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Oregon wins first NCAA Men’s Golf Championship in front of hundreds at Eugene Country Club

Another day and another match rally later, the fate of Oregon men’s golf’s season once again fell on Sulman Raza and his putter. This time, against top-seed Texas in the NCAA Championships match finals at Eugene Country Club on June 1, 18 holes wasn’t enough to decide the match between Raza …

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Sulman Raza delivers knockout blow to Illinois, sends Oregon to NCAA Championship finals

For the first time in a long time, Oregon men’s golf didn’t need Aaron Wise to put the team on his back. Instead, redshirt junior Sulman Raza clinched Oregon’s spot in the the NCAA Championships team finals against top-seeded Texas after he sunk a par putt on the 18th hole …

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Oregon’s Aaron Wise wins 2016 NCAA individual title on his home course

For the first time in its history, Oregon men’s golf has an individual national champion. Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise won the stroke play portion of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at the Eugene Country Club Monday, May 30, finishing the four-round tournament five-under 275 — two strokes better than USC’s Rico …

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Oregon’s Aaron Wise shoots 64 in round three, moves to first on individual leaderboard

Aaron Wise had hovered around par throughout the first two days of NCAA Championships, flashing moments of brilliance, only to come back down to earth with missed opportunities that often resulted in bogeys. “I felt like I was getting things going and then I’d make a silly mistake and throw …

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Oregon shoots top team score in round two, jumps 15 spots to fourth place

A day removed from a slow start in round one, Oregon men’s golf proved Saturday afternoon how significant its home-course advantage could be in the second round of NCAA Championships. The Ducks shot three-under 277 as a team – the best overall team score through two rounds of stroke play. …

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After sluggish start, Oregon finishes first round of NCAA Championships 11-over

Oregon played nervous from the outset when it teed off in the first round of NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club Friday morning. On the Ducks’ very first hole, only Aaron Wise’s tee shot landed on the fairway. Edwin Yi shot far right of the fairway. Zach Foushee and Sulman Raza’s …

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Oregon returns to familiar Eugene Country Club for NCAA Championships

Aaron Wise couldn’t remember the last time he practiced at Eugene Country Club when the topic came up Thursday. “Wow, a long time ago,” the sophomore golfer said. “Before Pac-12 [Championships] or something like that.” With the Eugene Country Club hosting the NCAA Championships, NCAA rules prohibited the Ducks from practicing at the …

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Oregon women’s golf eliminated from NCAA Championships, Pac-12 plans to reduce night football games

– Oregon women’s golf’s season came to an end Tuesday, as it lost to UCLA in the match play portion of NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club. The loss also meant the end to senior Caroline Inglis’s Oregon career. Inglis, a Eugene native and former Churchill High School golfer, played …

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Oregon places 2nd in Tucson Regional, advances to NCAA Championships in Eugene

An up and down season for Oregon men’s golf filled with high expectations has reached its pinnacle. The Ducks finished second out of 14 teams at the Tucson Regional Wednesday, earning a spot in the NCAA Championships, which UO is hosting at Eugene Country Club May 27-June 1. The Ducks …

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Former Oregon offensive lineman sues NCAA and Pac-12 over concussions

Lawyers representing Daniel Cook, who was an Oregon offensive lineman from 1971-73 , are suing the NCAA and Pac-12 for concealing information about long-term effects of concussions, according to The Oregonian. The suit alleges that Cook sustained multiple concussions and was knocked out between 15 and 30 times while playing …

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Oregon golf’s Aaron Wise takes aim at NCAA Championships before turning professional

The world’s No. 6-ranked amateur golfer didn’t realize how much he liked competitive golf until he left it. Aaron Wise, a sophomore Oregon men’s golfer, has been swinging a golf club since he was just a year old, when he would use his neck for support as he swung. The …

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Oregon selected for Tucson Regional as No. 4 seed

Oregon men’s golf is headed for Arizona to compete in the Tucson Regional. The tournament, hosted by the University of Arizona, will take place May 16-18 at the Gallery Golf Club. The Ducks knew they would receive an invitation to regionals, but were unsure of their placement. As it turned …

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Eugene Country Club members and staff prepare for NCAA golf championships

Casey Martin was uncertain the Eugene Country Club would be willing to host the NCAA Golf Championships when the topic came up in 2014. After the club hosted one of six NCAA regionals that year, NCAA officials encouraged the Oregon men’s golf head coach to bid on the 2016 championships …

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Softball shuts out Arizona in three straight games, Dillon Mitchell shines in spring game

– No. 5 Oregon softball swept No. 17 Arizona at home this weekend in three straight shutout performances. Cheridan Hawkins recorded her 1,000th-career strikeout Friday and Nikki Udria hit a pair of homers Saturday. The Ducks outscored Arizona 17-0 for the series. – Oregon wide receiver Dillon Mitchell caught two touchdowns …

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Oregon finishes sixth at Pac-12 Championships

Oregon men’s golf finished in the middle of the pack at the Pac-12 Championships in Salt Lake City Sunday, tying for sixth with Colorado (+39). Utah hosted the four-round, par-71 tournament at The Country Club, where Stanford pulled away early and never relinquished the lead. The Cardinal finished 18-under, 29 …

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DeForest Buckner selected seventh overall by San Francisco 49ers in NFL Draft

The San Francisco 49ers  selected former Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner with the seventh overall pick Thursday in the 2016 NFL Draft. Buckner will reunite with newly hired 49ers head coach Chip Kelly, who coached Buckner in 2012 — Kelly’s last season at Oregon. Arik Armstead, who played on Oregon’s …

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Jake Hanson builds on redshirt season to compete for Oregon’s starting center job

Oregon appeared to be starting from scratch at center following the departure of fifth-year senior Matt Hegarty last season. Both Hegarty and quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. were injured in their last collegiate game – a 47-41, triple-overtime collapse to TCU in the Alamo Bowl last January. The two watched from the …

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With no guarantees, Oregon aims to reach NCAA Championships at Eugene Country Club

From the moment Oregon won the bid to host the 2016 NCAA Championships for men’s and women’s golf at the Eugene Country Club, there was inherent pressure surrounding the team to play well this season. “Any time you have a big carrot in front of you, there’s going to be …

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Reminded of early exit in 2013, Oregon women’s water polo nears regionals

Oregon women’s club water polo’s seniors still remember the heartbreak ending to their freshmen season. Only once in the last 12 seasons has Oregon not won the Northwest Division title. It occurred in 2013, when then-freshmen Annie Arcuri, Emily England, Brittany Haley and Brett Higgins watched as their ‘A’ team …

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In last regular season tournament, Oregon takes third at Western Intercollegiate

Oregon got off to a fast start at the Western Intercollegiate, its last regular season tournament. Playing at the Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, California, the Ducks shot nine-under in Monday’s opening round and held a four-stroke lead over second place Stanford. But in the end, the Ducks (+9) …

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Aaron Wise named semifinalist for Ben Hogan Award

Days after Oregon men’s golfer Aaron Wise made news on Monday with a career-low round at the Western Invitational, he received additional praise away from the course. Wise was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2016 Ben Hogan Award on Wednesday. The annual award is given to the most outstanding …

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Benjamin appears at Oregon football practice, Shebby leaves volleyball team

– Former Oregon basketball player Dwayne Benjamin was seen wearing pads at Oregon football practice Monday, confirming earlier hints at a return to the gridiron. Head coach Mark Helfrich said he “didn’t do a lot” and was “just trying to get involved.” – Oregon volleyball outside hitter Frankie Shebby was released …

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After redshirt season, Sulman Raza emerges as one of Oregon’s top golfers

While going through the recruiting process in 2011, Sulman Raza asked Oregon men’s golf head coach Casey Martin about taking a redshirt year during college to focus on academics. Raza intended to major in architecture – a five-year program. Martin and Raza decided that, during the 2014-15 season, Raza would redshirt …

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Oregon readies for final stretch as championship season nears

One month and one regular season tournament separate the Oregon men’s golf team from the beginning of championship season. It hasn’t been the season head coach Casey Martin envisioned. Compared to last season’s breakthrough, in which the Ducks won five regular season tournaments, they’ve finished first in just one tournament …

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Sulman Raza wins Northwest Classic, Ducks finish second

Despite rainy and windy conditions, which momentarily suspended play on Monday, Oregon men’s golf redshirt junior Sulman Raza took home first place at the Northwest Classic in Canby, Oregon on Tuesday. Raza, who finished a combined 10-under for the tournament, held at the Willamette Valley Country Club, finished par or …

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Oregon to face Duke in Sweet 16, women’s basketball advances to WNIT third round

– After a late game rally to get past St. Joseph’s on Sunday, Oregon men’s basketball will play defending champion Duke on Thursday in the Sweet 16. Duke’s combination of big man Marshall Plumlee, and wings Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram, who could be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming …

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Oregon survives St. Joseph’s rally, advances to Sweet 16 with 69-64 win

Oregon got a taste of March Madness against St. Joseph’s on Sunday in Spokane, and appeared headed for an early Spring Break. The Ducks were on the ropes, trailing 58-51 with five and a half minutes remaining. But a late rally, led by Dillon Brooks, Elgin Cook and Tyler Dorsey …

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Game preview: No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 16 Holy Cross

Oregon (27-6) earned a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history thanks in large part to a dominant 88-57 win over Utah in the Pac-12 Championship game. Oregon was picked to finish fourth in the Pac-12 preseason media poll, but exceeded expectations with a 14-4 conference record, including …

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Oregon men’s basketball earns No. 1 seed, track and field sweeps indoor NCAA Championships

– For the first time in program history, Oregon men’s basketball was awarded a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The selection came after the Ducks won three straight Pac-12 tournament games, including a dominant 88-57 win over Utah in Saturday’s championship. Oregon will play the winner of Holy …

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Ducks can’t overcome early deficit at Southern Highlands Collegiate, finish 10th

In a quick turnaround from last week’s Southwestern Jones Invitational, the Oregon men’s golf team fell behind early at the Southern Highlands Tournament in Las Vegas and finished 10th on Wednesday. The Ducks fell behind much of the field early into the tournament and shot a combined 16-over 304 in …

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