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Pair of clutch 3s helps Montana stave off Portland St

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Ahmaad Rorie scored 28 points, Michael Oguine added 15, and Montana used a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the final minutes to stave off Portland State's comeback attempt and defeat the Vikings 82-85 on Saturday night. Montana (14-14, 9-6 Big Sky) led 62-48 with 7:42 to go, but Portland State used a 14-4 run to cut it to 69-68 on Khari Holloway's 3-pointer with...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FA Most Wanted: Bombers’ Bass could be a catch

TORONTO — Khalil Bass could be pretty nice free agent catch, at least if he’s still on the market on Feb. 14. The Bombers’ middle linebacker is the top-ranked pending free agent at his position and is set to hit the market in the prime of his career. That should have all nine Canadian Football League teams at attention. It starts with his ability to tackle. With 181 tackles...
Via CFL.ca
13 days ago

WATCH: Portland State athletic director Mark Rountree talks about facility improvement

Portland State athletic director Mark Rountree spoke about the Vikings Pavilion, a project to improve athletic facilities, on Saturday before the football team's spring game.
Via The Oregonian
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland State football player arrested

(STATS) - The Portland State football program's difficult offseason was complicated Tuesday by the arrest of sophomore offensive lineman Troy Bacon after he allegedly impersonated a police officer last month. The incident, which occurred on March 22 in Portland, led to Sherwood Police booking the 20-year-old Bacon, from Oak Hills, California, on a charge of criminal impersonation...
Via FOX Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Death of second player this year rocks Portland State football team

The Portland State football team sought normalcy Friday as it played a 90-minute scrimmage less than 48 hours after the death of offensive lineman Kyle Smith.The 22-year-old from Elmira, Oregon, died Wednesday night in his apartment near campus. Portland police are investigating the case as a possible drug overdose.Smith played left tackle and made 36 straight starts over the past...
Via FOX Sports
April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Grieving Portland State team resumes spring drills

(STATS) - The Portland State football team sought normalcy Friday as it played a 90-minute scrimmage less than 48 hours after the death of teammate Kyle Smith. The 22-year-old from Elmira, Oregon, died Wednesday night in his apartment near campus. Portland police are investigating the case as a possible drug overdose. Smith played left tackle and made 36 straight starts over the...
Via FOX Sports
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Smith second Portland State player to die this year

(STATS) - Portland State University is mourning the loss of football standout Kyle Smith, who died in his apartment near the campus Wednesday evening - the second death of a Vikings player this year. The university did not disclose details of Smith's death. Smith, a native of Elmira, Oregon, played left tackle and made 36 straight starts over the last three seasons. He was selected...
Via FOX Sports
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

College football player dies following tonsillectomy

Portland State linebacker AJ Schlatter, a walk-on who earned a scholarship last year, died yesterday from complications after having his tonsils out. Schlatter’s death was reported on Facebook by his father, James. “We lost our son tonight, Aj Schlatter I want to thank the efforts of the Canby Police and Fire departments, as well as the emergency staff at Willamette falls hospital...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland State mourns death of linebacker AJ Schlatter

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Portland State is mourning the sudden death of a freshman linebacker. The school said 20-year-old AJ Schlatter died Sunday night. The player's father, James Schlatter, said in a Facebook tribute the death came after a tonsillectomy on Friday. Schlatter, a redshirt freshman, had an impact on Portland State's turnaround season. He was a walk-on who became a...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland State LB Schlatter dies

(STATS) - Portland State is mourning the loss of linebacker AJ Schlatter, who died Sunday at home due to a complication from minor throat surgery. The 20-year-old Schlatter's father Jim wrote a post on social media Monday saying he believed his son developed a blood clot after having his tonsils removed Friday. "He was such a inspiration to me and I was and am so PROUD to be his...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

College Football Player Dies After Having Tonsils Removed

We’ve got some terrible news to report out of Portland, Oregon this Monday afternoon. Portland State freshman linebacker AJ Schlatter, who walked onto the team before earning a scholarship this past year, died Sunday after complications following a tonsillectomy. Schlatter’s father, James A. Schlatter, broke the news on Facebook. Schlatter’s post is heartbreaking. He says that...
Via College Spun
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Portland State names Bruce Barnum head football coach

After being named the interim head coach at Portland State, it was announced that Bruce Barnum would be taking the ‘interim’ tag off his title. After the Vikings went 3-9 in 2014, former head coach Nigel Burton was fired with Barnum becoming the interim head coach. Last year Barum served as offensive coordinator. Barnum has the Vikings playing ‘Barny Ball’ and off to an impressive...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

North Texas fires coach Dan McCarney after FCS loss

The North Texas Mean Green play in Conference USA, so one would think that they could handle lesser competition in an FCS team like the Big Sky’s Portland State Vikings. Apparently not. North Texas lost 66-7 to Portland State yesterday, dropping their record to 0-5. As a result, head coach Dan McCarney was fired. Brett Vito of the Denton Record-Chronicle reported McCarney’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NAU women rout Portland State

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- It was a day of season-bests in the Walkup Skydome for the Northern Arizona women's basketball team as it completed the first weekend of conference play with a decisive 94-46 victory over Portland State. The win marked NAU's first 2-0 start in Big Sky play in nearly a decade dating back to the 2005-06 season and just the third time in school history. The Lumberjacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland State Player Fakes Handshake, Steals Ball, Dunks, Team Still Loses

One Portland State player pulled the ol' "fake a handshake and steal a ball for a dunk" move late in a loss.
Via Gamedayr
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Player fakes handshake, steals ball, dunks — and screws Vegas

Bryce White may want to avoid Las Vegas for a while. Along with being what many would consider a sore loser, he also may be the most hated man in Sin City. With the final seconds ticking away in Wednesday night's Portland-Portland State game and the host Pilots leading 83-69, Portland State's White walked toward Portland's Alex Wintering and extended his hand for a postgame handshake...
Via FOX Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland State dismisses coach Nigel Burton after 5 seasons

  Portland State has fired coach Nigel Burton after a 3-9 record this season. The Big Sky Conference's Vikings are 21-36 in five years with Burton at the helm. Interim athletic director Valerie Cleary thanked Burton but said it was time for a ''fresh start.'' Burton was defensive coordinator at Nevada when he was hired by Portland State to replace coach Jerry Glanville in 2009....
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU soccer upsets Portland State, advances to Big Sky championship

MISSOULA, Mont. -- The Northern Arizona soccer team reserved a seat in the Big Sky Championship with a 2-1 win over the No. 2 seed Portland State. In a 1-1 tie with 12 minutes left in regulation, Haley Wingendercrossed the ball into the box for an Adrian Nixtgoal to pull off the upset and advance to Sunday's Championship game. "This team showed a lot of guts today," NAU coach Andre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU, Portland State play to 1-1 draw

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona women's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Portland State as it opened its Big Sky regular season schedule on Friday night. Portland State is the defending regular-season league champs. "We knew going into this game that they were going to be hard to break down," said head coach Andre Luciano. "They have a very good goalkeeper and they...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU women dominate Portland State in blowout win

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team routed Portland State 84-61 on Thursday thanks to a complete effort on both ends of the court. In front of a boisterous and energetic crowd on Field Trip Day, the Lumberjacks jumped on the Vikings early and used one of their strong defensive efforts of the season to improve to 7-14 ovreall and 4-9 in Big Sky play. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NAU women dominate first half in blowout win

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Northern Arizona women's basketball team racked up 57 first-half points, its highest point total for a half this season, and cruised to an 88-67 victory over Portland State at the Peter W. Stott Center on Saturday. The Lumberjacks shot 66.7 percent in the first half in building up a 26-point halftime lead to pick up their first victory in Portland since 2006...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Gonzaga routs Portland State 96-47

Keani Albanez scored 17 points and Haiden Palmer had 16 as No. 24 Gonzaga routed Portland State 96-47 on Friday night in a dominating performance. Gonzaga (6-1) scored the game's first 19 points and was up 40-8 with less than six minutes left in the first half. The Bulldogs led 53-13 at the break. Gonzaga held Portland State's leading scorer, Kate Lanz, to just 2 points. The Vikings...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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