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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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Oregon football’s $68 million performance center has a name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

The $68 million Oregon football performance center that has garnered national attention over the last few days finally has an official name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Named for Lola Hatfield and Dorothie Dowlin, Phil Knight’s mother and mother-in-law, respectively, the structure is the second large-scale project named after members of the …

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$5 million funding for Autzen Stadium improvements by Phil Knight approved by OUS

The Oregon Board of Higher Education has approved plans for Phil Knight — Nike chairman/co-founder and Oregon benefactor — to give yet even more money to the University of Oregon, but this time it is in the form of $5 million to improve accessibility at Autzen Stadium. @@http://www.registerguard.com/web/sports/29323888-41/[email protected]@ With the …

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The Private Public University: How the UO fulfills its public mission with private dollars

They are standing among opulence. Mom and Dad are there, maybe a younger sibling and of course the prospective student, the high schooler weighing his or her options for where to spend the next four or five years. They are in the north lobby, where the campus tours start. Look to your left, digital …

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Swoosh, there it is: Phil Knight’s relationship with the University of Oregon

As Knight’s two alma mater’s are set to play each other this Saturday, it’s a good point in time to reflect on how far the University of Oregon has come in such a short amount of time. Knight’s philanthropy has left a lasting impression on this campus in a multitude of ways, but when you’re sitting either at home, at Autzen or at the bar this Saturday when the Ducks take the field against the Stanford Cardinal, try and imagine what things would be like if Knight hadn’t picked Oregon.

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Swoosh, there it is: Phil Knight's relationship with the University of Oregon

As Knight’s two alma mater’s are set to play each other this Saturday, it’s a good point in time to reflect on how far the University of Oregon has come in such a short amount of time. Knight’s philanthropy has left a lasting impression on this campus in a multitude of ways, but when you’re sitting either at home, at Autzen or at the bar this Saturday when the Ducks take the field against the Stanford Cardinal, try and imagine what things would be like if Knight hadn’t picked Oregon.

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Zone Read AM: Oregon athletics honors Joey Harrington, Phil Knight, and Oregon takes first Civil War in volleyball

As the No. 3 Ducks take on the Arizona Wildcats this weekend, the school’s athletic department will honor titans of the program’s past, including quarterbacks Bill Musgrave and Joey Harrington, as well as Nike co-founder and University benefactor Phil Knight. Announced in August, Oregon’s Athletics Hall of Fame class will …

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Opinion

Editorial: Explaining the recently formed higher education PAC

According to a page on Secretary of State Kate Brown’s website, wealthy University donors Charles Lillis, Pat Kilkenny and Phil Knight have each ponied up $65,000, which along with a $62,500 contribution from Boyle and some other contributions has totaled their efforts up to $324,500. It’s clear what this is about.

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Phil Knight and other high-profile Oregonians donate to political action committee, support insitutional boards

A number of wealthy Oregonians — a few of whom are University alumni — are making big contributions to the political action committee “Oregonians for Higher Education Excellence.”

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Political action committee on higher education draws support of high profile Oregonians

A new political action committee is looking to revamp the state’s higher education system to counter continued disinvestment.

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Opinion

Shallot: Casanova Center expansion to house secret genetics lab

Disclaimer: This is a part of our satirical Shallot series. All content is unbelievably fake.

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$63 million Casanova Center expansion kept under wraps

The Casanova Center expansion is under way, and yet no University administrators or athletics officials know much about the project.

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Opinion

Saldana: Phil Knight on Joe Paterno presents needless dichotomy

College football is simply that, football. A sport that makes for wonderful entertainment but, is again, just that: entertainment. I even find myself succumbing to the pageantry of it all at times. In my college career, I’ve witnessed the Ducks go from average (with an amazing quarterback known as Dennis Dixon) to Pac-12 conference powerhouse and perennial national title contenders.

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Opinion

Shallot: A debt ceiling solution; Nike’s new training facility

The following are briefs from laconic reporter Ian McKivor. All content is unbelievably fake.

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