A deal proposed by Nike Inc. to create hundreds of jobs in Oregon in exchange for a guarantee that the state won't change a favorable corporate tax structure prompted state lawmakers to approve emergency legislation Friday.
Researchers conducted in-depth personal interviews with individuals involved with the rise, decline and resurrection of the TrackTown USA identity, including current and former coaches, athletes, journalists, historians and visitors bureau officials.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Melissa Bowerman reached deep into a cupboard for a blanket against the night chill, she discovered a box stuffed with mud-caked shoes and a rusty appliance.
She showed the things to her husband, Jon, and his brother, Tom,...
"Steve Prefontaine did not care who he was running against. He was going to run as hard as he could for as long as he could," Chip Kelly said. "That's what I hope our attitude is in this football program."
From coaches Rich Brooks to Chip Kelly, to quarterbacks Joey Harrington to Darron Thomas, Oregon's image has evolved from a track-centric school with a mascot borrowed from Walt Disney into a legitimate national football presence.