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Quick Hits: Men’s basketball sets school records, Duck alum Caroline Inglis earns LPGA status for 2017

— Just seven months out from graduation and turning professional, former Ducks golfer Caroline Inglis has earned LPGA golf status for 2017. She is the first Oregon native to attain LPGA status since Allison Hanna, who went on tour for nine years before switching jobs in 2013. — Vin Lananna, the associate athletic director of …

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UO files motion to dismiss third amended complaint in lawsuits filed by former Oregon basketball players

The University of Oregon issued its latest response to the lawsuits filed by three former Oregon basketball players on Friday, Dec. 2, court documents show. Plaintiffs Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson had filed lawsuits against UO claiming their due process rights under the 14th Amendment were violated when they …

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Oregon defeats Vanguard 95-55 and shows depth in exhibition game

In a game where the Ducks found advantages in depth from their bench and height on the court, Oregon defeated the Vanguard Lions 95-55 in a midseason exhibition game Sunday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena. The matchup with the Lions gave the Ducks an opportunity to work on multiple aspects …

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Ducks show they have third quarter mojo in exhibition rout of Vanguard

Once again, the Ducks showed they have all the right moves in the third quarter. Oregon outscored visiting Vanguard 32-11 in the third quarter on Sunday en route to a 95-55 midseason exhibition win. The team has now outscored its last three teams 79-28 in the third quarter. “I don’t think we …

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Ducks are hitting their stride at a perfect time after historic win

Oregon’s win over Savannah State Saturday afternoon was one for the history books. The Ducks set school records in points (128), assists (36) and field goals (54) en route to their 30th straight win at Matthew Knight Arena, 128-59. But the Ducks’ historic victory was overshadowed by what another Pac-12 …

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Oregon rewrites record book in 128-59 rout of Savannah State

Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena was one for the ages. The Ducks (7-2) rolled Savannah State (2-8) by a final score of 128-59, extending their win streak to five games since losing to Georgetown on Nov. 21. “It was a fun day for the guys,” said head coach Dana …

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Ducks season ends in NCAA Tournament with 3-1 loss to Michigan

After defeating Miami 3-1 the night before, Oregon saw its 21-9 season come to an end at the hands of No. 17 Michigan by the same score on Friday during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Previously, the Ducks were 20-0 when leading in hitting percentage. This meant that to …

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TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna wins USA Track & Field presidency by acclamation

TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna was voted president of USA Track & Field during a meeting on Thursday in Orlando, Florida. Initially, it had been a two-person race between Lananna and former Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The latter later withdrew her name from consideration, leading to a Lananna win by acclamation. Thank you to …

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Mark Helfrich grants ESPN Radio interview: ‘Nobody is safe in this business’

Former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich made his first public comments on Friday morning since being fired on Tuesday evening. He appeared on the ESPN Radio show Russillo & Kanell to talk about former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, the way the dismissal was handled and his current state of mind. “Nobody is …

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Quick Hits: Volleyball advances in NCAA Tournament, football coaching search begins

— Oregon’s volleyball team advanced to the secound round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night with a 3-1 win over Miami-Ohio. Lindsey Vander Weide led the Ducks with 18 kills. Freshman Ronika Stone added a season-high 16 kills as well. The Ducks play Michigan on Friday night in the Wolverines’ home …

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Oregon defeats Miami in NCAA Tournament, will play Michigan Friday night

The Oregon Ducks continued their winning ways on the road, beating the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 3 sets to 1 (25-22, 25-17, 22-25, 25-19) Thursday night in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Vander Weide led the Ducks with 18 kills, and freshman middle blocker Ronika Stone added a season-high …

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Oregon volleyball tournament preview: Who to watch in the Ann Arbor bracket

The NCAA Tournament gets underway on Thursday, Dec. 1, with the Oregon Ducks taking on the Miami Ohio RedHawks, and the No. 12 Michigan Wolverines taking on the American Eagles in the Ann Arbor portion of the tournament. Here’s a look at the highlights of each of the teams and …

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Ducks fly past Western Oregon 93-54 for fourth consecutive win

When Oregon faced Western Oregon last year, the game was extremely close at the end of the first half. The Ducks led by four points last year before pulling away for the 28-point victory. Coming into Wednesday’s game, Oregon made sure there would be no repeat of a close game. The …

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Oregon players respond after firing of Mark Helfrich

Less than 24 hours after Oregon fired its head coach for the first time in 40 years, several players addressed the media for the first time. Freshmen Troy Dye and Brady Breeze, as well as junior Doug Brenner, took the stage at the third floor of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex, a place …

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Oregon women’s basketball 2017 signees ranked No. 1, No. 7 internationally

Oregon’s two 2017 signees are ranked as top 10 international recruits. ProspectsNation.com, one of a few websites which evaluates women’s basketball recruits, released its 2017 international rankings on Wednesday. Satou Sabally (Germany) is ranked No. 1 while Aina Ayuso (Spain) is No. 7. The rankings confirm what the staff had already seen on the recruiting trail. “We knew …

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Amanda Benson is chasing a national championship — and a career record

The number sits in the Notes app on her phone, providing a daily reminder of how far she’s come and the work still to do. After every match, Oregon senior libero Amanda Benson updates the number. She’s striving for the time when she can put 2,199 atop the note. That number represents the total career …

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Rob Mullens addresses firing of Mark Helfrich and Oregon’s ensuing coaching search

Just about an hour and a half after Oregon’s athletic department announced Oregon would not retain Mark Helfrich as head football coach, athletic director Rob Mullens addressed a group of around 20 local and regional reporters at Matthew Knight Arena. He answered questions about how he arrived at the decision …

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Social media reacts: Players, fans and media on Mark Helfrich’s firing

Mark Helfrich has been fired as the head coach of Oregon football after eight total years with the program, the athletic department announced in a press release Tuesday evening. Helfrich will end his tenure with a 37-16 record. However, the Ducks finished 4-8 in 2016, including a loss to Oregon State. …

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Rob Mullens announces Oregon has fired head coach Mark Helfrich

Oregon has fired four-year head coach Mark Helfrich, the school announced in a press release Tuesday evening. The announcement comes three days after the Ducks ended their worst season since 1991 with a 34-24 loss in the Civil War game against Oregon State on Saturday. It is the first time Oregon has fired …

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Quick Hits: Football season ends with Civil War loss, Oregon volleyball makes the NCAA Tournament

— Oregon Volleyball wrapped up its season with a 3-1 win at Oregon State on Friday and will play in the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 1 against Miami RedHawks. — Oregon women’s basketball bounced back from its first loss of the season against No. 7 Mississippi State with consecutive wins over Hawaii and San Jose …

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Oregon’s defense will aim to build around young core after a subpar season

After the first game this season, Oregon’s defense should have known they were in trouble. It was a tune-up game against UC Davis, a Big Sky opponent which was coming off back-to-back 2-9 seasons. It was supposed to be an easy win, and it was; despite a slow start, the Ducks pulled …

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Dillon Brooks ‘was trying too hard’ in his home debut as he continues to shake off rust

Dillon Brooks made his much anticipated return to Matt Knight Arena on Monday in a 68-63 Oregon victory over Boise State. The pre-season All-American was far from impressive. Brooks has been limited this season because of a foot injury, and he made his return during the Maui Invitational a week …

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Dylan Ennis pours in 18 points as Oregon hangs on to beat Boise State

With 3:33 left in regulation, Oregon found itself trailing the Boise State Broncos 58-57, in desperate need of a big play if the Ducks hoped to avoid their first home loss since January 2015. As Portland Trailblazers’ point guard Damian Lillard looked on from his baseline seat, Oregon’s Dylan Ennis caught a pass …

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UO Senate calls for investigation of athletic department for possible free speech violation

This story has been updated to include a comment from UO Athletic Department spokesman Craig Pintens. The University of Oregon Senate issued a request on Sunday to launch an investigation into a possible free speech violation by the UO Athletic Department regarding its threat to limit Emerald press credentials during an investigation of a UO …

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Edward Cheserek is leaving a legacy that is about more than just running achievements

Five-time NCAA champion. Three-time NCAA Cross Country champion. Three-time Bowerman Award Finalist. These are just some of the numerous achievements that unashamedly take up a solid chunk of space on Edward Cheserek’s bio on the University of Oregon’s athletics roster. His social media handle, King Cheserek, aptly describes the senior’s …

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Oregon women’s basketball giving every player a chance

In all seven Oregon women’s basketball games, every eligible players has seen the floor. At the start of the season, that number was 13, but with freshman Sierra Campisano returning from injury in the Ducks’ win over CSU Bakersfield, it became 14 total players. It is highly unusual to see a team …

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Oregon could depend heavily on three-guard lineups until Dillon Brooks is fully healthy

When it was announced that Dillon Brooks would miss an unknown amount of time with a foot injury during the summer, the idea of his absence raised numerous questions for Oregon. Brooks, who led the Ducks in scoring last season and was named an AP preseason All-American in early November, …

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Oregon Volleyball qualifies for NCAA Tournament, will play Miami in first round

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team discovered their postseason destination Sunday night as the selection committee announced that the Ducks will take on the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 PST in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The RedHawks finished the regular season 24-6 overall, 15-1 in the Mid-American Conference. …

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