Oregon Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Oregon 87, UCLA 83

    ProSportsDaily "Joseph Young scored 26 points and Jason Calliste added 18 as the visiting Ducks defeated a Bruins’ squad missing leading scorers Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson. The two UCLA starters were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules and that opened the door for Oregon (19-8, 7-8 Pac-12)..." February 28

  • Arizona shows it’s still the big dog in men’s hoops

    Salt Lake Tribune "The whispers began with Brandon Ashley going down for the season with a foot injury. Those whispers turned to chatter as Arizona struggled with teams like Oregon and Oregon State — at the friendly confines of the McKale Center, no less. They turned into roars with an offensively challenged loss at..." February 25

  • Oregon 67, Washington St. 53

    ProSportsDaily "Mike Moser scored 21 points, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and Joseph Young added 18 as the Ducks dominated the second half against the visiting Cougars. Moser shot 8-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from 3-point range for Oregon (18-8, 6-8 Pac-12), which won its third straight after..." February 24

  • Seven Pac-12 teams projected in NCAA tourney

    Seattle Times "No. 2 Arizona is the only Pac-12 team in the top 25 rankings, however the bracket gurus project 7-6 teams from the conference will participate in the NCAA tournament. Jerry Palm at CBSsports.com projects seven Pac-12 teams in the tourney. Here’s list list including seeds and region in..." February 11

  • Ducks can't wait to forget Arizona in order to salvage road trip

    Oregonian "As tempting as it might be to consider its 67-65 loss Thursday to No. 2 Arizona a moral victory, Oregon is instead trying to "flush" the game from its system in hopes it will keep the whole weekend from going down the drain. Needing a victory to remain on or near the edge of consideration for..." February 07

  • No. 2 Arizona gets past Oregon with big shots, big stops

    Fox Sports Arizona "Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell hit two shots all night against Oregon -- one to start the second half and one in the final minute, a go-ahead 3-pointer that was his team's last basket of the game. Everything in between wasn't all that pretty, but for the Wildcats, the final score looked..." February 07

  • Caught in a shooting slump, Oregon basketball's Joseph Young found his answer in a familiar place: the gym

    Oregonian "When Oregon arrives in Tucson for Thursday evening’s showdown with No. 2 Arizona, it will carry a slingshot and the knowledge its aim must be true to fell a college basketball goliath. In smothering its opponents into the nation’s sixth-lowest field goal percentage, Arizona has ensured its..." February 04

  • Slowing Kyle Anderson's key in Ducks' next matchup

    Oregonian "Faced with an explosive scorer last week in Washington's C.J. Wilcox, Oregon men's basketball guarded him with a slew of guards, ranging from 6-foot-5 Damyean Dotson to 5-foot-8 Johnathan Loyd. On Thursday, arguably an even tricker matchup comes to town in the form of 6-9, 230-pound Kyle..." January 29

  • UW men’s basketball holds off Oregon, 80-76

    Seattle Times "Rather than go for an offensive rebound, Andrew Andrews admitted he began backpedaling downcourt after C.J. Wilcox released a three-pointer 22 feet away from the basket. “Every time he shoots I think it’s going in, and sometimes I’ll get in trouble because he’ll shoot and I’ll just watch the..." January 24

  • Wooden Award releases midseason list; Joel Embiid snubbed?

    CBSSports.com "The Wooden Award released its midseason list of 25 players on Wednesday, and most of the usual suspects are on the list. Creighton's Doug McDermott is the favorite heading into the final six weeks of the season, but the talk of the sport for the past two weeks has been Kansas big man Joel..." January 23

  • Conference season unkind to several teams

    College Basketball Talk "The non-conference season is a time for average teams to boost their confidence with easy games and good teams to beef up their resumes against other good teams. The start of the conference season often separates the true contenders from the teams that may not be as good as their records..." January 23

  • Ducks' maligned front line visit Washington with tallest player's status unclear

    Oregonian "Though Oregon men’s basketball’s options at forward and center have been limited since the first day of practice, the Ducks’ lineup could be without its tallest player for a second consecutive game Thursday evening in Seattle. Waverly Austin, the 6-foot-11 senior who averages 1.9 rebounds and..." January 22

  • Joseph Young among Wooden Award Midseason top 25

    Oregonian "Junior guard Joseph Young was among the 25 players named to the Wooden Award Midseason top 25 Wednesday. The Houston, Texas, native leads the Ducks in scoring at 18.0 points per game. He is fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring, third in three-pointers per game (2.1) sixth in free throw percentage..." January 22

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