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Ducks look to put Stanford behind them, bounce back against Cal

Oregon football is hoping to shake the bad stench of its 38-31 overtime loss to No. 7 Stanford. The Ducks had multiple opportunities to pull away and win the game, but crucial mistakes gave the Cardinal life. No. 19 Oregon’s opportunity against No. 24 Cal is one where the Ducks …

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Quick Hits: Football falls to Stanford, volleyball beats WSU

Here’s what happened in Oregon sports over the weekend: Oregon football fell to No. 7 Stanford in overtime Saturday night. The Ducks’ turnovers led to a Stanford comeback, which ultimately overshadowed quarterback Justin Herbert’s stellar performance.  Reporters Jack Butler and Shawn Medow discussed the game in a postgame podcast. Listen …

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Emerald Football Podcast: Reaction and takeaways from No. 20 Oregon football’s 38-31 loss to No. 7 Stanford

Sports editors Shawn Medow and Jack Butler discuss No. 20 Oregon football’s 38-31 loss to No. 7 Stanford straight after the game. They break down the key moments of the game and their stories about the blown lead and quarterback Justin Herbert’s incredible performance.   This podcast was edited by …

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Ducks squander Justin Herbert’s spectacular performance on national stage

The aftermath of No. 7 Stanford’s 38-31 overtime victory over No. 20 Oregon was chaos. Stanford players yelled and screamed, running around with too much energy to channel. Within the chaos, ESPN’s sideline reporter Maria Taylor grabbed Stanford head coach David Shaw, running back Bryce Love and quarterback KJ Costello …

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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Ducks pulling away from No. 7 Stanford 24-7

Halftime rapid reaction with @Butler917: No. 20 Oregon leads No. 7 Stanford 24-7. pic.twitter.com/K2w5L4iQ5r — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) September 23, 2018 Key Plays The Ducks scored on their first drive of the game. Quarterback Justin Herbert hit wide receiver Dillon Mitchell over the middle for a 53-yard pass to the …

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Analyst David Pollack speaks on GameDay atmosphere in Eugene, matchup between Stanford and Oregon

College GameDay analyst and former college football player David Pollack spoke to the Eugene local media about the matchup between No. 20 Oregon and No. 7 Stanford on Saturday. Here’s what he had to say about the two teams and GameDay in Eugene. Q: When you watch Justin Herbert play, …

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Players to watch: Wide receivers will play a key role in Saturday’s result against No. 7 Stanford

Here are the players to watch when No. 20 Oregon plays No. 7 Stanford. JJ Arcega-Whiteside / Stanford WR #19 / Sr. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound wide receiver has been the star of Stanford’s offense this season, even with Bryce Love in the backfield. Arcega-Whiteside is taller than almost every cornerback …

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How Stanford and Oregon stack up against each other

Here is how the Ducks matchup against No. 7 Stanford. Stanford Offense The classic Stanford power-run game is still alive, but it hasn’t dominated this year like it did last season. Heisman runner-up Bryce Love is in the backfield and accompanied by an experienced offensive line, but it just hasn’t …

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Emerald Football Podcast: Previewing the upcoming showdown against No. 7 Stanford

Sports reporters Jack Butler, Maverick Pallack and Shawn Medow discuss the upcoming game against No. 7 Stanford. They talk matchups, players to watch and a final score prediction. This podcast was edited by Ryan Nguyen.

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Freshman Adrian Jackson’s one start shows a promising future

Injuries suck. But like many bad things, they come with a silver lining. In football, when starters get hurt, players behind them get an opportunity to prove themselves. So when Oregon linebacker La’Mar Winston Jr. got hurt in week one against Bowling Green, an opportunity arose for freshman Adrian Jackson. …

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Players to watch when No. 20 Oregon plays San Jose State

Here are the players to watch when No. 20 Oregon plays San Jose State on Saturday in Autzen Stadium. Josh Oliver / San José State TE #89 / Senior Oregon dominated Portland State 62-14 last week. But both of the opposing team’s touchdowns came from tight end Charlie Taumoepeau, including …

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Oregon running backs coach Jim Mastro talks rotation, playing time for the deep unit

Oregon football turns its head to San José State for week three of the season after a 62-14 defeat of Portland State. It will be another opportunity for the Ducks to work out the kinks before No. 9 Stanford come to Autzen Stadium for week four. Right now, Oregon is …

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AP Poll: Ducks up to No. 20 for week three

Oregon football moves up three spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll after a 62-14 drubbing of Portland State. The Ducks are 2-0 and will face San Jose State next week in Autzen Stadium. Oregon is one of five Pac-12 teams in the top-25. Stanford (2-0) moved …

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Oregon’s offensive graduate-transfers show they can make impact in 2018

Football coaches can often equate the sport to war. Not always intentionally, it’s just lingo. There are ‘battles’ and even ‘blitzes.’ In week two against Portland State, one term applied to the Oregon offense: reinforcements. If Oregon’s week two 62-14 win against Portland State is any indication of what is …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks up big on Portland State at halftime

No. 23 Oregon football is up big on Portland State, as expected, 35-7 at halftime. Here are the key plays and stats from the first half. Key Plays  Oregon’s first touchdown came from an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Herbert to wide receiver Jaylon Redd. Ducks lead 7-0 with …

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Players to watch against Portland State

Here are the players to watch as Oregon plays Portland State on Saturday in Autzen Stadium. #89 Charlie Taumoepeau / Tight End / Portland State The junior was named to the All-Big Sky Conference second team in the preseason. Last season, he totaled 673 yards and 45 catches, the most …

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Oregon’s running back touches are still up for grabs

Last season, Oregon’s philosophy for rotating between three upperclassmen running backs was simple: Ride Royce Freeman. Freeman received 39 percent of all rushing attempts, 151 more touches than Tony Brooks-James, who finished second for the Ducks. But now Freeman is gone, and Brooks-James is the guy with, by far, the …

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Left, center or right, the story of Calvin Throckmorton’s fall camp

Offensive linemen have to be big and brutal, and they smash other big, brutal guys over and over. Aches and bruises come with the job, and days off are few and far between during fall training camp and the season. Junior offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton would agree. Last season, Throckmorton …

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Deep Dive: Get to know the Bowling Green Falcons

Bowling Green and Oregon football will meet for the first time to open the 2018 season. The programs have no history against each, but some of the coaches do. Oregon head football coach Mario Cristobal and new Bowling Green defensive coordinator Carl Pelini battled when the two were head coaches …

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Center Jake Hanson speaks on offensive line chemistry, coming back from injury

As the Ducks roll into the second week of fall camp, the full pads come on and bodies start to hurt, but it is a vital time for a team to come together. Chemistry is crucial for an offensive line, and the Ducks should already have it. Junior center Jake …

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At Oregon football media day, it’s clear how staff continuity creates hope for the 2018 season

Senior linebacker Kaulana Apelu is entering his fourth and final season as a Duck. Yet this season is the only one where Apelu is playing for the same defensive coordinator as the prior season. So back in the winter, when rumors swirled that Jim Leavitt would leave Oregon, Apelu was …

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Ducks finish day one of fall camp with some veteran names standing out

Oregon football opened fall training camp on Friday, competing in its first practice with a full roster under new head coach Mario Cristobal. Contact is limited — players can only compete in a helmet, jersey and shorts — but some players still performed above the rest. Cristobal named offensive lineman …

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Mario Cristobal talks roster news, offseason workouts during opening fall press conference

Training camp for the 2018 Oregon football season begins on Friday, and head coach Mario Cristobal filled Thursday’s opening fall press conference with energy, enthusiasm, some roster news and statements. As is tradition with college football head coaches, Cristobal opened by crediting the offseason training program for improving team strength strength …

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Damarcus Simpson falls short in long jump, Sam Prakel and Mick Stanovsek run into 1,500 finals

Football is considered the game of inches, but Oregon long jumper Damarcus Simpson might argue that should change. In the long jump, one centimeter over the board and the jump doesn’t count. Too much space behind means distance is taken away from a jump. It was one or the other for …

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Yovan battled through dramatic ninth inning to pitch Ducks’ only complete game this season

Oregon sophomore starting pitcher Kenyon Yovan was in a bind. After allowing only two hits and one run through eight innings, Yovan put Arizona runners on first and second base with no outs in the ninth inning. He had just hit a batter, and his pitch count was well above …

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Oregon softball clinches fifth Pac-12 title in last six seasons in win over Cal

Oregon softball defeated No. 24 California 2-0 on Saturday in Berkeley, California, to clinch its fifth Pac-12 championship in six seasons. “This is a great achievement for our club because the Pac-12 is as tough as it’s ever been,” head coach Mike White said. “I’m really proud of them. This …

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Sixth-inning explosion leads Oregon State over Ducks, sweep season series

Oregon State entered the top of the sixth inning with a 1-0 lead over the Ducks. At that same moment, hypothetically speaking, someone got in their car in Eugene and hit the highway, heading north on their way to Corvallis. They turned on the radio to listen to the broadcast, …

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First inning explosion not enough as Ducks fall against No. 3 Oregon State

The first inning was the Ducks’ dream. Starting pitcher James Acuna forced Oregon State to go three up, three down, striking out Steven Kwan and Nick Madrigal, who, entering the game, combined for only eight strikeouts in 211 at-bats. One half-inning later, the Ducks were up 3-0 with one swing …

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Tempers flare, Ducks fall in loss to USC

In a game deciding who takes over eighth place in the Pac-12 standings, there were some tense moments. In the bottom of the first inning, Oregon left fielder Jakob Goldfarb went for home during a short grounder hit to the USC pitcher, Kyle Hurt. It was an aggressive move, but …

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Top takeaways from the 2018 Oregon football spring game

The Oregon football spring season is over, and it concluded with a with a 59-34 victory for the offense (Team Thunder) against the defense (Team Lighting) at the 2018 spring game. Nobody knows what that means, but there were some strong individual performances that opened and answered questions as the …

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