In just the second week of the term, both winter and spring sports are making moves at the University of Oregon.
It was an eventful weekend for Oregon athletics. Here are the biggest headlines from the past few days:
It was a busy week in Oregon sports.
After committing 11 turnovers in the first half, the No. 3 Oregon women's basketball team fell to unranked Michigan State 88-82. The road loss was the first of the season for the Ducks. Oregon fell to No. 7 while Michigan State entered the rankings at No. 23 on Monday.
Oregon volleyball survived its second-round matchup against Baylor to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014. The Ducks will face No. 2 Minnesota on Friday.
Highlighted by dominant serving from junior right side hitter Willow Johnson, Oregon volleyball defeated the New Mexico State Aggies in Thursday night's first-round match, 3-1, to advance to the tournament's second round. The Ducks will play the Baylor Bears Friday night at 7 for a chance to…
Oregon volleyball earned the rights to host the first two round of the NCAA Tournament at Matthew Knight Arena when it plays New Mexico State on Thursday. The Ducks beat Oregon State in four sets on Saturday to end the regular season.
Behind freshman center Bol Bol’s career-best game, No. 13 Oregon men’s basketball took down No. 15 Syracuse in Madison Square Garden on Friday afternoon, 80-65.
No. 13 Oregon men's basketball team lost to Iowa 77-69 Thursday night in the 2K Classic. They will take on No. 15 Syracuse at 1:30 p.m.
Oregon Ducks football continues to struggle on the road, losing its third straight away game after falling 32-25 to the Utah Utes on Saturday. The Ducks drop to 6-4 on the season.
The Oregon football team will travel to Salt Lake City to take on Utah, where the Ducks will look to establish a running game against one of the best running defenses in the Pac-12.
Oregon football got back in the win column on Saturday night against its former head coach Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins.
Freshman 7-foot-2-center Bol Bol led the Ducks to an exhibition opening 77-58 win against Western Oregon Thursday night.
Oregon football was demolished on Saturday night at Arizona 44-15 as the Ducks lost their second straight game.
On Friday night, No. 16 Oregon volleyball returned home to sweep California, but failed to upset No. 2 Stanford at home on Sunday, losing 3-1. For the second week, the Ducks head into practice with a fresh loss.
The No. 12 Oregon football team will travel north to Pullman for a top-25 matchup against the No. 25 Washington State Cougars. The Ducks will be playing without freshman standout left tackle Penei Sewell, who is sidelined approximately six weeks with an ankle injury.
In dramatic fashion, Oregon football upset No. 7 Washington 30-27 with a 6-yard rush up the middle by running back CJ Verdell in overtime against one of the most formidable run defenses in the Pac-12. The victory brought the Ducks from No. 17 to No. 12 in the AP poll.
No. 17 Oregon football faces No. 7 Washington tomorrow afternoon in Autzen Stadium. The Huskies have thrashed the Ducks the past two seasons, but after a bye week to recover and strategize,
Oregon soccer found itself on the cusp of a monumental upset but ended up falling to No.1 Stanford in overtime on Thursday night.
Oregon football looked recharged and dominant in Saturday’s 42-24 victory over the then-No. 24 Cal Bears in Berkley, in which the Ducks’ defense stepped up to contain Cal’s offense.
Following last week’s 38-31 loss to Stanford, No. 19 Oregon football will look to bounce back against the No. 24 California Golden Bears.
Here’s what happened in Oregon sports over the weekend:
To kick off its final month of regular season play, Oregon women’s basketball is preparing to face the Cal Golden Bears, as well as the Stanford Cardinal. The Ducks currently hold the No. 6 spot in the most recent AP poll shown on ESPN.com.
— Reported on Sunday morning by the Oregonian’s Ken Goe, Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe left the school’s track and field team. Cunliffe was last year’s 60-meter national champion and USTFCCA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She has not competed in either of Oregon’s two meets this…
Thomas Laurent is the first Pac-12 Player of the Week recipient of the 2018 men’s tennis season, announced on Tuesday. Laurent, the No. 6 ranked player in the nation has a record of 59-15, which puts him No. 10 on the Oregon all-time single wins list as he begins his junior season.
— Since returning to its home court of Matthew Knight Arena following a victory on the road against Washington State, Oregon volleyball continued a three-game winning streak against Arizona (3-2) on Friday, and Arizona State (3-0) on Saturday.
— A former Oregon recruit is suing the University of Oregon, Dana Altman and his staff. He tore his ACL during a workout for the coaches, and is reportedly looking for compensation upwards of $100,000.
— Oregon football lost to No. 23 Stanford this Saturday 49-7. Amid the Ducks’ unanticipated offensive redevelopment, the team continues to search for a solution after Justin Herbert’s injury. Oregon faces the fact that Braxton Burmeister may not be the Ducks saving grace under center just yet.
— Oregon volleyball lost to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in a sweep of three sets, but brought in the second largest attendance in program history, with 5,872 people on Friday night. Back in Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, the Ducks redeemed themselves and ended their two-match losing streak with…
—The men’s golf team just completed their second tournament of the fall season and after an impressive freshman season, Norman Xiong is off to an even better start this season. He took the top spot outright for the first time in his Oregon career.
— Following its 37-35 loss to Arizona State last Saturday, Oregon football fell out of the Top 25 in the latest AP Poll. Oregon was ranked No. 24 after jumping out to a 3-0 start to the season.
Oregon Volleyball gets ready to start the 2017 season with new head coach Matt Ulmer taking over the program for Jim Moore who resigned in the offseason amid allegations of mistreatment and mental abuse. The team was picked to finish third in the Pac-12 this year.
— Oregon football wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended indefinitely by head coach Willie Taggart following his DUI arrest on July 1. Carrington was charged with misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, careless driving and an improper right turn.
— The University of Oregon released a statement in response to the Emerald’s report of a sexual assault investigation against former Oregon basketball player Kavell Bigby-Williams. He recently announced he was leaving Oregon to transfer to the Louisiana State University Tigers basketball program.
— Emerald reporter Jack Butler takes a look at the legacy left by Oregon track star Edward Cheserek. He ran the Pac-12 Championships in what would be his last race due to a lower back strain that ended his final collegiate season early. Cheserek leaves Oregon with a total of 17 NCAA titles, …
— Oregon baseball is not only losing on the field, but the Ducks are losing in their bank account. Ticket sales are down while program expenses have increased.
— Both the men and women of Oregon clinched the Pac-12 track and field championships Sunday in Eugene. Kyree King for the men and Deajah Stevens for the women swept the 100 and 200 meters, while Edward Cheserek pulled off yet another win in the 10,000 and Blake Haney returned to peak form in…
— Oregon men’s basketball standouts Chris Boucher, Jordan Bell, Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks led the team to its recent Final Four run. With all of them declaring for the NBA, as well as being invited to the combine, Dana Altman had his work cut out to fill those scholarship spots for next…
— Hayward Field hosted the Oregon Twilight on Friday. Many Ducks got one final tuneup before the Pac-12 Championships. Cullen Prena, Cody Danielson and Cole Walsh each won their respective events.
— Oregon baseball pitching ace David Peterson won the Collegiate Baseball national player of the week and Pac-12 pitcher of the week awards after throwing a program-best 20 strikeouts in the Ducks’ Friday win over Arizona State. The Ducks won the series 2-1.
– Defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt has a storied history of building teams from nothing. Now, the 60-year-old will strive to lift Oregon’s defense from the ashes – all while chugging cans of Pepsi as early as 6 a.m.
— On Monday night, Oregon senior short stop Nikki Udria was drafted by the Scrap Yard Dawgs in the fourth round (18th pick) of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft. Udria, who is batting .423 and has a team-high 10 home runs, will join former teammate Cheridan Hawkins on the roster. The Scrap Ya…
— Mitch Modin, a decathlete on the Oregon track and field team, posts video blogs regularly. They detail the day-to-day activities of a Division I athlete. He has over 2,000 subscribers, spanning 50 countries.
— Oregon women’s track and field had quite the weekend at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California. Raevyn Rogers set a new NCAA record in the 800, while the 4×100 team comprised of Hannah Cunliffe, Deajah Stevens, Arianna Washington and MaKenzie Dunmore broke a collegiate record they set ju…
– After making the Final Four for the first time in 80 years, Oregon basketball is losing three of its players who were eligible to return. Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks both declared for the NBA draft and chose to hire an agent, while junior Casey Benson decided to graduate early and trans…
— The men’s basketball team has arrived in Phoenix for the Final Four. The Ducks will have to get past UNC on Saturday to have a chance to play for a national title on Monday. Gus Morris went over the keys to beating the Tar Heels. Find all of the Emerald’s Final Four coverage here.
— Oregon’s historic NCAA tournament run came to an end with a 90-52 loss to undefeated UConn on Monday. Freshmen Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard led the Oregon women’s basketball team to an upset of Maryland in the Ducks’ first-ever Sweet Sixteen appearance Saturday, before falling to the H…
— After Oregon women’s basketball won its first NCAA Tournament game in 12 years thanks to a late basket and block by Ruthy Hebard, the No. 10 seed Ducks beat No. 2 seed Duke in the second round on Duke’s home court, giving the Blue Devils their first loss at home this year. The Ducks take o…
– Following a record-breaking indoor season where the Oregon track and field women won their seventh title in eight years and broke the team scoring record at the NCAA indoor championships last weekend, Hannah Cunliffe was named the USTFCCCA Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, head coach Rober…
— Oregon men’s basketball drew a No. 3 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament during Selection Sunday. The Ducks head to Sacramento to face No. 14 Iona in the opening round.
— Following being named Pac-12 freshman of the year at the end the regular season, Sabrina Ionescu was named national freshman of the year by espnW. Ionescu finished the regular season averaging 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.5 assists. The team is anticipating its first NCAA Tournament app…