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TRIBUNE PHOTO :TIMOTH GONZALES - Scott Barnes meets the press Thursday morning at Oregon State.
December 29, 2016

Personality guy takes Oregon State athletics helm

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Scott Barnes wants to outline strategic plan for 'big-time' Beavers program
December 29, 2016

OSU's Barnes gets praise from former colleagues

by Kerry Eggers
Beavers' new athletic director known for variety of skills, from fundraising to fly fishing
December 28, 2016

Gary Andersen lining up new coaches

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon State coach wants to improve Beavers' passing game, ability to set tempo


December 27, 2016

Barnum wants tougher Vikings

by Portland Tribune
SCORESHEET/North Texas, routed by Portland State a year ago, has ex-PSU assistant on its staff going into bowl game vs. Army
COURTESY: MICHIGAN ATHLETICS - DOUGHERTY
December 22, 2016

Ducks add one football coach, Campbell departs

by Portland Tribune
FRIDAY SPORTS NEWS/Dougherty joins Oregon staff after one year at Michigan as offensive analyst; longtime running backs coach leaving Ducks
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - FREEMAN
December 21, 2016

Running back Freeman will return to Ducks

by Portland Tribune
WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/Rupp enters Boston Marathon; Suh, Hekker make NFL Pro Bowl; Timbers kick off 2017 season at home against expansion Minnesota United
COURTESY: JOE BIRON/WORLDPOKERTOUR.COM - James Romero, a West Linn High graduate and Wilsonville resident, wins the World Poker Tours Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.
December 15, 2016

On Heisman picks, Blazer trades, and more

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
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December 13, 2016

Taggart Time

by Portland Tribune
SCORESHEET Some notes from the Portland Tribune sports staff, while we consider a change in department motto to “Win the juice, if we want to have a great day or do something.” • The University…
December 11, 2016

Brennan 'fired up' about San Jose State job

by Kerry Eggers
Spartans' new coach, from Oregon State, has experience with rebuilding projects
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - ANDERSEN
December 10, 2016

Andersen, Beavers hot on the trail for recruits

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon State coach expects to announce collection of junior-college signees, and a new receivers coach
December 08, 2016

Taggart talks Oregon

by Jason Vondersmith
Ducks' new football coach spouts 'juice' as means to a national title
December 08, 2016

VIDEO: Get to know Willie Taggart

by Pamplin Media Group
Some of the best lines from Oregon's new football coach
GOUSFBULLS.COM - TAGGART
December 07, 2016

Willie Taggart to Oregon: What does this mean for Ducks?

by Jason Vondersmith
I awoke to the news, just after having a dream about a svelte Chip Kelly taking the Oregon job in a meeting with UO brass and a former sportswriter colleague at my old house in Beaverton, and…
December 07, 2016

VIDEO: Why Willie Taggart is right for Oregon

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon reportedly hires Willie Taggart from South Florida to be its new head football coach. A look at his record with the Bulls.
COURTESY: GOUSFBULLS.COM - Caoch Willie Taggart, 40, is leaving the University of South Florida to succeed Mark Helfrich as coach of the Oregon Ducks.
December 07, 2016

Ducks hire Taggart as new football coach

by Jason Vondersmith
Willie Taggart is the new head football coach at the University of Oregon, the school announced Wednesday. The Ducks have plucked him away from the head coaching job at South Florida in Tampa.…
December 07, 2016

Portland State gets Montana at Providence Park

by Portland Tribune
WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/Vikings have five 2017 home games/OSU's Brennan takes San Jose State job/PNW PGA honors Gonzales, Blakley/Winterhawks sign bantam goalie
COURTESY: GODUCKS.COM - The Heisman Trophy, as shown at the University of Oregon after being won in 2014 by Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota, is up for grabs this year. The winner will be announced at 5 p.m. PT Saturday in New York City.
December 06, 2016

Winnowing list of Heisman hopefuls

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
December 06, 2016

Portland State football to play Arkansas

by Kerry Eggers
Portland State will face its first-ever Southeasern Conference opponent — Arkansas — to open the 2019 football season. PSU will play the Razorbacks on Aug. 31, 2019. One source says the Vikings…
December 06, 2016

PSU-BYU football game set; Bulls' Rondo suspended for Blazers

by Portland Tribune
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Portland State’s 2017 schedule just got tougher. The Vikings, already ticketed to play Oregon State next season, have added BYU to their slate. PSU will visit LaVell Edwards…
December 01, 2016

Oregon State football depth chart for 2017

by Kerry Eggers
(Projected two-deep by position for the start of Beavers spring football) OFFENSE WR: *Seth Collins, junior; Trevon Bradford, sophomore WR: *Jordan Villamin, senior; Paul Lucas, junior WR:…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ, DAVID BLAIR - Quarterback Marcus McMaryion finished strong and led Oregon State past Oregon, but he and various others will have to battle for starting spots in 2017.
December 01, 2016

BEAVERS READY TO BUILD DAM AFTER CIVIL WAR WIN

by Kerry Eggers
Hitting recruiting trail gets a little easier for OSU coach, staff
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Receiver Darren Carrington leaves the field at Reser Stadium after last Saturdays 34-24 Civil War loss to Oregon State. Will he return to the Ducks or turn pro?
December 01, 2016

Ducks look ahead to promising future

by Jason Vondersmith
More Oregon players will need to step up as leaders
December 01, 2016

Oregon football depth chart for 2017

by Jason Vondersmith
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Coach Mark Helfrich is out as head coach at the University of Oregon.
November 30, 2016

Oregon players remember 'Helf' as caring, inspirational coach

by Jason Vondersmith
EUGENE — The text to players came at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday. The players’ meeting with Oregon football coach Mark Helfrich started 22 minutes later. Helfrich told the players he was no longer their…
November 30, 2016

Kelly's thoughts are with Helfrich

by Portland Tribune
WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/49ers coach says he has not been contacted by Oregon/Rountree leaves Portland State for Georgia Tech/LPGA tourney returns to Columbia Edgewater
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mark Helfrich is interviewed before the Oregon Ducks' appearance in the 2015 national championship game against Ohio State. Oregon fired Helfrich on Tuesday after a 4-8 season in 2016.
November 30, 2016

Trying to make sense of Helfrich, and what just happened, and…

by Jason Vondersmith
JASON VONDERSMITH/ON OREGON DUCKS FOOTBALL Nice guy, smart fellow, good football coach, but I never quite understood Mark Helfrich — literally. And I wasn’t alone. Many colleagues of mine from…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Mark Helfrich (left) and Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens talk in happier days than Tuesday, when the AD informed Helfrich he was being let go as Ducks football coach.
November 29, 2016

Mullens: Ducks will look 'far and wide'

by Steve Brandon
No new head football coach is imminent, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens said Tuesday night, shortly after firing Mark Helfrich. “We’re going to look far and wide,” Mullens said. Mullens…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Mark Helfrich arrives Saturday at Reser Stadium in Corvallis for the final game of the Oregon Ducks' 2016 football season
November 29, 2016

Oregon fires football coach Helfrich

by Portland Tribune
'Plain and simple -- we didn't win enough games this season'
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - PHARAOH BROWN
November 29, 2016

Pharaoh Brown makes all-Pac-12 team

by Portland Tribune
TUESDAY SPORTS NEWS/Pilots volleyball coach Crouch, outside hitter Troutman earn WCC honors
Ryan Nall ran for 155 yards and four touchdowns in Oregon State's 34-24 win over Oregon
November 28, 2016

Ryan Nall named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

by Portland Tribune
MONDAY SPORTS NEWS/Oregon State running back honored by Pac-12; Love, Durant claim NBA awards; Two Ducks, one Beaver on all-Pac-12 volleyball team; Ionescu picked as week's top freshman in Pac-12…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - HELFRICH
November 27, 2016

Oregon's move on class act Helfrich seems imminent, inevitable

by Steve Brandon
SCORESHEET/What direction are the Ducks going in? And where will they be in 1-5 years?
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Brady Hoke, UO defensive coordinator, watches a play unfold in Saturday's Civil War loss at Oregon State.
November 26, 2016

After whiffing at Oregon State, Ducks have plenty of questions…

by Jason Vondersmith
CORVALLIS — The talk of Oregon’s loss to Oregon State was how the Ducks couldn’t stop Ryan Nall and the clock-hogging Beavers' rushing attack. From start to finish this season, from the UC Davis…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon coach Mark Helfrich (right) congratulates Oregon State's Gary Andersen after the Beavers beat the Ducks on Saturday in Corvallis.
November 26, 2016

Oregon players say they don't want new coaches

by Stephen Alexander
But Helfrich says he knows his job isn't safe; 'We didn't do well enough'
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Ryan Nall of Oregon State pushes Oregon Ducks defender Brenden Schooler out of the way at Reser Stadium.
November 26, 2016

Ducks feel the pain in a season of hurt

by Stephen Alexander
'We have to wait 364 days until we have another chance to take it back'
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The Oregon State Beavers celebrate a touchdown run by Ryan Nall (34).
November 26, 2016

VIDEO: Civil War highlights

by Pamplin Media Group
Pac-12 Networks' Greg Wolf, Curtis Conway, Nick Aliotti and Evan Moore break down Oregon State's 34-24 win over Oregon
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Oregon's Johnny Mundt can't pull in a last-minute pass from Justin Herbert.
November 26, 2016

Civil War notes

by Paul Danzer
Nall, Freeman, McMaryion, Herbert numbers are revealing; untimely penalties hurt Ducks
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Victor Bolden makes an acrobatic catch for Oregon State.
November 24, 2016

Bolden's done it all for Beavers

by Kerry Eggers
Only thing left is a win over Ducks/'It will make this season year really sweet if we go out with a win over them'
JASON VONDERSMITH
November 23, 2016

JASON SAYS: Beavers' hunger for win could drive them into the…

by Jason Vondersmith
Where did that come from? It’s the question I asked just about everybody on the Oregon Ducks after their stunning 30-28 win at Utah. Other than glimpses, the Ducks had given no indication that…
KERRY EGGERS
November 23, 2016

KERRY SAYS: Strong offense gives Ducks slight edge

by Kerry Eggers
Oregon owns an eight-game stronghold on Oregon State in their Civil War series. OSU’s last win came in 2007 at Autzen Stadium, the thriller in which James Rodgers’ 25-yard touchdown run on a fly…
PAUL DANZER ON THE CIVIL WAR
November 23, 2016

It's a swamp battle for Ducks, Beavers

by Paul Danzer
I get it. You’re certain there has never been a time quite this bleak. And you’re a little nervous about the future. I’m writing, of course, about Saturday’s football game at Reser Stadium.…

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TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen (right) and wife Stacey share their Corvallis home with pets Aggie (left) and Blue, who areGreat Dane/English Mastiff mixes - 'mutts,' as the coach affectionately refers to them.
Nov 22, 2016

For Beavers coach, it's a (big) dogs' life

by Kerry Eggers
Aggie, Blue have become part of the OSU family, too
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Nov 22, 2016

Bring it on: OSU coach loves a good Civil War rivalry game

by Kerry Eggers
Gary Andersen ready to welcome the Oregon Ducks to Reser Stadium
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion unloads a long throw in the Beavers' victory Saturday night at home over Arizona.
Nov 19, 2016

VIDEO: Reser Rout for Oregon State

by Pamplin Media Group
QB Marcus McMaryion unleashes five touchdown passes to ignite Beavers offense against Arizona
COURTESY: ANNEMARIE JACQUES - Portland State quarterback Alex Kuresa sprints away from Eastern Washington defenders during Friday night's game at Providence Park.
Nov 19, 2016

Vikings vow they'll be back

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS A perusal of the Big Sky football schedule in August would have indicated a regular-season finale at Providence Park — Eastern Washington against Portland State — might…
Nov 19, 2016

Vikings' Kuresa goes out in style

by Stephen Alexander
PORTLAND STATE QB HOPES TO CONTINUE AS GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH
Nov 19, 2016

Another game of inches (or yards), and hard-fighting Vikings…

by Stephen Alexander
PORTLAND STATE NEARLY TOPPLES NO. 3 EASTERN WASHINGTON, BUT A 35-28 LOSS SENDS THEM INTO THE OFFSEASON AT 3-8