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Finished with the offseason, Ducks are ready to knock off rust on first day of spring practice

Spring football is underway, and as always it brings a mix of new and familiar faces. There are some new coaches and freshman on campus, but for star quarterback Justin Herbert, it’s business as usual. “I’m just glad to be back, to be back out with the guys,” he said. …

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Oregon softball goes 2-0 during Friday’s doubleheader

The No. 3 Oregon Ducks softball team defeated Fresno State and California State, Northridge on Friday during a doubleheader in Tempe, Arizona. Oregon (3-0), held Fresno State scoreless for an 8-0n victory. Pitcher Miranda Elish threw a complete game, allowing one hit while striking out nine. Fresno State’s only hit …

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Troy Brown and Kenny Wooten’s big game is a glimpse at what the freshmen can do

Eugene doesn’t experience droughts often, but for a five minute period in the first half, the Oregon men’s basketball team didn’t score a point. Then, freshman Troy Brown checked back in. With the Ducks down 19-16, Brown drove to the basket, fought through defenders and shot the ball high off …

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Live: Oregon football signing day

High school seniors from across the country are signing their national letter of intent on Wednesday as they choose where they will play college football. The Ducks are adding new faces to the team, ones that they hope will lead them to success over the next four years. They already …

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Loss to USC is a big hit on Oregon’s NCAA Tournament chances

Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard walked into the postgame media room with his jersey half on. He slowly put it back on to speak to the media, most likely after he took it off in frustration after the game. “We let that one slip, but we keep letting them slip. …

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Preview: Ducks face tough test in the desert

In Joe Lunardi’s latest ESPN Bracketology, the Ducks were nowhere to be found. If they want to jump back into NCAA Tournament conversation, they need at least one win over Arizona State or Arizona. Wins over both are unlikely. Arizona State started the season 12-0 with wins over Kansas and …

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Track and field, men’s and women’s basketball receive notice of infractions from NCAA

The University of Oregon received a Notice of Allegations this week from the NCAA for infractions in multiple programs, the university announced on Thursday. The programs are track and field, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and football. “After careful review of the notice, the UO acknowledges that infractions occurred and takes …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks fall to Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

The Oregon Ducks fall to the No. 25 Boise State Broncos, 38-28, in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Broncos suffocated the Oregon offense while the Ducks defense could not hold in the second half. Key Plays — Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien hit Alec Dhaenens for a 13-yard touchdown to give …

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Freeman will not play in the Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon star running back Royce Freeman will not play against No. 25 Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, head coach Mario Cristobal told reporters on Friday. Instead, Oregon’s all-time leading rusher will watch from the sideline. Freeman is a projected early to mid-round NFL draft pick, and …

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Podcast: Willie Taggart leaves Oregon, possible new head coaches and a Boise State bowl game

This episode of the Emerald Football Podcast was recorded before the announcement that Mario Cristobal would be the new head coach of the Oregon Ducks. On this episode of the Emerald Football Podcast, Sports editors Jack Butler and Gus Morris review Oregon’s turbulent week after Head Coach Willie Taggart left …

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The Mario Cristobal era officially begins at Oregon

Exactly one year ago to the day, Willie Taggart was introduced as the Oregon head football coach. Now he’s the head coach at Florida State and, on Friday, Oregon introduced Mario Cristobal as its new football coach. “I am honored to be here as the head football coach of the …

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Podcast: Emerald Basketball: The season so far

In this first episode of the Emerald Basketball Podcast sports editors Jack Butler and Gus Morris break down how the retooled Ducks have looked this year. Following some early losses the two discuss the team’s dynamic and explain how some new faces have impacted the team at the early stages …

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Taggart addresses Florida State rumors

The rumor mill is spinning, and Oregon head coach Willie Taggart is in the middle of it. His name is surrounding the now vacant Florida State head coaching job after Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. Taggart, a Florida native, addressed the media on Friday, and the focus was on …

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Ducks’ defense gets burnt by Trae Young in 90-80 loss to Oklahoma

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young was one-on-one with Oregon freshman forward Troy Brown. Oklahoma led by five with five minutes left. The game was up for grabs. That’s when Young attacked Brown, burying a shot after a spin move fadeaway. One possession later, he buried a 3-pointer …

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Ducks put on a 3-point show, but it was defense that ultimately defeated DePaul, 89-79

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard had an opportunity to win the game against DePaul (1-4) in regulation. With seconds left, he made a quick dribble move, creating enough space to take an open 3-pointer. The ball rolled around the rim and fell out, and the game went …

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Oregon’s first test brings more questions than answers

PORTLAND, Ore. — My ears hurt. It’s Thanksgiving, and the refs were in a charitable mood for Oregon 71-63 loss to UConn in the first round in the PK80 Invitational. Oregon and UConn combined for 53 fouls on Thursday. That’s 1.3 fouls per minute. For an Oregon team trying to build …

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PK80 Preview: UConn is Oregon’s biggest challenge yet

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Ducks are no strangers to early season tournaments. Last season, Oregon took a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Invitational, a prestigious annual event. The Ducks lost the opening game of the tournament to Georgetown in what was a game of growing pains for an eventual …

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Freeman breaks more records, this time it’s about touchdowns

The last time Royce Freeman was talking about breaking records, he did it after becoming Oregon’s all-time rushing yards leader, passing LaMichael James. It was in a loss to UCLA, so the loss overshadowed the career achievement. On Saturday night, in Oregon’s 48-28 victory over, Freeman had two milestones: He …

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Ducks prevail 48-28 in physical game against Arizona

The last time the Arizona Wildcats played in Autzen Stadium, they defeated the No. 2 Oregon Ducks 31-24, stopping the Marcus Mariota-led offense. They met again in 2014, this time in the Pac-12 Championship game. Both teams had an opportunity to make the inaugural College Football Playoff, but the Ducks …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks defeat Arizona 48-28

The Oregon Ducks (6-5) defeated the Arizona Wildcats (7-4) 48-28 to clinch a bowl game. The Ducks contained Heisman contender Khalil Tate while Oregon’s rushing game exploded for 353 total yards. Key Plays — Royce Freeman gave the Ducks a 35-21 lead after an 11-yard touchdown run. He reached over …

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Ducks prepare for Arizona as Herbert’s possible return looms

After taking the bye week to rest and work on fundamentals, the Ducks are back to their usual game week preparations as the Arizona Wildcats come to Eugene on Saturday. The biggest question right now is whether quarterback Justin Herbert will play. He’s been out for weeks with a fractured …

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Podcast: A Recap of Washington and a bye week review of Oregon’s season

On this episode of the Emerald Football Podcast, Sports editors Jack Butler and Gus Morris review Oregon’s 38-3 loss to Washington. They then take advantage of Oregon’s bye week to look at how the season has progressed thus far, discussing how injuries have impacted the team and how Oregon’s bowl …

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Reset Button: Oregon football using its bye week to regroup, get ready for final two games

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart was addressing reporters on Monday when a reporter asked about the upcoming signing day for high school recruits. During the question, the reporter said, “There is a bowl game you might make,” with a pause before the word “might.” Taggart jumped on it: “Why did …

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Oregon’s offensive line is quietly dominating

We now know the key to Oregon winning a game if Braxton Burmeister is quarterback: utterly dominate in the running game. If you look at the stat sheet for Oregon’s 41-21 win over Utah, you’ll see a rushing attack that was unstoppable. It was an extremely impressive performance on the …

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Oregon safety Brady Breeze is not afraid to be physical

In Oregon’s victory over Utah last week, a first-half drive from the Utes brought them near Oregon’s goal line with a chance to tie the game. Utah failed on its first two attempts at the end zone and faced a 3rd-and-5, and that’s when Oregon safety Brady Breeze blitzed. He …

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Taggart ‘committed’ to Oregon amid Florida rumors

Head coach Willie Taggart and the Ducks won their first game since quarterback Justin Herbert was on the sideline to start the game. The Ducks defeated Utah in a performance where they dominated on the ground, accumulating 347 rushing yards. However, some of the focus of Taggart’s press conference was …

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Players to watch as Oregon faces Utah

Calvin Throckmorton / Offensive line / Oregon If Braxton Burmeister is at quarterback, the Ducks will continue to run the football with few pass attempts in between. Throckmorton has been steady at right tackle for the Ducks all season, but because right guard Jake Pisarcik was out against UCLA, Throckmorton …

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Taggart doesn’t rule Herbert out of game against Utah, says ‘there’s always a chance’

It was the defense’s turn to speak to the media on Wednesday, but what head coach Willie Taggart had to say about quarterback Justin Herbert overshadowed everything about the defense. He answered the question Ducks fans have been asking since the end of the first quarter in the game against …

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Podcast: Recap of UCLA and a preview of Utah

  On this episode of the newly named EFP (Emerald Football Podcast), Sports reporters Jack Butler, Gus Morris and Shawn Medow review Oregon’s 31-14 loss to UCLA. They then preview the Ducks’ upcoming game against Utah with another review of injuries, some discussion on the return of Darren Carrington and …

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Coaches see improvement in offense, confidence building in Burmeister

The Ducks offense struggled against UCLA, and freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister was part of that. However, compared to the week before against Stanford, he showed improvement. So, Oregon coaches are trying to build on his improvement. “You can just see a little more confidence and (he is) a little more …

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