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Ducks have sights set on conference opener vs. Cal

Ivar Vong The Oregon women’s soccer team began preparing for this Friday’s match-up with the California Golden Bears nearly five months ago. Not that the Ducks had the game circled on their calendars necessarily, but the common goal of contending in the Pacific-10 Conference is something that the whole team …

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Oregon needs to show it can contend

It was brutally efficient.   Six touchdowns in the first seven possessions. Ed Dickson had 103 yards and a touchdown by halftime. The Cougars had 51 total yards at the half. There are numerous other examples of how the Ducks were better than the Cougars on Saturday night, but it …

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Cross CountrySports

Oregon can’t shake the rust at Dellinger

Blair Ryan Several members of the Oregon men’s and women’s cross country teams referred to the Bill Dellinger Invitational— held Friday at Springfield Country Club — as a “rust-buster.”Some had more rust to shake off than others.  No. 5 Villanova held off No. 2 Oregon in the 5,000m women’s race, …

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Beavers take out Ducks in five sets

Volleyball coach Jim Moore said all last week that Oregon State was better than its 9-5, 0-2 record showed.   He knew that his team would need to bring its best to defeat the Beavers in Corvallis. Still, the No. 7 Ducks seemed flustered and out of rhythm throughout the …

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FootballSports

Not again: Masoli hurt

Jack Hunter It happened on a play near the end of the second quarter. Tight end Ed Dickson took a pitch from quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and rolled to the right. Dickson dropped the pass short to receiver Jeff Maehl in the end zone and the Ducks moved to third down. …

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Oregon need not fret despite setback

Blake Hamilton Minutes after the Ducks volleyball team lost a heartbreaking five-set match to Oregon State, I walked onto the floor to conduct interviews. There, I saw head coach Jim Moore staring expressionlessly at a court littered with excited Beaver fans and family members. His team had fought for more …

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FootballSports

Ducks dominate Cougs

Jack Hunter The outcome seemingly never in doubt from the opening kick, the Oregon student section formally nailed shut Washington State’s coffin with a “Na na na na…hey, hey, hey, goodbye” chant – with 1:40 left in the second quarter. The Cougars (1-4, 0-3 Pacific-10 Conference) saw their offense wilt …

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FootballSports

Playmakers galore for Ducks

When the Oregon offense put up 42 points on California last weekend, it appeared that the Ducks had finally found their stride. And if there was any question of that heading into Saturday’s contest with the Washington State Cougars, the answer came as Oregon jumped to a 42-0 with more …

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FootballSports

Cougars outmatched by No. 16 Ducks

The Washington State Cougars can hang their hat on one thing from Saturday night’s 52-6 blowout: they outscored No. 6 Cal from last week. After redshirt freshman Scott Grady fumbled a punt at the Oregon three-yard line, special teamer Zach Enyeart recovered the ball at the UO one-yard line. Three …

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FootballSports

Ducks annihilate Cougars

Shawn Hatjes Heading into Saturday’s game between the then-No. 16 Oregon Ducks and the Washington State Cougars there was no doubt who the better team was.   On paper, the Ducks were the clear favorite, yet first-year head coach Chip Kelly and his squad did not want to overlook any …

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Cross CountrySports

Ducks finish in top five at Dellinger Invitational

Villanova junior Sheila Reid thwarted an attempt by Oregon junior Alex Kosinski to pass her with 200 meters remaining in the 5,000m race to take the women’s individual title in 16 minutes, 22.92 seconds and help the Wildcats win the women’s team title at the Bill Dellinger Invitational on Friday …

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FootballSports

True freshman QB Tuel faces a baptism of fire at Autzen

Courtesy of Washington State University Media Athletics During the first four games of the Washington State’s 2009 season the young and inexperienced team has debuted 14 first-time starters — four on offense and 10 on defense. And tomorrow evening they will feature a 15th first-time starter with true freshman quarterback …

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FootballSports

‘Hard-playing’ WSU to face Ducks

Courtesy of Washington State University Media Athletics Over the past two seasons the No. 16 Oregon Ducks have dominated the Washington State Cougars in every facet of the game. Oregon has outscored WSU 116-21 and will look to continue to improve upon that as the Cougars come to Autzen Stadium …

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FootballSports

Confident Kelly proclaims Cal blowout was expected

Leslie Montgomery Head coach Chip Kelly went on the Dan Patrick Show Monday morning to talk about the team’s win over Cal last Saturday, and one thing that stood out in the call was that Kelly wasn’t surprised about how well the Ducks did. He said in the five-minute interview …

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Points of Debate

Ben Schorzman: Although the Cougars are 1-3, head coach Chip Kelly said that he’s not taking them lightly. He says they play hard, and that’s what he judges teams on. In my opinion, the Cougars don’t have the speed on defense to match up with Oregon’s athletes on offense, but …

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There’s more than football at Oregon

After spending the past month with all my sporting attention dedicated to the Oregon football team, I finally got a reminder that there actually are other sports going on at the University of Oregon during the fall. So I spent an afternoon earlier this week at a cross-country press conference, …

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FootballSports

USC-Cal only Pac-10 matchup with two ranked teams

UCLA at Stanford(12:30 p.m. Saturday) ABC  The Bruins come off a bye week hoping to continue their surprising undefeated start. Two weeks ago, UCLA dispatched Kansas State 23-9 behind running back Johnathan Franklin’s 119 rushing yards. The Bruins held the Wildcats to 1.9 yards per rush, and intercepted quarterback Carson …

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Ready to make a statement

The Oregon women are calm and focused, confident in their preparation and performance in training camp. An admirable mindset, going into what many expect to be a coming out party. “Everyone has really upped their training and everyone is feeling really good so we’re just excited to get out there …

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FootballSports

Catching up with Remene Alston

Leslie Montgomery After spending most of his sophomore season sidelined with a broken foot, Oregon running back Remene Alston made his presence felt in last weekend’s game rushing six times for 42 yards and a touchdown. The Oregon Daily Emerald caught Alston after practice this week to see how things …

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Sports

Club sports seasons set to start soon

Jack Hunter Club women’s soccer  This year, club soccer is shifting from a casual atmosphere to a high intensity, more competitive team. Tryouts conclude this week, with cuts today, paring down 40 women into a squad of 18.  Practices have been intense, starting at 6 a.m., with conditioning, conditioning and …

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Duck secondary on an island

An island surrounded by vast expanses of ocean is what most people think of when they hear the phrase “shipwrecked.” The island is usually inhospitable, and the overriding theme of the experience is loneliness. One slowly starts to wonder if they will ever be saved from the clutches of despair …

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Six-game win streak broken by Cougars

Oregon saw its six-game winning streak disappear Thursday night, as the host BYU Cougars held the Ducks off after an early goal to win 1-0. BYU midfielder Jessica Ringwood scored what would be the game’s only goal in minute 25, assisted by defender Andrea Willis off a free ball that …

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Bellotti: Please fix the ticket system

To Mike Bellotti and the University of Oregon Athletic Department:  There’s no other way to put it, so I’ll just go out and say it: Pull the plug on the electronic ticketing system.   Students have given it just more than a year of patience, but it isn’t working and …

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Ducks fighting injuries, letdown

Blake Hamilton After a trying Pacific-10 conference opening weekend against Washington and Washington State, it would only be natural for the Oregon women’s volleyball team to have a bit of an emotional let-down today against a struggling Oregon State team. Head coach Jim Moore will have none of that.   …

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FootballSports

Blount must meet benchmarks before reinstatement

Suspended running back LeGarrette Blount may be reinstated, Oregon football head coach Chip Kelly announced Friday. Whether Blount plays again depends on certain “academic and behavioral ladders” that he must complete, Kelly said, but if he does, he will be able to suit up for the Ducks as early as …

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A questionable decision

Associate Director of Track and Field Dan Steele had a lot of people grasping for an explanation Tuesday. Why, after all, would any expert track coach want to leave Track Town USA and the Oregon program?  And for Northern Iowa, no less? A program that has never finished higher than …

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Sports

Athlete of the Week: Danielle Sweeney

Daniel Bachhuber The Oregon Daily Emerald recently caught up with Oregon senior Danielle Sweeney to talk with her about soccer, life after college and everything in between.  Oregon Daily Emerald: What made you decide to come to the University of Oregon?  Danielle Sweeney: I came on a visit and saw …

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Ducks finish up non-conference play

For only the second time in 13 years, the Oregon women’s soccer team will take on the Cougars from BYU as both teams will look to stretch their current winning streaks. The Cougars and Ducks are very similar on paper, with numerous scorers and tough defenses.  BYU enters the game …

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Cross CountrySports

Big shoes to fill

Ivar Vong Luke Puskedra’s 2008 cross country season could not have been any better for a highly touted freshman.   He was a productive runner for the Oregon Ducks, and he was not required to carry more than his share of the workload. Puskedra, a native of Salt Lake City, …

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