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Oregon track coaches restrict student-athletes’ access to the press

Oregon track and field coaches routinely deny interview requests on student-athletes’ behalf in an effort to control which stories about the team are disseminated in the news media, the Emerald has found. Multiple times the Emerald has requested interviews with student-athletes during the indoor and outdoor track seasons, only to …

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Two Oregon throwers are locked in a meme war, and it’s not about to end anytime soon

It all started with a barrage of unglam photos that Austin White, a shot putter for the Oregon Ducks, sent to his Snapchat friends starring his teammate, Ryan Hunter-Simms. White fired the first shot last January when he discovered an old photo of Hunter-Simms sporting a milk mustache in a …

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Edward Cheserek turns pro, signs with agent Total Sports US

After a lower back strain ended his final collegiate season prematurely, Edward Cheserek signed with an agent, Total Sports US, on Wednesday to take his first step into the world of professional running. We're excited to announce the signing of former University of Oregon star & 17-time NCAA Champion Edward …

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Raevyn Rogers’ race-day makeup takes many meanings

Look good, feel good, run good. That’s why Raevyn Rogers dedicates an hour and a half of her pre-race routine to work on her appearance. The Oregon 800-meter specialist usually straightens her hair for a superhero effect, contours her face, attaches eyelashes and applies a dark lipstick color – dark …

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Oregon notches four qualifiers on the first day of the NCAA West Regionals

In order for the Oregon Ducks to compete on their home turf during the NCAA Track and Field Championships next month, they had to first advance from the NCAA West Regionals in Austin, Texas. The Ducks booked their first four tickets out of Austin to the championship on Thursday afternoon …

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Lower back strain ends distance star Edward Cheserek’s NCAA career

Edward Cheserek’s chance at becoming the winningest NCAA athlete across all sports ended Sunday afternoon, after GoDucks released a statement announcing the senior will not race at the NCAA West Regional next weekend due to a lower back strain. This means that Cheserek cannot race at Hayward Field in the NCAA final next month, effectively …

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Oregon sweeps Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards

After Oregon proved its dominance at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships with sweeps of the men and women’s team titles, the awards came pouring in. Kyree King and Deajah Stevens each claimed Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Year awards, respectively, after both captured victories in their individual events — King in …

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Oregon’s season comes to a close after NCAA Tournament loss to NC State

The Oregon women’s tennis team ended its NCAA Tournament run in the first round on Saturday morning when No. 30 North Carolina State defeated the Ducks 4-2 in Athens, Georgia. It has been a decade since the Ducks last qualified for the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks jumped out to an early lead …

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Oregon earns first NCAA berth in 10 years, but it doesn’t come as a surprise to the team

The last time the Oregon women’s tennis team participated in the NCAA Championships was 10 years ago at Athens, Georgia, where they finished last. Oregon head coach Alison Silverio, then a senior at Georgia Tech, led her team to the school’s first-ever NCAA title in any sport. When Silverio returns …

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Women’s tennis’ Pac-12 Championships run ends with 4-0 loss to Stanford

After Oregon pulled out its first program win over UCLA on Thursday, the Ducks were unable to pull off another upset as Stanford blanked Oregon 4-0 on Friday at the Ojai Valley Athletic Club to maintain its unbeaten streak in Pac-12 play. The Ducks’ six conference wins in the regular season (6-4) is their …

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Quick Hits: Will Jim Leavitt revive Oregon’s defense? Edward Cheserek is the author of his final track season

– Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt has a storied history of building teams from nothing. Now, the 60-year-old will strive to lift Oregon’s defense from the ashes – all while chugging cans of Pepsi as early as 6 a.m. – After Edward Cheserek withdrew from the Bryan Clay Invitational, there were rumors …

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Oregon defeats UCLA for the first time in program history to progress to Pac-12 semifinal

After the Oregon women’s tennis team received a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Championships thanks to their fifth seed, they squeaked past No.4 UCLA to nail a victory of 4-3, earning a berth in the semifinal. It marked the the first time the Ducks have downed the Bruins in program history. The …

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Mitch Modin’s vlogs offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a Division I athlete

Ever wonder what a day in the life of a Division I student-athlete looks like? Mitch Modin and his camera can show you. A decathlete on the Oregon track and field team, Modin has posted video blogs – better known as vlogs – regularly for the past nine months detailing …

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Oregon upsets No. 15 Stanford 4-3

Oregon sophomore Ethan Young-Smith hasn’t been a consistent presence for the Ducks on the court this season. The last time he played was March 17 against Iowa. But he stepped up on Sunday afternoon against No. 15 Stanford to relieve teammate Simon Stevens due to injury. Despite being thrown into …

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Oregon narrowly loses to Cal 4-3 in final home match

When Marlou Kluiving entered the locker room to prepare for the final home game of her collegiate career, a note from teammate Julia Eshet, her fellow winningest doubles player this season, was taped to her locker. She swung open her locker, and balloons of different colors along with green and …

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Oregon overpowered by Pac-12 leader Stanford, 7-0

The Ducks women’s tennis team may be entering the final stretch of home games, but its rivals aren’t about to let them capitalize on home-field advantage. The No. 10 Stanford Cardinal, who has only lost once this season, extended their win streak to 11 after taking down the Ducks 7-0 Friday afternoon …

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New language and new culture no problem for Rifanty Kahfiani

Rifanty Kahfiani jumped through hoops to become a starter on the Oregon women’s tennis team. The 18-year-old freshman from Jakarta, Indonesia took the TOEFL test, an English language test, seven times before she met the target score to get accepted into and play tennis for Oregon. When she finally got …

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Oregon wins nail biter against Arizona 4-3

Less than 24 hours after suffering a sound defeat at Arizona State, the Oregon women’s tennis team made its way to Tucson, Arizona, to edge out a 4-3 win against Arizona on Saturday afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center. The Ducks shuffled their doubles teams, which saw Marlou Kluiving pairing …

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Oregon closes out season opener with two collegiate records

The Oregon sprints crew continued to impress on the final day of the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida, as the women set two collegiate records in the relays. The quartet of Makenzie Dunmore, Hannah Cunliffe, Deajah Stevens and Ariana Washington, running the relay together for the first time, won the 4×100-meter …

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Oregon overpowered by Arizona State’s offense, goes down 4-1

After reducing Fresno State’s two-year home winning streak to zero last Wednesday, Oregon was handed a 4-1 loss by Arizona State on Friday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe, Arizona. Though Oregon ranked four positions above the No. 42 ASU, the latter possessed three ranked singles players – No. 63 …

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Oregon tennis ends Fresno State’s home winning streak

Fresno State had been undefeated on its home ground the past 25 months and 18 matches. That staggering statistic, however, did not daunt Oregon from trouncing the Bulldogs 4-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center in Fresno, California. Fresno State scored its lone point in doubles when it took down …

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Oregon lacrosse wraps up long road trip with 15-6 loss to Virginia

Papé Field has been quiet for almost two months since the Oregon lacrosse team last scored a win against California. Since then, the Ducks have faced rivals on the road, recording four wins and four losses. They wrapped up their nonconference schedule on Wednesday evening at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, …

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Oregon women’s tennis defeats USC for the first time in school history

The last time the entire Oregon women’s tennis team stood in a line on the neighboring court to cheer on their final player was against Washington last weekend. That match lasted four hours, with Shweta Sangwan clinching the last point to bring the Ducks to an upset victory over then …

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Oregon softball takes down Cal 2-1 to capture a series win

Much like Friday, California was the first team to score. Much like Friday, it didn’t matter as Oregon came from behind to emerge with a 2-1 win in its second game of the weekend against the Golden Bears on Saturday afternoon at Jane Saunders Stadium. Oregon still maintains its reputation of …

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Oregon women’s tennis falls to No. 20 UCLA 4-1

After the Oregon women’s tennis team booted Washington from the top-25 ITA rankings in an upset victory last weekend, the Ducks had a hard task ahead of them as they faced No. 20 UCLA, the first of the California schools in their Pac-12 schedule, on Friday afternoon at the UO …

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Quick Hits: UO volleyball head coach Jim Moore steps down; Oregon track and field wins multiple awards

– Following a record-breaking indoor season where the Oregon track and field women won their seventh title in eight years and broke the team scoring record at the NCAA indoor championships last weekend, Hannah Cunliffe was named the USTFCCCA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, head coach Robert Johnson picked up his sixth …

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Oregon opens Pac-12 play with wins over the Washington schools

The Oregon women’s tennis team opened Pac-12 conference play on a good note over weekend as they scored two wins against Washington and Washington State on the rivals’ home turf. The Ducks’ upset victory over No. 25 Washington at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Washington, proved to be the highlight …

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Edward Cheserek’s 17 titles make him the winningest NCAA track athlete ever

Will Cheserek quadruple? Will Cheserek become the first male athlete to get the triple? These were some of the big question marks surrounding Oregon senior Edward Cheserek as he entered the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at College Station, Texas, this past weekend. At the pre-meet press conference, even Cheserek …

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Oregon women win their seventh NCAA indoor title in eight years with record-setting performance

Even before the NCAA Indoor Championships started, the question was not about whether the Oregon women would win, but by how much. The answer: 33 points. Their total of 84 points shattered the former Division I record of 71 for women’s team points which was previously held by Texas. While …

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Ducks strike even on weekend trip with victory over Boise State

After the Oregon women’s tennis team endured a 4-2 loss to Denver on Saturday at the Boas Indoor Tennis Center, they came back with a vengeance on Sunday to edge out Boise State by a point with a 4-3 road win on Sunday. The Duck’s winningest pair of Marlou Kluiving …

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