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Portland Pilots
Portland Pilots
School Name: University of Portland
Location: Portland, Oregon
Arena: Chiles center
Capacity: 4,852
Conference: West Coast
Head coach: Terry Porter

The University of Portland (UP) is a private Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon. It is specifically affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross and is the sister school of the University of Notre Dame. Founded in 1901, UP has a student body of about 3,200 students. It is best known for its women's soccer program, which recently won the 2005 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. UP is ranked 5th in the west for Universities-Master's by U.S. News and World Report.

The UP campus is located in the University Park neighborhood near St. Johns. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a college of arts & sciences, a graduate school, and schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

Sports at UP include basketball, baseball, volleyball, track, cross country, tennis, and golf. While none of these teams have the standing of the soccer program, the men's cross country program has won 28 conference titles in a row and has come into its own nationally over the past few years. In November of 2005, the University of Portland stood at 25th in Sports Illustrated's College All Sport rankings. UP's previously sponsored football program was disbanded in 1950 due to lack of funding.

Students also participate in club level sports such as crew, water polo, golf, and bocce ball.

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