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Oregon baseball ranked No. 14 in preseason poll

Oregon will enter the 2016 season ranked No. 14 in the preseason poll D1Baseball released Tuesday. The Ducks also ranked No. 14 in the Collegiate Baseball poll released last month. The Ducks finished the 2015 season with a 38-25 record and snuck into the NCAA Tournament with two wins over No. 2 UCLA …

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Lack of quarterback depth may spell trouble for Ducks next season

SAN ANTONIO — The 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl was a gut-wrenching tale of two polar-opposite halves. The Oregon Ducks had racked up 376 yards of offense and led the TCU Horned Frogs 31-0 at halftime. In the second half, they gave up 31 points, scored none and amassed just 19 …

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‘Forever Young’: For Darren Carrington, Alamo Bowl was more than a game

Instead of wearing his No. 7 jersey in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington donned No. 22 to pay tribute to his late best friend Markel Byrd, who died suddenly on Dec. 22 and wore No. 22 as a safety for the New Mexico Lobos. Although the Ducks …

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Q&A: Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson discuss plans for Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO —Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and TCU head coach Gary Patterson met with media on Friday in the final press conference before tomorrow’s Alamo Bowl. Helfrich announced wide receivers coach Matt Lubick will be Oregon’s new offensive coordinator going forward and will call the plays on Saturday. Patterson discussed his …

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Alamo Bowl position previews: Running backs

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s running backs. Oregon Oregon is consistently a …

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Oregon discusses how game plan will be affected by Boykin’s absence

SAN ANTONIO —Oregon safety Charles Nelson was walking into a special teams meeting on Thursday morning and browsing Twitter when he first caught wind of TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin’s felony arrest and subsequent suspension from the Alamo Bowl for assaulting a police officer after a bar fight late last night. …

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Social media reacts to Trevone Boykin’s arrest and suspension

SAN ANTONIO — TCU star quarterback was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony late last night for getting into a bar fight and subsequently striking a police officer, less than 72 hours prior to the Alamo Bowl between Oregon and TCU. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach released the police report. Preliminary …

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Alamo Bowl position previews: Wide receivers

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s wide receivers. Oregon Oregon boasts a seemingly endless …

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Tyler Johnstone reflects on Oregon career leading up to Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO —When the Ducks played Texas in the Valero Alamo Bowl two years ago, starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone fell to the turf in the second quarter after awkwardly planting his right foot as he shoved an opposing pass rusher. Johnstone missed the remainder of the game and later returned to the sideline …

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Alamo Bowl position previews: Defensive line

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s defensive lines. Oregon Ducks defensive coaches instilled a …

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Alamo Bowl position previews: Tight ends

In the days leading up to the 2016 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and TCU, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 2 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s tight ends. Oregon Evan Baylis, who’s pulled in …

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Schneider awarded scholarship, men’s basketball dominates Long Beach State

– Oregon awarded kicker Aidan Schneider a scholarship after he converted all 62 PAT attempts and 20 of 22 field goals in 2016. Schneider also won the Vlade Award, given to the nation’s most accurate kicker, and was named third-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. – 2016 will …

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Four-star quarterback flips commitment to Oregon

Although Oregon still have the Alamo Bowl to play, the quarterback competition for the 2016 season is already heating up. Four-star quarterback Tristen Wallace of DeSoto (Texas) High School flipped his commitment from the Ohio State Buckeyes to the Ducks on Sunday. At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Wallace is rated the No. 7 dual-threat …

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Three Ducks named to AP All-America Team

Three Oregon Ducks were named to the 2015 Associated Press All-America Team on Sunday, adding to their long list of accolades from this football season. Defensive end DeForest Buckner earned a second team selection, and running back Royce Freeman and kicker Aidan Schneider earned third team selections from the AP …

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Freeman for Heisman: Where is the love?

Before every football game, Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. tells running back Royce Freeman he’s the best running back in the country. The country, apparently, disagrees. Alabama running back Derrick Henry was awarded the Heisman Trophy on Saturday and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey finished second in the voting. Following …

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Oregon to take on Alabama, Notre Dame in 2016 baseball season

Coming off a season that fell short of high expectations, Oregon baseball will have at least 56 chances to redeem itself in 2016. On Tuesday the team announced its schedule for the upcoming season, which features 27 home games and 24 games against teams that also qualified for the NCAA Tournament …

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Oregon headed to Alamo Bowl to take on No. 11 TCU

The Ducks are headed to the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl for the second time in three years. No. 15 Oregon will take on No. 11 TCU of the Big-12 conference on Jan. 2 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo Bowl typically features the second-choice team from the Pac-12 …

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AP Poll: Three Pac-12 teams remain ranked including Oregon at No. 15

Michigan State moved up to No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25 rankings with a last-minute 16-13 win over Iowa to clinch the Big Ten title. The Spartans bumped Oklahoma to No. 5 and Iowa to No. 6. Clemson stayed on top at No. 1 with 51 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama …

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Redeeming his name: Darren Carrington’s road back to the football field

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington burst into national stardom after Oregon’s 59-20 win over the Florida State Seminoles in the 2015 Rose Bowl, when he caught seven of Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota’s passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Carrington figured to play a key role in the Ducks’ …

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AP Poll: Oregon moves up to No. 15; win over No. 7 Stanford looking better

Oklahoma moved up two spots to No. 3 in Sunday’s AP Top 25 Poll rankings, after its  58-23 win over Oklahoma State to clinch the Big 12 title and essentially punch its ticket to the College Football Playoff. The Sooners bumped Iowa down a spot to No. 4, with Michigan State …

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After Civil War win, Oregon left to ponder what could have been

For a team vying for a New Year’s Six bowl bid, Oregon didn’t pass the eye test on Friday in the Civil War battle. Although the first half showed promise, the Ducks didn’t finish close to covering the 34.5-point spread by which they were favored — over a team that didn’t win a conference …

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Q&A: Mark Helfrich discusses preparation for Oregon State, recruiting of Vernon Adams Jr.

The Oregon Ducks (8-3, 6-2) are riding a five-game win streak heading into the Civil War matchup against the Oregon State (2-9, 0-8) on Friday. After practice on Tuesday, head coach Mark Helfrich discussed the team’s preparation for the Beavers on a short week. Oregon State is going through a similar …

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Oregon seniors brace for final game at Autzen against rival Oregon State

Oregon’s senior football players will take the field at Autzen Stadium for the last time in Friday’s annual Civil War game against Oregon State. “It’s kind of crazy,” senior defensive lineman DeForest Buckner said. “Time flies, to be honest. Me and the seniors just have to soak it all in.” …

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Oregon impresses several big-name recruits in win over USC, Cheserek wins third straight NCAA Championship

– The Ducks hosted several high-profile potential recruits during their 48-28 win over USC on Saturday, including U.S. Army All-American wide receiver Dylan Crawford and four-star junior college offensive lineman Garett Bolles. After his unofficial visit, 2017 four-star defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu said Oregon is now on top of his list, which …

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AP Poll: Shake-up in top four; Oregon moves up to No. 18

Ohio State dropped from No. 2 to No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, released on Sunday, following a 17-14 loss to then-ranked No. 9 Michigan State. Buckeyes running back and Heisman candidate Ezekiel Elliot only received three carries in the second half, and ripped the coaching staff …

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Ducks storm past USC for 48-28 win, putting Pac-12 title fate in Cal’s hands

The No. 23 Oregon Ducks rolled to a 48-28 victory against No. 22 USC on Saturday, making it look easy. Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who grew up an avid Trojans fan, threw more touchdowns than incompletions, completing 20 of 25 pass attempts for 407 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Adams …

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Races for Pac-12 North and South titles set for photo-finishes

The Oregon Ducks (7-3, 5-2 Pac-12) left the California Golden Bears (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12) with a sour taste in their mouths two weeks ago, after thrashing them 44-28 at home for their seventh consecutive match-up victory. The loss was Cal’s fourth straight, following its 5-0 start to the season. Now, in Oregon’s hunt …

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AP poll: Oregon ranked for first time since loss to Utah in week 4

Both the Pac-12 and the Big-12 conferences appear to have lost their chances for berths in the 2016 College Football Playoff. The Oregon Ducks derailed No. 7 Stanford’s season with a 38-36 road victory that featured eight lead-changes. Stanford dropped to No. 15 with the loss. The Ducks found their …

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Tyree Robinson: The rock of the secondary

The 2015 football season has been a roller coaster for the Oregon secondary. Through eight games, the Ducks have started seven unique combinations of defensive backs. Injuries to cornerback Chris Seisay and safety Reggie Daniels, plus shaky play from cornerback Arrion Springs early in the season, forced Oregon to scrounge …

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Eugene Emeralds manager Gary Van Tol remembers former players who appeared in this year’s MLB Playoffs

This year, the Chicago Cubs won 97 regular games and reached the National League Championship Series, due in large part to the contributions of their two rookie sensations, third baseman Kris Bryant and catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber. Gary Van Tol, the manager of the Cubs’ Class A Short Season team, the …

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