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Watch: Rapid Reaction - Give Ducks D credit following win at Wyoming

Watch: Rapid Reaction - Give Ducks D credit following win at Wyoming

Playing at 7,200 feet of elevation the Oregon Ducks proved to be too much for Wyoming, dominating the Cowboys' offense from start to finish. Check back here and on twitter (@CSNNW) through out the night for postgame stories and videos from Wyoming. 


Box Score: Oregon 49, Wyoming 13

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Trail Blazers debut player-inspired 'Statement' uniform combination

Trail Blazers debut player-inspired 'Statement' uniform combination

Out with the old, in with the new!

With Nike taking over apparel rights around the NBA this season, Trail Blazers have overhauled their entire look. It started with fresh look to the logo, followed by a re-vamp of the jerseys. Doing away with home and away qualifiers, along with hertiage jerseys, the Trail Blazers unveiled their Association and Icon jerseys at the Rip City 3-On-3 in July. Now, with the release of NBA2k18 comes another uniform combination: The  Statement. 

The new “Statement” uniforms will first be worn by the Trail Blazers in late November, according to the team's press release. 

More from the press release:

Constructed with a dominant base of Trail Blazers red and detailed with bold, black accents, this uniform was literally created to make a powerful on-court statement. The player-inspired design is scheduled to be showcased during many marquee matchups and rivalry games throughout the season, and has the following highlights:

  • Modernized jersey sash featuring tone-on-tone stripes inspired by the Trail Blazers unique logo representing 5-on-5 team competition;
  • Contemporary 'Portland' wordmark proudly displayed across the chest;
  • ‘Rip City' insignia representing Trail Blazers passionate fans branded on the waistband; and
  • Updated team fonts, wordmarks and logo.

“While it was important to stay true to our classic look for our ‘Icon’ and ‘Association’ uniforms, we knew we had an opportunity to try something new with our ‘Statement’ uniform and, in collaboration with Nike's design team, we are excited about the results,” said Chris McGowan, President & CEO of the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter. “This uniform will be a unique identifier and a bold statement in the NBA.”

"We were excited to create a design that was a bold new look for us, but also represented our heritage by keeping the jersey sash intact,” said Trail Blazers Chief Marketing Officer Dewayne Hankins. “We like the simplicity of the two-color design and are excited by the technology that Nike is bringing to the uniforms.”

To view the new Trail Blazers “Statement” uniform, along with the earlier releases of the new “Association” and “Icon” editions, please click here:  trailblazers.com/uniforms.

Beavers no match for P.J. Fleck and Co.


Beavers no match for P.J. Fleck and Co.

Oregon State started this game trailing 17-0, but clawed back to make to it just a six point game at halftime, 20-14. However, P.J. Fleck made sure that was the closest the Beavers would get to his Golden Gophers, outscoring OSU in the second half 28-0.  Now the Beavers head on the road to start Pac-12 play. Where do the Beavers go from here?  We will find out next Saturday in Pullman.

FINAL SCORE: Oregon State 14 – Minnesota 48


Damian Lillard appears on "The Late, Late Show with James Corden"


Damian Lillard appears on "The Late, Late Show with James Corden"

Damian Lillard has had a busy offseason. He's taken his now annual trip to China with adidas; he's dropped a few new tracks with plans to release a new album sometime in the near future; he's taken a couple of vacations; he's been working out with teammate Jusuf Nurkić; he's gone vegan; and now he's taking his talents to late night. 

The Blazers point guard joined actor Taron Egerton Friday night on "The Late, Late Show with James Corden" to give fans an update on what he's been up to this summer. He was also joined by comedian and writer for the late night show (formerly of CSNNW) Ian Karmel to discuss "The Shot."

Plus, his appearance wouldn't be complete without floating 4 bars, right? It was Friday, afterall. 


Blazers, Thorns, Timbers, Winterhawks, and Hops combine disaster relief efforts

Blazers, Thorns, Timbers, Winterhawks, and Hops combine disaster relief efforts

The following is a joint press release from the Trail Blazers, Timbers, Thorns FC, Winterhawks and Hops

PORTLAND, Ore. (September 5, 2017) – With disaster response and relief efforts happening in their own communities and across the country, the Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), Portland Timbers (MLS), Portland Thorns FC (NWSL), Portland Winterhawks (Western Hockey League) and Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) will band together to raise much-needed funds and blood donations to channel through the American Red Cross.  This is the first joint-philanthropic initiative among the five local professional franchises focusing on a specific cause – to bring aid to victims of Oregon’s wildfires; Hurricane Harvey in Texas; and the potential impact of Hurricane Irma in Florida.

“The destruction we’ve seen from the Oregon wildfires and Hurricane Harvey is heartbreaking,” said Chris McGowan, President & CEO of the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter.  “The journey to recovery will be a long one for all impacted areas. The professional sports community here in Portland is rallying our respective fan bases, employees and partners to contribute resources to assist in the effort where it’s needed most.”  

“Our hearts go out to the families and individuals affected by the devastating fires in Oregon and the communities in Southeast Texas as they begin the process to rebuild and heal,” said Mike Golub, President of Business for the Timbers and Thorns FC. “By working together with our local partners, we are able to maximize our collective impact in support of the communities affected by the devastation caused by these disasters."   

The first steps taken will be to hold individual blood drives starting tomorrow, with each team hosting its own specially-designated day at the headquarters for the Portland American Red Cross, located at 3131 North Vancouver Avenue.  The need for blood is constant and the American Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood and blood products to hospitals in the nation. 

Fundraising efforts by each team will take place in the coming weeks and months at select home games and events to be announced soon.  The Timbers, Thorns FC and Hops seasons are currently underway, with the Winterhawks and Trail Blazers beginning their 2017-18 seasons soon.  Additional information will be posted on each team’s website and through their social media channels.

“We’re pleased to be involved with the team effort to raise funds and support the relief efforts locally and nationally,” said K.L. Wombacher, President and General Manager of the Hillsboro Hops.  “Having two players on our roster that we care deeply about being from the Houston area, Hurricane Harvey hits home for us. Our hearts go out to all those who have lost so much over the last week. We hope to do everything we can to help them get their lives back.”

"Between the forest fires threatening the Northwest and the hurricanes causing catastrophic damage on the Gulf Coast, the resources of the American Red Cross are being stretched to the limits," said Doug Piper, President of the Portland Winterhawks.  "We are proud to stand with the Portland sports community and bring aid to those who so desperately need it.”

Red Cross blood donations can be conveniently scheduled online at www.redcrossblood.org for any of their blood drive locations throughout the region; or through the mobile app by texting BLOODAPP to 90999.  Here is the schedule of upcoming blood drives hosted by each Portland-area pro sports team (**Note:  Donors should use visitor parking for their vehicles, or dial (503) 528-5800 for parking guidance if visitor spaces are full):

  • Wednesday, September 6 – Hillsboro Hops; 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 7 – Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC; 80 appointment slots from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Friday, September 8 – Portland Winterhawks; 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 9 – Portland Trail Blazers; 100 appointment slots from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For financial donations, text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and tornadoes.  Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Donors must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates may apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms and Privacy Policy: hmgf.org/t.

REPORT: Neil Olshey agrees to contract extension with the Trail Blazers


REPORT: Neil Olshey agrees to contract extension with the Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers and President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Olshey with the Blazers through 2021.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN first reported the news.

Olshey joined the Trail Blazers on June 4, 2012, when he was hired as the team’s new general manager. He made an immediate impact when later that month he drafted the face of the franchise, Damian Lillard, and just over a month later hired head coach Terry Stotts. Since Olshey took over the Blazers have gone from bottom of the West, to a perennial playoff team. In 2014 they ended a two-year streak of missing the playoffs, and their first round defeat of the Houston Rockets was the team’s first playoff series victory in 14 seasons.

All this success paid off for Olshey, resulting in his promotion to President of Basketball Operations in 2015.

Follow us on Twitter @CSNNW, and stayed tuned to CSNNW.com for more information.





On the Water with NAPA Fishing Trip Sweepstakes


On the Water with NAPA Fishing Trip Sweepstakes

On the Water with NAPA Fishing Trip Sweepstake Schedule:

Dates:  Sept. 11- Oct. 8 (Winner chosen and notified October 9th)

Prize:  Guided Fall Chinook Fishing trip for 2 with Owin and Dave

Guide:  Gone Catchin’ Guide Service

Trip date: Monday, Oct. 30

Additional Prize Package includes:

  •   $200 Fisherman’s Marine gift card

  •   $100 Salty’s gift card

  •   Okuma Rod & Reel

  •   $100 NAPA gift card

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) or older. Begins September 11, 2017, 7:00 A.M., PT and ends October 8, 2017, 11:59 P.M.,PT. Limit 1 entry per person per week.. To enter, and for Official Rules, odds, and prize details, visit CSNNW.com   Sponsor: Comcast SportsNet NW.  
PRIVACY: Entrants will have the opportunity to receive information from Sponsors and/or NAPA Auto Parts and selected partners by checking the appropriate box(es). If, at any time, you no longer wish to receive materials from Sponsors and/or NAPA Auto Parts or our partners, please go to our privacy policy, located at NBCUniversal, or the applicable partner’s privacy policy and follow the procedures indicated. NAPA privacy policy: NAPA Online


CSNNW set to become NBC Sports Northwest


CSNNW set to become NBC Sports Northwest

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 23, 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks will align the remainder of its five CSN-branded networks, as well as two TCNs, on October 2. The new names will incorporate “NBC Sports” with each of the networks’ regional designations. The announcement was made today by David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.

“We’re excited to complete the brand evolution of our remaining RSNs, which will now include the iconic NBC Sports name on all of our networks,” said Preschlack. “This development is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to provide the best, most compelling local sports coverage to our fans across the country.” 

The brand evolution will not impact the scheduled games, pre- and post-game shows, and other programming currently available on these networks. 

CSN Chicago, CSN Northwest and CSN Philadelphia will combine “NBC Sports” with their current regional designations: NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest and NBC Sports Philadelphia. TCN will transition to NBC Sports Philadelphia +, and continue to house separate material produced by NBC Sports Philadelphia.

CSN Mid-Atlantic, TCN Mid-Atlantic and CSN New England will also adopt the city names used by their primary team partners, becoming NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and NBC Sports Boston, respectively. 

The brand progression of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which began in April with NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, will be complete in advance of the 2017-18 NHL and NBA regular seasons. New York-based SNY will retain its name.

In addition to new names, the NBC Sports Regional Networks will feature enhanced logos and graphics. They will continue to feature the NBC Peacock, which was first integrated into the networks’ logos in 2012, the year after the formation of NBC Sports Group. 

Many NBC Sports production, programming elements and on-air talent have been incorporated on the RSNs since the Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011, much like NBCSN and Golf Channel. In addition to the integration of the NBC Peacock in 2012, “Comcast SportsNet” changed to “CSN” in 2016. Similarly, several NBC Sports Regional Networks collaborate with NBC Owned Television Stations in their respective markets on content and other initiatives.



NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 35 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Northwest. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

—NBC Sports Regional Networks— 

Two Brand New Oregon Duck Shows: Tuesday 8/29 starting at 7pm

Two Brand New Oregon Duck Shows: Tuesday 8/29 starting at 7pm

Introducing The Five, a brand new CSN show that offers a roundtable discussion on all things Oregon Ducks. Premiering Tuesday, August 29th at 7PM
The first episode features special guests including:
- Mike Bellotti, the winningest coach in Oregon football history
- Joey Harrington former Oregon and NFL QB
- Gary Campbell, former RB coach for Oregon

Along with Talkin' Ducks regulars Anthony Newman and Aaron Fentress, they will discuss the five greatest Oregon Duck running backs of all-time this episode. Tune in each show to find out what will be discussed next.

Also, don't miss a CSN special Willie Taggart documentary that highlights his rise to becoming head coach of the Oregon Duck football team that premiers after The Five on Tuesday, August 29th at 8PM