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Sports & Philanthropy
6:18 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Disc Golf Fundraiser For Food For Lane County

Credit www.herald-dispatch.com

Super Bowl Sunday ranks second among holidays for food consumption in the U.S. On Saturday, February 1, the Eugene Disc Golf Club is holding its Third Annual “Ice Bowl” to raise money for Food for Lane County.

Kansas City hosted the first Ice Bowl in 1987. Since then, the charity event has spread to all 50 states and several other countries. Coordinator Jim Johnson says unlike golf, disc golf can be played anytime of the year.

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World Junior Championships
11:31 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Youth Challenge For Upcoming Junior World Championships At Hayward

Hayward Field in Eugene will host the IAAF World Junior Championships this summer. It's the first time the competition has been held on U.S. soil.
Credit oregon14.com

This summer, elite young athletes from more than 200 countries will come to Hayward Field in Eugene to compete in a six day Track & Field event. TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna Wednesday announced a challenge for local youth.

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Ducks Basketball
4:53 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

After First Loss, Ducks Fall To #17 In The AP Poll

Credit Jes Burns

The University of Oregon men’s basketball team dropped in this week’s national rankings after chalking their first loss of the season on Sunday.  The Ducks lost to Colorado on the road.  They dropped from number 10 to 17 in Monday’s A-P top-25 poll. 

Before the loss, the Ducks were one of only seven still-undefeated Division 1 teams.  

Oregon plays again this Thursday at home against California.
 

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Oregon Football
4:26 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Ducks Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti Announces Retirement Following Alamo Bowl

Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti
Credit GoDucks.com

You could call it "The Retirement Bowl." University of Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti joined University of Texas Head Coach Mack Brown (today) by announcing his retirement following Monday's Alamo Bowl.

Most of the recent conversation surrounding the Alamo Bowl has been Texas Coach Mack Brown's forced resignation. Steve Tannen hosts the Sports talk show "Crunch Time" on 95.3 The Score in Eugene. He says both football programs will use their coaches' announcements as inspiration. And he says Aliotti's decision isn't surprising.

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Sports
12:15 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Oregon Men's Basketball On A Roll

The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is currently undefeated, and is looking forward to their next game and the upcoming holiday.

After defeating UC Irvine 91-63, the Ducks are 10-0, with BYU coming up on Saturday. Last year’s team reached the Sweet Sixteen, but Assistant Athletic Director Andy McNamara says this team is better.

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Track and Field
3:22 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Hayward Field To Host NCAA Track And Field Championships Thru 2021

Credit CollegeOvals.com

Eugene gets to keep its Track Town USA title all the way to 2021. Earlier this week the University of Oregon and the NCAA reached a long term agreement to keep the Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.

When any Championship event concludes, the NCAA conducts a survey of the student athletes who participated. The resounding feedback is the ability to compete in a crowded stadium with a knowledgeable fan base. UO Associate Athletic Director Vin Lannana says Hayward Field delivers that atmosphere to spectators and competitors.

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Skiing/Snowboarding
8:34 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Snow Good News For Ski Resorts

Credit HooDoo Resort

Winter conditions may mean bad news for businesses and drivers, but its good news for Oregon ski resorts. A lack of precipitation has kept some resorts reluctant to announce an opening date. Mt. Bachelor near Bend is open with 3 lifts operational, although people are encouraged to stay on groomed runs due to early season conditions. Snow is falling at HooDoo as well. Office and ticket manager Daidre Streeter says they need about 25 more inches to open.

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Oregon Football
8:44 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Oregon's 'Civil War' Game Has A History Of Wagers

Marching Bands at the 2013 Civil War
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

The University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have played each other since 1894. And along the way, friends, family and co-workers have been known to place wagers on the rivalry. KLCC's Desmond O'Boyle attended the game and asked fans from both schools about their most memorable civil war betting experience.

This year's game was a nail-bitter. Tied at halftime at 17, the Ducks pulled ahead of the Beavers with 29 seconds left in the 4th quarter with a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota. The 36 to 35 victory was the sixth in a row for the Ducks in the series.

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Oregon football
9:42 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Ducks Hold Off Beavers In Classic Civil War Game

The battle of the marching bands, cheerleaders, and mascots. Civil War game at Autzen 2013
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Not everyone in Eugene, was shopping on Black Friday. Tens of thousands of fans filled Autzen Stadium for the 117th annual ‘Civil War’ game between the University of Oregon Ducks, and Oregon State Beavers. And the classic rivalry didn’t disappoint.

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Civic Stadium
7:15 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Eugene Will Make A Bid For Ball Park

The 75-year old ball park has been vacant since the Emeralds moved to the UO's PK Park several years ago.
Credit Jes Burns

The city of Eugene will try to purchase Civic Stadium. At Wednesdays' meeting the City Council voted 5 to 3 to have staff draft a proposal to buy the historic baseball park using funds from its voter passed parks and open space bond measure.

The city's offer is contingent on fundraising efforts by a local group, Save Civic Stadium. If they can raise $5.5 million to pay for renovation and maintenance of the site, the council will move forward.  Mayor Kitty Piercy gave a deadline of 60 days:

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