Author Archives: Reed Nelson

About Reed Nelson

I am a graduate student in the J-School at the University of Oregon. I worked as a prep sports stringer and a clerk at the Salt Lake Tribune in 2008, and from 2009-2010 worked in various sections at the Daily Utah Chronicle. I am currently in my first term in grad school and I am cursed with a gross obsession for sports. But not bicycle racing. No one can make me care about that.

Presiding over fire: Cornerstone Glass’ Joe O’Connell

Joe O’Connell: Dean of Flame by REED NELSON The glass tube stays rotating constantly, the hands twisting it playing a malevolent game of chicken with the fire. It started out as a clear tube filled with brightly colored sand, but … Continue reading

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Country Fair Gives New Meaning to Oregon Original… And Other Tales From Eugene

by REED NELSON, edited by SIOBHAN CAVAN The Oregon Country Fair is not news. It can’t be. It’s not a singular event, but rather a conglomeration of completely different entities, making it hundreds of stories packed into a Keebler Elf-like … Continue reading

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And The Em-iracle Run Comes to an End

by REED NELSON Sorry for the cheesy headline, I just couldn’t resist. I really couldn’t. It took everything in me not to post it, but then I realized my will power doesn’t have the same Hulk Hogan-esque strength that it … Continue reading

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It’s Cliff Harris Time

by REED NELSON Quick Update on the Cliff Harris front: Resolution to his legal troubles  hit the fast-lane this week as his parents covered nearly 38 percent of the nice little $4,300 dollar ticket tab he has rang up in … Continue reading

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Emeralds Set Record in Second Season at PK Park

by REED NELSON So now that my sports junky status has been officially documented on the vast wasteland known as the internet, I must admit that I have some separation anxiety over leaving the wonderful realm of competitive athletics. That … Continue reading

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Verizon Ballpark Buyout Night a Success

by REED NELSON, edited by SIOBHAN CAVAN The beer lines were ten deep at their shortest, the line for ice cream on the third base line wrapped around behind home plate, and not even the distant picnic tables were vacant. … Continue reading

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Willie Lyles Playing With a Chip on His Shoulder?

by REED NELSON Call Willie Lyles seismic because he just keeps making waves. As I discussed earlier, the Lyles scandel has been gaining some momentum here in Eugene, and in true snowballing fashion, Lyles is now casting an ever-growing shadow … Continue reading

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