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  • DeSaulnier Leads Philomath Past Ontario
    Warriors Blow Tie Game Open With 3 TDs In 1:15   Corvallis – Saturday’s OSAA 4A Playoff game between Philomath and Ontario turned into a big play festival, and the Warriors’s Ben DeSaulnier had the biggest of them, disrupting a Tiger pitch play, s…
  • Bulldogs regroup to finish third
    Chase Bohman and McKenzie David were freshman starters on the 2010 Creswell volleyball team that finished fifth in the state. Last year, they led the Bulldogs to a fourth-place finish. On Saturday at LCC, that duo — along with seniors Chasity Boh
  • ‘Crapshoot’ comes up snake-eyes
    South Eugene and McKay were tied after regulation, tied after both overtime periods and tied after five penalty kicks. But the fifth-seeded Scots got the better of the Axemen on the first pairing of sudden death kicks, scoring theirs and stopping South
  • Wil-Hi falls short in title match

    The tears came first, chased after a while by smiles. Sixth-ranked Willamette lost 25-21, 25-11, 25-15 on Saturday to West Albany in the Class 5A state volleyball championship match. The loss hurt — evident in the eyes of senior
  • Ducks pile up the points
    It was a record-setting opening night for the Oregon women’s basketball team. The Ducks set a Pac-12 and program single-game scoring record during a 131-91 victory over Bakersfield on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena. Shooting guard Katelyn Loper
  • U.S. judge rules college athletes can sue NCAA in efforts to get paid
    U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled on Friday in Oakland, Calif. that a group of college athletes could file a class action lawsuit against the NCAA with the intent to earn money from their image’s. This ruling is part of a case filed in 200
  • Springfield ends home slate
    Springfield played its final regular season home football game of the season when the Millers faced Midwestern League rival North Eugene. The Millers (4-2, 2-1 MWL) were coming off a nonconference victory over Hermiston las
  • As old rock quarry on I-5 comes into view, issues arise
    Some area residents have complained or raised questions with state and Lane County mining regulators, and the county in turn has warned Egge that he is

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November 9 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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  • Willamette wins family affair

    Martine, Brian and Alycia Wodke will always remember Friday night’s Class 5A state semifinal volleyball match. Brian and Alycia just might remember it a bit more fondly. Brian’s No. 6-ranked Wolverines defeated No. 2-ranke 
  • No. 4 Trojans sweep Oregon

    Ebony Nwanebu had 10 kills and Alice Pizzasegola had 22 assists to lead No. 4 USC to a 25-20, 25-20, 25-18 victory over Oregon in Pac-12 volleyball on Friday night at the Galen Center. Alexis Ogard had eight kills and Samantha Brici
  • Sheldon sacks Lincoln
    Yadie Dunmore rushed for 102 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 4 Sheldon to a 56-28 victory over Lincoln in the first round of the OSAA Class 6A state football playoffs Friday night at Sheldon High. The Irish (8-2) overcame a sluggish first half w
  • Ducks are best in the Far East

    No. 19 Oregon used speed and clutch free throw shooting to overcome Georgetown’s size and hustle. Joseph Young scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Ducks to an 82-75 season-opening victory over th
  • Local app ‘Enlightens’ drivers of traffic light duration
    For many drivers, red lights raise their blood pressure several notches. Eugene high-tech startup Green Driver’s new G.P.S. app called ‘Enlighten’ can help relieve the stress of red lights.
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  • Alabama fans poke fun at Oregon with ‘We Forgot Stanford’ shirt design
    Alabama football fans certainly didn’t forget the “We want Bama” T-shirts created by two Oregon students. Following Oregon’s 26-20 loss to Stanford Thursday night, Crimson Tide fans posted a picture with the original “We w 
  • Get fit with 5k ‘Run with the Duck’ at Hayward Field
    A solution has finally arrived for University of Oregon students struggling to stay active in the brisk fall season. Healthy Oregon, an initiative program on campus supporting a healthy lifestyle, is hosting their fifth 5k race: Run with the Duck. On N
  • Live in Central Eugene? Leaf collection starts Tuesday
    The cities of Eugene and Springfield both provide leaf removal services. Lane County handles unincorporated areas of both cities. Leaf collection starts in Central Eugene on November 12.

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2013 Pac-12 Pick’em: Week Eleven

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Pac-12 football is back and we at EDN Sports will do a weekly Pac-12 Pick’em. Each week we’ll give you our picks and track how we’ve done so far.

Season Pick’em Standings:

  • Alex Shoemaker: 57-11 (4-0 last week)
  • Ryan Beltram: 53-15 (3-1)
  • Isaac Rosenthal: 53-15 (3-1)
  • Corey Buchanan: 52-16 (3-1)
  • Franklin Bains: 50-18 (2-2)
  • David Saez: 50-18 (3-1)* editor’s note below

Thursday

No. 3 Oregon (8-0, 5-0) at No. 5 Stanford (7-1, 5-1) 6 p.m., ESPN (Comcast 35)

All eyes will be on Palo Alto Thursday night for the showdown between the Ducks and Cardinal, two BCS experienced teams with huge national title game implications. The Ducks sit at No. 3 in the BCS standings behind Florida State and need a victory to stay in the hunt for the coveted crystal football.

X-factor: Trent Murphy vs. Byron Marshall. The rushing battle between these squads will determine the outcome. Both Marshall and Stanford’s Tyler Gaffney rank among the nation’s best ball-carriers, but with Stanford end Ben Gardner out, the task falls solely to Murphy who has possibly the tougher task in taking down the surging sophomore and his sturdy line.

Alex: Oregon  Isaac: Oregon   Corey: Oregon   Franklin: Oregon   RyanOregon

Saturday

USC (6-3, 3-2) at California (1-8, 0-6) 12 p.m., Fox (Comcast 5)

Following a disastrous start to the season, the USC Trojans are winners of three of their last four games and on the outside looking in at a potential Pac-12 title game appearance should they run the table. Meanwhile for the Bears, this season is lost beyond recovery. With the worst record in the conference, an upset win could spark some momentum for next season.

X-factor: Chris Harper vs. USC Secondary. The battle in the defensive backfield is Cal’s opportunity to strike as they are heavily overmatched in this one. The Bears will need freshman Jared Goff on point, but more importantly their receivers to work into open space, to have a chance against the Trojans that they haven’t beaten in nine years. There have been a lot of good Golden Bear teams in that time; Sonny Dykes and co. will need to take some chances in this one — this isn’t one of them.

Alex: USC  Isaac: USC   Corey: USC   Franklin: USC   RyanUSC

No. 22 Arizona State (6-2, 4-1) at Utah (4-4, 1-4) 1 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Comcast 420)

Utah has been one of the difficult teams in the Pac-12 to figure out all season. With impressive performances against Stanford and UCLA, this team has shown promise of being one of the best second-tier teams. But bad losses to Arizona and USC the past two games, this team could be on the verge of crumbling. However, a bye week to prepare for the Pac-12 South leading Sun Devils could be exactly that they need to turn this season around.

X-factor: Utah Defensive Front vs. ASU O Line. Utah’s first seven on defense are a quality bunch and they can get some damage done up front, especially against an ASU line that hasn’t really been tested. Utah has been known to keep games interesting this season and that won’t change this week if the Ute linebackers keep spark plug Marion Grice in front of them.

Alex: ASU  Isaac: ASU   Corey: ASU   Franklin: Utah   RyanASU

Colorado (3-5, 0-5) at Washington (5-3, 2-3) 5 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Comcast 420)

The Washington Huskies appear to have stopped the bleeding after three straight losses to Stanford, Oregon and Arizona State with last weekend’s win over Cal. Not that a win over Cal really says much at all. While it wouldn’t be nice to cal the Bu

X-factor: Keith Price vs. CU Secondary Depth. Colorado HB Michael Adkins and DB Kenneth Crawley have missed practice this week and early on it was unclear whether they would be able to play Saturday. They returned late Tuesday, but how much will that drama affect an already questionable Buffalo defense? Knowing Sankey will get his yards (look for him to outgain Byron Marshall’s 122 by a distance), Price and the receivers should take advantage of the second level.

Alex: Washington  Isaac: Washington   Corey: Washington   Franklin: Washington   RyanWashington

No. 19 UCLA (6-2, 3-2) at Arizona (6-2, 3-2) 7 p.m., ESPN (Comcast 35)

Besides Oregon at Stanford, this game is clearly the matchup of the week for the conference. Both UCLA and Arizona are a game behind ASU in the South and a loss will more than likely spoil any chances of competing in the Pac-12 title game, baring complete anarchy. Both of these teams have backloaded schedules. UCLA faces Washington, ASU and USC following this game while Arizona has games against Washington State, Oregon and ASU. Neither team can afford to lose again.

X-factor: Ka’Deem Carey vs. Anthony Barr. Can anyone stop Carey? If anyone, it’ll probably be Barr, one of the country’s best defensive players. In a battle between an unstoppable force and an immovable object, the immovable object that happens to wear the same colors as Brett Hundley will have an advantage. The Arizona rushing game is something else this year, but it likely won’t be enough against UCLA’s cabal of linebackers led by fearsome Anthony. But if they have a chance it all goes through Carey.

Alex: UCLA  Isaac: UCLA   Corey: UCLA   Franklin: UCLA   RyanArizona

Note: David Saez is no longer with EDN and no longer participating in our weekly Pac-12 Pick’em. EDN is sad to see such a good writer go, but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

November 7 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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USATF Makes Bid for 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to Portland

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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.

“We’re confident that the state of Oregon is a great place for the sport of track and field,” TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna said in an article by the Register Guard. “I think the heart and soul of the sport is located in Eugene and Hayward Field, and track and field has been prominent in our community for a long, long time.”

The state of Oregon has been center stage for many of the world’s most important track and field events over the past decade including the past two US Olympic Trials and another to come in 2016. Also upcoming will be the IAAF Junior World Championships.

“USATF considers it an honor as well as a duty to try to bring a world championship event back to U.S. soil,” CEO Max Siegel said. “Having hosted two very successful Olympic Trials in 2008 and 2012, TrackTown USA has shown itself to be the premier host of world-class track events in this country.

“We look forward to presenting the bid and continuing to elevate the off-track profile of the United States in the international sports world.”

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UCLA Steals O-Line Commitment Najee Toran From Oregon State

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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. However, the commitment comes with some controversy considering fellow Pac-12 member Oregon State believed they were Toran’s preferred school.

Toran used one of his official visits this weekend at UCLA and clearly has had a change of heart. And as is the case in recruiting, this verbal commitment is not binding and can be switched at any time until he signs his national letter of intent (LOI) in February.

He still holds offers from Boise State, Colorado and Houston amongst other Division 1 programs.

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

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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.

When asked about last year’s showdown when the Cardinal D held Oregon’s high-power offense to just 14 points and whether that would happen again, Thomas calmly, but surely, answered with:

“I don’t think so,” Thomas replied. “I feel like, this team, we should at least put up 40.”

Yes – 40 points. Bold words, but seeing as the Ducks have scored at least 42 points in all eight of the team’s wins this season, it might not be that absurd.

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November 5 – Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Headlines

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