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Drukarev: Civil War an absolute must win for women’s basketball

In the lengthy college basketball regular season, it’s usually inappropriate to call any single game a “must win.” Yet I don’t think it’s a stretch to call tomorrow’s home game with Oregon State the closest thing to one for the Duck women’s basketball game.

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Clark: Lakers must get younger, more athletic to become a serious contender in the Western Conference

A rare Lakers fan in the Northwest weighs in on the current state of the Los Angeles franchise.

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Malee: A few suggestions to help make ESPN watchable again

The worldwide leader didn’t ask for help, but they’re getting it anyway.

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Drukarev: ‘Linsanity’ a reminder of the joy of sports

Jeremy Lin’s brilliant play over the past two weeks reminds us why we follow sports.

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Lieberman: Quick ascension of Oregon upperclassmen powering basketball toward NCAA Tournament berth

Though the fate of the Ducks’ promising season is still up in the air, the veterans of the program have taken leaps and bounds to put the team in dangerous territory.

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Clark: Pac-12’s early struggles could prove costly at season’s end

Oregon is one game back with five to go, but even a share of the regular-season conference title won’t guarantee them a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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Malee: Handing out awards as the NBA nears All-Star Break

It’s awards season all around the entertainment industry, and so it felt fitting to present some quirky trophies to some of the NBA’s best (and funniest) players.

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Lieberman: Washington blowout should spark a late-season run by Oregon basketball

Thursday night, the Ducks shined as a cohesive unit that looks ready to make noise down the line.

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Drukarev: Understated approach could serve Oregon baseball well

After a disappointing 2011 season, Oregon’s baseball team is facing low expectations in 2012. However, the team has the makeup to surprise.

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Lieberman: NFL back Ricky Williams should be remembered for eschewing the status quo

Though the former Heisman Trophy winner has had his ups and downs, his voyage should inspire current and future athletes to color outside the lines.

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Rosenthal: Recruiting process is a dark side of college football

With no regulation, social media turns recruiting process into a Wild West of sorts.

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Drukarev: Oregon football has discovered successful recruiting formula

Oregon’s football recruiting formula is a key component of the team’s success.

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Lieberman: Ramped-up recruiting process will have ripple effect on Oregon football

The Ducks have established themselves as a national power in recruiting. Giddy fans should prepare to deal with the consequences.

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Malee: Arik Armstead’s commitment follows rare bright moment on recruiting trail

Chip Kelly told the truth to Arik Armstead and the defensive lineman responded with a promise to commit to Oregon Wednesday.

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Drukarev: Assistant coach continuity key to future football success

The continuity among Oregon’s assistant coaches is vital to the Ducks’ future success.

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Lieberman: Chip Kelly’s near-departure a deserved wake-up call for students, new fans

Even if Kelly leaves following next season, Ducks fans have been treated to the ride of a lifetime.

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Clark: A wild month of January sports finally nearing its end

The near-loss of Chip Kelly sent a shock-wave through the Oregon fan base on Sunday night, one that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Malee: Though he remains Oregon’s coach for now, it’s only a matter of time before Chip Kelly departs

Even after a last-minute turn of fortune, Oregon fans would be wise to accept the fact that Chip Kelly will one day leave for the NFL.

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Drukarev: Oregon’s depth shines with departures of Darron Thomas, LaMichael James

The reaction to the departure of LaMichael James and Darron Thomas speaks volumes to the depth and solid foundation of Oregon’s football program.

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Lieberman: Bryan Bennett isn’t a lock to start as Oregon’s quarterback next season

Bennett was impressive in limited action last season, but a closer examination shows his true status is still up in the air.

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Malee: Darron Thomas’ sudden departure a fitting end to underappreciated career

His departure came as a surprise, but Darron Thomas is still one of the best quarterbacks in Oregon history, and it would be foolish to dismiss his NFL prospects entirely.

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Drukarev: Winter sports aren’t all doom and gloom

While neither the men’s nor women’s basketball team is highly ranked, both squads have storylines worth following.

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Lieberman: Darron Thomas deserves Oregon’s Heisman hype in 2012

Should De’Anthony Thomas or Darron Thomas be promoted as Oregon’s lead Heisman candidate in 2012?

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Clark: Without football, Oregon fans have little to turn to in winter months

With football season in the rearview mirror, Oregon sports fans can turn to the NBA or stomach the men’s basketball team. Either way, spring camp can’t start soon enough.

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Malee: Pac-12 basketball sinking to new low

The Pac-12 is suffering an extended talent drought that renders it almost unwatchable.

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Malee: Perspective is key in assessing Oregon’s run to Rose Bowl glory

The new era that we’re basking in right now began with 2009’s trip to the Rose Bowl. The Ducks managed to one-up themselves the next season with that storied national championship berth, and though many were clamoring for a repeat appearance this year, a Rose Bowl win can still be viewed as both a step forward and a validation of sorts.

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Lieberman: Pac-12 Championship Game won't disappoint moving forward

Though this year’s matchup is lopsided, an extra conference game will likely serve Oregon well both now and in the future.

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Drukarev: NCAA volleyball tournament shows no postseason format is perfect

The NCAA volleyball tournament bracket shows that no postseason format is perfect.

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