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Quick Hits: Oregon men and women’s basketball on to Sweet 16, softball stays perfect

— After Oregon women’s basketball won its first NCAA Tournament game in 12 years thanks to a late basket and block by Ruthy Hebard, the No. 10 seed Ducks beat No. 2 seed Duke in the second round on Duke’s home court, giving the Blue Devils their first loss at home …

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Quick Hits: UO volleyball head coach Jim Moore steps down; Oregon track and field wins multiple awards

– Following a record-breaking indoor season where the Oregon track and field women won their seventh title in eight years and broke the team scoring record at the NCAA indoor championships last weekend, Hannah Cunliffe was named the USTFCCCA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, head coach Robert Johnson picked up his sixth …

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Quick Hits: Men’s and women’s hoops head to NCAA Tournament, softball stays perfect

— Oregon men’s basketball drew a No. 3 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament during Selection Sunday. The Ducks head to Sacramento to face No. 14 Iona in the opening round. — The Ducks will have to rely on Kavell Bigby-Williams for more minutes in the NCAA Tournament, writes The Register-Guard’s …

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Quick Hits: Ionescu earns national honor, two softball players tabbed for Pac-12 weekly awards

— Following being named Pac-12 freshman of the year at the end the regular season, Sabrina Ionescu was named national freshman of the year by espnW. Ionescu finished the regular season averaging 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.5 assists. The team is anticipating its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005. — Two-time U.S. 110-meter …

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Quick Hits: Reaves paid over $60,000 by Oregon, Brooks named Pac-12 POY

— The University of Oregon paid former assistant coach David Reaves over $60,000 for less than a month of work, The Register-Guard reported on Monday. According to public records, Reaves received $3,750 for 26 hours of work as a member of Willie Taggart’s staff. He also received a payment of …

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Sabrina Ionescu named Pac-12 freshman of the year, Thomas Laurent ties Oregon all-time men’s tennis win record

— Sabrina Ionescu was named the Pac-12 freshman of the year on Tuesday. She is the first Duck since Shaquala Williams in 1998-99 to earn freshman of the year honors from the coaches vote. Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard were also named to the all-league and all-freshman teams. Lexi Bando earned …

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Quick Hits: Oregon sprinters find motivation through friendly competition, Dillon Brooks hits game-winner

— Oregon track and field boasts one of the deepest groups of women sprinters in the country and has dominated meets throughout the indoor season. The Emerald’s Hannah Bonnie writes that the teams key to success for the Ducks is the friendly competition that takes place everyday at practice. — …

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Taggart fills out coaching staff, Ducks make offer to Justin Herbert’s brother Patrick

— Oregon football head coach Willie Taggart filled out his coaching staff with the hiring of former UCLA and 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Johnson as his wide receivers coach, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Johnson, father of touted class of 2019 quarterback prospect Michael Johnson Jr., replaces Jimmie Dougherty, …

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Quick Hits: Basketball runs home-winning streak to 41 games, Pharaoh Brown lone Duck invited to NFL combine

— Oregon men basketball won its 41st consecutive home game Thursday night — defeating Utah 79-61. Dillon Brooks led the onslaught with a game-high 20 points, including a massive dunk in the second half that was featured on SportsCenter’s Top-10 plays, checking in at No. 2. Jordan Bell and Chris …

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Quick Hits: women’s basketball sweeps weekend series, lacrosse falls to Canisius

— Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu was named the Pac-12 player of the week on Monday. The freshman averaged 16.5 points a game and 10.5 rebounds in the Ducks’ weekend sweep of No. 15 UCLA and USC. She made Oregon history with her fourth triple-double on Friday night’s win over the Bruins. …

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Quick Hits: Schyllander gets win No. 200, Oregon softball starts season 2-0

— Oregon men’s tennis head coach Nils Schyllander got his 200 career victory with a 4-0 victory over Fresno State. Oregon improves to 5-1 to start the season. —The No. 9 Oregon softball team won back-to-back games to begin the season. The Duck’s offense dominated in both games, scoring a …

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Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball jumps to No. 5 in AP Poll, David Reaves resigns following DUII

– The now former Oregon football co-offensive coordinator David Reaves resigned from his position on Friday. Reaves was on administrative leave and in the process of being fired after receiving a DUII on Jan. 22. – Former Oregon football defensive coordinator Brady Hoke is expected to become Tennessee’s defensive line …

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Quick Hits: Football has big signing day, men’s basketball squeaks past Arizona State

— Oregon football had a busy day on Wednesday during National Signing Day, which saw the Ducks bring in the nation’s No. 1-ranked athlete and sign Sheldon High School’s Cody Shear. — Oregon soccer also had an eventful National Signing Day by signing eight players as part of the class of 2021. …

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Quick Hits: Men’s basketball winning streak of 17 ends, Oregon track and field sets four records on the east coast

– The Oregon men’s basketball team suffered its first Pac-12 loss to Colorado on Saturday night 74-65, and the Emerald‘s Gus Morris explains why the team’s loss shouldn’t come as a surprise. – Oregon State’s women’s basketball team extended its Civil War winning streak to 13 after the Beavers defeated Oregon 67-60 on …

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Dwayne Benjamin signs contract with Australian team, Oregon football announces signing day plans

— Former Oregon men’s basketball player Dwayne Benjamin has signed a contract with the Geraldton Buccaneers of Australia. Benjamin, playing in his first year as a professional, began his post-Oregon career in the Danish Ligaen where he averaged 12.6 points a game and 4.0 rebounds. — The Register-Guard on Thursday reported that Oregon football spent …

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Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball wins 16th in a row, Duck assistant football coach arrested, fired

— Oregon assistant football coach David Reaves was arrested on charges of reckless driving, reckless endangerment and DUII. “The process to terminate his employment with cause has been commenced,” athletic director Rob Mullens said in a statement. — Men’s basketball won its 16th consecutive game on Saturday with a 69-52 victory over …

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Quick Hits: Irele Oderinde suspended, 2017 Pac-12 football schedule released

— The University of the Oregon has suspended newly hired football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde for one month without pay after reports surfaced that three Oregon players were hospitalized following “military style” workouts. Previous strength and conditioning coach Jim Radcliffe will assume Oderinde’s duties during his suspension. Oderinde will …

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Several UO football players hospitalized after tough training sessions, Taggart continues to fill staff

—Three Oregon football players were hospitalized following grueling conditioning workouts last week, the Oregonian’s Andrew Greif reported on Monday. — After defeating USC 59-53 on Friday to start its Southern California road trip, the Oregon women’s basketball team was plagued with turnovers, tallying 20 by the end of the game, as …

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Oregon wideout Jalen Brown will transfer, UO football hires Irele Oderinde as strength and conditioning coach

—Oregon football announced on Wednesday that it has hired Irele Oderinde as its strength and conditioning coach. Oderinde previously worked under Duck head coach Willie Taggart at South Floirda, and previously worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Western Kentucky, Notre Dame, West Virginia and South Carolina. Former UO …

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Oregon reportedly hires defensive line coach, multiple football players ‘no longer with’ team

— Three players who had off-the-field issues are “no longer with” the Oregon football program, a UO athletics spokesman confirmed Monday. The players were suspended indefinitely by former head coach Mark Helfrich, but will not return under new head coach Willie Taggart. — The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif found four other Ducks …

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Quick Hits: Taggart continues to build staff, men’s and women’s hoops set to start Pac-12 Play

— New head coach Willie Taggart continues to build his staff. Oregon announced its hire of Jimmie Dougherty to be the program’s wide receivers coach last week. Dougherty spent this past season as an offensive analyst at Michigan, which finished the season averaging 41 points a game. — Football landed …

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Quick Hits: Freeman and Crosby to return to Oregon, men’s and women’s hoops in holiday break before Pac-12 play

— Both the Oregon men’s and women’s basketball teams have taken a holiday break before returning to Eugene to start Pac-12 play. The men’s team will host No. 2-ranked UCLA on Dec. 28 while the women’s team hosts No. 9 Washington on Dec. 30. — New Oregon head coach Willie Taggart …

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Quick Hits: Taggart hires two new assistant coaches, Ruthy Hebard named Pac-12 freshman of the week

— Jim Leavitt has been hired to replace Brady Hoke as the Ducks’ defensive coordinator. Leavitt held the same job at Colorado where he improved the Buffaloes from 11th in the Pac-12 in defense to third in the conference. — Jimmie Dougherty will be joining the Ducks from Michigan to be …

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Quick Hits: Football finds its DC as men’s basketball continues to win

— President-elect Donald Trump appointed a former Oregon football player to his cabinet, according to the Associated Press. Ryan Zinke, a Montana Republican Representative, was an offensive lineman for the Ducks from 1980-83. — After reaching a No. 25 ranking, the women’s basketball team lost to Olde Miss 83-67. Oregon trailed 24-15 …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football hires new head coach, women’s basketball annihilates Portland

Despite not making a postseason bowl game, the Oregon football team continues to lead the headlines with the hire of a new head coach. — Oregon athletic Director Rob Mullens announced on Wednesday that University of South Florida’s Willie Taggart was hired as the Duck’s head football coach. Taggart held …

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Quick Hits: Men’s basketball sets school records, Duck alum Caroline Inglis earns LPGA status for 2017

— Just seven months out from graduation and turning professional, former Ducks golfer Caroline Inglis has earned LPGA golf status for 2017. She is the first Oregon native to attain LPGA status since Allison Hanna, who went on tour for nine years before switching jobs in 2013. — Vin Lananna, the associate athletic director of …

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Quick Hits: Football season ends with Civil War loss, Oregon volleyball makes the NCAA Tournament

— Oregon Volleyball wrapped up its season with a 3-1 win at Oregon State on Friday and will play in the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 1 against Miami RedHawks. — Oregon women’s basketball bounced back from its first loss of the season against No. 7 Mississippi State with consecutive wins over Hawaii and San Jose …

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Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball takes fifth in Maui Invitational, Oregon women rout No. 24 Michigan State

– After a disappointing loss to Georgetown to open the Maui Invitational, Oregon bounced back to defeat Tennessee and UConn in back-to-back games to finish in fifth place in the tournament. The Ducks struggled shooting in the their opener against Georgetown, hitting only 39 percent of their field goals and …

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Quick Hits: Women’s cross country team wins NCAA title, Sabrina Ionescu awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

— The Oregon women’s cross country team surprised the track and field world this weekend by winning the NCAA Championship title, despite only being ranked 12th in the nation before the race. Freshman Katie Rainsberger led the way, finishing 4th overall, the best finish ever by an Oregon freshman. Edward …

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Quick Hits: Oregon basketball gets back on track with win over Valpariaso, Devon Allen will go pro in track

— The Emerald released an investigative article on Thursday regarding Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown. According to the story, Brown has been accused of three acts of violence since October 2014. — The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif wrote about the football team’s porous defensive line in the wake of suspensions, injuries and dismissals. …

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