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In his first season, Willie Taggart is building what could be Oregon’s greatest recruiting class ever

Amidst a football season that was, to put it mildly, disappointing, November 12, 2016 carried a particular sting for the Oregon Ducks. The team suffered a crushing home loss to Stanford, and four-star legacy recruit Elijah Molden committed to the same Washington team that hung 70 points on the Ducks. Many …

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Emeralds earn series sweep over Hillsboro with an 8-3 victory

The Eugene Emeralds (9-5) swept their three-game series against the Hillsboro Hops (6-8) with an 8-3 victory on Wednesday night. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, Aramis Ademan drove in two runs with a line drive double to right field. A double from Miguel Amaya gave …

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Judge dismisses lawsuit brought against UO by three former men’s basketball players

For the second time, a federal court judge has decided to dismiss lawsuits filed by former UO basketball players Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, court records show. Austin’s lawsuit sought $7.5 million while Artis and Dotson had sued together in a separate case and sought $21 million. The …

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Report: FBI is investigating Eugene’s 2021 track and field world championships award

The controversial decision to award the 2021 track and field world championships to Eugene is now being investigated by the FBI and criminal division of the IRS, according to a report from BBC. Eugene won their bid to host the championships in 2015, and will be the first U.S. city …

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USATF announces Los Angeles gets the 2020 Olympic Trials, ending Eugene’s run

USA Track & Field announced Wednesday that the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, denying Eugene and Hayward Field’s bid to host for the fourth consecutive time. The Olympic trials will take place June 19-28, 2020. The USATF board voted …

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Emeralds extend winning streak, top Hops 5-2

The Eugene Emeralds (8-5) won their sixth straight game Tuesday night, cruising to a 5-2 victory over the Hillsboro Hops (6-7). The game started off well for Hillsboro with shortstop Camden Duzenack reaching first after an error by Emerald first baseman Gustavo Polanco. Duzenack would go on to score off …

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Colt Lyerla has 30 days added to jail sentence after escape

Former Oregon football player Colt Lyerla was sentenced to an additional 30 days in jail following his escape from custody on May 4. Lyerla was originally sentenced to six months in jail for first- and second-degree forgery after he admitted to using counterfeit $50 bills to pay for items in stores. …

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Emeralds defeat Hops 2-1, Susnara returns to PK park

Tim Susnara knows PK Park well. The former Oregon catcher returned Monday, this time as a Hillsboro Hop, for a game against the Eugene Emeralds. Susnara was drafted in the eighth round of the MLB draft this year by the Arizona Diamondbacks and sent to the Hops for Minor League …

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Quick Hits: UO responds to Bigby-Williams report, three Ducks taken in NBA draft

— The University of Oregon released a statement in response to the Emerald’s report of a sexual assault investigation against former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams. He recently announced he was leaving Oregon to transfer to the Louisiana State University Tigers basketball program. — A trio of Oregon men’s basketball players were …

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Deajah Stevens is a US champion, Washington and Simpson also reach World Championships

Current and former Oregon track and field athletes qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London after a hot weekend in Sacramento at the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Deajah Stevens and Ariana Washington will both represent Team USA in the 100-meters while Stevens will also run in the …

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Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks selected in second round of NBA draft

Former Oregon forward Jordan Bell will be a Golden State Warrior while teammate and guard Tyler Dorsey was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks. Dillon Brooks was the final Duck taken in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night, selected by the Memphis Grizzlies. Bell was the first Duck …

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Oregon releases statement regarding handling of Bigby-Williams sexual assault investigation

The University of Oregon has released a statement about the Emerald’s report on the sexual assault investigation of former men’s basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams. Bigby-Williams recently announced he is transferring to Louisiana State University. Here is the full statement found on AroundtheO: Recent media coverage of an allegation of sexual assault …

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Former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams is under investigation for sexual assault

Former Oregon forward Kavell Bigby-Williams played the 2016-17 men’s basketball season while under criminal investigation for an alleged sexual assault, the Emerald has learned. Bigby-Williams, a junior, is accused of sexually assaulting a female between 10 p.m Sept. 17 and 3 a.m. Sept. 18, 2016, at an apartment near Gillette College, …

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Kavell Bigby-Williams to transfer to LSU

Oregon basketball’s roster continues to fluctuate this offseason.  On Tuesday, multiple sites reported that Ducks forward Kavell Bigby-Williams would be transferring to LSU for his remaining year of eligibility. The story was first reported by duckterritory.com and later confirmed by CBSsports.com. The 6’11 junior requested his release back in April …

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Report: QB Travis Jonsen to transfer

Sophomore quarterback Travis Jonsen is transferring from Oregon to Riverside City College, according to csnnw.com. Jonsen will be immediately eligible to play at Riverside City College, and an FBS program come 2018. The move leaves sophomore Justin Herbert and freshman Braxton Burmeister as the only quarterbacks on the roster. Redshirt freshman …

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Peterson, Susnara and Warren picked in 2017 MLB Draft

Three Ducks were selected in this year’s MLB Draft, which wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon. Pitcher David Peterson (first round, 20th overall to the New York Mets), catcher Tim Susnara (8th round, 232nd overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks) and relief pitcher Brac Warren (17th round, 516th overall to the San …

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Oregon basketball lands Illinois State graduate transfer MiKyle McIntosh

Oregon basketball took a step closer to filling out its roster on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State graduate transfer MiKyle McIntosh announced on Instagram that he has committed to play for the Ducks next season. He’ll be eligible to play immediately. After much prayer & thought, my family & I have …

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ASUO pays athletic department $10,000 in effort to save student football and basketball tickets

While University of Oregon students protested against a 10.6 percent proposed tuition hike in March, the Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) voted to transfer $10,000 to the UO athletic department. ASUO’s hope was that the one-time payment would help improve its relationship with the athletic department — which …

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Women’s track and field team wins NCAA outdoor championships to complete triple crown

The Oregon women’s team made history on Saturday, the final day of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. With a final score of 64 points, Oregon edged out Georgia by 1.8 points. It came down to the last event because of a mishap in the 200-meter final. Oregon became the …

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Podcast: Emerald FC (6/10/17)

On this episode of Emerald FC, Shawn Medow and Will Campbell’s soccer podcast from Emerald Podcast Network, the duo brings in photo editor Adam Eberhardt to talk about the European season in review and preview the summer full of World Cup qualifiers and international tournaments. This episode was produced by Emerson …

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Florida delivers dramatic finish to win NCAA outdoor title

Florida freshman Grant Holloway sprinted through the athlete recovery tent behind the west grandstand at Hayward Field, rushed through the media entrance and tackled his coach, Mike Holloway, mid-interview. “Proud of you, cousin!” Grant shouted while embracing his coach. When Grant made the decision to give up football last winter …

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After resignations from UO, Jim Moore and Stacy Metro will coach high school volleyball at Churchill

Nearly four months after Oregon volleyball head coach Jim Moore and assistant coach Stacy Metro resigned amid allegations of mistreatment, Moore’s wife, The Register-Guard reports Moore and Metro will take on new coaching jobs at Churchill High School. Moore coached the Ducks to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in 12 seasons, which included an appearance …

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Women’s track and field team endures bumps on the road to a championship

After winning the cross country and indoor championship titles earlier this year, the women’s track and field team is working towards a historic triple crown. On Thursday, during qualifying rounds on the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the team took its first step towards this achievement, but it …

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Kyree King dazzles in opening day of NCAA Track and Field Championships

In a day that is typically devoid of drama, Oregon senior Kyree King gave Ducks fans a reason to watch at the NCAA Track and Field Championship preliminary rounds on Wednesday. King, a former Western Kentucky standout who transferred to Oregon for his final year, played a part in three …

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Oregon track coaches restrict student-athletes’ access to the press

Oregon track and field coaches routinely deny interview requests on student-athletes’ behalf in an effort to control which stories about the team are disseminated in the news media, the Emerald has found. Multiple times the Emerald has requested interviews with student-athletes during the indoor and outdoor track seasons, only to …

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Injuries hurt Ducks’ title hopes, but still many stars to watch

In all sports, sometimes the best team doesn’t win. Often it comes down to who is healthiest. The Oregon Ducks will be short of full strength for the upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships. Just prior to the start of the NCAA Regionals, distance star Edward Cheserek went down for the …

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