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Florida delivers dramatic finish to win NCAA outdoor title

Florida freshman Grant Holloway sprinted through the athlete recovery tent behind the west grandstand at Hayward Field, rushed through the media entrance and tackled his coach, Mike Holloway, mid-interview. “Proud of you, cousin!” Grant shouted while embracing his coach. When Grant made the decision to give up football last winter …

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Kyree King dazzles in opening day of NCAA Track and Field Championships

In a day that is typically devoid of drama, Oregon senior Kyree King gave Ducks fans a reason to watch at the NCAA Track and Field Championship preliminary rounds on Wednesday. King, a former Western Kentucky standout who transferred to Oregon for his final year, played a part in three …

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Freshman phenom Kenyon Yovan finds his place in line of great Oregon closers

Each time Oregon baseball reaches the ninth inning with a narrow lead, a telling sound takes over PK Park. Bells. “Rest in Peace,” the theme song the infamous WWE character, the Undertaker, booms over the stadium speakers as Oregon’s own mortician emerges from the bullpen. Enter Kenyon Yovan, the Ducks’ …

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How Taylor Travess carved out a starting spot with his hometown team

The drive from Springfield High School to PK Park is a short one: By Google Maps’ calculations, it’s just a six minute connecting drive from Centennial Boulevard onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. But for Oregon junior Taylor Travess, the journey was much, much longer. Travess, a former three-sport star at …

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Kyree King leads Oregon to 11th straight mens Pac-12 title with sweep of sprint events

Oregon is running out of ways to win titles. On Saturday, the Ducks climbed on the back of senior newcomer Kyree King, who captured titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes to lead Oregon to its 11th straight conference crown. King became the first Duck to sweep the sprint events since Roscoe …

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With a strong showing at Pac-12s, Blake Haney hopes to get back on track for championship season

When he hit the backstretch at Hayward Field during the Pac-12 Championships on May 14, Oregon junior Blake Haney felt like “the old Blake” for the first time in a long time. Haney finished second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:55.55, less than a second back of …

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Oregon falls 6-1 to No. 1 Oregon State as Beavers clinch Pac-12 title

Oregon entered Thursday night with hopes of starting a late-season winning streak that could resuscitate its postseason hopes. The Ducks picked the wrong team to try to start it against. Oregon fell to the No. 1 Oregon State Beavers 6-1 at PK Park to drop to 9-13 in Pac-12 play …

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Oregon tops Arizona State 3-2 to secure series win

Oregon head coach George Horton said earlier this week that freshman reliever Kenyon Yovan is capable of throwing 60 pitches, or so, if he were ever needed for that many. The Ducks didn’t quite need that long of on outing from the standout closer on Sunday, but Yovan entered in the seventh inning …

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With spring practice winding down, Oregon’s freshmen have made their presence felt

In April, the Oregon athletic department declared that Duck football practices would be open to the media, which meant good news for local reporters. However, the newfound availability also came with a catch: UO also simultaneously stated that Oregon freshman would not be available for interviews throughout the year. Now, reporters …

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After ‘a crazy two weeks,’ Dana Altman will now take on his biggest rebuilding project yet

With trips to the Elite Eight and Final Four notched in successive years, Oregon is now consistently competing with blue blood programs for the first time in school history. As Oregon head coach Dana Altman is finding out, those games in late March and early April come at a price. Over …

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Oregon drops fifth straight as Stanford sweeps Ducks at home

After a short-lived stint in the Baseball America Top 25 rankings, it’s back to the drawing board for Oregon. The No. 25 Ducks fell 10-4  to the Stanford, marking their fifth straight loss. It is the first time Oregon has been swept at home in six years and the Ducks …

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Oregon junior guard Casey Benson announces he will graduate and transfer

Duck basketball fans were on high-alert this week as they waited to hear which of Oregon’s stars would chose to enter the NBA Draft. One departure they were not expecting was that of junior guard Casey Benson, who announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he will graduate in three years and …

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When luck runs out: Oregon’s Final Four loss against North Carolina

GLENDALE, Ariz. — There were plenty of chances to do the improbable again. Oregon fans had seen it happen too many times to believe the Ducks wouldn’t pull themselves together, hit a couple of clutch shots, survive and advance. Just like they had all March, and all season. Oregon built …

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Justin Jackson quietly delivered a masterpiece to push North Carolina past Oregon

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dillon Brooks methodically twirled a pair of scissors in his hands as he sat and described how North Carolina had just buried a dagger in the Duck’s season. Brooks had just watched his team’s historic run through March end in agonizing fashion. They fell 77-76 to a Tar Heel squad that …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon’s season ends with agonizing 77-76 loss to North Carolina

GLENDALE, Ariz. — After spending an entire game playing catchup, Oregon came up just short on Saturday and saw its season end with a 77-76 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon struggled to hold onto the ball in the first half. The Ducks …

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Denney: North Carolina poses similar threat as Arizona to Oregon

GLENDALE, Ariz. — If the Ducks are to take down the top-seeded Tar Heels on Saturday, it won’t be because they give in and play North Carolina’s bruising brand of basketball. It will be because they stick to what got them here — hot shooting, transition play and defensive communication. Oregon …

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Thanks to intrinsic confidence, Payton Pritchard has excelled on the nation’s biggest stage

GLENDALE, Ariz. — In 2014, the USA National Select Team, a squad with the nation’s top high school seniors, made its way to Portland for the Nike Hoop Summit.  The U.S. team needed a group to scrimmage against in preparation for a looming weekend matchup against a team featuring the top international …

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UNC’s Joel Berry: ‘Even if I’m not 100 percent, I’m still playing’

GLENDALE, Ariz. — If Oregon fans were hoping a pair of bum ankles would keep North Carolina star point guard Joel Berry out of the Tar Heel’s lineup on Saturday, they can stop holding their breath. “I’m very confident; even if I’m not 100 percent I’m still playing,” Berry told …

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Can Oregon keep up its rebounding success against a loaded North Carolina front line?

When Oregon forward Chris Boucher went down with a season-ending knee injury midway through the Pac-12 Tournament, many thought his absence would spell doom for the Ducks’ national title hopes. Already thin on contributing big-men, the loss of Boucher meant Oregon would have to navigate the NCAA Tournament with Jordan …

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Several former Oregon baseball players have a chance to make noise at the Major League level this year

Oregon baseball’s overall performance has tailed off over the past few seasons, but it’s consistently done one thing at an elite level since the program’s reinstatement in 2009: Recruit. Year in and year out the Ducks compete with traditional powerhouses like UCLA and Cal State Fullerton for the best recruits on the west …

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Oregon sweeps Santa Clara, will head into Pac-12 play with six game winning streak

For the first three games of Oregon’s series with Santa Clara, the Ducks’ offense was largely carried by the batters at the top of the lineup. On Sunday, though, it was the bottom of the order that did the heavy lifting. The Ducks busted open a no-hitter with three runs in …

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Quick Hits: Oregon sprinters find motivation through friendly competition, Dillon Brooks hits game-winner

— Oregon track and field boasts one of the deepest groups of women sprinters in the country and has dominated meets throughout the indoor season. The Emerald’s Hannah Bonnie writes that the teams key to success for the Ducks is the friendly competition that takes place everyday at practice. — …

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Dillon brooks hits another game-winner as Oregon rallies back to top Cal

Game-winners are starting to become a habit for Dillon Brooks. The Oregon star drilled a dagger three at the buzzer Wednesday night to give the Ducks a 68-65 win over the California Bears (18-9, 9-6) in Berkeley. Dillon Brooks does it again!! pic.twitter.com/faZZ3tcmsl — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 23, 2017 …

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Oregon officially announces hiring of Marcus Arroyo as co-offensive coordinator

Oregon has officially hired Marcus Arroyo as its co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and tight ends coach, the school announced in a press release on Tuesday. Reports broke on Feb. 9 that the Ducks were working to hire Arroyo in order to fill the void left by David Reaves, who was …

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Freshman arms lead Oregon to victory over Fresno State

Oregon baseball topped the Fresno State Bulldogs 3-2 on Monday thanks largely in part to the efforts of three freshman pitchers. With the win, the Ducks drew a 2-2 split in their season-opening series. James Acuna captured his first career win in an Oregon uniform and struck out five Bulldog …

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Oregon delivers its best shooting performance of the year, routs Arizona 85-58

As he backpedaled down the court midway through the first half on Saturday, Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey cracked a smile and stared at his right hand as if he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Dorsey had just drilled his third 3-pointer in as many possessions and might as well …

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Oregon looks to get back on track against Arizona State

Oregon enters Thursday in a position it hasn’t faced since late November; the Ducks are tasked with bouncing back from a loss after they saw their 17-game winning streak come to an end when they lost to Colorado last Saturday. The Ducks will welcome Arizona State (10-12, 3-6) to Matthew …

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National Signing Day: Oregon signs first class under head coach Willie Taggart (live updates)

The day he was hired, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart promised to “attack the day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind.” So far, he’s been good on his promise. When Taggart arrived at Oregon in early December, the Oregon recruiting class was ranked in the mid-40’s nationally; entering Wednesday, they …

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Oregon’s recruiting class could improve from good to great on National Signing Day

With fewer than 24 hours until National Signing Day on Wednesday, Oregon is riding a tremendous upward trend in the national recruiting rankings. Since Willie Taggart was hired as Oregon’s head coach in early December, he has been working like a madman to add to an Oregon recruiting class that was …

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Oregon falls to Colorado, suffers first loss of Pac-12 play

Oregon suffered its first loss of Pac-12 play Saturday night and snapped its 16-game winning streak in the process as the Ducks fell 74-65 to Colorado in Boulder on Saturday. The Ducks had trouble taking care of the ball for much of the first half and entered halftime trailing for …

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