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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ Dillon Brooks scored a season high 28 points to lead the Ducks to a 84-61 blowout win over previously undefeated USC at MKA last night.

Up Next: The Ducks begin their first road trip of conference play at Washington on Wednesday (6 p.m., ESPN2).

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

■ Oregon plays host to undefeated USC (14-0) tonight at Matthew Knight arena. The game will be carried locally by FS1.

Oregon's winning streak at Matthew Knight Arena is currently at 34 games, which is the longest string of home wins in UO history. Oregon last dropped a home game Jan. 8, 2015 (Arizona, 80-62). Two of Oregon's four longest home winning streaks have come under Dana Altman.

■ Andrew Greif reports Willie Taggart has hired Donte Pimpleton as the next running backs coach.

Pimpleton has worked with new Ducks coach Willie Taggart at South Florida since 2015 but their connection dates to the 1990's when their playing careers overlapped at Western Kentucky.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Dillon Brooks nailed a three pointer with 1 second left to beat UCLA 89-87 last night at Matthew Knight Arena.  Aaron Nelson shares some game photos and Jen Beyrle has head coach Dana Altman talking to the press after the game.

Up Next: The Ducks close out the first conference homestand of the year when they host USC in Matthew Knight Arena on Friday (7 p.m., FS1).

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

■ Rob Moseley previews the game later today at Matthew Knight Arena against #2 UCLA as they open Pac-12 play.

■ Andrew Nemec says Jordon Scott, 345-pound Florida DT, signed with the Ducks, and is expected on campus next week. (That's one big boy.)

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

Rob Moseley has a season review for the secondary.

For the second year in a row, the Ducks welcome back a ton of experience in the secondary. But those defensive backs will also be playing in their third defense in three years, a potential barrier to significant improvement...

A fan shares his thoughts on the purge of the football coaches with the Oregonian.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone

Enjoy the day with you family friends and loved ones and be safe out there if you're travelling!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Rob Moseley has a season review for the linebackers.

■ Willie Taggart has added Jimmie Dougherty as the wide receivers coach it was announced yesterday.

Dougherty comes to Oregon after spending a year under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan, serving as an offensive analyst for the nation's 12th-best scoring team (41.0 ppg). Prior to joining Harbaugh in Ann Arbor, Dougherty worked for three seasons (2013-15) as assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator at San Jose State. While with the Spartans, Dougherty helped run an offense that set 10 single-season team records and saw players establish more than 35 individual school marks.

Andrew Greif reports Gary Campbell plans on leaving Oregon as the running backs coach.

In a message sent to his nearly 6,000 followers on Twitter Friday afternoon, Campbell indicated that his run as the longest-tenured college football assistant at one school has ended.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

■ Royce Freeman and Tyrell Crosby will bot return for their senior seasons it was announced yesterday.

"My education was one of the most important reasons I chose to come to Oregon and that priority hasn't changed...the prospect of playing for Coach (Willie) Taggart my final year here was certainly a factor in my return. His enthusiasm and vision for this program are contagious"...according to Freeman.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

■ Oregon stands at 11-2 after beating Fresno St. 75-63 last night at Matthew Knight Arena before heading into conference play.

Up Next: After a brief break for the holidays, the Ducks return to action with their opening game of Pac-12 play, against UCLA in Matthew Knight Arena on Dec. 28 (6 p.m., ESPN2).

■ Rob Moseley has a season review of the defensive line.

■ George Horton was named USA Baseball Coach of the Year yesterday.

USA Baseball announced on Tuesday that Oregon head coach George Horton is the recipient of the Rod Dedeaux Coach of the Year award after leading the College National Team on a successful tour of three countries that included Team USA's first ever series win in Cuba.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

■ Oregon finishes their non-conference schedule tonight (8 pm Pac-12 network) at Matthew Knight Arena against Fresno St.

Oregon's winning streak at Matthew Knight Arena is currently at 32 games, which is the longest string of home wins in UO history. Oregon last dropped a home game Jan. 8, 2015 (Arizona, 80-62). Two of Oregon's four longest home winning streaks have come under Dana Altman.

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

■ According to the Daily Emerald and FootballScoop.com Oregon will hire Michigan WR coach Jimmy Dougherty as the wide receivers coach.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ Oregon beat UNLV 83-63 last night for their eighth win a row in Portland.

Up Next: The Ducks host Fresno State in Matthew Knight Arena on Tuesday (8 p.m., Pac-12).

■ Ken Goe has been impressed with Willie Taggart's first week and a half as the head coach.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

■ Rob Moseley previews the men's basketball game tonight against UNLV being held in Portland at 8 pm. which will be a homecoming for one Duck.

■ Willie Taggart doesn't want assistant coaches who have big egos.

"I can find a lot of coaches that know ball, a lot of coaches have egos; not on this staff. There won't be any egos on this staff. I refuse to have that."

■ Rob Moseley has a season review of the offensive line.

■ Four star CB recruit Thomas Graham Jr. has committed to the Ducks.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

Rob Moseley has a season review for the tight ends and wide receivers.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

■ Willie Taggart hired Jim Leavitt as defensive coordinator where he held the same position at Colorado.

■ Rob Moseley has a season review for the running backs and Chantel Jennings shared her season review for the team.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

■ Oregon took down Montana 81-67 yesterday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Up Next: The Ducks travel to Portland, where they'll host UNLV in the Moda Center on Saturday (8 p.m., ESPN2).

■ Rob Moseley has a season review of the QB's.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

■ Oregon welcomes Montana tonight at Matthew Knight Arena at 7 pm. and moved up two spots on the AP top 25 to #22.

Andrew Greif has the latest on Willie Taggart's coaching staff search and Troy Dye was named Freshman All-American by USA/Today and ESPN recently.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

■ Ducks finished strong to beat Alabama 65-56 yesterday at Matthew Knight Arena. Aaron Nelson has game photos.

Up Next: The Ducks remain at home to face Montana, and former UO guard Ahmaad Rorie, on Tuesday (7 p.m., Pac-12 Network).

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

■ Tyson Alger previews the basketball game with Alabama later today at Matthew Knight Arena.

"They're big and athletic," Altman said. "It will be a really tough matchup for us. They're deeper than they were a year ago. They have some players that will be really tough for us."

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

■ News today revolves around our new head coach Willie Taggart.

Rob Moseley talks about his introduction to Eugene and the football facilities; John Canzano was impressed with his first press conference and then talked to him on his radio show; Andrew Greif, Chantel Jennings, Jen Beyrle, and Andrew Nemec all shares segments from Taggart's first press conference.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

Rob Moseley and the U of O make it official, Willie Taggart is our new head coach. There is a press conference later this morning as the new coach arrived in Eugene last night.

Rob Mullens also arrived back in Eugene yesterday after hiring his next head coach and talked with reporters.

■ John Canzano discusses the Taggart hiring with a local reporter in Florida on his radio show.

■ Andrew Nemec reports it didn't take long for coach Taggart to make his first scholarship offer.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Duck Stuff: Wednesday Edition

■ According to Geoffrey C. Arnold at the Oregonian, Oregon has decided to hire USF coach Willie Taggart to lead the Ducks. There has been no confirmation yet from the U of O. John Canzano likes the choice and lays out his reasons.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Duck Stuff: Tuesday Edition

John Canzano has the latest of the head coach search.

Oregon men's basketball is at #24 in the latest AP poll. The Ducks take on Alabama on Sunday at Matt Knight Arena.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Duck Stuff: Monday Edition

John Canzano shares the latest on the continued search for a new head coach.

If Oregon pries away a sitting head coach, this will accelerate fast. Remember, recruiting window closes on Dec. 12. Timing is important.

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Duck Stuff: Sunday Edition

Oregon crushed Savannah St. 128-59 yesterday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon scored a school-record 128 points and broke the arena record with 70 in the second half Saturday.

John Canzano looks at the latest on Oregon finding their next head football coach.

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Duck Stuff: Saturday Edition

Mark Helfrich talked with ESPN Radio's Russillo and Kanell show yesterday, his first interview since being let go at Oregon.

■ The basketball team takes on Savannah St. this afternoon at MKA and will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Duck Stuff: Friday Edition

■ Andrew Greif has the latest updates and rumors regarding a new head coach and John Canzano looks the two possible candidates more thoughtfully.

Rob Moseley lists the Oregon players who made the all Pac-12 team.

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Duck Stuff: Thursday Edition

■ Oregon beat Western Oregon 93-54 at Matthew Knight Arena last night to make it four in a row.

Up Next: Savannah State on Saturday (3 p.m. PT, Pac-12 Network).

■ John Canzano says you can cross seven head coach candidates off the list and gives his reasons.

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