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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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