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5:03 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Volleyball Tournaments Expected To Bring Thousands To Eugene-Springfield Area

The Moshofsky Center transformed for the Oregon MLK Team Classic.
Credit Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Eugene and Springfield are holding two weekend-long volleyball tournaments for USA Volleyball Junior Girls Club Teams. Organizers expect these tournaments will attract thousands of athletes, coaches and college recruiters.  

Mike Gaffaney  is with the Eugene, Cascades and Coast Sports Commission. He expects many participants will be from out of town and will bring business to the Eugene-Springfield area.  

Gaffaney: "Everybody's staying in hotel rooms. They're eating at restaurants. They're spending money on flights, car rentals, those kind of things."

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College Football
11:30 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Duck Fans Deflated After Loss To Ohio State

Duck fans Enrique Munoz and Annie Galloway smoking outside Sideline Grill and Sports Bar after Oregon lost to Ohio State 42 to 20.
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Oregon fans were deflated following the 42 to 20 loss to Ohio State in the National Championship Monday night.

Trailing 35 to 20 halfway through the fourth quarter, the Ducks began playing desperate football. The defense was unable to stop Ohio's running game, and the offense couldn't find their rhythm. When a comeback was obviously out of reach, people began closing their bar tabs and the sour taste of defeat was pasted on everyone's faces. Oregon student Enrique Munoz describes the loss.

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National Championship
11:01 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Local Restaurants Prepare For Big Game

The wait is over! Oregon plays Ohio State tonight in the first ever national College Football Championship Game. Eugene area eateries are preparing for a big night.

What goes better with football than pizza? Pizza delivery drivers will be busy tonight.  Tim Hill is General Manager at Track Town Pizza. His crew was rolling out dough this morning in preparation. The restaurant near campus already has an order for 75 giant pizzas for a watch party on campus. Hill expects they'll make and deliver about 500 pizzas.

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Sports
4:50 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Ducks Prepare To Face Buckeyes In First-Ever National College Championship Game

Oregon Duck quarterback Marcus Mariota meets the press.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

In a lead up to the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game, the Oregon Ducks gave members of the media some time. A few key players gave interviews then all mics pointed toward Heisman winner, Quarterback Marcus Mariota. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was there and filed this report.

Mariota says as a boy growing up in Hawaii, he dreamed of winning a national championship game. Now he has the chance.

Mariota: "You know I'd trade the Heisman to win this. --no disrespect but it means a lot more because it's a team effort."

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Mountain Biking
7:36 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Oregon's Trails Featured In National Magazine

Credit Tyler Roemer / Bike Magazine

Oregon's mountain biking trails are featured in a national magazine this month. Lane County tourism boosters hope the exposure will bring more visitors to the region.

Bike Magazine puts out its Bible of Bike Tests issue every January. In this month's issue, cyclists tested bikes on trails in Oakridge, along the McKenzie River, and in Central Oregon.
Kari Westlund is with Travel Lane County.

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Parks and Recreation
6:00 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Mt. Hood, Mt. Bachelor Open For Holidays

Mt. Hood Meadows
Credit skihood.com

Oregon ski resorts are hoping for better weather than last year. Despite record low temperatures and snow throughout the state, snow in the high country had a hard time sticking.

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College Football
9:55 am
Sun December 14, 2014

Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Wins Heisman Trophy

Marcus Mariota striking the Heisman Pose during the Civil War.
Credit ESPN.com

University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won college football's most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy.

Mariota is the first Oregon player, and the first Hawaiian native to win the award. Mariota was the definitive favorite to win. He accounted for a Pac-12 record 53 touchdowns and led the Ducks to a spot in the first College Football Playoff. In an emotional acceptance speech, Mariota thanked his team, his coaches and the Polynesian community.

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

The Future of Civic Stadium

Meeting Date: December 5, 2014

Air Date: December 8, 2014

The Future of Civic Stadium

Guest Speakers: Derek Johnson, local attorney; Kari Westlund, President and CEO of Travel Lane County; and Bev Smith, Executive Director KidSports
Program Coordinator: Brittany Quick-Warner

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College Football
3:03 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Riley Leaves OSU To Coach Nebraska

Mike Riley
Credit Oregon State University

Oregon State's longtime football coach Mike Riley has accepted the head coaching job at the University of Nebraska.

Riley is taking over for Coach Bo Pelini, who was fired over the weekend.  Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst announced Riley's hiring today. Steve Tannen is host of the daily sports radio show "Crunch Time" on 95.3 The Score in Eugene. He says Riley’s departure could affect recruiting.

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College Football
9:15 am
Sun November 30, 2014

Ducks Rout Beavers In 118th Civil War

Credit gtff3544.net

The University of Oregon Ducks continued their winning streak against in-state rival Oregon State in the 118th Civil War game yesterday (Saturday). The Ducks routed the Beavers 47 to 19 in Corvallis.

The Ducks went into Reeser Stadium focused on finishing the regular season with a victory against their arch-rivals. The Beavers needed a win just to be bowl eligible. Quarterback Marcus Mariota put on a show throwing for 367 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 39 yards and two more scores. The Heisman candidate praised his teammates for the season they've shared.

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