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Oregon defeats Colorado, 77-62, for first Pac-12 win of the season

It’s New Years Eve and the Oregon men’s basketball team now has something to celebrate: Its first Pac-12 win of the season. The Ducks took down the Colorado Buffaloes, 77-62, at home on Sunday night. This brings the Ducks’ record to 11-4 on the season and 1-1 in Pac-12 play. …

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Ducks overcome first-half struggles, defeat Texas Southern 74-68

During a two-minute span in Oregon’s first half against winless Texas Southern University on Monday, the Ducks shot and missed three consecutive three-pointers, and then gave up a three-pointer to Texas Southern to give the Tigers a 24-17 lead. That about sums up the first half for the Ducks, who led …

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FootballSports

Players to watch in the Civil War

Ryan Nall / Running back / Oregon State Ryan Nall is a star in an otherwise underwhelming offense. Nall is ninth in the Pac-12 with 76.9 yards per game. He has been the lead back for the Beavers since his redshirt sophomore year, and he currently starts ahead of former …

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Former Ducks thrive in the NBA

The Oregon men’s basketball team is coming off of its first Final Four appearance since the Ducks won the first NCAA National Championship in 1939. Four of the five starters from the Final Four team have gone on to play at the professional level. Many of those players have already …

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FootballSports

Taggart says that Herbert is “getting really close” to being back

It has been over six weeks since quarterback Justin Herbert fractured his collarbone against California, and one question remains unanswered: Will Herbert be playing on Saturday against Arizona? According to head coach Willie Taggart on Monday, he’s “getting really close,” but Taggart jokingly said he won’t make an official decision …

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Defensive struggles loom in the Ducks’ win over Coppin State

As the old saying goes: “Defense wins championships.” Oregon head coach Dana Altman had a similar sentiment after the Ducks won 70-54 in a lackluster performance against Coppin State on Friday, specifically struggling on the defensive side of the ball. “I think the offense will come,” Altman said. “I think …

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FootballSports

Ugo Amadi is a versatile piece for the Ducks’ defense

Ugo Amadi has played in every game for the Oregon football team since he arrived on campus in 2015. His versatility has allowed him to help out wherever he is needed throughout the Oregon secondary. Amadi is listed as cornerback on the official roster, but he played safety against UCLA …

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FootballSports

Rapid Reaction: Oregon fades during second half, falling to the Huskies 38-3

Last week against Utah, the Ducks ended their second-half woes, scoring 24 points in the second half alone. Tonight, against the northern-rival Washington Huskies, Oregon reverted back to its old ways, not scoring any points during the second half to lose, 38-3, in Seattle. Key Plays — Ducks convert three …

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FootballSports

Players to watch as the Ducks play Washington

Taj Griffin / Wide Receiver / Oregon Head coach Willie Taggart mentioned that he wants to get Griffin more involved in the offense during his press conference on Monday. “We’ve got to continue to find ways to get him the ball,” Taggart said. “The kid is very talented and electrifying …

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FootballSports

Oregon ends its second-half woes, beats Utah 41-20

Last season, Oregon football’s last-minute win against No. 12 Utah was a high point for a season that was going downhill. This year, it was a similar story, but with a brighter light at the end of the tunnel. The Ducks took down the Utah Utes 41-20 on Saturday to …

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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Ducks defense steps up, Oregon leads 17-6

  RAPID REACTION: Oregon leads 17-6 at halftime. pic.twitter.com/yK9EzbRVqN — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) October 28, 2017 Key plays — Quarterback Braxton Burmeister connects with Cam McCormick on a 5-yard TD pass to put the Ducks up 7-0. — Burmeister fumbles as he tries to handoff to Royce Freeman. — Utah …

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Darren Carrington makes his return to Autzen Stadium, this time he will be on the other sideline

Last year, Darren Carrington was the Ducks’ leading receiver. This year, he is still the leading receiver on a Pac-12 team, but that team is the University of Utah. Head coach Willie Taggart dismissed Carrington from the football team early this summer after he was charged with a DUI. “You …

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FootballSports

Burmeister making progress, Herbert continuing to “drink his milk”

The Oregon offense, led by freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister, continued in its struggles in the 31-14 loss against the University of California, Los Angeles on Saturday, but head coach Willie Taggart is still optimistic about the young quarterback’s progression. “Last week, I thought he got better,” Taggart said. “I thought …

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FootballSports

Players to Watch: As offense struggles, field goals could play a big role

Aidan Schneider / Kicker / Oregon Schneider, the kicker from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, could potentially play a large role against UCLA. As the Oregon passing offense continues to struggle without quarterback Justin Herbert, the Ducks must score points in a different way. If the Ducks can get …

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FootballSports

Practice Report: Turnovers are key when Ducks face UCLA

After the second straight Pac-12 loss, the Oregon Ducks look to get a much-needed win against the University of California, Los Angeles on Saturday. For a Bruin team that hasn’t had its expected share of successes this season either, sitting at 1-2 in conference, it’s a must-win for both teams. …

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Players to watch: Ducks need Jacob Breeland to perform against Stanford

Bryce Love / Running Back / Stanford The junior who replaced 2015 Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffrey hasn’t skipped a beat in his new role. He leads not only the Pac-12, but also the NCAA with 206.7 yards per game and already has nine touchdowns and a whopping 1,240 yards. Only …

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Oregon football’s unsung hero: Tanner Carew

In a position that requires nothing but consistency, Tanner Carew has been just that. Quarterbacks and coaches around him may change, but Carew has remained a steady part of the Oregon football team throughout his four years, even after an ACL tear. Carew, a graduate of Chino Hills High School …

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Taggart reflects on inability to run against WSU, prepares for Bryce Love and Stanford

The Oregon running game was lacked luster against Washington State and now the Oregon offense not only has to improve its running game, but the Oregon defense must stop the Pac-12 leader in rushing yards, Bryce Love. The Oregon backfield rushed for 132 yards against Washington State. That is less …

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Oregon’s defense puts up a good fight, but Ducks fall to WSU 33-10

The Oregon defense had to step up as freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister made his first collegiate start against Washington State; and they did – to start, at least – as the the Cougars scored 20 unanswered points in the second half, ultimately beating the Ducks 33-10. “I just think that …

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Behind the scenes with Oregon equipment, seeing what it takes to be a manager

When Justin Hollins’ shoulder was bothering him during last year’s game against Nebraska, there was one man on the sideline who knew just what to say to the linebacker. It wasn’t then-head coach Mark Helfrich or one of Hollins’ teammates; it was Oregon equipment manager Austin Cruz. “I just had …

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GolfSports

Norman Xiong wins second tournament of the season

Sophomore Norman Xiong’s steady performance at the Nike Collegiate Invite earned him the top spot in the Portland, Oregon, tournament. He finished at 13-under par to win over 74 other golfers from around the country. He narrowly beat University of Southern California’s Justin Suh and Stanford’s Brandon Woo, who tied …

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FootballSports

It’s truly “next man up” for the Ducks now

Oregon’s 45-24 win on Saturday over Cal may look great on paper, but the victory came with some losses. Six injuries and one ejection to key players plagued the Ducks throughout the game and may have cost them more than if they had lost the game itself. The injuries included …

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Rapid Reaction: Despite injuries, the Ducks hold on to win 45-24

The Oregon Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) took down the California Golden Bears (3-2, 0-2) 45-24. Despite losing Justin Herbert, Royce Freeman, Dillon Mitchell, Kaulana Apelu, Jake Pisarcik and Taylor Alie due to injuries and Tyree Robinson after ejection, the Ducks were able to pull out a win against the Golden …

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Men’s golf ends streak, places eighth at Trinity Forest Invite

The Oregon men’s golf team wrapped up the Trinity Forest Invitational on Tuesday, finishing in eighth place overall in Dallas. The Ducks were 8-over par after the three-day event, snapping their streak of 15-straight top-five team finishes. Florida topped the other 12 schools competing, shooting 17-under. Ryan Gronlund was the …

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FootballSports

Ducks “locked in” during Sunday practice following ASU loss

The Oregon football team “responded well” during Sunday’s practice following the 37-35 loss to Arizona State on Saturday. Oregon rallied against the Sun Devils after a bad first half to lead by one point with 6:41 to go, but Arizona State drove downfield and made a 41-yard field goal to …

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Norman Xiong wins men’s golf opener, Ducks finish fourth

Sophomore Norman Xiong tied for first to lead Oregon men’s golf to a fourth place finish in the Rod Myers Invitational at Duke University Golf Club on Sunday. Xiong shot 12-under par over the two-day tournament to share the individual title with Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris. The 2017 NCAA Men’s …

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FootballSports

Catching-up with Johnny Mundt and other Ducks in the NFL

In 2016, former Oregon tight end Johnny Mundt was awarded the Dudley Randolph Clarke Memorial Award for the team’s most improved player. Now, recently signed to the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad, Mundt looks to improve even more and eventually make the 53-man roster – again. During the first week …

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Quick HitsSports

Quick Hits: The Oregon men’s basketball team signs top prospects

— Oregon men’s basketball standouts Chris Boucher, Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks led the team to its recent Final Four run. With all of them declaring for the NBA, as well as being invited to the combine, Dana Altman had his work cut out to fill those scholarship spots for next year. …

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LacrosseSports

The Oregon lacrosse team’s season has ended, but not without a few steps forward

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team wrapped up its season with a loss against San Diego State in the first round of the MPSF Tournament on Thursday, ending with a 9-8 record under first year head coach Katrina Dowd. After being hired in June, Dowd said that her ultimate goal was …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse falls to San Diego State in final game of season

The Oregon women’s lacrosse team wrapped up its season with an 18-13 loss against San Diego State on Thursday in the first round of the MPSF Tournament. Head coach Katrina Dowd finishes up her first season with a 9-8 (5-3 MPSF) record. The Ducks were ranked No. 4 going into the tournament, …

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