Oregon head coach Dana Altman yells at the players during the first half. The Oregon Ducks played the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Plaintiff dismisses UO men’s basketball coach Dana Altman from lawsuit

The survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving three University of Oregon men’s basketball players dismissed the team’s head coach, Dana Altman, from a civil lawsuit, DuckTerritory.com reported Saturday. The players involved in the alleged assault — former players Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin — were dismissed from …

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Five-star guard added to Oregon basketball roster; Mariota signs with Titans

Marcus Mariota signed a four-year deal worth $24.2 million, including a $15.9 million signing bonus, with the Tennessee Titans Thursday. Negotiations between the Titans and their 2015 second-round draft pick were prolonged due to Mariota’s desire to include offset language in his contract, which he was eventually awarded. By comparison, …

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Unsigned Mariota in contract disputes with Titans

Marcus Mariota is only 2015 first-round draft pick who has not signed with his NFL team. The Tennessee Titans reportedly refuse to exclude offset language in Mariota’s proposed contract, which would save the team money if it chooses to release the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Allegedly the language had a clause preventing Mariota from …

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Oregon freshman Charles Nelson (6) racked up 428 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in 2014, including a  performance in the Pac-12 Championship game in which he caught seven passes for 104 yards and carried the ball four times for 44 yards. (Taylor Wilder/Emerald)
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Byron Marshall and Charles Nelson named to Hornung Award watch list

– Oregon receiver Byron Marshall and recently-converted cornerback Charles Nelson were two of 44 players named to the 2015 Paul Hornung award watch list on Monday. The award, given to college football’s most versatile player, has eight Pac-12 players on its watch list – the most of any conference. Marshall …

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Oregon guard Joesph Young (3) passes the ball to Oregon teammate Ahmaad Rorie (14). The Oregon Ducks play the Oregon State Beavers at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon on March 4, 2015. (Eve Hess/Emerald)
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Report: Point guard Ahmaad Rorie plans to transfer from Oregon basketball

Oregon men’s basketball point guard Ahmaad Rorie will transfer from the program, according to a report from 247sports. Rorie informed 247sports of his intentions to transfer on Friday. Justin Hopkins of 247 said the University of Montana appears to be the front-runner to land Rorie. As a freshman, Rorie appeared in 36 …

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Denner: Oregon men’s basketball players haven’t soared in the NBA

The recent successes of Oregon men’s basketball hasn’t translated into success in the NBA for the program’s players. In the last 15 years, seven former Ducks have played in the NBA. Only two, Luke Ridnour of the Toronto Raptors (2000-2003 with the Ducks) and Aaron Brooks of the Chicago Bulls …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) celebrates the win after a game at Matthew Knight Arena in February (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Joseph Young to Indiana Pacers in NBA Draft, Jamal Murray snubs Oregon basketball

The Indiana Pacers selected former Oregon basketball standout Joseph Young with the 43rd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said the team coveted Young for months leading up to the draft and was surprised Young was still available at 43. Young becomes the second …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) celebrates the win after a game at Matthew Knight Arena in February (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Former Oregon guard Joseph Young selected by the Indiana Pacers

Former Oregon guard Joseph Young was selected with the 43rd pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2015 NBA Draft Thursday night. Young, a 6-foot-2 guard out of Houston, Texas, averaged 20.7 points per game for the Ducks last season. Young transferred to Oregon from the University of Houston after …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) lets out a roar after winning against the Utah Utes. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Denner: Joseph Young has first round talent, likely will slip to second

Former Oregon Ducks basketball guard Joseph Young might be the biggest anomaly going into the 2015 NBA Draft. On one hand, you have an instant-offense, 20-point career scorer at Oregon who led the Ducks to two NCAA tournament appearances. On the other, you have an undersized two-guard, at six-foot-two, who …

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Kentucky lands five-star Canadian shooting guard Jamal Murray over Oregon

A week ago, current Oregon forward Elgin Cook stirred up Twitter with a bait and switch. Cook tweeted, ‘”Welcoming our newest commit Jamal Murray into the family,” before immediately deleting the post. People didn’t know whether to believe Cook or not. Wednesday, Jamal Murray made it official: He’s not going to Oregon. Instead, …

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Oregon basketball star Joesph Young (3) is projected to be second-round pick in Thursday's draft. (Eve Hess/Emerald)
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Quick Hits: Adams and Carrington still question marks; Ducks frontrunners to land five-star guard Murray; Young draft stock projected high

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams and junior college linebacker Jonah Moi are the last of 22 Oregon football recruits still to enroll at the university. Adams, a graduate, must pass a math class before he can enroll at Oregon for his final year of eligibility, but Mark Helfrich “doesn’t anticipate …

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Oregon lands Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis

Per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Scout.com, former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis officially confirmed his transfer to Oregon next season this afternoon. It will be his final year of eligibility. Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis confirms to ESPN he will play next season at Oregon. Ducks sorely need his experience, leadership. — …

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Oregon center Michael Chandler (25) goes up towards the hoop during the second half of the game against UCLA. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Michael Chandler granted release from Oregon men’s basketball

The Oregon men’s basketball team granted the release of junior center Michael Chandler on Tuesday, according to a press release from the school. “We would like to thank [Chandler] for being an important part of our team this season, and respect his wish to find the best opportunity moving forward,” head coach …

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Oregon head coach Dana Altman yells at the players during the first half. The Oregon Ducks played the Washington Huskies at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 4, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Timeline: A year that was for Oregon and Dana Altman

March 8-9, 2014 Oregon men’s basketball upsets No. 3 Arizona at Matthew Knight Arena in front of a sold-out crowd. Damyean Dotson scores two points and Dominic Artis is held scoreless, while seniors Jonathan Loyd, Jason Calliste and Mike Moser lead the way on the scoreboard. Later that evening, Dotson, …

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NCAA Tournament: Joseph Young’s 30 point-effort isn’t enough as Oregon falls to Wisconsin, 72-65

A year ago to date, Oregon was left answerless during a second half comeback from the Wisconsin Badgers that the NCAA Tournament is predicated on. Wisconsin erased a 12-point halftime deficit in the 2014 third round and outscored the Ducks by 20 points in the game’s final 20 minutes in front …

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NCAA Tournament Four Factors: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 1 Wisconsin

If Oregon needed a miracle to just compete with Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game last weekend, the Ducks will need a miracle and then some to pull off the upset over the West bracket’s No. 1 seed Wisconsin. Much like Arizona, the Badgers represent the antithesis of Oregon’s program. Wisconsin has a …

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The Oregon basketball team walks onto the floor after a timeout during the second half. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Oregon advances to round of 32 with 79-73 win over Oklahoma State

With his team leading by six and 1:30 left in the game, Oregon’s Jordan Bell had a decision to make. He could either stay with his man underneath the basket or run out and challenge Oklahoma State’s Anthony Hickey’s three-point attempt. Bell didn’t even hesitate to challenge Hickey and the …

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Oklahoma State senior Le'Bryan Nash (2) shoots for two over a Kansas player's head. (Courtesy of Jackie Dobson/The O'Colly)
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Why Oklahoma State 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. With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament starting and Oregon set to face No. 9 seed Oklahoma State, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to hear an opponent’s take. This edition is …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) celebrates the win after a game at Matthew Knight Arena in February (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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NCAA Tournament Roundtable: Oregon won’t get past Wisconsin; Kentucky undisputed favorite to win it all

Joseph Young guaranteed it. Now, it’s a reality. Oregon will play in the 2015 NCAA Tournament this Friday with a date set against no. 9 seed Oklahoma State. After his performances in Las Vegas, Young will likely be relied on to score at a high level if the Ducks expect to …

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NCAA Tournament: Wisconsin may be a team Oregon faces again

If the Ducks can find a way to get past Oklahoma State in the round of 64, awaiting them will either be No. 1 Wisconsin or No. 16 Coastal Carolina. Since no 16 seed has ever upset a 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament, it’s safe to …

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NCAA Tournament Four Factors: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

The NCAA Tournament produces an interesting match up between Oregon and Oklahoma State. The players to watch out for is Oregon’s Joeseph Young and Oklahoma State’s Le’Bryan Nash.

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The Oregon basketball team start to dance in the middle of the crowd after the game. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Social Media reacts to NCAA basketball Tournament ‘Selection Sunday’

After selection Sunday, social media weighs in on their reactions to the 2015 NCAA basketball tournament bracket.

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The Oregon Ducks played the Colorado Buffalos in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Matt Sisneros/CU Independent)
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Oregon men’s basketball receives No. 8 seed in 2015 NCAA Tournament

Oregon men’s basketball received a No. 8 seed in the West bracket from the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee and will face No. 9 seed Oklahoma State next Thursday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Ducks are coming off an 80-52 loss to the Wildcats in the Pac-12 title game. “It never gets old,” Altman …

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Pac-12 Tournament: Arizona dominates Oregon, 80-52

Arizona proved it is the best team in the Pac-12. The Wildcats dominated Oregon 80-52 in the Pac-12 Championship on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in front of a deafening clad-red crowd. Right off the bat, it was clear that it was going to be Arizona’s …

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Pac-12 Tournament: PacHoops’ Adam Butler breaks down Oregon vs. Arizona

With the very best of the Pac-12 basketball media clan in Las Vegas, the Emerald got a chance to catch up with Adam Butler (@PacHoopsAB) of PacHoops.com. Butler breaks down the Pac-12 Tournament and looks ahead to the championship game between No. 2 seed Oregon and No. 1 seed Arizona. After seeing …

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Pac-12 Tournament Four Factors: Oregon vs. Arizona

The Four Factors: • Effective field goal percentage (eFG): Regular field goal percentage with additional weight given to three-pointers • Turnover rate (TOV): Measurement of ball security • Rebounding percentage (Reb): Percentage of the possible rebounds an offense or defense collects • Free throw rate (FTR): Rate at which a team …

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Oregon guard Joseph Young (3) lets out a roar after winning against the Utah Utes. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Tournament: Joseph Young delivers in 67-64 win over No. 3 Utah

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Time seemed to slow down as Joseph Young’s desperation shot started its trajectory. “We’re making the tournament,” Young said to a media scrum just under a month ago. “I just want to get that out right now.” No one took him seriously, it was just overconfident fodder. And yet, here Young …

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The Oregon Ducks played the Colorado Buffalos in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday, March 12, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Matt Sisneros/CU Independent)
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Pac-12 Tournament Four Factors: Oregon vs. Utah

The Four Factors: • Effective field goal percentage (eFG): Regular field goal percentage with additional weight given to three-pointers • Turnover rate (TOV): Measurement of ball security • Rebounding percentage (Reb): Percentage of the possible rebounds an offense or defense collects • Free throw rate (FTR): Rate at which a team …

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Pac-12 Tournament: No. 2 Oregon survives No. 10 Colorado, 93-85

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –It wasn’t pretty, but No. 2 seeded Oregon men’s basketball survived No. 10 seeded Colorado, 93-85 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night. The Buffaloes bookended runs to start and finish the game, but the opportunistic Ducks turned 13 Colorado turnovers into …

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The Oregon basketball team talks after a time-out during the first half. The Oregon Ducks play the Utah Utes at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon on February 22, 2015. (Ryan Kang/Emerald)
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Pac-12 Tournament Four Factors: Oregon vs. Colorado

The Four Factors: • Effective field goal percentage (eFG): Regular field goal percentage with additional weight given to three-pointers • Turnover rate (TOV): Measurement of ball security • Rebounding percentage (Reb): Percentage of the possible rebounds an offense or defense collects • Free throw rate (FTR): Rate at which a team …

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