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Oregon volleyball ends season on a disappointing note

As the confetti fell in the KFC Yum! Center and the Oregon Ducks watched the Texas Longhorns celebrate winning the 2012 national championship in front of over 16,000 people, there were no noticeable tears from the Oregon players. Instead, the looks were that of disappointment and maybe even more appropriately …

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Oregon volleyball loses in title game to Texas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Oregon volleyball team lost in the NCAA national title game to the Texas Longhorns in straight sets on Saturday evening. The Ducks did not play well and simply had no answer for the Texas offensive attack which was led by tournament MVP Bailey Webster, who …

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Player spotlight: Bailey Webster keys Texas' offensive attack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Oregon volleyball takes the court tonight against the Texas Longhorns, they will see a familiar sight on the other side of the net. Similar to Penn State, the top seed the Ducks just vanquished, the Longhorns are a tall, physically imposing squad; Texas has nine players …

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Postcard from Louisville: Game day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As I ate dinner downtown last night I happened across two Penn State fans. We exchanged pleasantries and eventually the game between Oregon and the Nittany Lions the night previous came up. The two gentlemen were Penn State alums and lifelong volleyball fans, so I asked their …

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Jim Moore, Oregon volleyball sits down for last press conference before national championship game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Oregon Ducks volleyball team had their final press conference Friday afternoon before they take on the Texas Longhorns tomorrow night at 4 p.m. PST to see who will be crowned national champions. Seated at the podium with head coach Jim Moore were three Oregon seniors who …

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Oregon volleyball enjoys first thirty-win season in 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in program history, the University of Oregon volleyball team has recorded a thirty-win season and is headed to the national championship. In addition to the Ducks recording this accomplishment, the same can be said for head coach Jim Moore, who in his 23 …

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Postcard from Louisville: Onto the title game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As I left the KFC Yum! Center last night at about 1:30 a.m. and walked back to my hotel following Oregon’s surprisingly convincing defeat of the Penn State Nittany Lions, the streets of Louisville were quiet. The relatively raucous environment present when I arrived at the arena …

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Ducks realize tonight is behind them, now shift focus to Texas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in program history, the Oregon Ducks volleyball team is headed to the NCAA National Championship. Coming off an impressive 3-1 victory over top-seeded Big 10 Champion Penn State, the Ducks have earned the right to battle the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night at …

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Oregon volleyball beats Penn State, advances to face Texas in championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — No. 5 Oregon defeated No. 1 Penn State 3-1 on Thursday and are now headed to their first National Championship game in program history for a match against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night. The Ducks had a balanced attack against Penn State with Liz Brenner leading …

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Live from the KFC Yum! Center: Ducks win in four sets to advance to national title game

  Oregon makes its first ever appearance in a Final Four against number one overall seed Penn State with first serve set for 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2. The Ducks met the Nittany Lions last season and came away with the upset, ending Penn State’s 94 match home win streak. Penn State won …

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Player spotlight: Ducks offense will go only as far as Lauren Plum takes them

Often times when thinking of the unsung hero of an athletic team, the last person typically thought of is the quarterback — they become synonymous with “the face of the franchise” and tend to get a majority of the credit and blame for a team’s performance. However, this is not …

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What sets this year's Oregon volleyball team apart

Head coach Jim Moore has transformed the Oregon volleyball team from a program that hardly garnered any national attention or recognition to a perennial Pac-12 contender now advancing to the Final Four, further than the program has ever been before. Entering Moore’s eighth year at the helm of the Oregon …

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Photos: Gameday for Oregon volleyball at the Final Four in Louisville

The Oregon volleyball team squares off against top-seeded powerhouse Penn State in the NCAA Tournament’s semifinals Thursday night. The No. 5 Ducks are coming off last week’s thrilling comeback win over Nebraska in the regional finals in Omaha. Here’s the scene in Louisville, Ky., where the Ducks will play the …

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Postcard from Louisville: The night before

It’s just after midnight Eastern time and after two flights and just under seven hours in the air, I’ve landed in Louisville, Ky., home of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Final Four. As I enjoy the roughly 20-minute cab ride from the airport to my hotel downtown, the vibrant metropolis that …

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Oregon volleyball and Penn State share similar journeys to Final Four

LOUISVILLE, KY — It is the classic sports matchup — the up-and-coming program versus the standard all others are judged on. That is the story that once again will come to being when the Oregon Ducks take on the Penn State Nittany Lions in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday evening for a …

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Oregon volleyball rallies to defeat Nebraska, advances to Final Four for first time in program history

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team is headed to Louisville, Ky., to participate in their first Final Four in program history following a 3-1 victory over Nebraska. Pac-12 Player of the Year Alaina Bergsma led the team with 23 kills and Lauren Plum added 52 assists en route to stunning the …

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Oregon volleyball advances to first Elite 8 in program history

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team is headed to their first Elite 8 in program history after defeating the BYU Cougars 3-1 in Omaha on Friday afternoon. Liz Brenner lead the squad with 26 kills in a match the Ducks appeared to be in control of for the large majority. @@checked@@ …

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Oregon volleyball prepares for Sweet 16 in Omaha

Jim Moore and his No. 5-ranked Oregon volleyball team are going to Omaha. After defeating Northern Colorado and Dayton — both in straight sets — in the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament in Eugene, the Ducks have earned a spot in the regional round in Nebraska. While Oregon did …

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Alaina Bergsma and Liz Brenner push Ducks to round of 16 in NCAA Tournament

The Ducks came away with another impressive straight set victory over the Dayton Flyers tonight, advancing to round of 16 in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Strong offensive production was the key for the Ducks tonight as they continue their pursuit for an NCAA title. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=205819269@@ By knocking off the Flyers, …

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Oregon volleyball prepares to take on Dayton Flyers in NCAA Tournament

After easily dispatching the Northern Colorado Bears in straight sets last night in the opening round of the NCAA volleyball tournament, the Ducks are back at it tonight and will take on the Dayton Flyers in the round of 32. The Ducks made quick work of Northern Colorado last night, …

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Oregon volleyball beats Northern Colorado, advances to round of 32

The No. 5 Oregon volleyball team started off their 2012 NCAA tournament run in impressive fashion, defeating the Northern Colorado Bears 3-0 in straight sets to advance to the round of 32. Once again, Alaina Bergsma led the Ducks with 15 kills and Lauren Plum tallied 40 assists in the …

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Oregon volleyball prepares to take on Northern Colorado in first round of NCAA tournament.

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team will take their No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament and face off against Northern Colorado University at 8 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. The Bears are currently riding a five-game win streak that helped secure them the Big Sky Championship over Idaho State last …

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Zone Read AM: Ducks volleyball prepares for postseason play, Mathieu to try his luck in the NFL

The No. 6 Oregon Duck’s volleyball team begins its postseason run at Matthew Knight Arena Friday night and will host the Northern Colorado Bears. The Ducks — boasting a number five seed in the NCAA tournament — find themselves hosting postseason tournament play for the first time since 1986. Oregon is …

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A look ahead at the 2013 Ducks

Will he stay or will he go? That’s pretty much the question all Oregon Duck fans have regarding fourth-year head coach Chip Kelly and his future with the program. Kelly all but left the Ducks after last season to sign on to be the head coach of the Tampa Bay …

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Eugene Emeralds unveil new logo at Ninkasi

More than 100 people gathered Tuesday night at the Ninkasi Brewing tasting room to see the Eugene Emeralds unveil their new logo and color scheme. The Emeralds, who have called Eugene home since 1969, released a new logo that takes the shape of a neon-green Sasquatch carrying a tree in …

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No. 6 Oregon volleyball sweeps No. 7 UCLA on Senior Night

No. 6 Oregon volleyball defeated the No. 7 UCLA Bruins 3-0 in straight sets on Friday night at Matthew Knight Arena in their final regular season game at home. Alaina Bergsma led the team with 18 kills and setter Lauren Plum had an effective match with 37 assists. The Ducks …

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Ducks volleyball concludes regular season tonight with showdown against UCLA

The No. 6-ranked Oregon volleyball team will host the No. 5 UCLA Bruins in their regular season finale tonight at 8 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. At the game, the Ducks will appreciate and pay tribute to their highly successful senior class that includes All-American Alaina Bergsma and four-year starter …

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Paskal: The Oregon football season that could have been

The hype surrounding the 2012 Oregon football season began just hours after LaMichael James and the Ducks defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 45-38 in Pasadena on Jan. 2. The program had just won its first Rose Bowl in 95 years, and after two failed attempts at winning a BCS bowl game, …

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