Softball

Oregon softball: Ducks sweep second day of Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Classic in vastly different ways

Oregon’s winning streak reached seven games on Friday, made possible because of some pitching heroics from Cheridan Hawkins and an unprecedented offensive explosion in one inning. After opening up the second round of the classic with a 1-0 victor over James Madison and pitcher Jailyn Ford, the Ducks rallied with …

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Baseball

Oregon baseball: Several signs of light in losing effort for Ducks’ first Pac-12 game

The normally sure-handed Tyler Baumgartner was having a rough defensive night, but he didn’t do anything egregious  going into the eighth inning. The right fielder missed a catchable ball on a diving effort in the first inning and bobbled a ball off the wall in the third inning during a …

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Softball

Oregon softball: Ducks improve to 2-0 in Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Classic with 5-1 win over Valparaiso

Led by their first three batters in the lineup, the Oregon softball team defeated Valparaiso 5-1 in the second round of the Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Classic to improve to 20-2 on the season. Head coach Mike White mixed up the lineup and put Janie Takeda, the usual leadoff batter, third …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball: No repeat as Pac-12 champs, Ducks sucker punched by UCLA

After winning eight games in a row to gain some momentum in the Pac-12 tournament and most likely securing themselves an NCAA tournament bid, the Ducks couldn’t muster up enough magic as they fell 82-63 to the UCLA Bruins in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament. Although the Ducks …

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Baseball

Oregon baseball: Oregon hosts USC for first Pac-12 series of the year

In its first Pac-12 matchup of the year, the Oregon baseball team (12-4) will host USC (9-6) for a weekend series starting Friday, March 14. While USC does not appear to be tough competition compared to other Pac-12 schools according to the Pac-12 Coaches Poll, Oregon will see one of …

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Baseball

Emerald roundtable: Oregon baseball begins Pac-12 play this weekend against USC

Every week during baseball season, our sports staff will discuss various topics surrounding an upcoming Oregon series. Today, digital sports editor Victor Flores and sports reporters Andrew Bantly and Madison Guernsey discuss Oregon’s performance in non-conference play and preview the Ducks’ first Pac-12 series against USC this weekend at PK …

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Football

Former Oregon football players compete with chip on their shoulders at pro day

The NFL Scouting Combine is the ultimate job interview. Unfortunately for former Oregon safety Avery Patterson, he didn’t receive an invite to the exclusive showing. @@name [email protected]@ “I actually was (surprised),” Patterson said following Oregon’s pro day. “Just being a two-year starter, a captain, and a leader on this Ducks team, …

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Softball

Oregon softball: Traveling across the country has its ups and downs for the Ducks

Any time a team plays back-to-back weekends on the road it can be rough. For Oregon softball, playing back-to-back weekends and traveling across the country to find nice weather is just part of the routine. “A lot of the traveling has to do with weather and it’s hard to schedule …

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Softball

Oregon softball: Ducks survive BYU to win first game of Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Classic 3-2

It wasn’t pretty, but the Ducks picked up their fourth straight win, this one coming in a 3-2 victory over BYU in the first round of the Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Ducks struggled in all facets of the game but were able to hold on to …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks advance to Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals with 88-74 win over Oregon State

The Oregon men’s basketball team (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12) extended their winning streak to eight games following their first round victory against Oregon State (16-15, 8-10) in the Pac-12 tournament. Including the regular season, the Ducks finished the season 2-1 against the Beavers. They are now set to face No. 2 …

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Club Sports

‘Rugby House’ serves as unofficial clubhouse for Oregon men’s rugby

The Rugby House is called by several names: “The Fishmarket,” the “23rd House,” and a few refer to it as “The Thunderdome.” “I feel like it is mainly called the Rugby House,” Daniel Minarich said. That’s probably the name that fits best. The house is covered in rugby memorabilia and is the unofficial …

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BaseballVideo

Raw video: George Horton on the Pac-12 and Oregon’s pitching rotation

Before Oregon baseball practice Wednesday afternoon, head coach George Horton discussed the Ducks’ upcoming series versus USC, his impressions of the Pac-12 as a whole and his starting pitching rotation of Tommy Thorpe, Matt Krook and Jeff Gold. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415

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Quick Hits

Emerald Quick Hits: Civil War headlines first round of Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament

– One of the biggest rivalries in college sports will headline day one of the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament, as Oregon (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) and Oregon State (16-14, 8-10) will partake in a Civil War game for the third time this season. The game will take place at 6 p.m. …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks take on rival Oregon State in Pac-12 tournament for first time

Last season, the Oregon men’s basketball team garnered three wins in three days to win the Pac-12 tournament. This time, the Ducks will have to win four games in four days to take home the trophy. “I’m going into this tournament with the same mindset (as last year),” senior guard …

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Men's Basketball

After the buzzer: Joseph Young says seven-game winning streak ‘helps a lot’ heading into Pac-12 tournament

The Oregon men’s basketball team (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12) finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak and recently received the seventh seed for the upcoming Pac-12 tournament. Oregon guard Joseph Young spoke to reporters before practice on Monday about facing in-state rivals Oregon State for the third time this …

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Quick Hits

Emerald Quick Hits: ESPN ranks Oregon football No. 2 in nation in pre-spring projection

– Oregon football has the highest likelihood of finishing 11-1 or better — 69 percent — than all other teams in the nation, according to pre-spring models and numbers by ESPN.com. The model, which takes into account the team’s likelihood of contending for one of the four spots in the college …

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Raw video: Johnathan Loyd on Oregon’s first game of Pac-12 tournament versus Oregon State

Oregon senior guard Johnathan Loyd talked to the media before Monday’s practice and said he “just found out” about playing Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday. Loyd discussed that matchup, Oregon’s defensive depth and his team’s mindset during their current seven-game winning streak. Follow …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball: Joseph Young makes All-Pac-12 second team, Mike Moser earns honorable mention

The Pac-12 announced its 2013-14 men’s basketball awards and all-conference teams Monday morning, and two Ducks earned accolades. Guard Joseph Young made the second team and forward Mike Moser earned an honorable mention for the Ducks (22-8, 10-8 Pac-12), who finished the regular season tied for third in the conference. Both …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball: Mike Moser earns second straight Pac-12 player of the week honor

Forward Mike Moser earned his second straight Pac-12 player of the week award on Monday, putting him into the Oregon men’s basketball history books. Before Moser, no Duck had ever earned consecutive player of the week honors. This is also the second time in program history that Oregon has earned back-to-back …

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Sports

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Johnathan Loyd says Ducks ‘can make some noise’ in Pac-12 tournament

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 2-March 8. Baseball “His stuff is so good that …

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Baseball

Oregon baseball: Matt Krook displays brilliance and inconsistency in first collegiate loss

Through just four collegiate starts, freshman starting pitcher Matt Krook has already certified his skills as lethal. The 6-foot-3 left-hander flashed brilliance against Ohio State Saturday night, allowing just one hit and striking out 10 Buckeyes in a span of 5.1 innings. With his back-breaking slider and his knee-buckling curveball, …

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Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ohio State Buckeyes shut out Ducks 5-0 in second game of tripleheader

After handling the Ohio State Buckeyes 8-2 on Friday, March 7, the Oregon Ducks play the Ohio State Buckeyes again in the second game of the series on Saturday, March 8 at PK Park. On Friday, Tommy Thorpe (2-1) struck out a career-high 10 batters while limiting the Buckeyes to …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball: In final regular season game, seniors shine brightest in upset over Arizona

The Oregon men’s basketball team trailed by five points as the clock wound down at the end of the first half. But with the way the Ducks were playing, the deficit felt larger. Senior point guard Johnathan Loyd dribbled in place for nearly 20 seconds before the Ducks started running …

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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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Men's Basketball

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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Photos: Oregon Baseball — Ducks shut down the Ohio State Buckeyes 8-2

After picking up two wins earlier in the week against Seattle, the Ducks open up a three game home series against the Ohio State Buckeyes Friday, March 7 at PK Park in Eugene, Ore. While the Buckeyes are coming off a loss to East Carolina, the Ducks are coming off …

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Baseball

Oregon baseball: Tommy Thorpe dazzles, Ducks offense explodes in 8-2 win over Ohio State

Oregon baseball starting pitcher Tommy Thorpe had a career night, not that the Ducks needed it. A seven-run fourth inning broke the game open for the Ducks, who beat Ohio State 8-2 at PK Park Friday night. The Ducks held a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth, …

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Men's Basketball

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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Club Sports

Riding with diabetes doesn’t slow Oregon cyclist Michael Shelver

In middle school Michael Shelver went through a rebellious phase. He stopped caring about his body and started having fun. For Shelver rebellion had a cost, as his fun landed him in the hospital. As a person living with type 1 diabetes, Shelver’s rebellion led to hypoglycemic seizures — which is …

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Baseball

Oregon baseball: Ducks hope to shut down Ohio State offense for second straight season

Head Oregon baseball coach George Horton hadn’t watched film on Ohio State (7-3) before Wednesday’s practice, but he still had plenty to say about this weekend’s opponent. They’re well-coached, he said, they have a “brand new” starting pitching staff and their bullpen is deep, especially with closer Trace Dempsey. Dempsey …

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