Topic: Oregon

Report: Oregon Five-Star commit Taj Griffin out for season

By on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:19 pm.

Taj Griffin, the number one all-purpose running back and five-star Oregon commit, is out for the remainder of his senior season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL Monday, according to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The McEachern High School star hurt himself while trying to make a tackle on special teams Saturday during […]

Eyebrow threading is a good alternative to plucking and waxing

By on Friday, Aug. 22 at 1:01 pm.

Pluck here. Wax there. Eyebrow grooming can be annoying. Perhaps getting your eyebrows done by thread might be a better substitute. Threading is an ancient hair removal method that originated in Persia but is also used in other Middle Eastern countries. According to Silk & Stone, a spa in SE Portland, this technique involves 100 […]

Local artists to create Simpsons mural in Springfield

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 1:10 pm.

Next month, a Simpsons mural will be installed in downtown Springfield, giving the town a chance to finally claim the longest-running scripted television series as its own. The city of Springfield has spent years working with 20th Century Fox pitching idea after idea with little success, according to Niel Laudati, the city’s community relations manager. “We […]

Recap: Portland’s own MusicFestNW offers an intimate festival experience

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:08 am.

This past weekend, Portland’s own MusicFestNW took place in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, featuring two days of music, art and food. The most important thing to understand about MusicFestNW is that it is very different from other big name music festivals today. Unlike Sasquatch! Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, MusicFestNW manages to be […]

Police reports shed light on why four Ethiopian athletes fled World Junior championships

By on Monday, Aug. 4 at 2:56 pm.

Ethiopian runner Dureti Edao approached her coaches on July 25, requesting access to her passport. Edao, who was competing at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene that week, signed a contract with Adidas earlier that day and needed a copy of her passport to finalize the agreement, according to a University of […]

Ashlee Moore heads into 800 meter heptathlon finale in seventh place

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 3:47 pm.

Ranking seventh in personal bests among the Group A competitors at 39.61 meters, Ashlee Moore was merely looking to stay relevant heading into the 800 meter heptathlon finale. Moore, who dropped to seventh overall, finished eighth in the heptathlon javelin throw with a 39.95 meter finish. Her personal best heading into the IAAF World Junior Championships was […]

Ashlee Moore jumps up the leaderboards after winning heptathlon long jump

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 1:12 pm.

Ashlee Moore didn’t finish out day one in strong fashion. Ranking 11th heading into the heptathlon long jump, Moore faced an uphill battle to get back into the mix. She conquered that challenge however, in her first event on day two. Moore not only won the heptathlon long jump against strong head winds, but she also recorded […]

Max’s Tavern named “best bar in the world” by Bar and Restaurant Magazine

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 7:24 pm.

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening admitted in 2012 that Springfield, Oregon is the “true home” of the Simpsons. This week, Max’s Tavern in Eugene has been named the “best bar in the world” by Bar and Restaurant Magazine, partially due to its correlation with Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons. Max’s is located at 550 E. 13th in the Thompson-Roach Building, which […]

Q&A: Former Oregon basketball player Mike Moser provides insight on life in NBA Summer League

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 10:09 am.

Just months after his college career ended at the University of Oregon, forward Mike Moser has made the jump to the NBA Summer League. After going undrafted in this year’s draft, Moser has averaged 13.0 (PPG) and 3.5 (RPG) for the Boston Celtics through his first four games. He hopes to earn a spot on […]

Oregon senior Laura Roesler named finalist for Bowerman award

By on Thursday, Jul. 10 at 12:39 pm.

Oregon senior Laura Roesler was named as one of three finalists for The Bowerman Trophy, one of the most prestigious awards in collegiate track and field, Thursday afternoon. Also named as finalists were Sharika Nelvis of Arkansas State and Courtney Okolo of Texas. Roesler dominated in her final season with Oregon. She was able to […]

Oregon freshman Edward Cheserek named finalist for Bowerman Trophy

By on Wednesday, Jul. 9 at 1:45 pm.

Oregon’s Edward Cheserek was named one of the three finalists for The Bowerman Trophy, one of collegiate track and field’s highest individual honors. The other two finalists named were Arizona’s Lawi Lalang and Texas A&M’s Deon Lendore. Oregon has had four finalists and two winners since the award was created in 2009. Galen Rupp took […]

Oregon signee Raevyn Rogers soars, wins 800 on final day of USATF Junior Championships

By on Sunday, Jul. 6 at 8:24 pm.

Incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers had quite the performance on the final day of the USATF Junior Championships Sunday at Historic Hayward Field. Rogers, who competed in the women’s 800, dominated the competition en route to a first place finish and invitation to compete later this month in the World Junior Championships. She led the […]

Future Duck Ariana Washington shines bright during day one of USATF Junior Championships

By on Saturday, Jul. 5 at 9:18 pm.

The top junior athletes, ages 16-19, flocked to Eugene as Historic Hayward Field played host for the USATF Junior Championships Saturday. The goal for all of the athletes is to qualify for the national team and represent the United States at the World Junior Championships, which is being held for the first time at Hayward […]

Safety PJ Locke gives verbal commitment to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jul. 1 at 6:39 pm.

Three-star safety PJ Locke announced his decision to verbally commit to the University of Oregon Tuesday afternoon. Beaumont Central (TX) 2015 DB James PJ Locke (@PjLocke4) commits to #Oregon. #GoDucks @AJ_Jacobson — Matt Clare (@MattClareRivals) July 1, 2014 Locke became the second recruit to commit to Oregon on Tuesday after four-star dual-threat quarterback Travis […]

Devon Allen wins and Laura Roesler sets record on final day of USATF Outdoor Championships

By on Sunday, Jun. 29 at 10:53 pm.

The final day of the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon in Sacramento, Calif. with multiple events crowning champions. It was Oregon senior Laura Roesler who had the best performance of the day for someone competing in a Ducks uniform. Roesler competed as part of a competitive women’s 800, holding her own […]

Oregon’s Mike Berry sprints to a sixth-place finish at USATF Outdoor National Championships

By on Saturday, Jun. 28 at 3:26 pm.

The action continued at the 2014 USATF Outdoor National Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Saturday afternoon as athletes competed in a combination of qualifying heats and finals. Oregon’s Mike Berry was the headliner for the Ducks as he competed in the finals of the men’s 400. Berry qualified for the event with the seventh fastest time in […]

Oregon’s Trevor Dunbar leads Duck performances during day three of the USATF Outdoor National Championships

By on Friday, Jun. 27 at 10:50 pm.

The 2014 USATF Outdoor National Championships continued Friday at Sacramento, California as current and former Ducks impressed with their performances. The highlight for Oregon fans came via the men’s 5000 meters, which was the final event of the day. Oregon senior distance runner Trevor Dunbar competed well against a tough field, working hard to finish […]

Former Ducks Mike Moser and Waverly Austin eye professional careers

By on Friday, Jun. 27 at 2:55 pm.

Two former Oregon basketball players are looking to continue their playing careers professionally, as both Mike Moser and Waverly Austin are looking toward the future. There are two options available to college basketball players after they graduate: playing in the NBA or going overseas to try their luck. While neither player heard their name called […]

Galen Rupp’s 10,000-meter victory highlights Oregon accomplishments on second day of USATF Outdoor Championships

By on Friday, Jun. 27 at 10:37 pm.

Former Oregon runner Galen Rupp added to his impressive resume by winning the 10,000 meters on the second day of the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships Thursday night in Sacramento, California. The victory is the sixth in a row for Rupp at the distance in which he set the American Record during the 2014 Prefontaine Classic at […]

Oregon’s Laura Roesler named Academic All-American Second Team

By on Thursday, Jun. 26 at 1:06 pm.

Oregon track and field senior Laura Roesler was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-American Second Team Thursday afternoon. This is the second academic honor Roesler has received this season after she was named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The middle distance runner from Fargo, North Dakota graduated this year with a 3.54 […]