Duck Softball Opens Strong

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The Oregon Duck softball team proved why they’re ranked as  the No. 2 team in the nation by trouncing both opponents in their opening doubleheader of the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe Friday. In the first game, Oregon crushed the Cal Poly Mustangs 8-0. Freshman Jenna Lilly collected two RBI’s in her first plate appearance as a Duck, smashing a double …

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 …

FishDuck.com Recognizes Oregon Accomplishments

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With the end of 2014, FishDuck.com would like to congratulate the teams and the women and men that have given the University of Oregon yet another successful year. Teams Baseball M – Coach George Horton NCAA Regionals Basketball M – Coach Dana Altman NCAA Tournament – Round of 32 Basketball W – Coach Paul Westhead/Coach Kelly Graves Cross Country – …

A Twisted History of Sports Traditions

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Sports fans love a good tradition. Everything from singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th-inning stretch to “Gentlemen Start Your Engines” at the beginning of the Indy 500. We love them all. At least, we love most of them. Here are some of the stranger traditions that dot the sports landscapes, as well as a couple that …

New Stadium Catapults Softball to Top of Oregon Women’s Athletics

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  Welcome to the club, Oregon softball! With former Oregon football player Robert Sanders‘ $10 million contribution to a new softball stadium this past week, the team joined the union of University of Oregon sports that have been christened with a new building to call home. In just the past five seasons, three of the four major sports (baseball, football, and …

Ducks Softball Has That Championship Look

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Dominant.  Explosive.  Powerful.  While these adjectives have generally been used to describe the Oregon football team, they can also be applied to this year’s softball team, which has found itself ranked No. 1 in the nation for the first time in school history. Their record as of last Saturday was 43-5, with a gaudy 16-1 record in Pac-12 play.  The only loss, it …

Oregon Conference Update: Pivotal Month on the Track, and in the Fields

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Oregon’s spring sports are moving at a tremendous pace as we head into the final month of regular season games on the diamond and a speedy stretch of 11 events for Outdoor track and field. It is still an early season for Oregon’s track and field teams, but the expectations are high after sweeping the 2013 Indoor Championships.  These early …

Oregon Baseball: Keys to Winning the Washington Series

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Anytime you go on the road in the highly competitive Pac-12, it is essential to bring your A-game.  Oregon’s (19-8, 6-3 Pac-12) baseball team won it’s first six non-conference road games of the season with series sweeps over Hawaii and Loyola Marymount, but they have recently dropped three of their last five games away, including two conference losses to Stanford. …

Ducks Drop Opener in Softball SuperRegional

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EUGENE – In its first-ever NCAA Super Regional at Howe Field, the #3 NCAA-seeded University of Oregon softball team (49-10) dropped the series opener to #14 seed Nebraska (44-13) by a 5-2 count. The Big Ten runner-up capitalized on a five-run fifth inning that was capped by a two-out grand slam by Husker clean-up hitter Brooke Thomason. The Huskers opened …