Within reach

It is the aspiration of every team, regardless of sport, to be in control of their own destiny in regards to their postseason chances. The good teams, however, are the squads that consistently take advantage of those opportunities and claim what they feel is rightfully theirs.

Basketball staff fills out

New head coach Tyler Geving formally announced the hiring of two assistant coaches to his staff this week. Former assistant Eric Harper will continue his stay in the South Park Blocks and will be joined by former Montana assistant, Nate Duchesne.

Archie’s Wry Hook: Blazers still playoff babies

As the seconds ticked away, the inevitable fate set in. The Portland Trail Blazers were done. Brandon Roy and his late-game heroics—not enough. LaMarcus Aldridge, Travis Outlaw, Greg Oden and the others with all of their potential, youth and talent proved to be inconsequential.

Roughed up in Arizona

When head coach Brian Parrott approached Molly Knox during her match on Thursday in Phoenix, Ariz., the sophomore captain thought nothing of it. Perhaps he wanted to impart a coaching tip or remind Knox of a scouting strategy that was previously discussed.

Added stability

After two seasons full of inconsistent performances on the field, the enthusiasm head coach Jerry Glanville displayed after the Vikings’ first spring practice cannot be overstated. For the first time in a while, Glanville has some returning talent with which to work.

Unstacking the deck

Oregon University System schools may soon have a new standard for the hiring of all head football coaches, as the state could be the first to implement what has been labeled the Rooney Rule

Bad blood

On Nov. 6, 1999, a talented Trail Blazers roster led by Rasheed Wallace, Scottie Pippen and Arvydas Sabonis stepped onto the Rose Garden floor and took down the Los Angeles Lakers, 97-82.

Preparing for a repeat

For the duration of the regular season, the women’s golf team has been content with playing from behind. The Vikings—fresh off the completion of their fifth spring tournament, a seventh place finish at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic—have worked to a seemingly mediocre finish at all of their spring tournaments, never finishing higher than sixth place.