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Best of Campus: Best Duck Fan — Cody Karlin cooks up the best school spirit

Nobody questions Duck fans’ spirit. The University of Oregon has the coolest mascot, state-of-the-art athletics facilities and an entire student section that believes that on any given Saturday during Oregon’s fall, it will never rain. Senior Cody Karlin is more than just a fair-weather football fan. He attends games and …

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Football

Don Pellum officially named Oregon’s defensive coordinator

Former Oregon linebackers’ coach Don Pellum was officially announced as the Ducks’ next defensive coordinator on Tuesday morning. Pellum takes over for the Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 years with the program. “This is a challenge I welcome with open arms,” Pellum told GoDucks.com. “I have been fortunate to …

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Women's Basketball

Oregon women’s basketball opens up road trip on a sour note

Playing without Danielle Love hurt the Oregon women’s basketball team tonight. However that pain can’t possibly add up to the excruciating frustration the Ducks have to be feeling after watching Oregon State disable its defense for the second game in a row. Following Saturday’s loss at home to the Beavers, …

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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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Women's Basketball

Oregon women’s basketball loses to Oregon State 84-70, now 0-4 in Pac-12

In the second straight game against Oregon State, the Oregon women’s basketball team found themselves on the losing end once again, this time by a score of 84-70 on the road in Corvallis. After winning the opening tip, the Beavers (10-6, 2-2) never looked back, controlling most of the game. …

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Men's Basketball

Kostecka: As Oregon men’s basketball struggles in Pac-12 play, was it all just hype?

Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships. It’s a testament as old as time and if the Ducks are going to prove they’re not just hype, it’s going to begin on the defensive side of the ball. But since the Ducks started Pac-12 play in week 10, their weak non-conference schedule …

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Women's Basketball

Women’s basketball game preview: Ducks look to bounce back in 92nd Civil War

After falling to Oregon State (9-6, 1-2 in Pac-12) 88-80 at home on Saturday, the Oregon women’s basketball team (9-5, 0-3 in Pac-12) will travel to Corvallis tonight to face off with the Beavers for the second-straight game. On Saturday, the Ducks raced out to a 19-7 lead and looked …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball drop out of AP top 25 following third straight loss

For the first time this season, the Oregon men’s basketball team is not ranked in the top 25 of the Associate Press poll. The fall came after the team’s third straight loss Sunday to Stanford at home. The Ducks are now 1-3 in Pac-12 play and rank eighth in the …

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Quick Hits

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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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball at a loss for words following third straight loss

The excitement following a 13-0 start has quickly died down amid a three-game losing streak. After outscoring opponents early in the season the Oregon men’s basketball team has since suffered the consequences of playing bad defense. In the last three games the Ducks have given up an average of 92.7 …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball rallies late but loses to Stanford 82-80

A late rally had a win within Oregon’s reach, but Dominic Artis’ layup as time expired bounced off the rim and sealed the 82-80 win for Stanford. The loss is Oregon’s third in a row after starting their season with 13 straight wins and drops them to 1-3 in Pac-12 …

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Club Sports

Life Cycle supports Oregon club cycling through sponsorship

Cycling can be an expensive sport, especially for someone who is just starting out. The upfront costs can creep into the thousands as the cyclist has to purchase not only a bike but also gear to keep themselves warm in the tumultuous Eugene weather. For many prospective cyclists the price …

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Women's Basketball

Oregon women’s basketball: Improving pace is a must before rematch with Oregon State

The Oregon women’s basketball team likes to play fast. Indicative of its fast pace play, the team will need a quick turnaround after falling to Oregon State 88-80 in the 91st edition of the Civil War. The team will travel to Corvallis Monday for a rematch with the Beavers (9-6, …

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Women's Basketball

Ducks lose to Oregon State 88-80 in 91st women’s basketball Civil War

When the Oregon women’s basketball team cannot control the pace, things don’t go smoothly. That’s exactly what happened for the Ducks in a 88-80 loss against Oregon State in the 91st Civil War game at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday night. Up 42-41 at halftime, the game was close until …

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Men's Basketball

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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Football

Sources tell Oregonian that Don Pellum will be Oregon’s next defensive coordinator

Former Oregon linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator Don Pellum will succeed Nick Aliotti as Oregon’s defensive coordinator next season, multiple sources told the Oregonian on Saturday. Pellum’s promotion has not been made official by the school and the university is not expected to announce the move until after the weekend, …

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Women's Basketball

Women’s basketball game preview: Oregon looks to snap five-game Civil War losing streak

The Oregon women’s basketball team will play instate rival Oregon State the next two games. This Saturday, the Ducks will host the Beavers in the team’s third Pac-12 game of the season. Both Oregon (9-4, 0-2 Pac-12) and Oregon State (8-6, 0-2) are looking to pick up their first Pac-12 wins of …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football gets three early enrollers

– Oregon football will have at least three newcomers in practice this spring, as two transfers and one freshmen enrolled at the University for winter term. Cornerback Dominique Harrison, linebacker Johnny Ragin and wide receiver Jalen Brown are the first early enrollments for Ducks football. Harrison is a transfer from …

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Men's Basketball

Poor defense costs No. 17 Oregon men’s basketball second straight loss

There was a lot of uncertainty and shrugged shoulders following the Oregon men’s basketball team’s second straight conference loss of the season against visiting California. For the second consecutive game, the Ducks gave up over 90 points, another poor performance on the defensive end against a California team that ranked …

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Men's Basketball

California beats Oregon 96-83, extends winning streak over Ducks to 12 games

With a career night from Jordan Matthews, the California men’s basketball team beat the Ducks 96-83 on Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena. The Golden Bears (11-4, 2-0 Pac-12) also extended their winning steak to 12 games over Oregon. Offense wasn’t the problem for No. 17 Oregon (13-2, 1-2), but …

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Best Ducks sports tweets from Thursday, Jan. 9

Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd on tonight’s game versus California, the first home game of the season for the Ducks: @@name, handle, tweet [email protected]@ Big game tonight.. Time to get Matt Knight rockin for the conference opener! Gotta get this W! #GoDucks — j loyd (@youngloyd24) Jan. 9 We need …

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Men's Basketball

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

The last Oregon men’s basketball win over the California Golden Bears occurred on Feb. 9, 2008 by a score of 92-70. Current NBA forward Ryan Anderson, 25, finished tied for a team-high 17 points that night for Cal. That was 11 games and nearly six years ago. “They’ve given us …

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Men's Basketball

After the buzzer: Johnathan Loyd talks 11-game losing streak to California

For Johnathan Loyd, Thursday’s game against California is going to be somewhat personal. Both he and Dana Altman have failed to beat California in their three years together and they will be looking to end that streak following a loss to now No. 15 Colorado last week. The Golden Bears …

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Men's Basketball

Raw Video: Dana Altman talks Colorado loss and upcoming opponent California

Following their first loss of the season to now No. 15-ranked Colorado, the Ducks are continuing to emphasize the two very areas that they have been worried about all season: rebounding and defense. On Wednesday, head coach Dana Altman talked about what they need to do to improve those aspects …

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Football

Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu discusses why he chose to stay for his senior season

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu held a press conference Monday night to discuss why he chose to stay for his senior year at the University of Oregon. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound cornerback was projected by many to go in the first round of the NFL draft, but chose not to join teammate Terrance Mitchell …

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Men's Basketball

Report Card: Rating the Oregon men’s basketball team’s performance in their first two Pac-12 games

The No. 10 ranked Ducks missed their opportunity to be 14-0 for the first time since the 1937-38 season. After picking up a two-point overtime victory over Utah in their Pac-12 opener, the Ducks fell to No. 20 ranked Colorado 100-91 to conclude what will likely be one of their …

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Men's Basketball

Oregon men’s basketball falls seven spots in AP poll after first loss of season

The Oregon men’s basketball team’s place in the Associated Press top 10 was short-lived. The Ducks (13-1, 1-1 Pac-12) moved up from No. 12 to No. 10 last week but dropped seven spots to No. 17 this week after their 100-91 loss at Colorado Sunday night. Oregon’s previous game likely …

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What you missed over winter break in Oregon athletics

While you were enjoying your much-needed rest and relaxation over winter break, Ducks sports were still in full action. Both basketball teams combined to go 21-2 in non-conference play, one of the best combined starts ever in Oregon’s history. The football team  dismantled the Texas Longhorns 30-7 in the Valero Alamo …

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Women's Basketball

Oregon women’s basketball push Cal to overtime but fall just short

For the second time this season, the Ducks have lost back-to-back games. After falling easily to No. 4 Stanford on Friday night, Oregon showed a lot of resiliency by battling No. 23 Cal until the very end in a 101-98 overtime loss in Berkeley, Calif. The loss completes Oregon’s two-game …

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Football

Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas to enter the NFL draft

Running back De’Anthony Thomas announced on Sunday, his 21st birthday, that he will pass up his senior season for the Ducks and enter the NFL draft. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Thomas said in a prepared statement. “I …

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