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Point made: No. 12 Oregon gets validation plan is working

Oct. 14, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mario Cristobal knew he could talk about all the ways he wanted to remodel Oregon and get the Ducks back into being an elite program. At some point there needed to be validation. There needed to be the tangible proof what Oregon's first-year coach was trying to sell was working. "All...

No. 17 Oregon outlasts No. 7 Washington 30-27 in OT

Oct. 13, 2018 9:02 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mario Cristobal sprinted down the sideline beginning for a timeout. If Oregon was going to announce it was back among the elite of the Pac-12 Conference after a couple of down years, the coach wasn't about to risk a pass when it was obvious for the Ducks to do just that. The Ducks were...

No. 17 Oregon seeks redemption hosting No. 7 Washington

Oct. 12, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In the same way the number 12 will never be forgotten in the long history of the border rivalry between Washington and Oregon — as in 12 straight wins by the Ducks — so will the number 70. As in 70 points. That's the number of points Washington scored the last time it...

After unexpected scare, No. 7 Washington focused on Oregon

Oct. 8, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen is taking No. 7 Washington this week back to the site of arguably his more important road victory since becoming the Huskies coach. Washington's 70-21 thumping of Oregon two years ago ended a 12-game losing streak to the Ducks and still resonates in the Pacific Northwest. It...

Oregon vineyards face losses amid concerns about smoke taint

Oct. 4, 2018 8:32 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted by...

No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 Cal highlights Pac-12 week

Sep. 27, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch in Week 5 of the Pac-12 Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California. The Ducks (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) are coming off a disappointing collapse after No. 7 Stanford rallied from a 23-point deficit to win 38-31 in Eugene. They face a stiff test in their...

Love them or hate them, Pac-12 late starts are here to stay

Sep. 26, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

Pac-12 After Dark brings drama, even in the daylight. Those late West Coast games are here to stay, however, despite criticism that they are a challenge for the league, its teams and the fans. "We've got eight of what we call special date games, Thursday or Friday night games, every year. Those have been very...

No. 7 Stanford rallies for 38-31 OT win over No. 20 Oregon

Sep. 23, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello watched as his overtime pass tumble in midair for an agonizing moment after it was tipped by tight end Colby Parkinson. "I saw the ball go in the air, held my breath, and then for Colby to come down with it was pretty awesome," said Costello, who threw...

No. 7 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon in marquee Pac-12 game

Sep. 21, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two ranked teams. Two star players. The game between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon on Saturday has plenty of hype. And deservedly so. The implications of the big game at Autzen Stadium could stretch beyond this weekend. It may play a part in the Pac-12 North, the league championship...

No. 20 Ducks dispatch San Jose State 35-22; Stanford up next

Sep. 15, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he spent the week telling the No. 20 Ducks the importance of focusing on San Jose State with Stanford looming next weekend. Oregon emerged Saturday with a somewhat lackluster 35-22 victory over the surprising Spartans. "The best part about this thing is...