OREGON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OREGON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Kragthorpe: USC seeking consistency, a year after firing Kiffin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58473551-89/usc-state-sarkisian-trojans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58473551-89/usc-state-sarkisian-trojans.html.csp">Kragthorpe: USC seeking consistency, a year after firing Kiffin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T23:26:14.636-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Steve Sarkisian could not have known that his life would change in a sequence of events that began almost exactly a year ago when USC fired coach Lane Kiffin. He could never say so, anyway. In any case, the ex-BYU quarterback ended up moving from Washington to USC, where he formerly worked as an assistant. The Trojans have some stability now, following NCAA sanctions and the coaching turnover, and Sarkisian describes the program as being “in a really good place.” The perception of USC took a bi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58473551@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:14 MDT Pac-12 round-up: UCLA, USC back on top in Week 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58466835-89/state-week-yards-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58466835-89/state-week-yards-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 round-up: UCLA, USC back on top in Week 5</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:09:30.216-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It might be painful to acknowledge, but in many ways, the Pac-12 started making sense again this week. The trends we've seen, even over the course of years, picked back up again after a weird and wild start to the season. Many picked UCLA as a preseason Pac-12 contender, and against Arizona State, the Bruins finally looked the part. USC picked itself up two weeks removed from a confidence-shattering defeat to Boston College, and seemed reset as a defense-first power with some offensive ability. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58466835@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:09:30 MDT Snake River may be lazy but it offers surprises http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461730-68/river-snake-idaho-float.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58461730-68/river-snake-idaho-float.html.csp">Snake River may be lazy but it offers surprises</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROGER PHILLIPS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Idaho Statesman</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-27T11:39:02.047-06:00">Updated Sep 27, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Homedale, Idaho • This story isn’t about me, but that’s where it starts. I am fascinated with floating the Snake River. I guess you can blame it on my inner Huck Finn. It’s Southwest Idaho’s lazy river, and it offers some surprises and a fun place to explore. I’ve floated many of Idaho’s most famous rivers, including the Middle Fork of the Salmon, the Main Salmon, the Selway and Hells Canyon (technically the Snake, but much different). I love whitewater and remote, rugged, wild country, but I fi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58461730@www.sltrib.com Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:39:02 MDT Genetically modified wheat found in Montana http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58459081-79/wheat-modified-genetically-montana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58459081-79/wheat-modified-genetically-montana.html.csp">Genetically modified wheat found in Montana</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARY CLARE JALONICK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T16:52:21.247-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the United States, this time in Montana, the Agriculture Department said Friday. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming, and the discovery of unapproved varieties can pose a potential threat to U.S. trade with countries that have concerns about genetically modified foods. USDA said Friday that the incident is on a smaller scale than a similar finding in Oregon last year that prom...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584590812014-09-26T16:52:21.247-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-26T16:52:21.247-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58459081@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:52:21 MDT Pac-12 picks: Cal, Stanford, Utah, USC will win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58457963-89/state-pac-washington-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58457963-89/state-pac-washington-game.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Cal, Stanford, Utah, USC will win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T07:15:04.72-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 07:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just to clarify Thursday's pick, I said Arizona State's home field would make the difference in a close game. Obviously, that meant UCLA would win, if the game became a rout. I'm sticking to that story, after the Bruins' 62-27 demolition of ASU.The Pac-12 is pretty much into a routine of four Saturday games, with two teams playing Thursday and two others having a bye because they'll meet the following Thursday (Oregon and Arizona, in this case). On to Saturday's picks:Colorado at California, 2 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58457963@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:15:04 MDT Goon: Pac-12’s parity could spring upsets in conference play http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58446844-89/league-oregon-game-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58446844-89/league-oregon-game-pac.html.csp">Goon: Pac-12’s parity could spring upsets in conference play</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T23:28:58.06-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At least Rich Rodriguez is honest, if not eloquent. The Arizona coach is 4-0, with a new running back and a freshman quarterback. Over the weekend, the Wildcats had the play of the week — possibly the year — with a last-ditch 47-yard Hail Mary to beat Cal. Rodriguez has every reason in the world to be floating on the clouds, except one. After a bye this weekend, Oregon is waiting. Then USC. And more dangerous teams linger in the shadows of the future, and maybe Arizona has to worry about using ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58446844@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:28:58 MDT Pac-12 round-up: Arizona's Hail Mary is Week 4 memorable moment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58441563-89/yards-game-week-arizona.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58441563-89/yards-game-week-arizona.html.csp">Pac-12 round-up: Arizona's Hail Mary is Week 4 memorable moment</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-23T16:04:23.518-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Four of the five ranked teams in the Pac-12 went dark this week. But the way this season has gone, did you really think it'd be a "quiet" week? All we got out of it was a game-winning Hail Mary. Not to mention the No. 2 team looking dangerously close to getting upset. While the Utes topped soggy Michigan in Ann Arbor, earning a validating win on the road, a few other games showcased the parity of the conference. Cal, of all teams, was leading Arizona before the Wildcats put on an all-world passi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441563@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:23 MDT Pac-12: Utah over Michigan, Oregon State over SDSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58432452-89/state-week-oregon-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58432452-89/state-week-oregon-pac.html.csp">Pac-12: Utah over Michigan, Oregon State over SDSU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T08:32:03.168-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Pac-12 continues to ease its way into the football season. That's a function of the 14-week calendar. It will be different in 2015, when the season won't begin until September. Each team will have only open date in the 13-week schedule. This year, there will be more continuity as of Week 5. As for Week 4, both of the intra-conference games should be at least mildly interesting. In nonconference play, it's true that I've picked the Pac-12 team in every matchup this season, which means I've be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58432452@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:32:03 MDT Missing Pennsylvania dog, Gidget, found 3,000 miles away in Oregon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428692-68/gidget-dog-microchip-missing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58428692-68/gidget-dog-microchip-missing.html.csp">Missing Pennsylvania dog, Gidget, found 3,000 miles away in Oregon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN DUBOIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T13:42:59.482-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she went missing from her home near Philadelphia is going to be flown back to the Keystone State. A microchip implanted in Gidget allowed workers at an animal shelter south of Portland to find the dog’s owner. Shelter manager Deborah Wood says PetLink, the company that manufactured the microchip, has offered to pay for her return flight. Gidget’s odyssey attra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286922014-09-18T13:42:59.482-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T13:42:59.482-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428692@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:42:59 MDT Time to see what MWC foes are up to this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58423292-55/game-yards-state-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/ususports/58423292-55/game-yards-state-season.html.csp">Time to see what MWC foes are up to this week</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T05:05:06.592-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Time to see what USU's league opponents are up to this week with the weekly MWC notebook, compiled by league beatwriters. MOUNTAIN DIVISIONAIR FORCEThe Falcons are on a bye this week.Next game: vs. Boise State, Sept. 27BOISE STATEBoise State ranks second in the nation in rushing defense (49.0 yards per game), second in interceptions (seven), third in tackles for loss (10.3 per game), fifth in takeaways (nine) and eighth in sacks (4.0 per game).But the Broncos also are 80th in total defense (403....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58423292@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:05:06 MDT Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417399-79/coal-terminal-state-corps.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417399-79/coal-terminal-state-corps.html.csp">Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIGEL DUARA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:49:19.491-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that’s trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market. Last month, Oregon state regulators rejected a proposed terminal on the Columbia River because it potentially would interfere with tribal fishing rights. On Monday, the Corps announced it had put its review on hold while a judge considers an appeal of the sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584173992014-09-15T16:49:19.491-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:49:19.491-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417399@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:19 MDT Wyoming appeals Oregon’s rejection of coal port http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393157-79/coal-oregon-river-port.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393157-79/coal-oregon-river-port.html.csp">Wyoming appeals Oregon’s rejection of coal port</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BEN NEARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T12:29:01.538-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 12:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne • Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal-producer, has been pressing for access to ports to export coal to Asia, but it has run into stiff opposition in the Northwest. Gov. Matt Mead said Monday that Oregon’s decision last month to block an application from a subsidiary of Ambre Energy, an Australian company, to build the terminal at the Port of Morrow ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931572014-09-09T12:29:01.538-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T12:29:01.538-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393157@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:29:01 MDT Oregon’s marijuana legalization vote erupts in name-calling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390735-68/marijuana-blumenauer-federal-tour.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390735-68/marijuana-blumenauer-federal-tour.html.csp">Oregon’s marijuana legalization vote erupts in name-calling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF BARNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T21:48:22.82-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grants Pass, Ore. • Oregon’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize marijuana has generated a name-calling dispute between a congressman who wants to overhaul federal marijuana policy and a prominent district attorney who has been speaking out about the dangers of pot. The spat between U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis erupted over whether upcoming events featuring national anti-drug activist Kevin Sabet shortly before mail ballots go out to vote...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390735@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:48:22 MDT Pac-12 round-up — Oregon stands out in tough weekend for North Division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58388526-89/oregon-state-2-0-defense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58388526-89/oregon-state-2-0-defense.html.csp">Pac-12 round-up — Oregon stands out in tough weekend for North Division</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.38-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There can be only one ... in the Pac-12 North, I mean. The Oregon Ducks celebrated a huge win over Big 10 powerhouse Michigan State - avenging a conference Rose Bowl defeat last year, as it were - and moved up to a No. 2 national ranking. Meanwhile, the rest of the North ain't looking so hot: Stanford lost, Wazzu lost, Washington and Oregon State rung up unconvincing victories over not-great teams. The team that came off second-best was ... Cal? What is the world coming to? Anyhow, here's your r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388526@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT Pac-12 football: No. 3 Oregon routs No. 7 Michigan State, 46-27 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383494-77/state-stanford-touchdowns-usc.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58383494-77/state-stanford-touchdowns-usc.html.csp">Pac-12 football: No. 3 Oregon routs No. 7 Michigan State, 46-27</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-07T00:11:57.459-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 12:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen, and the No. 3 Oregon Ducks’ blur offense prevailed over No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense 46-27 on Saturday night. Mariota’s three touchdown passes in what was considered a premier nonconference matchup gave him 69 for his career, an Oregon record. After falling behind 27-18 early in the third quarter in Eugene, Oregon scored four unanswered touchdowns, including on a pair of ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583834942014-09-07T00:11:57.459-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-07T00:11:57.459-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58383494@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:11:57 MDT Pac-12 picks: Stanford over USC, Oregon over MSU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58381394-89/state-pac-mdt-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58381394-89/state-pac-mdt-washington.html.csp">Pac-12 picks: Stanford over USC, Oregon over MSU</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T09:07:03.469-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Too much faith in Washington State keeps spoiling my Pac-12 picks, but I'll press on with Saturday's forecasts: Fresno State at Utah, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 NetworksUSC established a lofty standard for Utah by ripping the Bulldogs last week. The Utes won't quite match USC's points and yardage totals, but should win convincingly. Utah 42, Fresno State 21. Sacramento State at California, 1 p.m. MDT, Pac-12 NetworksComing into the season, this shaped up as the Bears' best opportunity for a victory - an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58381394@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:07:03 MDT Top 25 football preview: No. 3 Oregon ready for No. 7 Michigan State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379923-77/michigan-espn-stanford-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58379923-77/michigan-espn-stanford-games.html.csp">Top 25 football preview: No. 3 Oregon ready for No. 7 Michigan State</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T23:22:34.351-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No. 7 Michigan State at No. 3 Oregon (4:30 p.m., Ch. 13) • Oregon is known for its nimble spread offense, while Michigan State is known for its stout 4-3 defense. But it’s not as simple as offense versus defense between the Ducks and the Spartans, who meet Saturday afternoon in Eugene. Both teams have become known as innovators on opposite sides of the ball. For Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, there’s truth in the old cliche: Defense wins championships. It certainly worked last season when t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58379923@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:34 MDT Kragthorpe: Oregon faces defining game vs. Michigan State http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365586-89/oregon-state-michigan-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58365586-89/oregon-state-michigan-game.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Oregon faces defining game vs. Michigan State</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T23:31:07.787-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The college football world is waiting for another opportunity to dismiss Oregon as a novelty act. Whenever the No. 3 Ducks play a tough, traditional opponent such as No. 7 Michigan State, the game becomes a referendum on Oregon’s style of play and the entire culture of the program. So Oregon will have something to prove again Saturday, when the Spartans visit Autzen Stadium for the biggest nonconference game of the season involving a Pac-12 school. This is a classic matchup of style and substan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58365586@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:31:07 MDT Pac-12: USC vs. Fresno State tops schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58354649-89/state-mdt-pac-oregon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58354649-89/state-mdt-pac-oregon.html.csp">Pac-12: USC vs. Fresno State tops schedule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T03:40:02.535-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 03:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colorado crumbled in the fourth quarter of a 31-17 loss to Colorado State, while Arizona showed its consistency by pounding UNLV by the exact same score as last season - 58-13 - with redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon leading an offense that produced 787 total yards Friday. So the Pac-12 is 3-2, entering Saturday's games:UCLA at Virginia, 10 a.m. MDT, ESPNBYU fans might consider this season-opening assignment tricky for the Bruins; Oregon fans would not say so. The Ducks set the standard ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58354649@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 03:40:02 MDT Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343203-77/injury-season-knee-key.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58343203-77/injury-season-knee-key.html.csp">Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RALPH D. RUSSO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T23:28:58.341-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the country’s most dynamic quarterbacks. While Miller’s injury has drawn the most attention this preseason, the Buckeyes aren’t the only ones trying to replace a key player who went down with an injury. These teams have also been stung by the injury bug in a big way. No. 6 AUBURN. The defending Southeastern Conference champions lost two key linemen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583432032014-08-27T23:28:58.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T23:28:58.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343203@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:28:58 MDT