Oregon Rumors & News

  • Report: Five-star Class of 2016 guard Jamal Murray has timeline to decide future

    College Basketball Talk "Many of the major pieces have already come together for the 2015-16 college basketball season but one of the great unknowns is five-star Class of 2016 point guard Jamal Murray. The native of Canada burst into the national spotlight with a 30-point performance in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit in..." May 25

  • Chris Boucher, NJCAA national player of the year, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "247Sports four-star prospect and NJCAA national player of the year Chris Boucher committed to the Oregon Ducks basketball program Friday evening during a visit to Eugene, according to Boucher's mentor and high school coach Ibrahim Appiah. "He was there with the whole staff (Friday) and I think..." May 19

  • Oregon Ducks' center Jordan Bell has surgery to repair broken foot

    Oregonian "Oregon freshman Jordan Bell underwent surgery Friday to repair a broken foot. While it's not known how Bell broke his foot, or the severity, Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman confirmed the injury and said he expects Bell to be ready in time for next season. " May 07

  • Villanova Graduate Transfer G Dylan Ennis Commits To Oregon

    College Spun "Dylan Ennis, who announced following Villanova’s season that he is transferring out of the program, has committed to Oregon, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound guard is graduating from Villanova and will be eligible to play immediately in 2015-16. He has one year of..." May 06

  • Former Oregon Point Guard Dominic Artis commits to UTEP

    Miner Rush "Former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis will be immediately eligible and join the UTEP basketball team El Paso Times reporter Felix Chavez first tweeted, and sources confirmed to Miner Rush. Artis averaged 6.2 points and 2.7 assists per game in 53 career games at Oregon before being suspended..." May 03

  • Oregon center Michael Chandler granted release from scholarship, will transfer

    Oregonian "Oregon center Michael Chandler was granted a release from his scholarship, the university announced on Tuesday. Chandler, a 6-foot-10 center, will seek to transfer to a different program. "We would like to thank Michael for being an important part of our team this season, and respect his..." April 28

  • Keith Smith, top 100 basketball prospect, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "ESPN four-star small forward Keith Smith, the No. 67 prospect in the class of 2016, has committed to the University of Oregon after re-opening his recruitment last week. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, Washington) product is rated as the No. 1 junior in his state and..." April 27

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • University of Houston to sign dismissed Oregon basketball player

    Houston Chronicle "Damyean Dotson, the former Yates star who was at the center of a sexual assault investigation that led to his dismissal from the University of Oregon, plans to resurrect his basketball career at home. Dotson on Wednesday will sign a national letter of intent to play at the University of..." April 15

  • Five-star SG Tyler Dorsey commits to Oregon

    SI.com "Five-star shooting guard Tyler Dorsey has verbally committed to Oregon, reports CBS Sports. Dorsey, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound recruit from Pasadena, Calif. (Maranatha), also visited Arizona State, Cal, Colorado and Kansas. He also held offers from Arizona, UConn, Duke, Georgetown, Kentucky,..." February 03

  • Former Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd gets a chance at a football national title

    College Basketball Talk "If you’re watching the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night between Oregon and Ohio State you might notice a former college basketball player playing a role in the proceedings. Former Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd is now playing wide receiver for the Ducks on..." January 12

  • University of Oregon and Dana Altman sued over alleged sexual assault by alleged victim

    Oregonian "The University of Oregon and men's basketball coach Dana Altman were sued Thursday afternoon by the alleged victim of a March sexual assault involving three former Ducks basketball players in a suit that says, in part, that Altman was fully aware that one of the players, Brandon Austin, had been..." January 09

  • Report: Oregon adds freshman big man for second semester

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon has added a 6-foot-9 post player named Roman Sorkin for the second semester, according to a report from Scout.com. Sorkin, an Israeli native, enrolled at Oregon this week, the report says, and will be eligible to play this season. That’s a major boost for the Ducks, who desperately..." January 06

  • Report: Oregon’s Dwayne Benjamin out tonight against VCU

    College Basketball Talk "Dwayne Benjamin entered Monday night’s tilt with Michigan as one of Oregon’s most surprising players. He’s averaging 7.5 points and 9.3 boards, playing with the kind of energy up front that the Ducks desperately need, but he won’t be on the floor on Tuesday night. Benjamin injured his left..." November 25

  • Oregon 2016 football commit says he’ll also play hoops in college

    College Basketball Talk "Earlier this month, Oregon football received a verbal commitment from White Station High (Tennessee) 2016 wide receiver Dillon Mitchell. The 6-foot-1 wideout will also play basketball for the Ducks. Mitchell is regarded as a three-star basketball recruit, according to Rivals. This gives Dana..." November 17

  • Report: Two Oregon players arrested last month for shoplifting

    CBSSports.com "A turbulent offseason has turned to another saga dealing with the law for Oregon basketball. The Register-Guard of Eugene reports Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, both transfers from a season ago, were arrested for shoplifting last month, on Sept. 12. It's a petty crime, one that pales in..." October 06

  • Oregon basketball's expected starting center injured

    247 Sports "Expected starting center Michael Chandler will not be available for the start of Oregon basketball's training camp, Dana Altman announced Thursday morning. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound junior college transfer has been sidelined with a knee injury that's prevented him to take part in off-season..." October 04

  • Top freshman JaQuan Lyle no longer on Oregon's roster

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "After Oregon updated its men's basketball roster on Tuesday evening, it didn't take long for savvy fans to point out a key difference. JaQuan Lyle, Oregon's top freshman, is no longer on it. Lyle was not admitted to the university despite being cleared by the NCAA, Rivals.com reported..." September 17

  • Trevor Manuel, 4-star power forward, commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "Trevor Manuel, a four-star power forward who is among the nation's top 100 prospects, announced his commitment to the University of Oregon on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 215-pound post, who had several schools in mind just a week ago, took his official visit to Eugene last weekend for the..." September 12

  • Oregon waited to expel three basketball players to avoid sanctions

    Oregonian "A wide-ranging report from KATU suggests that University of Oregon officials may have delayed the expulsion of three men's basketball players in order to maintain the team's academic rating, avoiding NCAA sanctions and assuring bonuses to be paid to coaches and officials. In a three-month long..." September 10

  • Dominic Artis headed to junior college, will attempt D-I comeback

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Oregon guard Dominic Artis is heading to a junior college before attempting to find a home at a Division I school next year. Sporting News reached out to Diablo Valley College head coach Steve Coccimiglio, who confirmed that Artis would be attending the school to earn his Associate of..." September 04

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Four-star Dillon Brooks commits to Oregon, reclassifies into 2014

    CBSSports.com "After a trio of spring dismissals, Oregon badly needed players for the upcoming season. On Sunday night, the Ducks received a key late addition. Four-star prospect Dillon Brooks made the decision to commit to Oregon, while also reclassifying into the class of 2014. As a result, Brooks will be..." August 18

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Report: Oregon Ducks' freshman Ray Kasongo denied admission

    Oregonian "Ray Kasongo, an incoming Oregon Ducks basketball freshman forward, has been denied admission by the school and is already eyeing other schools, according to a report Wednesday morning, dealing a blow to UO's plan for a young and talented frontcourt this upcoming season. ESPN's Jeff Goodman..." July 30

  • Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin reportedly transferring to Community College

    Daily Emerald "Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will be transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, according to a JucoJunction.com source close to the situation. Recently, the 6-foot-6 forward was suspended from UO for at least four years along with former..." July 08

  • St. John's no longer pursuing Dominic Artis

    Sporting News - NCAAB "St. John's is no longer pursuing former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis following an internal review of the situation, SNY's Adam Zagoria reported. Artis was one of three Oregon players named in a rape investigation that took place in April. While ultimately no charges were filed in the..." June 24

  • Oregon Finds 3 Basketball Players Guilty Of Sexual Assault, Will Remove Them From Campus

    Huffington Post "The University of Oregon found three former basketball players responsible for sexual misconduct, and will remove them from campus for up to 10 years. Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin were accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female undergraduate overnight from March 8..." June 24

  • Oregon transfer Dominic Artis to visit St. John’s this weekend

    New York Daily News "Oregon transfer Dominic Artis will visit St. John's this weekend, a source told the Daily News. The point guard was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams with the Ducks and would need to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules before having two years of eligibility left. Artis was dismissed..." June 20

  • Woman who accused Oregon players of sexual assault expresses anger at school

    USA Today "The woman who accused three Oregon basketball players of sexual assault has sent a letter to the Daily Emerald, the university's student newspaper, questioning the culture within the athletic department. "I am angry with the culture that appears to exist in our athletic department that..." June 06

  • Dana Altman deserves to be fired for mess at Oregon

    College Basketball Talk "Dana Altman needs to be fired. I’ll explain why in a minute, but before I do, let me set the stage for you. Altman, the Oregon head coach, finally spoke publicly about the rape accusations against three of his players on Friday evening, just a few hours after school President Michael..." May 16

  • Oregon dismisses 3 accused of sexual assault

    ESPN.com "Three Oregon Ducks players involved in a sexual assault investigation have been dismissed from the program, the university president announced Friday. Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin -- who were all suspended last week following the release of a police report that linked them..." May 09

  • Oregon suspends 3 after reported rape investigation; no charges filed

    Oregonian "Monday's announcement that Oregon basketball junior guard Damyean Dotson is not currently participating in team activities follows a forcible rape investigation from March that the Lane County District Attorney's office has since declined to prosecute due to a lack of evidence. Oregon..." May 06

  • Brandon Austin follows Artis, no longer with Oregon basketball

    Daily Emerald "Oregon small forward Brandon Austin is no longer participating in team activities. The report comes just hours after it was announced that point guard Dominic Artis was transferring. The 6-foot-8 forward transferred to Oregon from Providence midway through the 2013-14 season after he was..." May 05

  • Dominic Artis transferring from Oregon

    CBSSports.com "Oregon sophomore Dominic Artis is leaving the program, according to an ESPN report. Artis, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Oakland, averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 assists this past season. After an impressive freshman campaign, it seemed like Artis would have a bright future in Eugene. But a..." May 05

  • 4-star commit Kendall Small verbally commits to Oregon basketball team

    Oregonian "Oregon basketball has its first commitment for the 2015 class, getting a verbal commit from Mayfair High School point guard Kendall Small on Tuesday. Small, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from Lakewood, Calif., made the announcement Tuesday afternoon through his Twitter account. This past season, he..." April 29

  • Former Oregon guard A.J. Lapray transferring to Pepperdine

    College Basketball Talk "When high-scoring guard Joseph Young announced his decision to return to Oregon for his senior season, the Ducks found themselves one over the NCAA limit of 13 scholarships. That’s no longer an issue, as guard A.J. Lapray has decided to transfer to Pepperdine, getting Oregon back to the 13..." April 11

  • Joseph Young is returning to Oregon

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon’s junior guard Joseph Young will not be heading to the professional ranks. “Great talk [with] the [family],” he tweeted on Tuesday morning. “Decided the best thing for me is to get my Degree and play my last year as an Oregon Duck.” Young averaged 18.9 points and shot 41.5% from three..." April 08

  • St. John’s running out of players as Chris Obekpa transfers

    New York Post "Thus far, St John’s regular season was a smashing success compared to its offseason. Following a disappointing one-and-done NIT appearance, the deep and talented roster has fractured. Chris Obekpa, the shot-blocking sophomore dynamo, has received his release to transfer, which is a major blow..." April 04

  • Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent hired at Washington State

    Tacoma News Tribune "Bill Moos enjoyed hiring Ernie Kent so much that he decided to do it again. Kent has been hired by Washington State athletic director Moos as the school’s new men’s basketball coach. Kent, 59, was signed to a five-year rollover contract. “I’m looking forward to providing the kind of..." April 01

  • Badgers punch ticket to Sweet 16 with thrilling 85-77 comeback win over Ducks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Playing a de facto home game in the BMO Harris Bradley Center — decorated in cardinal and white on Saturday night — no doubt gave Bo Ryan's team an incredible emotional lift. Yet a home crowd alone wasn't responsible for the manner in which second-seeded Wisconsin stormed back to stun..." March 23

  • Elgin Cook returns to Milwaukee trying to balance emotions with NCAA Tournament focus

    Oregonian "Elgin Cook's circuitous route home ended Tuesday evening in the form of home-cooked food delivered to Oregon's team hotel, a brief dinner shared between the family who watched over his long and varied departure and the team that's been by his side during his return. Cook, a sophomore forward,..." March 20

  • BYU bounced out of NCAA Tournament with 87-68 loss to Oregon

    Salt Lake Tribune "Matt Carlino was heating up, open 3-point shots that rattled out in the first half were beginning to fall, and the mostly red-clad crowd of 17,749 at the Bradley Center was on its feet, urging the upset-minded BYU Cougars to complete their comeback from an early 14-point deficit. BYU was within..." March 20

  • NCAA rematch with Ducks doesn’t bother Cougs

    Salt Lake Tribune "Mostly because of its no-play-on-Sunday policy, BYU always seems to create bracketing headaches for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament selection committee. Matters were complicated even more this year when the Cougars’ second-leading scorer, point guard Kyle Collinsworth, suffered a..." March 18

  • UCLA 82, Oregon 63

    ProSportsDaily "Jordan Adams scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures as the Bruins rolled past the Ducks in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Zach LaVine and Travis Wear had 14 points apiece while Kyle Anderson collected 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists for No. 2..." March 14

  • Oregon 88, Oregon St. 74

    ProSportsDaily "Joseph Young scored 19 points and Jason Calliste added 17 as the Ducks pulled away from the Beavers in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas. Mike Moser made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for No. 7 seed Oregon (23-8), which shot 57.7 percent and advanced to face..." March 13

  • Oregon ends regular season in extraordinary fashion by beating No. 3 Arizona, 64-57

    Oregonian "In the afterglow of Oregon’s ear-splitting victory against No. 3 Arizona, coach Dana Altman paced a Matthew Knight Arena baseline – head down, grinning wide, lost in wondrous thought – as students stubbornly vacated the stormed court, the house lights dimmed and six Ducks celebrated senior day..." March 09

  • Oregon 85, Arizona St. 78

    ProSportsDaily "Mike Moser scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the host Ducks to their sixth straight win. Jason Calliste scored 16 points and Damyean Dotson added 15 as Oregon (21-8, 9-8 Pac-12) raced out to a 15-0 advantage and never trailed. The Ducks also received 13 points from Joseph Young..." March 05

  • Oregon 78, Southern California 63

    ProSportsDaily "Mike Moser finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Ducks handed the Trojans their 10th consecutive loss in Pac-12 play. Joseph Young scored 16 points and Jason Calliste added 13 points off the bench for Oregon (20-8, 8-8), which won its 20th game for a fourth straight season...." March 02