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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anneli Maley to transfer to TCU, Sierra Campisano asks for release

After just one season with the Oregon women’s basketball program, freshman Anneli Maley will transfer to TCU, while sophomore forward Sierra Campisano has asked for her release from the program, according to a report from the Register-Guard’s Austin Meek. Both played sparingly in their time at Oregon. Maley appeared in …

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FootballSports

Special teams coach Bobby Williams’ intrigue in Oregon goes back to 90s, now he gets to coach the Ducks

Oregon football’s special teams coordinator, Bobby Williams, first came to Eugene in 1998 during his time as a coach at Michigan State. It didn’t go according to plan for the Spartans as the Ducks beat them 48-14, but Oregon caught Williams’ eye. “I’ve always been intrigued by Oregon,” Williams said. …

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Oregon lacrosse falls at Cal 15-13 despite comeback attempt

With the score tied 8-8 heading into the start of the second half, it was anyone’s game. Then, California scorched Oregon lacrosse with five straight goals to start the second half and later win the game 15-13 over Oregon, despite a comeback attempt from the Ducks with under seven minutes …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball completes sweep of Arizona with run-rule win

The bases were loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning when Arizona’s errors came. Pitcher Taylor McQuillin threw back-to-back wild pitches, allowing two runners to score, giving Oregon softball a 6-0 lead. Moments later, an error by Arizona’s shortstop allowed freshman Shaye Bowden to reach first while another Oregon …

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Ducks run-rule Arizona to finish postponed game

The winds were howling and the rain was pouring, yet on Saturday versus Arizona, the Ducks remained steady. It took extra effort on Sunday to complete the game, in which No. 5 Oregon beat No. 9 Arizona on a wild pitch that allowed Shannon Rhodes to trot home to win the game …

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Oregon men’s and women’s track and field win Pepsi Invitational

In the first home outdoor meet of the season for Oregon, there was a lot of rust to shake for many of the Ducks. But, that still didn’t stop many of them from winning their events. Oregon men’s and women’s track and field both won the Pepsi Invitational at Hayward …

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SoftballSports

With strong freshman season so far, Mary Iakopo in line to succeed Gwen Svekis next year

Stepping onto the college diamond for a freshman can be daunting. Under the lights, in front of several thousand fans with television cameras surrounding them, they play with and face some of the best players in the country. When Oregon softball’s freshman catcher Mary Iakopo stepped up to the plate …

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Troy Brown will forgo college eligibility, become professional

Oregon men’s basketball freshman Troy Brown Jr. announced on Tuesday that he will become a professional, forgoing his college eligibility. “I know my time was very short, but I’ve made a ton of memories and friendships that will last a lifetime,” Brown said on Twitter. “I would like to thank …

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DJ Sanders grand slam wins Oregon softball series over Oregon State

Tied at one with loaded bases, a full count and two outs, senior DJ Sanders faced the payoff pitch in the top of the eighth. She reached down on her swing and sent the ball flying over the left-center field fence, hitting a grand slam and giving Oregon a 5-1 …

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Sabrina Ionescu named to AP All-American first team

For the first time in the Oregon women’s basketball program’s history, a Duck has been selected to the AP’s All-American first team. On Monday, sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu earned that honor. She joined South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson, UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson, Louisville’s Asia Durr and Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians as …

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Oregon women’s basketball trounces Minnesota 101-73 in second round of NCAA Tournament

With the clock counting down in the first half, Oregon junior guard Maite Cazorla had the ball in hand with her back toward the hoop. She turned away from Minnesota’s Kenisha Bell, turned back around and found Oregon sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu open. Ionescu looked at the clock, dropped her …

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Aina Ayuso’s soccer background gives her ankle-breaking abilities

Oregon freshman Aina Ayuso went viral at the Pac-12 Tournament when she crossed over a defender, sending her into the floor while Ayuso proceeded to drive for a layup. https://twitter.com/espn/status/969755530599325696 Then, in Oregon’s NCAA Tournament first round game against Seattle on Friday, she did it again. Bone collector. @AinaAyus did …

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Oregon beats Seattle 88-45 in first round of NCAA Tournament as Sabrina Ionescu records 10th triple-double

Fans at Matthew Knight Arena began to groan. Oregon sophomore guard Sabrina Ionescu was boxed out of two rebounds by her own teammates late in the third quarter of the Ducks’ first-round matchup against Seattle in the NCAA Tournament. Ionescu had nine rebounds, 10 assists and 14 points, just one …

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Oregon guards play big role in win over Rider

It was an ugly game. From turnovers to missed shots to in-and-out free throws, Oregon’s first-round NIT game against Rider wasn’t pretty. But after the team shot 33.3 percent in the first half, the Ducks guards stepped up and gave Oregon life. Sophomore Payton Pritchard went 7-of-12 for 23 points …

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Oregon women’s basketball selected as No. 2 seed, will host first and second rounds of NCAA Tournament

Last season, Oregon women’s basketball sat down for the NCAA Selection Show, waiting to see who the team would draw, where they’d be seeded and where they’d play. On Monday, the Ducks were confident they’d be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Matthew Knight Arena. …

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“Triple-double queen” Sabrina Ionescu thrives on competition, looks to tackle Final Four expectations

At Sabrina Ionescu’s first basketball tryout in her hometown of Walnut Creek, California, she was just a middle school student trying to find a place to compete. She didn’t own basketball shoes, but that didn’t stop her from outperforming everyone else in the gym. Ionescu ran past the other players …

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