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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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Oregon club lacrosse’s Michael Marcott transitions from player to coach

Michael Marcott was only able to play one season on the Oregon club lacrosse team, but even without athletic eligibility, his time as a Duck is not over quite yet. Marcott, the team’s 2016 assist leader has assumed a new role as the offensive coordinator. Although he has no remaining …

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Men’s club water polo one of the strongest in Pacific Northwest, but still wants to grow

In the early fall, four days a week from 8-10 p.m., the men’s club water polo team practices at Amazon Pool. The team conditions, works on fundamentals and develops strategy for upcoming tournaments. The hours spent in the pool go toward winning games and having fun in the process. The club team is one …

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Oregon club lacrosse focuses on speed and tempo with new head coach Markus McCaine

The Oregon men’s club lacrosse team returns a lot of veteran players this year, but there is one significant change: A familiar face is moving up in the ranks to lead the Ducks as head coach for the 2016-2017 season. Markus McCaine, an Oregon grad student in the Warsaw Sports …

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A lifelong race: Justin Gallegos doesn’t let Cerebral Palsy keep him from running

If you saw Justin Gallegos on the street, you’d think he looks just like any other loyal Ducks fan. The Santa Clarita, California, native is almost always decked out in a green beanie with the iconic yellow ‘O’ emblazoned on the front. He usually sports a Nike shirt marked with …

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Oregon Hockey gives up six straight goals in 7-4 loss to USC Trojans

Still in search of their first win of the season, the Oregon Ducks hockey team (0-4) fell to the USC Trojans by a score 7-4 on Saturday night in Eugene. The Trojans scored six straight to take command of the game. USC freshman forward James Koch led the Trojans with …

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Oregon hockey rally falls short in 4-3 loss to USC Trojans

In late night hockey, the USC Trojans (7-2-1, 1-2) defeated the Oregon Ducks (0-3) in a thrilling 4-3 game in Eugene. From the first drop of the puck, it appeared that the Ducks goalie Noah Rosenberg, who was making his first start of the season, would be facing trouble early. …

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Club ultimate looks to rebuild after losing eight valuable players

Falling short of a goal in a sport is always tough, but what’s tougher is coming back the next year better and stronger because of it. Oregon women’s club ultimate, also known as ‘Fugue,’ has the goal of winning the national championship every year. They always considers themselves championship contenders …

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Tom Heinonen: A hidden gem among club athletics

Tom Heinonen may not tell you himself, but around 30 years ago, he was the leading force behind one of the most successful women’s cross country programs in the NCAA. He not only led the Oregon women’s cross country team to qualifying for the NCAA championships meet 24 times, but they …

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Ducks hockey team drops first conference game of the season to Washington

On Friday, during the first game of Pac-8 play and the first game of the I-5 Cup, the Ducks club hockey team dropped an aggressive, hard-hitting game against Washington by a score of 6-3. The Huskies struck first and early, scoring five minutes and 16 seconds into the first period. Senior …

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Justin Guldager stars on club baseball field while pursuing career as athletic trainer

Justin Guldager knew from a young age that he wanted to go into the field of athletic training. Ironically, it was his own injuries that convinced him of that. “Back to like fifth grade, I wondered why the bone fractured in my thumb when I was playing basketball,” Guldager said. …

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Oregon rowing finishes season strong, looks to continue momentum into next season

Lake Lanier sits in the opposite corner of the country with the small town of Gainesville, Georgia resting on its shores. The 38,000 acre historic lake  served as the proving grounds for the best in the world 20 years ago, when Gainesville hosted rowing in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Now, …

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Oregon Fugue looks to go back-to-back in ultimate national tournament

The Oregon Fugue ultimate team has become a national powerhouse. After winning the D-1 National College Women’s Championship title last year — its third title since 2010 — Fugue looks to continue this victorious pattern at nationals this year in Raleigh, North Carolina this Friday through Monday. Oregon is ranked No. 1 and …

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UO Rowing looks to continue upward trend of success at ACRA national championships

The University of Oregon rowing club is coming off a strong finish at the Pac-12 Championships, in which the men’s varsity 4 took bronze and men’s novice 8 finished second in the club division and fifth overall. Now, the team’s sights are set on the 2016 American Collegiate Rowing Association Championships, held …

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Ultimate star Jesse Shofner hopes to lead Oregon’s team to more postseason success

Jesse Shofner’s highlight video is titled “Good As Hell.” The senior captain of the Oregon women’s ultimate team is a straightforward leader, so the title of the video seems fitting. The opening clips of her video has no frisbee in sight. Rather, it begins with Shofner yelling, puffing out her …

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After Cinderella run last season, club baseball looks to defend national title

Oregon club baseball was content with just making it to the national championships season, so winning the 2015 National Club Baseball Association [NCBA] World Series exceeded every expectation they had. How do you top that? By winning another one. After winning the Northern Pacific Regionals Sunday, the Ducks will head to Paducah, Kentucky, …

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Oregon club men’s rowing looks to make statement at Pac-12 Regatta

The Oregon men’s rowing team will participate in the Pac-12 Regatta for the first time on May 13-15 in Sacramento, California. The race will be held at Lake Natoma, and it will feature a mix of both Division I and club programs. Previously the race was between the four Division I …

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One and done: Michael Marcott’s major impact on club lacrosse

Michael Marcott was one of the top Oregon lacrosse players coming out of Lincoln High School in Portland. The ESPN No. 72 recruit committed to top-ranked University of Denver initially, but after three years filled with injuries and struggle, he decided to transfer to the University of Oregon. “I thought …

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Oregon club tennis finishes out season at National Championships

Out of 600 club tennis teams in the country, Oregon club tennis was one of 64 teams to qualify for national tournament. The Ducks team made their way to Cary, North Carolina last weekend to compete in the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships. They finished the tournament in 37th place. This trip served as …

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Reminded of early exit in 2013, Oregon women’s water polo nears regionals

Oregon women’s club water polo’s seniors still remember the heartbreak ending to their freshmen season. Only once in the last 12 seasons has Oregon not won the Northwest Division title. It occurred in 2013, when then-freshmen Annie Arcuri, Emily England, Brittany Haley and Brett Higgins watched as their ‘A’ team …

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Oregon club tennis heads to national championship

After placing a close second at the regional competition in Yakima, Washington, the Oregon club tennis team is one of 64 teams to qualify for the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Cary, North Carolina. This year’s qualifying team is made up of only one senior, president Emily Plutsky. …

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After leading Oregon hockey in goals, Trevor Shott looks to become captain

During the hot and dry summers in Phoenix, Arizona, beating the heat can be a challenge. But for Trevor Shott, the club hockey team’s leading scorer, that challenge turned into an opportunity. “In the summers there’s nowhere better to be than in a nice, cold ice rink,” Shott said. Shott started …

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Ryan Habenicht and Oregon club bass fishing prepares for Clear Lake tournament

At 21, most individuals are either preparing to graduate college, getting started in the workforce or taking some time to travel. Ryan Habenicht had already started and sold his fishing lure business. By 21, he was looking for his next venture. By the time he sold it, Habenicht had 37 …

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Oregon club soccer players reflect on winning “The Treble”

One of the most recent posts on the University of Oregon men’s soccer club’s Facebook page is a team photo captioned, “We never get tired of winning.” The photo was taken after the team captured the Oregon State Invitational for its third trophy of the season. The brash caption encompassed what …

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Oregon men’s club basketball sees success in participation, reaches final of regional tournament

Before a standing-room-only crowd at the student REC Center on Sunday, the evidence of the growth of the Oregon men’s club basketball team was on full display. The “Fighting Ducks” — playing in the championship game of the school’s first regional tournament — took the defending champions from Gonzaga to the …

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Marvin Waldvogel continues worldwide travels with Oregon’s ultimate frisbee team

German exchange student Marvin Waldvogel thinks he’s a sophomore, even though he’s on the verge of attaining an economics degree. But that doesn’t matter as much to him because he’s in the United States and at the University of Oregon, playing ultimate frisbee for Ego, UO’s  3rd ranked men’s club ultimate frisbee team. “I’m here …

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Twins Jared and Jason Ross return to club baseball for repeat national title run

Competition is a common thread between siblings, especially when it comes to sports. For Jared and Jason Ross, identical twins and pitchers for Oregon’s club baseball team, the status quo is no different. Such was the case last May when the Ducks advanced to the 2015 National Club Baseball Association championship game against …

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Equestrian team sends riders to Zone Championship, Western Semis

 When Oregon Equestrian rider Hannah Gray qualified for nationals in the Open Horsemanship category last week, the sophomore was surprised to say the least. “Crazy, because this is actually my first year ever doing any horsemanship.” Not only was it was her first year ever doing horsemanship, this year was …

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Club rowing meets goal of rowing 4.2 million meters in second Erg-A-Thon

The Oregon club rowing team set out to prove its commitment to the sport and the community. It accomplished just that. The team reached its goal of collectively rowing 4.2 million meters — the distance from Eugene to Gainesville, Georgia, the site of the 2016 ACRA national championships — on its rowing machines at the Student Recreation …

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UO club rowing shows growth in anticipation of second annual Erg-A-Thon

In February 2015, the UO club rowing team successfully met its goal of collectively rowing one million meters—more than 600 miles—in one day, to raise funds for its trip to the national championships in Georgia. This year, it is upping the ante. The self-funded team plans to row 4.2 million meters—the …

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