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Oregon volleyball splits in Washington, football makes it 12 straight wins against Huskies

– At 3-3, Oregon needed a win to get its season back-on-track. And that’s exactly what they did. Oregon went into Washington and defeated the Huskies 26-20. The Emerald’s Kenny Jacoby wrote Oregon’s win over Washington is “only the beginning” of a season turnaround. Wide receiver Darren Carrington had a …

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Photos: Oregon Soccer suffers loss to USC

In a hard fought game versus the USC Trojans at Papé Field, the Ducks fell 4-0. Their next home game is October 30 against the Washington State Cougars.

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Pac-12 Media Day: Oregon men’s basketball picked to finish fourth by media

The Oregon men’s basketball team was projected by the media to finish fourth in the Pac-12 this season. Arizona was picked to finish first (18), while California (9) and Utah (7) were picked to rank second and third, respectively. Oregon received one first place vote. Heading into the new year, Oregon head …

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Amos and Soemarno pace Oregon men’s tennis in first tournament of season

With just three weeks of training behind them, Oregon men’s tennis had a strong showing at the UCSB Classic, a three day tournament in Santa Barbara, California. It was their first competition of the year. Jayson Amos and Armando Soemarno made their debut as a doubles duo and captured the Flight …

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Royce Freeman’s career day not enough in double-overtime loss to Washington State

Royce Freeman entered Oregon’s third Pac-12 game of the season against Washington State leading the nation in carries for 10 or more yards (25). He was averaging 122.6 yards per game (16th best), had 613 rushing yards (12th best) and a team-high seven touchdowns. He was also four scores shy of cracking Oregon’s all-time …

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Rapid reaction: Oregon leads Washington State 17-14 at the half

When in doubt, give the ball to Royce Freeman. That’s been the theme of the Oregon football team in the first half. Freeman has 12 carries for 135 yards and one touchdown as the Ducks (3-2) lead Washington State (2-2) 17-14 at the half. Jeff Lockie got the start for Oregon …

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Take a knee: Gary Campbell on using Royce Freeman and the fight for playing time

One thing became apparent by the end of Oregon’s 41-24 victory over Colorado last Saturday: this team wants to run the ball. With the quarterback situation in flux, the focus of the offense turned towards the running backs, giving sophomore starter Royce Freeman 27 carries against the Buffaloes. Freeman, who has racked …

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Q&A: Pac-12 Analyst Yogi Roth not worried about Oregon, still confident Pac-12 champion will make Playoff

Since its 31-28 loss to No. 2 Michigan State two weeks ago, No. 13 Oregon has continued to drop in the polls. The Ducks, who recently dropped to their lowest ranking since 2011 in the AP Poll, have a chance to move back up with a matchup against No. 18 Utah on …

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Video: Don Pellum talks about where the defense needs to improve

Georgia state will come to Autzen Stadium ready to play hard and fast against the Ducks. Watch the video below to hear what Defensive Coordinator Don Pellum and Bralon Addison are doing to prepare for Georgia State, and how players reacted to the opening weeks of college football.

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Video: Ducks move on after loss, Prepare for Georgia State

After losing to Michigan State, the Ducks look to rebound with Vernon Adams Jr. leading the way. Scott Frost and Adams took blame for the loss, and now are hoping to bounce back this week against Georgia State. Oregon plays Georgia State at Autzen Stadium Saturday.

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Video: Vernon Adams played “conservative” against EWU

Senior transfers Matt Hegarty and Vernon Adams spoke to the media for the first time on Monday, in preparation for Michigan State. Vernon Adams said he thought he played “conservative” against Eastern Washington, which begs the question: How will he improve and impress in game two? The Oregon Ducks play …

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VIDEO: Mark Helfrich and the Oregon Ducks prepared for Saturday’s season-opener

Head coach Mark Helfrich addressed the media on Tuesday regarding the Ducks’ preparation for their first game of the season against Eastern Washington University, Saturday. Coach Helfrich commends the defense for its energy and effort, and is confident Vernon Adams will play against his former team at a high level. Watch and listen below.

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VIDEO: Mark Helfrich explains why he chose Vernon Adams Jr. over Jeff Lockie at quarterback

Mark Helfrich explains why he chose Vernon Adams Jr. over Jeff Lockie for the starting quarterback position, and Royce Freeman expresses excitement for the first game of the 2015-2016 season. Follow Samuel Marshall on Twitter @samwow55

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Practice recap: Oregon and Vernon Adams prepare for Eastern Washington

Saturday was Oregon’s annual fan day. It was also the one week mark for the Ducks’ season opener against FCS opponent Eastern Washington. “We’re going to watch their film —  which we already have — and look at their schemes,” Mark Helfrich said. “Then, it’s all about us.” Since naming …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football nears end of fall camp; women’s basketball posts successful summer workouts

– The Oregon football team is nearing the end of fall camp. Don Pellum wants to see good defensive execution in the Ducks’ final scrimmage. – The Oregon women’s basketball team reportedly had their most successful session of summer workouts. Jonathan Hawthorne has the full story. – Scott Frost didn’t …

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Oregon pleased with first scrimmage, still working out week one kinks

With a couple weeks remaining before its season opener against Eastern Washington, Oregon certainly has room to grow. The players know that and the coaching staff has continually preached that. That doesn’t, however, mean they don’t like what they saw in week one. Oregon concluded their first full pads scrimmage, Tuesday, and according …

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Breaking: Vernon Adams Jr. passes math final and is officially a Duck

Last night, Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. took to Instagram to express his frustration about how much attention he was receiving on the results of one last math test. To clarify: Adams needed to pass Thursday’s exam to complete his graduation and receive admittance into the University of Oregon. …

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Women’s soccer media day: Preseason changes and Kristen Parr’s transition to defense

Before the Oregon women’s soccer players hit the pitch Thursday morning, they took a team trip to Bend, Oregon. More specifically, they had a team bonding at newly converted defender Kristen Parr’s house where white water rafting and watching Unbroken were the highlights. Needless to say, it was time well spent. …

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Mat Kearney Q&A: ‘The Ducks were my heroes when I was growing up’

On Saturday March 7, Mat Kearney blew away his hometown with an incredibly personal and passionate performance that highlighted the things he loves about Eugene. After his Just Kids tour moved through the state, Kearney had some time to speak with The Emerald about making the transition from a Eugene kid …

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Oregon men's basketball lose second straight in Washington

The Oregon men’s basketball team will return home having dropped two closely contested games against Washington State and Washington. After falling short the Cougars in overtime, the Ducks just didn’t have quite enough in the tank to pull conclude their first Pac-12 road trip with a win tonight, falling 85-77. …

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Marcus Mariota enters NFL draft: Where does that leave Oregon?

To little surprise, three-year starter and Heisman winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota declared his entry into the 2015 NFL Draft Wednesday. Mariota has been projected to go has high as No. 1. Where does this leave the Ducks? Well, it leaves them with three options –Jeff Lockie (redshirt sophomore), Morgan Mahalak (freshman) and Travis …

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National Championship: Darren Carrington’s suspension leaves Oregon with limited options, not nothing

DALLAS, Texas – The mood surrounding Darren Carrington’s suspension after testing positive for marijuana in an NCAA ran drug test two days before the inaugural College Football Playoff title game was as expected. Teammates and coaches of Oregon were both understandably disappointed that their standout redshirt freshman wideout won’t be joining …

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UPDATE: Oregon's Darren Carrington suspended for National Championship game, unsuccessfully appeals suspension

Per Aaron Fentress of CSNNW, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington has been suspended for Monday’s National Championship game against Ohio State after failing an NCAA administered drug test. Carrington did not make the trip to Texas. Carrington tested positive for marijuana according to sources. The Ducks arrived to Dallas this evening. …

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Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State’s special teams stack up

In the days leading up to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Ohio State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 12 in Dallas. Today, we’ll look at each team’s special teams. Oregon With …

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Oregon not quite ready for conference-best Arizona, T.J. McConnell has field day

From the get-go, it was Arizona’s game to lose. Even on the road, the No. 7 ranked Wildcats (14-1, 2-0 Pac-12) held every advantage and put them to use against an untested Oregon (11-4, 1-1 Pac-12) team. Sure, the Ducks held their own against ranked opponents like VCU and Michigan …

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Dwayne Benjamin finds much-needed rhythm in last non-conference game

Oregon can thank Dwayne Benjamin for picking up the slack. Benjamin, who boasted a game-high 18 points in an overtime comeback win over UC Irvine, played his best game of the season, despite a rough night for the now 10-3 Ducks. Heading into Pac-12 play, Dana Altman is still concerned …

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Oregon survives OT thriller against UCSB, wins 82-78

Dana Altman looked exhausted following Oregon’s 82-78 overtime win over visiting University of California Santa Barbara. Altman, who had been stressing the importance of finishing out the non-conference schedule strong, knew how tough their two remaining games would be, and tonight, his team found out why the hard way. Without …

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Practice recap: Oregon quickly moves forward from Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injury

The Oregon football team has moved on. Not because they aren’t feeling the impact of losing All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to a season ending knee injury, but because they had no other choice. “I will confirm that he won’t participate in the Playoff, which is very unfortunate for him,” Mark …

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Joseph Young’s complete performance leads Oregon past Cal State Northridge

Joseph Young did everything right Wednesday night as he led Oregon (7-3) past visiting Cal State Northridge 79-56. After struggling from the floor for the past few games, Young shot efficiently and filled up the stat sheet. Young finished with a game-high 18 points along with eight rebounds and four …

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