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Former Oregon basketball recruit sues Dana Altman, others after tearing ACL during official visit

A former Oregon basketball recruit is suing the University of Oregon, Dana Altman and four other basketball staff members for personal injury damages after he tore his ACL while working out for the Oregon coaches in October 2015. Crisshawn Clark, now a University of Portland basketball player, is seeking compensation …

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Elijah Brown vows to kick his flopping ways as he prepares for new role at Oregon

SAN FRANCISCO — Oregon guard Elijah Brown was such a renowned flopper while playing at New Mexico that USC created a drill ahead of its matchup with the Lobos back in 2015 specifically designed to guard him without fouling. Brown, then a sophomore, had mastered the art of drawing fouls …

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Oregon possesses a versatile group this season, but what will it become?

SAN FRANCISCO — Dana Altman began his opening remarks of the 2017 Pac-12 media day with one of the most obvious statements of the day. “We have a lot of new faces on our ball team this year,” Altman said. “Got big shoes to fill.” If anything, it was an …

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FBI investigation main topic of Pac-12 media day

SAN FRANCISCO — The usual pomp and circumstance of Pac-12 men’s basketball media day had a cloud hanging over it. Media days are usually a time for coaches to talk about how excited they are for the upcoming season, praise the improvement of players in the offseason and tell everybody …

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As just a sophomore, Oregon’s Payton Pritchard needs to become a leader

SAN FRANCISCO — After Oregon’s trip to the Final Four, there was a mass exodus of talented players. Most of it was expected, but losing four starters and eight total lettermen still hurts. Point guard Payton Pritchard is the only starter who returns for the 2017-18 season. While players were …

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Oregon picked to finish 4th in Pac-12 preseason media poll

A rebuilding year is in store for Oregon this winter, so think the local media who cover the Pac-12. A year removed from a historic run to the Final Four, Oregon was picked to finish fourth in the preseason Pac-12 media poll released Thursday morning. Arizona was almost the unanimous …

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Altman on schools under FBI investigation: “I hope that it’s all settled in their favor”

Oregon head coach Dana Altman doesn’t want to rush to conclusions when talking about the FBI’s investigation into NCAA basketball recruiting that has so far led to 10 arrests, numerous subpoenas issued and the suspension of several players and coaches. The investigation hit close to home for Altman and Oregon …

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How UO students spend $5 million a year on athletics

It’s the beginning of another school year, which means another round of tuition hikes for UO students. The damage this year is a 6.6 percent increase for in-state students (about $810 per year) and a 3 percent increase for out-of-state (about $945). It was nearly 10.6 percent for in-state students, …

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5-star recruit Louis King commits to Oregon

Forward Louis King announced that he would commit to Oregon in a short video released on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-6 King is a consensus five-star recruit who is also rated as the 21st best basketball player in the class of 2018 by ESPN. King averaged 13.3 points, 5.6 …

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Case closed, no charges filed against former basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams in sexual assault case

Former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Willliams’ sexual assault case was closed by the Gillette College Police Department on Wednesday. No charges will be filed. Bigby-Williams was under investigation for forcible rape that allegedly occurred on the night of September 17, 2016, during a visit to Gillette Community College in Gillette, …

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Pritchard and Kigab named to the FIBA World Cup All-Star Team

Oregon sophomore and team USA’s Payton Pritchard and incoming freshman and Canada’s forward Abu Kigab were named to the 2017 FIBA Under-19 World Cup All-Star Team. Kigab was one of the top performers in the tournament because he averaged a double-double with 14.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists. In …

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Pritchard, Kigab battle in U-19 World Cup semifinal

Two Oregon Ducks played for their respective countries as sophomore point guard Payton Pritchard represented the US and incoming freshman forward Abu Kigab played for Canada. Canada defeated the United States 99-87 in the semifinal of the Under-19 FIBA World Cup in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday. The win marks the …

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Pac-12 announces schedule for men’s basketball conference play

On Thursday, the Pac-12 announced the conference pairings for the 2017-18 men’s basketball season. Oregon will open conference play at home against Colorado and Utah on Dec. 27-31. The Ducks will be fighting to win at least a share of the Pac-12 regular season championship for the third season in …

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Judge dismisses lawsuit brought against UO by three former men’s basketball players

For the second time, a federal court judge has decided to dismiss lawsuits filed by former UO basketball players Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, court records show. Austin’s lawsuit sought $7.5 million while Artis and Dotson had sued together in a separate case and sought $21 million. The …

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Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks selected in second round of NBA draft

Former Oregon forward Jordan Bell will be a Golden State Warrior while teammate and guard Tyler Dorsey was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks. Dillon Brooks was the final Duck taken in the second round of the NBA draft Thursday night, selected by the Memphis Grizzlies. Bell was the first Duck …

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Oregon releases statement regarding handling of Bigby-Williams sexual assault investigation

The University of Oregon has released a statement about the Emerald’s report on the sexual assault investigation of former men’s basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams. Bigby-Williams recently announced he is transferring to Louisiana State University. Here is the full statement found on AroundtheO: Recent media coverage of an allegation of sexual assault …

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Former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams is under investigation for sexual assault

Former Oregon forward Kavell Bigby-Williams played the 2016-17 men’s basketball season while under criminal investigation for an alleged sexual assault, the Emerald has learned. Bigby-Williams, a junior, is accused of sexually assaulting a female between 10 p.m Sept. 17 and 3 a.m. Sept. 18, 2016, at an apartment near Gillette College, …

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Kavell Bigby-Williams to transfer to LSU

Oregon basketball’s roster continues to fluctuate this offseason.  On Tuesday, multiple sites reported that Ducks forward Kavell Bigby-Williams would be transferring to LSU for his remaining year of eligibility. The story was first reported by duckterritory.com and later confirmed by CBSsports.com. The 6’11 junior requested his release back in April …

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Oregon basketball lands Illinois State graduate transfer MiKyle McIntosh

Oregon basketball took a step closer to filling out its roster on Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State graduate transfer MiKyle McIntosh announced on Instagram that he has committed to play for the Ducks next season. He’ll be eligible to play immediately. After much prayer & thought, my family & I have …

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ASUO pays athletic department $10,000 in effort to save student football and basketball tickets

While University of Oregon students protested against a 10.6 percent proposed tuition hike in March, the Associated Students of University of Oregon (ASUO) voted to transfer $10,000 to the UO athletic department. ASUO’s hope was that the one-time payment would help improve its relationship with the athletic department — which …

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Men’s hoops lands commitment from New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown

Oregon men’s basketball continues to add to its 2017-18 roster. The Ducks landed a commitment from New Mexico graduate transfer Elijah Brown late Sunday night, CBS Sports reported. As a graduate transfer, Brown will be eligible immediately and won’t have to sit out a year. QUACK!!! — elijah brown (@_eb4_) May …

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Brandon McCoy commits to UNLV over Oregon, others

Brandon McCoy will not be an Oregon Duck after announcing his commitment to UNLV on Twitter. Blessd and truly thankful to say I’ve committed to UNLV !!! pic.twitter.com/w4aw8gFidU — Brandon McCoy (@flyguyfreddyy) April 26, 2017 McCoy, a five-star recruit from San Diego, California, had finalists of Oregon, Michigan State, Arizona and of course UNLV. …

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After ‘a crazy two weeks,’ Dana Altman will now take on his biggest rebuilding project yet

With trips to the Elite Eight and Final Four notched in successive years, Oregon is now consistently competing with blue blood programs for the first time in school history. As Oregon head coach Dana Altman is finding out, those games in late March and early April come at a price. Over …

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Kenny Wooten Jr., 6-foot-8 power forward, verbals to Oregon men’s hoops

Kenny Wooten Jr., a 6-foot-8 power forward from Las Vegas, Nevada, has given Oregon men’s basketball a late 2017 verbal commitment. “With a lot of players leaving, they have a lot of minutes available,” Wooten said in a message to the Emerald. “The coaching staff is great. Great environment to focus. …

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Kavell Bigby-Williams exploring transfer after he was granted release, school says

Kavell Bigby-Williams has requested — and been granted — a release from Oregon, a team spokesman said Thursday afternoon. His request doesn’t necessarily mean he will depart. The spokesman said he “has permission to explore the opportunity.” Bigby-Williams is set to meet with head coach Dana Altman on Monday. “One of …

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Morris: A historic era ends at Oregon but a new one is just beginning

It was fun while it lasted, Oregon. On Tuesday, Jordan Bell announced that he would be forgoing his senior season as a Duck and would instead hire an agent and declare for the NBA Draft. He will join Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks as Oregon stars leaving early. Questions swirled …

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Jordan Bell off to NBA Draft, will sign with an agent

Jordan Bell is off to the NBA Draft and will sign an agent, he announced through a letter posted to riselongbeach.com on Tuesday morning. The news comes two days after Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical reported — and Bell refuted — that he had decided on forgoing his remaining time at Oregon. Bell …

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Jordan Bell refutes report that he’s declared for the NBA Draft

After Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical reported late Sunday night that Jordan Bell has decided to enter the NBA Draft, Bell tweeted that he has not yet made a decision. The Vertical said Bell has decided to hire an agent, which would end his Oregon career. Bell helped the Ducks to their first Final Four …

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Oregon junior guard Casey Benson announces he will graduate and transfer

Duck basketball fans were on high-alert this week as they waited to hear which of Oregon’s stars would chose to enter the NBA Draft. One departure they were not expecting was that of junior guard Casey Benson, who announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he will graduate in three years and …

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After standout season, Dillon Brooks declares for NBA Draft and hires agent

Junior forward Dillon Brooks has declared for the NBA Draft and hired an agent, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning. By hiring an agent, he is ineligible to return to school. His collegiate career at Oregon is over. He tested the waters of the NBA Draft last season but didn’t hire an …

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