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Kat Mertz named new Oregon women's soccer coach

Kat Mertz, women’s soccer head coach at Saint Louis University, has accepted the same position at the University of Oregon, according to both schools’ athletic departments. Mertz, who led the Billikens to a 5-9-4 record last year in her only season in Saint Louis, previously coached UNLV for five seasons …

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Oregon women's basketball falls to Portland, 68-49

Oregon women’s basketball, after losing their first eight games, enjoyed a two-game winning streak. The team took to Portland with their sights set on extending the streak to three but, alas, came up short against the Pilots due to erratic play down the stretch, losing 68-49. Oregon started off hot, getting …

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Oregon women's basketball falls to Illinois 80-62

The woes continue for the Oregon women’s basketball team as they lose their eighth game of the season, now 0-8, to Illinois 80-62 in Champaign Wednesday evening. With the win, Illinois improved to 6-4 on the season. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=236&DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=205824114@@ Freshman Jillian Alleyne had yet another stellar performance with 24 points and …

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Oregon heads to Illinois in search for their first win

Oregon’s women’s basketball team takes to the road looking for a victory over Illinois Wednesday. The Ducks (0-7) are enduring a brutal stretch of the season filled with injury and defeat. Illinois goes into the game with a record of 5-4. Oregon is 2-0 all-time against Illinois with the most …

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Oregon women's basketball loses to Nevada 77-73, still winless on the year

The Ducks women’s basketball team nearly came away with a win, what would have been their first of the season, on Sunday afternoon when they took on the Nevada Wolf Pack at Matthew Knight Arena. The game was close for nearly all 40 minutes both in score and statistically. Oregon …

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Oregon men's basketball routs Idaho State 87-35

The Oregon men’s basketball team cruised past Idaho State in a dominant performance, winning 87-35 at home. The Ducks are now 8-1 and undefeated at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks scored with ease, shooting 64.5 percent in the first half, but the scoring was balanced. Freshman Damyean Dotson had another impressive …

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Oregon and Kansas State to be a clash of offensive powerhouses

It’s finally here. Oregon and Kansas State. Speed against power and discipline. While many pundits remain traditional and call the Fiesta Bowl matchup the best game outside of the National Championship, Oregon and Kansas State have the potential to play a far more exciting game than the game that will be …

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Canceled Oregon-Kansas State game is going to happen after all

So much has been made of the canceled home-and-home series between Oregon and Kansas State, it’s become a bit of a soap opera. The two teams were supposed to play in 2011 and 2012, but when Oregon was faced with the opportunity to start their 2011 season against LSU, Oregon asked to …

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Oregon women's basketball falls to Denver

The Oregon women’s basketball team fell to Denver team 73-62 and are currently at the bottom of the Pac-12 standings — still winless. Oregon headed into the Sunday afternoon showdown expecting a tough game. With all of the injuries sustained by the club, the teams was only able to dress …

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Ducks women's basketball looks to get first win against Denver

Oregon women’s basketball currently sits with a record of 0-5 headed into their home matchup with Denver. The Ducks hope to get their first win of the season, but it won’t come easy with the team’s injuries. Headed into the game, the Ducks only have seven available players. @@checked@@ Oregon …

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Oregon men's basketball reacts to first loss

Oregon experienced its first loss Saturday in Las Vegas against the Cincinnati Bearcats. While the loss stung, Oregon’s younger players got to experience a true road environment and stiff competition against the likes of Cincinnati and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. They went 1-1 in Vegas, which helped them believe in their capabilities to make …

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Oregon women's basketball heads into game against Denver with only seven players, due to injuries

The Oregon women’s basketball team, still 0-5, is going into their Sunday game against Denver with a total of seven available players, due to a recent flood of injuries. Their record alone is reason to fret, but on top of that they will have to play games shorthanded and hope …

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Oregon football drops to sixth in AP Poll

In the new AP poll released Sunday, Oregon dropped to sixth, even with a strong win over nationally ranked Oregon State. Because of wins for Stanford and Notre Dame, the Ducks’ chances for playing in the Pac-12 championship game and the National Championship game have been eliminated. Oregon seems to …

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Oregon women's basketball still without a win after falling to Hawaii

The Ducks women’s basketball team headed to Hawaii in search of their first win but were unable to find it against a now 2-3 Hawaii club as Hawaii won 85-73. The game was the first of three in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu and handed the Ducks their third loss in as many …

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Wieber: To this point, Trail Blazers exceed expectations

Coming into the season, the Blazers were expected to be a doormat team, a shell of their former selves. They have four rookies in their regular rotation, including their starting point guard, and were expected to have a defense among the leagues worst. 11 games in, they are far from …

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Despite muddied postseason view, Oregon football lights up national award lists

After an Oregon home loss to Stanford showcased a less-than-stellar offense, Oregon standouts Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner, both on Heisman watchlists at one point, have dropped in national hype. However, many players, including Barner and Mariota, are still in the running for national accolades and awards. Doak Walker Award …

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Your Thanksgiving Day guide to watching football

NCAA: TCU at No. 16 Texas 4:30 p.m., ESPN Due to Texas A&M joining the SEC and TCU moving into the Big 12, the in-state rivalry game for Texas is a little less dramatic than in the past, but it still holds some big implications. If Texas wins out, including their …

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Zone Read AM: Oregon basketball improves to 4-0, while Jillian Alleyne earns Pac-12 freshman of the week honors

The Ducks men’s basketball team found more success Monday night in a route of Jacksonville State when they improved to 4-0. Tony Woods was a key contributor as he went for a career high 17 points to go with his five blocked shots. Kazemi had eight rebounds to lead the …

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Oregon drops to fifth in the BCS poll

After being upset by the Stanford Cardinal Saturday night in Eugene, the Oregon Ducks have dropped from No. 1 in both the AP and Coaches poll to fifth on the AP list and fourth among coaches. With Kansas State, previously ranked second in both polls, losing to Baylor, they have …

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Wieber: Miami Marlins' con of fans could've happened in Portland

About a year ago, the Florida Marlins rebranded themselves. They moved into a brand new $640 million ball park in Miami, changed their name to the Miami Marlins, designed a new logo and spent $190 million in free agency. The ballpark was funded by taxpayer money, and in order to …

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Oregon women's basketball gets two new recruits

Head coach Paul Westhead announced Wednesday that the Oregon women’s basketball program has signed two new star recruits in Chrishae Rowe and Drea Toler for the 2013-14 season.@@namescorrect@@ Rowe, a shooting guard from Riverside, Calif., and a four star recruit, ranks in the top 20 at her position, 67th in …

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Oregon guard Lexi Petersen out for the season after tearing ACL

Lexi Petersen,@@goducks.com roster@@ projected to lead women’s basketball in scoring, is out for the season with a torn ACL. The absence of the sophomore guard from Tukwila, Wash., will be a huge blow offensively to a team that looked unpolished in their opener. Petersen led the team in scoring in both exhibition …

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Paul Westhead's system looking dull in women's basketball season opener

Hopefully the Oregon women’s basketball enjoyed their exhibition schedule, because the season opener served as a punch in the mouth and the schedule will only get more difficult. The 78-69 loss to Saint Mary’s wasn’t the concerning part — a mix of wins and losses is to be expected — …

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Zone Read PM: Kelly and Aliotti forget USC, look to Cal

As Oregon football looks to their road game against Cal this Saturday (a chance to improve to 10-0) many eyes are still focusing on last week after news broke Wednesday night that a student manager for USC deflated the game balls. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly had no interest in …

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Tara Erickson's departure comes as no surprise to some

Tara Erickson, Oregon soccer’s all-time winningest coach, did not have her contract renewed by the University after what ended up being a disappointing season. In 2006, after the Ducks got off to a 6-1-2 record, Erickson was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year. However, in that season, just as in …

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Ahead of Oregon at No. 2, Kansas State is to be feared

Heading into the last stretch of the season, all eyes are on four teams: Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. Three of those teams are frequently connected with dominant football teams. Granted, Notre Dame experienced a bit of a cold streak in recent memory, but their grandeur of its …

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Oregon jumps to No. 3 in BCS standings

In the latest BCS standings, Oregon jumped Notre Dame for the No. 3 spot in the poll after its convincing 62-51 road win over USC in which the Ducks accrued 730 total yards of offense. With the loss, UCS dropped two spots to No. 19. *** Alabama kept its spot …

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Oregon soccer earns Civil War win for seniors in season finale

Oregon soccer took on the Oregon State Beavers in their final match of the season Friday, coming up with a 2-0 win for a final record of 8-10-2 overall — 3-7-1 in the conference. OSU finished 11-6-3 overall, 3-5-2 in conference play. The Ducks took to the rainy Papé Field …

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Soccer preview: Final flight of regular season for Oregon soccer team

The Oregon soccer team will finish out their season Friday at 4 p.m. at Papé Field against in-state rivals, OSU. The Ducks go into the game with a record of 7-10-2 overall and 2-7-1 in Pac-12 play, while the Beavers are at a strong 11-5-3 overall and 6-3-1 in the conference. …

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Wieber: Why I hate commissioners

Why is it that we as fans seem to inherently hate major sports’ commissioners? Any time a commissioner shows up to address fans at an event, they are greeted with a shower of boos. Is it because we feel they aren’t doing an adequate job? Is it defiance of authority? …

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