Sports

Ducks remain winless in Pac-10 play

The Oregon women’s soccer team dropped to 0-3 in Pacific-10 Conference play on Friday night as they fell 2-0 to the Oregon State Beavers. The loss put the Ducks at 8-5-1 on the season after losing four of their last five matches.  Both teams held each other scoreless until the …

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Cross CountrySports

He’s back: Puskedra wins

40.2 minutes. Whatever disappointment Luke Puskedra had left over from the Bill Dellinger Invitational two weeks ago was left behind, along with the rest of the pack, at the Pre-National Invitational Saturday.  The sophomore from Ogden, Utah, who finished 11th at the Dellinger after finishing third last year, completed the …

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Sports

Ducks disappoint hefty crowd

Lauren Easby It was a big weekend for the Oregon club men’s rugby team. Between its game with the Oregon State Beavers, helping Food for Lane County with a food drive and trying to bolster attendance, the Ducks were busy on Saturday. More than 100 spectators braved the soggy conditions …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Oregon wants quick transition on court, sideline

Jack Hunter Oregon women’s basketball head coach Paul Westhead saw the media day introductions fitting. After welcoming members of the media and speaking briefly about his goals for the season — namely, playing fast and exciting basketball — his players introduced themselves. School year, position, name. Down the line. Quick …

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SportsVolleyball

Athlete of the Week: Dana Stephenson

Jack Hunter Sophomore outside hitter Dana Stephenson is the Athlete of the Week after her performance last weekend in Arizona. Against Arizona State on Friday, she hit .714 with five kills, and the next day she added seven more kills and five blocks. For the season, she is second on …

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Club SportsSports

Oregon awash in uncertainty

Three Oregon women’s basketball players are gone from last year’s team: Guard/forward Rita Kollo graduated, center Ellie Manou left school and returned to her native Australia and guard Darriel Gaynor transferred out of the program. In their place are four new players — junior college transfers Kristi Fallin and Candyce …

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Cross CountrySports

Ducks fly to Indiana for Pre-Nationals

The No. 7 Oregon men and the No. 4 Oregon women will flex their competitive muscles in two races this weekend. The teams will split and compete at Friday’s Mike Hodges Invitational at Clackamas Community College and Saturday’s Pre-Nationals Invitational, held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, …

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Sports

Civil War matchup Friday in Corvallis

The Oregon women’s soccer team (8-4-1, 0-2-0 Pac-10) will travel to Corvallis this afternoon to take on the Oregon State Beavers (8-4-1, 0-2-0 Pac-10) for its third Pacific-10 Conference match this season. The Ducks are coming off of two tough losses to No. 21 California and the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal …

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SportsVolleyball

Ducks face difficult test

Dave Martinez As the No. 15 Oregon volleyball team prepares to host No. 14 California and No. 5 Stanford this weekend, some might be tempted to call this one of the biggest moments of the season so far. Head coach Jim Moore doesn’t see it this way, preferring not to …

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SportsWomen's Basketball

Q & A with women’s basketball walk-on Laura Stanulis

Jack Hunter At Oregon’s women’s basketball media day, freshman guard Laura Stanulis wore a No. 15 Ducks jersey without a name on the back. (She’s listed as No. 3 in the Oregon roster.) No matter — her teammates and coaches know who she is. The 5-foot-9-inch guard, formally added to …

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Men's BasketballSports

Ducks improve physicality, talent level over offseason

Shawn Hatjes Early Wednesday morning, Oregon head basketball coach Ernie Kent went on a bike ride to remind himself that basketball season is right around the corner. It had been raining the night before and he wanted to remind himself that when the Oregon weather turns, Duck basketball has finally …

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SportsVolleyball

Freshmen become a factor

Jack Hunter Everyone remembers freshman year of college as one of the most trying times in life. Nothing is familiar; the people, classes and surroundings are all new and tremendously daunting. What most people never have to deal with, however, is a sport that is almost a full-time job in …

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Sports

Well-traveled Armstrong a major player for Oregon

Jack Hunter In sports, there are very few things that can compare to representing your home country on an international stage, and for Oregon freshman Julie Armstrong, there is no greater feeling in the world. She was originally born in Dundee, Scotland, but after her parents traveled to Canada during …

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SportsWomen's Tennis

Ducks starting out strong

If you were to compare the Oregon women’s tennis rosters from this season and last season, you would notice very few similarities.   The Ducks return only three players from last season and welcome in five new faces.  Juniors Pavlina Smatova and Siobhan Cavan and sophomore Trudie du Toit round …

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Men's TennisSports

Senior leadership raises expectations

The Oregon men’s tennis team finally has the nucleus that has been missing in years past: senior leadership. With three four-year seniors in Alex Cornelissen, Marcos Verdasco and Ric Mortera, expectations are high for the team. “This is the first year that it’s been all my guys since I took …

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Sports

Ducks looking for three-peat as Pac-8 champs this year

Blair Ryan The Oregon Ducks club hockey team opened its season last weekend in victorious fashion, defeating the UCLA Bruins 10-0 on Friday night and 4-1 on Saturday night. The team is trying to become Pac-8 Hockey Conference champions for the third consecutive year.  The Ducks, after only having four …

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Sports

Tackling hunger

Courtesy of Stacy Davis The Oregon men’s club rugby team is stepping outside the box to draw attendance to its games this fall.   The Ducks are teaming up with Food for Lane County to get food donations at their game with the Oregon State Beavers this weekend while also …

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Club SportsSports

Celebrate the real stars, not athletes

In case you haven’t heard, Tim Tebow played on Saturday night against LSU. With a concussion. In other news, Brett Favre still loves football after all these years, as he showed last Monday night against his former team, the Green Bay Packers. Before you turn away from this column in …

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FootballSports

Putting the ‘D’ in Ducks

Leslie Montgomery The Oregon football team had been steady in the first half, but had nothing to show for it.The offense was staying afloat, able to move the ball under first-time starter Nate Costa, but unable to find the end zone.   The defense was thriving, forcing a UCLA turnover …

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SportsVolleyball

Oregon still working out kinks, earns split

Head coach Jim Moore has said for weeks that the Ducks volleyball team is out of rhythm. After splitting a weekend series at Arizona State and Arizona, Oregon does not appear to have fully regained its stride yet.  A day removed from a nail-biting five-set victory against Oregon State, No. …

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Sports

No. 1 Stanford overwhelms Oregon

The No. 25 Oregon women’s soccer team (8-4-1) saw its Pacific-10 Conference record slip to 0-2 yesterday afternoon as it fell 5-1 to the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal (13-0) in front of a full house at Pape Field.  The Ducks, who lost 2-1 to No. 19 Cal on Friday night, struggled …

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FootballSports

Unit’s cohesion paying big dividends

Ivar Vong Five is one. That is the motto the Oregon Duck offensive line lives by. Whatever they do, it’s together. Not one person. Not two, but five.   It’s so much a part of them that guys don’t even want to do photo shoots without the rest of their …

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SportsVolleyball

Ducks trying to bounce back

Blake Hamilton A shocking loss to Oregon State last Friday may have thrown the Oregon volleyball team a bit off-course, but the Ducks are determined to bounce back this weekend in the desert as they butt heads with No. 22 Arizona (12-3 overall, 1-3 Pacific-10 Conference) and Arizona State (11-5, …

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FootballSports

Saturday will sort out middle of Pac-10

Arizona State (2-2 overall, 0-1 Pacific-10 Conference) at Washington State (1-4, 0-3) (2 p.m.)   Things can only look up for Washington State this Saturday after the 52-6 shellacking they took at the hands of Oregon last weekend. The Cougars totaled only 158 yards on offense while giving up 514 …

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Club SportsSports

A Fein individual dies

As a college football fan, it’s slightly embarrassing to me that I’d only discovered Tony Fein this summer.   Fein received significant mention in Bruce Feldman’s book “Meat Market,” a chronicle of the Ole Miss Rebels’ recruiting efforts under then-coach Ed Orgeron, now the defensive line coach at Tennessee. The …

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Club SportsSports

A knee brace a day keeps the QB in play

Leslie Montgomery For those of you who don’t remember, and you probably don’t, because I barely did, I wrote a column after the spring game last year and the opening line read, “If I were Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly, I would make Jeremiah Masoli wear two, maybe even …

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Sports

Ducks to face No. 19 Cal, No. 1 Stanford

The No. 25 Oregon women’s soccer team begins Pacific-10 conference play this weekend as they host No. 19 California tonight and No. 1 Stanford on Sunday. The Ducks (8-2-1) are coming off a big 1-0 win in double overtime last weekend at Weber State University, and they will try to …

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BaseballSports

Final roof beam put into place at PK Park

The top structural beam was put into place Thursday at PK Park, putting to close another stage of construction of Oregon’s new baseball field.   The beam, which is the final crossbeam of the roof, was set at a height of 47 feet, 10 inches, and it is one of …

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FootballSports

Catching up with Mark Asper

Ivar Vong Sophomore Mark Asper has really come into his own this year. He’s started every game and gelled with the rest of the unit. The Emerald recently caught up with the fun-loving tackle from Idaho Falls, Ida. to talk about life, his kid and mini-golf.  OREGON DAILY EMERALD: What …

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FootballSports

Points of Debate

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail debate between Emerald sports reporter Lucas Clark and Daily Bruin sports reporter Blair Angulo: Lucas Clark: Over the past four weeks, the Oregon offense has improved dramatically in every facet of the game. Redshirt freshman LaMichael James has proven that he is …

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