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Zone Read PM: Ducks volleyball starts postseason play tonight, Monte Kiffin to resign at USC after bowl game

Oregon volleyball starts postseason play tonight at Matthew Knight Arena at 8 p.m. The sixth ranked Ducks come into the NCAA tournament as a fifth seed. Tonight they play the Northern Colorado Bears. If victorious the squad will play on Saturday as well. @@http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/volleyball-women/d1@@ The Oregon club hockey team takes …

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Zone Read AM: Ducks volleyball prepares for postseason play, Mathieu to try his luck in the NFL

The No. 6 Oregon Duck’s volleyball team begins its postseason run at Matthew Knight Arena Friday night and will host the Northern Colorado Bears. The Ducks — boasting a number five seed in the NCAA tournament — find themselves hosting postseason tournament play for the first time since 1986. Oregon is …

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Zone Read PM: Kenjon Barner hauls in All-American honors; USC-Notre Dame strikes ratings gold

How glad do you think senior running back Kenjon Barner feels about coming back for a final year? After a virtuoso season, the Riverside, Calif., native was named first-team All-America by the nation’s collegiate coaches, the athletic department announced Wednesday. Joining Wisconsin running back Montee Ball in the All-American backfield, …

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Zone Read PM: Wideout Devon Blackmon transfers, and Alaina Bergsma wins (another) weekly award

We tweeted about it earlier, but if you didn’t hear redshirt freshman wide receiver Devon Blackmon has announced his decision to transfer schools to play football. The athletic department announced the news Monday afternoon. Despite coming into the program as a prep All-American out of high school, Blackmon has struggled …

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Zone Read AM: Notre Dame new No. 1, plus reactions after Stanford loss

The entire city of Eugene, Ore. went numb this weekend when the No. 2 ranked Ducks fell to the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal in a 17-14 upset. After stealing both the national title hopes and dreams of an undefeated season, Stanford crushed much of what could’ve happened for the Ducks this year. …

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Zone Read PM: Oregon volleyball welcomes new recruits, Kenjon Barner and the importance of a name

While Chip Kelly and none of the Oregon football players will even mention it, if everything goes according to plan and the Ducks can win their next three games presumably they will be playing for a national championship on Jan. 7. However several steep challenges remain, and the next one …

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Zone Read AM: GameDay arrives in Eugene, Jordan Hasay prepares for her final race as a Duck

If this were any other weekend it would be the same ‘ole story. Overcast, overcast and a little more overcast with a sprinkle of angry Duck fans wishing the rain would stop pouring down on them. But for this weekend, just this weekend, Duck fans will have a reason to …

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Zone Read AM: Examining the remaining unbeaten teams, key questions for the matchup with Stanford

Love it or hate it, the BCS does make for one thing: an incredibly interesting last few weeks in college football. Currently Oregon remains one of three unbeaten teams left in the country presumably in the chase for a chance to play for a national title. One loss this late …

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Zone Read AM: The Ducks ongoing injury woes, is Marcus Mariota better than 'Johnny Football'

First it was De’Anthony Thomas.  Now, it’s Bryan Bennett.  A source tells OregonLive that the Ducks backup quarterback has also been taking reps on defense.  As for how soon or how often Bennett will be seeing time on defense, it’s unlikely Chip Kelly is going to say anything about it. …

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Zone Read AM: Ashton Eaton wins Jesse Owens Award and De'Anthony Thomas playing defense?

Tracktown USA has been called home by countless world-class athletes. From Steve Prefontaine to Alberto Salazar who won three consecutive New York Marathons and a Boston Marathon, the University of Oregon has been known to have a rich history of runners. But in recent years, no athlete can compare to …

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Zone Read AM: Players react to game ball shenanigans

After the Ducks beat USC in a 62-51 shootout victory, it didn’t take long for the most talked about game of the season to fall right back into the center of attention.

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Zone Read AM: Coach George Horton agrees to terms of new contract, ESPN's BMOC highlights the Ducks

The Oregonian is reporting that baseball coach George Horton, a former College World Series champion, has come to an agreement in regards to his new contract proposal after a two-month discussion with the University of Oregon. According to the report, the general conditions of the new contract will be similar …

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Zone Read AM: Basketball takes care of business; Ducks football honors roll in

Oregon men’s basketball concluded its exhibition schedule with a win over Southwestern Oklahoma State on Monday night in a win that shocked few Duck fans. SWOSU, a member of the Great American Conference, got off to a hot start from behind the three-point arc, but Oregon battled back behind freshman …

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Zone Read PM: Oregon's BCS ranking, Alabama and LSU meet in rematch of title game

It’s no secret that there has been some confusion and upset from Oregon fans as a result of the Ducks falling position in the BCS standings. Currently nestled in at the No. 4 spot and in a nice position to once again play for a national title, some fear that …

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Zone Read PM: Lane Kiffin on USC's penalty issues and Offensive Coordinator Mark Helfrich breaks down the Duck's turnover problems

Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich was very adamant about the Ducks’ recent difficulties to hang onto the ball and pointed out ways his players could fundamentally do a better job of not turning the ball over. “We had a couple balls on the ground last week that were 100 percent self-inflicted …

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Zone Read AM: Women's basketball starts strong; softball flexes its muscle

Oregon women’s basketball got off to a good start last night, dominating 118-74 win in their first exhibition game against Southern Oregon at Matthew Knight Arena. It was a group effort as four players had double-doubles, including senior guard Laura Stanulis who had 18 assists to go with her 10 …

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Zone Read PM: Avery Patterson on Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, Lane Kiffin on the Trojans loss to Arizona

Newsflash–USC has a talented group of receivers. Marqise Lee’s Pac-12 record 345 yards last week are more than any Duck receiver has all season. “It’s the best ever in the Pac-12,” Avery Patterson said of Lee’s effort vs. Arizona. “He’s a good player; he broke the record in the Pac-12. …

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Zone Read AM: Volleyball brings win streak to six, football stays ranked fourth.

The Oregon Ducks volleyball team continued their winning ways and defeated Colorado and Utah over the weekend to conclude a perfect 4-0 road trip and to up their winning streak to six games. @@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=234&DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=205721473@@ The Ducks will return home and have marquee matchups this weekend at Matthew Knight Arena against …

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Zone Read AM: Softball wraps up fall schedule, while soccer heads to Washington

After getting the best of Oregon State in their fall season-opening exhibition doubleheader, Oregon softball prepares to wrap up its autumn play. Next on the schedule for the Ducks is Corban University, slated for Saturday, Oct. 27. Despite playing a home game the same day as Oregon football, softball could …

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Zone Read AM: Oregon volleyball remains No. 3, keeping an eye on K-State

The Ducks volleyball team remained firmly rooted in the No. 3 slot for the second week in a row in the AVCA poll. Ranked behind only Penn State and Stanford (the only team that has defeated the Ducks as of yet), Oregon finds itself in prime position to make a …

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Zone Read PM: Marcus Mariota, Dion Jordan named award finalists; Ashton Eaton to be honored at halftime

Despite the commonly held perception among fans that Oregon football is getting overlooked by the media, a couple Ducks are basking in the national spotlight Monday. Defensive end Dion Jordan@@http://www.uoregon.edu/findpeople/person/dion%2Ajordan@@ and redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota@@http://www.uoregon.edu/findpeople/person/marcus%2Amariota@@ have been named to semifinalist lists for the Butkus Award and Davey O’Brien Award, respectively. Per …

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Zone Read AM: Women's tennis out at ITA regionals, Ducks fall to fourth in BCS

The Ducks women’s tennis team saw its ITA regionals run end with all four of the Ducks’ singles players falling in the consolation round of 64. Julia Metzger, Patricia Skowronski and Lena Macomson@@http://www.registerguard.com/web/news/sevendays/28921030-47/oregon-saturday-game-northwest-ncu.html.csp?print=true@@ each lost in straight sets while Lana Buttner won her first set before dropping the next two. …

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Zone Read PM: Oregon-Colorado set for noon, soccer garners attention

After four straight night games, Oregon football finally gets a break. Kickoff for the Ducks’ Oct. 27 match-up with the Colorado Buffaloes is slated for noon, according to a release from the athletic department Monday night. The news is sure to be welcomed by head coach Chip Kelly, who has …

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Zone Read AM: Looking ahead at Ducks-Sun Devils, volleyball hits the road

When No. 2 Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) heads to the desert in Tempe, Ariz., to take on unranked Arizona State (5-1, 3-0) Thursday in a primetime matchup on ESPN, the Sun Devils will look to avoid the drubbing that happened exactly one year ago today, a barnburner in which then-No. …

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Zone Read PM: Nick Aliotti on his relationship with Justin Wilcox, Emerald power rankings

Nick Aliotti@@http://directory.uoregon.edu/ws-directory-client/directory.jsp@@ has coached a lot of athletes in his tenure in Eugene, and this Saturday one of those former players will be coaching against him. Washington’s first-year defensive coordinator, Justin Wilcox,@@http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/wilcox_justin00.html@@ was a cornerback when Aliotti returned to the Ducks’ coaching staff in 1999.@@http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=22687@@ Aliotti said he knew even …

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Zone Read AM: Mark Helfrich discusses Josh Huff's return, and volleyball faces California road trip

Wide receiver Josh Huff returned to action for the Ducks on Saturday after missing time due to a sprained knee suffered during Week Two. Oregon was quick to get the ball into his hands, as quarterback Marcus Mariota found Huff on an out route on the Ducks’ first offensive play. …

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Zone Read PM: Ducks travel to WSU for first game away from Autzen, Moore goes for 500, LaMike's twitter jab

When the Ducks head north to face Washington State this weekend, their equipment will be brought up in the Ducks’ new equipment truck. Chip Kelly spoke with reporters on Thursday and said the Ducks aren’t paying too much attention to where the game is being played — though Marcus Mariota said …

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Zone Read AM: Oregon's merchandise sells, and baseball gets an upgrade

The numbers are out from Fanatics.com, an online sports apparel distributor, and they attest to Oregon’s power as a national brand. MT @abrettman: Top-selling NCAA merchandise for September: 1. Alabama, 2. ND, 3. Oregon, 4. Ohio State http://buff.ly/PrN7Il Although Notre Dame’s traditionally been one of the country’s most popular teams, its resurgence …

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Zone Read AM: Double-duty twins commit, soccer falls to BYU and Michael Clay earns Pac-12 honors

Fresh on the heels of the addition of Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi, the Iranian-born double-double machine, the Ducks have landed a new commitment, and this one has head coach Dana Altman seeing double. San Diego twins Tyree and Tyrell Robinson made the call to verbally commit to Oregon over the weekend.

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Zone Read AM: Arsalan Kazemi transfers to Oregon, Lauren Plum takes conference honors and Bill Musgrave's big weekend

Former Rice forward Arsalan Kazemi, the first Iranian-born college basketball player, will attend classes Monday at the University after transferring to Oregon, joining the team to lift weights as well. His eligibility at Oregon rides on a hardship waiver he will file in order to play immediately this year. Sources …

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