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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GolfSports

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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FootballSports

Former Oregon football player Fotu Leiato found dead

Former Oregon football linebacker Fotu Leiato II was found dead after a car rollover crash near Autzen Stadium on early Friday morning, according to the Eugene Police Department. Leiato, 21, was the passenger and UO student Pedro Chavarin Jr., 22, was the driver of the vehicle. Chavarin Jr. was initially arrested …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon men’s track and field finishes 35th in NCAA outdoor championships

As the rain began to come down with force on the final day of the men’s meet at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Oregon middle distance runners redshirt senior Sam Prakel and redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek were Oregon’s best chances of glory as the two ran in the …

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MultimediaSportsSports Podcasts

Podcast: Emerald FC: It’s time for the World Cup

Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan discuss all things world cup. From group by group breakdowns to the biggest teams to watch out for, it’s time for the world cup. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan.

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DuckSeasonSportsTrack & Field

Controversial Hayward Field renovations leave community reminiscing

In Eugene’s pitch to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships, two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Oregon alum Ashton Eaton was featured in a video. He talked about the “magic” of Hayward Field during the 1,500-meter race of his world record-setting decathlon at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. “I …

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NewsSports

Advocates of preserving Hayward Field’s East Grandstand host a discussion to take action

A group of roughly 40 community members and University of Oregon faculty members who oppose the demolition of Hayward Field’s East Grandstand met in Agate Hall Thursday evening to share their concerns about proposed renovation of the historic site. The meeting was organized by East Grandstand Supporters, a group that …

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Men's BasketballSports

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Tyler Dorsey arrested in Eugene

Tyler Dorsey, former Oregon men’s basketball player and a rookie for the Atlanta Hawks, was arrested on Saturday for DUII, driving without lights and an open container, which was first reported by KVAL and confirmed to the Emerald by Eugene Police Department spokesperson Melinda McLaughlin. Police say that Dorsey was pulled over in …

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SportsTrack & Field

Former Ducks reflect after final Prefontaine Classic at Historic Hayward Field

Nearly one year ago, Raevyn Rogers sprinted over the finish line in the 4×400 at Hayward Field to earn Oregon women’s track and field the triple crown along with the outdoor national championship. At the 2018 Prefontaine Classic, it was just another day for her in Eugene, where she is …

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SoftballSports

With season on the line, Oregon softball delivers dominant 6-1 win

Oregon’s Shannon Rhodes singled off Kentucky pitcher Grace Baalman to load the bases in a scoreless, one-out top of the fourth inning. The Wildcats decided not to risk it and brought in pitcher Erin Rethlake to face freshman Lauren Burke. With a smooth stroke on a 3-1 count, Burke knocked …

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SportsTrack & Field

Former Ducks talk Hayward Field renovation ahead of Prefontaine Classic

Ahead of the final Prefontaine Classic at Historic Hayward Field, former Ducks Matthew Centrowitz Jr. and Phyllis Francis participated at the pre-meet press conference among many other athletes set to compete in this weekend’s Diamond League meet. “Not just being American, but a former Duck, it’s always exciting racing at …

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SoftballSports

Preview: No. 1 Oregon softball prepares for another Super Regionals against Kentucky

There’s a feeling of deja vu for Oregon softball this weekend as the No. 1 Ducks host the No. 16 seed Kentucky Wildcats at Jane Sanders Stadium in the NCAA Super Regionals for the second straight year. Last season, No. 3 Oregon got by the No. 19 Wildcats in the …

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SportsTrack & Field

Ex-Ducks, world champions stack fields for Prefontaine Classic

Before Hayward Field gets its new look for the 2021 IAAF World Championships and possibly in time to host the 2020 United States Olympic Trials, some of the world’s best track and field athletes will compete one more time at the historic stadium for the Prefontaine Classic this upcoming weekend. …

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MultimediaPodcastSports

Podcast: Emerald FC: Premier league wrap up and a champions league final preview

Join Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan as they review a hectic and surprising Premier League football season. Shawn’s Manchester United finish second in the table and Alec’s Liverpool make it into the the top four, with Chelsea making a surprising drop. The two also discuss …

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SoftballSports

Megan Kleist allows one hit as Oregon wins second game of Eugene Regional

The Jane Sanders crowd rose to its feet. Oregon pitcher Megan Kleist had retired all 20 batters she had faced. Drake’s Macy Johnson came to the plate for the third time of the game, and on the first pitch, the lefty smacked a line drive into dead center field, breaking …

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SportsWomen's Soccer

Internationally experienced players look to guide Oregon soccer against Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team

When Oregon soccer returned from spring break, the team’s eyes focused on one date: May 19. The Ducks will face the Mexico Under-20 Women’s National Team on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a spring friendly as Mexico prepares for the U-20 Women’s World Cup in France this August. “I think …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball takes No. 1 overall seed ahead of Eugene Regional

Oregon softball earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, which will start off with the Eugene Regional on Thursday against Albany. No. 1 seed for @OregonSB in the NCAA Tournament, which starts on Thursday in Eugene. pic.twitter.com/ZiAFlCsalq — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) May 14, 2018 “Now it’s done, …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Mallory McGwire transfers to Boise State, fourth Duck to leave program

Sophomore Mallory McGwire announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she will transfer to Boise State after two seasons on the Oregon women’s basketball team. https://twitter.com/mallorymcgwire/status/991881359516823553 McGwire averaged 15.6 minutes in her sophomore season while averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. McGwire struggled for playtime behind fellow sophomore Ruthy …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse falls to Colorado in Pac-12 Tournament semifinal

Oregon lacrosse’s run in the first ever Pac-12 Tournament ended on Friday as the No. 4 seed Ducks fell 16-6 to No. 1 seeded Colorado in Boulder in the semifinal. The Ducks kept it close early on and only trailed 5-3 at halftime thanks to senior goalkeeper Brittany Read collecting …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball beats Washington as Ducks look to sweep Huskies Sunday

The No. 2 Oregon softball team took the second game of the series against No. 4 Washington in Seattle on Saturday thanks to a variety of plays from the Ducks’ offense. The Ducks offense got going early with Jenna Lilley hitting a leadoff single, followed by a stealing second. Then, …

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LacrosseSports

Oregon lacrosse thumps Cal in first round of Pac-12 Tournament

In the first ever Pac-12 women’s lacrosse tournament game, Oregon defeated California 22-9 to advance to the semifinal of the tournament on Thursday. Oregon got off to a quick start against Cal, as the Ducks jumped out to a 9-1 lead over the Golden Bears. After Cal ended the first …

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FootballSports

Oregon football’s Fotu Leiato arrested on misdemeanor charges

Senior outside linebacker Fotu Leiato was arrested by University of Oregon police on Wednesday night for misdemeanor trespassing and theft charges, first reported by the Register-Guard. Leiato, 21, was booked at 7:29 p.m. on Wednesday night at Lane County Jail. According to Tyson Alger of the Oregonian, a UOPD statement …

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SoftballSports

Svekis, Sanders, Lilley all selected in National Pro Fastpitch draft

Catcher Gwen Svekis, short stop DJ Sanders and third baseman Jenna Lilley were all selected in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) draft on Monday. All players will finish their collegiate seasons before joining their professional teams. Svekis was drafted by the Chicago Bandits as the No. 3 overall pick in …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon track and field runs well at Mt. Sac Relays

Oregon track and field had another big day at the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance, California, on Saturday as the Ducks took home several personal bests and school records. The day started off with Oregon’s men coming fourth in the Elite 4×100-meter race while the women finished second in the …

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SoftballSports

Spread out scoring leads Oregon softball to 4-1 win over Stanford

With Oregon up 4-1 and three outs away from another win, junior Megan Kleist stepped into the circle for one last inning. Kleist stared at the tying run at the plate twice in the final inning, and the Ducks’ ace did not disappoint, forcing an out at second and a …

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FootballSports

Players to watch in the 2018 Oregon football spring game

Here are some players to watch in the 2018 Oregon spring game: Offense: Brenden Schooler / Wide Receiver After switching from safety to wide receiver last year, Brenden Schooler caught 20 passes for 274 yards. Now, as a junior, Schooler has more experience under his belt and has developed more …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon, Hayward Field to host 2021, 2022 NCAA Track and Field Championships

The NCAA announced on Thursday that Oregon would also host the 2021 and 2022 NCAA Track and Field Championships at the newly constructed Hayward Field. Hayward Field will be renovated by 2020 into a state-of-the-art facility in time for the 2021 IAAF World Championships. Oregon has hosted the last five …

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SportsWomen's Tennis

Oregon women’s tennis makes quick work of Utah in trash-talk filled match

During the doubles matches on Sunday’s Oregon women’s tennis match, several men’s tennis players gathered around court No. 4 for senior Alyssa Tobita’s final doubles match on her home court. With the players sarcastically cheering mistakes, Utah’s Taylor Calton had enough. The junior turned around, pointed directly at the three …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball’s bats go quiet in loss to Arizona State

Oregon softball had swept Arizona State every series over the past three seasons, but on Sunday, the Ducks couldn’t make it four as the No. 7 Sun Devils shut out the No. 3 Ducks 4-0 in Tempe, Arizona. Oregon (34-7, 9-3) couldn’t get a run on the board while managing …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Aina Ayuso leaves Oregon, hires an agent and will turn pro

After Anneli Maley departed for TCU on Saturday while Sierra Campisano waits for a transfer after asking for her release, Oregon women’s basketball lost yet another player: freshman Aina Ayuso. Her decision to leave the program was announced on Twitter on April 9, by Regeneracom Sports, which is led by …

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