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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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FootballSports

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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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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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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Club SportsSports

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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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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GolfSports

Ducks take third in Corvallis

Redshirt sophomore John Paton led the Oregon Ducks to a third-place finish at the Giustina Memorial in Corvallis on Tuesday after shooting a final round 69. Paton finished in second place with a 8-under, 208 overall at the par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Course. “I’m really excited for John,” said Oregon …

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Little, Ducks take first in dominating fashion

The No. 22 Oregon Ducks continued their fast start to the 2008-2009 school year with a win at the Giustina Memorial Classic at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis on Tuesday.   Led by junior Kendra Little, Oregon dominated the tournament, winning by 25 strokes over Washington State.  In the …

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FootballSports

Special teams force Thurmond III out for season with injuries

The Oregon athletic department announced Tuesday that senior cornerback Walter Thurmond III will miss the rest of the season following his upcoming surgery to repair an injury sustained in Saturday’s game against the California Golden Bears.  The team captain suffered an injury to his right knee in the first play …

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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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Djordjevic sets the tone for Oregon volleyball

Jack Hunter Spikes are to volleyball what slam dunks are to basketball. They are generally thought of as the most exciting plays in the game, and rightfully so. Still, for almost every ferocious dunk in basketball, there is a nifty pass that set up the play, and for every jaw-dropping …

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Hope remains for Ducks

Leslie Montgomery It happened in one violent collision. Oregon captain, defensive back and kickoff returner Walter Thurmond III took the 61-yard kickoff from California kicker Vince D’Amato and headed towards the right side of the field. It’s scary how much force players generate on kickoffs. One team is sprinting at …

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Volleyball Pac-10 preview

Jack Hunter No. 3 Washington (12-0, 2-0)The Huskies are looking like the early season favorite to win the Pacific-10 Conference after impressive victories this weekend against No. 7 Oregon and Oregon State. The Huskies swept both teams 3-0, and senior libero Tamari Miyashiro took home her first Pac-10 player of …

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Stoltenberg leads Ducks on six-game win streak

Dave Martinez The Oregon women’s soccer team is in the midst of a six-game winning streak after defeating Portland State University 2-0 last Friday, which put the Ducks at 7-1-1 on the season. A large part of Oregon’s success in 2009 has been due to the play of junior forward …

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FootballSports

Thurmond III out for season

The Oregon athletic department confirmed today that senior cornerback Walter Thurmond III will miss the rest of the season as he undergoes surgery to his right knee. Thurmond was injured on the first play of Oregon’s 42-3 win against No. 6 Cal on Saturday, a kickoff in which Thurmond fumbled …

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SportsTrack & Field

Dan Steele leaving Oregon track and field teams for Northern Iowa

Oregon director of track and field operations Dan Steele was announced Tuesday as the new head coach of track and field and cross country at Northern Iowa. Steele, a native of Moline, Ill., began his career with the Ducks as a volunteer assistant coach in 2000-01, working with men’s hurdlers …

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FootballSports

Duck defense dominates

Leslie Montgomery After a 42-3 win over then-No. 6 California on Saturday, the Oregon Duck football team is putting the win behind it to focus solely on this week’s match-up with Washington State. “It’s a new week,” said senior tight end Ed Dickson. “Like coach said, there’s 24 hours to …

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Slighted in polls, Kelly doesn’t care

Leslie Montgomery Just two days removed from his team’s demolition of the then-No. 6 California Golden Bears, head coach Chip Kelly held his weekly press conference.   In the 27-minute session he touched on everything from his impressions on the Cal game, to the USA Today Coaches’ poll, to Oregon’s …

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Injured Ducks pull out gutsy win over Cougars Sunday

Jack Hunter Every season has its peaks and valleys, and even after a win against Washington State on Sunday, head coach Jim Moore still sees his team stuck in the valley. Injuries are becoming a glaring issue, particularly with senior outside hitter Sonja Newcombe and junior outside hitter Heather Meyers. …

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Sonja’s toughness rare

Jack Hunter If you were a star athlete and I told you that you had subluxed your patella, what would you do?   Well, first you might ask me what exactly it means to sublux a patella. In a nutshell, the subluxation of a patella involves the slight dislocation of a …

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FootballSports

Offense takes flight in rout of No. 6 Cal

Leslie Montgomery A loud roar erupted from the bowels of Autzen Stadium, starting with the student section, and slowly built to a crescendo. The game clock ticked off the few remaining seconds, and the Oregon Ducks did what they haven’t been able to do since 2005 — beat California.  Everything …

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Red zone key to Duck victory

Leslie Montgomery The Oregon offense, seemingly spinning its wheels in the Ducks’ first three games, appeared in midseason form against the Cal Golden Bears — or at the very least, last season’s form. The Ducks’ offense accounted for 524 yards and 42 points Saturday, the most since the 2008 Holiday …

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Best not enough for Cal

Ivar Vong Entering Saturday’s match-up with the Oregon Ducks (3-1, 1-0 Pacific-10 Conference), the No. 6 California Golden Bears (3-1, 0-1) offense was deemed one of the most potent units in the nation. But as they slowly wandered off the field at Autzen Stadium after a crushing 42-3 defeat, it …

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