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Former Oregon forward Lauren Yearwood transferring to Santa Clara

Former Oregon Ducks forward Lauren Yearwood will enroll at Santa Clara, she shared on social media Tuesday night. Yearwood asked for — and was granted — her release in April. The sophomore must sit out one year per NCAA rules before she’s eligible to play in 2017-18 as a junior. …

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Erin Boley, former Gatorade national player of the year, picks Ducks after transfer from Notre Dame

UPDATE: Oregon officially announced Boley’s transfer in a Wednesday morning news release. “Erin is the whole package when it comes to being a great teammate, a hard worker, an amazing student and a talented player,” head coach Kelly Graves said. “She is a competitor and a winner in every sense.” …

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Maggie Balint 1 of 3 finalists for NFCA national freshman of the year award

Maggie Balint’s punched her ticket to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. Now, she’ll focus on ensuring her team joins in on the fun. On Wednesday, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Balint one of three finalists for its national freshman of the year award. The winner is …

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Terry Wilson Jr. lands at Garden City Community College after transfer from Oregon

Former Oregon quarterback Terry Wilson Jr. has landed at Kansas’ Garden City Community College. Wilson in April announced he was transferring from the Ducks football program. At the time, wide receiver Darren Carrington called the quarterback battle “a good competition between Justin [Herbert] and Travis Jonsen.” The Broncbusters finished the 2016 reason ranked No. 1 …

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Softball earns No. 3 overall seed, will host Illinois-Chicago, Wisconsin, Missouri in NCAA Regionals

A strong end to the regular season once again netted Oregon softball home field advantage in the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks (47-6), winners of 10 straight games, earned the No. 3 overall seed on Sunday night and will face Illinois-Chicago (38-20) to open their postseason run on Friday. The Ducks also welcome …

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Edward Cheserek pulls out yet another Pac-12 title at 10,000 meters

Sure, Edward Cheserek admits, he’s got a lot of titles. They come in all shapes and sizes. He’s racked up 17 NCAA titles, 14 on the track and three by cross country. And six Pac-12 titles — four cross country and two on the track. So, after coasting to a …

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Ducks run-rule Stanford to complete sweep in regular season finale

Talk about an exclamation mark to end the season. Oregon, coming off arguably its biggest series of the year against Florida State, run-ruled Stanford 9-0 on Saturday to cap its regular season. The win completes a three-game sweep for the No. 3-ranked Ducks, who will now wait to learn their postseason …

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Ducks opt not to renew head coach Chelsea Shaw’s contract

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens has opted not to renew Chelsea Shaw’s contract. The school announced the acrobatics and tumbling news via a release on Wednesday evening. Shaw was 26-9 during her three seasons as head coach for the Ducks. Oregon was the NCATA runner up in each of the three seasons to …

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Men’s hoops lands commitment from New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown

Oregon men’s basketball continues to add to its 2017-18 roster. The Ducks landed a commitment from New Mexico graduate transfer Elijah Brown late Sunday night, CBS Sports reported. As a graduate transfer, Brown will be eligible immediately and won’t have to sit out a year. QUACK!!! — elijah brown (@_eb4_) May …

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Quick Hits: Nikki Udria drafted by Scrap Yard Dawgs, men’s hoops lands verbal commitment

— On Monday night, Oregon senior short stop Nikki Udria was drafted by the Scrap Yard Dawgs in the fourth round (18th pick) of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft. Udria, who is batting .423 and has a team-high 10 home runs, will join former teammate Cheridan Hawkins on the roster. …

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Kenny Wooten Jr., 6-foot-8 power forward, verbals to Oregon men’s hoops

Kenny Wooten Jr., a 6-foot-8 power forward from Las Vegas, Nevada, has given Oregon men’s basketball a late 2017 verbal commitment. “With a lot of players leaving, they have a lot of minutes available,” Wooten said in a message to the Emerald. “The coaching staff is great. Great environment to focus. …

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Ducks fall to No. 3 Arizona, 2-0, in series opener

Oregon’s bats couldn’t break through again as the Ducks fell 2-0 to No. 3 Arizona on Friday night in Tucson. The defeat gives the Ducks (37-5, 10-5 Pac-12) three losses in their last four games. Oregon mustered just five hits in the series-opening game between the nation’s No. 3 and No. 6-ranked programs. …

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Forward Lauren Yearwood to transfer from Oregon

Oregon Ducks forward Lauren Yearwood has been granted a release to transfer after two years with the program, head coach Kelly Graves confirmed on Wednesday. Yearwood said her decision boiled down to more playing time and what was “best for me and my basketball career.” “It was a very difficult decision,” Yearwood …

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After two ACL injuries, Megan Trinder opts to step away from college basketball

Saturday’s Oregon women’s basketball year-end banquet made Megan Trinder pause. After team trainer Tori Noda called her post-surgery infection life-threatening, Trinder realized just how much she’s overcome in two years. Trinder tore her ACL before the 2015-16 season. She tore the same ACL during the 16-17 season, and an infection hospitalized her after the second surgery. “That’s …

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Nyara Sabally, sister of Oregon signee Satou, verbally commits to Ducks program

Germany native Nyara Sabally, Oregon 2017 signee Satou Sabally’s younger sister, has verbally committed to play for the Ducks, Satou shared on Instagram. Nyara is Oregon’s first commitment in the 2018 class. She was born in Bandon, Oregon, while her mom was still living in the United States. And like her …

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Jordan Bell refutes report that he’s declared for the NBA Draft

After Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical reported late Sunday night that Jordan Bell has decided to enter the NBA Draft, Bell tweeted that he has not yet made a decision. The Vertical said Bell has decided to hire an agent, which would end his Oregon career. Bell helped the Ducks to their first Final Four …

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Ducks take down No. 12 Washington behind three-run third inning

As he does after every game, head coach Mike White looked at the box score before debriefing with reporters on Friday night. One number caught his eye. The Ducks had just four hits. Oregon’s eighth-year coach laughed. “Oh well,” he mumbled. But it turns out four hits were just enough in the …

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QB Terry Wilson Jr. to transfer from Ducks program: ‘Thank you and farewell UO’

In a crowded stable of quarterbacks, Oregon redshirt freshman Terry Wilson Jr. has decided to transfer, The Oregonian reported Friday morning. Wilson confirmed his decision via social media on Friday afternoon. Wilson, who no longer appears on the school’s online football roster, wasn’t at Oregon’s Friday practice. Wilson posted on Instagram to confirm …

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Ducks land Clemson DT transfer Scott Pagano

Scott Pagano, one of the most sought after graduate transfers of the offseason, announced on Friday that he will enroll at Oregon for next season. Pagano took visits to Notre Dame and Oklahoma but ultimately selected the Ducks over the Sooners. Pagano will likely have an instant impact for the …

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Australian recruit Anneli Maley signs with Oregon: ‘Everyone’s unified and together’

A while back, Australian recruit Anneli Maley decided she would hone in on a program’s coaching staff rather than flashy facilities or jerseys. Turns out, that made Oregon the No. 1 choice for Maley, who signed with the Ducks on Wednesday, joining a three-international recruit freshman class. “I tried to …

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Nicole Powell leaving Eugene to head Grand Canyon University’s women’s hoops program

Nicole Powell is returning home to Arizona where her basketball career began. On Tuesday, Grand Canyon University announced is hiring of Powell, who spent three years on Oregon head coach Kelly Graves’ staff. GCU marks Powell’s first head coaching job. “Nicole is one of the brightest young coaching stars in …

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Kelly Graves earns contract extension after March Madness run

Kelly Graves will sport green and yellow for many years to come. On Thursday, Oregon announced that Graves signed a new six-year, $4.125 million contract that will keep him in Eugene through the 2022-23 season. He will earn $625,000 in contract year one and his salary will increase by $25,000 each year, …

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Watch: Puppies on The Tonight Show predict Ducks will win national title

Sometimes, you just have to leave it to puppies to pick a national champion. On Wednesday night’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” a group of adorable Labrador retriever puppies picked the Ducks to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament. That’s what we call scientific — forget the rebounding margins, 3-point percentages …

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UConn dispatches Oregon 90-52 to end NCAA Tournament run

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Inside the Oregon locker room on Monday night, Sabrina Ionescu grabbed food. Lexi Bando talked next season, her senior year. And Jacinta Vandenberg reflected on her Duck legacy. Most of all, players dished on what’s to come for the Ducks, who return 100 percent of their NCAA Tournament points and rebounds next …

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Ducks know exactly what lies ahead in Elite Eight matchup with UConn

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — You don’t have to detail UConn’s dominance to the Oregon women’s hoops team — not the wins, streaks or NCAA titles. Growing up, many of them watched nationally televised UConn games. Others, like Sabrina Ionescu, even caught the recruiting eye of coach Geno Auriemma. But now they’re opposite the nation’s …

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Mar’Shay Moore soaking up NCAA Tournament run, including a call with her dad

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Oregon’s historic postseason run has brought in fans — not to mention an influx of Twitter followers — in recent weeks. But there’s a pocket of unlikely fans at Stafford Creek Correctional Facility in Aberdeen, Washington, that means the world to Oregon guard Mar’Shay Moore. There, her father Maurice, …

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Ducks stun No. 3-seeded Maryland 77-63 to advance to Elite Eight

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Another ranked opponent yielded another midcourt March Madness celebration for the Ducks. The determined Ducks flew into each other’s arms at center court while No. 3-seeded Maryland could only look on in disbelief. Seconds after Oregon upended Maryland 77-63, it was the Ducks’ moment to celebrate. Once again. But …

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Watch: Oregon press conference after Ducks storm past Maryland to advance to Elite Eight

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Oregon’s March Madness journey continues to roll along. The Ducks, a No. 10 seed, are the lowest-seeded team left standing in the NCAA Tournament after a 77-63 win over No. 3 Maryland on Saturday. Oregon advances to the Elite Eight where No. 1-ranked UConn awaits in the …

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Ducks look to slow down Maryland’s high-octane offense in Sweet 16 tilt

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The travel-savvy Ducks have finally landed in the Sweet 16. By the time Oregon returns to Eugene next week, the team will have logged 11,652 miles — certainly more than any team participating in the NCAA Tournament. No need a calculator for that. But before then, they hope to …

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