OREGON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OREGON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Utah football's 2015 schedule features balance, solid home slate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58422353-59/game-utah-schedule-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/58422353-59/game-utah-schedule-state.html.csp">Utah football's 2015 schedule features balance, solid home slate</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="2014-09-16T21:17:50.755-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 09:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After its schedule the last two years, Utah football could be forgiven for wanting just a little bit of relief. The 2015 slate, released Tuesday evening by the Pac-12, isn't easy, but it doesn't project to be Spartan tough, either. And good news for fans and Utah administrators: There's plenty of good home games to start talking about, and there's really no apparent duds. First, here it is: Sept 3. • MichiganSept. 12 • Utah StateSept. 19 • at Fresno StateSept. 26 • at OregonBYEOct. 10 • CalOct. ...</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> 58422353@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:17:50 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 Pac-12 football preview: Leach leans heavily on Halliday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314824-89/halliday-state-leach-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314824-89/halliday-state-leach-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 football preview: Leach leans heavily on Halliday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T09:34:02.589-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Connor Halliday threw 62 times against Utah, incredibly, that was only the fourth-most attempts he had in a game last season. Against Oregon, he fired 89 passes. Fifty-eight for completions. Overall, Halliday had 714 attempts in 2013, and in a conference most noted this season for its quarterbacks, he is the quarterback around which his team’s offense most revolves. “You might be rooting for your guy, and I don’t care what you think, he’s better than your guy is,” boasted loquacious head co...</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> 58314824@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:34:02 MDT Pac-12 preview: Oregon, UCLA teams to beat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58321544-77/returning-state-pac-oregon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58321544-77/returning-state-pac-oregon.html.csp">Pac-12 preview: Oregon, UCLA teams to beat</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle goon and Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:51.225-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arizona 2013 in review • 8-5, 4-5 Pac-12. Returning starters • 14 total (7 offense, 6 defense, 1 specialist) Top returning player • Don’t count out receiver Austin Hill with a long-awaited return. Hill piled up 81 catches for more than 1,300 yards in 2012 before he tore his ACL and missed all of 2013. If he’s the same player he was before, defenses everywhere will have to watch out. Biggest question mark • Who is going to throw it and who is going to run it? The quarterback competition is slowl...</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> 58321544@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:51 MDT Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325772-79/oracle-state-oregon-website.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325772-79/oracle-state-oregon-website.html.csp">Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:58.655-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salem, Ore. • The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle America Inc. and several of its executives over the technology company’s role in creating the troubled website for the state’s online health insurance exchange. The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court in Salem, alleges that Oracle officials lied, breached contracts and engaged in “a pattern of racketeering activity.” Oracle was the largest technology contractor working on Oregon’s health insurance enrollment websit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583257722014-08-22T17:47:58.655-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T17:47:58.655-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325772@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:58 MDT Pac-12 football preview: Riley, Mannion appear to have OSU primed for bowl run http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314063-89/state-beavers-defense-pac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58314063-89/state-beavers-defense-pac.html.csp">Pac-12 football preview: Riley, Mannion appear to have OSU primed for bowl run</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T09:25:03.054-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The rational Utah fan has to have a healthy respect for Mike Riley. This is a guy who, in his second stint in Corvallis, has taken the state’s second-banana school and won seven or more games in eight of 11 seasons. While locally we debate whether a seemingly improved Utah team is capable of seven wins, it seems almost a given that with as many as eight returning starters and a potential first-round draft pick at quarterback, Riley will squeeze seven out of the Pac-12 North. And amazingly, he’s ...</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> 58314063@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:25:03 MDT Pac-12 football preview: Oregon hopes to stay in top gear for a full season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58306048-89/oregon-game-offense-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/58306048-89/oregon-game-offense-points.html.csp">Pac-12 football preview: Oregon hopes to stay in top gear for a full season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:04:02.475-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With No. 3 Oregon, there is always the assumption that, if you wait long enough, there will come a time when the Ducks’ high-octane offense will stall. Because that’s what’s happened. In 2010, it happened during the BCS Championship game, against Auburn, when they scored 19 points. In 2011, it was Game One, against No. 4 LSU, when they scored just 13 through the first three quarters. In 2012, Stanford held them to 14. Last year, it was the Cardinal, again. Oregon was scoreless through three unti...</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> 58306048@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:02 MDT FSU’s Winston skewered on Twitter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58286018-77/season-winston-state-twitter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58286018-77/season-winston-state-twitter.html.csp">FSU’s Winston skewered on Twitter</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T23:10:30.937-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Florida State social media campaign turned ugly Sunday when the university’s athletic department opened Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston up to mockery. The department attempted to engage fans on Twitter by soliciting questions to be used for a video on the team website. The hashtag “#AskJameis” became a trending topic on Twitter for a time Sunday — for all the wrong reasons. The Twitter feed was bombarded by accounts making fun of Winston and taking shots at the sophomore. Winston ...</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> 58286018@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:10:30 MDT Evacuated after Oregon fire, some residents return; Idaho fire threatens homes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58273706-68/fire-thursday-area-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58273706-68/fire-thursday-area-federal.html.csp">Evacuated after Oregon fire, some residents return; Idaho fire threatens homes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF BARNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T19:24:02.326-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 07:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some of the hundreds of people forced to flee a wind-driven wildfire in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge east of Portland were allowed to return Thursday and were happy to find their houses intact, even where flames had come as close as 30 feet. “It is a huge relief,” said Connie Thomasian, a real estate agent who moved to the little community of Rowena overlooking the Columbia River with her husband, Craig, for the world-class wind surfing. “We still have our house. It’s a relief that everybody in our n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582737062014-08-07T19:24:02.326-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T19:24:02.326-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273706@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:24:02 MDT