From time-to-time, I snoop the dusty pages of college sports to find those things that are bizarre, extraordinary, forgotten, or just plain strange. I’ve been at it again and I thought I would share some of what I found. A player with eight years in college football? Yup. Linebacker Jared Folks signed with Temple University … Continue reading Weird tales from the world of college sports
Category: 2021 feature stories
What makes your favorite sports memories special?
If you’ve been a football fan for a while then I’m sure you have some special memories. I would love to hear about those. I have a few also and I want to share a couple. Yet, in thinking about my favorite memories, I began to realize that nearly all of them have common components, … Continue reading What makes your favorite sports memories special?
Remembering coach John Eggink
The passing of long time Oregon high school coach John Eggink has produced some well-deserved accolades from those who knew him well. But, there is another story that hasn’t been told. It is the story of my own personal experience with Coach E. It is a story I have mentioned to a few friends over … Continue reading Remembering coach John Eggink
Five reasons why Colorado’s 2020 starter be an Oregon State quarterback in 2021
Last season, Colorado’s new starting quarterback led the Buffaloes to four straight wins and the program’s first national ranking in a decade. This year, he’s going to be an Oregon State Beaver. I may not be an insider, but experience and observations lead me to five reasons why I believe that will happen. Sam Noyer … Continue reading Five reasons why Colorado’s 2020 starter be an Oregon State quarterback in 2021
Analysis and preview of schedules for each team in the PAC-12
Although there are too many factors still in limbo to produce comprehensive predictions for the 2021 season, there are a few components that are settled enough that we can assess. One of those is the schedule for each of the PAC-12 teams. The Savvy Index has about 88% of the data it needs to give … Continue reading Analysis and preview of schedules for each team in the PAC-12
Is Tim DeRuyter the long-term answer for Oregon’s defense?
The Oregon Duck football program has added some established names to its defensive coaching staff. Secondary coach Marcel Yates has more than 20 years as a college football coach while new defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter has more than 25 plus the added bonus of having been a head coach at the FBS level (Fresno State). … Continue reading Is Tim DeRuyter the long-term answer for Oregon’s defense?
PAC-12 football: the rich are about to get richer
Oregon and USC are expected to once again battle for the PAC-12 championship in 2021. Fans who resent those two programs always being in the biggest spotlights need to brace themselves because things are probably going to get worse before they get better. We can trace the origin of this situation back to last summer … Continue reading PAC-12 football: the rich are about to get richer
Is Mike Neighbors of Arkansas out to ruin Oregon State women’s basketball program?
For the second consecutive season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have stolen a star player from the Oregon State womens basketball program. Last year, the Razors clipped super-rocket Destiny Slocum and this year, they came away with five-star, All PAC-12 freshman Sasha Goforth, whose first-step explosion, power, and intensity make her my favorite player to watch in … Continue reading Is Mike Neighbors of Arkansas out to ruin Oregon State women’s basketball program?
Solving today’s sports television optics problem
I was traveling across the Southwest a few years ago and stopped into a cafe on the outskirts of a small, dusty town. The cafe was rustic and peculiar in a farm-house kinda way. You know — sorta quaint; sorta homely. I was famished from not eating all day and I was eager for the … Continue reading Solving today’s sports television optics problem