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Lieberman: LaMichael James deserves more respect in Heisman race

Voters seem to be ignoring another sensational season from Oregon’s junior running back. LaMichael James’ Heisman candidacy is flying under the radar.

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Clark: Darron Thomas shows more than athleticism in Arizona victory

Oregon’s Darron Thomas came out firing on Saturday, though not necessarily in the passing game.

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Malee: Don't blame Aliotti for defensive struggles

The Oregon defense is off to a rough start, but it’s too early to point fingers.

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Malee: New sports rules for a new school year

College football season is wonderful, but a few (very minor) things need to be changed.

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Lieberman: Traditions lay foundation for Oregon athletics

The essence of being a Duck is rooted in customs of both the past and present.

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Clark: Oregon basketball has all the right tools to make a statement in the Pac-12

There will be a lot of new faces on the Oregon men’s basketball team in 2011-12, giving Duck fans a reason to get excited for something other than football.

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Drukarev: Ducks volleyball team suited for success

Fueled by last year’s postseason snub, Jim Moore and the Oregon volleyball team could be in for a special year.

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Clark: As Eugene comes back to life, so does Cliff Harris

Cliff Harris and Kiko Alonso were both reinstated last week, and they’ll likely see much more of the field this weekend against Missouri State.

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Malee: As season moves on, LSU loss will stick with Oregon

Oregon’s performance against LSU last Saturday will loom like an ever-expanding storm cloud over Eugene for the rest of the 2011 season. The Ducks could go 11-0 the rest of way and win the Pac-10 Championship Game, and it wouldn’t matter. The scars would remain.

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Clark: After another forgettable offseason, Oregon football makes welcome return

Oregon fans endured another long offseason. On Saturday, they’ll be rewarded with a huge matchup against LSU in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Letter: Reputation of the University is at stake in NCAA investigation

As a one-time member of the University of Oregon varsity athletics staff, it hit close to home for me when Ducks football recently came under fire for possibly breaking National Collegiate Athletics Association rules. Months earlier, followers of Oregon football cheered their team to the national title game. The focus today remains on football, but for not-so-happy reasons — suspicions that coaches cheated to get star players to campus.

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Clark: Amid the turmoil, Lache Seastrunk’s story left untold

With Seastrunk’s redshirt freshman year steadily approaching, the five-star recruit out of Temple Texas has made more headlines than any Oregon player. Soon we’ll hear his side of the story.

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Drukarev: Media have responsibility to exercise caution when reporting on college athletics

The temptation to break juicy stories about college athletes can be irresistible, but the media should make sure to be responsible in their reporting.

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Clark: What a year for Oregon sports

Through the scope of a sports editor, Oregon sports have impact on personal level.

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Malee: Sense of community buoys sports fanatacism

The real value in sports can be found in the close-knit communities they build.

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Husseman: In discussing athletics and its impact, never stop asking questions

What are the biggest issues facing college athletics? How best should we tackle them? What are the consequences of these actions?

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Drukarev: Final baseball series could mark end for Anderson, others

Oregon concludes its 2011 season over the weekend, and draft-eligible juniors like Tyler Anderson, Scott McGough and Madison Boer could turn pro soon.

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Clark: Ashaolu, new recruiting class worth getting excited about

Oregon’s newest basketball recruiting class looks to be the strongest since 2008, with hopefully a better outcome.

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Malee: Oregon baseball’s Civil War series could prove impactful in the long-term

This week’s matchup gives the Ducks a chance to build their confidence heading into the offseason.

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Husseman: Student tickets mean more than permission to enter

In the few years since the Oregon athletic department created online student ticket distribution, has it really bettered the experience for students?

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Drukarev: Recent hot stretch provides hope for baseball team’s future

A recent stretch of strong play proves Ducks have the requisite talent to contend next season, even if making the postseason this year isn’t in the cards.

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Clark: Hamani Stevens’ return could make the difference for Ducks offensive line

The Oregon football team has produced some outstanding players at the center position in recent years — Max Unger, Jordan Holmes — and Hamani Stevens hopes to be next on the list.

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Malee: ESPN’s mistake highlights fan insensitivity

Sports media must remember to treat athletes as individual human beings, not just pawns in a game.

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Husseman: College sports rivalries no longer harmless fun

College sports fans love seeing their teams win, but at what cost to the purpose and lifeblood of long-standing rivalries?

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Drukarev: NCAA off mark with change in NBA draft deadline

The NCAA’s decision to force college basketball players to make their draft decisions in mid-April doesn’t allow players enough time to gather the facts.

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Clark: Postseason implications for Oregon softball heading into UCLA series

The Ducks have an opportunity to beat a struggling UCLA team for the first time since 2004 and pick up momentum heading into postseason play.

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Malee: Youth, not Horton, source of Oregon baseball’s pain

Oregon baseball’s head coach and players are clearly frustrated, but maturity will aid the Ducks in future play.

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Husseman: Injuries, bad luck threaten to dash Oregon track and field’s big dreams

Oregon had big plans for the 2011 outdoor season — plans that have been threatened by a host of injuries to top athletes.

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Drukarev: New Pac-12 TV deal great for conference

While most people talk about the money, the Pac-12’s new TV deal will provide much-needed exposure for the conference.

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Malee: Alonso misstep another twist in eventful narrative

Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso’s second arrest earned him an indefinite suspension and potentially cost him his career.

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