Opinion

Ocker: Hell — A peanut butter sandwich made with gluten-free bread

Gluten’s increasing negative reputation as a food allergen, combined with some weird symptoms not germane to this article, has led me to try and cut it out of my diet to troubleshoot whether it is the root cause of my problems.

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Opinion

Ocker: Protecting yourself from sports hipsters

Three ways to identify the true sports fans’ nemesis.

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Opinion

Ocker: How to survive and thrive in online classes

There’s much more to the classes than sleeping in until 11 a.m. They’re not quite the easy A you think they’re going to be, but if you treat them as a regular class, you might have even more success than in a lecture hall.

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Opinion

Ocker: Randomly act kind — you’ll be surprised at what you find

When Terry of the Lone Star State asked if I could spare some food, I was just going to lie, say I was broke and move on. But then I realized something. He wasn’t asking me for booze. He wasn’t asking for cigarettes. He wasn’t even asking for money outright.

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NewsOpinion

Take a Minute: Falling bears, Andrew Luck and the death of the BCS

The coolest thing I’ve seen today has to be this photo, coming from the bear-friendly campus of the University of Colorado.

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Opinion

Ocker: If I ran the ASUO

A dearth of unsuccessful campaign promises and the more recent over-the-top drama has so far plagued my years at the University.

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ArchivesArts & Culture

Bridgetown Comedy Festival coverage

Oregon Daily Emerald staffers Dan Freimark, Ben Kendall and Kenny Ocker will be in Portland all weekend to cover the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and will be updating this post throughout the weekend to review shows, provide commentary and give some behind-the-scenes peaks at what it takes to run a four-day event with well more than 200 performers.

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Take a Minute: Baseball, Olu Ashaolu and German innovation

Take a Minute is a daily post that will catch you up on Internet happenings on campus and around the world. Today’s is all about Opening Day.

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon's senior guards silent in NIT loss to Washington

There were a few negative statistics that an Oregon fan could point to in the aftermath of an emotional season-ending loss at the hands of Washington, but it’s hard to overlook the off-key offensive performances of star senior guards Devoe Joseph and Garrett Sim.

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon Ducks fall in NIT quarterfinal to Washington Huskies

SEATTLE — It was a disappointing end to the careers of Oregon’s seniors as the Ducks (24-10) fell 90-86 to the Washington Huskies (24-10) in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament on the road at Alaska Airlines Arena on Tuesday night.

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Archives

Oregon Ducks set for NIT quarterfinal matchup with Washington Huskies

Oregon’s men’s basketball team is in Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies in an NIT quarterfinal matchup tonight at Alaska Airlines Arena. With a trip to New York on the line, the Ducks and Huskies are set for a rubber match in a series that saw each team notch blowout wins at home this season.

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Oregon Ducks basketball sets season high in scoring in NIT win over LSU

In their highest-scoring performance of the season, the Ducks blew by the Tigers 96-76 Tuesday night at Matthew Knight Arena, buoyed by a 58 percent shooting performance and five different players in double-figures.

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ColumnsMen's BasketballSports

Ocker: Oregon men's basketball provides a perfect senior year

Watching Olu Ashaolu fly over the top of a hapless Utah defender and slam the ball home Saturday, I had a few realizations. The first one was simple: DAMN.

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ArchivesSports

Leader of the Pit: Alex Horwitch’s three years running the Pit Crew

After three full seasons at the helm of the Pit Crew, Horwitch’s last two home basketball games as a student come this week, with Oregon’s game against Utah on Saturday set to be his final home game.

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HousingSpecial Sections

Ocker: Next year’s move all about your neighborhood atmosphere

The trick to finding a place to live in Eugene isn’t so much finding the specific house you want to live in, but finding the neighborhood that fits your lifestyle. It’s pretty well known that West University is where you go to party, but as the Emerald has documented recently, it’s also where you go if you want all of your stuff stolen. Thankfully, in my four years in Eugene, I’ve managed to avoid living in West University, but my housing experience can hopefully help you find the area that’s right for you.

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News

University doctoral student sues school over harassment accusations

University doctoral student Keith Appleby has sued the University for racketeering after appealing a Student Code of Conduct violation to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

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Archives

Whirled Pies: A vision of two University graduates

One year after finally visualizing a business idea they believed they could pull off, the couple opened Whirled Pies — a pizza restaurant and bottle shop — Dec. 16 at the site of the old Monroe Street Cafe, just south of West 11th Avenue, along with a third partner, Laurel Bui.

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Men's BasketballSports

Devoe Joseph leads Oregon Ducks past Stanford Cardinal

On the strength of Joseph’s career-high 30 points, the Oregon Ducks (11-4, 2-1 Pac-12 Conference) beat the Stanford Cardinal (12-3, 2-1 Pac-12) 78-67 Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena.

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Poor passing, pourous defense dooms Oregon Ducks against Washington Huskies

Lackluster shooting, poor passing and porous perimeter defense doomed the Ducks as they fell 76-60 to the Washington Huskies at Hec Edmundson Pavilion in Seattle on Saturday night.

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Archives

Oregon Ducks blow by Washington State Cougars in 92-75 rout

The Oregon Ducks started out their Pac-12 Conference season in dominant fashion, taking a 20-point halftime lead and turning it into an eventual 92-75 win over the Washington State Cougars Thursday night at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash. The Cougars never led in the game and fell behind by as many as 22 points early in the second half before closing the gap well after the game was decided.

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon Ducks struggle to put away Stephen F. Austin, but win 55-45

Oregon was led offensively by Singler, who had 12 points and four rebounds, and senior guard Devoe Joseph, who had 10 first-half points and a team-leading eight rebounds, and was the only Duck with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio. The Ducks turned the ball over 14 times and only had six assists for the game, three of which were by Joseph.

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon’s hot three-point shooting leads Ducks by Prairie View A&M

The Ducks ended up winning 74-66 over the Panthers, shooting 10 of 21 behind the three-point line to compensate for 11 for 30 shooting from two-point range and a sub-par 22 for 31 at the free-throw line. The night before against North Carolina-Central, stellar free throw shooting and solid defense compensated for an otherwise poor offensive performance.

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon's hot three-point shooting leads Ducks by Prairie View A&M

The Ducks ended up winning 74-66 over the Panthers, shooting 10 of 21 behind the three-point line to compensate for 11 for 30 shooting from two-point range and a sub-par 22 for 31 at the free-throw line. The night before against North Carolina-Central, stellar free throw shooting and solid defense compensated for an otherwise poor offensive performance.

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Men's BasketballSports

Second-half surge guides Oregon past North Carolina-Central

Until well into the second half, the Oregon Ducks (7-3) played a terrible game against the North Carolina-Central Eagles (5-6), but a 19-3 second-half run erased all fears as the home team coasted to a 58-45 win at Matthew Knight Arena.

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Archives

Oregon Ducks stifle Portland State's comeback attempt in 79-70 win

After trailing for most of the first half, the Oregon Ducks (6-2) pulled away from the Portland State Vikings (5-4) for much of the second half on the strength of junior forward E.J. Singler’s 19 points and seven rebounds, winning 79-70 Monday night at Matthew Knight Arena after the Vikings got within three with less than two minutes to go.

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Oregon Ducks stifle Portland State’s comeback attempt in 79-70 win

After trailing for most of the first half, the Oregon Ducks (6-2) pulled away from the Portland State Vikings (5-4) for much of the second half on the strength of junior forward E.J. Singler’s 19 points and seven rebounds, winning 79-70 Monday night at Matthew Knight Arena after the Vikings got within three with less than two minutes to go.

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Men's BasketballSports

Ocker: Jabari Brown's departure will have long-lasting impact

When it was announced that Brown would be transferring from Oregon just two games into the season, the future of the program was immediately clouded. Brown’s decision to leave Eugene for greener pastures could put the program in the same position as it was the last time a heralded high school recruit found his way to Oregon.

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Men's BasketballSports

Poor performance from leading scorer Garrett Sim doesn't stop Oregon from beating UTEP

Apart from sophomore point guard Johnathan Loyd’s career-high 24-point performance, Oregon’s backcourt of Sim, junior Carlos Emory and freshman Brett Kingma stumbled through the game, making just one of 13 shots, a Carlos Emory three-pointer, and scoring just seven points on the night.

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ArchivesFootballSports

No. 4 Oregon can't quite pull off epic comeback versus No. 18 USC

For the Oregon Ducks, there’s always an expectation that they can come back from any deficit they encounter. Their reputation as a second-half team has been earned with come-from-behind victories against Arizona State this season and against Stanford and Tennessee last year.

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ArchivesFootballSports

Catching up with Darrion Weems

The senior from Winnetka, Calif., sat down with the Emerald last week to talk about how he chose to come to Eugene, his opinions on smack talk and what he listens to on game day.

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