The Power of Flight Achieved

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I remember two years ago sitting in the crowd at the brand new Matthew Knight Arena, but my jaw was almost to the floor. I wasn’t watching Johnathan Loyd slicing through defenders or E.J. Singler dropping three’s. Instead, I was watching a group of athletic, strong and ferocious women throwing their bodies everywhere and defying the laws of gravity. This …

This Week’s Duck Sports Calendar

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Oregon Duck Sports Calendar — February 3 to February 10, 2015 2/4/15 Football – National Signing Day – All Day Media: TV: ESPN-U 5 a.m.   Pac-12 Network 5:30 p.m. Football recruiting geeks live for this day as high school seniors across the nation sign on the dotted line, committing to their favorite school. Oregon’s class has shaped up to be very …

UO Acro: The 3-Time National Champs You Didn’t Know Existed

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Quick, name the UO sport that features double-downs, back-tuck baskets, twist double fulls, scorpions and kick doubles (hint: it’s not gymnastics, skiing/snowboarding, cheer or dance).  Figured it out yet?  UO is the reigning national champions.  Getting closer?  For those who are new to these incredible acts, this terminology relates to just one sport: Acrobatics and Tumbling, also known as the …