Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Ducks Hold Off Beavers In Hotly Contested Regular-Season Finale

At Corvallis, Oregon:

In the latest edition of the Civil War basketball series, Elgin Cook scored 17 points on Wednesday as the Oregon Ducks (23-8 overall, 13-5 in Pac-12 play) racked up their fifth straight victory be defeating the Oregon State Beavers (17-13, 8-10) 65-62 in a hotly-contested regular-season finale for both schools.

The Beavers have dropped six of their last seven starts.

The Duke And His Camels

Here's a 1950 magazine advertisement for Camel Cigarettes with John Wayne. 

Ask The Man Who Owns One!

Two-page magazine ad for the 1951 Packard. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Still Another Old Mobiloil Ad

Here's another Mobiloil magazine ad, this one from 1910. 

Another Mobiloil Ad

Here's another old magazine ad for Mobiloil, here appearing in the March 9, 1909 issue of Motor Age. 

Change Your Motor Oil Soon, Folks!

1940 magazine ad for what was then called Mobiloil. 

Monday, March 02, 2015

Men's Hoops: Ducks Gain More Support In AP, Coaches Polls

After their recent road sweep of the Pac-12 Conference's Bay Area schools, the Oregon Ducks picked up more support in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll.  They would be ranked #28.  They also picked up more support in the AP's USA Today/Coaches counterpart and would be ranked #30.

And, as it has been the case all season, there was no support in either poll for any of the Beaver State's other three NCAA Division I programs.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Ducks Knock Off Stanford On The Road, Clinch First-Round Pac-12 Tourney Bye

At Stanford, California:

Joseph Young and Elgin Cook each scored 21 points on Sunday as the Oregon Ducks (22-8 overall, 12-5 in Pac-12 play) locked up third-place and a first-round bye in the upcoming Pacific-12 Conference Tournament with a 73-70 road win over the Stanford Cardinal (18-10, 9-7).

Beavers Bog Down In Second Half, Fall To Bears At Berkeley

At Berkeley, California:

Jordan Matthews scored 17 points, while Jabari Bird added 14 and David Kravish 13 (to go with his 13 rebounds) on Sunday afternoon as the California Golden Bears (17-12 overall, 7-9 in Pac-12 play) broke open what been a one-point game as halftime and won going away from the visiting Oregon State Beavers (17-12, 8-9) 73-56, despite 18 points from the guests' Malcolm Duvivier.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hornets Sting Vikings On Road, Move To Top Spot In Big Sky Standings

At Portland, Oregon:

Mikh McKinney scored 21 points on Saturday night as the Sacramento State Hornets (19-8 overall, 13-3 in Big Sky play) climbed to the top spot in the Big Sky Conference with two regular-season games remaining following their 73-60 road victory over the Portland State Vikings (14-12, 8-8).

Pilots Drop Regular-Season Finale At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Johnny Dee scored 12 points while Cameron Neubauer and Vasa Pusica each added 10 as the San Diego Toreros (15-15 overall, 8-10 in WCC play) defeated home-standing Portland (16-14, 7-11) 78-66 in the regular-season finale for both schools on Saturday afternoon, despite Kevin Bailey's 23 points and Alec Wintering's 21 for the Pilots, who now dropped four straight contests heading into the West Coast Conference Tournament, which takes place next week in Las Vegas.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Dammit, Jim, I'm Telling You That Vulcan Ears Is Gone

Actor Leonard Nimoy, best remembered for his portrayal of the human-alien Mr. Spock, first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the classic 1966-69 NBC Network series Star Trek, as well as several theatrical films based on the TV series, passed away on Friday at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles at age 83.

Mr. Nimoy's sister, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed Leonard's passing, resulting from end-stage obstructive pulmonary disease.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cardinal Prove Too Much For Road-Challenged Beavers

At Palo Alto, California:

Chasson Randle scored 15 points while Michael Humphrey added 14 (to go with his 15 rebounds) on Thursday night as the Stanford Cardinal (18-9 overall, 9-6 in Pac-12 play) ran roughshod over visiting Oregon State (17-11, 8-8) 75-46, despite 17 points from the Beavers' Gary Payton II.

Tyler Haws Eclipses Jimmer As School's All-Time Scoring Leader As BYU Cougars Overcome Halftime Deficit, Overpower Pilots On Road

At Portland, Oregon:

Tyler Haws scored 21 points on Thursday as he became BYU's all-time leading scorer, supplanting Jimmer Fredette, as the Cougars (22-8 overall, 12-5 in WCC play), who trailed by eight points at halftime,  defeated the Portland Pilots (16-13, 7-10) 82-69 on the road.