U of O

Track and Field
2:42 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

USA Junior Track Championships Free To Attend This Weekend

Thrower Cullen Prena, distance runner Maggie Schmaedick, and steeplechaser Chris Mulverhill will wear U of O jerseys this weekend.
Credit Karen Richards

Before the world comes to Eugene later this month, the U.S. has to select its athletes. This weekend, the best American track and field competitors under age 20 will compete at Hayward Field.

Only the top two U.S. finishers from this weekend will go to the World Junior Championships. There will be plenty of local talent to root for. Five current U of O athletes and five freshmen recruits will compete on their home track. One of the veteran Ducks is Maggie Schmaedick, a 2013 Sheldon High School graduate. She enters Sunday's 5K race with the country's fastest junior time.

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Oregon Economy
3:01 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Oregon's Economy Experiencing Average Growth.

U of O Economist
Credit oregonquarterly.com

The state's economy continues to experience average to above average growth. Desmond O'Boyle reports on the latest economic indicators to come out of the University of Oregon.

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University of Oregon
11:11 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Oregon Softball Makes History With #1 Ranking

Kailee Cuico was named PAC-12 Player of the Week after chalking seven RBIs in the Duck's second game win against UCLA.
Credit 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.

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Duck's Basketball
9:46 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Ducks Won't Repeat As PAC-12 Tournament Champions

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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. 

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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. 

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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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Science & Technology
12:24 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Product Design "Duck Tank" Competition Celebrates Interdisciplinary Collaboration

A member of Team Iris presents for the "Duck Tank" panel.
Credit Jes Burns

University of Oregon student-entrepreneurs walked away with a cash prize after competing in the inaugural Colligan User Interface Design Challenge. The aim of the so-called "Duck Tank" was to give students real-world experience conceptualizing a product and pitching it to investors. 

Fans of reality TV may be familiar with ABC's "Shark Tank."  In the show, entrepreneurs pitch a business idea before a panel of venture capitalists who either fund or reject the pitch.

"Duck Tank" is a bit less cut-throat.

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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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Duck Sports
6:00 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Duck Cross-Country Teams Target NCAAs

Mac Fleet at the 2013 NCAA outdoor championships.
Credit Karen Richards

Do the men of Oregon have a shot at an NCAA cross-country title Saturday? A coach and an athlete say it's possible.

Eugene is known as Track Town USA for a reason. At the University of Oregon, 20 of the 21 NCAA sports titles have been from (indoor and outdoor) track and field and cross-country. Although they aren't favored, the Duck men's team *could add to that count Saturday. Head Coach Robert Johnson:

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University of Oregon Athletics
7:35 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Two Oregon Basketball Players Suspended

U of O Sophomore Guard Dominic Artis
Credit University of Oregon

Two University of Oregon basketball players are being suspended for a yet-to-be decided number of games for violating NCAA rules. This could put a damper on the season opener for the #19-ranked men's team.

The U of O Athletic Department announced Tuesday that Sophomores Dominic Artis  and Ben Carter would be suspended for an undetermined number of games for selling team-issued clothing.  NCAA rules state that each will have to donate the value of the apparel to charity. 

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