TrackTown USA Youth Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field are 200 days away, and organizers are trying to get kids excited about the summer event with the “U.S.A. Youth Challenge.” This is the first time the event will be held in the United States. Organizers say some of the best track athletes in … Continue reading »

SSE: Symmonds On Signing With Brooks

EUGENE — Nick Symmonds, the reigning World Championships silver medalist in the 800 meters, is leaving Nike/Oregon Track Club Elite to sign with Brooks to train with the Brooks Beasts. Symmonds joined KEZI 9 Sports’ Sunday Sports Extra to discuss his move, and his future in track & field.

Erik Elken’s Portland Thunder Tryout

KEZI 9 Sports Reporter Erik Elken was a kicking prospect in high school, but decided to go to college for broadcasting instead of football. When Portland’s new Arena Football League team, the Thunder, held an open tryout, Erik put his cleats back on one more time, to chase the dream.

Low Demand for Hawaii Bowl

CORVALLIS, Ore. — With these cold temperatures outside, vacationing in Hawaii might sound nice right now, especially since the Oregon State Beavers are playing there in just a few weeks in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. But travel agents in Corvallis say the demand for travel packages is lower than usual this year. They say it … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Lananna on UO/NCAA Agreement

University of Oregon Senior Assoc. AD and TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna:

UO Lands NCAA Track & Field Champs 8 Yrs

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon’s Historic Hayward Field will host the NCAA Track and Field Championships for the next eight years, the athletic department announced Wednesday. The department says the NCAA chose the venue for the Outdoor Track and Field Championships from 2015-2021. “We are excited that Hayward Field will remain the dream … Continue reading »

Int’l Track Coaches Tour Hayward Field

EUGENE, Ore. — Track coaches from around the world are in Eugene this week to prepare for the World Junior Championships happening at Hayward Field in July. Organizers say this is the first time the event will be held in the U.S. Coaches from Great Britain, France and Italy toured Hayward Field and the University … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Jackson, NCU Prep for Ducks

Northwest Christian head coach Luke Jackson: Northwest Christian forward Austin Kuemper: Northwest Christian guard Coleton Baker:

Ducks Send Memorabilia to Fan in Moore

EUGENE, Ore. — A Ducks fan in Oklahoma is cheering thanks to the Oregon Football Team and some fans. The 17-year-old and her family are from Moore, Oklahoma, and they lost nearly everything in a tornado. Angel Wilson from Moore is a big fan of the green and yellow, but after a tornado struck in … Continue reading »

College GameDay Returns to UO Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday will be a busy day on the University of Oregon campus. ESPN’s College GameDay is returning to Eugene for a big match up against UCLA. The athletic department has confirmed that ESPN will be setting up College GameDay in the quad. That’s where it has set up the last two years … Continue reading »

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