FootballSports

Backup Battle: Braxton Burmeister and Tyler Shough compete for the important position

If the Oregon Ducks learned one thing last year, it was to always have a strong plan B. In last season’s game against California, starting quarterback Justin Herbert fractured his collarbone in the first quarter. Soon after, redshirt senior backup Taylor Alie suffered a concussion.                                                                                                                   Braxton Burmeister, in the …

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Oregon soccer’s Everett scores twice to lead Ducks into Pac-12 play

Oregon defender Jazmin Jackmon collected the ball in the left center of the attacking half of the field. She swung in a cross toward forward Zoe Hasenauer. The ball dropped at the top of Idaho’s 18-yard box, as Vandal goalie Makayla Presgrave dove for the save against Hasenauer. But Presgrave couldn’t …

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No. 20 Oregon shakes off offensive struggles to beat San Jose State 35-22

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal said he walked into the locker room and asked his players, “Is anyone really fired up right now?” His team responded, “No.” No. 20 Oregon (3-0) was expected to sweep its nonconference schedule, but a 13-point final score difference against San Jose State (0-3) was …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon defeats San Jose State 35-22

Rapid Reaction: Oregon defeats San Jose State 35-22 No. 20 Oregon football downed San Jose State 35-22 Saturday for its last non-conference game of the season. Here are the key plays and stats from the second half.   Key Plays -Oregon’s Ugo Amadi ran 57 yards on a punt return …

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FootballSports

Rapid Reaction: Oregon leads San Jose State 21-6 at halftime

Halftime rapid reaction: Oregon 21, San Jose State 6. pic.twitter.com/lOq0jJtwJG — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) September 15, 2018 Halftime Rapid Reaction: No. 20 Oregon football leads San Jose State 21-6 at the half. Here are the key plays and stats from the first half. Key Plays -Jevon Holland intercepted a pass …

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SportsVolleyball

Oregon volleyball defeats Hawaii twice to end non-conference play 7-3.

The No. 12 Oregon Ducks finished their non-conference play in the state of Hawaii with back-to-back wins over the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine. Oregon (7-3) swept Hawaii Thursday night with set wins of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-22. The Rainbow Wahine (4-5) gave the Ducks a run for their money, pushing Oregon …

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FootballSports

Under the pads and beyond the ink

On his last day at home in Gainesville, Florida, before moving to Eugene to start college and play football for the University of Oregon, Tony Brooks-James was in his room changing his shirt when his mom walked in and spotted his tattoo. He quickly pulled a shirt over and tried …

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Oregon moves up in AVCA poll, Nuneviller earns Pac-12 weekly honor

After taking down the No.1-ranked Minnesota Gophers, the Oregon Ducks moved up six spots to No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association coaches’ poll. In addition, Oregon freshman libero Brooke Nuneviller earned Pac-12 freshman of the week, recording a total of 44 digs throughout the team’s two top-5 matches …

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Oregon splits Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, highlighted by upset win

With the program’s first victory over a No. 1-ranked opponent in six years, the Oregon Ducks came out even in the first year of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. In their last matches against top-ranked opponents for this preseason, the No. 18 Ducks (5-3) ended the weekend with an upset win …

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Ducks clinch first season-victory in home opener

Oregon redshirt sophomore Brooke Van Sickle stepped out to serve. She bounced the ball a handful of times before serving it across the net. Moments later, Ronika Stone found the kill. Van Sickle served again. This time a service ace tied Oregon with Portland State at 5-5. Another serve form …

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SportsTrack & Field

The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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Mentally Tough: A group of Oregon athletes is trying to normalize mental health conversations in athletics through their campaign, “Duck The Stigma.”

Apple. Elbow. Carpet. Bubble. Room. Saddle. Jenna Lilley will never forget those words. After being hit in the face by a rise-ball pitch while at bat, Lilley found herself in a training room at Jane Sanders Stadium going through a concussion protocol test. Her face was beginning to swell and …

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The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball’s season ends with 4-1 loss to FSU in WCWS

Red eyes, choked-back words with disappointed faces and tears. It wasn’t the way No. 1 Oregon softball wanted to see the season end. It wasn’t the way the seniors wanted to end their career as Ducks. Oregon was eliminated from the Women’s College World Series Saturday, falling 4-1 to the …

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Oregon qualifies 12 in first two days of NCAA West Prelims

After the first two days of the NCAA West Preliminaries, at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, the Oregon Ducks have punched 12 individual tickets for the NCAA Championships. Oregon qualified eight athletes on Friday, with six from the women’s team and two from the men’s. In the 400 meters, …

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FootballSports

Fotu Leiato dismissed from Oregon football after April arrest

Following his arrest in late April, senior linebacker Fotu Leiato has been dismissed from the Oregon football team, as first reported by 247sports.com. 247sports.com confirmed the removal Thursday afternoon by Oregon’s senior associate athletic director of communications Jimmy Stanton, stating that Leiato was removed a day after his arrest on …

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SoftballSports

Oregon surrenders three home runs in upset loss of Super Regionals opener

Oregon entered the game with a 16-game winning streak, a 22-1 home-field record and as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, the No. 16 seed, was the upcoming underdog. A team that swept the Lexington Regional last weekend with three consecutive run-rule games to earn a spot …

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SoftballSports

Eugene native Lauren Burke’s home run secures Oregon’s win in first round of regionals

Eugene native and Oregon utility player Lauren Burke is a freshman. A freshman who has only played in 28 of Oregon’s 54 games this season — starting in a mere 10. But a freshman who only needed two pitches in an NCAA first-round Regional to unleash a monster two-run, pinch-hit …

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Oregon men’s tennis season ends with 4-0 loss to No. 8 TCU

For the second year in a row, the Oregon Ducks (18-10) ended their season with a 4-0 loss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament — their third straight second-round loss in the tournament. After winning their third straight NCAA Tournament opener on Saturday against No. 23 Tulsa, the …

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SoftballSports

DJ Sanders’ extra-inning grand slam gives No. 2 Oregon 7-2 win over No. 4 Washington

The Ducks wanted revenge against the Huskies. Washington had cost them a College World Series opener and took a two-game regular series win last season, ending Oregon’s four-year series winning streak. On the other side, Washington wanted to prove it still had power, especially after getting swept by UCLA the …

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Beach volleyball’s season ends with losses to Utah and Arizona State in Pac-12 Championships

For their final performance of the season, the Oregon Ducks made their way to Stanford, California, in hopes of earning their first ever win in the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship. But Oregon’s time in the championship would end just like its previous two seasons: winless. The Ducks (2-10, 0-3) capped …

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SoftballSports

Shannon Rhodes’ pinch-hit home run helps No. 4 Oregon complete series sweep of Stanford

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, and Oregon clinging to a 2-1 lead, Shannon Rhodes stepped to the plate with a runner on second. It was her second game in a row not starting and head coach Mike White had benched for the first three innings in …

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FootballSports

Underclassmen shine at Oregon’s spring game

Not only does Oregon’s annual spring game give the team a chance to regroup from the fall, it helps foreshadow for the upcoming season. It’s the first chance the coaches, the team and the fans get to see the new and recently developed underclassmen talent. And in today’s spring game, …

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SoftballSports

No. 4 Oregon holds off Stanford’s rally for an 8-4 win

Oregon won in the top of the seventh inning when pitcher Miranda Elish struck out the final Stanford batter. But it should have been a shorter game, and it probably would have been if the Cardinal hadn’t cut into a six-run Oregon lead from the second inning. “Our challenge was, …

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Thomas Graham Jr. and Jaylon Redd’s connection runs deep

A little over seven minutes into his first Civil War as an Oregon Duck, freshman wide receiver Jaylon Redd snagged a pass from quarterback Justin Herbert. His Oregon teammates knocked down the Oregon State defenders in his path. Redd ran 19 yards straight to the end zone, scoring his first …

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FootballSports

From Thanksgiving games to Autzen, the Dye brothers battle together as Ducks

Like many American families on Thanksgiving, the Dye family gathered outside their house in Norco, California, for a game of touch football. It was the annual Dye family Turkey Bowl. All the siblings joined: Anthony (Tony), Jordan, Troy, Travis and little sister Jamie. Even Grandma grabbed a whistle and played …

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Ducks end regular season with a winless weekend at Pac-12 North Invitational

After their redeeming win over Portland last weekend, the Ducks ended the regular season with a disappointing performance at the Pac-12 North Invitational Oregon (2-8, 0-2) lost all four of its matches this weekend, by the score of 0-5 in each, against No. 14 Stanford, No. 13 California, Washington and No. …

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SoftballSports

No. 3 Oregon shuts out No. 7 Sun Devils 5-0 in series opener

After four scoreless innings in Friday’s match-up against Arizona State University, Oregon’s DJ Sanders was stuck on second base in the top of the fifth. With an Alexis Mack bunt, Sanders scored Oregon’s first run of the game. No. 3 Oregon (33-6, 8-2) built off the momentum of Mack’s double …

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SoftballSports

Oregon jumps to No. 3 in NFCA Top-25 Poll, Svekis and Elish earn Pac-12 weekly honors

Oregon (32-6) moved up to No. 3 in the USA Today Top 25 poll, jumping two spots after defeating Portland State in a doubleheader, 11-2, and sweeping a three-game series against No. 9 Arizona last week.  Washington (39-2) remained at the No. 1 spot while Oklahoma (33-2) is chasing the …

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Oregon upsets No. 16 USC 18-11 on Senior Day, first win over ranked opponent since 2008

The clock trickled down to zero and the final whistle blew. Oregon’s sophomore Lexy Biller dropped her stick and turned around. She immediately found goalie Brittany Read and without a second to wait, she jumped into the senior’s arms. It was a day to celebrate Oregon’s seniors, as four of …

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