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DB Preview: Ducks need contributions from young and old to play well in pass happy Pac-12

During the 2016 season, Oregon’s defense struggled. The Ducks ranked 126 in the nation in total defense, and allowed an average of 518.4 yards per game. In particular, the play of the Oregon secondary was erratic. The team often seemed unable to defend the pass, which in the pass-happy Pac-12 …

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Pac-12 media days: Return to Autzen looms as Carrington transfers to Utah

HOLLYWOOD — When Oregon plays Utah on October 23, at Autzen Stadium, there will be an underlying storyline: Darren Carrington’s return. Carrington, a star wide receiver for Oregon over the past three seasons, was dismissed by head coach Willie Taggart following a DUII arrest in the early hours of July …

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Takeaways and top quotes from Ducks at Pac-12 football media days

HOLLYWOOD — With so many questions heading into the 2017 season for Oregon football, head coach Willie Taggart, quarterback Justin Herbert and linebacker Troy Dye had lots of time in front of a microphone at Pac-12 media days in Hollywood. It is a city famed for its glamour and showmanship, …

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Herbert, Dye highlight changes within Oregon football at Pac-12 media day

HOLLYWOOD — A lot is changing for Oregon football, and it was all the buzz at Pac-12 media day on Thursday. The team is led by young talent in sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert and sophomore linebacker Troy Dye. Star wide receiver Darren Carrington was dismissed and has since transferred to …

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O-line preview: Ducks return group that could be the Pac-12’s best

Oregon’s new offensive line coach Mario Cristobal comes from Alabama, a program that produces NFL caliber lineman annually. He doesn’t have a roster full of 5-star recruits to work with, but Oregon boasts a talented and experienced group that could become one of the best in the country under Cristobal’s …

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D-Line Preview: Ducks hope for stability after a turbulent 2016 season

Oregon’s 2017 defensive line has a high level of uncertainty as the Ducks just hope for stability. The 2016 season was a rough one for the defensive line. By the end of the year, the Ducks had a hard time filling out a starting lineup. Before the season started Torrodney …

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Emeralds dominated by Volcanoes 6-1 in first game of homestand

The Eugene Emeralds (22-19, 1-2) fell to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (18-23, 2-1) 6-1 in a one-sided affair what was dominated by the Volcanoes offense. Despite a 2-0 record, Emeralds pitcher Enrique De Los Rios never seemed to find his groove, and as a result suffered his first loss of the season. …

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Preview: Be ready to see plenty of new names for this season’s receivers and tight ends

There will be lots of fresh faces on the Oregon receiving units in 2017. Key players are gone from last year’s team with wide receivers Devon Allen pursuing a professional track career, Dwayne Stanford graduating and Darren Carrington recently being released from team and reportedly transferring to Utah. The Ducks …

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Report: Darren Carrington transferring to Utah

Former Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is transferring to the University of Utah, according to a report on UteZone.com. Neither Carrington or the university have officially confirmed the report but Carrington reportedly visited the Utah campus earlier in July. The move comes less than two weeks after new head coach Willie Taggart …

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Running Backs Preview: Freeman leads an elite unit looking to trample opposing defenses

If Oregon football is going to improve on last year’s four-win season, the team will need to rely on an experienced group of running backs. The 2017 unit is led by senior Royce Freeman, who decided to put the NFL on hold and return for his senior season. Despite underwhelming …

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BaseballCover StorySports

While Venezuela battles, Emerald Jhonny Bethencourt fights for his family on the baseball field

Baseball was never just a sport to Jhonny Bethencourt—it was a way of life. Since the age of 4, he dreamed of playing major league baseball. Born in Venezuela in 1997, Bethencourt grew up in the city of Pampatar on Isla de Margarita. Years of local competition led him to …

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Quarterback Preview: Herbert will be the starter, but depth is an issue

For the first time since Marcus Mariota wore green and yellow, Oregon football knows who its quarterback will be going into the fall. The new coaching staff hasn’t officially declared sophomore Justin Herbert the starter, but there is little reason to believe they will go with somebody else; partially because …

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Emeralds take series finale against AquaSox 10-4, move into tie for first in NW League

The Eugene Emeralds scored in all but one inning in their series finale against the Everett AquaSox and cruised to a 10-4 win at PK Park on Wednesday night. Eugene moves into a tie with Hillsboro for first place in the Northwest League South with the win, and the Emeralds …

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Pitching duel goes against Emeralds as they lose to AquaSox 3-2

The Everett AquaSox (13-20) defeated the Eugene Emeralds (19-14) 3-2 Tuesday night at PK Park to end the Emeralds’ four game winning streak. The loss, along with, Hillsboro’s and Boise’s wins, means the three teams are tied for the Nowrthwest League South Division lead. Everett would score what would become …

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Dramatic walk-off gives Emeralds the victory over Everett

The Eugene Emeralds battled back from an early deficit to defeat the Everett Aquasox 5-4 in a thrilling game that came down to the final out. With the game tied, the Emeralds had a chance to end the game. Jared Young led things off with a single, only to be …

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SoftballSports

Permanent bleachers to be installed at Jane Sanders Stadium

On Monday, Oregon athletics announced plans to add permanent bleachers at Oregon softball’s Jane Sanders Stadium. According to the press release, the bleachers will be built thanks to an additional donation by Bob Sanders, who donated $16 million to build Jane Sanders Stadium to replace Howe Field. Temporary bleachers were …

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Dominant in all phases of play, Emeralds top Aquasox 5-3

Bolstered by an explosive offense and rock-solid pitching, the Eugene Emeralds took down the Everett Aquasox 5-3 in the second of a five-game series on Sunday. Despite the final result, it was the Aquasox who struck first, with designated hitter Chris Torres leading off the first inning with a triple …

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Emeralds open five-game homestand with 4-3 win over Everett AquaSox

The Eugene Emeralds opened their five-game homestand against the Everett AquaSox with a 4-3 win Saturday night at PK Park. Shortstop Aramis Ademan went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs to help the Emeralds jump out to an early 4-0 lead after two innings. The AquaSox plated a run in …

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SportsWomen's Soccer

For the women’s soccer team, trip to China was “really eye-opening”

During the 2016 season, it was clear that Oregon women’s soccer was a team on the way up. The squad finished with its best record (8-10-2) since 2012, and came tantalizingly close to an NCAA Tournament berth, which the program has never gotten. A recent summer trip to China may …

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Taggart dismisses Darren Carrington from football program

Darren Carrington is no longer a member of the Oregon football team, the university announced Friday afternoon. “I have visited with Darren Carrington and informed him that he is no longer a member of our program. We will always consider Darren a Duck and support him in any way we …

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SportsTrack & Field

Deajah Stevens announces she is going pro, forgoing her senior year

Oregon track and field sprinter Deajah Stevens announced her intentions to become a professional on Wednesday night via social media. Stevens’ decision to turn pro means she is forgoing her final year of eligibility for the Ducks. In three years, Stevens built a resume that is one of the best in …

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Emeralds shut down by Dust Devils in series finale

The Eugene Emeralds (14-12) were soundly defeated by the Tri-City Dust Devils (14-12) 5-0 in the conclusion of a five-game series Monday night, snapping the Emeralds three-game win streak. Rookie Emeralds pitcher Javier Assad had a rough start to his night, giving up two base hits before walking the bases …

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Quick HitsSports

Quick Hits: Carrington suspended, pair of Ducks named FIBA World Cup All-Stars

— Oregon football wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended indefinitely by head coach Willie Taggart following his DUI arrest on July 1. Carrington was charged with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, careless driving and an improper right turn. — Sophomore Payton Pritchard and incoming freshman Abu Kigab were named …

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The Emeralds beat Tri-City 2-1 for their third consecutive win

Following a five-game losing streak, the Eugene Emeralds beat the Tri-City Dust Devils  2-1 at PK Park Sunday for their third consecutive victory. Dust Devil Kelvin Melean advanced to second on a wild pitch, and following a fielder’s choice that allowed him to reach third base, Melean made it home …

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Pritchard and Kigab named to the FIBA World Cup All-Star Team

Oregon sophomore and team USA’s Payton Pritchard and incoming freshman and Canada’s forward Abu Kigab were named to the 2017 FIBA Under-19 World Cup All-Star Team. Kigab was one of the top performers in the tournament because he averaged a double-double with 14.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In …

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Emeralds beat Tri-City 8-4 in offensive explosion

The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Tri-City Dust Devils 8-4 Saturday night at PK Park and are now tied for first with the Hillsboro Hops in the Northwest League South Division. There was instant offense for both teams as they combined for 10 runs in the first two innings. The Dust …

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Former Ducks competed throughout the TrackTown Summer Series

The second annual TrackTown Summer Series concluded on Thursday in New York, New York and there were several former Oregon athletes that found success now competing as professional track athletes. The event was made up of four teams. The New York Empire, Portland Pulse, Philadelphia Force and San Francisco Surge …

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Pritchard, Kigab battle in U-19 World Cup semifinal

Two Oregon Ducks played for their respective countries as sophomore point guard Payton Pritchard represented the US and incoming freshman forward Abu Kigab played for Canada. Canada defeated the United States 99-87 in the semifinal of the Under-19 FIBA World Cup in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday. The win marks the …

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Eugene Emeralds snap five-game losing streak in 5-2 win over the Tri-City Dust Devils

In the second game of a five-game series against the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Eugene Emeralds ended their five-game losing streak with a 5-2 win. Alonso Garcia started the game for the Emeralds and kept the Dust Devils in check all night. He pitched five innings, holding the Dust Devils …

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Emeralds fall to Dust Devils 4-3, extending losing streak to five games

The Tri-City Dust Devils (13-9) defeated the Eugene Emeralds (11-11) 4-3 on Thursday night. Despite recording 11 hits, the Emeralds failed to capitalize on good offense and left 10 runners on base. The Emerald’s losing streak now stands at five games. With the game tied in the seventh inning, Tri-City’s …

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