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University of Oregon Volleyball was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to Purdue Sunday in Omaha. The No. 10 Ducks dropped their Sweet 16 matchup to the No. 7 Boilermakers in four sets.

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University of Oregon Volleyball is moving on to the Sweet 16 of the 2021 NCAA Volleyball tournament after a 3-0 sweep of Notre Dame on Wednesday in Omaha. The Ducks won in straight sets, 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13.

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Oregon’s season came to an end Sunday, after an 82-68 loss to USC in the Regional Semifinal round of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Tournament in Indianapolis.

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The playoff run in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Tournament is over for No. 6 seeded Oregon after their 60-42 loss to No. 2 seed Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday in San Antonio.

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It's on to the Sweet 16 for Oregon, as the No. 6 Ducks defeated No. 3 Georgia, 57-50, at the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament in San Antonio Wednesday. This is the fourth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 for the Ducks.

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The No. 6 Ducks won their first game of the 2021 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, beating No. 11 South Dakota, 67-47, Monday in San Antonio.

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Oregon and Oregon State sports fans have a lot to cheer for this week.

  

Both of Oregon State’s women’s and men’s teams are moving on in the NCAA Tournaments after big wins on Sunday. The No. 12 Beavers’ men’s team notched another upset victory, beating No. 2 Oklahoma State 80-70. OSU heads to next weekend’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 1983. 

The No. 8 Beavers women moved on to round two after defeating No. 9 Florida State, 83-59 and will face No. 1 seed South Carolina in the second round Tuesday.

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Oregon advanced in the 2021 Men’s NCAA Tournament after their Saturday night opponent, Virginia Commonwealth, had multiple players test positive for COVID-19 and was forced to pull out of the tournament.

The NCAA ruled that 10th-seeded VCU’s first-round game Saturday against Oregon was a “no-contest.” That means the seventh-seeded Ducks will advance to face Iowa in the second round of the West region on Monday. The announcement came a little more than three hours before VCU and Oregon were supposed to play.

Oregon Coach Dana Altman released this statement on Saturday:

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Oregon State Men’s Basketball will be playing in the Pac-12 Tournament title game for the first time since 1988. The Beavers dominated Oregon, 75-64, on Friday in Las Vegas, knocking out the regular season champs.

The Beavers were aggressive from the start, building a 19-point lead in the second half. The Ducks had a late rally with, closing the gap to only 5 points with under 5 minutes left to play. Oregon State’s Jared Lucas hit a 3-pointer to stop a 15-3 run and the Beavers pushed the lead back to 12.

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The Oregon men are the Pac-12 basketball regular season champs for the second year in a row after beating Oregon State 80-67 in Corvallis Sunday. This is the Ducks’ 4th regular-season title in the past six years.

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Sunday brought another big with for Oregon State Women's Basketball. Aleah Goodman scored 20 points, leading six beavers into double figures as OSU topped No. 14 Oregon 88-77 in the annual rivalry game on Sunday in Eugene. This was the second upset win in a week for the Beavers after they knocked off then No. 8 UCLA on Feb. 21 in California.

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No.21 Oregon suffered their second consecutive loss, going down 21-17 to Cal on the road Saturday. It was the first victory of the year for Cal (1-3), and moved Oregon to 3-2 on the conference-only season.

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University of Oregon football says the five positive COVID-19 tests that were announced last weekend have turned out to be false positives. 

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Five University of Oregon football players tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. University officials say all five student-athletes are symptom-free.

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Oregon assistant men’s basketball Coach Mike Mennenga knows hard work can pay off. During his tenure, Oregon has won three regular season Pac-12 Championships and two Pac-12 Tournament Championships. 

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The Pac-12 has announced its 2020 football schedule, which features a seven-game Conference-only lineup commencing Saturday, November 7 and culminating the weekend of December 18-19 with the Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

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Last week the Pac-12 announced a shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Pac-12 Conference has announced that voluntary, in-person athletic workouts for all sports can begin as early as mid-June. 

 

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With last week’s announcement by Gov. Kate Brown that large gatherings such as sporting events need to be canceled or modified through September, college sports in Oregon remain on hold.

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The Pac-12 champion and third-ranked University of Oregon Women’s basketball team closed out their regular season with a win over Washington at home in front of a sold out Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday. 

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Sabrina Ionescu earned her 24th career triple-double Friday night as No. 3 Oregon dominated No. 12 Arizona at Matthew Knight Arena. Ionescu had 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, extending her lead as the all-time triple-double leader in NCAA history in the 85-52 win.

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“The Hottest Player in College Basketball is Named Sabrina.” That was the headline for an article this week in the Wall Street Journal, detailing the rise of Oregon point guard and women’s college basketball National Player of the Week, Sabrina Ionescu.

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No. 13 Oregon claimed the Pac-12 Championship title Friday night with their 37-15 upset win over No. 5 Utah at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Ca.

The Ducks were on top from the start, scoring on their first drive and leading 20-0 at the half. Utah made a push in the third quarter, scoring 15 points, but Oregon held them at that score for the remainder of the game. Oregon’s CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open the game with two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter.

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University of Oregon football ended up at No. 13 for the 2019 season, and on Friday they’ll play for the Pac-12 title.

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Weekend college football and basketball action roundup:

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It was a good day at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Saturday as the Ducks clinched the Pac-12 North title for the first time since 2014 with their 34-6 routing of the Arizona Wildcats (4-6). The win means the Ducks will play in the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec.6 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Ca. Quarterback Justin Herbert completed 20 of 28 passes for 333 yards- his 8th time passing for over 300 yards. The Ducks are now 9-1 for the year.

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Both the Ducks and Beavers scored big time on Saturday with overwhelming victories in Pac-12 action.

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College basketball season is fast approaching and polls released Monday have local women’s teams faring well this year.

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Oregon’s two Pac-12 teams claimed victories in Week 3 of the 2019 college football season.

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University of Oregon scored 11 touchdowns by 11 different players in their 77-6 blowout victory over Nevada Saturday night in Eugene. Oregon scored eight touchdowns on eight consecutive drives in front of a crowd of almost 51,000 at Autzen Stadium.

The No.16 Ducks are now 1-1 for the season. They host Montana (2-0) next Saturday night at Autzen. Game time is 7:45 pm.

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University of Oregon’s Final Four debut was a thriller with 12 ties and 12 lead changes, but in the end, No. 1 Baylor came out on top as the No. 2 Ducks fell with a final score of 72-67.

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