Sports

Sports, Leisure & Lifestyle

Oregon Softball Makes History With #1 Ranking

Apr 9, 2014
Eric Evans/GoDucks.com

The University of Oregon softball team hit a milestone this week.  For the first time in school history, they are the number one team in the country.

The top ranking comes after the Ducks won two in a three-game series against then-number-one UCLA.  After the final game Sunday, senior utility player Kailee Cuico told Oregon Sports Network the series showed what the team could do.

ESPN

Fans of both the U of O women's and men's basketball teams have something to celebrate. The women's team has a new coach.  Kelly Graves, 51, led the Gonzaga women Bulldogs for 14 years.  He took them to seven NCAA tournaments and three straight Sweet Sixteens:

"I'm absolutely thrilled and privileged to be here," Graves told reporters Tuesday.  He was asked about how he planned to work with Jillian Alleyne, the Ducks' honorable mention All-American:

GoDucks.com

The University of Oregon Men's Basketball team has won an NCAA Tournament game in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history. But, the University of Wisconsin Badgers ended the Ducks' season Saturday 85 to 77 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Ducks had a great first half despite Wisconsin's five offensive rebounds. Oregon went into the locker room with a 12-point lead and a lot of momentum.

wpxi.com

Gambling addiction is not new in Oregon. An estimated 2.7 percent of the State's population identify as having struggled with the issue at some point. For the first time, the U.S. government is bringing attention to the subject by highlighting March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. That may be due to the millions of people filling out brackets for the NCAA's basketball tournament. Julie Hynes is Lane County's Gambling Prevention Coordinator. She says March Madness can exacerbate problems for recovering gamblers, but it's usually not an issue for the average person.

Jes Burns

The University of Oregon women's basketball team opened the first round of the National Invitational Tournament with a 27 point win Thursday night in Eugene.

The Stockton, CA-based University of the Pacific had a nice season in the West Coast Conference going 12 and 6.  It was the exact opposite of the Ducks in the PAC-12. In fact, Oregon just barely had enough overall wins to even qualify for the NIT. 

Ducks Advance in NCAA Tournament

Mar 20, 2014
goducks.com

The University of Oregon men’s basketball team advanced to the field of 32 in the NCAA tournament Thursday.  They soundly defeated BYU 87-68.  Oregon’s Elgin Cook had a career high 23 points off the bench, playing in his home town of Milwaukee. Oregon will stay in Milwaukee to play Wisconsin Saturday.

GoDucks.com

Eugene's reputation as "Track Town USA" was well earned Saturday. Both the women's and men's teams were crowned NCAA Indoor Champions. It was the men's first title since 2009. This was the women's fifth consecutive championship. They are only the second team to accomplish this.

KLCC

The University of Oregon’s bid to repeat as PAC-12 tournament champions was squandered Thursday night by the same team they defeated last year to win it all.  UCLA blew the game open in the second half to win by 19. 

.

The game was a back and forth affair for most of the first half, but UCLA got hot shooting and opened up a 20 point lead with five minutes go.  They held on to win 82-63.  Oregon’s Joe Young scored a game-high 29 points, but no other Duck broke into double figures. 

Desmond O'Boyle

Football players from the University of Oregon had a chance to audition for a spot in the NFL today. 

Scouts and personnel held drills and took notes on current Ducks planning on entering the NFL Draft. Drills included the 40 yd dash, “shuttle” sprints," and passing exercises. Cornerback Avery Patterson said the drills can be a little nerve-wracking.

Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics

It was a Civil War battle Wednesday night in the first round of the PAC-12 Tournament.  The number Ducks played the Beavers in Las Vegas, and the U of O walked away with the victory. 

Oregon and Oregon State had already met twice this season, with each team chalking a win.  The Ducks entered the PAC-12 Tournament with momentum though, having won their previous seven games.

Pages