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Pacific trainer talks ACL rehab

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

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After an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, immediate surgery is a necessity, followed by a long rehab process that usually lasts six to nine months. Head Athletic Trainer at Pacific University Eric Pitkanen is no stra...

Field status uncertain

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

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Pacific University’s 2017 baseball season is right around the corner with games starting in early February. But there is a major question lingering. Will the field be ready by the time games start? Last season, Chuck Bafaro ...

ACL injuries becoming more common

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

January 19, 2017

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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), is a small ligament located in the knee that controls the back and forth motion of the knee. Nowadays, athletes have become familiar with the ACL as it has become one of the most common inj...

Turf becoming an issue

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

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Pacific University’s turf field is used by four different sports offered by Pacific, including football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse. It’s fair to say that with all the use the  turf field sees t...

Men’s soccer ends season in second

Luke Olson

December 5, 2016

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Pacific University’s men’s soccer team made great improvements this season in becoming one of the top teams in the Northwest Conference. After falling short of winning the conference, head coach Eric Mild sees the team makin...

Volleyball finishes season in fourth

Luke Peevyhouse

December 5, 2016

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Pacific University’s volleyball season has ended with the Boxers finishing 14-12 overall and 8-8 in conference. This season was the first winning record for Pacific since 2011.  The 2016 team had two All-Northwest Con...

Women’s soccer looks forward to future

Luke Olson

December 5, 2016

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The Pacific University women’s soccer team wrapped up their first season under new head coach Steve Lucas leaving room for improvement. Under a new coach and a completely different philosophy, there will be challenges to come...

Pacific benefits from JV programs

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

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The junior varsity (JV) sports programs were brought to Pacific University in 2013 to utilize it as a recruiting tool for perspective athletes, as well as retaining athletes that may not get a lot of playing time in their first cou...

The Boxers look to make improvements after a disappointing season

Luke Olson

December 5, 2016

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The Pacific University football team wrapped up their season with a 39-35 win over Puget Sound University and while their season wasn’t one of their best, the team doesn’t feel they are too far off of that championship l...

Pacific coaches focus on recruitment

Max Kirkendall, Sports Editor

November 13, 2016

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In college athletics, the most critical part in building up a program is recruitment.  At Pacific University, many of the sports teams have different techniques for recruiting and getting athletes that fit into the sport’...

Men’s basketball looking to break streak

Luke Olson

November 13, 2016

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In the 2015-16 season the Pacific University men’s basketball team has finished fifth in the Northwest Conference for the fourth year in a row, just missing the playoffs by one spot. This season, they look to break this s...

Women’s wrestling brings in new talent

Shannon-bay Gregory

November 13, 2016

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The start of November is the start of wrestling season for Pacific University’s women’s wrestling team. Head coach Severin Walsh is confident the team will do great this season. “The wrestlers are in shape and ahead of last...

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