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Defense, execution key in Oregon's Civil War triumph

Jack Hunter As the end of his second season, as the helm draws near, Chip Kelly has once again reminded Oregon faithful why his No. 1 Ducks are among the most diverse teams in college football. Known for his unorthodox play calling, Kelly put his signature on Oregon’s 37-20 Civil …

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Rodgers, Wheaton remain Oregon State's top threats

James O’Shea Standing outside the Moshofsky Center after practice Monday, Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris likened the Oregon-Oregon State rivalry to a “big brother-little brother relationship.” Though some might argue with the analogy, Oregon State boasts its own big brother-little brother tandem that has wreaked havoc upon the Ducks in past …

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Points of debate: No. 1 Oregon Ducks at Oregon State Beavers

Oregon Daily Emerald sports editor Lucas Clark tracked down Anthony Casson, football reporter for Oregon State’s student newspaper, the Daily Barometer, this week to ask a few questions about the Beavers. Here’s what they had to say: Lucas Clark: Here we are, 11 games into the season with only the …

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With stakes highest, Oregon lucky to have Chip Kelly on its side

Jack Hunter For all of Chip Kelly’s talk about winning the day, and every game being Oregon’s Super Bowl, the moment has finally come for that talk to be taken literally. The regular season comes to a close Saturday against Oregon State, and this game truly is the biggest of …

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Mustain will lead Trojans in rivalry game against Bruins

Taking a look around the Pacific-10 Conference this week, both Cal and Stanford completed their regular seasons last weekend, while Arizona and Arizona State finished their regular seasons Thursday. But, there are still two big rivalry games to be played outside of the Civil War. USC at UCLA 7:30 p.m. …

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Rodgers, Wheaton remain Oregon State’s top threats

James O’Shea Standing outside the Moshofsky Center after practice Monday, Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris likened the Oregon-Oregon State rivalry to a “big brother-little brother relationship.” Though some might argue with the analogy, Oregon State boasts its own big brother-little brother tandem that has wreaked havoc upon the Ducks in past …

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Catching up with Bo Thran

Jack Hunter The lone native Oregonian in the Ducks’ starting lineup, senior offensive tackle Bo Thran is a key cog on an offensive line that has only allowed seven sacks this year. The Emerald caught up with Thran earlier this week just before he makes his final appearance as a …

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Catching up with Bo Thran

Jack Hunter The lone native Oregonian in the Ducks’ starting lineup, senior offensive tackle Bo Thran is a key cog on an offensive line that has only allowed seven sacks this year. The Emerald caught up with Thran earlier this week just before he makes his final appearance as a …

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Clark: Kelly, Oregon will 'Win the Day' against Oregon State

Make no mistake about it, Saturday’s matchup between No. 1 Oregon and unranked Oregon State will certainly be another thrilling finish to a great year in Duck football. A season ago, the Ducks topped OSU at home to seal the Pacific-10 Conference title and earn their first trip to the …

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Top-ranked Ducks have sights set beyond Rose Bowl

Emily Papp On the afternoon of Nov. 17, 1994, the Oregon Ducks beat the Oregon State Beavers 17-13 at Parker Stadium in Corvallis. The Civil War victory cemented a 9-3 season for head coach Rich Brooks and his staff as the Ducks clinched their first Rose Bowl appearance since 1958. …

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Clark: Kelly, Oregon will ‘Win the Day’ against Oregon State

Make no mistake about it, Saturday’s matchup between No. 1 Oregon and unranked Oregon State will certainly be another thrilling finish to a great year in Duck football. A season ago, the Ducks topped OSU at home to seal the Pacific-10 Conference title and earn their first trip to the …

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No. 1 Ducks prepare for Beavers’ best shot in Civil War

James O’Shea It hasn’t always been pretty, but the No. 1 Oregon Ducks have fought through 11 weeks of football staying perfect along the way by the only measure that counts: wins and losses. Oregon (11-0, 8-0 Pacific-10 Conference) will take its polished record up the road to Corvallis to …

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No. 1 Ducks prepare for Beavers' best shot in Civil War

James O’Shea It hasn’t always been pretty, but the No. 1 Oregon Ducks have fought through 11 weeks of football staying perfect along the way by the only measure that counts: wins and losses. Oregon (11-0, 8-0 Pacific-10 Conference) will take its polished record up the road to Corvallis to …

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With Huff and Tuinei leading, Oregon receivers in good hands

Jack Hunter Every player on the University of Oregon football team has a role. There are starters and bench warmers, skill players and bruising lineman. Every man on the roster, regardless of position, provides different strengths and weaknesses on the field. For the Ducks, both Josh Huff and Lavasier Tuinei …

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Several Ducks named to awards lists in anticipation of Civil War

Aaron Marineau The Oregon football team returned to practice Monday morning at the Moshofsky Center in preparation for Saturday’s Civil War showdown in Corvallis. Oregon’s tradition of keeping Civil War practice week closed to the public, including media, holds true again the season. The No. 2 Ducks wore shells for …

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D.J. Davis emerges from the shadows

Aaron Marineau Oregon’s 48-29 win over Arizona can be broken down along many points. For the No. 1 Ducks, who clinched the Pacific-10 Conference title against the Wildcats this weekend, three stand out. The Option Run. The Drive. And The Touchdown Catch Across the Field. Senior wide receiver D.J. Davis …

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Auburn jumps Oregon, takes top spot in BCS rankings

The Auburn Tigers football team (12-0, 8-0) overtook the Oregon Ducks (11-0, 8-0) on Sunday for the No. 1 spot in the Bowl Championship Series rankings. The drop ends Oregon’s four-week run as the nation’s top team in the national championship chase. The poll, which determines which two teams play …

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Oregon takes advantage of Arizona's missteps in 49-29 victory

Upon entering a cramped media room at Autzen Stadium on Friday, Arizona head coach Mike Stoops cracked a joke. “All the money around here, they ought to be able to get us a media room, right?” he said. “Come on, where’s Phil Knight when you need him?” After a second …

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Oregon takes advantage of Arizona’s missteps in 49-29 victory

Upon entering a cramped media room at Autzen Stadium on Friday, Arizona head coach Mike Stoops cracked a joke. “All the money around here, they ought to be able to get us a media room, right?” he said. “Come on, where’s Phil Knight when you need him?” After a second …

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No. 1 Ducks demolish No. 20 Wildcats, secure Pac-10 Title

Aaron Marineau No one brought it up, nor will they, until Oregon wraps up its 12th game of the season against Oregon State. But the top-ranked Oregon Ducks clinched a second consecutive Pacific-10 Conference title and were guaranteed a trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. Oregon (11-0, 8-0 Pac-10) …

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Oregon State seeks bowl eligibility with win at Stanford

Oregon State at No. 7 Stanford 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Versus) After losing to UCLA and Washington State in consecutive weeks, the Beavers pulled a shocker last weekend, blowing out USC 36-7 in Corvallis. At 5-5 overall (4-3 Pacific-10 conference), Oregon State needs to win one of its final two games …

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Catching up with Zac Clark

Since transferring to Oregon from Butler County (Kan.) Community College for the 2009 season, defensive lineman Zac Clark has emerged as a mainstay on the Ducks’ defensive line. An integral part of a defense that has limited opponents to only 17.2 points per game, Clark currently has 28 tackles and …

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Arizona looking for win after consecutive losses

Ask any Oregon fan what was most memorable about last year’s Oregon-Arizona matchup, and the reply would probably come in the form of two words: Jeremiah Masoli. It was the hallmark performance of Masoli’s career, as he almost single-handedly brought Oregon back for a 44-41 victory in double overtime. He …

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Oregon ready for another tough Arizona game

Now two weeks removed from its worst offensive performance of the season, the top-ranked Oregon Ducks have an even bigger beast to tame this Friday in the No. 20 Arizona Wildcats. The Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pacific-10 Conference) used the bye week to wash out the bad taste left from a …

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Kaddu blossoms into top-notch player

The numbers say that, in a 24-10 win at UCLA on October 10, 2009, Oregon linebacker Josh Kaddu recorded three tackles (one for loss) against the Bruins. To hear Don Pellum speak about that game, the numbers must be lying. “He was taking that game over. His presence was really …

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Malee: Oregon football, as explained by Kanye

If you care at all about hip-hop, you probably know that Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was released on Monday. Being the unabashed fan that I am, I grabbed the album as soon as it came out and immediately began listening to it. It was an important moment …

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Husseman: Knights deliver shining new armory for football team

Phil and Penny Knight have outdone themselves. The University of Oregon is ready to add yet another impressive athletic facility to its growing list. A 130,000, six-story, yet-to-be-named football operations building has been approved, and construction is expected to begin in early 2011. True, a new soccer and lacrosse facility …

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Players to watch: No. 20 Arizona at No. 1 Oregon

QB Nick Foles (8): Standing 6-foot-5-inches tall and weighing in at 245 pounds, Arizona quarterback Nick Foles has the all the physical attributes to be a successful signal-caller at the next level. A junior from Austin, Texas, Foles has thrown for 2,201 yards and 13 touchdowns in his eight games …

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Points of debate: No. 20 Arizona at No. 1 Oregon

Daily Emerald sports editor Lucas Clark tracked down Tim Kosch of the Arizona Daily Wildcat to pick his brain about the talented Arizona squad. Lucas Clark: No. 20 Arizona has dropped two consecutive Pac-10 games heading into arguably the toughest matchup of the year. How have the Wildcats been able …

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Arizona defense must step up to avoid another loss

If No. 20 Arizona can pull off the upset victory against No. 1 Oregon, the Pacific-10 Conference bowl picture suddenly gets more interesting. The Wildcats are 4-3 in the Pac-10 and 7-3 overall, tied for third in the conference with presently bowl-ineligible Oregon State. In the event of a tie, …

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