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Oregon women win Pepsi Invitational, men’s basketball adds junior college All-American

— Oregon women’s track and field won the Pepsi Invitational over the weekend. It topped second place Penn State 173-166. The men ended in a rare tie with Penn State. — Last season, Dana Altman and the Oregon men’s basketball team watched as reigning junior college player of the year Chris …

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Ducks ready for Pepsi Invitational, Benjamin ends football experiment

– Oregon track and field has already had a very productive spring. It looks to continue its early season success as it hosts the first outdoor track and field meet of the season, the Pepsi Invitational. Oregon will begin the road to repeating as national champions when they welcome Penn State, USC and Washington …

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Benjamin appears at Oregon football practice, Shebby leaves volleyball team

– Former Oregon basketball player Dwayne Benjamin was seen wearing pads at Oregon football practice Monday, confirming earlier hints at a return to the gridiron. Head coach Mark Helfrich said he “didn’t do a lot” and was “just trying to get involved.” – Oregon volleyball outside hitter Frankie Shebby was released …

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Women’s tennis stumbles after dismissal of three players, softball loses series to UCLA

— Three of the nine members of the women’s tennis team were dismissed from the program due to a “violation of team rules,” the Oregon athletic department confirmed Saturday. As a result, the team was forced to forfeit two singles matches in a 7-0 loss to Stanford Saturday. None of the three …

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Dwayne Benjamin hints at return to football, women’s basketball falls in WNIT semifinal

— In its second practice of the spring season, offensive coordinator Matt Lubick discussed graduate-transfer Dakota Prukop’s progress. “His attitude has been incredible. He is doing everything he can possibly do to get better. To play in his situation — in really anyone’s situation, when you haven’t played before — you have …

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Oregon football begins spring practice, women’s basketball advances to WNIT semis

— Oregon took the field for its first spring practice Tuesday afternoon, meaning Oregon coaches got their first glimpse at graduate transfer senior quarterback Dakota Prukop. “Man, it’s such an amazing place,” Prukop said following the Ducks’ first practice of the spring football season Tuesday. “It’s a place of opportunity. It’s a place …

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Oregon men’s basketball falls in the Elite Eight, women’s hoops continues run in WNIT

— Oregon men’s basketball’s season came crashing down on Saturday. Behind Buddy Hield’s game-high 37 points, the Sooners dominated the Ducks in a 80-68 win. The loss ends Oregon’s 2015-2016 campaign a game short of the Final Four — a mark the Ducks program has not reached  since 1939. “Once …

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Quick Hits: Men’s hoops advances to Elite Eight, softball opens Jane Sanders Stadium with win

—In Anaheim, California on Thursday night, Oregon men’s basketball team knocked off Duke 82-68 to advance to the program’s first Elite Eight since 2007. The Ducks will face Oklahoma on Saturday at 3:07 p.m. on CBS in head coach Dana Altman’s first Elite Eight. —The Oregonian’s John Canzano wrote that perhaps …

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Oregon to face Duke in Sweet 16, women’s basketball advances to WNIT third round

– After a late game rally to get past St. Joseph’s on Sunday, Oregon men’s basketball will play defending champion Duke on Thursday in the Sweet 16. Duke’s combination of big man Marshall Plumlee, and wings Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram, who could be the No. 1 pick in the upcoming …

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Boucher wins petition, men’s basketball opens NCAA tourney vs. Holy Cross

– After receiving its first one-seed in program history on Sunday, the men’s basketball team received more good news on Wednesday: Center Chris Boucher will return next season. Boucher’s last year of eligibility was under scrutiny because he attended a prep school before transferring to junior college. The nation’s leading shot blocker …

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Oregon men’s basketball earns No. 1 seed, track and field sweeps indoor NCAA Championships

– For the first time in program history, Oregon men’s basketball was awarded a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The selection came after the Ducks won three straight Pac-12 tournament games, including a dominant 88-57 win over Utah in Saturday’s championship. Oregon will play the winner of Holy …

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Vernon Adams looks sharp at Pro Day, Dana Altman’s team overachieves again

– Dozens of NFL scouts evaluated Oregon’s departing football players during the Ducks’ annual Pro Day on Thursday. Quarterback Vernon Adams ran a 4.85-second 40-yard dash and looked sharp on his throws to Bralon Addison and Byron Marshall. Projected as a middle-t0-late round draft pick, Adams had this message for coaches and …

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Men’s basketball jumps to No. 8 in AP poll, Altman named Pac-12 Coach of the Year

— No. 8 Oregon men’s basketball (25-6, 14-4 Pac-12) is at the top of the Pac-12 power rankings heading into the conference tournament. A five game winning streak put Oregon at the top of the league. And with its first Pac-12 title since 2002, the Ducks also saw an an …

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Oregon men’s basketball captures first Pac-12 title since 2002, women’s lacrosse wins home opener

— For the first time since 2002. Oregon men’s basketball have won the Pac-12 regular season championship. The Ducks captured their first conference title in head coach Dana Altman’s tenure with a 76-66 win at UCLA on March 5. The No. 9 ranked Ducks now have their eyes set on …

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Men’s basketball clinches share of Pac-12 crown, women’s basketball bounced in first round

— The Oregon women’s basketball season came crashing to an end Thursday. After losing Jillian Alleyne to an ACL injury just over a week earlier, the Ducks lost their third consecutive game — this time in a 74-68 loss to Arizona in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament.  Oregon may …

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Oregon men’s basketball cracks top 10, Bev Smith named to All-Century Team

-On the heels of a sweep against the Washington schools, Oregon men’s basketball has leapt into the top 10 for the first time this season. The Ducks are ranked No. 9 in the latest AP Poll. This is the highest ranking under head coach Dana Altman. -For the women’s basketball …

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Men’s basketball closes in on Pac-12 title, women’s hoops swept in Bay Area

— The Oregon men’s basketball team took care of rival Washington on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena, 86-73. It was a dominant performance in the paint for the Ducks on senior day as Elgin Cook tied a career-high in points with 26. The Ducks remain atop the Pac-12 standings heading …

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Baseball wins its home opener, women’s basketball enters crucial final weekend

-The Oregon baseball team won its home opener against Illinois State 8-5 on Thursday. The Ducks scored five runs in the opening inning, before the offensive quieted for an all-important final three innings. The four-game series continues tonight at 6 p.m. Read our series predictions here. -Oregon women’s basketball awaits …

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Women’s basketball remains on bubble for NCAA Tournament, men look to improve resume

— The Oregon women’s basketball team is on the cusp of doing something it hasn’t done in 11 years — make the NCAA Tournament. According to the latest projections of ESPN’s Bracketology, the Ducks are the third team listed on “Next Four Out.” This puts Oregon right on the cusp …

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Oregon men’s basketball bounces back with Civil War win, baseball sweeps San Diego State

– The No. 16 ranked Oregon men’s basketball team (21-6, 10-4 Pac-12) put its recent two-game skid behind them and comfortably beat in-state rival Oregon State 91-81 in front of a sold out Matthew Knight Arena Crowd. It was the first sell out of the season. – Snapping out of …

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Horton names baseball starters, Nike releases new Oregon uniforms

– Ahead of Oregon baseball’s season opener at San Diego State, manager George Horton has announced the starting lineups for the first series of the season. Junior pitcher Cole Irvin will pitch the opener against the Aztecs. The No. 14 Ducks will play their home-opener next Thursday, Feb. 25, against Illinois State. – Nike recently …

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Softball stadium expected to be ready for home-opener, Lubick signs revised contract

– Construction on Oregon softball’s new home park, Jane Sanders Stadium, is nearly complete and athletic director Rob Mullens expects the stadium to be ready for the team’s home-opener against Stanford on March 24. “Everything that we’ve heard puts us right on schedule … it’s a very tight timeline,” Mullens …

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Men’s tennis finds its hype guy, club rowing to hold second annual Erg-A-Thon

– Sophomore Simon Stevens has embraced his role as men’s tennis’s hype guy. Head coach Nils Schyllander says Stevens “plays his best tennis when he plays with energy.” – Oregon rowing is holding its own against elite Division-I schools despite being a self-funded club team. It will hold its second annual Erg-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday, …

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Brady Hoke addresses media for first time, Aaron Wise named to Ben Hogan Award Watch List

— Recently hired Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke addressed the media for the first time Thursday morning. He spoke of his plans to install a 4-3 defensive scheme and stated that Oregon’s defense will be “aggressive and chaotic” next season. Hoke also said that he has asked the coaching staff not …

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Oregon to add graduate transfer lineman, men’s basketball moves up the ranks

– On Tuesday, DuckTerritory.com reported Oregon football will add a graduate transfer to the offensive line. Zac Morgan from Dayton, who was voted Dayton’s top lineman in both of his past two seasons, will join Oregon in 2016. – Oregon men’s basketball achieved its highest ranking this season at No.11 in the AP Poll after …

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Men’s basketball wins sixth straight to remain atop Pac-12, Aaron Wise wins Amer Ari Invite

– Oregon men’s basketball will certainly continue to rise in the polls after its most recent home stand — one that was highlighted by double-digit wins over both Colorado and Utah. Brooks helped the Ducks earn a season sweep of the Utes on Sunday, scoring 30 points and dishing nine assists …

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Oregon football signs 19, Dillon Brooks in Player of the Year race

-Oregon men’s basketball is fighting to stay atop the Pac-12 standings as games against talented teams loom on the schedule. The No. 16 Ducks are looking to capture their first regular season conference title in 14 years. Helping to pave the way is guard Dillon Brooks. He has emerged from the …

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Men’s basketball rises in polls, football prepares to sign 2016 class

– On Monday, Oregon men’s basketball jumped up to No. 16 in the AP Top 25 Poll after sweeping the Arizona schools. Dillon Brooks brought home a few pieces of hardware, including Pac-12 player of the week and national player of the week, according to three separate organizations. The Ducks are flying …

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Men’s and women’s basketball score important wins, both tennis squads trounce opponents

-Oregon’s men’s basketball team swept the Arizona schools over the weekend, including a top-25 matchup against then-ranked No. 18 Arizona on Friday that snapped the Wildcats’ 49-game home winning streak. On Sunday Oregon completed the sweep against the Sun Devils, 91-74 at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. -Oregon’s women’s basketball evened …

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Oregon basketball secures big win, pitcher Cole Irvin guarantees College World Series appearance

— All the odds were stacked against the No. 23 Ducks just 8:24 into their game against No. 18 Arizona. Not only was Oregon playing in Tucson, a place where the Wildcats had won 49 consecutive games by an average of 22 points; the Ducks were down 26-13 after Arizona …

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