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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 who are no longer listed on the Oregon football roster, as well as 11 who have changed numbers.

— Taggart has reportedly hired Washington State defensive line coach Joe Salave’a to coach the same position group at Oregon, FootballScoop.com reported Monday night.

— Oregon track and field is ranked No. 1 on USTFCCCA’s Women’s Preseason indoor rankings after winning the national title in 2016.

— The Emerald’s Romaine Soh details which Oregon track and field athletes to watch as the Ducks get set to begin the indoor season.

— Oregon women’s basketball beat Cal on freshman Sabrina Ionescu’s buzzer-beater three-pointer on Sunday. The Ducks erased a six-point deficit with 30 seconds left to play to secure its first Pac-12 win.

— Former Ducks women’s basketball player Jayde Woods committed to TCU Sunday after transferring from Oregon over holiday break. Woods told the Emerald’s Jonathan Hawthorne that Oregon “wasn’t a good fit for [her].”

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Kenny Jacoby

Kenny Jacoby

Kenny is the senior sports editor for the Emerald. He spent two years studying computer and information science before changing his major to journalism. He also freelances for the Register-Guard, interns for the Eugene Weekly and works as a research assistant for UO journalism professor Seth Lewis.