Businesses Eager for NCAA Championships

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. Local businesses say they know the positive impact the track and field championships have on the economy. They say this is great news because events like this … Continue reading »

Gardner Goes Pro, Fleet Wins Title

Oregon Sprinter English Gardner: Oregon Middle Distance Runner Mac Fleet: Oregon Head Coach Robert Johnson: Oregon Assistant Coach Andy Powell: Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore. – Mac Fleet flew to victory in the men’s 1,500 meters as the Oregon men’s and women’s track team took home a pair of trophies Saturday at the NCAA … Continue reading »

Track Champs Boost Local Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene plays host to many college championship events, but the NCAA Track and Field Championships brings in some of the most dollars in comparison. Experts estimate the event will generate right around $6.5 million. Track and field is a sport with a wide range of events, and just as many different athletes … Continue reading »

NCAA Championships Join Green Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships is trying to stay green. The event has teamed up with several local groups to make sure their carbon footprint is minimal. Making sure things like bins for different types of trash are at every corner is just a small part of a bigger effort. … Continue reading »

NCAA Track Championships Boost Economy

EUGENE, Ore. — Athletes from across the country are making their way to Eugene this week for the NCAA Track and Field Championships, which begin Wednesday. The championships draw large crowds and hundreds of athletes. Travel Lane County says when people are staying hotels, eating at restaurants and just checking out the town, they boost … Continue reading »