January 15, 2011 |
It rained when USC stepped off its plane in Portland on Wednesday night. It poured almost straight through its in-state stay that ends Sunday morning. It drizzled when the Trojans exited Oregon's Matthew Knight Arena with a loss Thursday night after a failed comeback. It fell in gobs Saturday when they entered Gill Coliseum, which they'd also leave with a loss, 80-76 to Oregon State, again following a failed USC comeback. There's just something about Oregon. It keeps raining on the Trojans' Pacific 10 Conference title hopes.
January 14, 2011 |
MEN UC Riverside 70, at Cal St. Northridge 61: The Highlanders (7-8, 2-1 Big West) got hot in the second half and ended an 11-game losing streak against the Matadors (4-12, 1-3). at Cal Poly SLO 58, Cal State Fullerton 54: The Mustangs (7-8, 3-1 Big West) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit behind David Hanson's 25 points. The Titans fell to 6-11, 2-3. at UC Santa Barbara 71, UC Irvine 58: James Nunnally and Orlando Johnson scored 22 points each and the Gauchos (9-6, 2-2 Big West)
January 29, 2010
MEN St. Mary's 88, at Pepperdine 71: The Waves (7-15, 3-3 West Coast Conference) lost for the first time at home in conference play despite 24 points from Keion Bell. The Gaels are 18-3, 5-1. at Loyola Marymount 68, San Diego 65: Kevin Young scored a season-high 21 points as the Lions (11-11, 2-4 WCC) rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat the Toreros (8-14, 1-5). UC Davis 60, at UC Riverside 50: Kyle Austin had 22 points for the Highlanders (8-12, 2-6 Big West)
October 4, 2008
Three of USC's last four Pacific 10 Conference losses have come to the Oregon schools. What to look for in today's game: On the line: Oregon State manhandled both USC lines, so expect the Ducks to use a similar blueprint in trying to establish a running game and contain the Trojans' offense. Rush to judgment: A jitterbugging freshman, Jacquizz Rodgers, ran all over the Trojans last week. The Ducks' running backs are bigger, more powerful. USC might go more to Stafon Johnson and C.J. Gable.
April 8, 2007 |
"YOU want to try a bat hang?" Tim asks and flips over in his harness. His feet point straight up. We're about halfway up a 60-foot black walnut, dangling from a combination of ropes, knots and carabiners. Tim's been doing this for 13 years; I've been at it about 24 hours. What the heck. I flip. Oregon is upside-down, and this, this is all the joy of childhood, of knobby knees thrown over a branch, of hair dangling toward the grass.
February 18, 2007 |
Brook Lopez scored a career-high 26 points and keyed a second-half run that helped Stanford beat No. 15 Oregon for the 21st consecutive time at Maples Pavilion, 88-69, Saturday night. The Cardinal (17-8, 9-5) wrapped up its 14th consecutive home sweep against the Oregon schools. The Ducks (20-7, 8-7) have lost six of their last eight.