SoftballSports

Reports: Oregon softball to hire Oklahoma assistant Melyssa Lombardi

Oregon softball has hired Oklahoma assistant coach Melyssa Lombardi, who accepted the job on Saturday night, according to the Oklahoman. Former head coach Mike White left the Ducks for Texas after nine seasons and a 435-111-1 record that included five Women’s College World Series appearances. UO has not made an …

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Oregon women’s tennis head coach Alison Silverio leaves for Notre Dame job

Oregon women’s tennis head coach Alison Silverio has left the program, taking the head coaching job at Notre Dame. In her four seasons as Oregon’s head coach, Silverio went 52-43, including winning the program’s first NCAA tournament match since 2004, beating Tennessee in the first round, 4-2. Excited to begin …

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Photos: Fourth of July with the Eugene Pro Rodeo

                                              follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram and Twitter: @sartakespics

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GolfSports

Coach Ria Scott leaves Oregon women’s golf for Virginia

After nine seasons as the head coach of Oregon women’s golf, Ria Scott has left the program to take the head coaching job at the University of Virginia. Scott took the Ducks to the NCAA Tournament in each of her nine years in charge after the program had failed to …

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BaseballSports

Walks, runners left on base and extra inning rule help AquaSox down Emeralds 7-4

Just three nights ago, the Eugene Emeralds lost to the Everett AquaSox thanks to the new extra innings rule, where a runner is placed on second base to start the inning. Monday night, things were eerily similar. The Emeralds lost to the AquaSox 7-4 in 10 innings thanks to a …

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BaseballSports

Emeralds end seven-game losing streak thanks to pitching in Sunday doubleheader

Sometimes when you’re struggling, a day off is all you need to reset and get back on track. That’s what happened for the Eugene Emeralds, which effectively ended their seven game losing streak by taking both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Everett AquaSox. “Any time you go through a …

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BaseballSports

Emeralds lose seventh in a row after new MiLB rule comes into play

Major League Baseball and its Minor League have been experimenting in speeding up the game. Whether it is pitch clocks, limits on mound visits or more drastic rules, people are learning to adjust. The new extra inning rule, where a runner is placed on second base at the start of …

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BaseballSports

Emeralds lose 7-2, drop third straight to Hawks

Every scorecard in PK Park was littered with WP (wild pitch), BB (walks) and SB (stolen bases) in Monday’s series finale between the Eugene Emeralds and the Boise Hawks. The two teams combined for 12 walks, six wild pitches and nine stolen bases. Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the …

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SoftballSports

Mike White to leave Oregon softball for Texas

Oregon softball head coach Mike White is leaving the program to take over the vacancy left at the University of Texas by Connie Clark, who was the Longhorns’ head coach for 22 years. Texas went 33-26 this season and were ousted in the Seattle Regional. It was first reported by Ryan …

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Men's BasketballSports

Troy Brown Jr. selected No. 15 by Washington Wizards in NBA Draft

Former Oregon men’s basketball forward Troy Brown Jr. was picked No. 15 overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. Brown is the first University of Oregon first-round pick since 2007, when Aaron Brooks was drafted by the Houston Rockets No. 26 overall. He is also the highest …

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FootballSports

Former Oregon football player Fotu Leiato found dead

Former Oregon football linebacker Fotu Leiato II was found dead after a car rollover crash near Autzen Stadium on early Friday morning, according to the Eugene Police Department. Leiato, 21, was the passenger and UO student Pedro Chavarin Jr., 22, was the driver of the vehicle. Chavarin Jr. was initially arrested …

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SportsTrack & Field

USC wins women’s track and field title in similar fashion as Oregon in 2017

There have been some memorable moments on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Last year, Oregon came out on top after winning the final race, the 4X400 relay, in dramatic fashion. This year, seemingly insurmountable expectations of excitement were placed on the meet, which was the …

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Oregon women’s track and field places seventh at NCAA championships, Jessica Hull wins 1,500

In the final day of the 2018 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Oregon’s women’s team, with nine athletes and two relay teams, scored 39 points for a seventh-place finish, unable to defend last year’s title that capped off the Triple Crown. The Ducks started the day off hot with …

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SportsTrack & Field

Oregon men’s track and field finishes 35th in NCAA outdoor championships

As the rain began to come down with force on the final day of the men’s meet at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, Oregon middle distance runners redshirt senior Sam Prakel and redshirt sophomore Mick Stanovsek were Oregon’s best chances of glory as the two ran in the …

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Oregon women’s track and field advances six runners to NCAA finals on Saturday

Oregon women’s track and field advanced six runners in five events and both relay teams to Saturday’s final of the 2018 NCAA outdoor championships at Hayward Field on Thursday. To start the evening for Oregon, the 4×100 meters relay team, featuring juniors Alaysha Johnson and Ariana Washington and freshmen Lauren Rain …

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MultimediaSportsSports Podcasts

Podcast: Emerald FC: It’s time for the World Cup

Associate Sports Editor Shawn Medow and Podcast Editor Alec Cowan discuss all things world cup. From group by group breakdowns to the biggest teams to watch out for, it’s time for the world cup. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan.

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SportsTrack & Field

Damarcus Simpson falls short in long jump, Sam Prakel and Mick Stanovsek run into 1,500 finals

Football is considered the game of inches, but Oregon long jumper Damarcus Simpson might argue that should change. In the long jump, one centimeter over the board and the jump doesn’t count. Too much space behind means distance is taken away from a jump. It was one or the other for …

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BaseballSports

Four Ducks picked in 2018 MLB Draft, five others with Oregon ties

This week, four Oregon baseball players were picked in the 2018 MLB Draft. Junior pitchers Matt Mercer and Parker Kelly, senior infielder Kyle Kasser and junior catcher Ray Soderman were all drafted. Mercer was drafted in the fifth round, 159 overall, of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He …

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SportsTrack & Field

Kylee O’Connor hurdles opposition on and off the track

It should be hard to live up to the Twitter handle @kyleethemightee, but Eugene native Kylee O’Connor makes “mightee” look like the understatement of the century. The University of Oregon journalism graduate has quickly developed a loaded, unique résumé in her college tenure while also competing in the 400-meter hurdles …

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SportsTrack & Field

The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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DuckSeasonSportsTrack & Field

Controversial Hayward Field renovations leave community reminiscing

In Eugene’s pitch to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships, two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Oregon alum Ashton Eaton was featured in a video. He talked about the “magic” of Hayward Field during the 1,500-meter race of his world record-setting decathlon at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. “I …

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Cover StorySports

Mentally Tough: A group of Oregon athletes is trying to normalize mental health conversations in athletics through their campaign, “Duck The Stigma.”

Apple. Elbow. Carpet. Bubble. Room. Saddle. Jenna Lilley will never forget those words. After being hit in the face by a rise-ball pitch while at bat, Lilley found herself in a training room at Jane Sanders Stadium going through a concussion protocol test. Her face was beginning to swell and …

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Damarcus Simpson continues to leave a lasting impression on Oregon track and field

Before Damarcus Simpson came to the University of Oregon, he wanted to be a football player, not a track and field athlete. It took him a few years, but eventually Simpson found his calling for the sport. After two years of competing for Chadron State, a Division III school in …

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DuckSeasonSportsTrack & Field

The mentors behind Cravon Gillespie and his stellar sprinting career

There is no doubt Cravon Gillespie is fast. In his first season as a Duck, Gillespie won the 100 meters in the Pac-12 Championships. He is already ranked in three events on Oregon’s All-Time lists: fourth in the 100 meters (10.18 seconds), sixth in the 200 meters (20.64) and a …

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SoftballSports

Oregon softball’s season ends with 4-1 loss to FSU in WCWS

Red eyes, choked-back words with disappointed faces and tears. It wasn’t the way No. 1 Oregon softball wanted to see the season end. It wasn’t the way the seniors wanted to end their career as Ducks. Oregon was eliminated from the Women’s College World Series Saturday, falling 4-1 to the …

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