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Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings: Ducks float on top

The Pac-12 Basketball power rankings have been constantly shifting this year but a few have set themselves apart from the pack. This week I am joined by Logan Johnson to provide you an inside look to how your team is performing in the Pac-12 conference of champions. Oregon (9-2, 20-4) The Oregon Ducks have been rolling lately extending their impressive win streak to six, including...
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TUCSON, AZ – JANUARY 28: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks drives the ball past Ryan Anderson #12 of the Arizona Wildcats during the second half of the college basketball game at McKale Center on January 28, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Ducks defeated the Wildcats 83-75. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)        By Eric Sloat Utah head coach, Larry Krystowiak had...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UTAH (6-4) 17-6 @ OREGON (8-2) 19-4

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 12: Oregon Ducks mascot The Duck plays basketball before a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oregon won 93-85. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)     By Eric Sloat So, after their game against the Beavers, when Jordan Loveridge sank...
Via The Duck Stops Here
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 5-star Oregon RB Thomas Tyner retires at age 21

In what comes as a bit of a surprise, Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner has announced his decision to retire from football at 21 years old. Tyner, who was the No. 1 running back in the nation in the Class of 2013, sat out last season with a shoulder injury. Throughout his brief collegiate career, Tyner racked up 1,284 yards and 14 touchdowns. Tyner released a brief, heartfelt...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon RB Thomas Tyner takes medical retirement

Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury. Tyner was the Ducks' third-leading rusher as a true freshman in 2013 and then again as a sophomore in 2014. He finishes his Oregon career with 1,284 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. ''Thank you for all the support over the years,'' Tyner wrote...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon RB Thomas Tyner, Former 5-Star Recruit, To Retire From Football At 21

Oregon running back Thomas Tyner is retiring from football. He’s 21.  The former five-star recruit was the No. 1 RB in the 2013 class. He’s totaled 1,284 yards and 14 touchdowns through two seasons with the Ducks.  Tyner, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound tailback sat out the entire 2015 season with a shoulder injury. He posted the following on Twitter. —...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss


SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JANUARY 14: Elgin Cook #23 of the Oregon Ducks tries to drive past Kyle Kuzma #35 of the Utah Utes in the second half of the Ducks 77-59 win at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on January 14, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)     By Eric Sloat Payback’s a B—-h for the Buffaloes. After being overmatched by Colorado in their...
Via The Duck Stops Here
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COLORADO (6-3) 17-5 @ OREGON (7-2) 18-4

  SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 5: The Oregon Ducks mascot encourages fans against the Arizona Wildcats on December 5, 2014 during the Pac-12 Championship at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Oregon won 51-13. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)   By Eric Sloat The Ducks haven’t lost a conference game since the Buffaloes knocked out a 91-87 win over them in Boulder...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon football recruiting: who you gonna believe, me, or your lying recruiting rankings?

EUGENE, OR – NOVEMBER 27:  The forecast calls for reign: Mark Helfrich, shown here on the sidelines against Oregon State, introduced his 2016 signing class with customary optimism. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Wednesday afternoon Mark Helfrich introduced his 2016 recruiting class, two transfers and 17 high school recruits that the services say are destined for the Hall...
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Meet Oregon Football’s 2016 Class: National Signing Day Recap

With 19 new players in the fold, the Oregon Ducks announced that they have completed their 2016 recruiting class. The most notable new Duck is likely Montana State transfer Dakota Prukop, who is the likely favorite to win the starting quarterback job. He is joined by 17 high school recruits and a junior college transfer. According to 247Sports, six of those 18 recruits are four-star...
Via College Spun
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QB Morgan Mahalak announces transfer

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon quarterback Morgan Mahalak, who was on the Ducks' scout team last season as a redshirt freshman, has announced his decision to transfer. Mahalak, who was part of Oregon's 2014 recruiting class out of Kentfield, California, said in a lengthy Twitter post on Tuesday night that it was time for him to move on. He did not indicate his future plans. A pro-style...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 266 – Oregon Ducks, NFL Playoffs, And College Football Playoff

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about the success of the NHL All-Star Game, the failure of the Pro Bowl, and his Super Bowl pick! Download & Listen Here
Via Oregon Sports News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Virtual Reality’s Potential For Athlete Health And Training

At its heart, athletics is about muscle memory. It’s about an athlete training his or her body to take advantage of a combination of learned skills and natural talent. There are all kinds of aids on the market for athlete training, from the most basic training shoe to the latest connected clothing. Yet a technology already exists that can train the whole athlete, brain and body...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Basketball Power Rankings: Oregon soars to the top

In this week’s Pac-12 basketball power rankings my partner Logan Johnson and I describe how Oregon has flown to the top, Utah makes a comeback, and all the teams you would believe to lead the conference have fallen hard. Find out where your team lands this week in the Pac-12 conference of champions. 1. Oregon (6-2, 17-4) The Oregon Ducks have progressively gotten better as the...
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Oregon Ducks 2016 National Signing Day Primer

While recruiting rankings are hardly an exact science, talent (and, thus, recruiting) is the lifeblood of a program. And, that makes National Signing Day one of the sneaky most important days of the year for college football fans. While die-hard fans have latched on to the recruiting craze in recent years, most fans see National Signing Day as but a small footnote during the vast...
Via Oregon Sports News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

49 and done: Oregon rallies to end Arizona's home win streak

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's 49-game home winning streak is history. The Oregon Ducks became the first team to win in Tucson in three years with an 83-75 victory Thursday night, pulling away in the final 6 minutes. Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and the No. 23 Ducks used a zone defense to befuddle the 18th-ranked Wildcats. Oregon (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12) won for the sixth time in seven games...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Puddles, the Oregon mascot, gets his own campus statue

When you see statues go up on college campuses, they are usually of legendary coaches or trophy-winning athletes. That may be the case for the Oregon Ducks, but they now have a statue that students will actually want to take pictures with. The Ducks have never been the most of conventional of teams, so having a statue of their mascot, Puddles, is probably not surprising. That is...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Unveils New Statue Of School Mascot

Puddles, the Oregon mascot (and arguably the cutest name of a mascot) that is one of the most recognizable in the world, has entered immortality. On Saturday, the school unveiled a bronze statue of the mascot. A half-ton bronze statue of @TheOregonDuck is unveiled at @Univ_Of_Oregon outside @MattArena #GoDucks — Brian Davies (@daviesphoto) January 23...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Oregon Mascot’s Official Motorcycle Is On Sale For $30K

For the Oregon Ducks diehard fan and motorcycle enthusiast with $30,000 laying around, the holy grail of bikes has hit the market. The 2013 custom Harley Davidson that “Puddles” the Duck rode out on for every game is listed on the Portland Craigslist page for sale. THIS IS THE OFFICIAL 2015 U OF O BIKE. WE CUSTOM BUILT THIS BIKE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon gives Brady Hoke a chance to resurrect his career

As Alabama is celebrating yet another national championship, the narrative surrounding offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin appears to have shifted more toward the positive compared to his last stint as a head coach with the USC Trojans. The next coach in line hoping for a revitalized career? Brady Hoke. The former Michigan head coach has been named the new defensive coordinator of...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon announces guard Dylan Ennis is out for season

Oregon guard Dylan Ennis is out for the season with an injury, the Ducks’ program announced this evening.  Ennis, a senior guard, is out with a broken foot.  The 6-foot-2 guard recently re-injured his foot after missing most of the beginning of the season.  BREAKING: Oregon's Dylan Ennis will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot, per release. HUGE Pac-12 news...
Via College Spun
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oregon DE turns blocked punt into first down

Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner turned nothing into something during the Alamo Bowl on Saturday night. The team’s second-leading tackler and defensive Most Outstanding Player showed just how athletic he is when he caught a blocked punt and ran for a first down in the game. Nothing was going right for the Horned Frogs, with the Ducks already leading 28-0 in the second...
Via The Sports Daily
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Vernon Adams considering going into coaching if NFL doesn't work

One season at Oregon might not be enough for Vernon Adams.  The Ducks’ quarterback, who transferred into the program for one season from Eastern Washington, has one game remaining in his college career. Oregon is set to face TCU in the Valero Alama Bowl.  After that contest, it’ll be off to the NFL for Adams. If the pros don’t work out for the dual-threat quarterback, though...
Via College Spun
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Honor and reverence at the Pearl Harbor Invitational

The Oregon men’s basketball team huddled together prior to their matchup against Navy, arms slung around one another’s shoulders, preparing to take in another pre-game speech. But they were not in a lavish locker room and the speaker wasn’t sporting designer clothes or a professional jersey – he had on a Hawaiian shirt and a hat that bore the words “USS Pennsylvania."...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

College football case studies: Oregon

Editor’s Note: The Student Section begins a series of team-specific examinations meant to show how analysis can and does change over the course of the season. The Pac-12 might be out of the playoff, but the Oregon Ducks represent a primary case of how teams are very different in November compared to October… and compared to late September as well. TSS will present examples...
Via The Student Section
November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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