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Oregon’s defense has mixed emotions leading into Pac-12 play

Oregon’s defense needed to make a stop. With the score 35-12 Oregon and the fourth quarter just underway, San Jose State’s Thai Cottrell returned an Oregon kickoff 96 yards to the Ducks’ 4-yard line. Four plays and a false start later, the Spartans chipped a 25-yard field goal. Mission accomplished. …

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Emerald Football Podcast: San Jose State Preview

Sports reporters Jack Butler, Shawn Medow and Maverick Pallack discuss Oregon football’s season before the Ducks’ game against San Jose State at Autzen Stadium on Sept. 15 . Music in this podcast is “The Gray Forest – IV Escape” by Aitua from freemusicarchive.org. This podcast was edited by Ryan Nguyen.

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Jalen Hall arrested, no longer on Oregon football team

Jalen Hall, an Oregon football recruit who was set to be a freshman in Eugene this year, was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 10 in connection to a reported home invasion robbery. Hall, 19-years-old, was arrested along with another suspect in Compton, California. They were booked on suspicion …

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Opponent Preview: Oregon will host Portland State with big win expectations

The Oregon football team should win big on Saturday against Portland State. The Vikings are a Football Championship Subdivision team — the subdivision below the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which Oregon is part of. Without a single win in 2017, Portland State has struggled week in and week out. This …

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Cristobal’s crackdown on penalties paying off for Oregon football

The Autzen Stadium crowd groaned a lot in 2017. Not for interceptions. Not because of opposing touchdowns. And no, not because “Shout” was cut off early. It was the sight of another penalty flag against the Oregon Ducks. Oregon finished the year with 122 penalties, averaging 9.38 per game — …

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Oregon offense shifts focus to Portland State after opening win over Bowling Green

After Oregon’s offense put up 49 of the Ducks’ 58 points in Saturday’s win over Bowling Green, the Ducks offense spoke to the media on Tuesday to reflect on the game and look ahead to the game against Portland State this upcoming Saturday. The Ducks got off to a poor …

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Oregon football moves up one spot to No. 23 in latest AP Poll.

Following Oregon football’s 58-24 win over Bowling Green on Saturday, the Ducks have moved up one spot to No. 23 in the AP Top-25 poll. The Ducks are one of four Pac-12 teams in this week’s top-25. Washington, which was No. 6 going into the first game of the season against …

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Oregon football’s defense survives shaky start

It was nearly a nightmare start to the season for Oregon football’s defense. The Ducks were missing tackles and misreading plays, as Bowling Green got off to an early 10-0 lead. Then, Oregon safeties coach Keith Heyward huddled the defense on the sideline. “He wanted us to play tighter coverage, …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon football beats Bowling Green 58-24 in season opener

Oregon football kept pace in the second half to beat Bowling Green 58-24 in the season opener. Key Plays — Ugochukwu Amadi intercepts a pass on third down of Bowling Green’s first drive and takes it to the end zone for a pick-six, giving Oregon a 44-17 lead. — Taj …

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Oregon volleyball finishes Oregon Classic with swift sweep over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

This weekend, Oregon volleyball needed a confidence boost after losing both its matches at the VERT Challenge in Nebraska. “When you open up in a tournament like the VERT challenge it shows you what you need to work on,” head coach Matt Ulmer said. “You’re playing the best teams and …

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Wide receiver depth crucial for Oregon football’s offensive success this season

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has earned Heisman Trophy hype ahead of this season, but the junior won’t live up to the reputation alone. He’ll need support from his wide receivers, a group filled with young talent looking to be on the end of Herbert’s throws this season. “He’s throwing balls …

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Oregon football’s offense expecting anything from Bowling Green’s defense in season opener

With Oregon heavy favorites against Bowling Green on Saturday, the Ducks refuse to take their opponents lightly. “They’ve got a lot of guys on the defensive side who can play football,” quarterback Justin Herbert said. “They’re gonna be well coached and they’re gonna be a good team and they deserve …

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Oregon defense feels ready ahead of season-opener against Bowling Green

On the Tuesday ahead of Oregon football’s first game of 2018, the Ducks’ defense looks to have a new identity than last year. “We had to get a little bit more confident in what we do in the scheme and the techniques that we do by position,” co-defensive coordinator and …

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Oregon football offensive preview

Oregon’s offense was flying. They were undefeated after nonconference play in 2017, in which the Ducks outscored opponents 168-69, leaving a positive feeling around the team going into conference play. But a loss to Arizona State gave Oregon its first stutter of the season. However, it got much worse one …

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Oregon soccer shut out by Nebraska, draws with No. 18 Kansas

Oregon soccer earned a draw against No. 18 Kansas on Sunday to conclude a weekend of games in Lincoln, Nebraska, taking the Ducks’ record to 2-1-1 in 2018. Halla Hinriksdottir was Oregon’s hero in the upset 1-1 draw for Oregon against No. 18 Kansas on Sunday, coming up with six …

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Fall camp showing how developing wide receiver depth will be crucial for Oregon this season

Oregon football’s wide receivers might be a little inexperienced, but wide receivers coach Michael Johnson has used fall camp to get them ready for the season. With Oregon’s top receivers are Brenden Schooler, Dillon Mitchell and Johnny Johnson III, but those behind them face a gap in experience they have …

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Cristobal, Herbert talk offensive line depth and player versatility

On Tuesday, Oregon football head coach Mario Cristobal appeared happy with his team on both sides of the ball following practice. “Overall, pretty balanced in camp,” he said. Oregon’s offensive linemen all got chances in No. 1 spots in their positions during practice on Tuesday to experiment with combinations that …

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Podcast: Emerald FC: English Premier League preview

 In this episode of Emerald FC, Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow is joined by Austin Cracraft to discuss the upcoming Premier League season. From transfers and title favorites to team-by-team breakdowns, Shawn and Austin go in-depth on the Premier League before the first ball of the 2018-19 season is kicked. Ryan …

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Hayward Field awarded 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials

USA Track and Field announced on Thursday that Hayward Field will host the 2020 United States Track & Field Olympic Trials. The 2020 trials were set to be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, but after renovation concerns, the door opened for Eugene to host the trials …

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Chelsea Gamble hired as Oregon lacrosse head coach

Oregon lacrosse has announced that former Stanford assistant coach Chelsea Gamble will be the next head coach of the program. Following Katrina Dowd’s resignation in mid-July, the Oregon athletic department faced finding another women’s athletics head coach. On Wednesday, the search ended with Gamble’s hiring. “It’s a great honor and privilege …

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Chip Kelly praises Oregon football fans and Autzen Stadium during Pac-12 media day

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — November 3, 2018 is a date circled on many Oregon football fans’ calendars. Chip Kelly, who led Oregon football to a Rose Bowl title in two appearances and a national championship game as head coach, will return to Autzen Stadium in charge of UCLA. He’s not sure …

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After a year at the position, Brenden Schooler could lead Oregon’s young wide receivers this fall

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Last fall, Brenden Schooler transitioned from defensive back to wide receiver in an effort to aid sophomore quarterback Justin Herbert. That switch led to Schooler grabbing the fourth-most receptions (20) and collecting the fifth-most receiving yards (274) on the team. That was just a transition season for …

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Justin Herbert stays humble despite Heisman hype

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert never expected to be on Heisman Trophy watchlists. He never expected NFL scouts to be licking their lips at the chance of picking the local kid with the big head of hair and boyish smile in the NFL Draft. He never expected to …

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With Mario Cristobal and Jim Leavitt, Oregon football is believing again

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Willie Taggart left for Florida State, Oregon football players took a vote and decided they wanted offensive line and co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal to take over. They got their wish. “First time [Cristobal] came in the room, I could see the smile on everyone’s faces,” redshirt …

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Oregon women’s tennis names Courtney Nagle head coach

Oregon women’s tennis announced former player Courtney Nagle will be the next head coach of the program after Alison Silverio’s departure for Notre Dame.  After playing for Oregon from 2002-05, Nagle became a volunteer assistant coach at Oregon before spending the last four years at North Carolina as the top …

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Oregon lacrosse head coach Katrina Dowd resigns

Oregon has lost yet another women’s athletics head coach. On Friday, Oregon announced that lacrosse head coach Katrina Dowd had resigned from the position and that assistant coach Becca Block would become the interim head coach as the program looks for a new head coach. “I am grateful for the …

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GolfSports

Oregon names Derek Radley as new women’s golf coach

Following Ria Scott’s exit for Virginia, Oregon women’s golf has named Derek Radley the new head coach. Radley comes to Eugene from Arizona, where he spent his last six seasons and was the Wildcats’ associate head coach since 2016. Radley inherits an Oregon team that has made 11 straight NCAA …

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Emerald FC: FIFA World Cup final preview and tournament review

Associate sports editor Shawn Medow is joined by Austin Cracraft to discuss and break down the 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of Sunday’s final between France and Croatia. Shawn and Austin talk about the teams’ paths to the final and pick their best moments of the tournament in Russia. This …

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SoftballSports

Reports: Oregon softball to hire Oklahoma assistant Melyssa Lombardi

Oregon softball has hired Oklahoma assistant coach Melyssa Lombardi, who accepted the job on Saturday night, according to the Oklahoman. Former head coach Mike White left the Ducks for Texas after nine seasons and a 435-111-1 record that included five Women’s College World Series appearances. UO has not made an …

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Coach Ria Scott leaves Oregon women’s golf for Virginia

After nine seasons as the head coach of Oregon women’s golf, Ria Scott has left the program to take the head coaching job at the University of Virginia. Scott took the Ducks to the NCAA Tournament in each of her nine years in charge after the program had failed to …

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