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Sam J. Finley

Sam J. Finley

Sam Finley is a local sports writer and enthusiast. He is a feature writer for Eugene Magazine and a for hire freelance writer. Sam can be reached at samjfinley@yahoo.com

A Few Thoughts Before I Go…

I’m leaving, but I’m not going away…

Prep Hoops Roundup 2-24-2012

A look at the last week of the regular season in high school basketball.

Prep Hoops Roundup 2-16-2012

A quick review of what’s happening on the high school hardwood.

Ducks Could Be Playing For ‘Madness’…

Musing on the Oregon men, Pete Rose, and an NBA team I simply don’t like…

College Basketball Roundup

A quick look at what’s going on with the Ducks and Beavers this weekend.

Prep Hoops Roundup 2-09-2012

A quick look at what’s going on with the dribbles and drives in high school basketball.

Ducks Can’t Look Back On Bad Call…

Musings on Oregon Basketball and the Super Bowl this fine Monday…

College Hoops Roundup 2-2-2012

A quick look at another week on the collegiate hardwood…

Prep Hoops Roundup 2-2-2012

A quick review of the past week in High School Basketball, as well as what lies ahead.

Super Bowl Will Have ‘Ducky’ Feel To It…

A couple Ducks will be in the big game on Sunday, and the Oregon men fall in the Civil War at Matt Knight Arena.

College Hoops Roundup 1-28-2012

A quick look at this Civil War weekend…

Prep Hoops Roundup: 1-26-2012

A quick look back at the last week of high school action and what’s ahead for these teams this week.

Some Ducks Are Rising…While More Could Be Leaving

An amazing men’s basketball game on Saturday. UCLA had Oregon dead in the water in the first half with a 37-24 lead. The Ducks couldn’t hit a shot into the Willamette River, while the Bruins’ big men dominated the paint….

College Hoops Roundup 1-19-2012

Some notes from the college basketball scene this week…

Prep Basketball Roundup 1-19-2012

A quick review of some of the past week’s high school basketball action…and a look at what lies ahead.

I Honestly Planned To Talk About Something Else…

The decision by Darron Thomas altered the content of the column this week…

A New Chapter Begins….

Now the guy who is, arguably, greatest running back in Oregon history is ready to take on the challenges of the NFL as easily as he dodged so many opposing defensive players at Autzen Stadium.

A Very ‘Rosey’ Victory

The Ducks win in Pasadena for the first time since 1917 and more…

Hoping For A Little More ‘Resolve’ In 2012…

You hear the word ‘resolve’ a lot in the world of sports. It’s mostly said by coaches hoping that their team will rebound after a tough game. I suppose you could argue that some other words could be used instead, but maybe it is a good time for me to suggest some quick resolutions for some folks in the realm I cover.

Sporty Holiday Memories

We all have our Christmas memories, don’t we? I remember, as an eight year-old in the Seattle area, receiving a replica Seahawks’ helmet with a Jim Zorn jersey. That was the first year I became interested in sports and the passion has grown ever since. But this day can mean so many different things to people.

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