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In an “all or nothing” tournament, Oregon men’s club water polo team falls short of nationals

A year ago, the Oregon men’s club water polo team fell just shy of taking a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the national tournament. The Ducks lost 12-11 to Oregon State in regulation. This past weekend, the Ducks traveled to Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis for the Northwest Regional tournament after …

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Running Thin: Evan Pardi’s fight with eating and control

Senior Evan Pardi has managed to land a podium spot in every race in the Pacific Northwest. Along the way, he’s had to endure not just the grueling training of an elite triathlete, but also an internal struggle that has given him the mental toughness he needs to compete at the highest level.

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After collapsing in his first race, Oregon’s Thomas Fate falls in love with triathlons

With two and a half miles to go in his first triathlon, Thomas Fate collapsed. The last thing he remembers was watching a boat bob lazily on the pristine surface of Applegate Lake in southern Oregon. Blacking out is a common occurrence in endurance sports, often referred to as “bonking” …

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Oregon club squash is set for a big year

Oregon club squash is set to make noise at Nationals this season with a strong returning core of seniors.

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Oregon club swimming dives into its new pool

Oregon club swimming loves the new pool at the Student Recreation Center because it adds more lanes and brings the program exposure.

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Oregon men’s rugby reload heading into 2015 season

  It can be tough to reload each year as a club sports program where recruiting is limited to word of mouth and fliers. Yet hopes remain high for Oregon men’s rugby as it looks to build upon their successful past few seasons. The talent level of the departing players …

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Back to the Books: How to get involved with Oregon club sports

**Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s “Back to the Books” edition, which is currently available in locations throughout Eugene.** Since March 2014, the club sports office at the University of Oregon has resided in the frigid hallways of McArthur Court. While the printer spits papers onto the cold …

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UO triathlete Evan Pardi discusses training, international accomplishments

Note: This story was submitted by incoming Emerald sports reporter Gus Morris. In his three years of participating in triathlons, Evan Pardi has competed in the USA Triathlon Sprint National Championship and represented Team USA in the the World Triathlon Championships. He is currently a senior at the University of …

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UO fencing club goes through the 2014 season without competing at competitions

Kristen Shafer went to fencing practice in blue jeans and a rain coat. Shafer’s passion for fencing was spurred watching the Summer Olympics as a little girl. She wanted to try fencing in high school, but going to school in the small town of Butte Falls, Oregon, didn’t offer it. Shafer faced another …

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Oregon wins National Club Baseball Association World Series

After winning their first Northern Pacific regional title since 2008, the Oregon Ducks headed to Kentucky for the National Club Baseball Association World Series. The players were “awestruck” to be there, but their nerves manifested in game one of the single-elimination tournament. They found themselves down 4-0 to No. 3 …

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Oregon club swimming trio succeeds at national swim event

Oregon’s club swimming team competed in the nationals on April 24-26th this season in San Antonio, Texas with three swimmers standing out. Senior Lindsay Miller, sophomore Emily Collins and freshman Maddy Griffin were the top performers showing great strides before the changes of the next season.

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Continuity propels Oregon Ultimate Fugue to another championship

Oregon’s ultimate Fuge team took home another championship trophy at the USA Ultimate College Championships on May 25. The team at the closing of this season says goodbye to their coach and three seniors but remains hopeful for the next season.

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Oregon disc golf club finds success in the sport and each other

Two years ago, University of Oregon senior Jessica Boone decided to try something new after sitting next to someone on a plane flying back from Utah. They started to talk during the flight and eventually the topic turned to the club disc golf team on campus. Boone was intrigued. “My …

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After season-ending injury last year, Bethany Kaylor is hungry for a championship

The stage was perfectly set for Bethany Kaylor. The Oregon women’s ultimate Fugue team was well on its way to another run at nationals, but this one in particular was going to be special for Kaylor. As president of the Cincinnati Ultimate Players Association, Bethany’s father, Mike Kaylor, had succeeded …

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Oregon club rowing takes gold and silver at regionals

The University of Oregon club rowing team placed first and second at its regional championship in Sacramento, April 25-26.

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Wushu helps the mind and body of Oregon students

The Wushu club brings a unique sport to campus. This small but tight knit group competes against other Pac-12 schools in Wushu competitions regularly.

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Triathlete Steven Kyker fights through illness and injury leading up to the World Championships

After mono and an injury, Oregon freshman Steven Kyker is ready to get back into training and competing in triathlons.

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Oregon bass fishing club looks to make a name for itself

Bass fishing is a sport that can be taken in two different directions. Some use bass fishing as a way to spend a day on the water with the friends and relaxing. Some compete in tournaments and try to turn it into a career. The Oregon bass fishing club started …

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UO club sailing aims to welcome many newcomers

Eliza Pearce was only seven years old when she experienced sailing for the first time. It was summer in Penobscot Bay in Maine where she frequently vacationed at her grandma’s house. “I had my first lessons in these little boats called optimists,” Pearce said. “They would put two of us in there …

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Club basketball getting off the ground at the UO

One expected sport missing from the club sport roster is now going to join the club this fall. Club basketball is coming out of intramurals and into a competitive club sport.

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Oregon club volleyball finishes in top 10 at nationals

Oregon women’s club volleyball capped its best season in years with strong finishes at the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation national tournament in Kansas City last weekend. Oregon Green finished sixth in a pool of more than 140 teams in the competition while Oregon Yellow placed third in its division. “This …

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Best selling author Daniel James Brown visits University of Oregon

The lights dimmed in the EMU ballroom. It was time for Connor Benson, a third year rower on the University of Oregon club rowing team, to introduce Daniel James Brown, the author of the New York Times best selling book The Boys in the Boat.  As soon as Benson mentioned that the book was about the …

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New sponsorship deal grants Oregon men’s club rugby financial flexibility

The Oregon men’s club rugby team reached a new sponsorship deal in January that will give them financial flexibility through the end of the calendar year and possibly beyond. The deal was reached with Source Intelligence, a Carlsbad, California-based sustainability company that analyzes the supply chains of companies to determine …

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Oregon women’s club volleyball rally together following coach’s departure

At an Oregon women’s club volleyball practice, head coach Mallory Stark allowed her players to run the drills by themselves while she stood back and observed. When it ended, she gathered all the team members together and announced her difficult decision to step down from the program. Stark lent a …

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The Coxswain: ‘Quarterback’ of the rowing world

Spectators unfamiliar with the sport of rowing, may just see eight individuals in a boat and one person sitting in the front yelling. The official title of that person sitting in front of the boat is a coxswain. Amanda Smith, a four year rower with the women’s team, compares the …

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New 12-lane pool at Rec Center makes a splash for UO swim club

Lindsay Miller remembers when there were only three swimmers at Oregon’s swim club practice. The drive, 15 minutes off campus to an auxiliary pool, was limiting the team’s member numbers and decreased motivation. Some freshmen who didn’t have cars, couldn’t even dream of joining the team. All that changed in January when …

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Oregon men’s rugby wants to prove it belongs through postseason run

Oregon men’s club rugby wants to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. With the postseason quickly approaching, they have the perfect opportunity to make that statement. “A win would solidify our standing in the conference and all the work we have put in the last few years,” club coordinator Connor …

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Athletics and broomsticks: Quidditch is alive and well at University of Oregon

Six University of Oregon students virtually flew around on broomsticks above the Knight Library south lawn on a cloudy and rainy Saturday afternoon. The students, representing Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff, minus the lone Slytherin who was absent due to looming finals and the poor weather, were all playing quidditch. Quidditch isn’t just …

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Q&A: Oregon athletic trainer Stephen Creamer

Graduate student Stephen Creamer splits his time between GTF duties and being an athletic trainer for club sports at the UO.

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Tommy Yang joins club wushu with performance background

Tommy Yang is used to putting on a show, but finds a new set of skills in wushu.

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