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Mike Denevi

Mike Denevi is a Bay Area native finishing his senior year at the University of Oregon. He believes in the Church of Baseball and frowns upon lollygagging. If he's not writing a story, he's either checking his fantasy team or playing FIFA. Follow him on Twitter @dognevi

Aldridge’s long-range shooting binge a discouraging sign for Blazers


With the Blazers struggling—they are 2-5 through Monday—Stotts needs to begin to realize that he no longer has Dirk Nowitzki at power forward. What he does have is a dominating post player with good range to keep defenses honest. If this realization happens later and not sooner, the Blazers could be facing a long year.

Where Barner’s Performance Ranks in Ducks History

Barner and the Ducks will be heading to their fourth straight BCS Bowl. (Alex Shoemaker/Eugene Daily News)

The Oregon Ducks’ first three wins were all blowouts over overmatched foes and many pundits in the national media were hyping the duo of De’Anthony Thomas and Marcus Mariota as potential Heisman and All-American candidates.

No. 2 Oregon Volleyball Set to Square Off With No. 1 Stanford


The No. 2 Oregon Ducks will face off against No. 1 Stanford in what might be the biggest match in the history of Oregon volleyball.

Western Conference Preview and What it Means for Blazers


A complete breakdown of the NBA Western Conference and how each team impacts the Portland TrailBlazers.

Blazers Have Position Battle at 5-Spot

Meyers Leonard

Wouldn’t it be nice to have Greg Oden at center right now? Well, Portland is stuck with a battle for the 5 spot on the line-up.

Oregon Ducks Basketball: Season Preview

ej singler drives

The Oregon Ducks basketball team is prepared for a big 2012 season that is centered around the play of senior EJ Singler.

Timbers Fall 3-0 to Rival Sounders

The Cascadia Cup, which goes to the winner of the northwest each year (Nick Hernandez/OregonLive.com)

In what was the second-largest crowd in MLS history, the Seattle Sounders handily defeated the Portland Timber at Century Link Field 3-0 Sunday evening. The raucous crowd of 66,452 draped in green had plenty to cheer about as the Sounders denied the Timbers a bid for the Cascadia Cup.

Hey, Don’t You Forget About Him

Oregon’s Kenjon Barner (24) high steps into the endzone for a TD against Fresno State (Alex Shoemaker/Eugene Daily News)

The flashiness and big play ability of youngsters Thomas and Mariota can make Barner’s consistency look a tad vanilla in comparison, but let’s not take consistency for granted here. With Barner, Ducks fans know what they have.

“Herbie Awards” Have More Ducks Making Preseason Splashes


In the 12th Annual Herbie Awards, College Gameday’s Kirk Herbstreit has Ducks on both sides of the ball making his watch lists as well as one of Oregon’s quarterbacks mentioned. Finding out which QB may have the inside track.

Projecting Oregon’s Two-Deep on Defense


Yesterday we projected the two-deep depth chart for Chip Kelly’s offense, and today we’ll take our hand at Allioti’s Gang Green II.

Projecting Oregon’s two-deep on offense


Eugene Daily News’ Mike Denevi looks at the two-deep depth chart for the upcoming Oregon Ducks football season. Find out who’s coming into fall camp primed for action.

5 Oregon Ducks in the NFL that Fans Want Back


Imagine going through the NFL rosters and grabbing some your favorite Ducks players back for this season… sure would be nice. Oregon has put players into the league at nearly every position, making this list even more difficult. Find out who made this list and who was left off.

Ems’ Fall 4-0 in Extras

The Ems have been dominant at PK Park for most of the 2012 season, but were swept against Vancouver this past weekend (Mike Denevi/Eugene Daily News)

The Eugene Emeralds went nine innings of baseball against the Vancouver Canadians, but ultimately fell 4-0 in a catastrophic final inning.

Are Ducks’ Fans Expectations Too High?

The backside of Oregon's Rose Bowl uniforms. These came to be known as the "Darth Vader" uniforms across the web prior to their official unveiling at the Rose Bowl.

With an underwhelming tradition—zero National Championship trophies, two Rose Bowl victories and ten conference titles in the last century—the Oregon Ducks don’t appear as a team whose expectations should be that of ‘BCS or bust.’

What Would Casey Martin Do?

Oregon - Cal 2011

The Oregon Ducks football team, known for flashy uniforms and eccentric play, have worn some lavish wear. Which would we like to see back?

Uncertainty at Linebacker an Issue Heading Into Fall Camp


The Ducks, while talented, have a lot of issues with experience at the linebacking position. Oregon must replace seniors Dewitt Stuckey and Josh Kaddu next season, and one unknown name will be making his name known by season’s end.

Five Position Battles to Watch in Fall Camp

De'Anthony Thomas

Oregon Ducks football is just around the corner, and summer position battles will soon be the primary focus for the offseason. Find out which spots are up for grabs in the upcoming month.

Oregon-bound Land leads Challengers to hot start


Eugene Challenger’s center fielder Ryan Land is Eugene Daily News’ July 2012 Athlete of the month.

Challengers blank Springfield 2-0

Challenger pitcher Joe Schindler went six strong while allowing no earned runs Tuesday evening (Photo credit: Mike Denevi)

The Eugene Challengers blanked Springfield 2-0 on Tuesday, improving on an exciting start to the season.

Open Mics

  • 12/05/16 Open Mic in Eugene, Oregon at First National Taphouse
  • 12/06/16 Acoustic Night w/ Brian Chevalier in Dexter, Oregon at Dexter Lake Club
  • 12/06/16 Rooster’sBlues Jam in Eugene, Oregon at Mac’s
  • 12/06/16 Open Mic in Eugene, Oregon at Hot Mama’s Wings
  • 12/06/16 Karaoke night w/Kade in Eugene, Oregon at Level Up
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