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Quick Hits: Oregon football moves up in poll after Washington win, volleyball splits weekend on road

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. …

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No. 14 Oregon volleyball upset at Utah

The No. 14 Oregon Ducks (12-6, 5-3 Pac-12) were upset by the unranked Utah Utes (11-8, 3-5 Pac-12) in four sets (22-25, 18-25, 26-24, 23-25) on Sunday in Salt Lake City. The Ducks started the match without three of their starters, Brooke Nuneviller, Brooke Van Sickle and Willow Johnson, due …

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Quick Hits: No. 17 Oregon football ready to go against Washington, No. 14 volleyball set for mountain schools

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, A University of Oregon Running Club athlete Justin Gallegos, who has cerebral palsy, signed a professional contract with …

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No. 20 Oregon upsets No. 12 USC in sweep

Maybe it was the leftover momentum from Friday’s sweep over No. 17 UCLA. Maybe it was junior transfer, Taylor Borup — who recorded her first Pac-12 start and a team-high 13 kills in Friday’s match. Whatever the case may be, the No. 20 Oregon Ducks concluded their Los Angeles road …

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Quick Hits: Oregon soccer falls to No. 1 Stanford, volleyball drops in polls after tough weekend

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 volleyball took a drop in the polls following last weekends back-to-back losses against the Arizona schools. Oregon women’s basketball released its non-conference and conference schedule on Thursday …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football moves into bye-week on high note, Volleyball drops upset match

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. The win moved the Ducks up a spot in the AP poll to No. 18, as the team has a bye week before playing …

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Oregon volleyball falls to Arizona State for second straight home loss

For a brief moment, it looked like an Oregon rally. The Ducks were up 17-14, attempting to push the match into a fourth set after dropping the first two. But back-to-back kills from Arizona State’s Alyse Ford propelled the set to a tie at 19 and after winning a ball …

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Oregon volleyball’s newest defensive anchor

When Brooke Nuneviller was 7 years old, her mom, Beth, asked her if she wanted to play club volleyball. The first thing Nuneviller said was, “Oh yes, mom. I want to play.” Beth asked Nuneviller again, wanting to make sure she was positive about playing — given her lack of …

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No. 12 Oregon volleyball defeats No. 22 Washington State 3-2

Three days after a 3-1 victory over Oregon State, the No. 12 Oregon volleyball team (8-3) returned to action, defeating to the No. 22 Washington State Cougars (9-2) 3-2 (22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12) Sunday. Despite hitting .362 and only making 10 errors as a team on Thursday, the Ducks …

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Oregon moves up in AVCA poll, Nuneviller earns Pac-12 weekly honor

After taking down the No.1-ranked Minnesota Gophers, the Oregon Ducks moved up six spots to No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association coaches’ poll. In addition, Oregon freshman libero Brooke Nuneviller earned Pac-12 freshman of the week, recording a total of 44 digs throughout the team’s two top-5 matches …

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Oregon splits Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, highlighted by upset win

With the program’s first victory over a No. 1-ranked opponent in six years, the Oregon Ducks came out even in the first year of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. In their last matches against top-ranked opponents for this preseason, the No. 18 Ducks (5-3) ended the weekend with an upset win …

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Oregon volleyball finishes Oregon Classic with swift sweep over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

This weekend, Oregon volleyball needed a confidence boost after losing both its matches at the VERT Challenge in Nebraska. “When you open up in a tournament like the VERT challenge it shows you what you need to work on,” head coach Matt Ulmer said. “You’re playing the best teams and …

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Oregon volleyball sweeps Utah Valley and Long Beach State

Five days after a dominant 3-0 win over Portland State to kick off the home-campaign, the No. 18 Oregon volleyball team returned to action Friday, hosting Utah Valley and Long Beach State in the Oregon Classic. The Ducks defeated Utah Valley 25-16, 25-23, 25-12 to clinch their first match of …

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Ulmer receives extension through 2021

Oregon volleyball head coach Matt Ulmer has received a contract extension to remain head coach of the team, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced on Thursday in a press release. “Matt brings tremendous energy to our volleyball program, and he has created a positive and successful culture for our student-athletes …

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Oregon volleyball swept by Washington for third-straight loss

With two matches left in the season, No. 20 Oregon volleyball is heading in the wrong direction. The Ducks were swept by No. 10 Washington Huskies on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena for their third straight loss. “You’re going to take losses in our conference — that happens,” head coach …

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Ducks’ 22-game win streak in loss to Washington State

Ronika Stone dropped to the floor. She knelt, bringing her hands to her face to hide her immediate disappointment. Her swing had hit the Washington State back line and for all she knew, the match was over. Head coach Matt Ulmer, saw Stone on floor and threw up his challenge …

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Oregon Volleyball sweeps Arizona State to win third consecutive match

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks swept the Arizona State Sun Devils at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday night to win their third match in a row. The win improved Oregon’s record to 13-5 and 6-4 in the Pac-12. It was the Sun Devils’ tenth loss in a row, leaving the …

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Taylor Agost is playing best volleyball of her collegiate career after taking on new role

In the past two weeks, Oregon senior Taylor Agost has set career-high records in four consecutive matches — all in a position she has not played since her senior year of high school. After Oregon’s matches against Colorado and No. 15 Utah in late September, head coach Matt Ulmer noticed …

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Kyra Hanawahine: Small player, big impact

Kyra Hanawahine stands at 5-foot-2 inches. She is the shortest player on Oregon’s volleyball roster since 2014, but more impressively, the Honolulu native is the team’s only freshman this season. Hanawahine began playing volleyball when she was 7 years old at a local volleyball clinic. It wasn’t long before she …

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No. 16 Oregon Ducks fall to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in sweep

The No. 16 Oregon Ducks (9-4, 2-3) fell short to defending national champions and No. 2-ranked Stanford Cardinal (12-2, 5-0) in three straight sets on Friday, Oct. 7 at Matthew Knight Arena. Undefeated in Pac-12 play, the Cardinal took the match win with a sweep made up of set scores …

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Preview: A look around the Pac-12 as No. 8 Oregon volleyball began conference play with sweep of Oregon State

Oregon volleyball’s quest for a Pac-12 championship began with a Civil War sweep of the Oregon State Beavers at Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday.   The Ducks started Pac-12 play ranked No. 8 in the nation and were one of seven Pac-12 teams ranked — the most number of teams …

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No. 8 Oregon volleyball sweeps Oregon State to start Pac-12 play

No. 8 Oregon (8-1) opened Pac-12 play in similar fashion of their previous five match victories — clutching the match win in straight sets and adding to their win-streak. Oregon took its Civil War rival, the Oregon State Beavers (10-3), with set scores of 25-14, 25-23 and 25-19 Tuesday night …

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Ducks finish Nike Classic with sweep of Duquesne

Oregon volleyball concluded its 2017 nonconference slate with a trio of three-set wins in three days at the Nike Classic tournament in Eugene, Ore. Senior Taylor Agost was named MVP of the tournament with 3.11 kills per set and an average 0.619 hitting percentage. Sophomores Willow Johnson and Ronika Stone …

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After resignations from UO, Jim Moore and Stacy Metro will coach high school volleyball at Churchill

Nearly four months after Oregon volleyball head coach Jim Moore and assistant coach Stacy Metro resigned amid allegations of mistreatment, Moore’s wife, The Register-Guard reports Moore and Metro will take on new coaching jobs at Churchill High School. Moore coached the Ducks to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in 12 seasons, which included an appearance …

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No. 20 Oregon volleyball flexes its depth in sweep of No. 10 Washington State

Oregon volleyball played against one of the best defensive teams in the nation on Sunday in No. 10 Washington State, but it was the Ducks who looked more complete team. The Ducks sent Washington State packing after a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-10, 25-14). Coming off a frustrating loss to No. 8 …

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No. 20 Oregon volleyball swept by No. 8 Washington

The No. 20 Oregon Ducks knew that hosting the No. 8 Washington Huskies would be no easy test, and the visitors from Seattle proved that point. Washington took control early on in the match, but Oregon did not have any plans to let its rivals take an easy route to …

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Jolie Rasmussen on the way up for Oregon volleyball

Freshman Jolie Rasmussen has stepped onto the court and into the spotlight for Oregon volleyball this season. Rasmussen comes from a volleyball family – her father, mother and sister all played at the collegiate level. Now, Rasmussen is taking on the Pac-12. The Ducks opened up the 2016-17 season against then-ranked No. …

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Oregon volleyball sweeps Oregon State in Pac-12 opener

Oregon volleyball swept the Oregon State Beavers its opening match of Pac-12 play to continue the Ducks’ win streak, which now sits at eight games. Oregon got off to a quick start, earning a 9-3 lead that forced Oregon State to take a timeout. The margin increased to 11-3 until the …

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