Sports

Jacoby: $50 million SRC makes exercise ‘fun’ – also raises questions about cost

Throughout the past week, University of Oregon students have flocked to the newly renovated Student Recreation Center, which opened this week after undergoing a $50 million expansion. At the conclusion of 16 months of construction, the state-of-the-art SRC now boasts a Whirlpool spa, 15 new lanes of swimming and three new …

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Men's TennisSports

Oregon men's tennis looks to build off historic 2014 season

The Oregon men’s tennis team has established itself as a legitimate contender in the ITA in the last three years and aims to turn more heads in 2015. The Ducks have won 49 matches in that span — their most prolific stretch in nearly 20 years — and accumulated three …

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FootballSports

Tampa Bay or Tennessee: Where will Marcus Mariota call home?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a comfortable 20-7 lead over the New Orleans Saints early in the fourth quarter in a meaningless regular season finale on Dec. 28. Meaningless because neither team had a shot at the playoffs. Tampa Bay, though, had a lot at stake. Some diehard Bucs fans …

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FootballSports

Rapid Reaction: Oregon capitalizes on five Florida State turnovers to win 59-20

The Oregon Ducks are heading to the national championship. Oregon capitalized on four third quarter Florida State turnovers to cruise past the Seminoles 59-20 in the Rose Bowl. The Ducks held a 18-13 lead heading into halftime, but outscored the Seminoles 27-7 in the third to expand the Florida State …

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SportsVolleyball

As Oregon volleyball falls in Sweet 16, its rising stars emerge

Oregon volleyball ended its season Friday in Minneapolis with a four-set loss to No. 7 North Carolina in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. The Ducks played well enough to win but were unable to close out the early sets. The Tar Heels, who rank second in the …

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SportsVolleyball

Oregon volleyball hits its stride in one-sided NCAA tournament opener

No. 10 seeded Oregon (22-9) volleyball dismantled Santa Clara (22-10) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday in straight sets. Not a fan in the packed Matthew Knight Arena was nervous as the Ducks trailed only once in the match, during the third and final set of …

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SportsVolleyball

Oregon volleyball caps regular season with six All Pac-12 honorees

The Pac-12 recognized six Ducks for their contributions to No. 16 Oregon’s impressive 2014 regular season. Outside hitters Liz Brenner and Martenne Bettendorf each received First Team All Pac-12 honors. Brenner was named to the All Pac-12 Team for the third time in her prolific collegiate career. Brenner has emerged …

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Men's TennisSports

Daan Maasland wins PNW Intercollegiate title, prepares for spring season

Daan Maasland is quickly emerging as the men’s tennis team’s budding star. Coming off a 14-6 singles record in spring 2014, the Oregon junior closed out the fall season with four consecutive victories, culminating in a Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate flight one singles title on Nov. 9. “Daan played a complete match from …

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FootballSports

AP Top 25: Alabama back on top

Alabama’s convincing Iron Bowl victory on Saturday was enough to earn the nod over Florida State in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Undefeated Florida State (12-0) garnered 29 first place votes to Alabama’s 25, but the Crimson Tide edged out the top spot by a three-point margin. No. 1 …

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SportsVolleyball

No. 13 Oregon loses first Civil War match-up since 2011

No. 13 Oregon volleyball will enter the NCAA tournament on a two-game losing streak after falling convincingly to rival Oregon State in four sets. The Ducks, who lead the all-time Civil War series 69-43-1, are in the hunt for home court advantage in the postseason, while Oregon State is fighting …

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SportsVolleyball

Three Oregon volleyball players earn All-Academic honors

Oregon volleyball players Serena Warner, Shellsy Ashen and Kacey Nady earned Pac-12 All-Acadmic Honors on Tuesday. Warner made the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team while Ashen and Nady were recognized with Honorable Mentions. To be eligible for the award, one must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and appear in at …

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SportsVolleyball

No. 14 Oregon volleyball sweeps No. 17 UCLA in revenge match

No. 14 Oregon volleyball dominated No. 17 UCLA in straight sets behind superb defense and a balanced attack on Friday at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks got their revenge against a tough Bruins team that stifled them in four sets earlier this season in Los Angeles. The Ducks tested a …

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BaseballSports

Reliever Jordan Spencer no longer with Oregon baseball

Oregon relief pitcher Jordan Spencer will no longer play for Ducks’ baseball program, an Oregon official confirmed Thursday. No reason was given for Spencer’s departure. Spencer made 46 appearances on the hill over three seasons playing for Oregon. The southpaw pitched 91.2 innings, primarily in relief, with a career WHIP …

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Cross CountrySports

Eugene-native runners head to NCAA championships

The Oregon cross country team will be sending two Track Town, U.S.A. natives to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 22 in Terre Haute. Junior Matt Melancon and sophomore Maggie Schmaedick, who both attended Sheldon High School in Eugene, have each played crucial roles in the Ducks’ success this season. The …

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Club SportsSports

Oregon women’s club soccer sweeps regional, headed to national tournament

The University of Oregon women’s club soccer team is undefeated on the season and headed to the national tournament in Memphis. The team earned its nationals birth last weekend when it finished first place at the regional tournament held at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Oregon went 4-0 in …

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ProfileSportsVolleyball

Kacey Nady’s volleyball career takes her from Yuma to Eugene

Oregon volleyball trounced Arizona in straight sets last Wednesday for its sixteenth win of the season. Perhaps the victory was sweetest for middle blocker and Arizona-native Kacey Nady, whose friends and family from her hometown of Yuma watched her amass four kills and two block assists. “I feel bad,” Nady said …

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Quick HitsSports

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon’s fast-paced offense meets the stout Washington defense

– Coming off their best conference showing of the season, the Ducks are determined to build on their lead in the Pac-12 North against the rival Huskies. Oregon ran the ball against UCLA like the field was on a slope, and the O-line protected Mariota as well as it has …

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Volleyball

Maggie Scott would ‘rather eat glass’ than lose a volleyball game

Oregon volleyball has been near perfect thus far in 2014, winning 14 of its first 16 matches and reaching a No. 11 ranking in the country. Leading the team with 6.98 assists per set is freshman Maggie Scott out of Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri. Scott not only brings …

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