Lindsey Vander Weide (8) spikes the ball. Oregon State Beavers on Nov. 27, 2015 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon volleyball falls to No. 10 Florida late in fourth set

Oregon volleyball was not favored in its match on Saturday night against No. 10 Florida in the final match of the Vert Challenge. The Ducks gave the Gators a late-match scare, but ultimately fell late in the fourth set. After losing in four sets on Friday to No. 2 Texas in …

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Washington Huskies Midfielder Shaye Villanueva (28) and Oregon Ducks Midfielder Abby Morrow (6) jump to the head the ball. The Oregon Women's Soccer team play the University of Washington at Papé Field in Eugene, Ore on Nov. 1, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s soccer beats Nebraska for historic first win over Big Ten opponent

Nebraska’s women’s soccer squad flew into Eugene with a perfect 2-0-0 record. Members of the illustrious Big Ten conference — from which reigning national champions from Penn State hail — the Cornhuskers finished their 2015 season with only two losses. The Ducks had never been able to secure a win …

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Oregon Ducks linebacker Torrodney Prevot (86) celebrates his sack of Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4). The Oregon Ducks face the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on October 10, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot under investigation for criminal offense, Prevot suspended

Update at 6:48 p.m.: Oregon linebacker Torrodney Prevot has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of the university and Department of Athletics codes of conduct, head coach Mark Helfrich said. His status as a student-athlete will be further evaluated. Oregon senior linebacker Torrodney Prevot, a key player for the Ducks …

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Quarterback Dakota Prukop (9) speaks to the media on April 11, 2016 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon depth chart: Prukop earns starting QB spot, Herbert named as backup

Oregon football announced today on Twitter that senior transfer Dakota Prukop will start at quarterback when the Ducks open their season against UC Davis on Sept 3 at Autzen Stadium. True freshman — and Eugene native — Justin Herbert was named his backup. Depth chart for Week 1 vs. @UCDfootball #GoDucks #UCDvsUO pic.twitter.com/iDfxo9NaL1 …

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Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke speaks to the media on April 22, 2016 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Hoke not happy with defense in final scrimmage, Helfrich likely to name starting QB later this week

When Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke was asked if Oregon’s defense had improved how he’d hoped in Oregon’s third week of fall camp, he gave a stark and candid answer. “No, not at all,” Hoke told reporters after Oregon’s final fall scrimmage. “We’re a long way from being any kind …

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Devon Allen talks with reporters on August 25, 2016. (Kylee O'Connor/Emerald)
Football

There’s ‘not much more’ for Devon Allen to do in collegiate track and field

Although wide receiver Devon Allen went to the Olympics to represent the United States, NBC’s television coverage showed him, more often than not, as a University of Oregon representative. Whenever Allen was spotlighted throughout the coverage, much of the talk centered around his role on the Oregon football team, as …

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Dakota Prukop and Travis Jonsen each provide a different solution to Oregon’s quarterback question

Freshman quarterback Travis Jonsen sits at a table by himself and fields seemingly endless  questions at Oregon’s media day on Aug. 8. Does he see himself as a dual-threat quarterback? Is he completely healthy? If he were a Pokemon, which one would he be? Jonsen sheepishly smiles and answers all …

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Webfoots' Darren Carrington (7) runs to the endzone. The Oregon Ducks hold the annual spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Ducks hold physical practice as UC Davis looms

Monday’s practice was cut short with Tuesday’s in mind. Head coach Mark Helfrich stated that today would be the most physical practice of camp with one-on-one special teams and a variety of other drills. “It was physical, and a bunch of competitive situations in every phase,” Helfrich said after practice. …

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Practice Report: Prukop appears to be solid at No. 1; Herbert challenging Jonsen for backup

With Oregon less than a week away from preparing for its season opener against UC Davis on Sept. 3, the jockeying for spots on the quarterback depth chart is still up for grabs — at least the spot most fans didn’t expect. Entering fall camp, it was widely expected that incoming …

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Emeralds right fielder Conner Myers (11) celebrates after a run home. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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DJ Wilson gives Emerald’s a 1-0 walk-off win against the Aquasox

After two straight losses to the Everett Aquasox (18-7, 36-27), the Eugene Emeralds (17-1, 45-17) earned a 1-0 victory after a DJ Wilson walk-off single Monday night at P.K. Park The Emerald’s were inches from scoring in the first inning. After a Christopher Pieters single to center field, Wladimir Galindo …

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Emeralds pitcher Dylan Cease (7) throws a pitch. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds fall to Aquasox in a battle of the pitchers

The Eugene Emeralds dropped their second of a five game series against the Everett Aquasox Sunday evening at P.K. Park, with a final score of 4-1. The two ball clubs came into the game with identical records of 17-6. “This may be a little preview of the playoffs,” Eugene assistant manager Gary …

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Oregon defensive back Chris Seisay (12) salutes the Oregon crowd during the second half. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon cornerback Chris Seisay reportedly leaves team

Oregon’s secondary unit was looking to bounce back this year after struggling tremendously last season. On Sunday, the Ducks’ hopes of rebuilding on defense took a slight hit when it was reported that junior cornerback Chris Seisay has left the team. The story was first reported by 247 Sports.  Seisay was …

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The Oregon flag is brought out before the game. The Oregon Ducks hold the annual spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon comes in at No. 24 in AP preseason poll

With college football just around the corner, the Associated Press has released its preseason top 25 teams in the country, with Oregon coming in at No. 24. Reigning National Champion Alabama comes in at No.1 on this list, as they added the top recruiting class in the nation to an already …

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Oregon Ducks guard Megan Trinder (12) cheers on a teammate during the fourth quarter. The Oregon Ducks face the USC Trojans at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Feb. 21 2016. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Europe trip has Oregon guard Megan Trinder eager to play again

There won’t be film or scouting reports for any of the five teams Oregon women’s basketball will play during  its upcoming 12-day trip to Europe. The games, against relatively unknown opponents, won’t be live streamed and the stats won’t count officially. But that doesn’t matter to guard Megan Trinder. The …

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Emeralds pitcher Dylan Cease (7) throws a pitch. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Emeralds’ 15 game win streak ends with a 12-1 loss to Aquasox

After a record-breaking 15 game win streak, the Eugene Emeralds fell to the Everett Aquasox 12-1 Saturday night at P.K. Park. The Aquasox wasted no time putting one run on the board. To leadoff the game, Bryson Brigman walked, and proceeded to steal second. After two strikeouts, Nick Zammarelli singled …

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Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke speaks to the media on April 8, 2016 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Linebacker battle still a toss-up but Hotchkins ‘playing at a little higher level’

As the second week of fall camp approaches it’s final days there, are still many question marks regarding what Oregon’s depth chart  will look like come the start of the season. Yet some questions are beginning to get answers. Dakota Prukop has begun to separate himself in the competition for …

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Emeralds pitcher Dylan Cease (7) throws a pitch. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Victory against Boise gives Emeralds 13 straight wins

The Eugene Emeralds beat the Boise Hawks 3-2 at PK Park Wednesday evening, avoiding extra innings with a run in the bottom of the ninth. Eugene got on the board first, with a run by shortstop Zack Short in the sixth. Short got on base with a fielder’s choice to …

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The Ducks huddle after a win. The Oregon Ducks defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils on Nov. 25, 2015 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon.
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Oregon volleyball picked fourth in preseason Pac-12 poll, Vander Weide All-Pac-12

The Oregon volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 and Duck sophomore Lindsey Vander Weide was named preseason All-Pac-12 in a voting by the conferences’ coaches announced on Wednesday. Vander Weide wrapped up her freshman season in stellar fashion. The conference named her All-Pac-12 and to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. …

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Report: Oregon offensive linemen Zach Okun suffers injury, taken to ER

Oregon offensive linemen Zach Okun was transported to the emergency room at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend after suffering an injury in practice on Wednesday. Andrew Greif of The Oregonian initially reported the story. An ambulance was requested to Oregon atheltic department at 11:29 a.m. A nursing supervisor in the emergency department told …

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Quarterback Dakota Prukop (9) throws the ball. The Oregon Ducks host an open practice on April 25, 2016 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Ducks hold first scrimmage of fall camp, Prukop beginning to separate in quarterback race

Oregon football held its first scrimmage of fall camp today at Autzen Stadium, and like any first attempt, it had rough moments. “The scrimmage was very inconsistent,” head coach Mark Helfrich told reporters after practice. “We held out a bunch of skill guys…[so] there was an opportunity for backup skill …

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Oregon midfielder Marissa Everett (21) hits the ball with her chest in the corner. The Oregon Ducks host the Portland State Vikings at Pape Field on August 12, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.
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Oregon women’s soccer ties Portland State in season opener

Oregon women’s soccer kicked off its 2016 season with an exhibition game against the Portland State Vikings at home Friday evening, and came away with a 1-1 tie. It seemed as though the Ducks had secured the win with a score of 1-0 until the 85th minute, when Portland State’s Breanne Chilton-Eddy scored …

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Practice Report: First day in pads has Oregon attacking at a more aggressive pace

One of the main improvements Oregon wanted to see entering this upcoming season was to play faster and more physical on defense. It’s been three and a half months since the Ducks really hit each other and after the first day of full pads, improvement was definitely seen. “The intensity level …

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The Oregon Ducks womens soccer team played the Washington State Cougars on October 30, 2015 at Papé Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon women’s soccer preview: Ducks looking for their ‘revolution’ in 2016

The Ducks’ 2016 soccer season officially began Friday with a 1-1 draw in an exhibition match against Portland State, and the team is ready to start their “revolution.” This is the nickname — and subsequent hashtag — that they have chosen to use when describing their intent for a comeback season, after finishing the 2015 season …

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Head Coach Mark Helfrich speaks to the media on April 11, 2016 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Helfrich: Oregon secondary ‘mixed bag’ as first week of fall camp winds down

As anyone who followed Oregon football last year knows, its secondary was abysmal. Nationally, in 2015, the Ducks’ 301.2 passing yards allowed per game were the third worst in the country, surpassed only by conference foe Arizona State (321.7) and Indiana (326.3). Oregon’s secondary last year was the cause of many …

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English Gardner celebrates after winning her heat of the preliminary 100 meters. The Track and Field Olympic Trials are held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. on July 2, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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How will current and former Duck athletes fare at Rio Olympics?

The track and field portion of the Rio De Janeiro Olympics kick off Friday morning, and the U.S. team is filled with athletes who carry University of Oregon ties. In total, 18 current and former Ducks qualified for Rio, with 11 earning a spot on the American team at the U.S. Olympic Trials …

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Quarterback Dakota Prukop (9) throws the ball. The Oregon Ducks host an open practice on April 25, 2016 at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon quarterbacks beginning to find rhythm after third day of fall camp

Oregon’s Wednesday afternoon practice marked the first workout of the year in which players were allowed to wear shells. With shoulder pads and helmets, players were allowed to hit, but not tackle to the ground. “First three days of camp have gone pretty well,” quarterback Travis Jonsen said. “Obviously there’s …

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Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich heads back to the locker room at the end of the spring game. The Oregon Ducks hold the annual spring game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Oregon opens 2016 season with Media Day

The wait is finally over. After stewing over last season’s 47-41 triple overtime loss for the previous eight months, the Ducks can now officially put that game behind as they have begun preparations for the upcoming season by beginning camp on Monday. While most of the talk surrounding the next …

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Emeralds right fielder Conner Myers (11) celebrates after a run home. The Eugene Emeralds host the Hillsboro Hops at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. on July 11, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Tyler Payne hits game-winning double in Emeralds 4-3 win over Canadians

The Eugene Emeralds and Vancouver Canadians finished off a five-game series in dramatic fashion with a walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth by Tyler Payne to give the Emeralds the 4-3 victory. “He did what he had to do,” center fielder DJ Wilson said. “He put a good …

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Oregon Ducks linebacker Torrodney Prevot (86) celebrates his sack of Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4). The Oregon Ducks face the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on October 10, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon defensive line preview: Hoke looks to revamp pass rush with switch to 4-3 scheme

With the departure of second team All-American DeForest Buckner, Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke will turn to a deep group of young players to step up on the defensive line as he implements a new 4-3 scheme. At times last season, Buckner played like a one-man army, obliterating opposing double teams while lining …

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