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Ducks Set To Host Nevada

Nevada head coach Chris Ault is the mastermind behind the “Pistol” offense the Ducks will face in their home opener Saturday at Autzen Stadium.

Something of a hybrid, his concept incorporates elements of option, but with perhaps more of a “between the tackles” focus than “spread the field.”

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Ems’ Edged Out Of Season By Vancouver

The Emeralds lose two out of three to the Canadians. Now that the divisional round is completed, the Vancouver Canadians will visit the Tri-City Dust Devils on Friday night in game one of the NWL Championship series. As for the next set of Eugene Emeralds, they’ll grace the field at PK Park again in late June of 2012.

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16th Ranked Ducks Blank Portland State 3-0

Oregon’s 16th ranked volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-21) blanking of Portland State (4-5) Tuesday evening at Matthew Knight Arena. The victory improved the Duck’s season mark to 6-1.

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A New Challenge Looms For The Ducks

The number four can represent many things. In a positive light, it cen be seen as the insignia on the Fantastic Four’s costumes. But if you’re a Duck fan, then you’re not even thinking about it in comic book terms. Oregon must win a big non-conference game outside Autzen to take it to the next level.

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Chip Kelly Post LSU Press

from the pre-Nevada, post-LSU press conference: Chip Kelly: “I thought our defense played well on Saturday, our offense did not put them in good situations.…

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Ducks Drop Opener 40-27 to Lousiana State

The #3 Oregon Ducks fell to the 4th ranked Louisiana State Tigers 40-27 Saturday evening in their season opener at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington Texas.

Too much size and at least an equal amount of speed on the perimeter thwarted Oregon’s ability to spread the field laterally and the LSU defensive line derailed the Ducks running game all night.

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Duck Football: Pleasant Is Ready To Tackle This Year

After being part of a frustrating play in the BCS game, the senior rover said the Ducks are game-ready.

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#3 Ducks Set To Open 2011 Campaign

Best estimates are that two thirds to three quarters of the more than 80,000 who will be attending Saturday’s Cowboy’s Classic will be wearing the purple & gold of the Louisiana State Bayou Tigers.

As was the case in Oregon’s last high profile outing against an SEC opponent – January’s BCS championship game, the Tigers – though of Auburn and wearing orange and blue –outnumbered Oregon’s traveling contingent by a significant margin

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The Big Week Has Arrived…Here’s My Prediction

After months of hype, Oregon will finally face LSU in Dallas on Sunday. This really is a big game, and it’s not so much because who wins. Both teams are ranked highly enough that a loss in this one, won’t necessarily be out of the running. Rather, it’s a chance to see just how good Oregon and LSU really are in the early point of the season.

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Ems Rolling Towards Playoffs.

They didn’t light up the scoreboard as they did early in the year.  Nonetheless, the Eugene Emeralds ended their regular season home schedule with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Spokane Indians at PK Park. The win gave the Ems a sweep of the five game series, and stretched their overall winning streak to six.  Eugene had previously pounded Spokane 7-3 on Wednesday, and followed it up with a 9-4 drubbing on Thursday.  On Friday, the Emeralds squeaked by 1-0 before getting the bats going again in a 5-1 triumph on Saturday.

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