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Rosenthal: Spring football continues to grow

Across the country, thousands of fans are attending spring practices and games.

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Lieberman: Divergent factors pull the BCS in different directions

Fans of college football see a multi-team playoff as a fairer alternative to the current BCS system. The BCS conference heads see the problem in an entirely different context.

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Rosenthal: A ‘conversation’ with Jose Canseco

The former slugger opens up in an “exclusive” interview.

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Clark: Injuries taking their toll on Ducks’ baseball and softball title contentions

Ducks on both teams are racking up the injuries, but the depth of their respective benches may keep baseball in the race.

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Malee: Imagining what would happen if sports' greatest duos broke up

Jack White’s first solo album since the White Stripes broke up prompts discussion of how famous sports duos would fare without each other.

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Malee: Imagining what would happen if sports’ greatest duos broke up

Jack White’s first solo album since the White Stripes broke up prompts discussion of how famous sports duos would fare without each other.

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Lieberman: Marijuana use among football players is largely a matter of University public relations

If Duck football players can deal with their lifestyle choices in a legally responsible manner, who has a right to stop them?

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Rosenthal: ESPN reports that college students smoke marijuana

A recent ESPN article claimed that nearly half of the Oregon football team uses marijuana, yet it doesn’t appear to effect their on-field performance.

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Clark: It's time for Oregon softball to turn the corner as a national contender

Oregon hosts the top-ranked team in the country this weekend, and there’s no better time to prove they belong in the national discussion.

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Clark: It’s time for Oregon softball to turn the corner as a national contender

Oregon hosts the top-ranked team in the country this weekend, and there’s no better time to prove they belong in the national discussion.

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Malee: What if we brought hologram technology to sports?

Coachella “resurrected” Tupac Shakur over the weekend to awe viewers, so sports greats should be considered for being brought back via hologram.

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Drukarev: Petrino situation illustrates NCAA injustices toward players

Bobby Petrino’s still-flourishing career shows the different standard to which coaches and employees are held to compared to NCAA athletes.

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Lieberman: Petrino’s ousting gives college football fans another peek behind the curtain

The scandalous firing of Arkansas football head coach Bobby Petrino highlights the lack of transparency in big-time college athletics.

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Drukarev: Pac-12 men’s basketball will return to celebrated status

Buoyed by a strong postseason tournament, expect the Pac-12 men’s basketball programs to take a collective leap forward next season.

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Drukarev: Pac-12 men's basketball will return to celebrated status

Buoyed by a strong postseason tournament, expect the Pac-12 men’s basketball programs to take a collective leap forward next season.

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Lieberman: Successful defection of Kentucky’s Terrence Jones pinpoints irrelevance of college basketball in Oregon

With Jones reaching the pinnacle with the Wildcats, it’s tempting to wonder why local talent spurns the Ducks and Beavers.

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Clark: Kentucky victory brings forgettable college basketball season to an end

The best team won in Monday’s NCAA National Championship, but how will you remember the 2011-12 college hoops season?

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Malee: LaMichael James tweets shed light on the true loss from closed spring practices

Journalists and older fans will gripe about it, but for younger fans, the closing of spring practice is a much greater loss.

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Drukarev: Despite impressive start, questions surround Oregon baseball

Oregon’s 12-3 record in the nonconference season was impressive, but we won’t truly know how the Ducks compare to the competition until Oregon faces some of the top teams in the Pac-12.

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Lieberman: NCAA Tournament veils the ugly reality of collegiate athletics

The BCS has been maligned by fans for its corrupt and greedy nature. Why has March Madness been given a free pass?

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Clark: The arrival of spring football puts to rest another eventful offseason

The spring football season begins next month, and there will be plenty to keep an eye on this year.

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Rosenthal: Altman was the real Pac-12 Coach of the Year

Before the start of the Pac-12 Tournament, the conference announced its end of season awards — an event that hasn’t really had that much impact on the Oregon campus over the last few years. But as anyone who has been to an Oregon basketball game recently can tell you — there is something different about this year’s Ducks.

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Lieberman: Has Paul Westhead worn out his welcome in Eugene?

Three years ago, Westhead was charged with delivering entertainment and a winning attitude to Oregon women’s basketball. Has he made enough progress to continue leading the program?

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Clark: With first-round win, Oregon will likely face Cal with a trip to the tournament championship on the line

In order to win two games at the Pac-12 tournament, Oregon will have to go through a Cal team that has won the last eight matchups between the two programs.

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Malee: With Tra Carson's departure, Oregon's running back situation a question mark

Though not a star, Carson proved dependable in his freshman season, and it remains unclear who will replace him as a backup to Kenjon Barner.

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Ocker: Oregon men's basketball provides a perfect senior year

Watching Olu Ashaolu fly over the top of a hapless Utah defender and slam the ball home Saturday, I had a few realizations. The first one was simple: DAMN.

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Lieberman: UCLA basketball scandal should serve as a reminder to Oregon football

Though Oregon football recently enjoyed its most successful season ever, the program should remain wary of the predicaments that have plagued the Bruins.

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Malee: Trip to Corvallis reminds what Matthew Knight Arena is missing

Gill Coliseum came alive Sunday in a way that the brand new Matthew Knight Arena seems woefully incapable of.

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