Lack of Events at Matthew Knight Arena

EUGENE, Ore. — For two and a half years Matthew Knight Arena has been the home of Ducks basketball and other athletics events. And, it’s hosted some big name musicians. But some people are wondering why there aren’t more events booked during the summer. “Typically they don’t have as many events in the summer time … Continue reading »

Security Heightened for Dalai Lama Visit

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon increased its security in Eugene Friday because of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit. When crowds arrived at Matthew Knight Arena, they were greeted with a sign listing everything they weren’t allowed to bring inside. The items included everything from large bags and backpacks to posters. Many people … Continue reading »

Dalai Lama Speaks to Crowd in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the most renowned spiritual leaders in the world spread his message in Eugene. His Holliness the Dalai Lama delivered a big speech to thousands at Matthew Knight Arena Friday afternoon. The Dalai Lama says he’s like any of us, just another human being. And that is what we all need … Continue reading »

Dalai Lama to Speak in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of anticipation, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be in Eugene to speak at Matthew Knight Arena. More than 11,000 people are expected to be in attendance to hear his presentation┬áThe Path to Peace and Happiness in the Global Society. Tickets for the event sold out within minutes in March. … Continue reading »

UO Prepares for Dalai Lama’s Visit

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon and Buddhist leaders met Tuesday to prepare for the Dalai Lama’s upcoming visit. His Holiness will speak May 10 to a sold-out crowd at Matthew Knight Arena. The UO says it’s an honor to host the Dalai Lama because not all universities are afforded the opportunity. Buddhist leaders say … Continue reading »

Kids Play At Matt Knight Arena

EUGENE, Ore. — Over 200 young athletes got the chance to play basketball alongside some of their idols at Matthew Knight Arena Sunday. Ducks basketball is on hiatus until November, but hundreds of young fans got the chance to meet some of their favorite players from the team and even play some one-on-one with Jonathan … Continue reading »

Arena Awarded LEED Gold Certification

EUGENE, Ore. — It looks silver and black, but Matthew Knight Arena is almost as green as it gets. The University of Oregon announced Wednesday that the building was awarded LEED gold certification. That’s the second-highest offered after platinum. The arena is the first building on campus to achieve gold status. It received the certification … Continue reading »

Tickets For Dalai Lama On Sale Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Dalai Lama is scheduled to visit the University of Oregon in May, and tickets for that event go on sale Monday morning. His Holiness will visit the Matthew Knight Arena on May 10. Local Buddhists say it’s a huge honor to have such an important figure come to Eugene. One Buddhist … Continue reading »

Ducks Sweep 2013 Civil War Series

Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore. – Carlos Emory scored 21 points and No. 24 Oregon completed the season sweep of the Civil War series with an 85-75 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night. Arsalan Kazemi had 17 points and 12 rebounds, Tony Woods added 16 points, and Johnathan Loyd scored 12 points for … Continue reading »

Harlem Globetrotters Bounce into Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The Harlem Globetrotters are taking over the Matthew Knight Arena Friday. Globetrotter Wun “The Shot” Versher joined KEZI 9 News Reporter Jessica and Meteorologist Melissa Frey for a preview of the big event. For those who aren’t fans of basketball, it’s still promised to be a night of family fun. The Globetrotters … Continue reading »

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