Summer Ball Could be the Savior for Ducks 2016 Campaign

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Stephen Nogosek joined an elite club of Ducks last week when he was named to the USA Collegiate National Team after posting impressive numbers in his three appearances during tryouts (5.1 IP, 7 K, 4 H, S). Combined with his excellent 2015 season for the Ducks, Nogosek looks to be a lock for the closing job vacated by Garrett Cleavinger. …

Flexibility and Versatility are keys to Oregon Football Success

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Charles Nelson is a perfect picture of what Oregon football represents. Athleticism, strong work ethic and above all a willingness and ability to stretch himself. The sophomore exploded on to the scene as a rookie, showcasing his physical capabilities as he caught 23 passes for five touchdowns, averaging 14.2 yards per catch. Nelson has spent the offseason training with the defense, …

The Numbers Can Lie

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With the conclusion of the NBA and NHL Finals, baseball has taken center stage, meaning that football is right around the corner. Bringing with it many questions, hopes and fears for Oregon fans. Is the Pac-12 the best division in college football? Can a team without a definitive quarterback take them to another National Title game? Will Oregon put up …

Ducking the Draft. Will They Stay or Will They Go?

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The Ducks had a strong showing at the MLB Draft this week as four players were taken in the first 12 rounds. A total of six starters and six recruits had their names called to join the show. Pitchers Garrett Cleavinger and Josh Graham were drafted in the third and fourth rounds respectively by the Orioles and Braves. Infielder Mitchell …

Roller Coaster Season Shows Promise For the Future

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A turbulent season made for quite the ride for Oregon baseball fans and players alike. The Ducks sandwiched mediocre — and at times, poor– play between outstanding performances to open and close the year. In the first month of the season the Ducks went 10-1, outscoring opponents 85-34. Huge offensive numbers against Hawaii and New Mexico State made Oregon appear to be an offensive juggernaut …

What’s Wrong With a Two-Out Rally?

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The Ducks definitely have a flair for the dramatic. Everything about their season came down to the wire. With everything on the line, the Ducks took down No. 2 UCLA last weekend and earned themselves a spot in the College World Series playoffs. With ups and downs all season for the diamond Ducks, there were few consistencies as Oregon had to fight week in …

Tim Susnara Delivers in the Clutch, Ducks Hand UCLA Their First Series Loss of the Season

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Cole Irvin was solid on Friday night, David Peterson was great Saturday, but Josh Graham was unbelievable on Sunday afternoon, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over No. 2 UCLA with a nine-inning, 11K performance. Graham was the first pitcher this season to work into the ninth for Oregon, and the first pitcher since Matt Crook to throw 11Ks …

Oregon Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With 11 Inning Win Over UCLA

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The Ducks dug deep for their game two victory over UCLA in 11 innings. Riding on the wings of a strong pitching performance for the second night in a row, Oregon secured a win in a must-win situation and possibly clinched themselves a playoff berth with the 5-4 win. Freshman David Peterson continued to blow batters away, striking out the first …

Ducks Streak Ends at 7 as the Bullpen Falters in Game 1 Against UCLA.

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Cole Irvin delivered a stellar performance Friday night, going a season high 7.1 innings, giving up just 3 runs while walking 3 and striking out 4. Although the offense managed to get him off the hook for the loss in the bottom of the eighth, the Ducks bullpen struggled to keep UCLA off the base paths, as they dropped Game 1 …

Confidence and Timing Give the Ducks a Boost

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The Ducks baseball team has been red hot over the last month, finding their stride just in time to make a legitimate playoff push. When head coach George Horton told reporters that their “magic number” to make the College World Series playoffs was somewhere around 35 wins, it looked to be a nearly insurmountable task. However the Ducks have won …

ESPN’s Kevin Gemmel Ranked Oregon’s QBs Fifth in Pac-12

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Considering the fact that no one knows how the quarterback situation is going to play out in 2015 for the defending Pac-12 champion, Oregon Ducks — it is impressive that Kevin Gemmel of ESPN.com ranked Oregon as fifth in the conference at the position. With match-ups against all four quarterbacks ahead of them, an intriguing battle within arguably the strongest conference in the country …

Which Duck Team Will We See in the Final Seven Games of the Regular Season?

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A rough month of March in which the Ducks went 7-11 might prove to be the undoing of the preseason-ranked No. 22 team in the country. However something has clicked for George Horton’s squad over the last month, as they have gone 6-3 in May and are on the cusp of a turnaround that could land them in the postseason. …