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Yovan strikes out 15 to help Oregon snap six-game losing streak with win over USC

For a half-hour on Saturday, it appeared that Oregon’s bout with USC may be cut short. Rain drenched the turf at PK Park, creating a nearly unplayable environment. Balls were slick and tossed around with little certainty of where they’d ended up, and the mound needed maintenance between half innings. But …

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Tyler Shough stayed committed to the Ducks, now he’s battling for key backup quarterback position

Back in early December, Willie Taggart visited Oregon quarterback commit Tyler Shough at Shough’s home in Chandler, Arizona. The two, along with Oregon’s quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, discussed everything Oregon, an obvious subject on a visit like this one. But Shough said the meeting had a “weird vibe to it.” …

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Former Duck kicker Aidan Schneider faces steep odds as he chases an NFL kicking job

Not two months removed from graduating, former Oregon kicker Aidan Schneider has already secured his first job —  he just hopes it’s not the one he’ll have after April 28, the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Schneider wants that to be the last day he’ll have to worry …

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Inside Oregon football’s Fortnite addiction

An addiction is spreading throughout the Oregon football program. For hours most nights, dozens of players shut themselves away in their rooms, ignoring calls and texts from family, friends and significant others. Everyone affected says the same: Once introduced, it’s a tough habit to kick. “Started getting into it around …

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Heavy winds and rain put a damper on the Pepsi Invitational

Oregon’s men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the team competitions at the Pepsi Invitational on Saturday, one of the last meets that Hayward Field will host this season before it undergoes dramatic renovations this summer. While the results were a promising start to the outdoor season for the …

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Oregon forward Keith Smith to transfer

Oregon’s roster took another hit on Tuesday. Oregon reserve forward Keith Smith announced on Twitter that he will transfer from the university. “After much thought and consideration from my family, I’ve decided it’s in my best interest to transfer,” Smith’s post read. “I’m very thankful for the lifelong relationships I’ve …

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Oregon’s historic season comes to a close in Elite Eight with 84-74 loss to Notre Dame

SPOKANE, Wash. — Oregon head coach Kelly Graves issued a warning twice this weekend that in hindsight proved to be dead on. After their win Friday over Central Michigan, in which the Ducks allowed 22 offensive rebounds, he talked about the importance of rebounding in the next round against the …

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Elite Eight notebook: ND head coach Muffet McGraw lauds Ionescu and Hebard, international Ducks embrace Big Dance

SPOKANE, Wash. — Oregon advanced to its second Elite Eight in program history after defeating No. 11-seeded Central Michigan 83-69 on Saturday. Now, the Ducks (33-4) turn their attention toward No. 1-seeded Notre Dame (32-3), which advanced to the Elite Eight with a 90-84 win over No. 4-seeded Texas A&M. …

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Elite Eight Preview: Oregon confident ahead of first-ever matchup with Notre Dame

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Ducks need just one more win to make it to the Final Four for the first time in program history. To get there, they’ll need to win the Spokane regional final on Monday night, completing another program first in the process: playing perennial national powerhouse Notre …

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Oregon advances to Elite Eight for second time in as many years after 83-69 win over Central Michigan

SPOKANE, Wash. — Two years, two trips to the Elite Eight. This is a trend that Oregon could get used to. For the second time in as many years, the Ducks are Elite Eight bound. They dispatched No. 11-seeded Central Michigan 83-69 Saturday at Spokane Arena Paced by Ruthy Hebard’s …

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Oregon Sweet 16 notes: Ducks arrive a day late, Gildon’s homecoming and more

SPOKANE, Wash. — Oregon’s first day at Spokane Arena wrapped up shortly after shortly after 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The two-seeded Ducks will return to the arena Saturday for their Sweet 16 matchup with 11th-seeded Central Michigan (3 p.m. PT on ESPN) for a chance to go to the …

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Preview: Oregon wary of 11-seeded Central Michigan ahead of Saturday’s Sweet 16 matchup

Kelly Graves has fond memories of Spokane. Before coming to Oregon in 2014, Graves spent the previous 14 years coaching Gonzaga and turned the Bulldogs from a basement-dweller to a national contender. In just his fourth year at Oregon, he appears to have the Ducks on a similar trajectory, and …

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Oregon’s season ends with a 101-92 loss to Marquette in the second round of the NIT

Oregon’s season ended on Sunday with a 101-92 loss to Marquette in the second round of the NIT. Marquette (21-13) jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led from the 7:14 mark in the first quarter. The Ducks finish the season at 23-13, marking the fewest …

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FootballSports

Benoit, Springs impress at Oregon’s Pro Day

With just over a month until the 2018 NFL Draft, it’s coming down to the wire for college players to showcase their skills. On Wednesday, 19 former Ducks got their chance at Oregon’s Pro Day. Here are a few who stood out. Benoit’s big day  Like many Ducks who performed …

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Q&A with new Oregon strength and conditioning coach Aaron Feld

  Oregon football held its fifth practice of spring, the last one before a two-week break, on Wednesday. Oregon’s new strength and conditioning coach, Aaron Feld, who’s known for his incredible mustache, spoke to the media for the first time since arriving on campus. Here are some of the questions …

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Podcast: Season recap for Oregon Men’s Basketball

Join Senior Sports Editor Jack Butler and Associate Sports Editor Gus Morris as they review the season from start to finish for Oregon Men’s Basketball. In this discussion are Oregon’s biggest surprises, disappointments and triumphs, along with the impacts new players have had on the team. To conclude, Jack and …

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Strong second half propels Ducks past Rider 99-86 and into the second round of the NIT

Minutes before tip of Oregon’s first-round NIT matchup with Rider, the Ducks emerged from their locker room in their fluorescent yellow jerseys to a half-hearted cheer from a maybe quarter-full Matthew Knight Arena. It’s a sight that Oregon has seen few times at home this season, and mainly for preseason …

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Preview: Oregon embraces NIT bid, prepares for Rider on Tuesday

There are plenty reasons for Oregon to be disappointed with its NIT bid this season. The Ducks are, after all, coming off their first Final Four in almost 80 years. The NIT was not what they had in mind. But Oregon isn’t looking at the postseason tournament with a glass …

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Oregon loses to USC, falls short of Pac-12 championship game

Oregon’s NCAA Tournament hopes came crashing down on Friday night. After narrowly winning their first two games of the Pac-12 Tournament, the Ducks suffered an embarrassing 74-54 loss to USC in the semifinals. Oregon needed to win the conference tourney to make the dance, so Friday’s loss ended any hopes …

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Ducks hold off Washington 72-64 in Pac-12 finale

Oregon will head to Vegas next week on a high note. The Ducks survived a furious late-game rally from Washington to win their Pac-12 finale against the Huskies 72-64 on Saturday in Seattle. Oregon finishes its regular conference schedule with an overall record of 20-11, the eighth straight year the …

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Recent play of graduate transfers Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh key for Oregon’s success

Oregon head coach Dana Altman expected more out of graduate transfers Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh this season. The duo came to Oregon to provide a veteran presence and leadership to a team that had lost four of its five starters during the offseason, but the two have struggled to …

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Oregon hires Alex Mirabal to coach guards, centers

Oregon will hire Marshall University’s offensive line coach Alex Mirabal to work with the Ducks’ guards and centers, first reported by Grant Taylor of the Herald-Dispatch last week, and announced by Oregon on Wednesday. “I’m excited to welcome Alex and his family to the Oregon family,” head coach Mario Cristobal …

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BaseballSports

Ducks tie program record in 14-0 win over Seattle in home-opener

Oregon’s home-opener on Tuesday was one for the record books.   The Ducks scored ten runs in the second inning, tied for the most ever in an inning in program history, to bury Seattle 14-0 on Tuesday night in their first game of the year at PK Park. Oregon has …

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Oregon’s strong second half pushed them past Arizona and towards a possible run in March

Watch out, Pac-12. Here come the Ducks. Oregon won a massive game in thrilling fashion on Saturday night, taking down the No. 14 Arizona Wildcats 98-93 in overtime. The game featured a bit of everything: Multiple players received technical fouls, a future NBA star dominated and the crowd at Matthew …

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Ducks trending upward after win over Arizona State

The Ducks have their backs against a wall and they know it. Yet, at the same time, they’re playing their best basketball of the season. Funny what a little pressure can do. With their win over Arizona State on Thursday, Oregon suddenly looks like a team poised to make a …

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Preview: With plenty still to play for, Oregon welcomes Arizona schools for heavy-weight weekend series

Oregon returns to action this week after getting swept in LA and will host the Arizona schools in the Ducks’ last homestand of the year. Oregon (17-10, 7-7) hosts Arizona State (19-7, 7-7) on Thursday before facing conference-leading No. 14 Arizona (21-6, 11-3) on Saturday. As of Thursday, the Sun …

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Preview: Ducks face LA schools this weekend in high-stakes matchups for each team

Oregon is riding high off its sweep of the Washington schools last week, but steeper tests approach, starting with the Los Angeles schools this weekend. The Ducks travel south to play USC (17-9, 8-5) on Thursday and UCLA (17-8, 8-5) on Saturday. Both games carry heavy postseason implications for each …

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Sweep of Washington schools gives Oregon confidence and momentum heading into crucial stretch

At this point in the season, Oregon needs to do one thing above all else: Win. The Ducks did just that on Sunday, completing a sweep of the Washington schools for Oregon’s first weekend sweep of conference opponents this season. What’s more, is that it seems that Oregon has bounced back …

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Oregon softball voted as favorites to win Pac-12 in preseason coaches poll

Oregon was voted to finish first in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, the conference announced on Monday. The Ducks garnered 63 points and received seven first-place votes. UCLA was picked to finish second with 55 points and two first-place votes. Oregon went 54-8, 17-6 last year and finished second in …

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Stanford routs Oregon 96-61 in worst loss of Dana Altman era

Stanford routed Oregon 96-61 on Saturday in Palo Alto for the worst loss Oregon has suffered in the Dana Altman era. The previous record was Oregon’s 90-56 loss at Arizona in the 2014-15 season. Stanford (13-11, 7-4) shot 63 percent from the field, hit 12 3-pointers on a 60-percent clip …

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