1:46 PM EST, Tue March 03, 2015

Will a starting quarterback emerge for the Oregon State Beavers? Spring football position snapshot

Perhaps nothing signals the fresh start of the Andersen era more than the quarterback position, as the Beavers transition from a pro-style attack to a spread system with no established pecking order at signal-caller.
Oregonian 1 hour ago

Caleb Porter, Timbers hope continuity in fitness staff will lead to stronger start in 2015

The Portland Timbers had different fitness staffs in each of their first three years in MLS. For the first time this year, the Timbers have the same fitness and sports science staff for a second consecutive year.

Oregon State Beavers start spring football practice under Gary Andersen (Photos)

The Oregon State Beavers began spring football practice under their new head coach Gary Andersen on a crisp Tuesday morning as players began arriving on the Prothro practice field before 7 a.m.
Rip City Project 6 hours ago

Trail Blazers’ close-game performances cause for concern?

After their win on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, the Portland Trail Blazers have won three games in a row for the first time since January 10th. As the season starts drawing to a close, this is a welcome result for a team that has been struggling of late. Since their January 14th loss to […] Trail Blazers’ close-game performances cause for concern? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Trail Blazers celebrate Jerome Kersey: 'If love could have saved Jerome, he would have lived forever'

Nearly 2,000 spectators join friends, family and teammates to celebrate the life of Jerome Kersey, who died Feb. 18 at 52.
Kip Kesgard / Oregonian 14 hours ago
2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 4: Western Conference Rivals

2015 Portland Timbers Season Preview - Part 4: Western Conference Rivals

In part 4 of our 2015 MLS Season Preview, we look at the Western Conference and which teams will battle the Portland Timbers for the postseason. While Los Angeles won the last MLS Cup and Seattle had the best record in the regular season in the West, there are six teams that could challenge them for success.
Oregonian 16 hours ago

Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski undergoes surgery to repair a ruptured ACL

Portland Timbers midfielder Ben Zemanski has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. He is expected to miss at least five months.
Getting to know Gary Andersen's Oregon State football staff: Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake

Getting to know Gary Andersen's Oregon State football staff: Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake

Over the next few weeks, The Oregonian will introduce readers to each member of Gary Andersen's new Oregon State football staff. We will have informational capsules on every staffer before posting a series of in-depth profiles.

Oregon State wrestlers claim fourth straight Pac-12 championship

The Beavers claimed five individual titles out of 10 weight classes, and qualified 7 wrestlers for the NCAA Championships March 19-21 in St. Louis.
Rip City Project 17 hours ago

The importance of Arron Afflalo in late-game situations

Arron Afflalo and his skill-set fit perfectly into the Portland Trail Blazers’ late-game offense and allows them to go small As the fourth quarter began in Friday’s marquee matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Portland Trail Blazers faced an 11-point deficit and a steep climb to get back into the game. Oklahoma City and […] The importance of Arron Afflalo in late-game situations - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Celebration of life for Trail Blazers great Jerome Kersey: What you need to know to attend (live video)

The Blazers and the Kersey family will honor the deceased former player with a celebration of life service Monday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Video: Jerome Kersey celebration of life at Memorial Coliseum

Watch video of Jerome Kersey's celebration of life.

Rick Adelman on Jerome Kersey and Kevin Duckworth: 'Two-fifths of our starting lineup is gone'

Former Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman was in Portland Monday to honor Jerome Kersey at his celebration of life event at Memorial Coliseum.
Oregonian 17 hours ago

Portland Timbers 1, Chicago Fire 1: Three things from Portland's draw (video)

The Portland Timbers drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire in their second 2015 Simple Invitational match at Providence Park in front of a crowd of 10,417.
Oregonian 17 hours ago

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers heads to Washington, D.C. for continued CBA negotiations

Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers is in Washington, D.C. representing the Timbers at the continued collective bargaining agreement negotiations. The MLS Players Union and the league will meet on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as they try to reach an agreement before the start of the season on Friday.

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