are tied with the Sun Devils and Arizona at 5 and 2 for the Pac 12 lead. Coverage starts at 5:30. Tip off at 6 here on KBND.

The Oregon State Men welcome number 9 Arizona to Gill Coliseum. The Beavers have struggled in conference play. They’re in last place at 1 and 6 having lost five in a row. Tip off against the Wildcats is at 8 tonight.

Local:

OSAA Boys Basketball Coaches Poll - In 5A Summit is ranked number one, Caldera is 6th, Redmond is 8th, and Mountain View is 10th. Crook County is 10th in 4A, Trinity Lutheran is 2nd in 1A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Madras matches up with Molalla, Crook County takes on Estacada, Sisters goes against Pleasant Hill, La Pine battles Creswell, Trinity Lutheran vs Lost River

 

Blazers Drop Heartbreaker To OKC...Ducks' Nix, Irving Academic All-Americans

NFL:

San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel is listed as questionable on yesterday’s injury report as he deals with a shoulder injury. The same one that caused him to miss games earlier this season. The 49ers are still expected to win by a touchdown over the Lions, and are favorites to win the Super Bowl.

Seattle Defensive Back Devon Witherspoon and Special-teams standout Jerrick Reed II were named to the Pro Football Writers All-Rookie Team.

College Football:

Oregon safety Evan Williams accepted his invite to the 2024 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama on February 3rd. He’ll be one of five Ducks hoping to show-out to NFL Scouts. Running back Bucky Irving and quarterback Bo Nix were named first-team academic all-Americans yesterday.

Oregon State lost another player to former coach Jonathan Smith.  Idaho "five-star" kicker Martin Connington decommitted from the Beavers to follow Smith to Michigan State.

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The Trail Blazers lost in Oklahoma City last night. Last time they faced the Thunder it was a 62 point defeat. This time Portland only lost by two, 111 to 109 in a heart breaker. It was a close game throughout much of the contest but the Blazers came up just short.  Coach Chauncey Billups was ejected after two technical fouls late in the game with the resulting free throws allowing OKC to tie it up at 109 apiece. The Thunder then scored the go-ahead bucket and the Blazers couldn't match it. Scoot Henderson led the way with 19 points. Jerami Grant and Malcolm Brogdon both had 18. Anfernee Simons put in 17 scoring 8 of those in the 4th quarter. The Blazers are back at it tonight in Houston. Ttip-off against the Rockets is  at 5.

Local:

OSAA Girls Basketball Coaches Poll - Redmond is 7th in 5A, Madras is 6th in 4A, 

Girls Basketball - Culver takes on Salem Academy 

Boys Wrestling - Redmond hosts Thurston, Ridgeview hosts Bend.

OL Gray Returns To OSU FB...Blazers On Trading Block?

NFL:

The Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Shane Waldron is expected to be hired in the same position for the Chicago Bears. Meanwhile General Manager John Schneider will continue interviewing candidates for the head coaching job this week.

College Football:

Oregon State offensive lineman Joshua Gray announced he’ll return to Corvallis for a 6th year. He’ll be the only returning starter for coach Trent Bray’s squad who has had to reload at offensive line, quarterback, and wide receiver during this transfer season. The Beavers also received a commitment from three star high school junior Jeremiah Ioane to play linebacker.

In Eugene, former Washington DB Jabbar Muhammad is expected to visit the campus this weekend before he makes a transfer commitment. Muhammad is also expected to visit Alabama and former coach Kalen DeBoer.

NBA-

The Trail Blazers are in Oklahoma City today. That’s the sight of a 62 point loss earlier this month. As the February 8th trade deadline nears, rumors are swirling around Jerami Grant and Malcolm Brogdon. Reports say several teams have been interested in the services of both players. NBA Insiders have named the Lakers as potential suitors for Grant despite  being in the first year of the five-year 160 million dollar contract. Although Grant and Portland’s management have signaled he’s not on the trading block. Brogdon is more likely to be dealt with the Knicks apparently interested in the reigning sixth man of the year.

The Blazers tip-off against the Thunder at 5 today.

Local:

Boys and Girls Basketball - Mountain View matches up with Redmond, Bend vs Caldera, and Ridgeview takes on Summit. Crook County Boys go against Gladstone, La Pine Boys and Girls battle Pleasant Hill, Culver boys and girls duel Delphian.

OSAA Coaches Poll Girls Wrestling - Redmond is ranked 3rd, Bend is 7th in 6A/5A,  Crook County is 2nd and La Pine is 10th in 4A/3A/2A/1A.

OSAA Coaches Poll Boys Wrestling - In 5A Redmond is first, Mountain View is 4th, Bend is 8th.  4A has Crook county 2nd, La Pine is 3rd in 3A, Culver is 4th in 2A/1A.

Trail Blazers Lose In L.A. ... Seahawks Set 2nd Interviews

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The Trail Blazers suffered another blowout loss going down 134 to 110 to the Lakers in Los Angeles last night. Malcolm Brogdon led the way for Portland with 23 points. Rookie Duop Reath continues to impress; netting 16 points in 22 minutes. Scoot Henderson struggled going 1 for 6 on field goal attempts with 4 points. The Blazers snapped their two game win streak and are now 12 and 30 on the season. They’re in Oklahoma City tomorrow night.

College Hoops:

The Oregon Men lost to Utah yesterday 80 to 77 dropping to 5 and 2 in conference, and snapping an 11 game win streak in Salt Lake City.

The Oregon Women lost to Cal yesterday 66 to 57 and are now 2 and 5 in conference play.

The Oregon State Women fell 65 to 56 to number 8 Stanford yesterday. The Beavers are 4 and 3 in the Pac 12.

NFL:

San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel had an evaluation on his shoulder yesterday after having to leave the 49ers win over the Packers on Saturday. We should hear more today. The 9ers are touchdown favorites over the Lions in the NFC championship game.

The Seahawks will be conducting 2nd interviews with at least five coaches according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero: Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Raiders DC Patrick Graham, Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, Rams DC Raheem Morris and Cowboys DC Dan Quinn. 

 

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Girls Basketball - Crook County hosts Gladstone, Madras girls and boys take on the Dalles, Sisters against Siuslaw, Culver boys against Wilimina

 

McCormick Back For 9th CFB Season....Ducks, Beavs MBB Struggle

NFL:

The Seahawks interviewed their former Defensive Coordinator yesterday. Dan Quinn is among a handful of coaches meeting with Seattle General Manager John Schneider. Raheem Morris, the Rams Defensive Coordinator, and Mike Kafka, Giants Offensive Coordinator are scheduled for today. Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson is set for tomorrow.

San Francisco takes on Green Bay tomorrow in the NFL Playoffs divisional round. The 49ers are 9 and a half point favorites over Luke Musgrave and the Packers. Kick-off is at 5:15

College Football:

Former Summit High School standout Cam McCormick, who transferred to Miami last year after playing most of his career with the Ducks, announced he would be returning for an unprecedented ninth season of college football. The Tight End has suffered a variety of injuries in his collegiate career.

College Hoops:

The Oregon Men dropped their first loss of the conference season in Colorado last night falling 86 to 70. The Ducks are in Salt Lake City to take on Utah Sunday. Coverage starts at 11:30. Tip-off at Noon here on KBND.

The Oregon State men lost to Utah last night 74 to 47 dropping to 1 and 5 in conference.

The Beavers are in Boulder against the Buffaloes tomorrow at 4.

The Oregon Women take on number 8 Stanford tonight at 7

Raegan Beers, the Pac 12 player of the week and the Oregon State Women are at Cal tonight starting at 7.

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The Trail Blazers have Indiana at the Moda Center tonight. Tip-off at 7.

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College Hockey: Oregon takes on Washington at the Ice Pavilion tonight and tomorrow in the Bend Classic. The Puck drops at 7 both nights.

Girls and Boys Basketball - 5A - Bend battles Redmond, Summit vs Caldera, Ridgeview matches up with Mountain View, 4A - Madras goes against Gladstone, 1A -Trinity Lutheran takes on Chiloquin

 

Blazers Beat Nets...Ducks & Beavers Land More Transfers

SPORTS 1-18-24

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The Trail Blazers beat the Nets 105 to 103 last night. Anfernee Simons hit the game winner to get to 20 points. Jerami Grant also had a big bucket at the end of the game to lead all scorers with 30. The win snapped a 4 game losing streak. 

NFL:

Seahawks General Manager John Schneider is interviewing potential coaches for the Seahawks head job. Oddsmakers say Dan Quinn is the top candidate.

The 49ers injury report had both tackle Trent Williams and Edge Rusher Arik Armstead listed as full participants yesterday. It’s a good sign both players will be ready when San Francisco welcomes Green Bay on Saturday. 

College Football:

Oregon will have Duke defensive back Brandon Johnson the third defensive back from the transfer portal to commit to the Ducks this offseason. He’ll have one year of eligibility. 

Oregon State added another Transfer portal recruit.  Linebacker D.J. Wesolak [Wes-lock] is coming from Missouri. Wesolak is a former Top-175 recruit from the 2022 class.

College Hoops:

The Oregon Men take their undefeated conference record to Colorado tonight. Coverage starts at 7. Tip-off at 7:30 here on KBND.

The Oregon State men are at Utah starting at 6.

College Baseball:

Oregon State is ranked ninth in Perfect Game USA's preseason top-25 poll.  The Beavs are seventh in the D1Baseball top 25 preseason rankings.The Beavers are the highest ranked Pac-12 team and it's the first time OSU is in the top 10 of a preseason poll since the 2019 season. Also, junior Travis Bazzana has been named a preseason All-American by Perfect Game USA. The Beavers season starts February 16th in Surprise, AZ.

Local:

High School OSAA Boys Basketball Coaches Polls have Summit first, Mountain View 7th, Redmond 8th and Caldera 10th in 5A. Trinity Lutheran is number 2 in 1A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Crook County matches up with Molalla, Sisters against Creswell, La Pine boys are at Harrisburg, 

Boys and Girls Wrestling- Crook County vs Mountain View, Summit vs Bend, Caldera vs Bend, Culver vs Madras.

 

Seahawks, Beavers, Ducks Coaching Updates...Blazers' Sharpe Out 2 Weeks

NFL:

Word came yesterday from NFL Insider Tom Pelissero the Seahawks have requested to interview Detroit Offensive Coordinator Ben Johnson. Johnson has already been linked to speaking with Washington and Carolina. As he’s still coaching the Lions in this weekend’s divisional round it's likely he won’t be able to meet with Seattle until next week. Pelissero also reported Houston Offensive coordinator Bobbly Slowik is on the Seahawks request list.

Slowik previously coached in San Francisco under Kyle Shanahan.

Shanahan said during yesterday’s press conference many 49ers are getting healthy. Christian McCaffery was listed as a full practice participant, and several defensive players should be at today’s practice. San Francisco welcomes Green Bay on Saturday.

College Football:

Oregon State head coach Trent Bray made three additions for the team's staff. JR Moala has been appointed director of recruiting, Madison Sweezey is now director of football administration and Marco Candido is staying in Corvallis as the program's head football strength and conditioning coach.

Oregon offensive lineman Marcus Harper the II announced he’ll be returning for his senior season. Cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin is leaving the Ducks to join Jonathon Smith on the Michigan State staff.

Basketball:

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The Trailblazers take on the Nets tonight. Guard Shaedon Sharpe will be out for two weeks with an abdominal strain. Tip off against Brooklys is at 7.

Soccer:

In MLS offseason news, The Portland Timbers have signed academy product Sawyer Jura of Bend to an MLS NEXT Pro contract through the 2025 season. Also former Manchester United star Jesse Lingard could be joining the Timbers as they’re managed by Lingard’s Man U gaffer, Phil Neville.

 

Local:

High School OSAA Girls Basketball Coaches Polls have Redmond tied for 6th in 5A, Madras at 8th in 4A.

Girls and Boys Basketball - Sisters plays Creswell, La Pine takes on Harrisburg, Culver against Santiam, Trinity Lutheran Boys against Gilchrist.

Boys and Girls Wrestling Caldera and Summit are at Ridgeview, La Pine at Sweet Home, Culver Boys are also in action.

 

Seahawks Request Interviews...Ducks, Beavers FB Land Transfers

NFL:
The Seahawks have reportedly requested to interview Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Dallas DC Dan Quinn, who was on the Seattle staff 10 years ago, Rams DC Raheem Morris,Frank Smith, offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins, and Giants’ OC Mike Kafka. Meanwhile, Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and quarterbacks coach Greg Olson are interviewing for Chicago’s OC job according to NFL Insiders.
San Francisco opens as a 10 point favorite over Green Bay Saturday. The 49ers had 10 players listed on the injury report for the final week of the regular season it will be interesting to see who is listed on this week’s report as running back Christian McCaffrey and edge rusher Arik Armstead are both dealing with ailments.
College Football:
Oregon has shored up its defensive front with the addition of 5th year lineman Ja’Maree Caldwell, who is headed to Eugene from the Houston Cougars. He was second team All Big 12 last season; the highly rated run defender will help the Ducks in the run-heavy Big 10.
Oregon State is getting wide receiver Darrius Clemons from Michigan. He played at Portland’s Westview High School. It will be a big help to the Beavers wide receiver room who lost last season’s leading receivers to transfer, graduation and the NFL Draft.
Basketball:
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As the NBA trade deadline approaches, Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon is emerging as a likely candidate to bring the team some draft capital. The Trailblazers take on the Nets tomorrow. Brooklyn is the only team Portland has beat this month.
 
Local:
High School: 
Girls and Boys Basketball - in the IMC its Bend and Summit, Caldera vs Mountain View and Redmond against Ridgeview, In 4A Madras girls are at Estacada. In 3A La Pine girls and boys play Elmira, 2A Culver boys and girls against Regis. Trinity Lutheran boys and girls play Bonanza in 1A.
 

Portland Falls To Phoenix...Bend High's Musgrave Grabs TD In Pack's Playoff Win

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The Trailblazers lost 127 to 116 to Phoenix last night. After a dismal road trip the team returned to Portland and looked good early on but gave up a first half lead and never recovered. It’s their fourth loss in a row dropping them to 10 and 29. Scoot Henderson did record his best game; dropping in 33 points, with 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Anfernee Simons had 28. But Shaedon Sharpe with a thigh injury and Jerami Grant with illness both didn’t play. The Blazers are off until Wednesday.

NFL:

The Seahawks have reportedly not yet interviewed any potential coaching candidates. They may be reconsidering Dan Quinn’s name on their list of potential head coaches after the Cowboy's performance yesterday against the Packers. League insiders report Quinn has drawn interest from Seattle and Washington. 

Also during yesterday’s Green Bay playoff win former Bend High Lava Bear and OSU Beaver Luke Musgrave caught a 38 yard touchdown. The rookie had three receptions for 52 yards. 

Green Bay will play at San Francisco Saturday night in the divisional round.

College Football:

Oregon landed a top-ranked wide receiver out of the transfer portal at the end of last week. Evan Stewart played at Texas A&M last season. The junior provides another big time pass-catching option for the Duck’s offense.

Oregon State received another transfer commitment. Cornerback Sai Vadrawale recently announced on social media that he is leaving Cal for Corvallis. The freshman played in two games last season.

Multiple reports say the University of Washington is hiring Jedd Fisch to be their new head coach. Fisch, who spent the last three years turning around Arizona’s program, will replace Kalen DeBoer who left to be Alabama’s new coach.

Basketball:

College Hoops

The Oregon Men came back to beat Cal Saturday to move to 5 and 0 in Pac 12 play.

The Oregon State Women blew out Arizona State yesterday  92-55 to move to 3 and 2 in conference.

The Oregon Women got by Arizona 70 to 68 yesterday to get to 2 and 3 in the Pac 12.

UO's Lanning Says He's Staying...Blazers Lose by 62

NFL:

A list of potential candidates for the Seahawks coaching job includes Dallas Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn…who was the DC under Pete Carrol during the Legion Of Boom years.  GM John Schneider could also look at Dave Canales, Tampa’s Offensive Coordinator who was quarterback’s coach for Seattle in 2022. 

College Football:

Oregon coach Dan Lanning spent yesterday saying he would be staying with the Ducks. This comes after speculation on who would replace Nick Saban at Alabama. Lanning was a graduate assistant under Saban…and has emerged as a top name anytime a coaching vacancy comes up. A video was released on social media yesterday with Lanning saying he would not be leaving…and if players are worried their coach is leaving they should go to the U of O.

Oregon State defensive back Jaden Robinson made his official announcement that he’ll be returning to Corvallis. It will be his seventh season in college after a redshirt, a medical redshirt, and the Covid Bonus year.

Basketball:

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The Trailblazers had a rough time in OKC last night. The Final score of 132 to 77 means Portland lost by the fifth largest margin of victory in NBA History. The 62 point defeat makes the Blazers the second team to ever lose multiple games by more than 60 points. They were beaten by 65 against Indiana in 1998. Now it’s on to Minnesota to face the league’s top defensive team tonight. Tip off against the Timber Wolves is at 5.

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The Oregon State Men had the lead for most of the game but Stanford beat the Beavers 88 to 84 in overtime last night.

The Oregon Men play Cal tomorrow at 5. Coverage starts at 4:30 here on KBND.

The Oregon State Women play Arizona tonight at 7

The Oregon Women play Arizona State tonight at 7

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High School: 

Tonight Girls and Boys Basketball in the IMC - Ridgeview battles Bend, Mountain View tangles with Summit, Caldera takes on Redmond. In 4A Madras goes against La Pine, Crook County travels to Sweet Home, In 1A, Trinity Lutheran is at Central Christian , 

Boys and Girls Wrestling - Bend,Caldera, Crook County, Culver, La Pine, Mountain View, and Redmond along with several other schools around the state are in the Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds today.

Seahawks' Carrol Moves To Advisory Role...Blazers vs OKC

NFL:

Seahawks coach Pete Carrol is out, after 14 seasons in Seattle. At an at times emotional press conference yesterday Carrol said he and the team “mutually agreed to set a new course.”

Jody Allen, Chair of the Seahawks ownership board said, " his role will evolve from Head Coach to remain with the organization as an advisor.”

The team will now look for a new coach, and likely new assistant staff members.

Carrol took the ‘Hawks to the playoffs nine times, winning the Super Bowl in 2013.

 

Basketball:

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The Trailblazers take on OKC today. Portland needs to regroup from the blow-out loss to New York Tuesday.  The 10 and 26 Blazers will have their work cut-out for them. The Thunder sit in 2nd place in the West, winners of seven of their last 10. Tip off is at 5 today.

College Football:

Oregon All-American center Jackson Powers-Johnson will play in the Senior Bowl on February 3rd where he might get to snap to his quarterback Bo Nix again. J-P-J is technically not a senior, this is the first season underclassmen are allowed to play in all star games. Defensive lineman Brandon Dorlus and cornerback Khyree Jackson will also be competing in the contest that attracts many pro-scouts.

Recruiting news:

Oregon State will get Linebacker Aiden Sullivan transferring from Butte College

 

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The Oregon State Men take on Stanford tonight at 8. The Beavers return to Gill Coliseum with a 1 and 3 conference record after getting swept by the Washington schools last week. 

Local:

High School: In the latest OSAA boys basketball coaches polls, Summit is number 1, Redmond is 6th, and Mountain View is 7th in 5A. Trinity Lutheran is number 3 in 1A.

Tonight Girls Basketball Colton plays Culver, Crook County Boys host Cascade.

Girls Wrestling - Redmond vs. Bend Dual Meet, Mountain View vs. Summit Dual Meet, Mountain View vs. Caldera Dual GWR Meet,. 

Boys Wrestling - Mountain View vs. Summit, and Mountain View vs. Caldera Dual Meets- Ridgeview hosts a 4-Way at Deschutes County Expo Center. 

La Pine and Crook County are also competing in three team meets.

Trail Blazers Injuries Continue...Ducks Get Another Transfer Commit

NFL: 

Seattle coach Pete Carrol said he plans to continue with the team. He had his regular radio show appearance yesterday and said he’s ready to go for another season. The 72 year-old Carrol has a year remaining on his current contract. The Seahawks have the 16th overall pick in the draft.

San Francisco is the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl. Christian McCaffery finished as the league’s rushing leader with 1,459  yards.

Basketball:

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Portland continues to get bitten by the injury bug. Backup center Moses Brown will have surgery on his left wrist and be out for a couple of months. Deandre Ayton has missed the past seven games with knee tendinitis. He’s listed as doubtful to play tonight. Matisse Thybulle and Jabari Walker are questionable. Anfrenee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe have been bright spots returning to the line-up recently. The pair provided a big lift in Sunday’s overtime win against the Nets which earned the Blazers their 10th victory of the season. The Trail Blazers are in Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks, winners of four straight. Tip-off is at 4:30 today. 

 

College Football:

Oregon has hired Taylor Porter  as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Porter spent the past four seasons at Michigan State in the same position.

UTSA cornerback Kam Alexander announced he’ll play for the Ducks next season. He’ll have one year of eligibility left.

Local:

High School

Girls and Boys Basketball  Bend takes on Mountain View, Redmond versus Summit, Ridgeview tangles with Caldera. La Pine plays Junction City, Madras Girls are at Sweet Home, 

Culver Boys at Blanchet Catholic, Prospect Charter at Trinity Lutheran Boys.

Blazers Win In OT...Seahawks Win, Miss Playoffs

NFL: 

Seattle escaped with a win in Glendale yesterday beating the Cardinals 21-20, but the win was a hollow one as the Packers beat the Bears to keep the Seahawks from reaching the postseason. There are definite question marks about coach Pete Carrol and the direction for next season.

San Francisco lost 21 to 20 to the LA Rams yesterday. The 49ers will use their first round bye to recuperate several injuries on both sides of the ball including a sore calf from Christian McCaffery. The 9ers will play the lowest seed remaining from the upcoming Wild Card Weekend. It could very well be the same Rams team. 

Basketball:

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The Trail Blazers came back to beat Brooklyn 134 to 127 in Overtime yesterday. Portland trailed for all but the final minutes of the 4th quarter. Anfernee Simons had 38 points and 11 assists, Jerami Grant scored 27, and Duop Reath had a double double with 13 rebounds to go with 15 points. It was the 10th victory of the season and snapped a three game losing streak. The Blazers are in Madison Square Garden to take on the Knicks tomorrow.

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The Oregon Men beat Washington State moving to 4 and 0 in the Pac 12 and riding a 5 game winning streak. 

The Oregon State Men fell to Washington dropping to 1 and 3 in conference. 

The Oregon State Women dropped to 12 and 2  after losing to 2nd ranked UCLA. The Beavers are 1 and 2 in conference play.

The Oregon Women are 0 and 3 after losing to number 9 USC yesterday.

College Football:

Oregon linebacker Jeffrey Bassa announced he will be returning for his senior season. He was considering entering the NFL Draft. Oregon's record holder for most catches in a season is staying in Eugene, too. Wide receiver Tez Johnson says he intends to stay another year.

Local:

High School

Girls and Boys Basketball  -Sisters plays Elmira

 

CBB-Ducks Men Win...OSU Men Lose

College Basketball:

The Oregon Men beat Washington last night 76 to 74 moving to 3 and 0 in the Pac 12 and riding a 4 game winning streak. The Ducks are on the Palouse tomorrow.  Coverage starts at 6:30, tip-off against the Cougars is at 7 here on KBND.

The Oregon State Men fell to Washington State last night 65 to 56 dropping to 1 and 2 in conference. Now it’s on to Seattle for the Beavers tomorrow afternoon. Tip-off against the Huskies is at 3.

The 12 and 0 Oregon State Women play 9th ranked USC tonight at 7

The Oregon Women play 2nd ranked UCLA tonight at 7

NBA-

The Trail Blazers are ready to take another crack at Dallas tonight after losing by almost 30 on Wednesday. Anfernee Simons returned to the starting line-up but guard Shaedon Sharpe is still on a minutes restriction as he comes back from injury. The Blazers will need to shoot better and try to slow down the Mavericks’ Luka Donkic and Kyree Irving. Tip-off is at 5:30.

 

NFL: 

Seattle offensive tackle Abe Lucas didn’t practice yesterday. He was among several players that sat out with injuries. Kenneth Walker the Third was limited and should be ready to go for the must-win game Sunday. The Seahawks need to beat the Cardinals and have the Bears beat the Packers in order to get the final wildcard spot. Kick off in Arizona is at 1:25

San Francisco is readying for Sunday’s game against the Rams with an eye on avoiding injuries and resting key players. Quarterback Brock Purdy will sit. Running back Christian McCaffrey won’t play due to a sore calf. Kick off in Santa Clara is at 1:25

Local:

High School

Girls and Boys Basketball tonight - Conference play in the IMC begins: Caldera against Bend, Mountain View takes on Redmond, Summit faces Ridgeview 4A non league: Madras vs Baker, Crook County against La Grande. Also, Culver plays Crook County JV. Tomorrow in 3A Sisters plays La Pine, Trinity Lutheran girls takes on Crane, 

Trinity Lutheran boys at Jordan Valley

Wrestling - Bend and Mountain View Boys and Girls are competing in Nampa, Idaho.

Blazers Fall To Mavs...Seahawks, 49ers Pro Bowlers

Basketball:

NBA-

The Trail Blazers were blown out in Dallas last night 126 to 97. Portland fell behind big in the first half and never recovered. Shaedon Sharpe had 16 points and Anfernee Simons, returning from injury, scored 15. Scoot Henderson managed only 7 points on 2 of 12 shooting. Jerami Grant was held to 10. The team shot just 39 percent from the field. The loss drops the Blazers to 9 and 24. They matchup against the Mavericks again tomorrow. Tip-off at 5:30.

College Hoops-

The Oregon Men are 2 and 0 playing at Washington tonight. Coverage starts at 5:30, tip-off at 6 here on KBND.

The Oregon State Men are 1 and 1. The Beavers are at Washington State tonight starting at 8.

NFL: 

Seattle offensive tackle Abe Lucas may not play Sunday.  He didn’t practice yesterday ,resting the knee that’s been hampering him all season. The Seahawks need to beat the Cardinals and have the Bears beat the Packers in order to get the final wildcard spot. Pro Bowl selections were announced yesterday. Linebacker Bobby Wagner, who is in his 11th season with the Seahawks and 12th in the NFL, is on the Pro Bowl roster for the ninth time in his career, while safety Julian Love and rookie cornerback Devon Witherspoon are first-time Pro-Bowl selections. Eight players were named as alternates.

San Francisco is readying for Sunday’s game against the Rams with an eye on avoiding injuries and resting key players. Quarterback Brock Purdy will sit. Running back Christian McCaffrey won’t play due to a sore calf. Some other starts may only play the first quarter. The 49ers will have home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Purdy was one of nine 49ers players picked for the Pro Bowl including McCaffrey, and edge rusher Nick Bosa.

Local:

High School

The Boys Basketball 5A Coaches poll has Summit ranked number one, Mountain View is fifth. Trinity Lutheran is ranked second in the 1A Poll.

Wrestling - Sisters and Caldera Boys and Girls have a dual meet.

OSU Names Defensive Coordinator...Blazers' Henderson Nominated

College Football:

Oregon State football head coach Trent Bray announced Keith Heyward as the Beavers new defensive coordinator. Heyward played cornerback for OSU from 1997 to 2000, and was the secondary coach from 2008 to 2011. He mostly recently was on the Las Vegas Raiders coaching staff.

Wide receiver Silas Bolden announced Monday he’s leaving Corvallis. The junior caught 54 passes for 746 yards and five touchdowns last season… and had a punt return TD.  He suffered a hamstring injury in the Sun Bowl loss against Notre Dame. 

Basketball:

NBA-

The Trail Blazers are 9 and 23 and suffering through early season struggles with injury and inexperience. Rookie Scoot Henderson has been playing well of late and earned some recognition this week in the form of being nominated as a Western Conference player of the week. The point guard has scored in double figures in each of his last five games including a double-double in points and assists in two of the contests. He led the Blazers in scoring in Monday’s loss in Phoenix. Henderson should get more support from Shaedon Sharpe after playing limited minutes against the Suns after missing the previous five games with a thumb injury. Portland is just underway on a seven game road trip stopping in Dallas today and Friday. They match up against the Mavericks starting at 5:30

Local:

High School

Girls Basketball - Summit hosts South Medford, Sisters hosts Pleasant Hill. La Pine is at Creswell.

The 5A Coaches poll has Redmond ranked number nine. Madras is ranked ninth in the 4A Poll

Boys Basketball- Culver plays Gervais, Sisters hosts Pleasant Hill. La Pine is at Creswell, Ridgeview hosts Henley, 

Wrestling - Summit Boys and Girls take on Redmond.

 

Ducks Win Fiesta Bowl...Blazers Fall to Suns

College Football:

Oregon laid out Liberty 45 to 6 in the Fiesta Bowl yesterday. Quarterback Bo Nix had a huge final game in college throwing for five touchdowns with 363 yards, setting several school records and a national completion percentage record in the process. Tez Johnson is now the Ducks season reception leader after his 11 catches gave him 86 for the season and passed receiver Troy Franklin who set the previous record with 81 in the Pac 12 championship game. The Ducks defense struggled some in the first quarter but rallied to shut down Liberty’s top ranked rushing offense.

Basketball:

NBA-

The Trail Blazers lost to Phoenix 109 to 88 last night. The team started hot in the first quarter but then went ice cold and the result was a blowout loss Scoot Henderson led Portland with 17 points and 6 assists. The Blazers drop to 9 and 23 and are in Dallas tomorrow.

College Hoops-

The Oregon State Women beat Oregon Sunday to open the Pac 12 season. OSU is now 12 and 0.

NFL: 

Seattle needs to beat the Cardinals and get help from the Bears beating the Packers this Sunday in the most likely scenario to make the final wild card spot. The other scenarios involve unlikely ties.  Seahawks coach Pete Carrol called the loss to the Steelers disappointing for the defense, who have struggled stopping the run, giving up 200 yards and a season high for total yards.

San Francisco will sit Christian McCaffery in Sunday’s game against the Rams. The running back will rest an injured calf. The 49ers have locked up home field advantage in the playoffs, and may put several key starters on a snap count Sunday to make sure they’re healthy for a playoff run.

Local:

High School

Girls Basketball - Mountain View hosts South Medford. 

Boys Basketball- Bend hosts McNary, 

 

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