FootballSports

From practice field to game day, Shane Lemieux doesn’t slow down

During practice, all football players wear devices to monitor data from their workouts. The devices resemble Iron Man’s chest plate, and they record everything from speed and explosiveness to acceleration and force generated. One man who consistently posts the highest numbers is offensive lineman Shane Lemieux. His work ethic not …

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FootballSports

Oregon football shifts focus ahead of Washington State game

Just a few days removed from an upset win over Washington, No. 12 Oregon must quickly turn around to face another solid team in the Pac-12 North, No. 25 Washington State. Head coach Mario Cristobal said he was proud players continued to compete, even when it looked like Washington was …

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Cross CountrySports

Jessica Hull takes first place at Pre-Nationals Invitational

On Saturday morning, after busting out the rust in the first two races of the season, Jessica Hull came away with a first-place finish at the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin. The race served as a preview for the NCAA Championships, which will take place on the same course on …

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Quick HitsSports

Quick Hits: No. 17 Oregon football ready to go against Washington, No. 14 volleyball set for mountain schools

No. 17 Oregon football faces No. 7 Washington tomorrow afternoon in Autzen Stadium. The Huskies have thrashed the Ducks the past two seasons, but after a bye week to recover and strategize, A University of Oregon Running Club athlete Justin Gallegos, who has cerebral palsy, signed a professional contract with …

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FootballSports

After getting dominated by Washington for two seasons, is Oregon ready to rebound against a Pac-12 rival?

Offensive lineman Shane Lemieux has started every game for the Ducks for two consecutive seasons. He’s seen the highs and lows, yet he is still bothered by one game in particular from his redshirt freshman season in 2016. Washington, ranked No. 5 in the country at the time, blew out …

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FootballSports

Young running backs on the rise

On the first play of the second half against No. 24 Cal, Oregon redshirt freshman running back CJ Verdell took the ball from Justin Herbert, maneuvered between the battling offensive line and sprinted 74 yards down the field. He was eventually brought down on the 1-yard line, which set up …

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Cross CountrySports

Oregon women sweep field at Dellinger Invitational, men finish second

While Susan Ejore may be more known for her success in middle distance races on the track, she has no problem going longer distances in cross country. Ejore now has consecutive first place finishes to start the season after placing first for the women at the 2018 Dellinger Invitational at …

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SportsTrack & Field

Damarcus Simpson continues to leave a lasting impression on Oregon track and field

Before Damarcus Simpson came to the University of Oregon, he wanted to be a football player, not a track and field athlete. It took him a few years, but eventually Simpson found his calling for the sport. After two years of competing for Chadron State, a Division III school in …

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SoftballSports

Oregon wins first game of WCWS 11-6 against Arizona State

Prior to the first game of the Women’s College World Series, the Ducks talked about not just surviving and advancing, but thriving as well. They did just that, scoring the most run’s in team history. No. 1 Oregon put up 14 hits en route to a 11-6 victory against No. …

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BaseballSports

UCLA beats Oregon 10-2, sweeps series

Oregon baseball fell once again to No. 17 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Bruins won 10-2 in the final game of the series to complete the sweep. UCLA (35-17, 18-9 Pac-12) had 10 hits, no errors, and left five runners on base. Oregon  (25-27, 11-16 Pac-12) had six hits, two …

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BaseballSports

UCLA beats Oregon 12-4 in series opener

The Oregon Ducks (25-25, 11-14 Pac-12) fell 12-4 against No. 17 UCLA (33-17, 16-9 Pac-12) on Friday afternoon. The Bruins offense was firing on all cylinders in the fourth and sixth innings, scoring four and then seven runs, respectively. Kenyon Yovan started the game for Oregon. He pitched five innings, struck out six and …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon’s creative director position is unique in collegiate track and field

As the Oregon track and field team sat on the team bus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before a meet in early February, a hype video from the Oregon track and field Instagram started to reverberate around the bus. The upbeat music and stunning visual effects fired up the athletes before …

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SoftballSports

Miranda Elish mental game is stronger, and it shows in her pitching

When Miranda Elish was one out away from a perfect game against Portland State on April 3, she had a flashback to a game two weeks ago against UCLA. She had given up a home run with two outs left, adding more tension to a big game against the No. …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon men win 12th straight Pac-12 track and field title, women place second

As the Oregon track and field teams headed to Stanford University for the Pac-12 Championships this weekend, both the men and women had winning streaks to defend. For the past nine seasons, the Ducks have swept the teams titles. The men have won the meet the past 11 years. On …

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BaseballSports

Oregon blows past Utah 13-1 to win series

With one out remaining in the third inning, Utah’s Rykker Tom hit a line drive right in the gap between the left and center fielders. As Dashawn Kerisey Jr. rounded the bases and dug for home, second baseman Kyle Kasser threw the ball directly into the waiting glove of catcher …

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SoftballSports

Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title with 8-3 win over Cal

With an 8-3 against Cal on Friday afternoon, Oregon softball clinched half a share of the Pac-12 title. The Ducks (46-7, 19-3 in Pac-12) have a one game lead over UCLA (48-4, 18-4 in Pac-12), and if they beat Cal tomorrow and UCLA loses to ASU tomorrow or the next …

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SportsTrack & Field

Kylee O’Connor, Austin Torres both place sixth at Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships

Senior Kylee O’Connor and junior Austin Torres both finished sixth at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships over the weekend. Their placements earned six points for Oregon Track and Field prior to the Pac-12 Championships this upcoming weekend. O’Connor saved her best performance for the final round at the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships on …

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SoftballSports

Senior power pushes Oregon past Utah 8-1 to complete series sweep

Gwen Svekis watched her fly-ball hang in the air and drift toward shallow left field. As she jogged toward first base, it landed in the exact place none of the three Utah defenders could reach it in time. That summarized how the day went for Svekis and the Ducks on …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon track and field climbs into record books after historic weekend

The Oregon track and field team once again split into two group this weekend, with distance runners and throwers competing in Corvallis, Oregon, while sprinters traveled to Tuscon, Arizona. With just two meets remaining until the Pac-12 Championships, head coach Robert Johnson wants runners to be locked into form. For …

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BaseballSports

Baseball losing streak continues with 2-1 loss against Portland

The Oregon baseball team’s offensive struggles were on full display as the team lost its fifth consecutive game on Wednesday night against Portland. With the 2-1 loss, the Ducks are now 19-19 on the season. Neither the Ducks nor the Pilots (16-24) gained much momentum at the plate during the …

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SoftballSports

Alexis Mack: Oregon softball’s unselfish motor

Ever since Alexis Mack transferred to Oregon, she has been one of the team’s most consistent offensive players, especially with sacrifice bunts and steals.  She has been named to the watch-list for 2018 USA Softball National Player of the Year, along with teammates Megan Kleist, Maggie Balint and DJ Sanders. Last …

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SoftballSports

Home runs fuel Oregon softball’s 9-1 route of No. 7 Arizona State

The Oregon softball team won its eighth game in a row on Saturday night, taking down No. 7 Arizona State 9-1 in seven innings in Tempe, Arizona. The high quality pitching and barrage of power hitting from the No. 3 Ducks (34-6) was too much for Arizona State (33-7) to …

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BaseballSports

Washington State throws no-hitter in 7-0 route of Oregon

After striking out the last two Oregon hitters to end the ball game, Scotty Sunitsch dropped his glove on the mound in triumph as his Washington State teammates swarmed around him, congratulating him on his no-hitter. After winning the first two games of the series, Oregon failed to get a hit …

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SoftballSports

Mike White’s arm is a secret to Oregon softball’s success

Before Mike White ever stepped foot on the Oregon campus, he was already an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame pitcher and had been coaching for 30 years. During White’s first year as head coach for Oregon softball, the team went 16-34, including 3-18 in the Pac-12. Now in his …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse blows out Arizona State 21-8 behind 17-goal first half

Just before halftime, Oregon’s Jill Zubillaga scored six goals, matching her career-high. The score was 17-2. It was the most points the team had scored all season, and it came all in one half. Oregon (7-5) posted seven goals in the first five minutes of the game, and Arizona State …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Ionescu, Hebard earn guard and power forward of the year awards

The list of accolades keep coming for sophomores Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2018 Naismith Starting Five today. Ionescu received the Nancy Lieberman National Point Guard of the Year Award, while Hebard took home the …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon track and field posts numerous wins at San Diego State Invitational

The Oregon track and field team started its outdoor campaign on Friday and Saturday, earning eight wins at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. The meet was mainly composed of sprinters, throwers and jumpers. Both the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter relay teams finished first. For the women, Shae Anderson, Venessa …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball holds off UCLA comeback in 7-5 win

It was supposed to be a simple finish for Oregon in the bottom of the seventh inning. But UCLA, the No. 3 team in the country, certainly made it interesting. Miranda Elish, who had looked composed throughout the entire game, ran into trouble in the top of the seventh inning. …

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GolfSports

Oregon men’s golf earns sixth place in Bandon Dunes Championships

In a three-day tournament on the Oregon coast, the Oregon men’s golf team took sixth place out of 14 teams while shooting 4-under par. Arizona State won the tournament, going 28-under par. Ryan Gronlund was the top individual for the Ducks, tying for ninth place with Alex Del Rey Gonzalez and Tobias Eden of Arizona …

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FootballSports

Cristobal highlights culture in first press conference of spring practice

“There is a culture that makes or breaks a team.” Those initial words from Mario Cristobal at his first press conference in the spring football period were echoed throughout his press conference. He stated that by preaching better culture around the team it would improve the team’s play on the …

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