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Quick Hits: Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field, Oregon men’s and women’s basketball victorious

— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this indoor season. …

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Men's BasketballSports

Ducks’ shooting the difference in Civil War rematch

It has been 22 days since the Civil War rivals battled it out on the court when Oregon fell in its biggest losing deficit of the season to Oregon State. Twenty-two days of training and playing other Pac-12 schools. Each coming into tonight’s rematch with the same conference record after …

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Men's BasketballSports

Preview: Ducks looking for revenge in Civil War rematch

Oregon (13-7, Pac-12 3-4) will have a chance to reclaim state bragging rights during Saturday’s conclusion of this season’s Civil War series against the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers (11-8, 3-4) won the first matchup on Jan. 5 in Corvallis, Oregon, winning 76-64 over the Ducks. Beaver forward Tres Tinkle …

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BaseballSports

Preview: Ducks need to fill David Peterson’s shoes in 2018

Oregon baseball is looking for a comeback. The team will look to redeem itself after missing the postseason for two consecutive seasons, ending last year with an overall 30-25 record and 12-18 in the Pac-12. “We feel like we are the underdog this year,” senior Kyle Kasser said. “We’re not …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Ducks remain No. 7 ranking in AP Poll

For the second consecutive week, Oregon’s women’s basketball team was ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll despite the team’s first Pac-12 loss of the season on Friday at Oregon State. The Ducks won the return game on Sunday to break the Beavers’ 14-game win streak. Oregon (18-3, Pac-12 7-1) …

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon hangs on to beat UCLA 94-91

Oregon forward MiKyle McIntosh stole the ball from a UCLA pass. He turned and found teammate Payton Pritchard before running into the courtside table where ESPN commentators Dave Pasch and Bill Walton sat. Pritchard continued to run the ball down the court and into the paint, and instead of shooting, …

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Cover StorySports

Family business: Keith Smith’s family and Seattle roots propelled him to a basketball life

It was on the court of a Seattle community center where NBA player Jamal Crawford — who played for the New York Knicks at the time — first spotted seventh-grader Keith Smith with a basketball in his hand. The 18-year NBA veteran noticed more than just talent in Smith. He …

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The resilient cheerleader: From the Final Four to chemotherapy

A sea of Oregon green and yellow and North Carolina blue and white engulfed the stands. Oregon cheerleader Sarah DeBois walked out from behind the stands to look at the 77,612-person crowd. “It was the scariest, most exciting thing,” DeBois said. “We had never cheered in front of that many …

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Men's BasketballSports

Oregon falls to Oregon State in the 349th Civil War

Last year was different. Last year, the Oregon State Beavers went 5-27 with only one win during Pac-12 play. They lost twice to the Oregon Ducks, who went 33-6 and earned a spot in the NCAA Final Four. This year, the Beavers came into the 349th Civil War on Friday …

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Men's BasketballSports

A poor defensive second half helps Utah drop Ducks in Pac-12 opener

Oregon’s Elijah Brown lugged the ball across the court just before the game-ending buzzer went off. Meanwhile, at center court, Utah forward David Collette screamed as he clenched both fists. Utah had broken Oregon’s nine-game winning streak over the Utes. It was Utah’s first win in Eugene since 1951 and …

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Men's BasketballSports

Ducks top Central Arkansas 96-82 for fifth straight win

Within the first 20 minutes of Oregon nonconference finale against Central Arkansas on Wednesday, the Ducks outshot the Bear by 28 percent. Oregon made 22 of its 30 shot attempts and went to the half shooting a season-high of 73.3 percent from the field. Come the second half and the …

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Men's BasketballSports

Ducks rally in the second half to down Fresno State 68-61

Fresno State stepped on the court with a 22-year losing streak to Oregon. But this year they were ready for battle as the Bulldogs carried a seven-game winning streak, with six of those wins coming at home, into the matchup. And at the half, it looked like they would clench …

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Men's BasketballSports

Kenny Wooten provides needed ‘spark’ in narrow win over Texas Southern

Texas Southern’s Trayvon Reed found his way under the basket. He receives the ball and, with hopes of making his first basket of the game, he jumps up and shoots. Instead of finding the basket, the ball immediately gets blocked by Oregon freshman Kenny Wooten. The crowd erupts and the …

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SportsVolleyball

BYU sweeps Oregon in second round of NCAA Tournament, ends Ducks’ season

The last time Oregon battled the BYU Cougars was in Sweet 16 round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The Ducks won, 3-1, and saw a run to the national title match. Five years later, on their home-court, the Cougars got their redemption. No. 13-seed BYU (30-2) beat the Ducks (18-12) …

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NCAA Tournament Preview: Oregon faces Atlantic-Sun conference champs Kennesaw State in first round

There have been many reasons for Oregon to celebrate this season. Beginning with a seven-match winning streak, a No. 8 ranking in the AVCA, and Maggie Scott’s 3,000th assist, the Ducks concluded conference play with two All-Team Pac-12 players and earned their seventh straight ticket to the NCAA Tournament. And …

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Oregon to play Kennesaw State in first round of NCAA Tournament

Oregon volleyball (17-11) will begin its program’s 15th NCAA Tournament appearance and seventh in a row, as they take on Kennesaw State (21-4) in the first round in Provo, Utah, on Friday at 3 p.m. PT. In head coach Matt Ulmer’s first season at the helm, Ducks finished 17-11 and …

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USC spoils Oregon’s senior day with 3-1 win over Ducks

Oregon seniors Maggie Scott, Taylor Agost, Alex Hojnar and Marine Hall-Poirier stood on the court as their teammates sat below them. A video on the big screen showed highlights from each senior as head coach Matt Ulmer individually thanked each one for their hard work and dedication. “Taylor has powers …

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FootballSports

Raincoats and redemption, Ducks prepare for the 121st Civil War

The eight-game Civil War winning streak of the Oregon Ducks came to an end last year as the Oregon State Beavers claimed the victory, 34-24, for the first time since 2007. “I remember it started to rain,” Oregon State head coach Cory Hall said on Monday. “I remember seeing that …

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Ducks’ 22-game win streak in loss to Washington State

Ronika Stone dropped to the floor. She knelt, bringing her hands to her face to hide her immediate disappointment. Her swing had hit the Washington State back line and for all she knew, the match was over. Head coach Matt Ulmer, saw Stone on floor and threw up his challenge …

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Men's BasketballSports

Paul White makes an immediate impact in his debut

Four minutes into Monday’s game against the Prairie View A&M Panthers, Oregon’s Paul White stepped on the court. Within a minute, the redshirt junior sunk a three, his first ever basket as a Duck. “It was a great shot,” Keith Smith said. “Paul is a great shooter and any time a …

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No. 16 Oregon suffers five-set loss to Arizona

Coming off their three-set sweep over Arizona State on Friday, No. 16 Oregon fell to the Arizona in five sets with scores of 26-24, 25-16, 22-25, 21-25 and 13-15. The win ends an eight-game losing streak for Arizona (10-15, 4-12 Pac-12) and puts the Ducks at 16-8 overall and 9-7 in …

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Men's BasketballSports

Ducks get season-opening win against Coppin State

For the past 19 seasons, Oregon basketball has opened with a home court win. In Friday’s game against Coppin State (0-1), the Ducks (1-0) added to the streak with a 70-54 victory over the Eagles to officially begin their 2017-18 season. After a lead of 28 at the half, Oregon …

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SportsVolleyball

Oregon volleyball gains commitments from three Under-Armour All-Americans

Oregon volleyball will add three Under Armour All-Americans to next year’s roster for the 2018 fall season, the most of any DI college. The  Ducks will add Karson Bacon, Brooke Nuneviller and Camryn Tastad. Bacon played in a total of 360 sets during her time as an outside hitter at …

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No. 16 Oregon falls to No. 2 Stanford in three-set sweep

No. 16 Oregon (15-7, 8-6 Pac-12) lost in a three-set sweep for the second time this season against defending national champions No. 2 Stanford (20-2, 13-0) Sunday at the Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal beat the Ducks, 25-14, 25-18 and 25-14 to remain unbeaten in conference play. Stanford …

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Men's TennisSports

Ducks end fall season with stellar performances at Gopher Invitational and ITA National Championships

Oregon closed out its fall season this weekend with two championship titles at the Gopher Invitational and a semifinal appearance at the 2017 Oracle ITA Fall National Championships. Simon Stevens, Akihiro Tanaka, Ethan Young-Smith, Ty Gentry and Armando Soemarno made the trip to Minnesota for the Gopher Invitational, as Thomas …

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No. 16 Oregon sweeps Cal, extends winning streak against Golden Bears to eight

No. 16 Oregon (15-6, 8-5 Pac-12) beat California (13-11, 4-9) for the eighth-straight time on Friday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. The victory against the Bears marks the fifth straight season sweep during the Oregon streak. Coming off their five-set loss in last week’s match against Colorado, Oregon is …

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Taylor Agost is playing best volleyball of her collegiate career after taking on new role

In the past two weeks, Oregon senior Taylor Agost has set career-high records in four consecutive matches — all in a position she has not played since her senior year of high school. After Oregon’s matches against Colorado and No. 15 Utah in late September, head coach Matt Ulmer noticed …

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Men's TennisSports

International players adapt to playing familiar game in a foreign country

In every tennis match, there are always three things: a net, a ball and a pair of rackets. While the type of court may change and the match strategy will vary depending on where you’re playing, tennis remains one of the most popular international sports. In the Pac-12, six men’s …

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Kyra Hanawahine: Small player, big impact

Kyra Hanawahine stands at 5-foot-2 inches. She is the shortest player on Oregon’s volleyball roster since 2014, but more impressively, the Honolulu native is the team’s only freshman this season. Hanawahine began playing volleyball when she was 7 years old at a local volleyball clinic. It wasn’t long before she …

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No. 15 Ducks fall to No. 14 Huskies in five-set match

No. 15 Oregon (10-5, 3-4) began their Washington road trip with a loss to defending Pac-12 champions, No. 14 Washington (15-3, 5-2) at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Wednesday night. The Ducks fell to the Huskies by set scores of 25-20, 19-25, 21-25, 26-24 and 15-13. …

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