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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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland State dismisses football coach Burton

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland State defeats Southern California 76-68

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tiegbe Bamba scored 19 points and Portland State defeated Southern California 76-68 Saturday in the season opener for two teams that were meeting for the first time in 37 years. Braxton Tucker added 16, and Tim Douglas and Bryce White had 14 each for the Vikings, who improved to 5-48 all-time against Pac-12 schools. Jordan McLaughlin scored 19 points in his college...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NAU grabs 20-win season, Big Sky fifth seed

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Northern Arizona volleyball team ended a decade of frustration in Portland and clinched their fourth 20-win season in program history with a big block all night in sweeping Portland State on Saturday. The 25-18, 25-15, 25-19 win sends NAU into next week's Big Sky Championships on a high note, having finished the regular season 20-7 overall and 11-5 in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  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,"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland State keeps Weber St. winless, 30-17

Ogden • The losing -- finally -- was too much for Weber State senior Bo Bolen. After Portland State’s 30-17 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday at Stewart Stadium, Bolen sat in the interview room with his head in is hands, trying to hide the tears that had welled up in his eyes. When he was finally asked a question about how difficult Weber State’s 0-8 start has been on the...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 26, 2014

College football: Portland State keeps Weber winless, 30-17

Ogden • The losing -- finally -- was too much for Weber State senior Bo Bolen. After Portland State’s 30-17 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday at Stewart Stadium, Bolen sat in the interview room with his head in is hands, trying to hide the tears that had welled up in his eyes. When he was finally asked a question about how difficult Weber State’s 0-8 start has been on the...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 25, 2014

Weber State football: Wildcats seeks first win of season vs. Vikings

Ogden • Everyone agrees that improving Weber State is on the threshold of winning its first game of the season. Wildcat coach Jay Hill hopes it happens Saturday against Portland State. PSU coach Nigel Burton hopes the Vikings can avoid being Weber's first victim. "We have been in every single game the last six weeks," said Hill. "That's motivating our players...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
October 24, 2014

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

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 27, 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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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