Is the NCAA a Money Maker in Portland?

Posted by Joe Simons on March 19, 2015
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Starting today, the Rose City plays host to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the third time in seven years. Conventional wisdom says that a big sports event generates big revenue for the city having that event.

“It’s a major driver of revenue back into the city,” says Chris Oxley, the General Manager of the Rose Quarter. Oxley, along with the …

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Eastern Washington University Gets Ready To Face Georgetown In Portland

Posted by Pat Boyle on March 18, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Eastern Washington University Eagles are in Portland for their second ever NCAA Tournament appearance. They will face Georgetown at the Moda Center tomorrow night.

Eagles play- by- play announcer Larry Weir says it’s a David and Goliath match up. He says Georgetown is bigger, strong and faster. But he says if the Eagles can shoot better than 40% …

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Indoor World Track at the OCC

Posted by Mike Turner on March 16, 2015
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The 16th annual World Indoor Championships, featuring the top track and field athletes from across the globe, will be held in Portland next year at this time.

The Oregon Convention Center will be transformed into an indoor sports arena and track for the March 2016 championships. More than 600 athletes representing as many as 200 countries will compete in 13 men’s …

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Blazers’ Wesley Matthews Out For Season With Ruptured Achilles

Posted by Associated Press on March 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland’s game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season.

Matthews was running with the ball when he fell to the court two minutes into the third quarter and was helped off the floor.

An MRI confirmed …

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Timbers Open The Season Saturday

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on March 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Timbers fans feel excitement in the air as the team opens the 2015 season on Saturday night against Real Salt Lake at 7:30pm.

Fans will see some new faces at Providence Park this weekend, literally.  Pictures featuring fans holding axes and chainsaws were installed Thursday on the entrance to the stadium.  They’ve been fixtures since the team joined MLS.