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Emerald Quick Hits: Civil War awaits, numerous awards for Oregon athletes

Oregon and Oregon State will play in the 118th installment of the Civil War on Saturday. Though the Ducks have dominated in recent years, it took a last-minute touchdown to secure the victory last season. Players and fans alike know the importance of the game, whether or not it is an …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Cheserek and Jenkins go 1-2 at NCAA Championships, volleyball takes down No. 25 USC

– Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins finished 1-2 at the NCAA Cross Country Championships over the weekend in Indiana. It was Cheserek’s second consecutive NCAA title in as many years at Oregon. – The Oregon football team improved to 10-1 on the season on Saturday. It was a special day …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Mariota gets in trouble with the law

– Oregon football’s Marcus Mariota, the front runner for the Heisman trophy award, was cited for a speeding ticket at 12:46 a.m. on Nov. 12 in Veneta, Oregon. Mariota was clocked going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 126-westbound and was clocked by state trooper Ryan Hockema. According to …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Joseph Young added to preseason Top 50 list, women’s tennis sign top recruit

– Today, Oregon men’s basketball’s Joseph Young was added to the preseason Top 50 list for the John R. Wooden Award. The senior had  had 32 points, eight assists and five rebounds in the Ducks’ first game. – Oregon women’s tennis coach Alison Silverio announced the signing of another five-star recruit …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Both men’s and women’s basketball teams begin regular season, Grasu will “miss a couple of games”

– The Oregon men’s and women’s basketball teams begin their regular season Friday. The women play at 12 p.m. against Utah State and the men’s squad plays Coppin State at 9 p.m. Josh Schlichter of the Emerald had a chance to preview the rest of the Pac-12 conference for men’s basketball. -Oregon offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu will “miss …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football heads to Levi Stadium, men’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

– The Oregon men’s basketball just made their appearance at the yearly Pac-12 Media Day. Dana Altman and Joseph Young had the following to say. – When the Oregon football team takes the field against California tonight, you’ll likely see Charles Nelson donning his No. 6 jersey on special teams. …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon’s fast-paced offense meets the stout Washington defense

– Coming off their best conference showing of the season, the Ducks are determined to build on their lead in the Pac-12 North against the rival Huskies. Oregon ran the ball against UCLA like the field was on a slope, and the O-line protected Mariota as well as it has …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Civil War headlines first round of Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament

– One of the biggest rivalries in college sports will headline day one of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, as Oregon (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) and Oregon State (16-14, 8-10) will partake in a Civil War game for the third time this season. The game will take place at 6 p.m. …

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Emerald Quick Hits: ESPN ranks Oregon football No. 2 in nation in pre-spring projection

– Oregon football has the highest likelihood of finishing 11-1 or better — 69 percent — than all other teams in the nation, according to pre-spring models and numbers by ESPN.com. The model, which takes into account the team’s likelihood of contending for one of the four spots in the college …

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Emerald Quick Hits: The Oregon women’s basketball season comes to an end

– The Oregon women’s basketball season came to a close last night as the Ducks fell in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament 107-100 to Washington State. Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with 28 points and 21 rebounds. Despite Alleyne’s strong performance, Oregon couldn’t control Washington State’s Tia Presley …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon baseball falls out of top 10 after getting swept by Cal State Fullerton

– The Oregon baseball team just got swept by Cal State Fullerton at home, and it dropped five spots in Monday’s Baseball America top 25 rankings to No. 14. The Ducks (8-3) also fell five spots to No. 12 in Perfect Game’s rankings. Fullerton (7-3), meanwhile, moved up one spot …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Don Pellum set to take over as Oregon football defensive coordinator

– The Oregon women’s basketball team will get the chance to even the series against Oregon State as they travel to Corvallis Monday night for the 92nd Civil War. Oregon lost 88-80 on Saturday as they played host to the Beavers in the first game of the back-to-back series. Ducks center …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball adds transfer Brandon Austin

– The Oregon men’s basketball team added another transfer to its program. Early Monday night it was announced that former Providence freshman Brandon Austin has joined the Ducks and will be eligible to play in December of 2014. Austin never actually played a game for the Friars, as he was …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Football recruit Jimmie Swain verbally commits to Oregon

– Good news for Oregon football as the Ducks have landed yet another top recruit. Linebacker Jimmie Swain verbally committed to Oregon during a high school all-star game Sunday. Swain, who is from Olathe, Kan. is listed at 6-foot-3 and weighs 219-pounds. He is considered a three-star recruit by Rivals and a four-star …

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