Even though we are only four months in, 2018 has already been a sports fan’s dream. During these last few months we’ve seen an exhilarating Super Bowl game finish with more than 70 points, a March Madness that hasn’t failed to entertain, a Winter Olympics that expanded upon what we thought was humanly possible, and countless developments in the NBA as the season nears playoffs.
For just about everyone, coming to college freshman year is a new and daunting experience. Anyone at the University of Portland can probably relate to feeling out of their comfort zone at least once settling in on The Bluff. Now imagine coming into college not knowing the language or the culture.
In the first game of this weekends’ series in Portland, the Pilots were defeated by the University of San Francisco 6-4.
The Pilot spotlight is shining once again and this week it’s focused on senior runner Logan Orndorf who finished first in 3,000 meter race at the Husky Classic at the University of Washington. Not only did his stellar performance warrant a first-place finish, it also placed him in the Indoors record books at eighth all time.
In the last game of the regular season, the Portland Pilots rode out the Pepperdine Waves by soundly beating them in their conference 82-58.
The Portland Pilots fell to the Santa Clara Broncos 81-72 in a close fought battle tonight at the Chiles Center.
The Portland Pilots fell to the San Diego Toreros tonight, 60-75. The Pilots looked outmatched offensively right from the tip-off and ended up being down 7-20 at one point before the first quarter. Things didn’t get much better for the Pilots from there, as every time they seemed to be making a comeback, San Diego would respond with a strong offensive play or a crucial defensive stop. Turnovers proved to be one of the major problems for the Pilots this evening, as they ended the game with 18 in total.
The Portland Pilots breezed past Multnomah University tonight, 112-65.
This week, The Beacon’s spotlight is shining on Paul Christensen, who has been the starting goalkeeper for the Pilot’s men’s soccer team for the past four years and is saying goodbye to UP after this semester.
Committing to be a D1 athlete isn’t for everyone. Every year, student athletes drop out of their respective sports for a variety of reasons. While the reason for athletes dropping the sports they have dedicated countless years of their lives to vary greatly, one thing is similar among former athletes: The transition into regular student life is hard.