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With focus on his running game, Ducks can't overlook Collin Klein's passing ability

PHOENIX — When you’re preparing to face a quarterback that has 890 rushing yards and stands an imposing 6-foot-5, 226 pounds, it can be easy, even tempting, to forget about his ability to throw the ball all over the place. But Klein is no slouch as a passer, with 2,490 …

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Phoenix Zoo tiger to predict Fiesta Bowl winner

PHOENIX—Fans of the obscure may remember Paul the Octopus, the German octopus that predicted games at the 2010 World Cup with a striking accuracy.  In the final week before the Fiesta Bowl, Hadiah the Sumatran tiger at the Phoenix Zoo will choose from one of two cardboard boxes containing identical treats each …

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K-State readies for Oregon's fast defense

PHOENIX — If you’re a fan of college football, you don’t need to be told that Oregon plays fast, and that speed isn’t limited to the offensive side of the ball, or even the skill positions on defense.  The Ducks defensive line has created problems for opponents all season with …

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Ducks focus on preparing for Collin Klein

PHOENIX — It might have felt like a case of deja vu for Nick Aliotti. As the Ducks’ defensive coordinator took questions from the media about Collin Klein, he did so in the same location that he took similar questions about Cam Newton two years ago. This time around there …

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Kansas State arrives in the desert

Two days after the Ducks landed in Phoenix their Fiesta Bowl opponents arrived to begin practice for the January 3rd Fiesta Bowl. At his introductory press conference, Kansas State head coach acknowledged that it’s impossible to truly prepare for the Ducks pace of play in practice, but said the team …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s special teams

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon- Special teams have been a touchy subject for Duck fans of late.  Missed kicks …

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BaseballGameDay

Jewish Baseball News names ex-Duck Jack Marder rookie of the year

Former Duck Jack Marder@@goducks.com@@ has been named the minor league rookie of the year by the Jewish Baseball News.@@http://www.jewishbaseballnews.com/tag/jack-marder/@@ The Seattle Mariners prospect played 65 games for the class-A advanced High Desert Mavericks@@above link@@ in his first full professional season and hit .360 on the season with a slugging percentage north of .500. …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s quarterbacks

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon- Darron Thomas’s departure caught many-a-Duck fan off guard and set into motion a …

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Ducks arrive in Arizona

The Ducks arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, today as they begin preparations for their Jan. 3 matchup with Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Athletic director Rob Mullens@@directory@@ held a short press conference when the Ducks arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport@@http://skyharbor.com@@, and head coach Chip Kelly will hold a media availability from …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s wide receivers

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon: The Ducks may not have a standout wide receiver, but the trio of Josh Huff, …

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Four-star linebacker and tight end Danny Mattingly commits to Oregon

The Ducks 2013 recruiting class has grown to 13, DuckTerritory reports,@@checked link@@ thanks to the commitment of Danny Mattingly,@@see link^@@ a four-star athlete who has been recruited both as a linebacker — where the Ducks will use him — and tight end. The Spokane native becomes the third linebacker in …

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GameDayMen's Basketball

Ducks pick up 10th win in blowout of Houston Baptist

Oregon could have gone scoreless in the second half and still came away with the win. By halftime the Ducks led Houston Baptist 51-30, and they would go on to win 91-50 on Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena to improve to 10-2 on the year with just one game remaining …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s defensive lines

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon — Chip Kelly doesn’t talk about injuries beyond repeating his “next man in” …

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Nick Cody, Axel McQuaw ruled academically ineligible for Fiesta Bowl

According to a release from the athletic department, senior offensive lineman Nick Cody and junior defensive lineman Axel McQuaw@@names checked@@ will not make the trip to Arizona because they failed to meet minimum NCAA academic requirements for postseason participation. Cody started the first six games of 2012 while McQuaw, a non-scholarship player …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s tight ends

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. @@all names in story checked@@Oregon — You might assume there’s no room for a …

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GameDayMen's Basketball

Men's basketball falls to UTEP Miners in triple overtime

Oregon was tripped up on the road against University of Texas at El Paso Wednesday night, falling in a triple-overtime contest, 91-84. It was the Ducks’ first triple-overtime game in over a decade, and it may never have gotten to that point had they shot better from the free throw …

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Alleyne's putback gives Oregon women's basketball team their first win of the season

@@names checked@@It took nine games, but the Ducks’ women’s basketball team finally picked up their first win of the season Sunday, beating the Fresno State Bulldogs, 65-64. Oregon scored on a putback by freshman Jillian Alleyne with nine seconds left in the game and came up with the game winning …

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GameDayVolleyball

Social media reaction: Ducks fall in national championship match

Oregon lost in straight sets to Texas in the national championship match on Saturday night and Duck fans took to twitter to show their appreciation for the Ducks first 30 win season in program history that saw Jim Moore and company clinch their first Final Four berth.   What a …

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Live from the KFC Yum! Center: Oregon swept by Texas in national championship

Oregon and Texas’s women’s volleyball teams play for the national championship at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  Oregon beat Penn State 3-1 on Thursday in the Ducks first ever appearance in the Final Four while Texas ended the Cinderella run of the unranked Michigan Wolverines in a five set …

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Kenjon Barner named FWAA All-American

Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America team. Barner was a finalist for the Doak Walker award and was named to four of the five All-America teams used by the NCAA to determine consensus All-Americans. Barner is the fifth Duck to be …

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Alaina Bergsma named AVCA's National Player of the Year

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has named Oregon outside hitter Alaina Bergsma National Player of the Year just days after Bergsma and teammate Lauren Plum were named first team All-Americans. The award is the top honor awarded to an NCAA volleyball player. The senior from Chandler, Ariz., is the first …

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Social media reaction: Duck athletes react to Oregon volleyball's Final Four win

N A T T Y BABY!!!! — Huff Chasin Dreams (@Huff_Era_1) December 14, 2012   Uh ohhhhhh!! Oregon volleyball to the Nati!! #RepOurSchool — Carlos Emory (@ITSCARLOS_EMORY) December 14, 2012   Ducks in the Natty! #OVB — Chad Delaney (@chaddelaney84) December 14, 2012   Lets GO — Huff Chasin Dreams …

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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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Sherfy named NCBWA preseason All-American

Oregon’s standout closer, Jimmie Sherfy, has been named a preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. @@http://pac-12.com/Sports/Baseball/BaseballArticle/tabid/246//Article/200542/Six-Pac-12-baseball-players-named-NCBWA-preseason-All-Americans.aspx@@ The junior from Camarillo, Calif. was an All-American last season after setting an Oregon record with 19 saves to go along with a 5-3 record in 36 appearances. He held opponents well under a .200 …

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GameDayVolleyball

Bergsma, Plum earn All-American honors

Senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma and junior setter Lauren Plum were named first team All-Americans by the American Collegiate Volleyball Association today while sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner was named to the second team. The Ducks beat Nebraska on Saturday in the Elite Eight to earn the first Final Four appearance in program history. Oregon …

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FootballGameDay

Oregon Ducks football isn't an upstart team anymore

People outside of the Ducks football universe like to say that Oregon is just a flavor-of-the-month program without any tradition. It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have any Heisman Trophy winners or national championships (yet), but the numbers simply don’t back up the notion that the Ducks are upstarts. When the …

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Coaches weigh in on Fiesta Bowl Matchup

On paper, the Fiesta Bowl looks to be promising for college football fans who like shootouts. Oregon’s high-powered offense, led by senior running back Kenjon Barner and freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota, will go head-to-head against a Kansas State team led by one-time Heisman front runner Collin Klein. Of course come …

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It's official: Ducks will play Kansas State in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

For a few glorious weeks it looked like Oregon and Kansas State were on a crash course to meet in the national title. That’s ancient history now, but the Ducks will still got a shot at the Wildcats come Jan. 3. Thanks to a number-four ranking in the final BCS …

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Oregon club hockey heads into break with I-5 Cup in hand

It was a scene that would make Chip Kelly cringe. When Alex Sulitzer’s goal found the net in overtime on Saturday night, the Oregon hockey bench exploded onto the ice in celebration as the iconic winner’s anthem, Queen’s “We Are The Champions,” blared through the speakers at the Lane County …

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Oregon hockey finally reclaims I-5 Cup with overtime victory

For three years, Oregon watched as bitter rivals Washington won the I-5 Cup year after year — but not this time. Alex Sulitzer’s overtime goal gave the Ducks their first series win against Washington since 2008 and returned the I-5 Cup trophy to Eugene. “This is kind of a storybook …

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