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Published: Monday, Jan. 28 2013 2:41 p.m. MST

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Editor's note: It's common knowledge that BYU has one of the strongest national fan bases in the country, but rarely do we learn anything about BYU fans who live outside the Wasatch Front. It turns out that a former Cougar hoops star, Jeff Chatman, lives 15 miles north of Portland, and he went to BYU's game last week.

PORTLAND, Ore. — One of the many blue-clad fans that attended Saturday's BYU-Portland game at the Chiles Center was Jeff Chatman.

For the former Cougar star, who played in Provo from 1985-88, it was great to have BYU play near his home in Ridgefield, Wash., which is about 15 miles north of Portland.

"It's always very exciting to have BYU come to Portland," Chatman said before the game. "It makes it easy to take most of the family out to the game. When BYU joined the (West Coast Conference), we knew it was going to be really exciting for us to watch them every year."

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