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Quick Hits: Oregon football moves up in poll after Washington win, volleyball splits weekend on road

In dramatic fashion, Oregon football upset No. 7 Washington 30-27 with a 6-yard rush up the middle by running back CJ Verdell in overtime against one of the most formidable run defenses in the Pac-12. The victory brought the Ducks from No. 17 to No. 12 in the AP poll. …

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Quick Hits: No. 17 Oregon football ready to go against Washington, No. 14 volleyball set for mountain schools

No. 17 Oregon football faces No. 7 Washington tomorrow afternoon in Autzen Stadium. The Huskies have thrashed the Ducks the past two seasons, but after a bye week to recover and strategize, A University of Oregon Running Club athlete Justin Gallegos, who has cerebral palsy, signed a professional contract with …

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Quick Hits: Oregon soccer falls to No. 1 Stanford, volleyball drops in polls after tough weekend

Oregon soccer found itself on the cusp of a monumental upset but ended up falling to No.1 Stanford in overtime on Thursday night.  Oregon volleyball took a drop in the polls following last weekends back-to-back losses against the Arizona schools. Oregon women’s basketball released its non-conference and conference schedule on Thursday …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football moves into bye-week on high note, Volleyball drops upset match

Oregon football looked recharged and dominant in Saturday’s  42-24 victory over the then-No. 24 Cal Bears in Berkley, in which the Ducks’ defense stepped up to contain Cal’s offense. The win moved the Ducks up a spot in the AP poll to No. 18, as the team has a bye week before playing …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football prepares for Cal, soccer falls at No. 9 WSU

Following last week’s 38-31 loss to Stanford, No. 19 Oregon football will look to bounce back against the No. 24 California Golden Bears. Oregon soccer lost a close game with No. 9 Washington State on Thursday in what was the Ducks’ first top-10 matchup of the 2018 year. Oregon is …

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Quick Hits: Football falls to Stanford, volleyball beats WSU

Here’s what happened in Oregon sports over the weekend: Oregon football fell to No. 7 Stanford in overtime Saturday night. The Ducks’ turnovers led to a Stanford comeback, which ultimately overshadowed quarterback Justin Herbert’s stellar performance.  Reporters Jack Butler and Shawn Medow discussed the game in a postgame podcast. Listen …

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Quick Hits: Women’s basketball ranked No. 6, Bamford returns to acro and tumbling

To kick off its final month of regular season play, Oregon women’s basketball is preparing to face the Cal Golden Bears, as well as the Stanford Cardinal. The Ducks currently hold the No. 6 spot in the most recent AP poll shown on ESPN.com. Men’s basketball face the same matchup …

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Quick Hits: Cunliffe leaves Oregon track and field, Oregon men’s and women’s basketball victorious

— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this indoor season. …

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Quick Hits: Thomas Laurent named Pac-12 Player of the Week, Mallory McGwire comes up big in Civil War

Thomas Laurent is the first Pac-12 Player of the Week recipient of the 2018 men’s tennis season, announced on Tuesday. Laurent, the No. 6 ranked player in the nation has a record of 59-15, which puts him No. 10 on the Oregon all-time single wins list as he begins his …

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Quick Hits: Volleyball defends Matt Knight, Freeman gets career rushing record

— Since returning to its home court of Matthew Knight Arena following a victory on the road against Washington State, Oregon volleyball continued a three-game winning streak against Arizona (3-2) on Friday, and Arizona State (3-0) on Saturday. — The U.S. Olympic Committee announced its selections of the Collegiate Advisory …

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Quick Hits: Oregon women No. 1 in Cross-Country, men’s golf gets a surprise

— A former Oregon recruit is suing the University of Oregon, Dana Altman and his staff. He tore his ACL during a workout for the coaches, and is reportedly looking for compensation upwards of $100,000. — After winning the Pre-National Invitational this past Saturday, the Oregon women’s cross-country team is …

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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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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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Quick Hits: Norman Xiong takes first place, D-line coach Joe Salave’a faces old team on Saturday

—The men’s golf team just completed their second tournament of the fall season and after an impressive freshman season, Norman Xiong is off to an even better start this season. He took the top spot outright for the first time in his Oregon career. — The women’s golf team took 12th …

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Quick Hits: Ducks gear up for Cal following first loss of the season, FBI investigation sends shock-waves through NCAA

— Following its 37-35 loss to Arizona State last Saturday, Oregon football fell out of the Top 25 in the latest AP Poll. Oregon was ranked No. 24 after jumping out to a 3-0 start to the season. — Oregon looks to bounce back on Saturday night versus Cal. The Ducks …

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Quick Hits: New football coaches utilize social media, women’s soccer season begins

Oregon Volleyball gets ready to start the 2017 season with new head coach Matt Ulmer taking over the program for Jim Moore who resigned in the offseason amid allegations of mistreatment and mental abuse. The team was picked to finish third in the Pac-12 this year. New Oregon football coach …

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Quick Hits: Carrington suspended, pair of Ducks named FIBA World Cup All-Stars

— Oregon football wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended indefinitely by head coach Willie Taggart following his DUI arrest on July 1. Carrington was charged with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, careless driving and an improper right turn. — Sophomore Payton Pritchard and incoming freshman Abu Kigab were named …

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Quick Hits: UO responds to Bigby-Williams report, three Ducks taken in NBA draft

— The University of Oregon released a statement in response to the Emerald’s report of a sexual assault investigation against former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams. He recently announced he was leaving Oregon to transfer to the Louisiana State University Tigers basketball program. — A trio of Oregon men’s basketball players were …

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Quick Hits: A look at the legacy of Edward Cheserek, two Oregon baseball players named All-Americans

— Emerald reporter Jack Butler takes a look at the legacy left by Oregon track star Edward Cheserek. He ran the Pac-12 Championships in what would be his last race due to a lower back strain that ended his final collegiate season early. Cheserek leaves Oregon with a total of 17 …

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Quick Hits: Baseball losing cash, softball preps for Super Regionals

— Oregon baseball is not only losing on the field, but the Ducks are losing in their bank account. Ticket sales are down while program expenses have increased. — However, pitcher David Peterson is one of the best players in the nation this season. He passed up playing professionally to become a Duck, …

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Men’s and women’s track snag Pac-12 titles, No. 3 softball set to begin postseason run

— Both the men and women of Oregon clinched the Pac-12 track and field championships Sunday in Eugene. Kyree King for the men and Deajah Stevens for the women swept the 100 and 200 meters, while Edward Cheserek pulled off yet another win in the 10,000 and Blake Haney returned …

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Quick Hits: The Oregon men’s basketball team signs top prospects

— Oregon men’s basketball standouts Chris Boucher, Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks led the team to its recent Final Four run. With all of them declaring for the NBA, as well as being invited to the combine, Dana Altman had his work cut out to fill those scholarship spots for next year. …

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Quick Hits: Softball sweeps past No. 2 FSU, Devon Allen returns to Hayward Field

— Hayward Field hosted the Oregon Twilight on Friday. Many Ducks got one final tuneup before the Pac-12 Championships. Cullen Prena, Cody Danielson and Cole Walsh each won their respective events. — Among the former Ducks to compete at Oregon Twilight, Devon Allen competed in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in …

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Quick Hits: Peterson wins national award, men’s golf takes first Pac-12 title in 58 years

— Oregon baseball pitching ace David Peterson won the Collegiate Baseball national player of the week and Pac-12 pitcher of the week awards after throwing a program-best 20 strikeouts in the Ducks’ Friday win over Arizona State. The Ducks won the series 2-1. — Football is back as the spring …

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Quick Hits: Will Jim Leavitt revive Oregon’s defense? Edward Cheserek is the author of his final track season

– Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt has a storied history of building teams from nothing. Now, the 60-year-old will strive to lift Oregon’s defense from the ashes – all while chugging cans of Pepsi as early as 6 a.m. – After Edward Cheserek withdrew from the Bryan Clay Invitational, there were rumors …

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Quick Hits: Nikki Udria drafted by Scrap Yard Dawgs, men’s hoops lands verbal commitment

— On Monday night, Oregon senior short stop Nikki Udria was drafted by the Scrap Yard Dawgs in the fourth round (18th pick) of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft. Udria, who is batting .423 and has a team-high 10 home runs, will join former teammate Cheridan Hawkins on the roster. …

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Quick Hits: Bigby-Williams may transfer, Modin gives inside access

— Mitch Modin, a decathlete on the Oregon track and field team, posts video blogs regularly. They detail the day-to-day activities of a Division I athlete. He has over 2,000 subscribers, spanning 50 countries. — Kavell Bigby-Williams has been granted permission to explore transferring. He and head coach Dana Altman will meet on …

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Quick Hits: Rogers breaks 27-year old NCAA record, football lands highly-sought transfer

— Oregon women’s track and field had quite the weekend at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California. Raevyn Rogers set a new NCAA record in the 800, while the 4×100 team comprised of Hannah Cunliffe, Deajah Stevens, Arianna Washington and MaKenzie Dunmore broke a collegiate record they set just a …

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Quick Hits: Dorsey, Brooks declare for the NBA draft, Jayson Amos makes school history

– After making the Final Four for the first time in 80 years, Oregon basketball is losing three of its players who were eligible to return. Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks both declared for the NBA draft and chose to hire an agent, while junior Casey Benson decided to graduate early and transfer …

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Quick Hits: Men’s basketball gears up for UNC, softball improves to 30-0

— The men’s basketball team has arrived in Phoenix for the Final Four. The Ducks will have to get past UNC on Saturday to have a chance to play for a national title on Monday. Gus Morris went over the keys to beating the Tar Heels. Find all of the Emerald’s Final …

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