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Oregon women’s tennis head coach Alison Silverio leaves for Notre Dame job

Oregon women’s tennis head coach Alison Silverio has left the program, taking the head coaching job at Notre Dame. In her four seasons as Oregon’s head coach, Silverio went 52-43, including winning the program’s first NCAA tournament match since 2004, beating Tennessee in the first round, 4-2. Excited to begin …

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Walks, runners left on base and extra inning rule help AquaSox down Emeralds 7-4

Just three nights ago, the Eugene Emeralds lost to the Everett AquaSox thanks to the new extra innings rule, where a runner is placed on second base to start the inning. Monday night, things were eerily similar. The Emeralds lost to the AquaSox 7-4 in 10 innings thanks to a …

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Emeralds end seven-game losing streak thanks to pitching in Sunday doubleheader

Sometimes when you’re struggling, a day off is all you need to reset and get back on track. That’s what happened for the Eugene Emeralds, which effectively ended their seven game losing streak by taking both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Everett AquaSox. “Any time you go through a …

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Emeralds lose seventh in a row after new MiLB rule comes into play

Major League Baseball and its Minor League have been experimenting in speeding up the game. Whether it is pitch clocks, limits on mound visits or more drastic rules, people are learning to adjust. The new extra inning rule, where a runner is placed on second base at the start of …

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Emeralds lose 7-2, drop third straight to Hawks

Every scorecard in PK Park was littered with WP (wild pitch), BB (walks) and SB (stolen bases) in Monday’s series finale between the Eugene Emeralds and the Boise Hawks. The two teams combined for 12 walks, six wild pitches and nine stolen bases. Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the …

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SoftballSports

Mike White to leave Oregon softball for Texas

Oregon softball head coach Mike White is leaving the program to take over the vacancy left at the University of Texas by Connie Clark, who was the Longhorns’ head coach for 22 years. Texas went 33-26 this season and were ousted in the Seattle Regional. It was first reported by Ryan …

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Troy Brown Jr. selected No. 15 by Washington Wizards in NBA Draft

Former Oregon men’s basketball forward Troy Brown Jr. was picked No. 15 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Brown is the first University of Oregon first-round pick since 2007, when Aaron Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets No. 26 overall. He is also the highest …

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USC wins women’s track and field title in similar fashion as Oregon in 2017

There have been some memorable moments on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Last year, Oregon came out on top after winning the final race, the 4X400 relay, in dramatic fashion. This year, seemingly insurmountable expectations of excitement were placed on the meet, which was the …

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Four Ducks picked in 2018 MLB Draft, five others with Oregon ties

This week, four Oregon baseball players were picked in the 2018 MLB Draft. Junior pitchers Matt Mercer and Parker Kelly, senior infielder Kyle Kasser and junior catcher Ray Soderman were all drafted. Mercer was drafted in the fifth round, 159 overall, of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He …

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Kylee O’Connor hurdles opposition on and off the track

It should be hard to live up to the Twitter handle @kyleethemightee, but Eugene native Kylee O’Connor makes “mightee” look like the understatement of the century. The University of Oregon journalism graduate has quickly developed a loaded, unique résumé in her college tenure while also competing in the 400-meter hurdles …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball loses 6-2 to Washington behind poor fifth inning

Fresh off its best offensive performance in a Women’s College World Series game, the No. 1 Oregon softball team was silenced for the first six innings of its 6-2 loss to No. 5 Washington. Although Oregon swept Washington in the regular season, the Huskies won the game that mattered most. …

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Oregon softball earns ticket to Women’s College World Series with 11-1 win over Kentucky

It took Oregon four innings to get pitcher Miranda Elish the lead last night. It was a different story tonight as the Ducks scored seven runs in the second inning, highlighted by Shannon Rhodes’ leadoff home run and a DJ Sanders grand slam. The inning’s seven runs were more than the …

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Oregon softball defeats Drake 3-0, advances to Super Regional

Just like the previous two games for Oregon softball, runs were hard to come by in Saturday’s Eugene Regional matchup against Drake. Oregon had not allowed a run in its previous 23 innings of play coming into Saturday’s match up, putting pressure on Drake’s pitcher Nicole Newman to be perfect. …

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Preview: Oregon softball prepares for battles against quality pitching in upcoming regional

The Pac-12 champion Oregon softball team will host Albany, BYU and Drake at the Eugene Regional for the first round of the Women’s College World Series starting Thursday. The Ducks own the No. 1 ranking and the pressure packaged with it. “[We’re] just taking it day by day,” center fielder …

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Oregon baseball’s Kyle Kasser scores four runs in 4-3 walk-off win over Utah

Tie game, two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. That was the situation for Oregon center fielder Johnny DeLuca. As he prepared to swing, Utah pitcher Trenton Stoltz lost control of a pitch and it got away from catcher Shea Kramer. Kyle Kasser read …

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Oregon women’s tennis eliminated in NCAA Tournament by No. 3 Duke

One day after winning the program’s first NCAA Tournament match since 2004 over No. 38 Tennessee, the No. 33 Oregon women’s tennis team retook the courts Saturday against No. 3 Duke. Although being ranked 30 positions lower than the Blue Devils, Oregon kept the match very close, being only a …

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Oregon men’s tennis defeats No. 27 Dartmouth 4-0 in first round of NCAA Tournament

The No. 33 Oregon men’s tennis team kicked off its NCAA Tournament with an impressive 4-0 win over No. 27 Dartmouth. The match marked the first top-30 win of the season for the Ducks, who have really hit their stride at the perfect time. Since the 4-3 loss to No. …

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Oregon women’s tennis wins first NCAA Tournament match since 2004 with convincing 4-2 victory over Tennessee

The No. 33 Oregon women’s tennis team took the courts Friday morning against No. 38 Tennessee in quest of the program’s first NCAA Tournament win since 2004. Today’s match was filled with grit and perseverance, something head coach Alison Silverio has preached and praised all season. The Ducks trailed two …

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Ducks prepare for postseason battles in NCAA Tournament

Postseason dreams are still a little new to the No. 33 Oregon women’s tennis team. Oregon was a lock for postseason play this season after a strong 15-9 season. Despite ending their Pac-12 Championship campaign in heartbreak with a close 4-3 loss against No. 14 UCLA, the Ducks knew there …

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Oregon men’s basketball forward M.J. Cage announces intentions to transfer

Oregon men’s basketball forward, M.J. Cage has announced his intention to transfer from the program. pic.twitter.com/TUpQqp2ls5 — Michael Cage Jr. (@mjcage_) May 7, 2018 The redshirt-freshman played in 11 games last season and scored 19 points, with a career-high 11 against Central Arkansas. Cage was a three-star recruit out of …

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Alyssa Tobita was an underdog, but after four years, she is now on top

Oregon women’s tennis team senior Alyssa Tobita has used an underdog persona to piece together one of the best careers in program history. Tobita is from Mililani, Hawaii, which came with some disadvantages during the recruitment and development process. Being outside the continental United States, it was harder for her …

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Oregon baseball wins game and series over USC on walk-off double

Oregon catcher Ray Soderman had gone 19 at bats without a hit. On Sunday, in the bottom of the tenth, he broke out of that slump with a clutch, one-out opposite field walk-off double to score Daniel Patzlaff and lead the Ducks to a 2-1 win over USC to win …

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Oregon left tackle Tyrell Crosby drafted No. 153 overall by the Detroit Lions

Former Oregon left tackle Tyrell Crosby was drafted in the fifth round, No. 153 overall, by the Detroit Lions on Saturday in the 2018 NFL Draft. The four-year tackle was the 14th tackle drafted and the second Duck, behind running back Royce Freeman. He is the first Oregon offensive lineman …

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Royce Freeman drafted by Denver Broncos in third round

Oregon running back Royce Freeman was drafted in the third round, No. 71 overall, by the Denver Broncos on Friday at the 2018 NFL Draft. The former Duck finished his career as not only Oregon’s all-time rush-leader with 5,621 yards, but as the Pac-12 leader as well. Freeman leaves Eugene …

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No. 30 Oregon women’s tennis lose 4-3 heartbreaker to No. 13 UCLA in second round of Pac-12 Championships

The No. 30 Oregon women’s tennis team’s quest for a Pac-12 Championship ended today with a heart-breaking 4-3 loss in the second round to the overpowering No. 13 UCLA. The Ducks rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits, but were unable to pull off the upset win in Ojai, Calif. Shweta …

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No. 30 Oregon dominates in first round of Pac-12 Championships, takes on No. 13 UCLA next

The No. 30 Oregon women’s tennis kicked off its Pac-12 Championship play with its second consecutive 4-0 win over Utah, having defeated the Utes April 15, in the regular season finale. Although Utah was the No. 10 seed, the Ducks must be pleased with the repeated dominant results over the …

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Oregon men’s tennis built with international players

Building collegiate tennis teams based on similar cultural backgrounds has been a known strategy, such as UCLA and its majority of Californians, or Drake University with eight players from the United Kingdom. However, the No. 36 Oregon men’s tennis team has one of the more globally diverse teams in the …

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No. 36 Oregon men’s tennis clinches four-seed in Pac-12 Championships with upset win over No. 31 Cal

The No. 36 Oregon men’s tennis team split its Bay Area roadtrip with a high-quality 4-2 win over No. 31 Cal on Saturday. The win is the Ducks’ first ever win over Cal. That feeling when you clinch the program’s first-ever win against Cal. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/BydUMboJjZ — Oregon Men's Tennis …

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No. 36 Oregon men’s tennis drops match at No. 4 Stanford

The No. 36 Oregon men’s tennis team kicked off its final regular season weekend in the Bay Area with a 4-1 loss to No. 4 Stanford. The Ducks went into Friday having won six of their past seven matches, but were no match against the top-5 Cardinal. Although the match …

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For Oregon’s offense to thrive, the young wide receivers need to step up

Quarterback Justin Herbert is one of the favorites to win the Heisman trophy this season. In order to do that, he needs to make big, flashy plays. That also means he needs highlight-reel plays by wide receivers, which have been hard to find the last couple seasons. Oregon needs to …

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