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A unified team and an underdog spirit fires up Oregon acrobatics and tumbling

It’s hard for Haley Garelick to explain what happened to the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team last year. Too much happened too quickly, and it took a talented team and “jumbled” them, the junior said. It started with the standard adjustments of competing for a new coach. Then, on Feb. 17, …

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False fire alarm at McArthur Court triggers brief evacuation

A false fire alarm activation at McArthur Court on Monday afternoon resulted in a 10-minute evacuation, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesperson Kelly McIver. On-site contractors, who were cleaning the smoke detectors, triggered the fire alarm at 11:55 p.m. The first officer was at the scene at 11:57 …

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Oregon sets date for annual spring game, women’s basketball prepares for weekend games versus Oregon State

– Oregon announced the date for its annual spring game on Thursday, setting it for 11 a.m. on April 30. Oregon, who fell to TCU in a riveting, triple-overtime 47-41 comeback, is entering the offseason with another opening at the quarterback position. The Spring Game is the first chance for …

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CityNews

Plans in place for 20th Eugene Starbucks near campus

A new business is coming to the vacant building on 1895 Franklin Blvd., and it’s a familiar one. On Sept. 21, nine months after Wendy’s left the location, Starbucks, the Seattle based coffee company, filed plans with the city of Eugene to change the former burger chain stop into a 2,500 …

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FootballSports

Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison declares for NFL Draft

Redshirt junior Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison announced on Monday that he’ll forego his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. “[T]oday I am happy to announce that I will be foregoing my senior year to enter the 2016 NFL Draft,” Addison said in a statement through the Oregon Athletic …

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FootballSports

Texas to Montana to Oregon: Dakota Prukop appreciates the journey

It’s 5:20 on a Wednesday Hawaiian morning and Dakota Prukop’s mission to catch up on sleep is interrupted. He’s got a fresh brewed cup of coffee in hand as he calls in for an interview on the Dan Patrick Show — one of many interviews he’s done over the past week. “I’m not …

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Quick HitsSports

Montana State QB visits Oregon this weekend, Scott Frost will not coach in Alamo Bowl

– For the second year in a row, Oregon might grab a graduate-transfer quarterback from Big Sky country. Dakota Prukop, a transfer-eligible quarterback who threw for 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns this past season at Montana State, is visiting Oregon this weekend. Prukop told Fox Sports’ reporter Bruce Feldman that aside …

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FootballSports

Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost named UCF head coach

Scott Frost is heading to the Sunshine State. Early Tuesday morning, Rivals.com reported that Frost, Oregon’s offensive coordinator since 2013, would be named the University of Central Florida’s next head football coach. The school later confirmed the report. “UCF is an excellent opportunity for me because our student-athletes can succeed immediately, …

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FootballSports

Q&A: Tyson Coleman had to mature physically before contributing on defense

Tyson Coleman enrolled at the University of Oregon in 2010 after graduating early from Lake Oswego High School. Coleman was a 199-pound teenager without any tattoos. Things changed when he arrived on Oregon’s campus. His first tattoo was the name of his grandmother, Marie, right over his heart. Today, Coleman …

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FootballSports

Oregon vs. USC: Two ‘talented teams’ with different roads to Saturday’s game

After turning the page after a 38-36 win over Stanford, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich looked towards his next opponent. It took only moments for him to realize the challenge USC would pose this weekend. “The trick, after such an emotional game against a great opponent, is to get ready against …

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FootballSports

Mark Helfrich looks forward to ‘exceptional’ USC team

Sunday marked Oregon’s return to the Associated Press Top 25, slotting in at No. 23. It’s the first time Oregon is ranked since losing at home to Utah, 62-20, on Sept. 26. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich talked to the media on Sunday after the ducks beat No. 7 Stanford 38-36 on …

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FootballSports

Pac-12 roundup: Week of upsets changes conference landscape

Parity has been a common theme in the Pac-12 this year. This past weekend’s games was the epitome of this theme. All three of the conference’s ranked teams, including No. 7 Stanford 38-36 loss to Oregon and No. 10 Utah’s double-overtime loss in Tucson, Arizona, lost on Saturday, inevitably dashing …

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Oregon misses out on top basketball recruit, but nabs top-flight quarterback in football

– On Thursday, there were two commitment announcements, in two different sports, Oregon fans were paying attention to. In the end, Oregon received a commitment from one high-profile recruit, while they saw another join a conference rival. The morning started with Ryan Kelley, a four-star quarterback out of Chandler, Arizona, …

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FootballSports

Social media noise, change in expectations a part of Oregon’s 2015 season

They were well aware of the malicious chatter that can come from the angered pounding of computer keys. As much as members of the Oregon football team — a team that fell to 3-3 after a 45-38 double overtime loss to Washington State — did their best to not pay …

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FootballSports

Underdog Oregon has chance to spoil Stanford’s College Football Playoff hopes

There’s a familiar tale being weaved in the late season matchup that is Stanford versus Oregon. Down at The Farm on Saturday, a top-10 team — equipped with an explosive Heisman Trophy candidate — looking towards the College Football Playoff, will face off against an upstart underdog, attempting to ruin any chance …

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FootballSports

Oregon defense looks to force more turnovers against Cal

On Oct. 29, after 742 yards of offense through regulation and two overtimes, the Arizona State offense found itself three yards away from tying Oregon at 61 with a chance to win the game. The Oregon defense had its back against the wall. “We came together and said, ‘Someone has to …

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FootballSports

‘Houdini’ played by Oregon’s Vernon Adams Jr. in ‘big play’ performance at Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz — Before I take you to Oregon’s fourth and goal from the nine yard line, with 23 seconds left in the game at Sun Devil Stadium, let me first take you back to the practice fields at Eastern Washington University. It was four years ago, during a practice …

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FootballSports

Rapid reaction: Oregon survives triple-overtime thriller, beats Arizona State 61-55

Vernon Adams Jr. eluded defenders while the final seconds of the fourth quarter ticked and threw up a prayer. His wide receiver, Dwayne Stanford, came down with it. With it, the Ducks overcame a number of unforced errors to force overtime, and after an Arrion Springs interception of Sun Devils Mike Bercovici …

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Halftime rapid reaction: Oregon holds slight edge over Arizona State, 17-14

Before the season, Thursday night’s primetime matchup between Oregon and Arizona State was projected as a possible Pac-12 championship preview. Those aspirations are all but thrown out of the window for both teams, each entering the game with a record of 4-3 (2-2 in Pac-12 play). Still, the first half …

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FootballSports

Hoyt: Life after Marcus Mariota a reality check for Oregon football

The Autzen Stadium Duck Store moved an assortment of ambiguous No. 8 Oregon football jerseys off its racks after last season. In its place: No. 8 Marcus Mariota baby blue Tennessee Titans jerseys. Switching jerseys on the racks was an expected, simple change. A 4-3 record heading into the bye week …

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Oregon volleyball splits in Washington, football makes it 12 straight wins against Huskies

– At 3-3, Oregon needed a win to get its season back-on-track. And that’s exactly what they did. Oregon went into Washington and defeated the Huskies 26-20. The Emerald’s Kenny Jacoby wrote Oregon’s win over Washington is “only the beginning” of a season turnaround. Wide receiver Darren Carrington had a …

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FootballSports

Q&A: Mark Helfrich discusses Oregon’s win over Washington and the bye week ahead

Sunday afternoon, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich sat down with members of the media and discussed questions that arose after the Ducks 26-20 win on Saturday against Washington. Here’s a transcription of key questions and answers from the press conference. I know it’s always easier to clean stuff up after …

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More than the kid with the highlight film: Fotu Leiato aims to make a name for himself at Oregon

It was along the coast of Puget Sound, three summers ago, when Fotu Leiato learned how hard the path to playing college football would be for him. Knee-deep in gardens, hands aching from moving furniture all day, Leiato was doing everything he could to make some extra cash. To generate as …

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Acrobatics & TumblingSports

Four home meets and a spread out schedule brings advantages for Oregon acrobatics and tumbling

Last year, at San Francisco International Airport, the Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team went viral — performing to Beyonce’s “Flawless” on a moving walkway. The performance was inspired during a 13-hour flight delay. Long flights and quick road trips were something the Ducks had to go through last year. Their travel …

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Sports

AP Poll: Oregon on outside looking in for second straight week

  An uninspiring 41-24 victory for Oregon Saturday night in Colorado was not enough to crack the Associated Press Top 25 poll on Sunday morning. Oregon was dropped from the AP Top 25 last week – after a 62-20 home loss to Utah – for the first time since 2009. …

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FootballSports

From two-star to the field: Khalil Oliver’s earned his way into the Oregon secondary

There are three boxes in Lamont Oliver’s downstairs office at his Merdian, Idaho, home, filled with recruiting letters and scholarship offers. He was a prized running back and pitcher, who was offered the chance to suit up at schools like USC, Penn State and Texas A&M. Lamont rarely pulls out the boxes, …

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FootballSports

Pac-12 roundup: Cream of the conference crop starting to rise to the top

This past weekend marked the first inter-conference games for the majority of Pac-12 teams. And after week one, a few teams are doing their best to standout from the rest. UCLA, Cal and USC had big wins while formerly ranked teams Oregon and Arizona State were each routed at home. Here’s …

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