William Seekamp


Gulliver Scott was announced as the new head coach for UP's women's rowing program on Tuesday.Media Credit: University of Portland Athletics / The Beacon

Gulliver Scott named women’s rowing head coach

Gulliver Scott was named the head coach of the University of Portland’s women’s rowing team Sept. 23. He will be the program’s third head coach as they enter their tenth year as a varsity sport.

Head Coach of the men's basketball team, Terry Porter.

Terry Porter: ‘Allowing players or student athletes the ability to express their opinion is important’

Beacon Sports Editor William Seekamp recently chatted with Porter about athletes’ activism, the challenges black men face in their interactions with the police, what he tells his UP players and the Russell Rule, a new West Coast Conference (WCC) regulation requiring that all member schools include a minority candidate as a finalist for all athletic director, senior administrator, head coach and full-time assistant coach positions.

The WCC announced today that all conference play for fall sports is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All conference play for fall sports postponed

The West Coast Conference Presidents' Council announced Thursday that conference play for all fall sports would be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the statement, the WCC plans to conduct the postponed sports in spring 2021, alongside the regularly scheduled spring sports.

Jim Etzel has helped lead the charge to bring the NCAA Women's Final Four to Portland. Photo courtesy of Jim Etzel.

Jim Etzel pushes forward with Women's Final Four bid for Portland

Jim is the CEO of Sport Oregon, a non-profit that works with Oregan companies to attract sporting events and franchises to the state. They have played a critical role in the competitive bidding process and getting Portland selected as one of four finalists to host the Women’s Basketball Final Four in 2025 or 2026. If Portland is selected, it would be the first time they have ever hosted a Final Four.