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Tyler Dorsey may be the Ducks’ key to success, but inconsistency remains a hurdle

On Jan. 4, in Seattle, against rival Washington, the No. 15 Oregon men’s basketball team was in trouble early. Jordan Bell, one of Oregon’s most consistent players and arguably its best defender, was just ushered to the locker room with an apparent injury. Dillon Brooks, among others, was in early foul …

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Oregon women’s tennis falls to Georgia Tech, Alison Silverio’s alma mater

Oregon women’s tennis fell to No. 11 Georgia Tech, Duck head coach Alison Silverio’s former school, on Sunday afternoon, 6-1, at the Student Tennis Center. Silverio spent eight years in total with the Yellow Jackets: four as a student-athlete followed by four as an assistant coach. She helped land a No. 6-ranked recruiting …

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Turnovers plague Ducks in 79-63 loss to No. 17 UCLA

Ruthy Hebard scored a career-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting and Sabrina Ionescu added 18 points in Oregon’s 79-63 loss to No. 17 UCLA on Sunday in Los Angeles. UCLA won its 22nd consecutive game at home. The Bruins are tied for the fourth-longest home winning streak in the NCAA. Oregon …

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No drama in Civil War; Oregon routs Beavers 85-43

Coming into the 347th Civil War between No.13 Oregon (16-2) and Oregon State (4-14), Beaver fans were hoping for a repeat of last year’s first matchup between the two teams. In 2016, Oregon State beat the Ducks on a rare off-night, 70-57 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. Oregon State was …

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Improved ball movement has led to Oregon’s rapid advancement in Pac-12 play

With four minutes left in the game Saturday night, the Oregon student section was already chanting “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!” urging Oregon head coach Dana Altman to sub in Duck walk-on guard Charlie Noeble. It was that kind of game for Oregon as the Ducks cruised to an 85-43 win over …

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Ducks tally seven event wins during season-opener at UW Indoor Preview

Four Ducks achieved personal bests and a meet record was broken as Oregon racked up seven event wins during the Ducks’ season-opener on Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview in Seattle. After she sustained hamstring injury at last season’s NCAA Outdoor Championships that kept her from competing in the final, Hannah …

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How half-court shots signal go time for Oregon women’s hoops

It’s the parting shot of every Oregon women’s basketball shootaround. The team gathers near midcourt for a half-court shot, a tradition that Kelly Graves has relied on since the beginning of his coaching career at Big Bend Community College. Visitors watching the team’s walk-through are encouraged to join in on the action. …

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Oregon and Oregon State have taken very different paths to 347th Civil War meeting

No. 13 Oregon and Oregon State face off in the 347th installment of the Civil War today at 7:30 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena as two teams on very different trajectories. The Ducks come in riding a 13-game win streak — tied for second longest streak in the country — and …

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Preview: Oregon track and field set to kick off promising indoor campaign in Seattle

A “mixed bag” of athletes, as University of Oregon head coach Robert Johnson calls it, will be making their 2017 debut in Seattle on Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview. There, the Ducks will encounter fellow Pac-12 competitors Washington State, Stanford and Washington, along with athletes from other schools mostly along the west …

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Ducks erase a 16-point lead to down USC, 59-53

Oregon won its first game at USC since 2010 in dramatic fashion. The Ducks overcame a 16-point deficit and took their first lead of the game with 65 seconds left to top USC 59-53. Oregon improves to 12-5, 2-3 Pac-12. Sabrina Ionescu poured in the go-ahead bucket, Ruthy Hebard recorded a layup with …

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Oregon women’s tennis opens 2017 season with 6-1 win against Portland

Entering her final season at Oregon, senior Marlou Kluiving understands — and appreciates — the importance of a strong start to each season. She and her teammates did just that, as the Ducks defeated Portland 6-1 to begin their 2017 season. “It’s really exciting to be back,” Kluiving said. “We came out …

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Four-star quarterback Braxton Burmeister commits to Oregon

Braxton Burmeister, rated a four-star quarterback by 247Sports, has flipped his commitment from Arizona to Oregon. The La Jolla, California, native did not show up to the Arizona campus with the rest of the early enrollees on Jan. 9. He’s rated the No. 10 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports. The 6-foot, 211-pound dual …

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Social media reacts: Ducks reportedly hire Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal

The Ducks finally got ‘Bama. Sort of. News broke on Friday morning that Oregon had finalized talks with Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal to become the Ducks’ co-offensive coordinator. The report was met with enthusiasm from Oregon fans as Cristobal was named the nation’s top recruiter in 2015 by 247Sports. Cristobal has …

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Report: Oregon to hire Mario Cristobal as co-offensive coordinator and o-line coach

Willie Taggart is one step closer to completing his staff. Alabama’s Mario Cristobal will be named as Oregon’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, according to 247Sports.com. USA TODAY also reported the hiring, though University of Oregon has not confirmed. ESPN reported that Cristobal will share the offensive coordinator position with former …

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Oregon tabs WSU’s Joe Salave’a as assistant head coach/defensive line coach

The Ducks will add a Washington State assistant to their football staff for the second consecutive year. Oregon announced on Friday morning in a news release its addition of Joe Salave’a as assistant head coach and defensive line coach. He will move to Eugene after five seasons in Pullman. He’s also …

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Oregon wideout Jalen Brown will transfer, UO football hires Irele Oderinde as strength and conditioning coach

—Oregon football announced on Wednesday that it has hired Irele Oderinde as its strength and conditioning coach. Oderinde previously worked under Duck head coach Willie Taggart at South Floirda, and previously worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Western Kentucky, Notre Dame, West Virginia and South Carolina. Former UO …

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Ducks looking to keep the momentum rolling in Los Angeles trip

Oregon head coach Kelly Graves and his team are riding the energy Sabrina Ionescu’s’ buzzer-beater provided last Sunday at No. 20 Cal. “That was a big shot,” Graves said at Wednesday’s practice. “Hopefully a win like that springs us to bigger and better things.” Ionescu’s shot capped off an unbelievable comeback in …

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Oregon guard Megan Trinder to miss rest of 2016-17 season with knee injury

Oregon announced on Thursday that guard Megan Trinder has suffered her second knee injury in as many years. Trinder tore her ACL before the 2015-16 season and suffered another ACL tear to the same knee during Wednesday’s practice. She will miss the remainder of the season. Trinder traveled with the …

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Oregon club rowing fosters ‘family and community’ environment through early morning practices

Human physiology major Max Davis knows the question by heart now. “How in the world can you wake up that early?” People are always curious how David and his club rowing teammates make it work. From 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., most students are sleeping comfortably or slamming their snooze button …

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Irele Oderinde hired as strength and conditioning coach

Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart has continued his trend of hiring outside the previous Oregon administration. In his latest move, Taggart has hired Irele Oderinde as a new strength and conditioning coach for the football team. Jim Radcliffe, who has been with the Ducks for 32 years, will remain a strength and …

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Women’s basketball notebook: Ducks talk Ionescu’s shot, Giomi’s recovery continues

The Oregon women’s basketball team met with reporters on Wednesday, fresh off the program’s upset win over No. 20 California. Here are a few notes from practice: Ionescu and Ducks with more reaction to game-winner Sabrina Ionescu had a storybook homecoming to the Bay Area last weekend. Her buzzer-beating 3-pointer …

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Oregon names Keith Heyward as safeties coach

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart has hired Keith Heyward as safeties coach, it was announced via press release on GoDucks.com Wednesday. Heyward comes to Oregon after a year working as the Louisville Cardinal’s defensive backs coach. Prior to Louisville he spent four seasons in the Pac-12 working under former Washington and USC head coach Steve …

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Ducks hope for another successful indoor track and field season

Coming off a season during which both the men’s and women’s track and field teams took home the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championship title, Oregon will begin the 2017 indoor season with high hopes and expectations. The women’s team holds a preseason ranking of first nationally, while the men rank second, …

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Oregon freshman Ruthy Hebard on pace for a record-setting season

Ruthy Hebard is having a breakout year. It may very well be a record-breaking one, too. Hebard, a freshman at the University of Oregon, is shooting 69.8 percent from the field four games into Pac-12 play. Her numbers trounce those of past shooting percentage leaders, not only at Oregon but also across the …

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Wide receiver Jalen Brown leaving Oregon football team as graduate transfer

Oregon wide receiver Jalen Brown will graduate in June and play his final two years of eligibility at another school, he announced on Twitter. “I will be looking to continue my collegiate career at another institution,” Brown wrote. “I have received my permission to contact, and I am in the …

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Oregon reportedly hires defensive line coach, multiple football players ‘no longer with’ team

— Three players who had off-the-field issues are “no longer with” the Oregon football program, a UO athletics spokesman confirmed Monday. The players were suspended indefinitely by former head coach Mark Helfrich, but will not return under new head coach Willie Taggart. — The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif found four other Ducks …

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From Pimpleton to Leavitt, meet the new faces of the Oregon football’s coaching staff

Oregon football fans will see an all-new set of coaches on the sideline next season after decades of a familiar coaching staff. New head coach Willie Taggart has yet to complete his staff, but here are the official additions so far: Charles Clark, Cornerbacks The native of Eustsis, Florida, began his college football …

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Report: Oregon to hire WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave’a

Willie Taggart has reportedly hired Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a to coach the same position group at Oregon, FootballScoop.com reported Monday night. CSN Northwest’s Aaron Fentress was first to report that Oregon was targeting Salave’a for its staff. Salave’a played at Arizona and later in the NFL for Tennessee, Baltimore, San …

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Three Oregon football players ‘no longer with’ team following criminal accusations

Three Oregon football players who had off-the-field issues are “no longer with the team,” UO athletics spokesman Craig Pintens confirmed Monday afternoon. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Eddie Heard, freshman wide receiver Tristen Wallace and freshman linebacker Darrian Franklin are done playing for the Ducks. Pintens would not confirm whether new head coach Willie Taggart …

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