No. 17 Alabama aims to rediscover 3-point touch vs. Oregon

Playing for third place in the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla., isn’t what No. 17 Alabama envisioned before the tournament began. However, that’s the situation for the Crimson Tide (4-1), who were upset 92-81 by Ohio State on Friday. Alabama will face Oregon on Saturday afternoon in a matchup of the two Friday losing teams. Oregon (4-1) fell 88-82 to Santa Clara in the second opening-round game. The Crimson Tide entered their contest leading

Short-handed Oregon faces fellow unbeaten Santa Clara

Oregon continues its trip to Florida on Friday night with a matchup against Santa Clara at the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville. The Ducks are 4-0 despite not having center N’Faly Dante, their top player, available for the past three games due to a knee injury. In an 82-71 season-opening victory over Georgia, Dante scored 16 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. Oregon also might be without Dante’s backup, Nate Bittle, who is averaging 13 points

No. 16 Oregon St. eager to play spoiler vs. No. 6 Oregon

The game that used to be known locally as the Civil War has the potential to be an epic battle, not just for bragging rights in the state of Oregon, but also for a spot in what could be the last Pac-12 championship game ever. No. 6 Oregon can punch its ticket to the title game to face fourth-ranked Washington, but No. 16 Oregon State will look to spoil its rival’s plans on Friday in

Banged-up Oregon heads east to meet Florida A&M

Oregon begins a cross-country road trip with an undefeated record and a concerning injury list. The Ducks will try to keep the positive results coming when facing Florida A&M on Monday night in Tallahassee, Fla., in what will be their first true road game of the season. This is the first of three games for the Ducks (3-0) in the state of Florida as they’ll play in the Emerald Coast Classic later in the week.

After N’Faly Dante’s historic game, Oregon faces Montana

Oregon’s N’Faly Dante is coming off a historic 21-rebound effort heading into Friday’s home opener with Montana in Eugene, Ore. Dante’s rebounding production in the Ducks’ 82-71 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday was the most for an Oregon player since Gerald Willett had 21 against Duquesne in the 1974-75 season. The Oregon record for rebounds is 32, by Jim Loscutoff against Brigham Young in 1955. “I was just trying to do what I

With Pac-12 title game in sight, No. 6 Oregon welcomes USC

Sixth-ranked Oregon will try to move one game closer to reaching its fourth Pac-12 championship game in five seasons when it welcomes visiting Southern California to Eugene, Ore., on Saturday. The Ducks (8-1, 5-1) held firm at No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday, tops among all one-loss teams. They roll into Saturday’s matchup winners of three straight, all by at least 14 points, after last week’s 63-19 blowout of Cal. Quarterback

No. 6 Oregon, trying to peak at right time, not overlooking Cal

Oregon is in the thick of the national championship picture as the calendar turns to November. The Ducks are No. 6 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the campaign. They conclude the regular season with three of four games at home, beginning with a Pac-12 contest against Cal on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. Oregon sits behind No. 5 Washington of the Pac-12 due to its 36-33 loss to the Huskies in Seattle on

No. 8 Oregon, No. 13 Utah clash in likely elimination match

It is a virtual elimination game Saturday when No. 8 Oregon faces No. 13 Utah in Salt Lake City. Both teams are 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-12. The team that loses falls out of national championship consideration. “Big game in the conference picture,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said his Monday news conference. “They’re a one-loss team, as are we. Both our backs are to the wall. Hopefully it will be a great football

No. 9 Oregon seeks better execution vs. Washington St.

Washington State and No. 9 Oregon will both try to rebound from difficult losses when they meet in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday afternoon. Which defeat was more devastating remains to be seen. The Ducks fell 36-33 at then-No. 7 Washington last Saturday as Camden Lewis’ last-second, 43-yard field-goal attempt sailed just wide of the right upright. Meanwhile, Washington State was blown out 44-6 by Arizona the same day in Pullman, Wash. It was the second

No. 7 Washington, No. 8 Oregon prepared for marquee matchup

So just how big is Saturday’s matchup between No. 7 Washington and No. 8 Oregon? It’s the first time both programs have been ranked in the Top 10 when meeting in the rivalry’s 123-year history. ESPN’s “College GameDay” will be on hand in Seattle. And the matchup features a pair of quarterbacks who are Heisman Trophy candidates: Oregon’s Bo Nix and Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. “This is what we tell young people: This is why