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Oregon’s club sailing team earns bid to nationals for second straight year

A victory in Seattle last weekend punched Oregon’s ticket to nationals for the second straight year.

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Athlete of the Week: Kristina Lekas

Lekas, who serves as coordinator of the women’s club soccer team, is working to balance her responsibilities both on and off the field.

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For Oregon men's club water polo, it's nationals or bust

Oregon water polo has set lofty goals this season after finishing ninth in the nation last year.

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Club running looks to build upon finish at weekend meet

The University of Oregon Running Club team continued its 2011 cross country season on Saturday with a meet at Willamette University. The meet featured teams and clubs that are members of the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association, along with other Division I programs such as Boise State University.

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Women's club soccer sets lofty goals for 2011 season

A feeling of underachievement was left in the hearts of the Oregon women’s club soccer team after being booted in last year’s National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) national tournament by Colorado [email protected]@http://www.nirsa.org//AM/[email protected]@ The Ducks bowed out in the semifinals, and any hopes of getting back to the same national game …

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Men's club soccer looks to bounce back after last year's regional loss

After a frustrating loss to Weber State in last year’s regional final, the team is confident that greener pastures are ahead.

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Oregon club fencing hopes to continue ascension

The Oregon club fencing team capped a successful 2010-11 campaign in late May, and club coordinator Ken Hall expects big things from the program moving into next year.

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Men’s club lacrosse falls to Michigan in national quarterfinals

After starting the year 0-4, the Oregon club lacrosse team made a deep run into the postseason, but ultimately came up short against the three-time defending national champions.

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David Kuhns leads Oregon club cycling to fifth-straight nationals appearance

Graduate student David Kuhns placed 45th at the club cycling nationals competition earlier this month. It was the fifth season in a row Kuhns has qualified for nationals.

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Oregon club men’s lacrosse wins second-straight conference crown

The Oregon club men’s lacrosse team defeated Simon Fraser 16-8 in the PNCLL title game this weekend. The team will face Cal Poly in the opening round at Nationals.

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Oregon club disc golf wins 2011 national championship

Under the tutelage of head coach Dave Feldberg, the Ducks top defending national champion Augusta State in the final round of championship play.

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Oregon club baseball ends season with tough losses against Seattle University

Disappointing season leaves Oregon’s club baseball team looking to rebuild its tarnished reputation in the coming years.

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Oregon club lacrosse trounces Montana for playoff victory

With a 34-3 win over Montana last weekend, the Oregon club lacrosse team advanced to play Oregon State this weekend for a berth in the conference championship.

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Clark: Avoiding the sophomore slump

In college athletics, freshmen enter their respective programs with a certain chip on their shoulders. They come straight out of high school with something to prove — that they can make significant contributions early and often. Looking at the Oregon softball team in recent years, true freshmen have played crucial …

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Malee: Oregon fans embarrass our institution and themselves

One of my fondest memories as a sports fan also contains one of my most shameful moments as a human being. Go figure, I know. Upon first reading, I’m sure that sounds a bit paradoxical. Let me explain. It was a Saturday afternoon in May 2007, and I was sitting …

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Husseman: Despite end-of-season skid, Duck women in good shape for next year

It is equal parts thrilling and breathtaking to realize the Oregon men’s basketball team has continued its season for a longer stretch than all but a handful of teams. This includes all four No. 1 and all four No. 2 seeds from the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps most surprisingly, the Duck …

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Drukarev: March Madness a welcome distraction from Football Foolishness February

It’s been a rough week for college sports fans. With USC’s appeal and the Cam Newton saga still lingering, a new wave of disturbing allegations surfaced over the past couple of days. Last Thursday, Oregon’s football program was hit by stories from a variety of media outlets alleging the Ducks’ …

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Clark: An unbelievable evening, even for the most casual of observers

There were moments Tuesday night where all I could do was shake my head. Sitting at the front of Matthew Knight Arena’s press row, I marveled at the power of Nike. Phil Knight and Co. presented the 12,220 spectators in attendance with one of the greatest shows, albeit a light-hearted …

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Husseman: NCAA needs sweeping change, not individual punishments

A popular axiom exists regarding cheating and other malfeasance. The worst thing about getting found out for having acted in such a manner is not the action itself, but that the perpetrator got caught doing it. Hence, the anguish and scorn felt by Oregon football fans across the nation as …

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Clark: When NCAA comes knockin', let's hope Oregon has nothing to hide

A close friend and I share two vary different outlooks on Oregon sports. This last weekend, we spoke about the athletic department as a whole and where we think it’s headed, and for his part, this friend has been a Ducks fan and University student for much longer than I …

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Husseman: Creative recruiting key to Oregon's national success

Eugene may be Track Town USA, but Oregon has difficulty getting sprinters to join its historically impressive ranks of distance runners. So associate athletic director Vin Lananna and assistant coach Robert Johnson have had to get creative. One of the most sought-after commodities in the sport is the elite male …

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Malee: Pushing the mute button on mainstream sports

Back in middle school, one of my teachers decided to expose the class to Charlie Chaplin films. In case you’re not familiar, Chaplin pioneered the silent film genre back in the early 1900s. I remember watching the movies and feeling puzzled; I just couldn’t see the appeal of a motion …

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Drukarev: Oregon's future success falls squarely on Jackson's shoulders

February hasn’t been a kind month to Oregon’s women’s basketball team. The Ducks lost their leading scorer and assist-maker Nia Jackson in the first game of the month to injury and have dropped all five games in February. All told, Oregon has lost seven consecutive Pacific-10 Conference games and is …

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Clark: Three former Ducks begin rough road to the pros

For three former Oregon football players, Thursday marks another milestone in their illustrious athletic careers. The 2011 NFL Combine begins in Indianapolis, with Brandon Bair, Jeff Maehl, and Casey Matthews participating to raise their possible draft stock and solidify their capabilities to the NFL scouts in a formal setting. The …

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Husseman: Ducks squander last likely chance for win

Head coach Paul Westhead normally provides an opening statement before taking questions after Oregon women’s basketball games. Following Saturday night’s game, Westhead’s statement was two words and terse. “I’m available,” he said. Players were unavailable for comment, having headed for the bus shortly after the game. No doubt they felt …

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Clark: Civil War won't be pretty, but it should be fun to watch

Saturday afternoon’s matchup between Oregon and Oregon State won’t play a big role in where either team finishes the season, that much is obvious. Though the Ducks are currently tied for fifth place in the Pacific-10 Conference standings, with the Beavers following in ninth, postseason appearances have been out of …

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Drukarev: Civil War highlights polar opposite coaching styles

On one bench will sit a man in his early 40s, holding his second college basketball head coaching job. He’s now in charge of the Oregon State women’s basketball program after compiling a 288-88 win-loss record in his 14 years as head coach of Division III George Fox University. He …

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Malee: Romance at Wrigley Field

It was an unseasonably warm February afternoon when I took the first step toward rekindling the relationship. It had been a long time, years really, since we’d been truly close. Breakups are always difficult, but this was more like a nagging back pain. You could try to ignore it, but …

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Husseman: Jackson's breakthrough season marred by injuries

Alex McDougall I first met Nia Jackson two years ago. She was redshirting after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during the Oregon women’s basketball team’s exhibition trip to Italy. The intrepid reporter who I was back then found her recovery an interesting and worthy story. The …

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