Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Kabion Ento (17) and Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Bryce Bobo (4) walk off the field after the win. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 24, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Pac-12 roundup: Washington survives late scare amid wild week four

Oregon came up short in a bid for its first conference win of the season on Saturday as the Ducks fell 41-38 to the Colorado Buffalos and dropped to 2-2 on the year. The game served as a monumental win for the Buffalos and was just one of a few …

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Stanford Cardinal's head coach David Shaw looks at the stadium after a devastating loss. The Oregon Ducks head south to face No. 7 Stanford in Palo Alto at Stanford Stadium on Nov. 7, 2015. (Cole Elsasser/Emerald)
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AP Poll: Stanford, Washington stay in top 10, Utah jumps to No. 18

The week 5 AP poll didn’t feature much movement amongst the top ten teams but saw plenty of shuffling in the latter-half of the top 25 teams. The top seven teams – Alabama (1), Ohio State (2), Louisville (3), Michigan (4), Clemson (5), Houston (6) and Stanford (7) – kept …

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Ducks soccer loses opening Pac-12 game to Stanford

While the Oregon soccer team had set out to start its “revolution” this season, it faced a major hurdle in its Pac-12 opening game when it drew Stanford, which tops the NCAA RPI list, as its first opponent. Oregon ranks No. 16 on that list. On Saturday night in Palo Alto, the Ducks (6-3-1) …

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Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Shay Fields (1) runs with the ball. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 24, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Oregon defense still finding its identity after loss to Colorado

Colorado had a Pac-12 coming out party on Saturday. The Buffaloes, who before Saturday had won just one Pac-12 game in the last two years, jumped on Oregon’s defense early and held on when it counted. Oregon, for the second straight week, is looking for answers. The Ducks now know …

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Oregon Ducks wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) makes a catch while being defended by Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Chidobe Awuzie (4). The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 24, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon comes up one play short from 16-point deficit against Colorado

It looked as though it could be a comeback to remember, but ended as one of Oregon football’s most discouraging Pac-12 openers. After overcoming a 23-7 deficit to lead 38-33 late in the third quarter, Oregon ultimately lost to Colorado 41-38 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. In a season filled …

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Oregon Ducks running back Taj Griffin (5) runs into the end zone for a touchdown. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 24, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Rapid Reaction: Oregon comeback falls short in 41-38 loss to Colorado

For the second season in a row, the Oregon Ducks are 2-2 after four games. Colorado defensive back Ahkello Witherspoon picked off Dakota Prukop’s pass attempt to Darren Carrington in the endzone with less than a minute left to cut short the Ducks’ comeback attempt and seal a 41-38 Buffalo …

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Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Jake Hanson (55) talks with Oregon Football head coach Mark Helfrich during warm ups.  The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 24, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Rapid Reaction: Ducks trail Colorado 26-17 in Pac-12 opener at halftime

Oregon football, which trailed 23-7 after an early Colorado touchdown in the second quarter, cut the deficit to 26-17 with a pair of scores before halftime. Colorado started Steven Montez at quarterback in place of injured Sefo Liufau. Montez dazzled in the first half, completing 85 percent of his passes while …

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Oregon Ducks libero Amanda Benson (10) and middle blocker Ronika Stone (17) smile with teammates after winning a set. The Oregon Ducks play the California Golden Bears at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 23, 2016 (Aaron Nelson/Emerald)
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Ducks top Golden Bears in straight sets to win ninth straight

The Oregon Ducks won their ninth match in a row on Friday night against the California Golden Bears with a 3-0 victory, but Coach Jim Moore was not pleased with his team’s performance. He attributes part of his displeasure to Oregon’s obvious fatigue as they were coming off of a …

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Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Shay Fields (5) and Colorado Buffaloes fullback Jordan Murphy (33) celebrate Fields' touchdown during the second quarter. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, on October 3, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Why Colorado will beat Oregon

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Justin Michael Guerriero, the sports editor at the CU Independent.** I was more than convinced that Colorado would beat Oregon in Eugene as the …

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Matthew Knight Arena from above. Oregon State Beavers on Nov. 27, 2015 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald)
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Oregon volleyball sweeps Oregon State in Pac-12 opener

Oregon volleyball swept the Oregon State Beavers its opening match of Pac-12 play to continue the Ducks’ win streak, which now sits at eight games. Oregon got off to a quick start, earning a 9-3 lead that forced Oregon State to take a timeout. The margin increased to 11-3 until the …

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Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) looks down the field to throw during the first quarter. The Oregon Ducks play the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, on October 3, 2015. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Ducks preparing for overall Colorado offense with Buffs’ quarterback status uncertain

With Colorado starting quarterback Sefo Liufau’s status still uncertain for Saturday’s game, Oregon coaches say preparing for Colorado’s overall offense remains the focus. Liufau, a fifth-year senior, sprained his ankle in Colorado’s game last weekend against Michigan. Liufau is continuing to recover, though the Buffaloes have begun to prepare to start …

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Oregon Ducks quarterback Dakota Prukop (9) escapes the tackle of UC Davis Aggies defensive lineman Anthony Baumgart (92). The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the UC Davis Aggies for the season opener at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 3, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Heading into Pac-12 play, Ducks still need improvement ‘across the board’

The change from nonconference play to Pac-12 competition can serve as a natural breath as teams reassess and re-evaluate. That holds true for a program like Oregon’s, which prides itself on adapting and embracing change. Despite being a quarter of the way through the season, the Ducks still feel as …

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Oregon Ducks wide receiver Charles Nelson (6) dodges a UC Davis defender. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the UC Davis Aggies for the season opener at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 3, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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The method behind Oregon’s two-point madness

Oregon football has had no trouble finding the end zone early this season, but the plays after the touchdowns are the ones being scrutinized. The conversation started when the Ducks came up three points short of a tie in their marquee nonconference game at Nebraska last weekend. Oregon went for …

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Wide Receivers Coach Matt Lubick speaks during a press conference at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Q&A: Matt Lubick wants to clean up penalties with improved Colorado on deck

With conference play approaching, the Ducks want to put the loss against Nebraska behind them. The Ducks anticipate a higher level of play in the Pac-12, so they’ve begun to shift the focus towards being more consistent on offense. Offensive coordinator Matt Lubick spoke to reporters after practice on Wednesday; here is …

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Oregon Ducks running back Taj Griffin (5) dodges a Virginia player. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Oregon and Colorado will each need to fill injury voids during Saturday’s matchup

After suffering its first loss of the season against Nebraska last week, Oregon will now face Colorado for its Pac-12 opener and do so without two of its top offensive players. Devon Allen and Tyrell Crosby both suffered season-ending injuries during the Nebraska game, forcing the Ducks to replace one of their …

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Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) carries the ball for a touchdown. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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No Royce Freeman? No problem for Oregon running back reserves

When running back Royce Freeman went down with a leg injury in the first quarter of Oregon’s 35-32 loss to Nebraska last Saturday, Oregon’s back-up running backs called an impromptu meeting among themselves on the sideline. They wanted to reassure Freeman that they had his back and would pick up …

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Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich motions to the refs. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Ducks try to rally past season-ending injuries and Nebraska loss

After losing to Nebraska last Saturday, the Ducks are trying to look past the tough defeat and focus on the upcoming game against Colorado. But looking ahead has been harder than expected, after news Monday that both Tyrell Crosby and Devon Allen are out with season-ending injuries. “That’s like getting …

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Oregon freshman Kathleen Scavo tees off on hole 14. The Oregon Ducks play in the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon on May 20, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)
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Oregon takes second in East/West Match Challenge

Oregon took Wisconsin to the last shot on the last hole in the championship match of the East/West Match Play Challenge in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but couldn’t come away with the victory, falling 3-2. Oregon took home championship honors last season when they defeated Colorado 3-2. This season, the Ducks …

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Oregon completes 2017 class with German recruit Satou Sabally

Both members of Oregon women’s basketball’s 2017 recruiting class will move from Europe to Eugene next summer. Earlier this month, the Ducks received a verbal comittment from Satou Sabally, a 6-foot-4 wing from Berlin, Germany to round out the program’s efforts in the 2017 class. Sabally joins fellow European recruit Aina …

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Oregon Ducks linebacker Troy Dye (35) pumps up the fans. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Stack-up: Duck passing game faces best pass defense in the Pac-12

It is Pac-12 season now, and both Colorado (2-1) and Oregon (2-1) are coming off losses games in which they suffered significant injuries. Both teams fell to Big Ten opponents on the road. Oregon dropped a 35-32 fight against No. 20 Nebraska while Colorado’s upset bid slipped away in the …

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Goalie Halla Hinriksdóttir (1) kicks the ball. (Samuel Marshall/Emerald Archives)
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Ducks soccer blanked by Portland 1-0 in final nonconference game before Pac-12 play

Oregon soccer had seven shots before halftime and added eight more after intermission, but was unable to score on Monday, losing to Portland 1-0 in the final nononference game before Pac-12 play starts this weekend. Before Monday, the Ducks had scored at least one goal in each of their first seven games. …

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Oregon Ducks offensive linesman Tyrell Crosby (73) lifts up Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) after running the ball more than 40 yards down the field. The play was eventually called back because of holding on the offense. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on December 5, 2014. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Tyrell Crosby’s season also over after injury on Saturday

Update: A spokesperson from the University of Oregon athletic department has confirmed CSNNW’s initial report that Tyrell Crosby will miss the remainder of the season due to a foot injury. The Ducks learned of another season-ending injury on Monday. Tyrell Crosby, who missed Oregon’s opening game against UC Davis with …

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Oregon players run out onto the field. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Post Nebraska, Ducks regroup for looming Pac-12 opener with Colorado

Oregon returned to practice on Monday following its first loss of the season at Nebraska. Much of the postgame attention has centered around the Ducks’ 2-point conversions, extra penalties and playing in a thundering road atmosphere. Defensive lineman Austin Maloata said the Ducks had an aggressive approach in their return to …

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Oregon Ducks wide receiver Devon Allen (13) walks with the ball during warm ups. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Devon Allen suffers season-ending injury

Update: A spokesperson from the University of Oregon athletic department has confirmed Duck Territory’s initial report that Devon Allen will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Junior wide receiver Devon Allen will not return to Ducks football this season after suffering a non-contact injury in Oregon’s game against …

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Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich motions to the refs. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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AP Poll: Ducks unranked after 35-32 loss at Nebraska

Oregon football is no longer ranked in the latest edition of the AP Top 25 Poll, which was released on Sunday morning. The Ducks lost 35-32 at Nebraska on Saturday in a marquee nonconference game between two former rivals in Mark Helfrich and Mike Riley. The win earned Nebraska a …

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Oregon Ducks running back Tony Brooks-James (20) carries the ball to the end zone. The No. 24 Oregon Ducks play the Virginia Cavaliers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 10, 2016. (Kaylee Domzalski/Emerald)
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Oregon falls to Nebraska 35-32 for first loss of the season

Oregon (2-1) suffered its first loss of the season, 35-32, at the hands of the Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-0), in a tightly contested game in front of 90,414 in Lincoln, Nebraska. With 39 seconds remaining the game, Oregon faced a fourth-and-18 from the Nebraska 48 yard line. Dakota Prukop fielded the snap …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks fall to Nebraska 35-32 in marquee nonconference game

Oregon football came up just short in its marquee nonconference game of the 2016 season. The Ducks fell 35-32 in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday, losing for the first time this season. The Ducks had a chance to score late, reaching midfield down three points. However, Oregon’s offense stalled following a penalty set up …

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