Friday Night Blitz, Preseason Special

Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman go over the big storylines in the 2014 high school football season.

SOU Routs Menlo in Non-Conference Opener

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ATHERTON, Calif. – Upstaging the Southern Oregon University football team’s offense is never an easy task. Especially on a day when Austin Dodge adds five touchdowns to his résumé. SOU’s defense did the closest thing to that with a shutout through three quarters in the season-opener Saturday at Menlo, where … Continue reading »

Athlete Must Choose: God or Football

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon college athlete is fighting to stay on his team after he says his coach forced him to choose between religion and football. Vincent Johnson plays for the Portland State football team, but he hasn’t played since the Spring when he went to his coach with a problem. According to Johnson he … Continue reading »

SOU Reacts to Coaching Debuts

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.

Web Extra: Ducks on 2014 Spring Game

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:

SOU’s Unofficial Pro Day

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 »

Local QB’s Display Basketball Skills

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 »

NCAA Rule Would Affect Ducks, Raiders

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 »

Local Athletes Struggle for Recognition

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 »

Ducks Roll Over Texas in Alamo Bowl

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 »

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