Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ducks Get Back On Winning Track At Buffs' Expense

At Eugene, Oregon:

Troy Brown scored 21 points and Elijah Brown added 17 on Sunday night as the Oregon Ducks (11-3 overall, 1-1 in Pac-12 play) defeated the visiting Colorado Buffaloes (8-6, 0-2) 77-62, despite 20 points from the guests' Namon Wright.

Utes Hold Off Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Justin Babbins scored 18 points (on six three-pointers) on Sunday as the Utah Runnin' Utes (10-3 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 play) knocked off the Oregon State Beavers (9-5, 1-1) 68-66 on the road.

Niners Thump Rams In LA, Close Season With Five-Game Winning Streak

At Los Angeles:

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers dominated the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams 34-13 in the regular-season finale for both clubs.

The Niners closed out the season with five straight wins and six wins in their last seven contests.

Justin Strings Helps Hornets Sting Vikings In Conference Opener

At Sacramento, California:

In the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams, the Sacramento State Hornets (4-10), with Justin Strings scoring a career-high 34 points (making 16 of 18 shots from the field), knocked off the visiting Portland State Vikings (10-4) 80-75.

Deontae North topped the Vikes with 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

Dons Ground Pilots In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Souley Boum scored a career-high 26 points on Saturday night as the San Francisco Dons (9-6 overall, 1-1 in WCC play) dominated the Portland Pilots (6-9, 0-2) 84-61.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Orange Bowl: Badgers Top Canes In Miami

At Miami:

Quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw for four touchdown passes----three of them to Danny Davis----as the Wisconsin Badgers (#6 in the final CFP rankings; 13-1) capped off the winningest season in school history on Saturday with their 34-24 Orange Bowl victory over the Miami Hurricanes (#10 CFP; 10-3) as the New Year's Six continued.

Fiesta Bowl: Nittany Lions Top Huskies

At Glendale, Arizona:

Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and a pair of touchdowns (both to DaeSean Hamilton) as the Penn State Nittany Lions (#9 in the final CFP rankings; 11-2) defeated the Washington Huskies (#11 CFP; 10-3) 35-28 in Saturday's Fiesta Bowl as the New Year's Six continued.

Liberty Bowl: Cyclones Knock Off Hometown Tigers In Memphis

At Memphis:

In Saturday's Liberty Bowl game, in which the Iowa State Cyclones (8-5) knocked off the Memphis Tigers (#19 in the final CFP rankings; 10-3) 21-20, Cyclones' wide receiver Allen Lazard caught a Liberty Bowl record-tying ten passes with ten and put the Big 12 Conference school ahead with a five-yard touchdown reception.

TaxSlayer Bowl: Miss State Overtakes Louisville In Jacksonville

At Jacksonville, Florida:

Freshman quarterback Keytaon Thompson ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday as the Mississippi State Bulldogs (#23 in the final CFP rankings; 9-4) upended the Louisville Cardinals (8-5) 31-27 in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Beavers Wear Out Buffaloes To Open Conference Play

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Stephen Thompson, Jr. scored 22 of his 24 points on Friday as the Oregon State Beavers (9-4) defeated the visiting Colorado Buffaloes (8-5) 76-57 in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

Tres Tinkle added 23 points to the Beavers' coffers as OSU matched their conference victory total from all of last season.

Ducks Drop Conference Opener To Utes At Home

At Eugene, Oregon:

Justin Bibbins scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half on Friday as the Utah Runnin' Utes (9-3) knocked off the Oregon Ducks (10-4) 66-56 on the road in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools as the Ducks' 25-game conference home winning streak was snapped.

Cotton Bowl Classic: Buckeyes Smother Trojans As New Year's Six Commences

At Arlington, Texas:

In the curtain-raiser for the New Year's Six, Damon Webb's interception return for a touchdown set the tone as the Ohio State Buckeyes (#5 in the final CFP rankings; 12-2), having felt snubbed by the College Football Playoff Committee, took their frustrations out on error-prone Southern California (#8, 11-3) as they manhandled the Trojans 24-7 in Friday's Cotton Bowl Classic. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State Tops Utah State In Battle Of The Aggies In OT

At Tucson, Arizona:

In their first bowl game since 1960, New Mexico State (7-6), with Larry Rose III running 21 yards for the game-winning touchdown in overtime, defeated Utah State (7-6) 26-20 in Friday's Arizona Bowl, also known as the Battle of the Aggies.

Music City Bowl: Northwestern Holds Off Kentucky In Battle Of Wildcats In Nashville

At Nashville, Tennessee:

In Friday's edition of the Music City Bowl, Justin Jackson ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns as the Northwestern Wildcats (#21 in the final CFP rankings; 10-3) held off a furious Kentucky Wildcats (7-6) rally to hold on for a 24-23 victory.

After quarterback Stephen Johnson ran nine yards for a Kentucky touchdown with 37 seconds remaining in regulation, the SEC school went for the go-ahead two-point conversion, only to see Mr. Johnson's pass to Tavin Richardson fall incomplete, helping to enable the Big Ten school to hold on for the win.

Sun Bowl: NC State Too Much For Sun Devils In El Paso

At El Paso, Texas:

Running back Reggie Gallaspy II ran for 78 yards and two touchdowns while fellow running back Nyheim Hines ran for 73 yards and three more scores on Friday as the North Carolina State Wolfpack (#24 in the final CFP rankings; 9-4) defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-6) 52-31 in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.

NC State quarterback Ryan Finley threw for 318 yards (on 24 completions in 29 attempts) and a touchdown.

Belk Bowl: Demon Deacons Top Aggies In Wild Affair In Charlotte

At Charlotte, North Carolina:

Quarterback John Wolford threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns on Friday as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (8-5) defeated the Texas A&M Aggies (7-6) 55-52 in the Belk Bowl.

The Aggies' Nick Starkel threw for 499 yards and a touchdown.

Rose Marie, 1920s Radio Star Turned 1960s TV Star Who Played Wisecracking TV Comedy Writer On "Dick Van Dyke Show," R.I.P.

Rose Marie, a former child radio singing star of the 1920s who is best remembered for her portrayal as wisecracking (and man-hungry) TV comedy show writer Sally Rogers on the classic 1961-66 CBS Network sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away on Thursday at age 94.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

BYU Grounds Pilots In WCC Opener

At Provo, Utah:

In the West Coast Conference opener for both squads, Yoeli Childs scored a carer-high 26 points on Thursday night while grabbing 13 rebounds while Elijan Bryant contributed 22 points and 15 boards as the BYU Cougars (12-2) picked up their ninth straight win, 68-45 over the visiting Portland Pilots (6-8).

Holiday Bowl: Spartans Too Much For Cougs

At San Diego, California:

In Thursday's San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, Brian Lewerke threw for 213 yards and three touchdowns while running back L.J. Scott ran for 110 yards and two more major scores as the Michigan State Spartans (#16 in the final College Football Playoff rankings; 10-3) dominated the Washington State Cougars (#18 CFP; 9-4) 42-17.

Alamo Bowl: Horned Frogs Won Tight Battle With Cardinal In San Antonio

At San Antonio, Texas:

Quarterback Kenny Hill completed 27 of 40 passes for two touchdowns while he also ran for 60 yards and another score as the TCU Horned Frogs (#15 in the final College Football Playoff rankings; 11-3) edged out the Stanford Cardinal (#13 CFP; 9-5) 39-37 in Thursday's Alamo Bowl.

Camping World Bowl: OSU Cowboys Top Hokies In Orlando

At Orlando, Florida:

Mason Rudolph threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday as the Oklahoma State Cowboys (#19 in the final College Football Playoff rankings; 10-3) defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies (#22 CFP; 9-4) 30-21 in the Camping World Bowl.

Military Bowl: Midshipmen Make Cavs Walk The Plank

At Annapolis, Maryland:

Quarterback Zach Abey scored five touchdowns on Thursday as Navy (7-6) demolished the Virginia Cavaliers (6-7) in the Military Bowl in what one would call a home game for the Midshipmen.

Texas Bowl: 'Horns Gore Mizzou In Houston

At Houston:

Quarterbacks Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele each threw a touchdown pass on Wednesday as the Texas Longhorns (7-6) completed their first winning season since 2013 by dominating the Missouri Tigers (7-6) 33-16 in the Texas Bowl.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Foster Farms Bowl: Boilermakers Hold Off Zona

At Santa Clara, California:

In Wednesday's Foster Farms Bowl, quarterback Elijah Sindelar threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Mahoungou with 1:44 remaining as the Purdue Boilermakers (7-6) came from behind to overtake the Arizona Wildcats (7-6) 38-35.

Pinstripe Bowl: Hawkeyes Pull One Out Over BC In The Bronx

At New York:

Drake Kulick ran one yard for the game-winning touchdown with 3:09 remaining on Wednesday as the Iowa Hawkeyes (8-5) defeated the Boston College Eagles (7-6) 27-20 in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Independence Bowl: Seminoles Too Much For Southern Miss

At Shreveport, Louisiana:

Quarterback James Blackman completed 18 of 26 passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns as the Florida State Seminoles (7-6) capped off what was a very tough season for them (by their standards) by blowing out the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (8-5) 42-13 in Wednesday's Independence Bowl, in Odell Haggins' swan song as the Seminoles' interim head coach (ex-Oregon head coach Willie Taggert was already tagged to be the permanent successor to the departed Jimbo Fisher).

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Cactus Bowl: K-State Overcomes Halftime Deficit, Overpowers UCLA

At Phoenix, Arizona:

Quarterback Alex Delton ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another as the Kansas State Wildcats (8-5) overcame a ten-point deficit and ran away from the UCLA Bruins (6-7) 35-17 in Tuesday's Cactus Bowl.

Quick Lane Bowl: Blue Devils Dominate Huskies In Motor City

At Detroit:

In Tuesday's edition of the Quick Lane Bowl, quarterback Daniel Jones completed 27 of 40 passes for 252 yards and a pair of touchdowns (while running for 86 yards and another score) as the Duke Blue Devils (7-6) manhandled the Northern Illinois Huskies (8-5) 36-14.

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Utes Too Much For Mountaineers

At Dallas:

Running back Zach Moss carried the ball 20 times for 150 yards and a touchdown (of a career-long 58 yards) on Tuesday as the Utah Runnin' Utes (7-6) defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers (7-6) 30-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Hawaii Bowl: Bulldogs Hold Off Cougars In Honolulu

At Honolulu:

Quarterback Marcus McMaryion threw for a career-high 342 yards in completing 33 of 48 passes while Jimmy Camacho made four field goals on Sunday as the Fresno State Bulldogs (10-4) downed the Houston Cougars (7-5) 33-27 in the Hawaii Bowl.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Jimmy G. Helps Lead Niners Past Jags For Fourth Straight Win

At Santa Clara, California:

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers (5-10) picked up their fourth successive victory (their longest winning streak in four years), 44-33 over the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars (10-5) in their home finale.

Since starting the season 0-9, the Niners have gone 5-1 in their last six games, 4-0 since "Jimmy G" became their starting quarterback.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dollar General Bowl: Mountaineers Ground Rockets In Blowout Win

At Mobile, Alabama:

In Saturday's Dollar General Bowl, running back Jalin Moore ran for 125 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as the Appalachian State Mountaineers (9-4) smothered the Toledo Rockets (11-3) 34-0.

Armed Forces Bowl: Army Overtakes Aztecs For Their School Record-Tying 10th Victory

At Fort Worth, Texas:

Darnell Woolfolk scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 18 seconds remaining, then Kell Walker ran in for the successful two-point conversion as Army (10-3), who scored a defensive touchdown on the game's final play, knocked off the San Diego State Aztecs (10-3) 42-35 in Saturday's Armed Forces Bowl, despite a 221-yard, four-TD rushing performance from the Aztecs' Rashaad Penny, who had his fifth successive 200-yard-plus rushing game.

With their tenth victory, the Black Knights tied a school single-season record set back in 1996.

'56 Christmas Magazine Ad For Seven Up

Here's a 1956 Christmas-oriented magazine advertisement for Seven Up. 

'61 Dodge Dart

Here's a magazine ad for the 1961 Dodge Dart.

'60 Dodge Dart Station Wagon

Here's a magazine ad for the 1960 Dodge Dart Station Wagon.

Birmingham Bowl: USF Bulls Come From Behind, Overtake Red Raiders

At Birmingham, Alabama:

Quarterback Quinton Flowers threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Tyre McCants with 16 seconds remaining to carry the South Florida Bulls (#23 in the final College Football Playoff rankings; 10-2) to a 38-34 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders (6-7) in Saturday's edition of the Birmingham Bowl.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Cowboys Lasso Chippewas

At Boise, Idaho:

Quarterback Josh Allen completed 11 of 19 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns on Friday afternoon as the Wyoming Cowboys (8-5) hogtied the Central Michigan Chippewas (8-5) 37-14 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Bahamas Bowl: Bobcats Maul Blazers In Bahamas

At Nassau, Bahamas:

On just 12 carries, running back Dorian Brown ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns on Friday as the Ohio University Bobcats (9-4) ran roughshod over the Alabama-Birmingham Blazers (8-5) 41-6 in the Bahamas Bowl.

Dick Enberg, Legendary Sportscaster, R.I.P.

Dick Enberg, a long-time sportscaster whose broadcasting career included calling 10 Super Bowls and UCLA men's basketball during the John Wooden era, passed away on Thursday at his La Jolla, California home at age 82.

Vikings Club Bears In Berkeley

At Berkeley, California:

Bryca Canda scored 23 points 23 points as the Portland State Vikings (10-3), with six players scoring in double figures, dominated the California Golden Bears (6-7) 106-81 on the road.

Deontae North added 20 points (14 in the second half) to the Vikings' coffers.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pilots Knock Off Hornets In Sac Town

At Sacramento, California:

Late in the second half, Josh McSwiggan had a key rebound and hit a key jumper en route to an 18-point night on Thursday as the Portland Pilots (6-7) defeated the Sacramento State Hornets (3-9) 80-75 on the road.

Izayah Mauriohoohoo-Le'Afa led the Hornets with 23 points.

Gasparilla Bowl: Owls Too Much For Tarnished Golden Panthers

At St. Petersburg, Florida:

Quarterback Frank Nuttle threw for 254 yards and a touchdown (a 45-yarder to Isaiah Wright) while running four yards for another score on Thursday as the Temple Owls (6-5) dominated the Florida International Golden Panthers (8-5) 28-3 in the Gasparilla Bowl.

Golden Flashes Snap Beavers' Winning Streak At Six

At Kent, Ohio:

Jaylin Walker scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half on Thursday night as the Kent State Golden Flashes (6-6) put an end to the visiting Oregon State Beavers' (8-4) six-game winning streak 79-78, offsetting twin 25-point performances from the guests' Stephen Thompson, Jr. and Tres Tinkle as Oregon State now prepares for Pac-12 Conference play, starting next Friday at home against Colorado.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ducks Outlast Visiting Bears For Fifth Straight Win

At Eugene, Oregon:

Payton Pritchard scored 24 points while MiKlye McIntosh added 17 as the Oregon Ducks (10-3) picked up their fifth straight victory on Wednesday night, 96-82 over visiting Central Arkansas (6-7) as they concluded the non-conference part of their regular-season schedule.

Jordan Howard topped the Bears with 35 points.

Frisco Bowl: La Tech Bulldogs Turn SMU Mustangs Into Horse Meat

At Frisco, Texas:

Quarterback J'Mar Smith threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score on Wednesday night as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-6) demolished the error-prone Southern Methodist Mustangs (7-6) 51-10 in the Frisco Bowl.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pilots Hold Off Hawks At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Franklin Porter scored 21 points on Tuesday night as the Portland Pilots (5-7) held off the visiting Hartford Hawks (5-7) 78-67.

Boca Raton Bowl: Owls Destroy Zips

At Boca Raton, Florida:

Devin Singletary ran for 124 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Jeff Driskel accounted for four other scores  (two passing, two rushing) as the Florida Atlantic Owls (11-3) ran roughshod over the Akron Zips (7-7) 50-3 in Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl.

Monday, December 18, 2017

New Sheriff In The Rose City

Will he at least maintain anything resembling the success that Caleb Porter had with the Timbers?

Or will he be another John Spencer?

Here's the news from the Timbers' official website.

And from the Oregonian.

'64 Hillman Imp

Here's a British magazine ad for the Scottish-built 1964 Hillman Imp.

This car was sold in the US under the Sunbeam name.

'51 Kaiser

Here's a magazine ad for the 1951 Kaiser. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Niners Make It Three Wins In A Row

At Santa Clara, California:

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a touchdown and a career-high 381 yards while Robbie Gould converted all six field goal attempts, knocking in the game winner from 45 yards out as time expired on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers (4-10) racked up their third straight win (their first such winning streak in three years) and fourth in their last five starts by knocking off the visiting Tennessee Titans (8-6) 25-23.

Jordan Hill Helps Redhawks Sink Pilots

At Seattle:

Jordan Hill had a career night on Saturday as he converted six three-pointers and scored 23 points (both career highs) as the Seattle University Redhawks (8-5) held off the visiting Portland Pilots (4-7) 89-76.

Marcus Shaver, Jr. topped the Pilots with 20 points.

Vikings Make D3 Wildcats Look Like Mildcats

At Portland, Oregon:

The Portland State Vikings (9-3), with Deontae North scoring 27 points and coming up with five steals,  picked up their fifth win in their last six starts on Saturday by destroying the visiting Division III Linfield Wildcats (a team from McMinnville, Oregon) 116-71.

Beavers Hold Off Billikens In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Tres Tinkle scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds on Saturday night as the Oregon State Beavers (8-3) picked up their sixth straight win (making this their longest winning streak since the 2004-05 season) as they held off Saint Louis (5-6) 63-60 in the Dam City Classic. 

Jordan Goodwin paced the Billikens with 22 points.

Ducks Top Bulldogs In Fresno

At Fresno, California:

Elijah Brown scored 20 points on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (9-3) picked up their fourth straight victory, 68-61 over the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-3) on the road.

Camellia Bowl: Blue Raiders Hold Off Red Wolves

At Montgomery, Alabama:

Brent Stockstill threw for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Saturday night to lead the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-6) to a 35-30 victory over the Arkansas State Red Wolves (7-5) in the Camellia Bowl.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

New Mexico Bowl: Thundering Herd Take Wild Contest From CSU Rams

At Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Quarterback Chris Litten threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday to lead the Marshall Thundering Herd (8-5) past the Colorado State Rams (7-6) 31-28 in the New Mexico Bowl.

Las Vegas Bowl: Broncos Buck Ducks

At Las Vegas:

Cedrick Wilson caught 10 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown while Kekaula Kaniho ran back an interception 53 yards for another score as the Boise State Broncos (#25 in the final College Football Playoff ranking; 11-3) raced out to a 24-0 lead, then held off the Oregon Ducks (7-6) 38-28 in Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl.

Cure Bowl: Panthers Gain First Bowl Victory

At Orlando, Florida:

Quarterback Conner Manning threw for 276 yards and a touchdown as the Georgia State Panthers (7-5) picked up their first-ever postseason victory, 27-17 over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (6-7) in Saturday's Cure Bowl.

New Orleans Bowl: Trojans Too Much For Mean Green

At New Orleans:

In the opening contest of the 2017-18 FBS Bowl Season, quarterback Brandon Silvers completed 24 of 31 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday as the Troy Trojans (11-2) manhandled the North Texas Mean Green (9-5) 50-30 in the New Orleans Bowl.

Friday, December 15, 2017

'63 Rambler American Sedan

Here's a 1963 Rambler American two-door sedan. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ducks Hold Off Hot Vikings

At Eugene, Oregon:

Elijah Brown scored 22 points (making all eight shots from the field) while Payton Pritchard and Kenny Wooten each added 18 as the Oregon Ducks (8-3) snapped the visiting Portland State Vikings' (8-3) four-game winning streak on Wednesday with a 95-84 victory

The Vikings were paced by Bryce Canda, who scored a career-high 31 points, and Deontae North, who added 23.

End Of An Era In Portland

Darlington Nagbe is now a Five Stripe.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Five Wins In A Row For The Beavers

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Stephen Thompson, Jr. scored 18 points (12 of them on four three-point buckets) on Tuesday night as the Oregon State Beavers (7-3) picked up their fifth straight victory, 70-69 over the visiting Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-3).

Malcolm Drumwright scored 20 points to pace the visiting school from Alabama.

'49 Austin A40

Here's a 1949 British-built Austin A40 four-door sedan (saloon).

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ducks Hold Off Game Tigers

At Eugene, Oregon:

Payton Pritchard scored 16 points on Monday as the Oregon Ducks (7-3), with six players scoring in double figures, held off the visiting Texas Southern Tigers (0-9) 74-68.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Niners Top Texans In Houston

At Houston:

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for a career-high 334 yards and a touchdown on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers (3-10) picked up their second straight win (and their third in their last four starts) by defeating the Houston Texans (4-9) 26-16 on the road.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Pilots Top Visiting Spartans

At Portland, Oregon:

Josh McSwiggin scored 14 points on six-of-ten shooting from the field (including two three pointers) as the Portland Pilots (4-6) defeated the visiting San Jose State Spartans (2-7) 64-55 on Saturday night.

Ryan Welage topped the Spartans with 21 points.

Hot Late Shooting Sends Vikings Past Broncos In Santa Clara

At Santa Clara, California:

Deontae North scored a career-high-tying 30 points (25 of them in the second half) while Holland Woods added a career-high 26 points as the Portland State Vikings (8-2) converted their last 14 shots from the field in overcoming a 17-point second-half deficit to overtake the Santa Clara Broncos (3-6) for their fourth straight win on Saturday.

K. J. Feagin paced the Broncos with 24 points while Matt Hauser added 22.

Beavers Break Open Tight Game in Second Half, Manhandle Not-So-Golden Lions

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Tres Tinkle and Drew Eubanks each scored 19 points on Saturday night as the Oregon State Beavers (6-3), who led by three points at halftime, dominated the second half and ended up smothering the visiting Arkansas Pine-Bluff Golden Lions (0-10) 85-58.

Travon Harper scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds before fouling out for the Golden Lions, who have now dropped 16 straight contests, the longest current losing streak in Division I.

The Beavers, who are now riding a four-game winning streak, have won six games, one more than they did all last season.

Army Comes Back, Holds Off Navy, Wins First Commander-In-Trophy Since '96

At Philadelphia:

On a snowy Saturday, Ahmad Bradshaw ran for a touchdown on a quarterback sneak with 5:10 remaining while Blake Wilson added the go-ahead extra point as Army (9-3) defeated Navy (6-6) in the 118th edition of the football game between the two service academies.

Bennett Moehring had a chance to win the game for the Midshipmen, but his 48-yard field goal attempt as time expired sailed wide left.

For the Black Knights, it marked the first time they defeated Navy in back-to-back seasons since a five-game winning streak in the series which ran from 1992 to 1996.  Army won their first Commander-In-Chief since 1996.

Navy continues to lead the series 60-51-7.


At Toronto:

Jozy Altidore (67') and Victor Vazquez (90'+4) each scored once on Saturday as Toronto FC avenged their gut-wretching defeat from last year and blanked the defending MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders 2-0 at home to win their first Major League Soccer championship to complete a domestic treble (the Reds also won the Canadian National Championship and the Supporters' Shield).

It marked the first time that a Canadian club won MLS' top prize.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Ducks Rout CSU Rams, Go Back On Winning Track

At Eugene, Oregon:

Elijah Brown scored 20 points on Friday night as the Oregon Ducks (6-3), with six players, including all five starters, scoring in double figures as they buried the visiting Colorado State Rams (4-6) 95-65 as they started a new home winning streak.

Prentiss Nixon paced the Rams with 25 points.

It Floats On Fluid!

Here's a 1963 Morris 1100 four-door sedan (saloon, but with no bartender, with BMC's Hydrolastic suspension. 

'56 Morris Isis

Here's a British-built 1956 Morris Isis four-door saloon (sedan). 

Looks Like It's Mario's Team Now

The Ducks have reportedly removed the "interim" tag from Willie Taggert's successor's job.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Titans Outmuscle Pilots In Portland

At Portland, Oregon:

Khalil Ahmad scored 24 points (half of them on four three-pointers) while Kyle Allman added 21 on Wednesday night as the Cal State-Fullerton Titans (5-3) defeated the Portland Pilots (3-6) 76-66 on the road.

Vikings Knock Of Lions In LA

At Los Angeles:

Bryce Canda (who grabbed 13 rebounds) and Holland Woods each scored 20 points on Wednesday as the Portland State Vikings (7-2) defeated Loyola Marymount (4-4) 94-85 on the road, offsetting a 26-point performance from the Lions' James Bateman.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Beavers Hold Off Colonels, Equal Victory Total From 2016-17

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Stephen Thompson, Jr. scored 26 points (12 of them on four three-pointers) and dished out six assists on Tuesday night as the Oregon State Beavers (5-3) held off the visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels (4-5) 74-62.

Tres Tinkle added 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals to the Beavers' coffers as Oregon State equaled their victory total from all of an injury-plagued 2016-17 campaign.

Ducks Lose Football Coach To Seminoles

Oregon now finds itself in search of a new coach as Willie Taggert, after going 7-5 in his lone season in Eugene, replaces Jimbo Fisher at Tallahassee.

Co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal is expected to be the Ducks' interim coach at the Las Vegas Bowl on December 16 when they take on Boise State.

El Meistro Named MLS MVP

The Portland Timbers' midfielder deserved the award after the season he had.

Monday, December 04, 2017

2017-18 College Bowl Schedule; Ducks Face Boise State In Las Vegas Bowl

Here's line-up for the 2017-18 FBS College Bowl schedule.

All times are Pacific.

Saturday, December 16:

New Orleans Bowl @ New Orleans, 10:00 AM (ESPN):

Troy (Alabama; 10-2) vs. North Texas (9-4)

Cure Bowl @ Orlando, Florida, 11:30 AM (CBS Sports Network):

Western Kentucky (6-6) vs. Georgia State (6-5)

Las Vegas Bowl @ Las Vegas, 12:30 PM (ABC):

Boise State (10-3) vs. Oregon (7-5)

New Mexico Bowl @ Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1:30 PM (ESPN):

Marshall (7-5) vs. Colorado State (7-5)

Camellia Bowl @ Montgomery, Alabama, 5:00 PM (ESPN):

Middle Tennessee (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-4)

Tuesday, December 19:

Boca Raton Bowl @ Boca Raton, Florida, 4:00 PM (ESPN):

Akron (7-6) vs. Florida Athletic (10-3)

Wednesday, December 20:

Frisco Bowl @ Frisco, Texas, 5:00 PM (ESPN):

Louisiana Tech (6-6) vs. Southern Methodist (7-5)

Thursday, December 21:

Gasparilla Bowl @ St. Petersburg, Florida, 5:00 PM (ESPN):

Temple (6-6) vs. Florida International (8-4)

Friday, December 22:

Bahamas Bowl @ Nassau, Bahamas, 9:30 AM (ESPN):

Alabama-Birmingham (8-4) vs. Ohio U (8-4)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl @ Boise, Idaho, 1:00 PM (ESPN):

Central Michigan (8-4) vs. Wyoming (7-5)

Saturday, December 23:

Birmingham Bowl @ Birmingham, Alabama, 9:00 AM (ESPN):

Texas Tech (6-6) vs. South Florida (9-2)

Armed Forces Bowl @ Fort Worth, Texas, 12:30 PM (ESPN):

San Diego State (10-2) vs. Army (8-3)

Dollar General Bowl @ Mobile, Alabama, 4:00 PM (ESPN):

Appalachian State (8-4) vs. Toledo (11-2)

Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve):

Hawaii Bowl @ Honolulu, 5:30 PM (ESPN):

Fresno State (9-4) vs. Houston (7-4)

Tuesday, December 26:

Heart of Dallas Bowl @ Dallas, 10:30 AM (ESPN):

Utah (6-6) vs. West Virginia (7-5)

Quick Lane Bowl @ Detroit, 2:15 PM (ESPN):

Duke (6-6) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4)

Cactus Bowl @ Phoenix, Arizona, 6:00 PM (ESPN):

Kansas State (7-5) vs. UCLA (6-6)

Wednesday, December 27:

Independence Bowl @ Shreveport, Louisiana, 10:00 AM (ESPN):

Southern Mississippi (8-4) vs. Florida State (6-6)

Pinstripe Bowl @ New York City, 2:15 PM (ESPN):

Iowa (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5)

Foster Farms Bowl @ Santa Clara, California, 5:30 PM (FOX):

Arizona (7-5) vs. Purdue (6-6)

Texas Bowl @ Houston, 6:00 PM (ESPN):

Texas (6-6) vs. Missouri (7-5)

Thursday, December 28:

Military Bowl @ Annapolis, Maryland, 10:30 AM (ESPN):

Virginia (6-6) vs. Navy (6-5)

Camping World Bowl @ Orlando, Florida, 2:15 PM (ESPN):

Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Oklahoma State (9-3)

Holiday Bowl @ San Diego, 6:00 PM (FOX):

Washington State (9-3) vs. Michigan State (9-3)

Alamo Bowl @ San Antonio, Texas, 6:00 PM (ESPN):

Stanford (9-4) vs. Texas Christian (10-3)

Friday, December 29:

Belk Bowl @ Charlotte, North Carolina, 10:00 AM (ESPN):

Wake Forest (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (7-5)

Sun Bowl @ El Paso, Texas, 12:00 Noon (CBS):

North Carolina State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5)

Music Bowl Bowl @ Nashville, Tennessee, 1:30 PM (ESPN):

Kentucky (7-5) vs. Northwestern (9-3)

Arizona Bowl @ Tucson, Arizona, 2:30 PM (CBS Sports Network):

Utah State (6-6) vs. New Mexico State (6-6)

Saturday, December 30:

TaxSlayer Bowl @ Jacksonville, Florida, 9:00 AM (ESPN):

Louisville (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4)

Liberty Bowl @ Memphis, Tennessee, 9:30 AM (ABC):

Iowa State (7-5) vs. Memphis (10-2)

Monday, January 1 (New Year's Day):

Outback Bowl @ Tampa, Florida, 9:00 AM (ESPN 2):

Michigan (8-4) vs. South Carolina (8-4)

Citrus Bowl @ Orlando, Florida, 10:00 AM (ABC):

Notre Dame (9-3) vs. Louisiana State (9-3)

New Year's Six Contests, all on ESPN:

Friday, December 29:

Cotton Bowl @ Arlington, Texas, 5:30 PM:

Southern California (11-2) vs. Ohio State (11-2)

Saturday, December 30:

Fiesta Bowl @ Glendale, Arizona, 1:00 PM:

Washington (10-2) vs. Penn State (10-2)

Orange Bowl @ Miami:

Miami (Florida) (10-2) vs. Wisconsin (12-1)

Monday, January 1:

Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl @ Atlanta, 9:30 AM:

Central Florida (13-0) vs. Auburn (10-3)



Rose Bowl @ Pasadena, California, 2:00 PM:

#3 Georgia vs. #2 Oklahoma

Sugar Bowl @ New Orleans, 5:45 PM:

#1 Clemson vs. #4 Alabama


Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl winners to play for the national championship 




Giants Can Coach, GM

This taking place less than a year after New York reached the playoffs.