Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/17/12
Reputation is just about everything in sports.  Names can be made and broken in a phenomenal instance of skill and clarity, but more commonly than not, they are grown or dissolved according to consistency.  Whether consistently good or consistently bad, names carry with them far more than what is seen in a single game.  The Oregon sports climate, particularly in the university circuit, is indeed evolving with the slow passing of time.  It is impossible to determine or predict just how impactful certain moves or choices really will be until more time passes, but there are those moments that we will once again look to as the defining moment that changed the trajectory of a team, organization, or region as a whole. Moments like the recent loss of guard Raymond Felton from the Trail Blazers’ starting five may reveal itself to be a turning point for the franchise, but losses are not the only changes that prove to make substantial differences.  Lately, the state has seen many a new pla...
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