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THE BULLETIN • SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

COLLEGE SPORTS

PREP BOYS LACROSSEPLAYOFFS

Oregon takes revenue crown

Lava Bearssuffer 1st loss,get

EUGENE — Move over, Bevo. The University of Oregon had thenation's top-grossing athletic department in 2013-14, ending a five-year streak for the University of Texas. USAToday, which publishes anannual database of athletics finances, listed the Ducks with $196 million in revenue, $35 million more than any other school. The number includes $95 million to account

ousted fromplayoffs byWest Linn Bulletin staff report

ship bracket, ending the High Desert Conference champions' season. Bend (16-1) became the first Central Oregon team in

ter, Bend and West Linn found

third-seeded West Linn on

OHSLA history to advance to the quarterfinals, but West

West Linn, however, scored three of the first half's final

Friday, the No. 6 Lava Bears fell 13-8 in the quarterfinals of the Oregon High School Lacrosse Association champion-

Linn, the defending state four goals to grab a 5-3 advanchampion, cut short the Bears' tage, eventually extending it playoff journey. to 9-6 in the third quarter. At the end of the first quarSeeLacrosse/C4

WEST LINN — Bend

High's quest to a state championship will have to wait another year. Facing off against

st LINN

themselves in a defensive battle, as the Lions took a 1-0 lead

into the second period before Bend evened things up 2-2. Vern Uyetake / For The Bulletin

Bend's Cohl Johnston works the ball down the field defended by West Linn's Colin Squires during an Oregon High School Lacrosse Association state quarterfinal match at West Linn High School on Friday night. Bend lost 13-8.

for the Hatfield-Dowlin

Complex, a gift from Nike co-founder Phil

PREP BASEBALLPLAYOFFS

Knight. The in-kind

donation appears as revenue onOregon's financial statements, though it was not received in the form of a cash contribution. "The building was a gift to the University of Oregon Foundation, and the University of Oregon Foundation gifted it to the athletic department," spokesman Craig Pintens said. With $110 million in athletics expenses, the Ducks also ranked among the NCAA's biggest spenders. The Ducks were10th on the USA Today list, trailing four schools from the Big Ten, three from the SEC andtwo from the Big 12. Oregon was oneof 24 schools that met the NCAA's benchmark for self-sufficiency, which means breaking even after student fees and state funds are subtracted. Oregon showed $2.15 million in athletics subsidies for 2013-14, which included $1.7 million in student fees assessed for tickets and $440,000 in state funding. Oregon's subsidy figure does not include operating expensesfor the JaquaCenter, an academic facility for athletes operated by the university. Because of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, Oregon's revenuespiked by more than $80 million from the previous year. Theschool projects $98 million in revenue andexpenses for 2014-15. — The (Eugene) Register-Guard

Inside • In the NCAA baseball tournament, Oregon State opens with a win while the Ducks fall to lowa,C4

Bears fall at No. 1 Liberty Bulletin staff report HILLSBORO-

Bend High anticipated a road victory Friday, but the Lava

Bears would need their mightiest sword if they were to

slay Goliath. In the quarterfinals of the

Class 5A baseball state playoffs, No. 8-seeded Bend was

facing a top-ranked Liberty squad that had lost just once

in its previous 20 games and had gone it" ~

ttitebt

w. e

18-0 against 5A

competition. Having won four of its last five games,

including a convincing seven-run win in Wednesday's first round, Bend High was up for the task. The Falcons,

however, quickly cut down the Bears'

Photos by Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin

Summit's Colby Scott pitches during the first inning of a Class 5A state playoff quarterfinal against North Eugene in Bend on Friday. Scott picked upthewin and the save.

NEW YORK — The

Tampa BayLightning will play for the Stanley Cup after winning their third straight gameat Madison SquareGarden, 2-0, Friday night to beat the NewYork Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games,C4

TENNIS

Federer keeps rolling at French Roger Federer beat Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in just1 hour, 29 minutes. The 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win put Federerinto the last16forthe11th

consecutive year at the only major tournament he has not won multiple times,C2

the program's first appearance in the state semifinals.

"We had high

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expectations," Lava Bears coach Adam

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The Bulletin

Colby Scott had never seen

Randall said. "We had a great mindset coming

a coaching decision like it before. Having played baseball said they were going to do.... They got in a position to play pepper and find holes."

for most of his life, he was

unsure if the move was even legal. Yet when the Summit junior

NHL PLAYOFFS Lightning reach Stanley Cup finals

three more in the third on their way to a 14-3 victory and

• Storm starting pitcher ColbScott y returns to the moundto preserve playoff victory By Grant Lucas

After Scott limited them to a

was called upon to return to the mound in the top of the seventh inning Friday, he was not about to challenge the pitching change. Scott, the starter

single run on four hits through six innings, the fifth-seeded Highlanders (20-9) opened the top half of the seventh against reliever Matt Hicks with six

who had pitched the first six

straight singles that produced

innings, went on to strike out North Eugene's Mike Morris beforeinducing a game-ending double play that stymied a lastditch rally and secured a surprisingly thrilling 8-6 win for the host Storm in the quarter-

four runs. Scott, who was moved to third base, was then

finals of the Class 5A baseball

state playoffs.

tasked with closing the contest. Summit's Troy Viola turns a double play to clinch the Storm's win.

"They just started to put ring to North Eugene's five-run something together," said Sum- seventh inning. "They were mit coach Alan Embree, refer- d o ing what the scouting report

upset hopes, scoring nine runs in the second inning and

in. It was our full expectation to win

today." Liberty (25-2) is scheduled to host a Tuesday contest

against No. 8 Summit, which held off North Eugene 8-6 in

Bend on Friday. SeeLava Bears/C4

And after allowing an RBI

Inside

single, he slammed the door on upset-minded North Eugene

• Baseball and softball playoff scores and schedules from around the state. Prep scoreboard,C4

and sent the No. 4 Storm to the semifinals. SeeStorm /C4

NATIONAL BASKETBALLASSOCIATION

NBA FINALS

The time StephenCurry washeld scoreless il/Ikh ia 4 By Rick Maese

And of course there was that one time a team tried

than a shooting machine.

sequestering Curry entirely.

State team into the NBA Finals next week, where

all in his three memorable

gle-and-two scheme. They would constantly switch defenders to cause confusion. They would even leave teammates wide open on the floor, hoping Curry would be

seasons with Stephen Cur-

tempted to pass the ball away.

his collegiate career that Cur-

The Washington Post

Longtime Davidson men's basketball coach Bob McKillop thinks he saw it

ry in his lineup. Opposing coaches would try a box-

"Everything imaginable," McKillop says of opponents'

and-one strategy or a trian-

defensive strategies.

A 2008 game between David-

son and Loyola (Maryland) marked the only time during

Curry leads his Golden Cleveland's David Blatt will become the latest coach

tasked with trying to solve ry was held scoreless. It also the tricky player and this season's league MVP. backfiredspectacularly,revealing that Curry is far more SeeCurry/C3

June 4 atGoldenState 6p.m. June 7 at Golden State 5 p.m. June 9 at Cleveland 6 p.m. June11 at Cleveland 6 p.m. x-June14 at Golden State 5 p.m. x-June16 at Cleveland 6 p.m. x-June19 atGoldenState 6p.m. All Times PDT; x-if necessary


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