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Alex Shoemaker

Alex's passion is writing about NW sports, and as a native Eugenian and Churchill High School alumni, he understands how important sports are to the Eugene community. He also received his degree from the University of Oregon in 2013. After a year as Sports Editor at EDN, Alex is now the Sports Editor at the Buffalo Bulletin in Buffalo, Wyoming. You can reach Alex on Twitter @MrAlexShoemaker
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Sports Desk: My Final Column Here at Eugene Daily News

Alex Shoemaker at the Fiesta Bowl

What a run it has been. After two years with EDN, Sports Editor Alex Shoemaker is moving on to head the Buffalo Bulletin’s sports section.

University of Oregon Holds Court Renaming Ceremony in Honor of Alex Rovello

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A crowd of more than 200 including teammates, family and friends gathered Saturday at the Student Tennis Center in remembrance of Alex Rovello.

Phil Knight Attends Alabama-LSU Game Decked Out in BAMA Gear

Phil Knight Alabama

In what could not possibly be worse timing, University of Oregon super-booster Phil Knight was seen on the Alabama sidelines decked out in red for the Crimson Tide’s beatdown on LSU.

USATF Makes Bid for 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to Portland

TrackTown USA

USA Track & Field will make a bid to bring the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to Portland with TrackTown USA of Eugene presenting the bid in Monaco on Nov. 15 of this year.

UCLA Steals O-Line Commitment Najee Toran From Oregon State

Najee Toran

The UCLA Bruins have landed a verbal commitment from offensive line prospect Najee Toran, a three-star 6-foot-3, 265-pound prospect from northern Texas.

De’Anthony Thomas About Stanford: “We should at least put up 40″

De'Anthony Thomas

And the bulletin board material for Oregon vs Stanford just got a little bit juicier with the latest comments by Ducks running back De’Anthony Thomas.

Ex-Oregon Transfer Richie Incognito Suspended For Bullying, Racial Slurs

Richie Incognito

Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito, a former Oregon Ducks transfer, is under indefinite suspension for bullying and racial discrimination towards a rookie teammate.

Ducks Football Stays No. 2 in AP Poll, But Seminoles Gain Ground

AP Poll

The Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles, following a bye week and blowout win respectively, stay at their respective rankings at No. 2 and No. 3 in the Associated Press top-25.

Trail Blazers Bounce Back With 113-98 Road Win Over Denver Nuggets

Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets

The story of the Portland Trail Blazers’ (1-1) 113-98 win over the hosting Denver Nuggets (0-2) is simply the win itself. Portland snapped a five year drought of failing to capture a victory in the mile high city, which dated back to the 2007-08 season.

Sean Mannion, Oregon State, Fall 31-14 to USC

Oregon State vs USC Football

The nation’s No. 1 passing offense entering the game against USC couldn’t find its usual rhythm as the Beavers lose for the second consecutive week.

Blazers Crushed 104-93 in Season Opener Against Suns

Nicolas Batum

After an incredibly exciting offseason, or so we thought, for the Portland Trail Blazers a 104-93 opening night loss to the Phoenix Suns has fans and analysts alike scratching their respective heads.

Jonathan Stewart Cleared to Play for Caronlina Panthers

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Former Oregon Ducks running back Jonathan Stewart, now with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, has been cleared to play as soon as this weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at 1 p.m. PST on FOX.

Marcus Mariota Dons Cover of Sports Illustrated

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Oregon’s Marcus Mariota continues to earn national praise and recognition, this time coming from Sports Illustrated as they’ve chosen the QB for its cover.

Poll: Ex-Ducks Football Player Writes Scathing Letter to Oregon Paper

Autzen Stadium

A very angry letter from an ex-Oregon Ducks football player has surfaced with harsh comments on his first experience back in Autzen, this time as a fan.

VOTE: UCLA Players Dirty or Not Dirty Against Ducks (VIDEO)

Jordan Zumwalt

There were some questionable plays in Saturday’s game between the Oregon Ducks and UCLA Bruins, and the bulk were on UCLA’s Jordan Zumwalt.

LaMarcus Alrdridge Predicts a 7th Place Finish in the West for Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge

Portland Trail Blazers’ all-star big man LaMarcus Aldridge, following a tumultuous offseason season that included trade rumors and allegations left and right, is saying his team will end a two-year playoff drought.

Oregon’s Joseph Young Granted Immediate Eligibility by NCAA

Joseph Young Rivals

University of Oregon men’s basketball team received some good news Friday as junior Joseph Young is now cleared by the NCAA to play for the 2013-14 season

EJ Singler to Play for Portland Trail Blazers D-League Team

E.J. Singler

Former Oregon Ducks basketball star E.J. Singler will play for the Idaho Stampede as part of the NBA Development League.

Colt Lyerla Arrested for Possession of Cocaine

Colt Lyerla Mugshot

Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested for suspicion of unlawful possession of cocaine and interfering with a police officer.

Pigeon Spies on Oregon Ducks Football Practice

Oregon Ducks Football Practice

Cameras at the Oregon Ducks Football practice on Tuesday happened to catch a pigeon watching in on the action, no doubt relaying it’s gained knowledge to head coach Jim Mora at UCLA.

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