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Photos: Oregon wins season opener against South Dakota, 62-13

Photos: Oregon wins season opener against South Dakota, 62-13
The Oregon Duck lead the Ducks out onto the field prior to their game against University of South Dakota. The Ducks won the game 62-13. Mary Jane Schulte, Oregon News Lab

Ducks, Beavers host season openers Saturday

Ducks, Beavers host season openers Saturday »Play Video

No matter who you root for, college football fans in Oregon have something to cheer about this weekend.


The Oregon State Beavers take on the Portland State Vikings at 1 p.m. Saturday in Reser Stadium, bringing the football fever back to Corvallis.


Eugene hometown favorites the University of Oregon Ducks have a 7 p.m. kick off at Autzen Stadium in their season opener against South Dakota.

Photos: The 2015 Sea Gals Calendar Unveiling

Photos: The 2015 Sea Gals Calendar Unveiling
The Seattle Sea Gals released their 2015 Sea Gals calendar at the Triple Door in Downtown Seattle. With hundreds of people in attendance, fans packed the venue to see the 32 girls on the squad that appear in the calendar. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The Seattle Sea Gals released their 2015 Sea Gals calendar at the Triple Door in Downtown Seattle.

$50K upgrade to BMX track: 'I believe this is the start of that new era'

$50K upgrade to BMX track: 'I  believe this is the start of that new era' »Play Video
The track is scheduled to reopen August 22

The Emerald Valley Bike Track was built in 1981 and has remained largely the same since then.

This month, crews are making large-scale imrpovements, including paving the track's dirt corners and installing a new electronic starting gate.

The project will cost $50,000, paid through race fees, donations and revenue from offering parking to Duck football fans.

Hawaii team at Legion tourney: 'I hope they did a better job executing than we did'

Hawaii team at Legion tourney: 'I hope they did a better job executing than we did' »Play Video
Take ye out to the ballgame ...

Legion baseball is in full swing at Swede Johnson Stadium at North Eugene High School.

The regional tournament brought 7 teams from around the Western U.S. to Eugene, including a team from hurricane-battered Hawaii.

Dogs catch air to the extreme at Douglas County Fair

Dogs catch air to the extreme at Douglas County Fair »Play Video

Cows. Pigs. Air dogs?

No: X-reme AirDogs.

The careening canines show their stuff daily at the Douglas County Fair.

DuneFest revs up South Coast economy

DuneFest revs up South Coast economy
Let's ride!

DuneFest is officially under way, with thousands of riders seeking the most fun you can have on sand.

And while everything's set for a fun weekend, it can also be a dangerous one.

"We're going to have anywhere between 8,000 and 10,000 people out here," said Rich Patten, safety coordinator. "Just the dynamics of safety are huge."

Police close missing persons case after locating 4th athlete

Police close missing persons case after locating 4th athlete
Thee whereabouts of Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; Dureti Edao, 18; Meaza Kebede, 18; and Zeyituna Mohammed, 18, have not been confirmed since they were reported missing Saturday.

Police located the fourth Ethiopian track athlete reported missing over the weekend from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Tuesday evening in Federal Way, Wash.

Expect detours for Eugene Marathon course Sunday

Expect detours for Eugene Marathon course Sunday
The 2014 Eugene Marathon course map

The Eugene Marathon will bring thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Eugene on Sunday.

And whether you are running, watching or even avoiding the race, the 26.2 mile run means road closures and traffic delays.

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

Bark at the ball park: Greenhill celebrates the Dog Days of Summer

The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.

Oregon 14: Men's 10K at the IAAF World Juniors

Oregon 14: Men's 10K at the IAAF World Juniors

Athletes from around the globe ran the Men's 10k Tuesday nightat Hayward Field to close out the first day of competition at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Ride the bus to Oregon 14

Ride the bus to Oregon 14
Historic Hayward Field

TrackTown USA is making it easy for fans, officials, volunteers, coaches, athletes and media to get to historic Hayward Field and other destinations around town during the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014.

Photos: Seattle Mariners host dogs for Bark in the Park

Photos: Seattle Mariners host dogs for Bark in the Park
The Seattle Mariners first ever “Bark in the Park,” brought hundreds of dogs and their owners to the right field bleachers at Safeco Field. They barked and howled for their favorite Mariners throughout the game. After the game the dogs and their owners got to go on the field to run the bases. July 8th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

The Seattle Mariners first ever “Bark in the Park,” brought hundreds of dogs and their owners to the right field bleachers at Safeco Field.