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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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Butler: Can anyone stop Oregon?

Oregon may just win it all. Jordan Bell had eight blocks in Oregon’s 74-60 victory over No. 1 seed Kansas, the most ever by a Pac-12 player in the NCAA Tournament. He is the eighth player in college basketball to record 12 or more rebounds for four straight tournament games, …

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Ducks take series from Washington behind Mercer’s strong performance

Oregon baseball continues to defy expectations. Behind another stellar performance from starter Matt Mercer, the Ducks topped Washington 1-0 on Saturday night at PK Park to collect the series win. Oregon has now won ten of its last 11 games, including its first two series of conference play. The Ducks …

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Jordan Bell leads Oregon to Final Four in rout of Kansas

“They be sleeping on us.” Those were the words Jordan Bell said to a reporter on national television right after No. 3 seeded Oregon upset No. 1 Kansas 74-60, booking the Ducks’ first trip to the Final Four in 78 years. Bell was iconic in Oregon’s biggest victory since 1938 …

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Towson goes on 7-0 run to take down Oregon lacrosse

A strong second half performance led the Towson Tigers over the Oregon lacrosse team, 10-7, on Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland. Sophomore Shannon Williams, the Ducks’ leading scorer, started off scoring less than four minutes into the game to give Oregon the early lead. The lead …

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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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Morris: Oregon’s elusive ‘perfect game’ is what it will take to defeat Kansas

Dana Altman is a tough man to please. Even in a season where Oregon has won a school-record 32 games and counting, rarely has its head coach been completely satisfied. “We’re still not playing our best basketball,” Altman would often lament following double-digits wins. He was usually correct. A number …

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Oregon baseball starts the weekend with win over rival Huskies

In a wet, back and forward game, the Ducks picked up a 4-3 victory over the Washington Huskies (13-8) at PK Park. Starting pitcher David Peterson (5-1) went seven innings, surrendering one earned run with six hits and seven strikeouts in the win. He moved into a tie for fifth …

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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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Sweet 16 notebook: Ionescu and Slocum to square off, Maryland fans shut out of ticket allotment

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Oregon’s Sweet 16 practice on Webster Bank Arena’s court is in the books. The Ducks were the second of four teams to practice in the lead up to the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance. Oregon meets No. 3-seeded Maryland on Saturday morning (8:36 a.m. PT, ESPN) in what …

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Oregon’s Oti Gildon getting valuable NCAA Tournament minutes off the bench

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Ducks count on Oti Gildon to bring an edge to the court, whether that’s off the bench or in the pre-game huddle. Coaches praise the 6-foot-1 sophmore for her ability to adapt to a variety of positions on the court. She’s averaged 13 minutes off the bench in Oregon’s last …

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Red-hot Kyle Kasser has Oregon baseball offense firing on all cylinders

Kyle Kasser can hit the ball deep, but he has a hard time hitting it over the fence. Going into his junior season, the Oregon infielder had yet to hit a home run. He was infamous for hitting deep fly balls that got swallowed up at the warning track, about …

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Dorsey and Bell lead Oregon over Michigan and into the Elite Eight

Once again, Mr. March came through for Oregon. Tyler Dorsey — dubbed “Mr. March” for his performances in the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournament — hit a layup with 1:09 to help No.3 seed Oregon pull out a 69-68 victory over N0.7 Michigan. Two defensive stops, along with a crucial offensive …

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Preview: Oregon takes on red-hot Michigan in Sweet 16

Oregon has its biggest test of the NCAA Tournament yet in the Sweet 16 against Michigan. The No. 3-seed Ducks are coming off a nail-biting win over Rhode Island in the second round in Sacramento after convincingly beating Iona in the opener. Oregon’s late heroics from Tyler Dorsey gave the Ducks …

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Oregon alums say NCAA Tournament run has brought them together

Oregon’s historical run to the Sweet 16 has energized and connected the program’s former players. On Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms, Duck greats like Jillian Alleyne and Bev Smith have seen positive messages of support and enthusiasm. It makes sense — the Ducks are Sweet 16-bound for the first time …

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A.J. Balta’s bat will be critical for Oregon’s offense this season

Junior outfielder A.J. Balta is used to being an integral part of Oregon’s offense. Last season, the Valencia, California, native led the Ducks in home runs and RBIs while spending much of the season at the top of the lineup, mainly as the team’s second or third hitter in the batting …

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Mark Campbell dishes on ‘Winner Stays’ postgame shirt celebration

Oregon associate head coach Mark Campbell has started a new March tradition. After Oregon’s upset wins over Temple and Duke in Durham over the weekend, Campbell celebrated in a unique way in the locker room. The two subsequent videos have gotten plenty of traction on social media as well. Over …

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Quick Hits: Oregon men and women’s basketball on to Sweet 16, softball stays perfect

— After Oregon women’s basketball won its first NCAA Tournament game in 12 years thanks to a late basket and block by Ruthy Hebard, the No. 10 seed Ducks beat No. 2 seed Duke in the second round on Duke’s home court, giving the Blue Devils their first loss at home …

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Ducks upset No. 2 Duke 74-65 to punch ticket to program’s first Sweet 16

Before Oregon squared off against Duke, Oregon head coach Kelly Graves told his team they could be dangerous — given that they have nothing to lose. His young squad proved him right. “We just came out and played our hearts out,” Lexi Bando said. “We said we have nothing to …

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UO releases findings of athletic department free speech investigation

***This story has been updated to include comments from athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon concluded its investigation of potential free speech policy violations by the athletic department this week. The investigation found that the athletic department did nothing illegal, but could improve its media relations in …

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Oregon women’s tennis defeats USC for the first time in school history

The last time the entire Oregon women’s tennis team stood in a line on the neighboring court to cheer on their final player was against Washington last weekend. That match lasted four hours, with Shweta Sangwan clinching the last point to bring the Ducks to an upset victory over then …

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Oregon defeats Rhode Island behind Dorsey’s big game

SACRAMENTO — Forty minutes of game time can be overshadowed by one moment. On Sunday, that moment belonged to Tyler Dorsey. No.3 seed Oregon (31-5) defeated No.11 seed Rhode Island (25-10) 75-72, thanks to some late-game heroics from Dorsey in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. …

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Tyler Dorsey hits two late 3’s to send Oregon to the Sweet 16

SACRAMENTO — Tyler Dorsey is Mr. March. March Madness is all about the late-game drama and there was plenty of it for Oregon. In this case, Dorsey came to the rescue in the Ducks’ nail-biting 75-72 win over Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament by hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with …

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Oregon lacrosse falls to Colorado 16-11

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team fell to the Colorado Buffaloes 16-11 Sunday afternoon in Boulder. This loss marks the Ducks’ first MPSF loss of the season. Oregon’s record now comes to 6-3, 3-1 MPSP. The Buffaloes came out strong, scoring five-straight goals to begin the game. The Ducks scored their first goal on the day …

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Oregon baseball drops final game of series against California

The Oregon Ducks saw their eight-game win streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 loss to the California Golden Bears. California had Oregon starting pitcher Cole Stringer seeing double in the bottom of the second when the Bears used back-to-back doubles and a sacrifice fly to …

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Ducks sweep Cal to open Pac-12 play, improve to 27-0 on the season

The Ducks softball team continued its winning ways to start conference play. The Ducks (27-0) topped Cal 10-2 to earn the series sweep and remain perfect on the season. “If you’re going to win the championship, you’re going to want to put some sweeps behind you, because this conference is very tough,” …

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Oregon extends win streak to eight, moves to 2-0 in conference play with 13-2 win over Cal

The Ducks (13-4, 2-0) extended their winning streak to eight games with a 13-2 win over Cal (8-9, 0-2) on Saturday night. Sophomore Matt Mercer (3-1) allowed three hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out and walking two in six innings. After falling behind 2-0 in the first …

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Podcast: Oregon men’s basketball takes on Rhode Island in NCAA Tournament

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, sports reporters Shawn Medow and Jack Butler discuss the hot topics surrounding Oregon men’s basketball and preview the Ducks’ matchup in the second round against Rhode Island in Sacramento. Follow Shawn Medow on Twitter @ShawnMedow and Jack Butler @Butler917

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