Quietly, ever so quietly, athletic director Torre Chisholm is building a sleeping giant. You probably haven’t noticed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For many Rip City believers, like John Mentrob, a Portland State undergraduate student, the doom and gloom of the economic recession are only surpassed by one thing: the magic that has been going down at the Rose Garden this season.
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
One can hardly imagine the potential awkwardness that may have ensued when athletic director Torre Chisholm phoned former head coach Ken Bone for a reference about one of the applicants to the head coaching vacancy.
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.
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.