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Notes: No. 24 Oregon hits the road again, will face Boise State

Tyler Dorsey thought his season was over. The five-star recruit, potential one-and-done Oregon freshman awkwardly came down on his left knee after a rebound at the MGM Grand while playing UNLV last Friday. Anyone who saw the replay – Dana Altman and Dorsey both said one time was more than enough …

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No. 15 Oregon starts road trip with first loss to UNLV

For the first time this season, the No. 15 Oregon men’s basketball team (6-1), which dropped its first game on the road against UNLV (7-1) 80-69 in front of a packed MGM Grand, couldn’t overcome its offensive struggles. In what was supposed to be a neutral site – National Finals …

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No. 15 Oregon braces for first road trip against UNLV, Navy

The next home game for undefeated No. 15 Oregon men’s basketball (6-0) won’t be until Tuesday, December 15. This Friday, the Ducks will face a 6-1 UNLV team that Dana Altman describes as another “very athletic team,” in what expects to be a packed arena. “It’s a good venue,” Altman …

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Big nights from Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey lift Oregon past Valparaiso

When a player is hot, you feed him the rock. When an offense gets stagnant, players have to step up, adjust the approach and get it going. On Sunday, Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey helped No. 20 Oregon (4-0) do just that, leading them past an undefeated Valparaiso (5-1) team 73-67 …

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Vernon Adams Jr.’s historic day keeps Oregon’s Pac-12 title hopes alive

Vernon Adams Jr. had a reminiscent tone when he spoke to the media after No. 23 Oregon’s (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) convincing 48-28 win over No. 22 USC (7-3, 5-3). He had just thrown for a record breaking six touchdowns – never before been done against the Trojans – to six …

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Tyler Dorsey erupts against Jackson State in season opening 80-52 win

Tyler Dorsey could do no wrong in Oregon’s season opener against Jackson State. Inking 18 first half points on 5-of-5 shooting, 4-of-4 from deep, the former Gatorade Player of the Year in California couldn’t have been any more efficient in Oregon’s 80-52 win over Jackson State last Friday. With Villanova …

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Physically redefined Dillon Brooks leads Oregon to 92-44 win over Northwest Christian

In their first exhibition of the year, Oregon fans were introduced to a new and improved Dillon Brooks. Brooks, who led the team with a game-high 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting in the Ducks’ 92-44 win over Northwest Christian, showed off what a summer of hard work and international competition can do. With …

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Mark Helfrich looks forward to Cal, breaks down future of replays

After last Thursday’s 61-55 win over Arizona State in triple overtime, Mark Helfrich and the Ducks turn their attention to Cal. Helfrich spoke to the media on Sunday in his weekly Sunday teleconference. What stood out to you after watching the game on film? A couple huge plays on special …

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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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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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Quick Hits: Oregon football gives free tickets to UCC staff and students

Oregon football (3-2) will face off against Washington State (2-2) this Saturday at Autzen Stadium. In light of the recent UCC shooting, the University of Oregon administration decided to give away free tickets to their students and staff. Here is the full story. Oregon’s Liz Brenner has reportedly joined local …

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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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Practice recap: Don Pellum encouraged about tackling heading into Pac-12 opener

This Saturday, No. 13 Oregon (2-1) will open its Pac-12 season against No. 16 Utah (3-0) at home. Much of the attention will be on Vernon Adams Jr.’s health — if he plays — and the defense, which has been subject up until this point. After Wednesday’s practice, Adams vaguely said his finger …

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Q&A: Pac-12 analyst and movie maker Yogi Roth previews Oregon football season

Pac-12 analyst Yogi Roth has had a hectic last couple of months leading up to the college football season. Roth, a best-selling author, former coach, traveler, and current football analyst for the Pac-12 Networks, recently premiered his documentary, “Life in a Walk,” in Portland. The documentary, which chronicles Yogi’s journey …

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Kim: Vernon Adams’ untimely arrival spawns locker room gut check

Until Thursday evening, Jeff Lockie was the guy. He was the guy who had built trust with his teammates over the years and learned a meticulous Oregon offense that takes tremendous time to fully maximize. Lockie was the guy that simply looked the part, a redshirt junior who patiently waited …

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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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Oregon baseball ranked No. 15 in Perfect Game's preseason top 25

Oregon baseball is in for another season with high expectations after Perfect Game ranked the Ducks No. 15 in their preseason top 25 poll. Vanderbilt, the defending national champion, was a near-unanimous pick at the top of the poll, while UCLA is the highest ranked Pac-12 team at No. 5. …

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Oregon still looking for consistency as non-conference season ends and Pac-12 play begins

After everything the Ducks have been through — from the tumultuous offseason to returning just three players with any real playing time — Oregon should be very pleased to be standing at 10-3 at the end of the preseason schedule. The only person who doesn’t seemed pleased is Ducks head …

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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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Oregon tries new lineup against Delaware State, still looking for answers

 Dana Altman had enough with the bad starts. Even with a 7-3 record heading into their matchup with visiting Delaware State, Altman said he was planning to switch things up. Today, he started Casey Benson, Jordan Bell and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, all newcomers to the starting five. These five ended up …

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Oregon volleyball: Martenne Bettendorf receives All-America honors

Martenne Bettendorf was named to the Third Team All-America team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Wednesday. The junior outside hitter led Oregon in kills per set (3.52) and finished third on the team in blocks (0.73 per set). Bettendorf was also featured on the All-Pac-12 team, as well as …

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GameDay: Oregon defense arriving right on time

Levi’s Stadium was host to Oregon’s best defensive game of the year as they were crowned Pac-12 champions following their 51-13 rout of Arizona. The crowd saw it. Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum saw it. Anyone who had previously questioned the capabilities of the Oregon defense saw it. Whether or …

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GameDay: End of season Pac-12 power rankings

And then there were six. Following another eventful Pac-12 season, six teams remained in the AP Top 25 poll: Oregon, Arizona, UCLA, Arizona State, Utah and USC. Yes, that’s five from the Pac-12 South Division alone, if you were counting. It’s safe to say that the Pac-12 was among the …

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Oregon's Mark Helfrich and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher discuss College Football Playoff

On the first day of 2015, the College Football Playoff will begin. The first of the two semifinal games is between No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State and will be held at the Rose Bowl. It will pit Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and FSU head coach Jimbo …

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Ole Miss takes advantage of Oregon’s poor shooting, wins 79-73

It wasn’t pretty for the Oregon men’s basketball team as they dropped to visiting Ole Miss 79-73. In fact, it was ugly. The Ducks, who entered this game shooting 39 percent from the outside, simply could not get their shots to go down against an unforgiving Rebels’ zone defense. It …

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Pac-12 championship: Charles Nelson showcases what it means to be a 'gradual evolution'

Charles Nelson may not have scored, but he did just about everything else to help Oregon win the Pac-12 title. Nelson, a freshman wide receiver from Dayton Beach, Florida, finished with 148 total yards, and at times, looked like the best player on the field. For a player that was virtually …

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