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23 April

Lane Roseberry and Oregon football's walk-ons remain upbeat despite their unknown football fate

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- Two years ago in a town that's barely a dot on the Oregon map, Lane Roseberry took a phone call that left him (first) momentarily speechless, and (second) with a life-changing opportunity.

Track & Field News now has the Oregon women favored to win the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Source: OregonLive
This year's NCAA Track & Field Championships are at Hayward Field in Eugene, June 11-14.

Oregon's defense, in face of declining tackles for loss numbers, plans to be more disruptive

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- Oregon is at a loss for the reason behind its declining tackles for loss, a statistic that leading tackler Derrick Malone concedes he paid little attention to in 2013 yet has been his "biggest concern" this spring.

Oregon Men Land Atop Latest Outdoor T&F Division I National Team Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – For the first time since 2009 the Oregon men have landed atop the Division I National Team Computer Rankings in its week three edition released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The Oregon men's team vaults to the top of the USTFCCCA rankings; UO women are No. 4

Source: OregonLive
The Oregon men's track team vaulted past Florida to the No. 1 position in this week's computer rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Oregon DL Sam Kamp bulks up for added duty

Source: CSNNW
EUGENE – Sam Kamp is a new man. Again. This time Oregon’s junior defensive lineman is of the 287-pound variety.

Oregon spring practice: Quarterback Marcus Mariota talks about scrimmage

Source: OregonLive
Oregon spring practice: Quarterback Marcus Mariota talks about the scrimmage they played during spring practice, Mon, Apr 21, 2014, in Eugene, Ore.

Walter Thurmond: I'm the best slot corner in league

Walter Thurmond spent the first three seasons of his career playing alongside Richard Sherman. It appears Thurmond has brought some of Sherman's personality traits with him to the New York Giants.

No. 1 Oregon softball picks up 4-2 win against Portland State

Source: Daily Emerald
It may not have been pretty, but the Oregon softball team (41-5, 14-1) extended their winning streak to seven games after handing Portland State (7-32) a 4-2 loss at Howe Field. The team has one more nonconference opponent in Utah State remaining on the year.

Ball security in the Pac-12

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
Teams that commit the fewest turnovers generally win more football games. Teams that turn the ball over frequently generally lose more football games. These are fairly safe axioms to live by, because more often than not they hold true.

Prandini Tabbed Pac-12 Athlete of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon sprinter Jenna Prandini was named the Pac-12 Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, the conference announced, Tuesday.

Long Set to Join Ducks in 2014-15

Christopher “Hurly” Long ... comes to UO from St. Leon-Rot, Germany, where the Mannheim Viernheim Golf Course serves as his home course. He joins Aaron Wise, whom Martin signed in the early signing period, as members of the 2014-15 class.

22 April

Backup QB job still neck-and-neck battle

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
For the Oregon Ducks, redshirt sophomores Jeff Lockie and Jake Rodrigues currently occupy that best/worst position. But what makes it even more difficult is that they are completely different players.

Taylor Hart's NFL draft diary: A visit to the Philadelphia Eagles goes well

Source: OregonLive
Hart has since moved back to Eugene, where he trains using UO's facilities. The Oregonian caught up with Hart -- who appeared slimmed down but with bigger shoulders, saying he was focusing on building upper-body strength -- on Monday in the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex to check up on the lineman with the draft only three weeks away.

Bill Walton, Oregon Athletic Department honor Hall of Famer Laddie Gale

Source: OregonLive
Gale played for the Ducks from 1937-39 and started for Oregon on their 1939 National Championship Tall Firs team.

Doc 5: Top five marijuana mistakes -- No. 5 Jeremiah Masoli

Source: Yahoo Sports
The journey of Jeremiah Masoli was a colorful one.

Oregon receiver Devon Allen tries to go full-speed with football after track and field success

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- The Devon Allen Express charged on at full speed Monday inside Autzen Stadium, a four-day run by Oregon's young receiver that began on the track at Hayward Field and has yet to be derailed by hurdles or defenders with bad intentions alike.

Oregon football's second spring scrimmage is a chance for backups to shine

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- Oregon's second scrimmage of spring football Monday marked two-thirds of the way through its 15 spring practices and another audition for the Duck reserves who earned a majority of the snaps.

LaMichael James absent at 49ers' workouts

While the workouts are voluntary, James' absence is notable because he has been subject of trade rumors entering his third NFL season.

Roesler Named National Athlete of the Week

NEW ORLEANS – Oregon senior Laura Roesler was named the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s National Athlete of the Week, Monday, after running to a 2:00.54 victory in the 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays over the weekend.

Freshman lefty Krook to undergo elbow surgery Tuesday

A supplemental first-round MLB draft pick last summer, Krook went 2-1 with a 1.79 ERA in eight appearances before his injury April 5 at Washington. He left that game in the third inning after experiencing discomfort in his left arm.

Defense responds in Oregon's second spring scrimmage

Mark Helfrich’s post-practice remarks to the team included mention of Devon Allen's efforts on the heels of three first-place finishes in the Oregon Relays track and field meet Friday and Saturday. “That guy’s Bruce Jenner,” Helfrich said. “Do you guys know who Bruce Jenner is? That guy’s Ashton Eaton.”

Eat your enemies, but don't forget the veggies

Source: rgoregonfootball

21 April

Improved work ethic leads Ducks guard Hamani Stevens to strong spring: Oregon rundown

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- Oregon offensive line coach Steve Greatwood has waited a long time to see the kind of improvement he's witnessed this spring from Hamani Stevens, the fifth-year senior guard who committed to the Ducks in 2008 -- when Mike Bellotti was head coach.

2013 Football Full Season Highlight

Source: Vimeo - OregonVideo

SSE: One-on-One with Johnathan Loyd

EUGENE, Ore. — Erik Elken sits down with former Oregon basketball player turned Oregon wide receiver Johnathan Loyd.

Local runners bring strong Oregon presence to Boston Marathon

A total of 463 runners from the state of Oregon are listed among the entrants for the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21.

The Oregon Relays was a good meet -- for the participants; Oregon track & field rundown

Source: OregonLive
There is a lot to like about the intensity and competitive spirit that Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen brings to the track. He won three events, and appears as if he will be a force once spring football practice ends and he can concentrate on one sport.

Photos: Outdoor track and field — Oregon Relays come to a close at Hayward Field

Source: Daily Emerald
The Ducks hit the road for their next competition at The 120th Penn Relays from Thursday, April 24 through April 26 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Playing the mental game, Oregon men’s golf hopes to channel its emotions heading into Pac-12 Championship

Source: Daily Emerald
The Oregon men’s golf team witnessed encouraging signs from its lone upperclassman, Jonathan Woo. Woo, a junior who had only one top-20 finish to show for the season as of last Sunday, led the team to a fifth place finish at the Western Intercollegiate behind a final scorecard that read 70-68-72-210.

When It Comes to Consecutive Sellouts, Oregon Ducks Football Will be in Third Place For a While

Oregon enters the 2014 season with ninety four consecutive sellouts at Autzen Stadium, but have two very prominent teams behind them in Notre Dame and Nebraska.

Oregon softball underclassmen poised for postseason run

Source: Daily Emerald
The Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) has arguably had its best season in program history. In addition to their first-ever No. 1 ranking, the Ducks have also picked up marquee wins against top five opponents.

20 April

What to remember about the Oregon Ducks' third week of spring football: Oregon rundown

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- Befitting a busy third week of spring football at Oregon is a loaded Saturday of events at UO to keep an eye on. But before we look completely to Saturday's schedule, here's what you might have missed this week from The Oregonian's coverage of spring football.

Defensive play becoming key for Oregon softball (Video)

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- The Ducks haven't committed an error since becoming the country's top-ranked team. The gloves were stellar again on Saturday in Oregon's 7-2 win over Cal.

Oregon Ducks' multi-dimensional Oshay Dunmore hopes reunion with Erik Chinander ends in a breakout spring

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- As he glided from drill to drill during his grandfather's annual football camp on those hot, June days, Oshay Dunmore couldn't have known that his future coach, at a position he'd never even played, was making a mental scouting report.

Ducks finish sweep of Washington State with 2-1 win

Source: CSNNW
EUGENE, Ore. – Austin Grebeck didn’t start in Oregon’s 2-1 win over Washington State on Sunday at PK Park, but he ended the Cougars best chance to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Ducks.

No. 1 Oregon softball tries to remain grounded for final stretch of season

Source: Daily Emerald
The No. 1 ranked Oregon softball team (40-5, 14-1 Pac-12) picked up its third Pac-12 sweep of the season against California (22-20, 4-9 Pac-12) by a score of 7-2 in game three. This past weekend, the Ducks scored 31 runs and allowed just six.

Oregon Ducks Strike Gold, Earn Horton 700th Career D-I Victory in 6-3 Win Over Cougars

Jeff Gold(9-0) picked up the 6-3 Oregon win and becomes the pitcher with the best record in the NCAA and he is also tied for the led in victories. Gold threw seven innings giving up six hits and three runs, two of them earned.

Ducks Finish Sweep With 2-1 Win over WSU

EUGENE, Ore. – Austin Grebeck didn’t start in Oregon’s 2-1 win over Washington State on Sunday at PK Park, but he ended the Cougars best chance to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Ducks.

Sprinters Set Top Marks at Mt. SAC

WALNUT, Calif. – The Oregon sprinters and middle distance crew were in great form at the Mt. SAC Relays, Saturday, as a number of Ducks proved themselves among the elite of both international and NCAA competition.

Cheserek, Jenkins go 1-2 in UO debuts at Hayward Field

Two weeks ago, after making his outdoor debut in a 10,000-meter race at Stanford, Oregon freshman distance sensation Edward Cheserek returned to Eugene to watch his teammates compete in a dual meet with Arizona.

19 April

Council recommends transfer policy change

Some student-athletes who transfer schools as a result of difficult life or family circumstances should be allowed an extra year to complete their eligibility, according to a recommendation from the Division I Leadership Council.

Meet the Bag Man: A guide to buying college football players

Source: YouTube
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LaMichael James hints that he sees a trade coming

Source: NBC Sports
When news broke that the 49ers are shopping running back LaMichael James, it may have come as a surprise to some. But not to James.

The NCAA ends its food fight

Source: ESPN
We can all agree, as NCAA president Mark Emmert said Friday, that defining the difference between a meal and a snack is dumb. But the fact is, as the NCAA is structured, an athletic program can incur the wrath of NCAA enforcement if it subscribes to the wrong definition.

What would Duck football players #AskEmmert? Two Ducks have different takes on pay-for-play debate

Source: OregonLive
EUGENE -- When the #AskEmmert call went out on Twitter Friday morning, social media gave the NCAA president the digital equivalent of an earful of scorn.

Mark Emmert, NCAA

ESPN, Mike & Mike
NCAA president Mark Emmert comments on scholarships' value, why it takes so long for the association to enact change, Northwestern's impending union vote, transfer rules and more.

PERS to pay former Ducks' defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti annual pension of nearly $250,000

Source: OregonLive
It's not quite a Mike Bellotti-level pension, but Nick Aliotti won't be shaking the sofa cushions in his dotage either.

Take a Knee: Arik Armstead discusses his offseason, basketball and Johnathan Loyd

Source: Daily Emerald
Armstead, who’s going into his junior season with the Ducks, talked with the Emerald after Friday’s practice about leaving the basketball team, his offseason and former basketball teammate Johnathan Loyd, who is now his teammate on the football team.

Midway point spring checkup: Oregon

Source: ESPN Pac-12 Blog
We’re past the halfway point of Oregon spring football, so let's take a look at the biggest storylines of the spring season thus far.

Oregon softball scores 15 runs in fourth inning to win series over California

Source: Daily Emerald
After being held to one hit through the first three innings and falling behind 2-0, the Oregon softball team scored 15 runs in the fourth inning, cruising to a 15-3 run-rule victory over California. It was Oregon’s fourth straight victory ending in a run-rule fashion.

Oregon throwers dominate day two at Oregon Relays

Source: Daily Emerald
Day two of the Oregon Relays concluded Friday at Historic Hayward Field with plenty of strong showings from Oregon’s athletes.



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