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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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Tyler Dorsey to declare for NBA draft and hire an agent

Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey will declare for the NBA draft and hire an agent, making him ineligible to return to Oregon, he announced on Twitter Monday. pic.twitter.com/GbibFmvPnl — Tyler Dorsey (@TDORSEY_1) April 10, 2017 Since arriving from Los Angeles, as a four-star recruit and a McDonald’s All-American, Dorsey has arguably been …

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When luck runs out: Oregon’s Final Four loss against North Carolina

GLENDALE, Ariz. — There were plenty of chances to do the improbable again. Oregon fans had seen it happen too many times to believe the Ducks wouldn’t pull themselves together, hit a couple of clutch shots, survive and advance. Just like they had all March, and all season. Oregon built …

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Podcast: March Madness post-game recap

Following Saturday night’s game, in which the Ducks fell to the Tar Heels 77-76, sports reporters Jack Butler and Gus Morris recap the national semifinal game. Also in this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, Butler and Morris speculate how Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and others will proceed in the …

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Dylan Ennis’ best game as a Duck overshadowed by difficult loss

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dylan Ennis played his final game in an Oregon uniform Saturday night. The six-year man has been the heart of the team all season. When Oregon needed that heart against North Carolina, he provided it, but it wasn’t enough. He was fighting and hustling all night. The …

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Morris: Chris Boucher’s injury finally caught up with Oregon

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Heartbreaking. There’s no other way to describe Oregon’s 77-76 loss to North Carolina on Saturday night. Four straight missed free throws, two missed offensive rebounds and one devastating finish. What more can be said? “We had a good year but we didn’t reach our goal,” Jordan Bell …

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Oregon’s title hopes ripped away in final seconds against North Carolina

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jordan Bell sat back at his locker as tears ran down his face. He fought through the crying to answer every question.  As more questions came, so did more tears, often after a prolonged silence. In Oregon’s 77-76 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, …

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Justin Jackson quietly delivered a masterpiece to push North Carolina past Oregon

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dillon Brooks methodically twirled a pair of scissors in his hands as he sat and described how North Carolina had just buried a dagger in the Duck’s season. Brooks had just watched his team’s historic run through March end in agonizing fashion. They fell 77-76 to a Tar Heel squad that …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon’s season ends with agonizing 77-76 loss to North Carolina

GLENDALE, Ariz. — After spending an entire game playing catchup, Oregon came up just short on Saturday and saw its season end with a 77-76 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels at University of Phoenix Stadium. Oregon struggled to hold onto the ball in the first half. The Ducks …

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