Author Archives: Isaac Rosenthal

Isaac Rosenthal is a senior journalism major from Los Angeles. He hopes to one day be a beat writer for a major college or professional sports team, and is the proud owner of a Mark Madsen autograph. He can be reached by email and on Twitter.


Thousands attend annual Oregon athletic department surplus sale

By on Sunday, May. 12 at 10:25 pm.

When Teresa Baca and her husband Porfiro started coming to the athletic’s department’s surplus sale, things looked a little different. There was no Bellotti Bold, no instantly recognizable “O” and no “national brand.” Instead, there was a simple table on the north side of Autzen Stadium and just a few die-hards looking for bargains. But as […]


Oregon softball earns third overall seed, can host Super Regional

By on Sunday, May. 12 at 8:47 pm.

After winning the Pac-12 conference title outright for the first time in school history, the Ducks earned the third-overall seed in the NCAA softball tournament. If Oregon head coach Mike White & Co. can emerge from the Eugene Regional victorious, they will host a Super Regional for the first time ever. The Ducks host Brigham […]


Alex Rovello: A career to remember

By on Sunday, May. 12 at 9:53 pm.

Alex Rovello’s life was cut short Saturday in a cliff diving accident, tragically ending a promising tennis career. Rovello was among Oregon’s best overall players this season, playing out of the No. 1 singles spot. Playing at Cleveland High School in Portland, Rovello sparked the interest of college programs across the nation after becoming the first player […]


Zone Read AM: German fans buying tickets for wrong game, Heat fan really doesn’t like Joakim Noah

By on Thursday, May. 9 at 3:19 pm.

The Champions League Final is among the toughest tickets to get in sports. With Bayern and Borussia Dortmund fans scrambling to get tickets for the May 25 match, some have been jumping at tickets that seemed way too good to be true. When they got them in the mail, the fans learned they’d bought tickets […]


Liz Brenner nominated for SI College Athlete of the Year

By on Thursday, May. 9 at 11:14 am.

When you’re a four-sport athlete at the Division I level, people tend to take notice. First it was the AAU, which made Brenner the only collegiate finalist for the prestigious Sullivan Award — the AAU’s equivalent of the Heisman — and now it’s Sports Illustrated, which has nominated Brenner for Female College Athlete of the […]


Zone Read PM: Who says soccer isn’t a contact sport, Duck softball climbs in polls

By on Tuesday, May. 7 at 4:37 pm.

We know, we know … this is ‘Merica (!), and we don’t care about soccer. But from the a-picture-is-worth-a-1,000-words department, West Brom’s Gabriel Tamas after a collision with a Manchester City player — to shamelessly quote the British — is bloody disgusting. *** Derrick Rose may not have made the best PR move when he […]


Oregon track and field concludes regular season at Twilight

By on Sunday, May. 5 at 7:37 pm.

Coach Robert Johnson and the Oregon track team cam now turn their attention to the postseason: The Pac-12 meets next week in Los Angeles, the west regionals in Austin, Texas and the NCAA championships at Hayward Field in early June. Towards the end of the Oregon Twilight meet, the Ducks recognized their 19 seniors, including […]


Oregon goes 1-2 in Oregon Twilight 100 meters

By on Tuesday, May. 7 at 10:59 am.

De’Anthony Thomas once again scratched from the field, but fellow football players Dior Mathis and B.J. Kelley finished first and second, respectively, in the 100 meters at the Oregon Twilight. Mathis clocked a 10.70 with Kelly not far behind at 10.85. It’s the second-straight meet Thomas has scratched from. The sophomore also played very limited […]


Former Duck Cliff Harris cited for marijuana possession in New Jersey

By on Thursday, May. 2 at 8:54 pm.

ESPN is reporting that former Duck and one-time New York Jet Cliff Harris was arrested and charged with marijuana possession Monday in suburban New Jersey. Harris was with fellow former-Jet Claude Davis when the two were arrested. They were both released without bail because they were found with less than 50 grams. Harris wowed fans […]


Zone Read PM: ‘A metallic starfish hugging an otherwise normal stadium’ and other designs for Atlanta’s new NFL stadium, NHL playoffs begin

By on Wednesday, May. 1 at 10:35 am.

Here are some images of potential designs for the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium. As described by Deadspin’s Tom Ley, one of the super futuristic designs looks something like a metallic starfish hugging an otherwise normal stadium. However you describe it, it looks awesome. *** The NHL playoffs start tonight and there are storylines-a-plenty. The favorites […]


Mitchell Tolman’s walk off lifts Oregon baseball to sweep of Stanford

By on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 4:25 pm.

It was about as ‘Oregon’ as it gets. With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth, Mitchell Tolman squared to bunt with Friday night’s walk-off hero, Aaron Payne, standing 90 feet away from sweeping the No. 21 Cardinal. Tolman got the bunt down beautifully and with Payne breaking from third and Sam Lindquist […]