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One and done: Michael Marcott’s major impact on club lacrosse

Michael Marcott was one of the top Oregon lacrosse players coming out of Lincoln High School in Portland. The ESPN No. 72 recruit committed to top-ranked University of Denver initially, but after three years filled with injuries and struggle, he decided to transfer to the University of Oregon. “I thought …

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Oregon club tennis finishes out season at National Championships

Out of 600 club tennis teams in the country, Oregon club tennis was one of 64 teams to qualify for national tournament. The Ducks team made their way to Cary, North Carolina last weekend to compete in the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships. They finished the tournament in 37th place. This trip served as …

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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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Oregon club tennis heads to national championship

After placing a close second at the regional competition in Yakima, Washington, the Oregon club tennis team is one of 64 teams to qualify for the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship in Cary, North Carolina. This year’s qualifying team is made up of only one senior, president Emily Plutsky. …

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After leading Oregon hockey in goals, Trevor Shott looks to become captain

During the hot and dry summers in Phoenix, Arizona, beating the heat can be a challenge. But for Trevor Shott, the club hockey team’s leading scorer, that challenge turned into an opportunity. “In the summers there’s nowhere better to be than in a nice, cold ice rink,” Shott said. Shott started …

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Ryan Habenicht and Oregon club bass fishing prepares for Clear Lake tournament

At 21, most individuals are either preparing to graduate college, getting started in the workforce or taking some time to travel. Ryan Habenicht had already started and sold his fishing lure business. By 21, he was looking for his next venture. By the time he sold it, Habenicht had 37 …

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Oregon club soccer players reflect on winning “The Treble”

One of the most recent posts on the University of Oregon men’s soccer club’s Facebook page is a team photo captioned, “We never get tired of winning.” The photo was taken after the team captured the Oregon State Invitational for its third trophy of the season. The brash caption encompassed what …

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Oregon men’s club basketball sees success in participation, reaches final of regional tournament

Before a standing-room-only crowd at the student REC Center on Sunday, the evidence of the growth of the Oregon men’s club basketball team was on full display. The “Fighting Ducks” — playing in the championship game of the school’s first regional tournament — took the defending champions from Gonzaga to the …

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Marvin Waldvogel continues worldwide travels with Oregon’s ultimate frisbee team

German exchange student Marvin Waldvogel thinks he’s a sophomore, even though he’s on the verge of attaining an economics degree. But that doesn’t matter as much to him because he’s in the United States and at the University of Oregon, playing ultimate frisbee for Ego, UO’s  3rd ranked men’s club ultimate frisbee team. “I’m here …

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Twins Jared and Jason Ross return to club baseball for repeat national title run

Competition is a common thread between siblings, especially when it comes to sports. For Jared and Jason Ross, identical twins and pitchers for Oregon’s club baseball team, the status quo is no different. Such was the case last May when the Ducks advanced to the 2015 National Club Baseball Association championship game against …

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Equestrian team sends riders to Zone Championship, Western Semis

 When Oregon Equestrian rider Hannah Gray qualified for nationals in the Open Horsemanship category last week, the sophomore was surprised to say the least. “Crazy, because this is actually my first year ever doing any horsemanship.” Not only was it was her first year ever doing horsemanship, this year was …

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Club rowing meets goal of rowing 4.2 million meters in second Erg-A-Thon

The Oregon club rowing team set out to prove its commitment to the sport and the community. It accomplished just that. The team reached its goal of collectively rowing 4.2 million meters — the distance from Eugene to Gainesville, Georgia, the site of the 2016 ACRA national championships — on its rowing machines at the Student Recreation …

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UO club rowing shows growth in anticipation of second annual Erg-A-Thon

In February 2015, the UO club rowing team successfully met its goal of collectively rowing one million meters—more than 600 miles—in one day, to raise funds for its trip to the national championships in Georgia. This year, it is upping the ante. The self-funded team plans to row 4.2 million meters—the …

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Finding his skates: Six-year hockey hiatus doesn’t stop Oregon hockey goalie

In the midst of all the pandemonium that Week of Welcome brings, freshman Ben Green was walking past several booths set up for club sports when several people wearing hockey jerseys caught his eye. Green was surprised; he arrived at Oregon thinking the school didn’t have a team. “I saw …

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Oregon Fugue retains plenty of experience going into 2016 season

For the first time in nearly a decade, Oregon women’s ultimate — also known as Fugue — will play a season without former head coach Lou Burruss. Burruss retired as Fugue’s coach for personal reasons following the team’s win against Stanford in the 2015 USA College Ultimate Championship. As one of the most …

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Bench-clearing brawls, to goalie fights: No love lost as Huskies take I-5 Cup

At 7:01 on Saturday night, Oregon and Washington club hockey took the ice for the fourth game of the much anticipated I-5 Cup, the self-titled four-game series between the rival teams. The series was already decided — Washington won 8-6 to clinch the Cup on Friday — but bad blood …

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Wrestling returns to University of Oregon with an optimistic club team

Ron Finley coached the Oregon wrestling program to its first conference title in 1975 and its highest ever NCAA tournament finish (11) in 1980. He saw his players win 22 All-America awards and 44 conference titles while winning conference coach of the year twice. He still shakes his head when …

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Oregon men’s Ultimate ready for 2016 with full roster

The men’s ultimate frisbee team, Ego, has began the new season after reaching the national championship game with just 14 players.

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Oregon club skiing trains at the slopes for first time in years

Last weekend, the Oregon club ski team experienced something none of the current members have ever had the chance to do while in college: train on a mountain. The past few years have not been kind in terms of snow, leading a sport that relies on the whims of weather …

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Oregon women’s club rugby makes finals push despite loss of nine seniors

Last season, Oregon women’s club rugby crushed Oregon State 41-5. But after losing nine of its seniors to graduation, the new-look team fell to the Beavers by one point this fall. Now, with a new outlook and some new recruits, the Dirty Ducks are looking to make up for lost …

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Snowfall won’t make or break Oregon alpine ski team’s season

Few sports are more reliant on weather than alpine ski racing. Every winter, the amount of snowfall directly correlates with how many days skiers have to train and compete in races. The Pacific Northwest is expected to experience “El Nino” conditions this winter, characterized by warmer temperatures in the Pacific …

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UO Running Club provides competitive outlet for students

Every day, Tom Heinonen walks eight blocks from his South Eugene home to the University of Oregon intramural fields and stands on the North end of the field that runs adjacent to 15th avenue. There, he waits. He never knows exactly who he is waiting for or who will show …

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Oregon men’s club soccer wins NIRSA National Championship

The Oregon men’s club soccer team completed a near perfect season with a win at the NIRSA National Championship in Phoenix, Arizona on Nov. 21. The Ducks defeated UC Davis in the championship match thanks to a game-winning golden goal in overtime by forward Andrew Saenz. They trailed 2-1 late in the …

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From gentle giant to aggressor: Freshman Kevin Cotter establishes himself at center back

When Oregon men’s club soccer coach Alex Riley looked at the roster going into this season, he knew he needed a center back to play opposite senior Zach Donner. Going into double days and tryouts in September, Riley looked for someone to emerge. “I really wanted someone who would complement …

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Club tennis defends title with help from new president

If you enter the indoor tennis courts behind Jane Saunders stadium each Monday and Wednesday evening, you can’t help but notice the sound echoing throughout the gym. The noise can only be compared to the sound of popcorn in the microwave. The pops are few at first, some far away …

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Marty Taylor wants to give Oregon club sports a bounce in its step with custom orthotics

Marty Taylor wants to sponsor the club teams at the University of Oregon by providing orthotics to the athletes, which would prevent injuries and increase performance.

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Breaking down the differences between rugby sevens and fifteens

Oregon club rugby helps breakdown the differences between the two forms of their sport — fifteens and sevens.

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