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PORTLAND STATE RUMORS

Anyone Know What Portland State Is Doing With Their Football Team?

Two months.  That’s how long it’s been since Portland State fired their head football coach, Nigel Burton. November 26, 2014, that was the day we were informed by Interim Athletic Director Valerie Cleary that Coach Burton wouldn’t be returning, and that it would be the job of the soon-to-be athletic director to find the man burdened with the job of returning some sense of...
Via Oregon Sports News
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland State Player Fakes Handshake, Steals Ball for Meaningless Dunk

This is one of the most pathetically depressing examples of poor sportsmanship you’ll ever see in college basketball. Portland State was down by 14 points to rival Portland in the closing seconds and as Portland held the ball to eat up the last few seconds, one Portland State player did something beyond questionable. Guard Bryce Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland State Covers 12.5 Point Spread On Fake Handshake Steal

This has to be the worst backdoor cover I’ve ever seen in a basketball game. Portland State was a 12.5-point underdog and they were down 14 points when Bryce White faked like he wanted to go for a handshake, stole the ball and dunked it, giving Portland the 12-point win and helping Portland State cover. […] The post Portland State Covers 12.5 Point Spread On Fake Handshake Steal...
Via Diehardsport
December 05, 2014  |  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

Basketball player turns end-of-game handshake into steal and dunk (VIDEO)

The Portland Pilots showed their opponents some mercy by holding on to the ball rather than trying to score with a 14-point lead over the Portland State Vikings on Wednesday as the clock ran down Except Vikings guard Bryce White still wanted to play. White tricked Portland's Alec Wintering—who was casually dribbling out the clock—by pretending to go for an end-of...
Via The Other Paper
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Portland State's Bryce White, down 14, fakes handshake to steal ball to score AND cover at the buzzer

Portland State Viking Bryce White, down 14 to the University of Portland Pilots at the end of the game, fakes a handshake, steals the ball and dunks it. The Vikings were 12.5-point underdogs. Do the math and start the investigation.The Pilots took the city basketball rivalry for the fourth year in a row, 83-71, at the Chiles Center.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe...
Via Bob's Blitz
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

Devious Portland State Player Fakes Handshake, Steals Ball and Dunks

Unlike baseball, professional basketball doesn’t have an encyclopedia of ridiculous unwritten rules to follow. And I would imagine the ones the sport does have are super obvious—don’t run up the score, don’t pad your stats (talking to you, triple-double seekers), foul unnecessarily at the end of games, etc. But since these are just subjective rules of what society perceives...
Via Busted Coverage
December 04, 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 AP on Fox
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

Late TD lifts NAU past Portland State

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Chase Cartwright raced across the goal line from the 3 with four minutes left as Northern Arizona constructed a late scoring drive to defeat Portland State 21-17 Saturday night. Cartwright finished with 222 yards passing as the Lumberjacks (4-3, 2-1 Big Sky) rallied after losing a halftime lead. Portland State (2-5, 1-2) surged ahead when Steven Long ripped a 62...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lumberjacks head to Portland State to get back in win column

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona on Saturday will look to capture its first Big Sky road win when it heads to Portland State. Kickoff at Providence Park is set for 4:05 p.m. The Lumberjacks are 15-5 all-time against Portland State, including 7-3 as the road team. NAU (3-3, 1-1 Big Sky) dropped from the national polls after a 24-17 loss at Northern Colorado on Oct. 4. The Lumberjacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 17, 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

Ex-Portland State player files suit, says concussion was untreated

  Former Portland State linebacker Zach Walen has filed a $5 million suit against Portland State, the NCAA and Oregon Health Sciences University claiming he was not treated properly for a concussion. The lawsuit alleges that Walen suffered a blow to the head in a game on Sept. 1, 2012, but that Portland State failed to recognize the injury. Walen's family took him to the hospital...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

PSU Vikings – It’s Your Turn

Every dog has his day; have you heard that one? How about, what comes around goes around? Or…ah, forget it.  My point is; the Blazers are coming off an exciting year that left the city looking forward to more.  The Timbers – in their 2nd season – made a deep run into the MLS playoffs.  The Beavers, while disappointed in their finish, ended the college baseball regular season...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 08, 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

Portland State Mitchell Van Dyk NFL Draft Breakdown

Mitchell Van Dyk, a 6-9, 290-pound right tackle from Paso Robles, CA, was a three-year starter on the Viking offensive line. He was part of a unit that led the Viking offense to school records of 6,486 total yards, 3,330 rushing yards, a 277.7 rushing average, 540.5 total offense average and 36 rushing touchdowns. PSU ranked third in the nation in total offense and rushing offen...
Via College2Pro.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Portland State DJ Adams NFL Draft Breakdown

Senior running back DJ Adams came away with the team Most Valuable Player honor, as the Portland State football program handed out its 2013 season awards. Adams was a worthy honoree as the team's MVP. He led the Vikings in rushing (1,600 yards) and touchdowns (19) this season. Adams, a 5-10, 210-pounder from Atlanta, led the Big Sky Conference in rushing and ranks fifth in the...
Via College2Pro.com
December 11, 2013  |  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 AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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