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June 7, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Newport Beach residents Bob and Beverly Lewis, owners of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm, have donated $10 million to their alma mater, the University of Oregon. The gift will set up the Robert and Beverly Lewis Neurosciences Center and help the university launch its interdisciplinary Brain, Biology, Machine initiative. The couple own a beer distributorship in Pomona and Lancaster. The Lewises met at Oregon in the late 1940s.
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January 1, 2012 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
This isn't a myth or a theory or conjecture or a hypothesis -- it's the inconvenient truth. Five of Chip Kelly's six losses as Oregon's head football coach have come when his opponent has had more than a week to prepare for the Ducks' rapid-waddle offense. "It's an annoying little fact, isn't it?" Oregon guard Carson York said last week in advance of the Rose Bowl on Monday. The exception was USC's victory in November at Eugene, a week after the Trojans' home win over Washington.
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December 29, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After several years of serving a bowl of holiday leftovers, this year the Freedom Bowl offers something different. So what if Oregon and Colorado State aren't haute cuisine? At least these teams aren't the warmed-over remnants of seasons gone bad. No more teams such as Florida, which sold only 1,200 tickets before slogging through the final comedown of a disappointing season in last year's game.
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November 19, 2011 | Gary Klein
USC seeks to end a five-game slide in the state of Oregon. The Ducks are trying to return to the Bowl Championship Series title game. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the game's issues and matchups: -- Leading men With Stanford's Andrew Luck having failed to solve the Oregon Ducks, USC quarterback Matt Barkley has an opportunity to show that he is worthy of Heisman Trophy discussion. Barkley has passed for 29 touchdowns and had six passes intercepted, but he won't have all of his weapons at full strength against the Ducks.
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July 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Oregon Coach Rich Brooks was given the additional job of athletic director at the school. Brooks will receive an additional $20,000 annually in revenue generated by the university-owned Oregon Sports Network. His current compensation package is $196,030, including a base salary of $97,850. Brooks replaces Bill Byrne, who becomes athletic director at Nebraska on Nov. 1.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2000 | MARK ASHER and JOSH BARR, WASHINGTON POST
Nike, one of the nation's leaders in outfitting college sports teams and manufacturing licensed apparel with university and team logos, and its chairman, Phil Knight, have withdrawn millions of dollars in financial support from three universities in the last three weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2002 | Steve Harvey
Did you read where the University of Oregon has erected a 12-story mural ballyhooing its football team on the side of L.A.'s Hotel Figueroa, just a couple of miles north of USC? In warfare, such an enemy incursion would be called a "Trojan horse." But considering Oregon's mascot, I guess it would be more accurate to term it a "Trojan duck."
NEWS
August 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
A college student has pleaded guilty to illegally distributing thousands of pirated software programs, movies and pieces of music from his Web site, giving the government its first Internet piracy conviction under a 1997 law. Jeffrey Levy, 22, was charged in February with violating the federal No Electronic Theft Act after investigators found the material had been distributed through equipment at his apartment in Eugene. The senior at the University of Oregon entered his plea in U.S.
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December 1, 1994 | JIM MURRAY
Oh, dear! Now I can't go to Oregon anymore! I'm running out of places. I'll be reduced to Skaneateles, N.Y., next thing you know. What did I do? Knock Mt. Hood? Hell, no! I wouldn't be that stupid! Pooh-pooh Crater Lake? Naw! Love Crater Lake. Sneer at Coos Bay? Not me! All I did was suggest maybe their college football team was a little overmatched in the Rose Bowl. Well, all right, a lot overmatched. But, shoot, that's what I'm paid for. No need to get mad at a little honest journalism.
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February 13, 1995 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Rollinson, head coach of the Mater Dei football team, has been contacted by the University of Oregon about replacing Rich Brooks, who departed the school last week to become head coach of the Rams. Rollinson, 45, confirmed Sunday that he had been notified by university officials Saturday of their interest. He will fly to Oregon on Wednesday to interview. "I'll speak again with them today (Monday) to solidify everything," Rollinson said Sunday from his home in Tustin.
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September 13, 2009 | Jeff Barnard
As she pedaled an elliptical exercise machine at the University of Oregon, Wen Lee's face lighted up like the bulbs she was powering. "I could run my television with this," the environmental studies graduate student said between breaths, making the three bulbs on the stand in front of her glow brighter as part of a demonstration of renewable people power. The University of Oregon -- one of its school colors is, after all, green -- is the latest in a growing number of college campuses and exercise clubs across the country where workouts produce watts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2009 | Claire Noland
James H. Warsaw, a Newport Beach entrepreneur who helped change the perception of sports from games with bats and balls to a business of dollars and cents, has died. He was 61. Warsaw died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from infections, his brother Robert said Saturday. He also suffered from Parkinson's disease.
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March 30, 2008 | Jeff Barnard, Associated Press
Before Ken Kesey wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" or stocked a psychedelic school bus with LSD and the Merry Pranksters to look for America, he was a wrestler. He might never have written "Cuckoo's Nest," the 1962 novel that launched him to literary stardom, if he hadn't dislocated his shoulder wrestling for the University of Oregon. The injury kept him out of the military draft, allowing him to go to Wallace Stegner's writing seminar at Stanford University, where his job at the local veterans hospital gave him the setting for "Cuckoo's Nest" and the prototype for mean Nurse Ratched.
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November 16, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Without being touched, Dennis Dixon collapsed, and then Oregon did. It's hard to imagine the Heisman Trophy and a national title bid being lost on second and seven at the Arizona 15, with 6:01 left in the first quarter, but that's the way the Ducks season went down Thursday night in front of 50,387 at Arizona Stadium. Dixon, Oregon's superstar senior quarterback, injured his left knee while making an early-game cut.
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November 4, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
EUGENE, Ore. -- Quarterback Dennis Dixon made enough nifty moves Saturday to help Oregon beat Arizona State and keep the Ducks in the race for the Rose Bowl and maybe more. The important question after a 35-23 win at Autzen Stadium, though, was: How many moves does Team Eugene have left? Oregon (8-1) rather easily dispatched of previously undefeated Arizona State (8-1) in a matchup of top-five opponents in the Bowl Championship Series standings. No. 5 Oregon's win over No.
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October 28, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
EUGENE, Ore. -- All week long, Dennis Dixon kept one thing in mind. As the Oregon quarterback prepared to face USC and the nation's third-ranked defense, he wasn't thinking about long passes or mad scrambles. "We weren't expecting any kind of explosive plays," he said. "You've just got to dink and dunk 'em." It was a paradigm shift for a team that ranked second in the nation, scoring more than 46 points a game, and a quarterback known for his big-play potential.
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February 14, 1995 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mater Dei football Coach Bruce Rollinson said Monday he was the victim of a hoax that made front-page news. Rollinson, who had said Sunday that someone from the University of Oregon had asked about his interest in becoming the team's football coach, actually was never a candidate for the job, a university official said. Dan Williams, Oregon's interim athletic director and vice president of administration, said, "I know of (Mater Dei's) fine football reputation.
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December 20, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD
The University of Oregon football team arrived in Orange County Tuesday to begin preparations for the Freedom Bowl on Dec. 29. Oregon weather arrived a day later. The Ducks began their first practice under cloudy skies Wednesday morning at UC Irvine. By the time the 2 1/2-hour session ended, it had rained twice, the wind had gusted and the temperature was in the mid-50s. During one brief shower, someone yelled, "This is Eugene weather." No one laughed.
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March 24, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
In the dog days of February, Oregon lost five of six games in one stretch. Now the Ducks are a victory from the Final Four, but it would have to be a big one. They face defending NCAA champion Florida next. The Ducks can thank 5-foot-6 freshman point guard Tajuan Porter for the privilege after watching him score 33 points and make eight of 12 three-pointers in their 76-72 NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal victory over Nevada Las Vegas in front of 26,307 Friday in the Edward Jones Dome.
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March 17, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
For almost a month, Oregon has been blowing past opponents, running up big wins with quickness and outside shooting. That wasn't going to be the case against Miami of Ohio on Friday. Matched against a methodical, defense-minded opponent, the Ducks had to scratch their way to a 58-56 victory in a Midwest Regional first-round game at Spokane Arena. "It just became a game we had to grind out and finish at the end," Oregon Coach Ernie Kent said. "They're a tough basketball team."
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