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Blazer great Jerome Kersey remembered for his work on and off the court

Blazer great Jerome Kersey remembered for his work on and off the court »Play Video
Jerome Kersey (June 26, 1962 - Feb. 18, 2015). A still image of Kersey as a Blazer that was shown during his public memorial Monday, March 2, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The community came together Monday to remember and honor Portland Trail Blazer great Jerome Kersey, man who inspired people on and off the court.

Ducks upset No. 19 Stanford, 62-55

Ducks upset No. 19 Stanford, 62-55
Stanford Cardinal Brittany McPhee (#12) goes for the ball after Stanford Cardinal Kaylee Johnson (#5) knocks down Oregon Duck Megan Carpenter (#40). The Oregon Ducks Women's Basketball Team ended their season on a high note, defeating the Stanford Cardinal 62 – 55 in Matthew Knight Arena Sunday afternoon. Jillian Alleyne earned yet another double double, with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Amanda Delgado scored 10, Lexi Petersen added 11 and Katelyn Loper scored 9. Katie Pietzold, Oregon News Lab.

“Stanford is the standard by which everybody in this conference is judged,” said head coach Kelly Graves. “To do what we did tonight speaks so much for the character of our team, how they’ve really improved and the ability that we have.”

Cal closes door on Oregon's WNIT hopes

Cal closes door on Oregon's WNIT hopes
Oregon Ducks Jillian Alleyne (#14) races to the ball against Cal Golden Bears Penina Davidson (#12). Cal Golden Bears defeated the Oregon Ducks 79 to 59 Thursday night in Matt Knight Arena. Jillian Alleyne who earned a double-double scored 33 of her team’s 59 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Pam Cressall, Oregon News Lab

The Ducks lost their fourth straight game, this one Thursday night at Matthew Knight Arena to the Golden Bears, 74-59.

The loss closed the door on a potential post-season WNIT appearance. In order to compete in the tournament, the Ducks would have had to win the two final games of their regular season and reach the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

'Everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for'

'Everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for' »Play Video

JT Ayers, a senior at Churchill High School, is a three-time runner up in the State Wrestling Finals in his weight class.

This year he enters the state meet as the top qualifier in the 5A 120 weight class.

“As a three-time finalist, everyone wants to knock you off and make sure you don’t get that championship that you’re looking for," Ayers said.

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'Lauren would want us to go out there and compete'

'Lauren would want us to go out there and compete' »Play Video
The Oregon Ducks Acro and Tumbling Team hold up the #51 in memory of their recently deceased teammate, Lauren Jones, who passed away unexpectedly from a meningococcemia infection on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The Oregon Ducks defeated the Concordia Wisconsin team 275.490 to 239.815 Saturday evening in Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks held the numerical advantage in all six event categories. The Ducks are now two for two, defeating Azusa Pacific 281.480 to 275.100 in their season opener. Elora Overbey, Oregon News Lab

Students waved signs and wore t-shirts with the number 51 on them at Saturday night's Acrobatics and Tumbling meet at Matthew Knight Arena between the University of Oregon and Concordia University Wisconsin.

For No. 51 Lauren Jones: Oregon Acrobatics wins home opener

For No. 51 Lauren Jones: Oregon Acrobatics wins home opener
Members of the Oregon Ducks Acro and Tumbling Team wore shirts in memory of recently deceased teammate Lauren Jones Saturday evening. The Ducks defeated the Concordia Wisconsin team 275.490 to 239.815 Saturday evening in Matthew Knight Arena to a record breaking crowd of just over 2,000 fans. The Ducks held the numerical advantage in all six event categories. The Ducks are now two for two, defeating Azusa Pacific 281.480 to 275.100 in their season opener. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The evening was an emotional event for the Ducks team. Teammate Lauren Jones died suddenly of Meningococemia last Tuesday. The Ducks wore warmup jerseys with Jones’s number 51 in her honor before the meet began.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jacquie Price

Prep Athlete of the Week: Jacquie Price »Play Video

Jacquie Price is a Junior at Thurston High School.

She placed 1st in four events in the 6A district swim meet: the 100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle, and she anchors the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.
               
Price broke her own school record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 56.07 seconds, four seconds faster than the 2nd place finisher.
               
She is the 2nd seed in the 100 Butterfly at this weekend’s State meet at Mt. Hood Community College.

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Ducks hang on to NCAA tourney hopes

The Ducks kept their NCAA Tournament dreams alive on Wednesday night, grinding out a 73-60 win over the Colorado Buffs after almost giving up a 20-point first half lead.

Women's basketball: Sun Devils burn Ducks, 72-51

The Oregon women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the speed, strength and depth of No. 12 Arizona State on Sunday afternoon at Matt Knight Arena and lost to the Sun Devils, 72-52.

An intriguing twist in race to replace Mariota

An intriguing twist in race to replace Mariota »Play Video
Marcus Mariota in the Oregon locker room after Monday's night's loss to the Ohio State University Buckeyes.

About a month ago, the Ducks quarterback situation for 2015 looked pretty murky.

It may have cleared up quite a bit Monday.

Oregon Ducks dump former coach Kent's Cougars, 95-72

Oregon Ducks dump former coach Kent's Cougars, 95-72
Ducks Dillon Brooks (#24) looks to pass around Cougars Josh Hawkinson (#24). Oregon came out strong against Washington State and never looked back. The Ducks held the lead for the duration of the game, pulling ahead by as many as 32 points in the 2nd half. Final score: Oregon - 95, WSU - 72. Cameron Shultz, Oregon News Lab

It was a somber trip back to Eugene for Washington State head coach Ernie Kent, losing to his former team in gruesome fashion as the Ducks dominated the Cougars 95-72 on Sunday afternoon.

'This team hasn’t scratched the surface of where it can get to'

'This team hasn’t scratched the surface of where it can get to'
Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman motivates his team during a timeout towards the end of the game. The Oregon Men’s Basketball team defeated the Huskies 78-74 Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena in a match-up that never allowed a spread of more than seven points by either team and went through 11 lead changes. Joseph Young (#3) brought in 32 points to lead the offense followed by Elgin Cook (#23) with 16 points. Andy Abeyta, Oregon News Lab

The Oregon Ducks fought tooth and nail with the Washington Huskies all night on Wednesday, finally able to grind out at 78-74 victory in the final seconds thanks to a dominant performance from leader Joseph Young.

Oregon rallies to beat USC: 'This is our house'

Oregon rallies to beat USC: 'This is our house'
Oregon Ducks player Lexi Peterson (#33) fights for the ball. After a close game for 35 minutes in which the score seemed to stayed tied, the Ducks broke away in the last five minutes and won the game 63-57. The Trojans had three players in double digits: Kaneisha Horn (#13) with 11 points, Alexyz Vaioletama (#21) with 10 and Courtney Jaco (#10) with 14. For the Ducks Drea Toler (#1) ran up 11 points, Katelyn Loper (#31) scored 12 and Jillian Alleyne (#14) ran up another double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Pam Cressall, Oregon News Lab

For the second game in a row, the Ducks rallied late in the game to win, defeating the USC Trojans 63-57 Monday night in Matthew Knight Arena.

But it took most of the game for the Ducks to make it happen.