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Sabrina Ionescu had a career-high 37 points to become Oregon's all-time leading scorer, and the No. 6 Ducks handed No. 3 Stanford its first conference loss with an 87-55 victory on Thursday night.

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The 106th Rose Bowl was a fight to the finish, and ended with victory for the Oregon Ducks.

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The Oregon Ducks are hoping to start the next decade with a Rose Bowl title.

In a rematch of the 2012 Rose Bowl, No. 6 Oregon (11-2) will meet No. 8 Wisconsin (10-3) in the 106th Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

This will be the eighth appearance in the Rose Bowl for the 2019 Pac-12 champion Ducks. Oregon won its last two match-ups in the "Granddaddy of them all", beating Florida State in2015 and Wisconsin in 2012. The Ducks are 3-4 all-time in the Rose Bowl.

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In a rematch of the 2012 Rose Bowl, No. 6 Oregon will meet No. 8 Wisconsin in the 106th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca., on New Year’s Day.

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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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Oregon came out on top in Saturday’s 123rd Civil War football game, beating Oregon State 24-10.

The No. 14 Ducks wrapped up the regular season with a perfect record at home for the eighth time.

Senior Quarterback and Eugene native Justin Herbert threw for 174 yards and a touchdown in his final game at Autzen Stadium.

Oregon State’s loss meant the Beavers were denied a bid for bowl eligibility in coach Jonathan Smith’s second year. OSU hasn’t made a postseason appearance since 2013.

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The Arizona State Sun Devils put an end to the Ducks’ 9 game winning streak in Tempe. The 31 – 28 loss was their first in Pac-12 play. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert threw two interceptions and the Duck defense was without receiver Jaylon Redd, who was out due to an injury.

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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.

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

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

Oregon prevailed in a narrow win Saturday night against Washington State (4-4) at a sold out Autzen stadium.

The Cougars scored a touchdown to take a 1-point lead with only a minute left in the game, but a strong offensive drive down the field allowed Oregon’s freshman Camden Lewis to kick a 26-yard field goal as the clocked expired to take the 37-35 win. The victory moved the Ducks to 7-1 on the season and snapped a four game losing streak to the Cougars.

Oregon’s CJ Verdell ran for a career-high 257 yards and three touchdowns for the Ducks.

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The University of Oregon is riding a six-game winning streak heading into this weekend’s home game.

No. 11 Oregon is coming off last weekend’s narrow win at the University of Washington and has turned their attention to hosting Washington State on Saturday.

In the past six games, the Ducks have scored 230 points, to their opponents’ 56. Eugene native Justin Herbert was named the PAC-12 Offensive Player of The Week and Calvin Throckmorton earned the Offensive Lineman of The Week honor.

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Community members can play on the newly laid turf at civic park in Eugene this Sunday. The former Civic Stadium site is being transformed into a public sports venue.

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Nike is shutting down its Oregon Project track and field program following Alberto Salazar’s four-year doping ban.

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Team USA just wrapped up impressive performances at the World Track and Field Championships in Doha. The next such event will be in Eugene in 2021. Athletes look forward to having the home field advantage for the first time. 


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

Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University scored Pac-12 football wins Saturday night.

The No. 13 Ducks (4-1) had a rough start to their match up with Cal (4-2) at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, with three early turnovers and an interception, and went into the half scoreless and down by seven. The Ducks took the lead in the third quarter and topped the bears with a final score of 17-7.

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

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On a recent media tour of the new track and field venue in Eugene, U of O Head Coach Robert Johnson invoked “Hayward Field Magic.” 

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On Agate Street in Eugene, construction crews have been working long days, through snow and rain, to build the new Hayward Field. About seven months from completion, the grandeur of the structure is starting to sink in.


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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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Lane County hosts frequent sports competitions that bring thousands of people to the area, often with little fanfare. Here are details about two upcoming events.

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In less than two years, Eugene will host an estimated 55,000 visitors for the IAAF Track and Field World Championships. In a few weeks, local officials will bring information about Track Town to Doha, Qatar, the site of this year’s World Champs. 

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Oregon football dropped the first game of the year to Auburn on Saturday night in Dallas with a final score of 27-21.

The No. 11 Ducks held the lead from their first touchdown early in the first quarter, and went into halftime with an 8-point lead. But No. 16 Auburn capitalized on an Oregon scoreless fourth, and took the lead with only 9 seconds left on the clock. A final Hail Mary by Justin Herbert went out of the endzone, giving Auburn the comeback win.

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Oklahoma State proved too much for Oregon State in their 2019 football season opener on Friday, falling 52-36 to the Cowboys in Corvallis.

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Oregon State University and the University of Oregon are set to kick-off their 2019 football seasons. 

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With Hayward Field’s reconstruction less than a year out from completion, tickets for the 2020 Olympic trials have already sold at a record pace.

Eugene Pro Rodeo Holds 28th Annual Competition

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The Eugene Pro Rodeo begins its 28th anniversary tonight with a four-day competition at the Eugene Horse Center. The theme, “Tough Enough to Wear Pink,” is designed to raise awareness for those affected by breast cancer.

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In 2021 - for the first time ever - the United States will host the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Eugene.