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Troy Brown Jr. selected No. 15 by Washington Wizards in NBA Draft

Former Oregon men’s basketball forward Troy Brown Jr. was picked No. 15 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Brown is the first University of Oregon first-round pick since 2007, when Aaron Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets No. 26 overall. He is also the highest …

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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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USC wins women’s track and field title in similar fashion as Oregon in 2017

There have been some memorable moments on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Last year, Oregon came out on top after winning the final race, the 4X400 relay, in dramatic fashion. This year, seemingly insurmountable expectations of excitement were placed on the meet, which was the …

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Oregon women’s track and field places seventh at NCAA championships, Jessica Hull wins 1,500

In the final day of the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Oregon’s women’s team, with nine athletes and two relay teams, scored 39 points for a seventh-place finish, unable to defend last year’s title that capped off the Triple Crown. The Ducks started the day off hot with …

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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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Oregon women’s track and field advances six runners to NCAA finals on Saturday

Oregon women’s track and field advanced six runners in five events and both relay teams to Saturday’s final of the 2018 NCAA outdoor championships at Hayward Field on Thursday. To start the evening for Oregon, the 4×100 meters relay team, featuring juniors Alaysha Johnson and Ariana Washington and freshmen Lauren Rain …

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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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Damarcus Simpson falls short in long jump, Sam Prakel and Mick Stanovsek run into 1,500 finals

Football is considered the game of inches, but Oregon long jumper Damarcus Simpson might argue that should change. In the long jump, one centimeter over the board and the jump doesn’t count. Too much space behind means distance is taken away from a jump. It was one or the other for …

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BaseballSports

Four Ducks picked in 2018 MLB Draft, five others with Oregon ties

This week, four Oregon baseball players were picked in the 2018 MLB Draft. Junior pitchers Matt Mercer and Parker Kelly, senior infielder Kyle Kasser and junior catcher Ray Soderman were all drafted. Mercer was drafted in the fifth round, 159 overall, of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He …

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Kylee O’Connor hurdles opposition on and off the track

It should be hard to live up to the Twitter handle @kyleethemightee, but Eugene native Kylee O’Connor makes “mightee” look like the understatement of the century. The University of Oregon journalism graduate has quickly developed a loaded, unique résumé in her college tenure while also competing in the 400-meter hurdles …

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The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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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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Mentally Tough: A group of Oregon athletes is trying to normalize mental health conversations in athletics through their campaign, “Duck The Stigma.”

Apple. Elbow. Carpet. Bubble. Room. Saddle. Jenna Lilley will never forget those words. After being hit in the face by a rise-ball pitch while at bat, Lilley found herself in a training room at Jane Sanders Stadium going through a concussion protocol test. Her face was beginning to swell and …

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Damarcus Simpson continues to leave a lasting impression on Oregon track and field

Before Damarcus Simpson came to the University of Oregon, he wanted to be a football player, not a track and field athlete. It took him a few years, but eventually Simpson found his calling for the sport. After two years of competing for Chadron State, a Division III school in …

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The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball’s season ends with 4-1 loss to FSU in WCWS

Red eyes, choked-back words with disappointed faces and tears. It wasn’t the way No. 1 Oregon softball wanted to see the season end. It wasn’t the way the seniors wanted to end their career as Ducks. Oregon was eliminated from the Women’s College World Series Saturday, falling 4-1 to the …

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Oregon softball loses 6-2 to Washington behind poor fifth inning

Fresh off its best offensive performance in a Women’s College World Series game, the No. 1 Oregon softball team was silenced for the first six innings of its 6-2 loss to No. 5 Washington. Although Oregon swept Washington in the regular season, the Huskies won the game that mattered most. …

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Oregon track and field prepares for 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships

With just a couple days before this year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships — the last to be hosted in Hayward before the renovation — the Ducks are preparing for the sixth-consecutive tournament hosted by the Ducks at Hayward field. Both Oregon’s men’s and women’s teams are ranked fifth headed into …

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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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Oregon wins first game of WCWS 11-6 against Arizona State

Prior to the first game of the Women’s College World Series, the Ducks talked about not just surviving and advancing, but thriving as well. They did just that, scoring the most run’s in team history. No. 1 Oregon put up 14 hits en route to a 11-6 victory against No. …

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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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SoftballSports

Oregon softball earns ticket to Women’s College World Series with 11-1 win over Kentucky

It took Oregon four innings to get pitcher Miranda Elish the lead last night. It was a different story tonight as the Ducks scored seven runs in the second inning, highlighted by Shannon Rhodes’ leadoff home run and a DJ Sanders grand slam. The inning’s seven runs were more than the …

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BaseballSports

Ducks fall to Arizona on senior day and season finale

In the last game of the last series of the regular season for both teams, Arizona outplayed Oregon on senior day, outscoring the Ducks 11-4 in PK Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon. In the final game of an overall disappointing season — where the Ducks went 26-28 overall and …

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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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