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Quick Hits: Football still without solution to offensive obstacles post-Herbert, soccer gets first Pac-12 win

— Oregon football lost to No. 23 Stanford this Saturday 49-7. Amid the Ducks’ unanticipated offensive redevelopment, the team continues to search for a solution after Justin Herbert’s injury. Oregon faces the fact that Braxton Burmeister may not be the Ducks saving grace under center just yet. — After losing its first five …

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Kyra Hanawahine: Small player, big impact

Kyra Hanawahine stands at 5-foot-2 inches. She is the shortest player on Oregon’s volleyball roster since 2014, but more impressively, the Honolulu native is the team’s only freshman this season. Hanawahine began playing volleyball when she was 7 years old at a local volleyball clinic. It wasn’t long before she …

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Volleyball wins five set match over Washington State

For the second match in a row, the Ducks played a match that went the full five sets. This time the Ducks came away victorious, beating the Washington State Cougars in Pullman, Washington, Friday night. With the win, No. 15 Oregon improved its record to 11-5 overall and 4-4 in …

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No. 15 Ducks fall to No. 14 Huskies in five-set match

No. 15 Oregon (10-5, 3-4) began their Washington road trip with a loss to defending Pac-12 champions, No. 14 Washington (15-3, 5-2) at the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Wednesday night. The Ducks fell to the Huskies by set scores of 25-20, 19-25, 21-25, 26-24 and 15-13. …

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Down Rasmussen and Van Sickle, Ducks play on

No. 15 Oregon will compete in this week’s matches with a slightly new lineup since the status of outside hitter Jolie Rasmussen is still unclear. An injury delayed the sophomore’s start to the season. She made her debut on Aug. 31 and averaged 2.33 kills and 1.87 digs per set in …

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Quick Hits: Volleyball bounces back after loss to No. 2 Stanford, football adds 2018 four-star QB to class

— Oregon volleyball lost to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in a sweep of three sets, but brought in the second largest attendance in program history, with 5,872 people on Friday night. Back in Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, the Ducks redeemed themselves and ended their two-match losing streak with a …

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No. 16 Oregon Volleyball sweeps Cal 3-0 to end two-match skid

Coming off a loss to No. 2 Stanford, and with another big match against the No. 9 Washington Huskies looming, the No. 16 Oregon Ducks picked up an important win on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 sweep over the California Golden Bears at Matthew Knight Arena. Each set finished in …

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No. 16 Oregon Ducks fall to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in sweep

The No. 16 Oregon Ducks (9-4, 2-3) fell short to defending national champions and No. 2-ranked Stanford Cardinal (12-2, 5-0) in three straight sets on Friday, Oct. 7 at Matthew Knight Arena. Undefeated in Pac-12 play, the Cardinal took the match win with a sweep made up of set scores …

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Oregon volleyball off to a hot start after tumultuous offseason

No. 12 Oregon volleyball has overcome many obstacles in the last year, highlighted by the coaching change that took place back in May. But despite the offseason difficulties, the Ducks have stayed focused on this season and have jumped out to a 9-3 record to begin the year. In the …

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Oregon volleyball falls at Colorado

No. 12-ranked Oregon volleyball (9-3) fell to Colorado (12-3) in a 3-1 loss at the Coors Events Center in Colorado on Saturday night. Following a narrow win over No. 5 Utah on Friday, the Ducks failed to rally against unranked Colorado, finishing the road trip to the mountain schools with …

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No. 12 Ducks top No.15 Utah 3-2

The No. 12 Ducks (9-2) fought hard to regained Pac-12 confidence as they began their road doubleheader with a 3-2  win over No. 15 Utah (11-3) Friday night in Salt Lake City, Utah. Oregon easily took the first two matches against the Utes 25-13 and 25-16, respectively. Utah rallied and …

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Ducks fall to UCLA 3-1 to end seven-match win streak

It was a top-11 matchup for college volleyball when the No. 8 Oregon Ducks traveled to Los Angeles, to play No. 11 UCLA Bruins Friday night. The Bruins came away with the 3-1 victory. The loss snapped a seven-match win streak for the Ducks, dropping their record to 8-2 and …

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Preview: A look around the Pac-12 as No. 8 Oregon volleyball began conference play with sweep of Oregon State

Oregon volleyball’s quest for a Pac-12 championship began with a Civil War sweep of the Oregon State Beavers at Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday.   The Ducks started Pac-12 play ranked No. 8 in the nation and were one of seven Pac-12 teams ranked — the most number of teams …

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No. 8 Oregon volleyball sweeps Oregon State to start Pac-12 play

No. 8 Oregon (8-1) opened Pac-12 play in similar fashion of their previous five match victories — clutching the match win in straight sets and adding to their win-streak. Oregon took its Civil War rival, the Oregon State Beavers (10-3), with set scores of 25-14, 25-23 and 25-19 Tuesday night …

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Ducks finish Nike Classic with sweep of Duquesne

Oregon volleyball concluded its 2017 nonconference slate with a trio of three-set wins in three days at the Nike Classic tournament in Eugene, Ore. Senior Taylor Agost was named MVP of the tournament with 3.11 kills per set and an average 0.619 hitting percentage. Sophomores Willow Johnson and Ronika Stone …

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Oregon sweeps No. 23 Wichita State on Friday night

Oregon head coach Matt Ulmer saw Friday night as an opportunity to make a national statement, and his team responded to the challenge in a big way against the Wichita State Shockers. The No. 14 Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 23 Wichita State Shockers in three straight sets at Matthew …

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Oregon Volleyball sweeps Cal Poly in Nike Classic opener

No. 14 Oregon won the opening match of the Nike Classic on Thursday night against the Cal Poly Mustangs with three straight set wins of 25-22, 25-20, and 25-20 at Mathew Knight Arena. The win marked the fourth home-win for the Ducks (5-1) this season. “They had a really hard …

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Ducks defeat Northern Illinois in straight sets

The No. 14 Oregon Ducks concluded the 2017 Oregon Classic with a dominant win, defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies 3-0 on Saturday at Matt Knight Arena. The game was a stark change from the Ducks’ Friday night nail-biter against Loyola Marymount. The Ducks were dominant from the first serve, cruising …

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Ducks defeat Loyola Marymount in a winner-take-all fifth set

In their second game of the Oregon Classic, the No. 14 Oregon Ducks defeated the Loyola Marymount Lions 3-2 at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. The Lions made the Ducks work for every point in this game. In the deciding fifth set, the Lions jumped out to a 5-2 …

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Alex Hojnar faces the pressure of replacing Amanda Benson, but she sees it as an opportunity

Oregon volleyball team is undergoing big changes this season, and not just at the head coach position. While Matt Ulmer takes over for Jim Moore, the Ducks’ roster also underwent changes as senior Alex Hojnar takes over the Libero spot. She’ll have big shoes to fill since she’ll be taking …

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Oregon Volleyball sweeps UTRGV 3-0 in Matt Ulmer’s home debut

Oregon Volleyball opened the weekend Oregon Classic with a three-set sweep of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 3-0 at Matthew Knight Arena Thursday night. It was the home debut for new Oregon head coach Matt Ulmer. “I think I was jittery just because I wanted us to play great …

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Ducks fall to No. 1 Texas 3-1 in second game of Vert Challenge

In the second match of the Vert Challenge in Gainesville, Florida, No. 18 Oregon fell short against No. 1 Texas 3-1 on Saturday, moving their record to 1-1. Oregon finished the match with 56 kills and a .159 hitting percentage whereas the Longhorns had 44 total kills with a .209 …

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No. 18 Oregon upsets No. 5 Nebraska 3-1 in season opener

No. 18 Oregon opened its 2017 volleyball season with a resounding 3-1 victory over No. 5 Nebraska on Friday in the opening match of the Vert Challenge in Gainesville, Florida. In head coach Matt Ulmer’s first game at the helm, Oregon records its first win over a top-five team since …

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After a troublesome offseason, volleyball is ready for its team chemistry to take it to the top

Coming out of a transitional offseason, Oregon volleyball is eager and excited going into the 2017 season. “This is the closest team I’ve ever been on,” said  junior Lindsey Vander Weide. “On and off the court we have great chemistry and I think it’s something that’ll really show on the …

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Ducks picked to finish third in Pac-12, Agost, Vander Weide and Stone name to all-Pac-12 team

This post previously referred to the players as being named to the preseason All-American team and that Taylor Agost was an All-Pac-12 player last season. These statements were incorrect and have since been corrected.  With the Oregon volleyball team set to start the 2017 season on August 26, the Pac-12 …

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After resignations from UO, Jim Moore and Stacy Metro will coach high school volleyball at Churchill

Nearly four months after Oregon volleyball head coach Jim Moore and assistant coach Stacy Metro resigned amid allegations of mistreatment, Moore’s wife, The Register-Guard reports Moore and Metro will take on new coaching jobs at Churchill High School. Moore coached the Ducks to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in 12 seasons, which included an appearance …

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Oregon beach volleyball season ends with two losses at Pac-12 Tournament

The Oregon beach volleyball team’s season ended on Friday during the Pac-12 Championship after suffering two losses in the pairs competition. Neither duo was able to tally a set win. Oregon finishes the season with a record of 2-9. The pairing of Taylor Agost and August Raskie were up first …

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Ex-Oregon volleyball players allege mistreatment, ‘mental abuse’ by former coaches Jim Moore and Stacy Metro

Six former Oregon volleyball players signed a letter to UO officials alleging that former coaches Jim Moore and Stacy Metro mistreated them while they were members of the Ducks volleyball team, the Emerald has learned. The letter, written by former player Naya Crittenden and forwarded to the Emerald, supported the …

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