Items Tagged as: Athletics

On a warm July afternoon, Willie Taggart sits in his new office at the University of Oregon, smiling back at the memories from his days growing up in Palmetto, Florida. The memories are as fresh as if the games that produced them took place days ago, rather than decades.

This is a story about how a small group of enthusiasts persuaded the University of Oregon administration to establish competitive skiing as a varsity sport.

Three decades ago, UO-trained shoe designers created a new generation of basketball shoes that changed forever the way we think about athletic footwear.

Eight years ago, with Hayward Field hosting the US Olympic Team Trials in track and field for the first time in nearly three decades, a gangly, wide-eyed UO sophomore named Andrew Wheating pulled off the unthinkable: the 20-year-old advanced to the 800-meter semifinal, then the final, and then, o

There’s a place on San Francisco’s Sutter Street where he regularly appears in full feather. Webbed feet flop forward, waist wobbles, Jack-in-the-box-sized head balances an Oregon beanie.

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We say Goodbye to Mac Court with photographs and excerpts from the book, Mac Court Memories, An Illustrated History of Mac Court.

As soccer fans across the state are overcome with joy to report, Oregon’s resident professional team, the Portland Timbers, is preparing for its Major League Soccer debut on March 19.

Bob Reinhart ’52 had a story to tell. It was, Bob believed, the untold tale of a largely forgotten college coach who was the father of basketball’s fast-break offense.

Ducks lose national championship game in the last seconds.


What can tunes and the tasty treats tell us about making good experiences better?

Thousands of Velella velella, jellyfish relatives, washed ashore on Oregon beaches in April, and now are littering beaches in New Zealand.

Alumnus Edgardo Simone is a successful composer and orchestrator of Hollywood blockbusters, including the Spider-Man and Men in Black franchises