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NCAA approves Mexico colleges

OS College - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:53am
Div. II GNAC might be first to admit school from South of border From Cetys College Field.

NCAA Division II, the only division with a Canadian member, is opening its doors to another North American country.

On Saturday, delegates voting at the NCAA Convention’s Division II business session in Indianapolis overwhelmingly passed legislation that will allow schools in Mexico to apply for Division II membership.

The legislation is effective immediately, providing the opportunity for Mexican colleges and universities to meet this year’s Feb. 1 deadline for Division II membership applications. Mexican schools applying for membership will need to meet the same standards as schools in the U.S., which includes having accreditation from a U.S. accrediting agency and completing the minimum three-year membership process. The Division II Membership Committee vets all applicant schools and determines those which will be accepted into the division.

“Higher education now more than ever before must lead the way in helping to build inclusive communities and foster diverse learning communities and learning opportunities,” Chico State president Gayle Hutchinson said to the Division II administrators and student-athletes in attendance. “Many of our schools already have academic programs that cross cultural and country boundaries. Adopting this legislation adds a similar opportunity for our intercollegiate athletic programs.”

Ten years ago, the NCAA approved accepting Canadian schools, and in 2012, Simon Fraser in Vancouver, British Columbia became the only non-U.S. full-time member - playing in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Concordia and Western Oregon are conference members as well.

Given that there is a dearth of Division II programs in the American West, adding a program in Mexico, one that’s only about an hour’s drive from San Diego, could help save on travel costs and make scheduling easier in some sports. The CCAA does not sponsor football, so Cetys may end up playing in the Great Northwest Conference, with powerhouse Humbolt State and Simon Fraser. An American college football game between a Mexican university and a Canadian university would be pretty fun. It may be winnable for Cetys too, since Simon Fraser finished 0-10 last year.

Plus, it would give students at both schools increased opportunities for cultural exchanges and new experiences, which is part of the entire dang point of college sports.

Six Cavalier Track & Field Student-Athletes Ranked In Top 40 in The Nation in Four Events

Concordia - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:03am

Six members of the Concordia Cavalier men and women's indoor track and field team have already provisionally qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships just two meets into the season.  On the men's side, Josh Koch and Jakob Chamberlin each qualified in the shot put.  For the Cavalier women, Melissa Ausman and Christina MacDonald each have qualified in both the weight throw and shot put.  Katrina Linenko has also qualified in the shot put with Emma Hill qualifying in the triple jump.
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Ducks finally score a "W"

OS College - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:15am
Oregon ends seven-year losing streak to Oregon State Staff report Associated Press photo

The national rankings don't say it, but in what could easily be described as an upset, the Oregon women's basketball team beat Oregon State 75-63 Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena, ending a 14-game losing streak to its in-state rival.

The Ducks, ranked No. 7, lost Friday in overtime to the 18-ranked Beavers, but rolled to a win before a home crowd of 7,249 fans and back into sole possession of first place in the Pacific 12 Conference.

"I’m really happy for the Ducks today," Oregon coach Kelly Graves told media members after the game. "Great crowd, great atmosphere for women’s basketball.”

Oregon, which led by as many as 27 points, improved to 18-3 overall, and 7-1 in conference games. The Ducks held OSU to seven points in the first quarter and led 40-18 at halftime. Oregon's last win in the series came in 2011.

Oregon State dropped to 14-5, 5-3.

Satou Sabally led Oregon with 21 points. She tallied just three in the loss Friday.

Sabrina Ionescu added 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while playing all 40 minutes. She played all 45 minutes Friday.

Kat Tudor led the Beavers with 17 points, while Marie Gulich added 16 points and 10 rebounds.



Viking Program Has 49 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Conference Honors For Fall

PSU Vikings - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:29am

The Portland State Athletics program had 49 members of its fall sports teams earn Academic All-Big Sky Conference honors.
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Vikings Are Ready To Take Advantage Of The Home Court

PSU Vikings - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:27am

Now is the time for the Vikings to make their move. A look at the upcoming schedule would indicate that there is no time like the present. Portland State (13-7, 3-4) will host Sacramento State (5-15, 2-5) this Saturday night in the first of three straight games at home. In fact PSU will play five of the next seven and seven of the final 11 at home.
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Cartwright and Sarman Top 25 In NCAA Division II In Six Statistical Categories

Concordia - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:25am

A pair of Concordia Cavalier women's basketball players in Keesha Sarman and Bailey Cartwright are amongst the nation's leaders in NCAA Division II in six statistical categories.  As a team, the Cavaliers are also amongst the nation's leaders in rebounding margin.
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Edward, Gray and Starr Still Amongst the NCAA DII Leaders in Stats

Concordia - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:09am

In the recent NCAA Division II Statistics Report, the Concordia Cavalier men's basketball trio of Christopher Edward, Jarrett Gray and Cody Starr are amongst the nation's leaders in eight categories.  The trio is also amongst the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) leaders in ten categories.
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Concordia's Carlos Ortiz Named GNAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week

Concordia - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:24am

PORTLAND, Ore.— Concordia Cavalier men's track and field student-athlete, Carlos Ortiz, was named this week's Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Track  Athlete of the Week as announced by the conference office this morning.
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Concordia's Christina MacDonald Named Two-Time GNAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Concordia - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:20am

Concordia Cavalier women's track and field student-athlete, Christina MacDonald, was named this week's Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Field Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row as announced by the conference office this morning.
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Concordia Stays In Top Ten in D2SIDA West Region Media Poll

Concordia - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 1:58am

The Concordia Cavaliers stayed in the top ten in this week's Women's Basketball Division II West Region Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA, in its fourth year of existence.  The Cavaliers are 11-7 overall and 5-5 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) heading into their two home games this week against Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene.
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Breakthrough! Ducks Knock Off OSU, 75-63

Oregon Ducks news - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:50am

Oregon avenged its overtime loss Friday, ended a 14-game losing streak in the series and regained sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 with Sunday's victory.
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Oregon makes another sales pitch

OS College - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:26am
Ducks hand UCLA loss before sellout crowd Staff report Victor Bailey Jr. follows a dunk Saturday. Associated Press photo

EUGENE - Oregon got 25 points, including four key free throws, from sophomore point guard Payton Pritchard, and beat UCLA 94-91 Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon, which improved to 13-7 overall, and 3-4 in Pac-12 games, led by as many as 18 points in the second half before the Bruins rallied to within 88-77 with a 10-0 run in the final two minutes, and the game became a free-throw battle.

Oregon made all six of its free throws, while UCLA, 13-7 and 4-4, countered by making all four of its attempts.

The Bruins missed a half-court shot at the buzzer.

Oregon’s win came a year after it beat the Bruins on a last-second 3-pointer, which was part of a stirring run to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four.

This season, the Ducks are essentially a long-shot to make the Tournament for a sixth-straight season.

MiKyle McIntosh and Victor Bailey Jr. had 18 points each for the Ducks Saturday. Troy Brown added 17 points.

The Ducks had three players in double figures by halftime and led 52-38 at the break. They shot 55.6 percent (20 of 36) from the field and had zero first-half turnovers.

Oregon returns to action Saturday with a home game against Oregon State, looking to square the in-state series after the Beavers won the first meeting in Corvallis in December.


Ducks Open Road Trip With 6-1 Win At San Diego

Oregon Ducks news - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 7:30am

The Oregon women's tennis team closed out their season-opening weekend with a 6-1 win at San Diego Sunday afternoon.
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Vikings Fall 5-2 to Yotes

PSU Vikings - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 6:29am

Playing without a full roster for the second straight match, the Portland State women's tennis team equated themselves well against South Dakota Sunday, but couldn't pull out the miracle win, falling 5-2 at Evergreen Tennis Center.
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Ducks Name Jim Mastro Running Backs Coach

Oregon Ducks news - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00am

Mastro spent last six seasons at Washington State.
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This Week in Cavalier Sports

Concordia - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:30am

THIS WEEK IN CAVALIER SPORTS Jan. 15-21, 2018   ANOTHER STELLAR PERFORMANCE FOR CAVALIERS AT BRONCO INVITE The Cavalier men and women's indoor track and field team had 32 top ten finishes at the Bronco Invite this past Saturday in Nampa, Idaho.  Christina MacDonald highlighted the day for CU with her two NCAA provisional qualifying marks in the shot put and weight throw.  MacDonald won the weight throw with a conference record breaking throw of 18.80m (61-08.25), which moved her eighth best in the nation in NCAA Division II.  She also placed third in the shot put with a throw of 14.62m (47-11.75).  Melissa Ausman placed second in the shot put and the weight throw.  Also provisionally qualifying for nationals was Emma Hill with her second place jump of 11.75m (38-06.75) in the triple jump.  Carlos Ortiz finished first and second in the 200-meter and 60-meter dash events.  Other Cavaliers who placed first or second in their respective events were Adam Brown (second, 200-meter dash), Tori Johnson (second, high jump), Josh Koch (first, shot put) and Noah Wallace (second, 400-.meter dash)
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Concordia Track and Field Teams Have Another Strong Performance At Bronco Invite

Concordia - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:58pm

The Concordia Cavalier men and women's indoor track and field teams had another strong performance this afternoon at the Bronco Invitational in Nampa, Idaho.  Christina MacDonald highlighted the day for the Cavaliers as she broke the GNAC record in the weight and places her seventh in the nation.  Also provisionally qualifying for the indoor nationals was Emma Hill in the triple jump.  Altogether, the Cavaliers had 32 top-ten finishers in this afternoon's invitational.
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Ducks Hold Off UCLA To Win, 94-91

Oregon Ducks news - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:12pm

Thanks to a big early lead and some clutch free-throw shooting, the Oregon men survived a furious comeback attempt by the Bruins on Saturday night.
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Cavaliers Fall To MSUB Despite Hartzog's 25 Points

Concordia - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:56pm

Despite Danielle Hartzog's 25 points, the Concordia Cavaliers fell 69-61 to the visiting Montana State Billings Yellowjackets (14-6, 7-3 GNAC).  Alisha Breen paced the visitors with her 17 points and 13 rebounds and was one of three players to score in double digits for the Yellowjackets.  Bailey Cartwright recorded her 11th double-double for CU with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
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Comeback Falls Short This Time As Vikings Lose At Weber State, 84-79

PSU Vikings - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:34pm

Portland State came oh-so-close to a second straight come-from-behind win on the road, but it was not be as Weber State held on to defeat the Vikings, 84-79, at Dee Events Center.
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