Grading the Draft: San Francisco 49ers

Looking to add the final few pieces for the new man in charge on the field, the Niners looked to fill needs on the line of scrimmage and add depth at receiver. That's exactly what they did.
June 6, 2003

Many will be missing from weekend minicamp

The 49ers begin another full-squad minicamp at team headquarters on Saturday, but that doesn't mean everybody on the roster will be attending. Several starters have been excused for various reasons, several rookies can't attend because their college classes have yet to graduate, and some veterans - such as DT D'Marco Farr - won't be around because they are on the way out. "As far as we're concerned right now, he's not going to be part of this football team," coach Dennis Erickson said Wednesday.
May 14, 2003

Niners load up with 8th-round prospects

The 49ers put almost as much emphasis on the "eighth round" as they do on the rest of the NFL Draft. The team spent most of this week looking at and talking with draft-eligible players who didn't get selected over the weekend, and the Niners ultimately landed several prospects who have a chance to legitimately challenge for roster berths this summer. The Niners signed 18 of these players and will get their first look at them and the team's 7 draft picks in a 3-day minicamp that begins Friday.
May 1, 2003

Williams earns first-team honors

Reggie Williams earned first-team All Pac-10 honors today as the conference coaches announced their all Pac-10 teams. Quarterback Jason Gesser of Washington State, quarterback Carson Palmer of USC and defensive end Terrell Suggs of Arizona State have been named Pac-10 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. In addition, wide receiver Mike Williams of USC was named Freshman of the Year and Jeff Tedford of California was named Coach of the Year.
December 2, 2002

Well, Well. Look who is back in town

The hordes of purple RVs streaming south on I-5 has begun. Headed south, headed to invade the Mecca of Duck fan, south to Autzen Stadium. Here come the Huskies. It is Husky week. It has been two long years since the two teams have hooked up. Husky week is finally here.
November 13, 2002

Return of the Uncivil War

In a season rife with quizzical folly, now comes the next great question. After pole-axing the demons of a three-game losing streak via last Saturday's 41-29 Senior Day win over Oregon State, thereby silencing whispers of possible Northwest futility, just how will Washington decide to put this success to use?
November 12, 2002

3rd Quarter Disaster spells doom for Ducks

The University of Southern California scored 20 unanswered points in the third quarter and handed Oregon it's second straight loss by beating Oregon 44-33 in front of a homecoming crowd of 56,764 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday afternoon. For the third consecutive week the Ducks continued to hemorrhage points to a passing attack that seemed to strike where and when it wanted.
October 26, 2002

Idaho AP Photos

Oregon defender Kevin Mitchell works to pull down Idaho tailback Malfred Shaw (31) as defender Igor Olshansky (53) flies in to assist during college football action in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) Oregon (3-0) defeated Idaho (0-3) 58-21 .
September 15, 2002