Duck Talk - January 13


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Oregon Athletics News

Track and Field Kicks Off Their Season in Seattle - The squad opens their season at the UW Indoor Preview Saturday. Loaded with strong collegiate and professional talent, the event gives a great first test - Read More (Oregon Club of Portland)

No Longer an Upstart, Ducks Handling Life as the Hunted in the Pac-12 - Oregon Women's Basketball flew under the radar last season, but after their incredible NCAA Tournament run and some big wins this season, the Ducks have a target on their backs as they lead the Pac-12 - Read More (GoDucks)

With Maite Cazorla Their Steady 'Rock,' No. 8 Oregon Ducks Women Are Chasing History - The 5-foot-10 junior guard from Spain who has gone from the program's do-everything point guard as a freshman to its best defender and passer as a junior - Read More (OregonLive)

Sabrina Ionescu Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 - The Wooden award goes to the best college men's and women's basketball player each season and is voted on by national college basketball media and experts - Read More (Duck Territory)

Family Business: Keith Smith's Family and Seattle Roots Propelled Him to a Basketball Life - Smith completed his final two years of high school at Rainier Beach. As a junior, he averaged 18.5 points per game. During his senior year, he averaged 15.7 points and led the team to a 3A State Championship - Read More (Daily Emerald)

Ducks Name Aaron Feld Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Feld joins Oregon from the University of Georgia, where he spent the last three years as the assistant director of strength and conditioning while working with the Bulldogs' football program - Read More (GoDucks)

Q&A with New Oregon DE/OLB Transfer D.J. Johnson - Johnson discusses his reasons for transferring, what it is that appeals to him about Oregon the second time around and when he'll be suiting up in Eugene - Read More (OregonLive)

GoDucks Women's Track and Field Previews: Sprints and Hurdles | Jumps and Combined Events | Throws | Distance

Jordon Scott Named Freshman All-America - Scott finished his freshman season with 34 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks while starting 11 of Oregon's 13 games - Read More (GoDucks)

The Hotline's Ridiculously Early Top-25 for 2018 - Don't look now (or do!), but the Ducks are ranked #13 in a good in-depth top 25, headlined by Justin Herbert on offense and Jim Leavitt working to improve the defense that much more - Read More (Mercury News)