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Skiers and snowboarders can dip gloved hands a little deeper into their waterproof pockets to skip long lift lines at Mt. Bachelor this winter, but U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is calling on the Central Oregon resort’s parent company to scrap its plan to charge people extra for premium access.

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Oregon State lost 31-24 to Washington State in college football Saturday.

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Oregon State fans rushed the field after Everett Hayes kicked a 24-yard-field goal to push the Beavers to victory over the University of Washington Huskies, 27-24 in Corvallis Saturday.

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The No. 3 Ducks suffered their first loss of the season, falling to Stanford 31-24 in overtime Saturday.

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Oregon State hadn’t beat USC in Los Angeles since 1960- until Saturday. The Beavers downed the Trojans 45-27 at the LA Memorial Coliseum.

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A packed Autzen Stadium provided the scene for Oregon’s win over Arizona Saturday. The No. 3 Ducks didn’t disappoint the 50,024 fans in attendance, downing the Wildcats 41-19.

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After a sluggish start, No. 4 Oregon beat Stony Brook 48-7 Saturday in Eugene. 

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Oregon State football dominated the University of Idaho Saturday in Corvallis. The Beavers beat the Vandals by a final score of 42-0. 

OSU quarterback Chance Ryan passed for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns. B.J. Baylor had 11 carries for 69 yards and two TDs in the win. Deshaun Fenwick, Champ Flemings, Tyjon Lindsey, and Teagan Quitoriano each had one TD for the Beavers.

The win moved OSU to 2-1 this year.

This was the 44th meeting between the Vandals (1-2) and the Beavers, though the two teams hadn’t met since 2006.


The Oregon Football team beat Ohio State 35 to 28 Saturday in Columbus. This was the number 12 Ducks first win against the 3rd ranked Buckeyes after losing in the nine previous games between the two teams. 

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Oregon State Football lost their 2021 season opener against Purdue Saturday. The Beavers fell to the Boilermakers by a final score of 21-30 in Indiana. This was only the second meeting between the two teams since they first met in 1967.

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Oregon Football said hello to their 2021 season with a win Saturday. The No. 11 Ducks beat Fresno State 31-24 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.

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College football season starts in earnest this Saturday. For people attending home games in Eugene or Corvallis this year, the experience will be different fom what they’re used to.


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South Eugene High School has announced it won’t be fielding a tackle football team for competition this fall.

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For many Olympic track and field athletes, the next stop after Tokyo will be Eugene. The Prefontaine Classic is August 20th and 21st at Hayward Field.

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A local golf pro is headed to the LPGA Senior Women’s Championship in Connecticut. The tournament starts Thursday.

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Pending approval, federal funding is on its way to Civic Park in Eugene to help the venue build an audience.


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An Oregon native who set a shot put world record at the Olympic Trials is headed to Tokyo. Ryan Crouser competed in Eugene in high school, and said he appreciates having grown up in a place that knows track and field. 

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The Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene were delayed Sunday due to excessive heat, after heptathlete Taliyah Brooks fainted before the javelin throw.


Yet neither heat nor the delay stopped athletes from having outstanding performances.

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Two former Duck athletes qualified for this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo amid triple-digit temperatures at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene Saturday.

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Olympic hopefuls who train in the typically cool and cloudy Northwest say they’re prepared for extreme heat during the final weekend of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials.

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Crowds at Sunday’s Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene got to see Rudy Winkler break an American record in the hammer throw. Winkler threw 82.71 meters, beating the previous record of 82.52 set by Lance Deal in 1996.


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On day one of the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ryan Crouser broke the world record for shot put.

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The Eugene Emeralds are celebrating Juneteenth by welcoming back a former player who has become an inspirational speaker, spreading a message of love and unity. Chris Singleton came to spread this message after an unthinkable tragedy.

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While there won't be a free festival area outside Hayward at the Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, there will be a food court for ticketed fans. KLCC checked in with one company that jumped at the chance to be there.  

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For fans with Olympic Trials tickets, information about the event has been slow to come and sometimes confusing.

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Olympic gold-medalist and University of Oregon alum English Gardner is preparing for the Olympic Track & Field trials in Eugene after recovering from COVID-19 this spring.

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Several University of Oregon Ducks and alumni are preparing to compete in the Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene starting Friday. 

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University of Oregon senior Carmela Cardama Baez won a national title in the 10-thousand meters Thursday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.

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Day One of the NCAA Track and Field Championships was the first chance for many out-of-town fans and coaches to experience the new Hayward Field. Here's an audio postcard.

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Nine women and 15 men from the University of Oregon qualified for next week’s NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field. The meet, which runs June 9th to 12th will be the first at the new stadium to invite ticketed fans.