Tag Archives: University of Oregon

  1. THE Winter Sport

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    October 17, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    When all the snow settles this winter, one sport will carry it’s athletes forward better than any other. Wrestling makes winners off the mat, and on.

  2. Helicopter Sports Marketing

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    July 24, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    or Protecting The Fan Base Helicopter parents swoop in to make sure their kids have a perfect childhood. It is …
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  3. From Oregon To London

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    May 8, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (also posted on oregonsportsnews.com) How many times have you heard, “Why do you watch sports?” Or, “You’re not in high …
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  4. Rolling On A River

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    March 28, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Wrestling and Rowing, The Ancient Sports (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) Sports fans love a race. Land, sea, or air, it …
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  5. Beavers Crack The Top Ten, Aim For The Legends

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    March 21, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (also posted on oregonsportsnews.com) Oregon State wrestling is the only men’s Pac-12 winter sport competing with the best of the …
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  6. Wrestling With Football Futures, An Exercise In Trust

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    March 12, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    The Barton Way (also seen on oregonsportsnews.com and oregonlive.com) What is the most sought after quality in college sports recruiting? …
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  7. Wrestling: How The CPR Of Sports Revives You

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    February 23, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    Like no other. (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) How do you tell a story too hard for words? When it’s your story, …
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  8. Next To Oregon’s Chael Sonnen

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    February 1, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (originally filed with oregonsportsnews.com. Also found on yardbarker.com) Oregon’s Chael Sonnen stands in the middle of Chicago and calls it  …
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  9. Education, That’s The Ticket

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    January 25, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    My Grandpa didn’t go to my Dad’s college graduation. He was invited. Grandma had to take the bus. Grandpa’s idea …
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  10. The Right Person, The Right Place

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    January 24, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    (originally posted on oregonsportsnews.com) Coaches come in all flavors, some sour, some sweet. If you’ve done anything in sports, you’ve …
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  11. Lariviere Love Letter

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    December 3, 2011 by David Gillaspie

      This is from a former UO student, parent of a recent UO grad and a current UO student:   My name is …
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  12. THE EGG HEAD-BUTT

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    December 2, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    You’ve Got To Break A Few To Make A Quiche by David Gillaspie College grads take hits from so many unexpected places. They might be …
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  13. Today’s M.I.A.

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    April 2, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    Don’t Forget Where do you expect to see this flag fly? Maybe a war memorial. A veterans’ graveyard. In the …
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  14. The O-Show

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    January 4, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    The heat’s turned up with all eyes on the field A special team finishes their year without yield A championship squad that never flies low …
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  15. An O To Go To

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    December 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Home.  Away.  And Everywhere In Between Look in your closet and start picking combos.  Did you run out of clothes before you …
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  16. Old Growth

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    December 6, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Kesey vs Christensen, MMAuthor series No matter your generation, you have literary heros. Whether it’s Uncle Remus, Harry Potter, or the …
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  17. Pick An “O”

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    December 4, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Any  Old O You’ve heard it so much, it’s worn out:  Number One in the nation Oregon Ducks.  Except that never wears …
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  18. If You Have To Ask

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    July 23, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    IF AN ACTIVITY IS A COLLEGE SPORT, IS IT?  It takes a  judge, a federal judge in Connecticut, to make the …
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  19. Wrestling Father’s Day In Repose

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    June 21, 2010 by David Gillaspie

      To all wrestler’s: Give your old man thanks. To all wrestlers’ fathers: Give your kid thanks, but wait until …
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  20. Right Way, Wrong Way, Wrestle Way

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    June 9, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    Loyal readers know I apply a gentle lash to topics ranging from the decline of wrestling, the decline of funding …
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