Kyle Garcia


Chase Adams has been able to rely on his faith through hard times.

Chase Adams steps up as 'glue of the family' as grandmother battles coronavirus

The freshman guard for the University of Portland’s basketball team and his family currently are in self-quarantine like millions of other Americans to stop the spread of the coronavirus. As they stay inside their home in Chicago, the five family members unable to go outside, Chase is trying to do his part to keep his family close and hold on to their faith during tumultuous times. 

The women's basketball team had their season cut short after the cancellation of the NCAA tournament.

'We didn't realize our season was over:' Women's basketball reflects on lost season

March Madness is one of the biggest draws of the sports world every year, and the Pilots were about to partake in it for the first time in 23 years. But even with that opportunity being taken away from them due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Pilots find themselves not reminiscing about what could’ve been, but instead reflecting on how great it was.

Kate Andersen was the lone senior on the Pilots this year.

NCAA cancels tournament, ending Pilots' season

The NCAA canceled the upcoming 2020 men’s and women’s basketball tournament as well as all remaining winter and spring championships Thursday afternoon over concerns of the spreading of the novel coronavirus. It will be the first time since the tournament’s inception in 1939 that it has been canceled.

The OSAA 6A State Tournament will continue without spectators according to OSAA.

OSAA 6A tournament at UP to continue without spectators

After Governor Kate Brown announced a ban on gatherings of 250 or more people Wednesday night due to growing concern about the new coronavirus, the OSAA announced that their basketball state championships — including the 6A tournament being held at the University of Portland — will continue without spectators. 

The University of Portland will host the OSAA 6A Basketball State Championships despite growing concerns about the novel coronavirus. Photo courtesy of University of Portland athletics.

UP to host OSAA 6A state tournament as planned despite COVID-19 concerns

Despite growing concerns surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus, the University of Portland will still host the 2020 OSAA 6A Basketball State Championships from Wednesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 14 at the Chiles Center. The event draws thousands of people every year, with attendance in 2017’s event being 25,668 people.