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Jordan Bell leads Oregon to Final Four in rout of Kansas

“They be sleeping on us.” Those were the words Jordan Bell said to a reporter on national television right after No. 3 seeded Oregon upset No. 1 Kansas 74-60, booking the Ducks’ first trip to the Final Four in 78 years. Bell was iconic in Oregon’s biggest victory since 1939 …

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Dorsey and Bell lead Oregon over Michigan and into the Elite Eight

Once again, Mr. March came through for Oregon. Tyler Dorsey — dubbed “Mr. March” for his performances in the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournament — hit a layup with 1:09 to help No.3 seed Oregon pull out a 69-68 victory over N0.7 Michigan. Two defensive stops, along with a crucial offensive …

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Rough day for Oregon hoops ends with loss to Arizona in Pac-12 Tournament title game

As far as Saturdays go, it couldn’t have gone much worse for the Oregon men’s basketball team. Earlier in the day, the Ducks learned that forward Chris Boucher will miss the remainder of the season. Boucher suffered a torn ACL in the first half of Oregon’s Pac-12 Tournament semifinal game against …

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Ducks begin Oregon Invitational with strong offensive showing

After being on the road for the first four weeks of the 2017 season, the Oregon softball team returned to Eugene to host the inaugural Oregon Invitational. The Ducks — the host team — showed no mercy against their first two opponents. Oregon began the tournament with a 16-0 run-ruled …

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Oregon begins Pac-12 Tournament with 80-57 win over ASU

One down, two to go. After defeating rival Oregon State for a share of the Pac-12 regular season championship last week, the Ducks earned the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. Oregon opened tournament play with an 80-57 victory over No. 8-seeded Arizona State in the quarterfinals Thursday in Las Vegas. …

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Oregon sets school record for consecutive wins in win over Stephen F. Austin

The Oregon softball team has played 19 games in its 2017 season, and the Ducks have 19 wins. With Sunday’s 8-2 victory over Stephen F. Austin, the Ducks set a program record with 19 consecutive victories. The win came on the final day of the Missouri Invitational, a tournament in …

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In winning Pac-12 title, Oregon accomplishes first step in March goals

CORVALLIS — The Oregon Ducks are Pac-12 champions, again. “I’m extremely happy for our players and the work they put in,” Oregon head coach Dana Altman said. “To be able to win it back-to-back. … I think the guys will really realize the significance of it when they bring their …

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Megan Kleist’s no-hitter caps Ducks’ undefeated weekend at Hawaii Bank Invitational

After earning three close victories via stellar pitching in the Hawaii Bank Invitational, No. 5 Oregon played its most complete game of the tournament on Saturday. With two great pitching performances supported by an offensive explosion, the Ducks defeated Montana (6-0) and Hawaii (17-0) for an undefeated 5-0 showing. With the …

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Ducks take down Montana and UNLV for a pair of wins in Hawaii

The pitchers continue to dominate for Oregon. A day after freshman Maggie Balint threw a complete game shutout, sophomore Megan Kleist and freshman Miranda Elish shined. Both pitchers earned victories as the Ducks defeated Montana (1-0) and UNLV (4-2) to stay perfect in the Hawaii Bank Invitational. With the wins, …

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Balint leads Oregon to 8-2 victory in Bank of Hawaii Invitational opener

It was a career night for freshman Maggie Balint. Balint, who began the season as Oregon’s No. 3 pitcher, threw her first career complete game on Thursday night in Hawaii. Balint went seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts as Oregon stayed undefeated with the 8-2 …

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Quick Hits: Basketball runs home-winning streak to 41 games, Pharaoh Brown lone Duck invited to NFL combine

— Oregon men basketball won its 41st consecutive home game Thursday night — defeating Utah 79-61. Dillon Brooks led the onslaught with a game-high 20 points, including a massive dunk in the second half that was featured on SportsCenter’s Top-10 plays, checking in at No. 2. Jordan Bell and Chris …

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Oregon trounces Utah, 79-61, for 41st consecutive home win

Back on Jan. 26 when No. 7 Oregon traveled to Salt Lake City to face Utah, the Ducks needed late free throws to put away the Utes and secure the win. When the two teams met again Thursday night in Eugene, it was an entirely different story. Led by Dillon Brooks’ …

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Who will replace All-American Cheridan Hawkins in the pitcher’s circle?

Oregon softball’s program is in the midst of a remarkable run. The Ducks have reeled off four consecutive Pac-12 titles while advancing to the Women’s College World Series in two of those seasons. Oregon’s championship run began when pitcher Cheridan Hawkins stepped onto campus. But Hawkins, a three-time Pac-12 pitcher of …

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Softball begins season with wins over Virginia and Creighton in Kajikawa Classic

The No. 9 Oregon softball team began its 2017 season with back-to-back victories in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. The Ducks got their bats going in the season opener as three players had at least two RBIs in Oregon’s win over Virginia. The Ducks then beat Creighton 8-0 in six innings …

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Report: Marcus Arroyo expected to be hired by Oregon as new QBs coach

After a few months of uncertainty with his coaching staff, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart has reportedly settled on his new quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported that Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo will join Taggart’s staff. SOURCE: #OkState asst Marcus Arroyo is returning …

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Oregon softball reloads with No. 1 recruiting class in the nation

After losing eight seniors to graduation last year, No. 9 Oregon has reloaded with the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. The Ducks brought in the nation’s No. 1 recruit, as well as the top two pitchers in the country to help replace graduated all-American Cheridan Hawkins. “We don’t want to …

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Preview: Massive showdown between Oregon-Arizona could have huge postseason implications

Last year when the Oregon basketball team traveled down to Tucson, Arizona, to face the Wildcats, it knew it was facing a very tall order. Not only would a win help the Ducks in their chase for a Pac-12 Championship, a win would end Arizona’s nation-leading 49 straight home wins. Led by …

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Dillon Brooks emerges late to keep Oregon unbeaten at home with win over ASU

Love him or hate him, when Oregon needs a big shot, Dillon Brooks is the man to demand the ball. Ahead of Saturday’s much anticipated matchup with No. 5 Arizona, the Ducks had to find their way around the pesky Sun Devils from Arizona State. For much of the game, …

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Taggart aiming to bring the ‘swagger back at Oregon’ with 2017 recruiting class

As Willie Taggart sat in front of multiple members of the media on Wednesday afternoon, he couldn’t help but smile. Taggart, Oregon’s new head coach, was addressing the media after putting together his first recruiting class for the Ducks. “There are a lot of messages out there but more it’s about getting …

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The Pac-12 Player of the Year conversation

Emerald writers Gus Morris and Ryan Kostecka join editor Jarrid Denney to discuss the Pac-12 Player of the Year race, potential NBA talent within the conference and Oregon’s chances at winning the Pac-12 title. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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In rout of Cal, Jordan Bell shows Oregon is deeper than expected

When Oregon squared off against Cal on Thursday, it was widely considered that future NBA lottery pick Ivan Rabb would face tough competition. To challenge the talented sophomore from Cal, Oregon head coach Dana Altman had Jordan Bell, Chris Boucher and Roman Sorkin to defend and attack Rabb. The matchup drew …

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A win against Cal on Thursday could be historic for Oregon men’s hoops

The Oregon men’s basketball team will be playing for more than a win when it hosts Cal on Thursday. While the game might just be another Pac-12 game, the 2016-17 Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12) will look to etch their name into the Oregon record book. An Oregon win would be the program’s 15 consecutive …

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Podcast: The rebranding of UO Football

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Emerald writers Jack Butler and Ryan Kostecka join editor Kenny Jacoby to discuss how coach Willie Taggart is succeeding Mark Helfrich, the rebranding of UO Football and why you won’t see the team with the Twitter handle @WinTheDay anymore. This episode was produced by …

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Irele Oderinde hired as strength and conditioning coach

Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart has continued his trend of hiring outside the previous Oregon administration. In his latest move, Taggart has hired Irele Oderinde as a new strength and conditioning coach for the football team. Jim Radcliffe, who has been with the Ducks for 32 years, will remain a strength and …

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Oregon found its groove during crucial month of December

Oregon head coach Dana Altman had heard the hype about his Ducks before the season. If things played out well, Altman and the Ducks knew they could be the last team standing at the end of the college basketball season. But, if Oregon was going to reach its final destination, the month of December …

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Quick Hits: Men’s hoops survives UCLA and prepares for USC, women’s hoops begins conference play this weekend

— The Oregon men basketball team came from behind to defeat No. 2 UCLA 89-87 on Wednesday night. Dillon Brooks, Oregon’s preseason All-American, drilled a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to extend the Ducks’ home-winning streak to 34 games. The win was Oregon’s first victory over a No. 2-ranked team …

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Pac-12 basketball preview: UCLA remains frontrunner entering conference play

Kicking off Pac-12 conference play will be a high-profile showdown between No. 2 UCLA and No. 21 Oregon, widely considered two of the top teams coming out of the nonconference schedule. While Oregon began the season as the clear frontrunner to win the conference, the Southern California schools have stolen the headlines. UCLA …

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Tyrell Crosby also to return to Oregon for senior season

Christmas is just under a week away, but the Oregon football program is getting a couple of nice presents early. After all-American running back Royce Freeman announced earlier today that he will be returning for his senior season, the Ducks got another big commitment. Tyrell Crosby, Oregon’s starting left tackle …

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Oregon thrives late to defeat upset-minded Montana 81-67

With just over six minutes remaining, No. 22 Oregon found itself in a fight with Montana. The Grizzlies, who entered the game with a record of 3-7, had just hit a 3-pointer and cut Oregon’s deficit to 67-61. However, the Ducks responded with a 7-0 run over the next two minutes …

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Oregon men’s basketball: History shows a good December will lead to a great March

Entering the 2016-17 college basketball season, the Oregon basketball team had high expectations. The Ducks were ranked No. 5 in the nation — reaching as high as No. 1 in some polls — and were the returning Pac-12 Champions. With all the pieces in tact for the Ducks to make a …

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