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Kerry Eggers' Column

January 15, 2017

Beavers missing what it takes

by Kerry Eggers
KEERY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Ducks score their most one-sided victory ever in Civil War rivalry
TRIBUNE PHOTO: MICHAEL WORKMAN - Seattle running back Thomas Rawls has some pep in his step as he scores on a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter to help the Seahawks beat Detroit in the NFL playoffs.
January 14, 2017

Seahawks look to clip Falcons' wings

by Kerry Eggers
SEATTLE — Pete Carroll could find something good on a stroll through a minefield. He’d see a date with a dentist’s drill as a soothing mouth massage. So nobody will convince the veteran coach…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: DIEGO G. DIAZ - CJ McCollum (left) brings the ball up the court for the Trail Blazers in their win against Cleveland on Wednesday night at Moda Center.
January 12, 2017

It's getting old hat -- Blazers crush Cavs at Moda

by Kerry Eggers
Portland sends LeBron James and company back on road with one-sided defeat


COURTESY: ORLANDO MAGIC - Portland native David Adelman (second from right), will be with the Orlando Magic team and coaching staff on Friday for a game against the Trail Blazers at Moda Center.
January 12, 2017

COACHING CAREER IN CARDS FOR ADELMAN

by Kerry Eggers
He is the coach’s kid no longer. David Adelman is beyond that. He is making a name for himself. The former Trail Blazers ball boy, Jesuit High point guard and Lincoln High head coach is in his…
TRIBUNE PHOTOS: JAIME VALDEZ - Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee is one of the NBA's leaders in dunks this season.
January 10, 2017

Pouring it on

by Kerry Eggers
Ball-handling center Mason Plumlee gives Trail Blazers a big boost
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
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - San Antonio coach Gregg Poppovich, chatting up an official during the Spurs game at Portland last week, has been known for being a league leader in unique quotes as well as victories and championships.
December 29, 2016

Out of the mouths of NBA figures ...

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Wit, wisdom and a bit of wackiness heard in 2016
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - ROY
December 28, 2016

Brandon Roy: Back in the game

by Kerry Eggers
'Walking in, I'm not Brandon Roy the player. I'm the coach of this team. I'm here for these guys.'
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
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks is one of at least a handful of big men who could be available via trade for the Trail Blazers.
December 22, 2016

On a new big man for Blazers, Cousins' mouthpiece, Carlisle's…

by Kerry Eggers
Knocking it around on a variety of sporting subjects … • Most everyone is in agreement that the Trail Blazers are going to make a trade, or trades, by the Feb. 23 deadline — and if possible,…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: L.E. BASKOW - It's been 10 years plus since Matt Moore was calling signals for Mike Riley's Oregon State Beavers against Eastern Washington. Moore is still a productive, valuable quarterback, as Miami Dolphins fans were reminded of this past week.
December 19, 2016

Moore, Dolphins thinking playoffs

by Kerry Eggers
Former Oregon State QB and veteran NFL backup says things have been 'crazy' since his 4-TD game against Jets
TRIBUNE PHOTO: RANDY RASMUSSEN - Portland Pilots point guard Alec Wintering (2) fights through a screen as he guards JaQuori McLaughlin of Oregon State.
December 18, 2016

'Dirty' work has Pilots cleaning up

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS In his pregame talk before Sunday’s Moda Center matchup with Oregon State, University of Portland coach Terry Porter laid it out for his players. “In order to win this…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: RANDY RASMUSSEN - Tyler Dorsey (5) gives a hand-clasp to Oregon teammate Dillon Brooks, as Roman Sorkin looks on, after the Ducks' 20-point win Saturday night over UNLV at Moda Center.
December 18, 2016

Altman, Ducks tweak this and that -- and find ways to keep…

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Could this year's Oregon team be deeper than Elite Eight squad?
COURTESY: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - MCLAUGHLIN
December 17, 2016

Turnover and turnovers make for slow Oregon State start

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS/Beavers coach Tinkle says inexperienced team will get better, though -- and this season
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
COURTESY: ERIC EVANS - Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman has had to reload this season after the graduation of standouts Elgin Cook and Dwayne Benjamin. The work-in-progress 2016-17 Ducks take the floor at Moda Center on Saturday night against UNLV.
December 15, 2016

Coach: Still lots of work left

by Kerry Eggers
Ducks will play Nevada-Las Vegas Saturday at Moda/ This Oregon team trying to find its way
COURTESY: OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY - Drew Eubanks, a 6-10 sophomore from Reynolds High, is averaging nearly a double-double for Oregon State this season and shooting 61 percent from the field.
December 15, 2016

Beavers look for momentum at Moda

by Kerry Eggers
Tinkle's Oregon State team hopes to salvage season with Pac-12 wins
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard goes to the basket with ease Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
December 14, 2016

Blazers more than A-OK vs. OKC

by Kerry Eggers
Defense causes problems for Westbrook and Co.; Portland mentally tough despite coming off four straight road losses
TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Trail Blazers fans wait for action to resume at Moda Center during a recent game against New Orleans.
December 13, 2016

Are Blazers fans No. 5 in NBA? Survey says that's where they…

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS
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
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Kevin Durant has had a huge impact on Golden State in his first season with the Warriors.
December 08, 2016

Warriors get even more dominant with Durant

by Kerry Eggers
ON THE NBA/Westbrook, Harden and a host of young big men make season interesting
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…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: PATRICK COTE - SPOELSTRA
December 02, 2016

Things have changed for Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS/ON THE NBA Life has changed in a couple of ways since Erik Spoelstra last touched down in Portland with the Miami Heat in March. Gone is Dwyane Wade, the player with whom Spoelstra…
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 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'
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…
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.
November 22, 2016

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

by Kerry Eggers
Aggie, Blue have become part of the OSU family, too
ANDERSEN
November 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
On the 1942 Rose Bowl
November 22, 2016

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPPING IDEAS FOR SPORTS FANS - BY THE BOOK

by Kerry Eggers
KERRY EGGERS ON SPORTS With the holidays approaching, gift-giving time will soon arrive, too. Herewith a look at some potential presents in regard to sports-related books ... “Fields of Battle”…
COURTESY: ANNEMARIE JACQUES - Portland State quarterback Alex Kuresa sprints away from Eastern Washington defenders during Friday night's game at Providence Park.
November 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…

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