Oregon Gov. Kate Brown kicked up her game this week. She’s graduated from selectively distributing exemptions to putting every Division I basketball program in our state at a competitive disadvantage.
Well, at least it’s fair.
The University of Portland and Portland State basketball programs still have not received their exemptions to play games and hold full-scrimmage practices. Gov. Brown wrote in a statement on Nov. 4, “I am extending the Pac-12 exemption for college athletics to all Division I schools in Oregon because it is only fair to give Portland State University and the University of Portland the same opportunity that Oregon’s Pac-12 schools have had.”
Except, nearly three weeks later, still no exemption. Now, that stubborn stance is about to affect Oregon and Oregon State.
Gov. Brown’s office and the Oregon Health Authority have offered feedback to UP and PSU. The universities have reviewed those directives, offered to comply