Sports

Civil War Game
9:18 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Ducks Down Beavers In PAC-12 Tournament Civil War Game

Before Wednesday night's PAC-12 Tournament game, the UO and OSU met twice in the regular season, splitting the series.
Credit 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.

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Oregon State University
9:50 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

OSU Women Come Up Short In The PAC-12 Tournament Final

OSU's Jamie Weisner scored 6 during PAC-12 Tournament final.
Credit Elaine Thompson - AP

The Oregon State women’s basketball team made it to final of the PAC-12 tournament this weekend, only to fall short against the USC Trojans on Sunday. 

Oregon State was within five points with less than a minute to go, but ended up losing 71-62. 

The Beavers went into the tournament a number 3 seed, having won their final nine regular-season games.   But USC was even hotter in the tournament.  They defeated Stanford, one of the best teams in the country, in the semifinals. 

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Basketball
8:52 am
Sun March 9, 2014

Big Day For Oregon Basketball

Credit GoDucks.com and John Giustina

Saturday was a big day for Oregon basketball. The University of Oregon Ducks Men's Basketball team hosted a packed house at Mathew Knight Arena against number 3 Arizona. 

Jason Calliste made the go-ahead jumper and free throw with 4:22 left and finished with 18 points as the Ducks upset the Wildcats 64-57. Oregon's six-game winning streak keeps them eligible for a possible NCAA tournament bid and gave them their fourth straight season with at least 20 victories. Head Coach Dana Altman says fans energy was crucial to the victory.

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Piece of My Mind
6:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

A Piece Of My Mind: The Olympics

Jeremy Abbott: Study in Perseverance

The Olympics are compelling.  They're available on every media platform.  It’s the thrill of victory, agony of defeat, and, of course, the U.S. medal count.

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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.
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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

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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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