God, I love the playoffs

It’s time for me to call the cable company. And I couldn’t be happier about it. You see, the NBA playoffs start Sunday, and to watch 40 games in the next 40 nights would be really expensive to do at the bars.

Awarding the NBA

The long, long, ever so long NBA regular season is finally coming to a close. Everyone including journalists, players and coaches are all ready for the NBA second season to start, or as some know it, the playoffs.

The Glanville show

There are two things new football coach Jerry Glanville is quite fond of: taking a challenge and having fun. It looks like he’s found both at Portland State.

A semi-home for a semi-pro

A professional basketball team calls Portland State’s campus its home court. The Portland Chinooks are one of 23 teams that comprise the International Basketball League (IBL).

An error, a gyroball and a strike

In his tenure, Bud Selig has done a fantastically poor job as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. His conflict of interests has continued to toil, only to be overshadowed by his absolute negligence toward addressing the steroid problem.

March sadness

How’d your NCAA bracket do? Mine has become ill. Well, actually it was worse than that. The doctors didn’t even bother to get the defibrillators out–they just tied the toe tag and slammed the cold door shut.

A look back

On paper, assessing the 2006-07 Vikings season can be a bit confusing. In coach Ken Bone’s second year at the helm, the men’s basketball team posted records of 9-7 in the Big Sky and 19-13 overall–seven games better than the year before. They made the tournament’s semifinals, and lost only by a thread.

A Near Miss

The Vikings season came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday in Ogden, Utah. On their home floor, the top-ranked Weber State Wildcats squeaked by in a game mostly dominated by the Portland State Vikings, 77-74. For the Vikings, it was the end of an adrenaline-induced run that left them just steps away from the NCAA tournament.

Making it look easy

The Vikings move one step closer to their dreams of playing in the NCAA tournament after putting together an impressive second half at the Stott Center on Saturday. The men crushed Montana State 96-71 in the quarterfinal round of the Big Sky tournament. That’s one down, two to go.

Tourney time for Vikings

Over the last few weeks, things couldn’t have gone any better for the Viking men’s basketball team. After winning their last three conference games, the Viks receive the fourth seed in the Big Sky tournament as well as a quarterfinal home game. So the Vikings head into Saturday’s playoff game against Montana State riding streaks of torrid play and wicked luck, and they just need it to last a little longer.

Eyes on the prize

In a topsy-turvy final game of the regular season, the Vikings beat the Idaho State Bengals 70-63 Saturday at the Stott Center. In doing so, the men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Big Sky Conference playoffs. Where that seed will land, however, is anyone’s guess.