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Review: Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa bring 420 festivities to Matthew Knight Arena

Last weekend was a holiday for weed smokers (April 20), and what better way to celebrate than with hip-hop’s famous weed connoisseurs Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa? Embarking on a five-year tradition, Snoop Dogg brought his 420 Wellness Retreat Tour to Eugene at the Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday, April …

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Snoop Dogg’s 420 Wellness Retreat Tour celebrates music and wellness in Eugene on the most weed-friendly weekend of the year

With the legalization and increased general tolerance of marijuana, Stoner Christmas, otherwise known as April 20, has seen a boom in commercial potential. And Snoop Dogg — an icon of rap, movies, TV and weed — has been pioneering this development for five years now. For the last half-decade, on …

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A year in live music: Eugene’s concert scene booms

Picture this. Tyler, the Creator; Brockhampton; Foo Fighters; Elton John; The Shins. No, this isn’t the lineup for an quirky music festival in LA or Seattle. If you opened up the Emerald’s calendar in the last year, you might have found these in our in listings. Each of these artists …

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Emerald Recommends: The best spring concerts in Eugene (that aren’t sold out)

With the arrival of spring term comes a new season of concerts and events across Eugene. Unfortunately, many of the best shows are already sold out, but if you missed a chance to score Snoop Dogg tickets, never fear. The Emerald has compiled a list of the best spring concerts and …

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Review: Elton John is all right on a Saturday night in Eugene

In 2017, it often seems that musicians need a political agenda to garner attention. But Elton John, whose repertoire does not boast any protest anthems, per se, seems to remain timelessly relevant. He’s professed a desire to make hip-hop with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams; he made a cameo on …

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Ennis underwhelms in Oregon’s 91-77 season opener against Army

Oregon’s season-opener was closer than expected, as the Ducks took down Army 91-77 in front of a record full-house crowd of 12,364 at Matthew Knight Arena on Friday night. Phil Knight made the trip to Eugene to witness this extensively-hyped Ducks team defeat the Army Black Knights for their 19th-straight home-opening victory. …

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Justin Bieber’s tour promoter paid UO $5,000 a day to rent the Matthew Knight Arena

Justin Bieber rented out the Matthew Knight Arena all of last week to rehearse for upcoming tour dates in Seattle and Portland. According to a statement released to the Register-Guard by the University of Oregon, Bieber’s tour promoter — AEG Live Productions — paid $5,000 per day, plus whatever reimbursement …

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Oregon volleyball hits its stride in one-sided NCAA tournament opener

No. 10 seeded Oregon (22-9) volleyball dismantled Santa Clara (22-10) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday in straight sets. Not a fan in the packed Matthew Knight Arena was nervous as the Ducks trailed only once in the match, during the third and final set of …

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Oregon volleyball opens the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed

A week and a half ago, the Oregon volleyball team looked to be in prime position to be selected as one of the top-16 seeds of the upcoming NCAA tournament. One of the major benefits to being nominated as a top-16 team is that the team would be able to stay …

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Oregon men's basketball falls to No. 14 VCU in third-place game of Legends Progressive Classic

For 37 minutes, the Oregon mens basketball was hanging tough with the No. 14 team in the country. Trailing 67-61 and on a fast break, freshman Jordan Bell took a pass from Joseph Young and dribbled down the left side of the court towards the hoop, presenting a two-on-one in …

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Oregon men’s basketball falls to No. 14 VCU in third-place game of Legends Progressive Classic

For 37 minutes, the Oregon mens basketball was hanging tough with the No. 14 team in the country. Trailing 67-61 and on a fast break, freshman Jordan Bell took a pass from Joseph Young and dribbled down the left side of the court towards the hoop, presenting a two-on-one in …

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Photos: Acrobatics and tumbling — Ducks edge out Azusa Pacific and Quinnipiac in first tri-meet of the season

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team hosted their second meet of the season Monday night as they took on the Quinnipiac Bobcats and the Azusa Pacific Cougars in a tri-meet at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks are coming off a 280.20-274.38 win over the Baylor Bears. The Ducks (3-0) got …

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Photos: Oregon Men’s Basketball — Ducks finish regular season with electrifying 64-57 win over Arizona Wildcats

The Oregon men’s basketball team (21-8, 9-8 in Pac-12) hosts the Arizona Wildcats (28-2, 15-2 in Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena on March 8. The Ducks are looking for revenge as they enter into their final regular season home game with a six-game winning streak. Last month, Oregon led a …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks end regular season with 64-57 win over No. 3 Arizona

It may have taken longer than it wanted, but the Oregon men’s basketball team (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) eventually edged out No. 3 ranked Arizona (28-3, 15-3) 64-57 in front of a sold out home crowd on senior night to conclude their regular season. With multiple key runs down the stretch, …

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Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks hope to secure NCAA tournament berth against No. 3 Arizona

Where: Matthew Knight Arena When: 1 p.m. PST Coverage: CBS The Oregon men’s basketball team (21-8, 9-8) is currently riding a six-game winning streak and will conclude their regular season against No. 3 ranked Arizona (28-2, 15-2) at home on senior night this Saturday. Oregon currently holds a No. 32 …

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Photos: Oregon women’s basketball — Ducks defeat Arizona Wildcats 90-78 in final home game

The Oregon women’s basketball team (14-14, 5-12 Pac-12) hosts the University of Arizona Wildcats (5-24, 1-17 Pac-12) at Matthew Knight Arena on March 2. After an exciting home win against No. 20 Arizona State University, the Ducks are looking to keep the momentum up for the rest of the regular …

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Photos: Oregon Women’s Basketball – Ducks lose to the Beavers 84-70 in 92nd Civil War

The Oregon Women’s Basketball team travel north to Corvallis to seek redemption against the Oregon State Beavers on Monday Jan. 13. The Ducks experienced a disappointing 88-80 loss to the Beavers during the 91st Civil War on Saturday Jan. 11 and will look to control the game tempo in Monday’s …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Don Pellum set to take over as Oregon football defensive coordinator

– The Oregon women’s basketball team will get the chance to even the series against Oregon State as they travel to Corvallis Monday night for the 92nd Civil War. Oregon lost 88-80 on Saturday as they played host to the Beavers in the first game of the back-to-back series. Ducks center …

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Photos: Oregon Men’s Basketball — Ducks lose second straight home game 82-80 to Stanford Cardinal

The No. 17 Oregon Ducks lose the Stanford Cardinal 82-80 in their only regular season meeting of the season at Matthew Knight Arena Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. The Ducks were looking to bounce back after suffering a 83-96 loss in their first Pac-12 home game of the season against the …

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Men’s basketball game preview: No. 17 Oregon vs. Stanford

The Oregon and Stanford men’s basketball teams are both off to disappointing starts in conference play. The Ducks have lost two straight after beginning their season 13-0 and are 1-2 against Pac-12 foes. The Cardinal are 0-2 in conference after losing to California and Oregon State and are 9-5 on …

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Photos: Oregon Men’s Basketball — No. 17 Ducks fall to the California Bears 96-83

The No. 17 Oregon Ducks lose 96-83 in their PAC12 home opener against the California Golden Bears at Matthew Knight Arena Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. The Ducks were looking to bounce back after suffering a 91-100 loss against Colorado on Jan. 5 in their first conference game of the season. …

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Men’s basketball game preview: Oregon vs. Utah

The Pac-12 men’s basketball season is expected to open with a bang when Oregon travels to Salt Lake City on Thursday to face Utah at 5 p.m. PT. While the Ducks are ranked No. 10 in the country and Utah is unranked, the game should be a high-scoring affair featuring …

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