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Kansas State to Oregon: We're not so different, you and I

PHOENIX — It’s easy to turn this year’s Fiesta Bowl into a simplified battle of new-school versus old-school. From the uniforms to the playbook, everything about Oregon screams innovation. Kansas State, on the other hand, thrives on tradition and convention. But ending the analysis between the teams there could be …

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Postcard from Arizona: Players tackle Media Day

PHOENIX — With Tostitos products as far as the eye can see, coverage of the Fiesta Bowl here in Arizona is off and running. Monday is Media Day, held in a huge ballroom here at the Camelback Inn. Four or five marquee players from each team are given their own …

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Oregon seniors reflect on careers before final collegiate football game

PHOENIX — Oregon head coach Chip Kelly hates looking ahead. Or behind. Or at anything other than the team’s next opponent, Kansas State. But for some of Oregon’s best players, their next opponent is their last. Offensive lineman Ryan Clanton took a winding path to Oregon that led him from …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon's, Kansas State's mascots

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 growth of Oregon’s athletic programs over the last half-decade has been shadowed …

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Why Kansas State will beat Oregon

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on how Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Mark Kern, from Kansas State’s The Collegian.**@@checked link@@ When looking at the Oregon offense, there is no denying that they are the most explosive …

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

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 — During his long tenure at Oregon, running backs coach Gary Campbell has seen …

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

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 — When senior safety John Boyett@@goducks.com@@ announced he opted for season-ending knee surgery following …

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

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, awards, titles checked@@Oregon — The heart of Oregon’s defense is two-sided. All year …

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Oregon's Fiesta Bowl jerseys revealed

Thanks to a tweet by @FiestaBowl, Oregon fans got an early look today at the threads the Ducks will don when they take the field Jan. 3 against Kansas State. Here are the jerseys for the #FiestaBowl. Yes, Oregon’s numbers and feathers change colors depending on the angle. twitter.com/FiestaBowl/sta… — …

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Oregon baseball No. 6 in preseason poll

Coming off one of the best season’s in program history, Oregon baseball came in at No. 6 on Collegiate Baseball’s Fabulous 40 NCAA Division I preseason poll.@@http://baseballnews.com/polls/divI/currentpolldivI.htm@@ The Ducks were one of four Pac-12 schools in the top ten and come in just behind UCLA at No. 5. Other conference …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon's, Kansas State's offensive lines

@@if we can come up with a better headline, I’m down. That one is a little clunky.@@ 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 …

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Y! Sports: Oregon to appear before NCAA in connection to Lyles

The University of Oregon is anticipating a meeting with the NCAA’s committee on infractions this spring due to its relationship with prep adviser and recruiter Willie Lyles, according to Yahoo! Sports. “Sources with knowledge of the Ducks’ discussions” say the school failed to satisfy the NCAA through summary disposition. Neither …

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Oregon football fans look forward to another trip to Glendale

Oregon football’s last BCS trip to Glendale, Ariz., wasn’t the happiest moment in program history. Coming off a program-best undefeated regular season and led by Heisman-finalist LaMichael James, Oregon fans legitimately thought the Ducks could hang with No. 1 Auburn and their dual-threat QB monster Cam Newton. In truth, they …

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Track and field legend Vin Lananna to be inducted into hall of fame

Via the University’s athletic department: Eugene, Ore. – (December 14, 2012) —- Vin Lananna, Associate Athletic Director for Olympic Development at the University of Oregon, will be inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame on Wednesday, December 19, in a ceremony …

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Social media reaction: Oregon tangles with Texas for NCAA volleyball title

There’s but one game left in this year’s NCAA women’s volleyball season: Oregon vs. Texas. Winner takes all. Fans from across the country are tuned in, ready to see either the Longhorns earn their second-ever national championship or AVCA Player of the Year Alaina Bergsma hoist the trophy for the …

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Social media buzzes before Oregon volleyball faces top-seeded Penn State

As No. 5 Oregon and No. 1 Penn State gear up to play in tonight’s NCAA Tournament semifinals, fans of both factions have taken to Twitter to show their support. Im tryna watch those volleyball games later on. PENN STATE goes too hard!! — Lyles John Paul (@Lyles_John) December 13, …

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Montee Ball edges Kenjon Barner for Doak Walker Award

Despite a season that saw him amass 1,624 yards and 21 touchdowns, Oregon senior Kenjon Barner did not win the Doak Walker Award for the country’s best running back, which was announced Thursday. Instead it was Wisconsin’s Montee Ball that took the award, besting out Barner and UCLA running back …

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Diamonds in the rough: Highlights of Oregon's 2013 recruiting class

The latest grist in the Oregon football rumor mill regards, as it often does this time of year, the future of the Ducks. While Oregon has done well recruiting its skilled players in last few years, bringing in new freshmen is always full of surprises (See: De’Anthony Thomas and his …

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How Kansas State and Oregon got to the Fiesta Bowl

Regardless of whether Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein adds a Heisman to his trophy case at the end of the year, it’s already been an award-laden season for the 6-foot-5 senior. After accounting for 37 touchdowns (22 on rushing) and 3,380 yards of total offense, Klein took the 2012 Johnny …

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The calm and crucibles of Kiko Alonso

Growing up, Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso didn’t even want to play football. Born to Carlos and Monica Alonso in Newton, Mass., young Kristian was more interested in baseball, a sport rich with his family’s Hispanic tradition. “My dad is from Cuba, and he grew up in Puerto Rico,” Alonso says. …

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Walks: Oregon tries to write fairy-tale ending before the credits roll

For a sport that carries such enormous weight here at Oregon, football season always seems regrettably short. Thirteen games — 14 if you’re lucky — simply doesn’t feel like enough in one year. Maybe this will change in 2014 when the angels sing and trumpets sound, and the NCAA institutes …

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Road to the title: How Oregon volleyball can net a championship

Well, this is what the Ducks have been waiting for — the home stretch. Oregon volleyball earned itself a No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament bracket, drawing a first-round matchup with Northern Colorado here in Eugene. The Ducks hope the home-court advantage is enough to get them through the …

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Zone Read PM: Kenjon Barner hauls in All-American honors; USC-Notre Dame strikes ratings gold

How glad do you think senior running back Kenjon Barner feels about coming back for a final year? After a virtuoso season, the Riverside, Calif., native was named first-team All-America by the nation’s collegiate coaches, the athletic department announced Wednesday. Joining Wisconsin running back Montee Ball in the All-American backfield, …

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For Ducks football, the road to Glendale is (mostly) paved in 'W's

While the road was supposed to travel all the way down to Miami for the title, Oregon still did work this year. The most likely destination is Glendale, Ariz., the site of the Fiesta Bowl, where the Ducks will look to put to rest haunting memories from the last time …

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UO runner Molly Grabill in good condition after car crash Monday

Molly Grabill, a runner on the Ducks’ cross country and track teams, is reportedly in good condition after a rock hit her car and broke her windshield on Interstate 5 just south of Rice Hill on Monday night. According to Oregon State Police, a person threw a rock from an I-5 …

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Alaina Bergsma wins Pac-12 Player of the Year; Lauren Plum, Liz Brenner also honored

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced the season-ending conference awards for NCAA volleyball, and much like the season itself, the results were historic for No. 6 Oregon. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=205785067@@ Headlining the awards, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year after one of the greatest single …

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GoDucks.com gets sleek redesign

The University’s official athletics website received a makeover during the night, going live this morning with a sleeker, more polished look to better integrate social media. One major new feature of the website is the athletic department’s Quack Cave. The stream of social media news keeps tabs on all official …

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What you missed over the break in Oregon sports

While you were eating too much food and slipping into a tryptophan-induced coma, Oregon athletics stayed busy competing. Here’s a quick recap of how the Ducks did over Thanksgiving break. Volleyball ends year strong. Following Oregon’s stunning sweep of No. 5 UCLA, the No. 6 Ducks traveled to Corvallis. Just like …

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No. 5 Oregon rolls over No. 16 Oregon State 48-24 in Civil War

What a difference a week makes. Seven days after a season-deflating home loss to Stanford, No. 6 Oregon ran by No. 16 Oregon State 48-24 Saturday afternoon in Corvallis, showcasing a powerful running attack and converting sloppy turnovers by the Beavers in the 116th Civil War. Oregon senior running back …

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