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Fire, Fights and Feathers: An inside look at the Oregon Duck mascot

The Duck’s entrance to the 2014 football National Championship — one of the most widely beloved memories in college mascot history — was actually an accident. “They originally had said ‘Hey you’re not running out with the team’ so I was expecting the team to run by and I would …

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Cheserek’s collegiate career is over, but his legacy endures

When Edward Cheserek crossed the finish line in the 10,000-meter at the Pac-12 Championships, it would be his last time doing so in a collegiate race. Few knew, but Cheserek had been running with a lower back strain. Given he placed first with a time of 29 minutes, 11.76 seconds, nine …

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Always a hopeful, never a finalist; is this the year for Freeman?

Oregon running back Royce Freeman has been one the most consistent players on the Ducks’ team since he first stepped foot on Rich Brooks Field as a freshman in late August 2014. In that game against South Dakota, Freeman rushed for a modest 75 yards on ten carries behind Byron …

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Former Ducks continue to fly in the NFL

Over the past few years, Oregon has produced some of the top prospects in the National Football League. Just last year, two Ducks were selected in the NFL draft, but that is just the beginning of a long list of Ducks who have made NFL rosters. A veteran running back …

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Oregon baseball features weekend rotation with unprecedented potential

Pitching has always been a staple of Oregon baseball. There are currently 10 former Ducks pitching professionally, despite the program being around for seven years, after being reinstated in 2009. Still, for one reason or the other, the Oregon baseball team’s starting rotation has regressed the last two years, resulting in the program’s worst …

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Q&A: Former catcher Mitch Karraker leads formidable pitching staff in debut season

Former Oregon catcher Mitch Karraker became Oregon’s pitching coach on Jan. 12, just four days after Dean Stiles departed for the same position with Florida International. Karraker, a former undergraduate assistant and student manager, is now in charge of what many believe is the best starting rotation Oregon has seen since …

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DuckSeasonSoftballSports

Jane Sanders Stadium on course to be ready for Pac-12 home-opener

The Oregon softball program had become known as one of the best teams in the nation with one of the worst facilities. Over the past four years, the Ducks have compiled a 202-46-1 record, three Pac-12 championships and three berths in the Women’s College World Series, including a showing in the …

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Preview: Oregon readies for 2016 season with high expectations

A season ago, the Ducks finished sixth in the Pac-12 with a 16-14 conference record, 38-25 overall and an early exit at the NCAA Regional Tournament. Last Wednesday, the season objective was revealed immediately: “We are going to Omaha,” junior starting pitcher Cole Irvin said to media. “I want to …

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DuckSeasonSoftballSports

Cheridan Hawkins leads a veteran Ducks team looking to take the next step

2016 will be one last ride for Cheridan Hawkins. The left-handed senior pitcher may go down as the most successful pitcher in Oregon history, but for now she has her sights set on another appearance in the Women’s College World Series — a place No. 6 Oregon is familiar with, but has yet …

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Dillon Brooks and Canada basketball ready to take next step

Canada has had a good year. Andrew Wiggins claimed Rookie of the Year in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors made the NBA playoffs. Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista immortalized himself with an unforgettable bat flip against the Rangers in game five of the ALDS. For the first time, …

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Duck Season: With the injury to Dylan Ennis, who will step up to fill his shoes?

**Editor’s Note: This story will appear in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon men’s basketball team’s season. It is scheduled to be available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene Nov. 19.  With the loss of guard Joseph Young, a do-everything type of player, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, a three-point …

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Pac-12 men’s basketball rundown

Pac-12 rundown   Last March, the Pac-12 sent four teams to the NCAA tournament: Arizona (No. 2), Utah (No. 5), Oregon (No. 8) and UCLA (No. 11). Arizona survived the longest, dropping to Wisconsin 85-78 in the Elite Eight. The Pac-12, which recently cut ties with a plethora of NBA …

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DuckSeason: The legend of Vernon Adams Jr. didn’t start at Eastern Washington

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. Since Feb. 9, an aura has been floating around Oregon football and those who follow the team …

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Duck Season: Previewing the quarterbacks

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing the special teams

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing the defensive backs

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing the offensive line

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing the running backs

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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DuckSeason: Previewing the tight ends

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing the linebackers

  **Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of …

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Duck Season: Previewing the defensive line

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Previewing Oregon football’s 2015 schedule

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Glen Ihenacho follows in older brothers’ footsteps to college football

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Experience favors Vernon Adams in quarterback competition

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Duck Season: Quarterback competition is Jeff Lockie’s to lose

**Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall …

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Keanon Lowe and his ‘little brother’ Devon Allen shine in beginning stages of season

Keanon Lowe wasn’t going to revel in what the stat sheet may have said about his performance Saturday night, but there was no denying that the redshirt senior wide receiver had made his most lasting impact in a Ducks uniform. Lowe, a product of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, …

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Gameday: Tom Osborne likes the way Pharaoh Brown has played, but there’s more for the tight ends group to improve

For Oregon football, at least in recent memory, the tight end position has been one that has continually brought a high level of production to the offense. With guys like Ed Dickson and David Paulson, who were honored as first-team all-conference selections in back-to-back years, the Ducks had a firm security …

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Oregon overpowers Arkansas State in season opener

Oregon mowed down the Arkansas State Red Wolves 57-34 Saturday night at Autzen Stadium, behind stellar play from the usual suspects — running backs Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas and safety John Boyett — but it was Mariota’s three touchdowns and 200 yards in his first career start that fans will remember from this season opener.

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Duck Magazine: QB quick profiles

A look at each of Oregon’s signal callers entering the 2012 season.

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