ASHLAND, Ore. – On Friday NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman faced the biggest challenge of their sports journalism careers: coaching in the SOU Spring Game. Leone’s White Team snuck by Kamerman’s Red Team 26-19, and after the game they asked each other and the players about their first experience coaching college football.
Head Coach Mark Helfrich: Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Wide Receiver Johnathan Loyd: Wide Receiver Devon Allen: Quarterback Jake Rodrigues: Quarterback Taylor Alie: Wide Receiver Darren Carrington: Defensive Back Tyree Robinson:
ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – The Eagle Point football team finished 5-5 this season. The Eagles failed to reach the state tournament. The basketball team, however, is destined for greater things. After defeating Ashland on Friday night, the Eagles are 20-3. Jorge Quintero’s been on the football field and basketball court for three full seasons. His … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. A proposed rule change in college football would deliver a significant blow to up-tempo offenses like Southern Oregon and the University of Oregon. If approved, the change would force offenses to wait 10 seconds after the play clock starts running before they can snap the ball. Typically the SOU offense snaps the ball … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – In 2013, Crater football players Derrick Turituri and RJ Morgan signed letters of intent to play for the University of Arizona. Comets head coach John Beck reflected on the challenges those athletes faced. “The University of Arizona coaches said Northern California and Southern Oregon are the most under-recruited areas in the nation,” Beck said. … Continue reading »
SAN ANTONIO, TX – In Nick Aliotti’s final game as Oregon defensive coordinator, it was the Ducks’ defense that carried them to victory. Oregon limited Texas to 236 total yards and forced two turnovers (both interceptions returned for touchdowns) as the Ducks beat the Longhorns 30-7 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Marcus Mariota shed the … Continue reading »
PHOENIX, Ore. – Tyson Morris is entering his second year as the starting point guard for the Phoenix Pirates. He already made an impact last year being named 2nd team All-Skyline Conference, but Tyson is about much more than basketball. The Phoenix Pirates know point guards. Following Alex Young’s extraordinary career with the Pirates, Tyson … Continue reading »
Courtesy: University of Oregon Athletic Department EUGENE, Ore. — Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu will return to the University of Oregon for the 2014 season. Mariota, a redshirt sophomore from Honolulu, and Grasu, a redshirt junior from Los Angeles, announced their intentions a day after earning all-Pac-12 accolades from the conference’s head coaches for the second straight … Continue reading »
The OSAA football playoffs are already in the 2nd round and only seven Southern Oregon teams remain. Four of those teams were in action tonight. Highlights from the Friday Night Blitz include Oregon City/North Medford, Grants Pass/Tigard and Ashland/Roosevelt.