Weekend Recap: Monday Morning Links


For the second time in franchise history the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl.

The Hawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship 20-17. Marshawn Lynch and his 100-yard game, along with the defense that caused 3 San Francisco turnovers in the 4th quarter, pushed the team to New York for Super Bowl XLVIII. The biggest play may have come from the loudest member of the Seahawks, Richard Sherman’s tip in the end zone to Malcolm Smith on San Francisco’s final drive. [Seahawks]

Here’s what happened for the rest of the area’s teams:

  • The Blazers have kept their most recent win-streak alive, now at 5 games, with wins over the Cavaliers, Spurs and Mavericks this week. The Blazers are at the half way mark of the season currently at a 31-9 record and fighting for the top spot in the West. [ESPN]
  • The Winterhawks came out shooting during their 5-0 shut out against the Spokane Chiefs Sunday. Goalie Brendan Burke blocked every shot Spokane took for his fifth shut out of his career and the first of the season for the Winterhawks. [KATU]
  • The Ducks and Beavers met on the basketball court Sunday for a second round of the Civil War. OSU handed UO their fourth straight loss, bringing down their chances of making into the NCAA Tournament. Both teams are in the heat of conference play with OSU in the 9th spot and UO in the 10th. [OregonLive]
Katie Dunn
Katie is the Sports Editor for the University of Portland student newspaper, The Beacon. An avid sports fan since birth, she loves football, baseball and basketball especially.