OHSU Massive Donor Revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Columbia Sportswear founder revealed her soft side. Gert Boyle confirmed she was the anonymous donor who gave $100 million to the Oregon Health and Science University for cancer research. Boyle says she slipped the OHSU leader a note in June about the donation. “Then he called Phil, and I talked to … Continue reading »

Knights Baseball Nike Night on Saturday

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis Knights are celebrating 25 years with a Nike Night on Saturday. The team’s primary sponsor is Penny Knight – Nike’s Phil Knight’s wife. The team has been a club for a quarter century, but has been in Corvallis for eight seasons. On Saturday night, the first 1,000 kids through the … Continue reading »

Nike to End Partnership with Livestrong

(CNN) — Nike is ending its partnership with Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong charity. A statement by Nike said it will stop producing new Livestrong products after the 2013 holiday season. Livestrong issued a statement thanking Nike for helping to raise “more than $100 million to advance the foundation’s mission.” Nike will continue to support Livestrong by … Continue reading »

Duck Fans Camp Out for Surplus Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Duck fans already formed quite a line outside the Moshofsky Center to ensure they get first dibs at the Athletics Surplus Sale. Tents and chairs started showing up outside the gates at the athletic offices Thursday night for the sale that doesn’t start until Saturday morning. “I came over here last night … Continue reading »

Oregon State Reveals New Logo, Brand

Courtesy: Oregon State Media Relations CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University, in partnership with Nike, today introduces a new brand and identity system that sets the visual direction for Beaver Athletics for years to come and modernizes one of the most recognizable brands in all of intercollegiate athletics. OSU and Nike officials worked on a … Continue reading »

Oregon Reveals New Softball Uniforms

Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE – Nike and the University of Oregon athletic department added another chapter to their special partnership with the unveiling of a new uniform line for the Duck softball team Monday afternoon. The returning Women’s College World Series (WCWS) advancers got their first glimpse of the innovative new design in anticipation … Continue reading »

Local Students Win Nike Design Contest

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Two North Douglas High School seniors won first and second place at an athletic shoe design contest at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton. Last Thursday, Zach Nash (left) and Thompson Rogers (right) took part in the competition at the 5th Annual Jordan Brand Experience Event. More than 800 high school students from … Continue reading »

Ducks Unveil New Uniforms

Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information BEAVERTON, Ore. – Today Nike celebrates the return of college football by highlighting the Oregon Ducks uniform innovation – the most advanced football uniform system to date. The Ducks will kick off their season on September 1st wearing the fully integrated uniform system that debuted at the Rose Bowl earlier this … Continue reading »

The Phil Knight Effect: Part 5

March 4, 2011 By Dan Corcoran EUGENE, Ore. — In what seems like warp speed, the profile of the University of Oregon athletic program has risen to a national level. And it’s no wonder. Phil Knight is the mastermind behind the most successful sportswear corporation in the world. The Nike co-founder also happens to be … Continue reading »

The Phil Knight Effect: Part 4

March 3, 2011 By Dan Corcoran EUGENE, Ore. — The top donor to the University of Oregon Athletic Department doesn’t often enjoy being in the spotlight. Phil Knight is a very private figure, and for a long time he and his donations seemed to be an off-limits subject at the school.  But there has been … Continue reading »

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