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University of Oregon

August 03, 2022

RRW: Sean Brosnan, Shalane Flanagan Headed for NCAA Coaching Jobs

Still no word on what's happening with UO distance coach Ben Thomas.
April 23, 2021

Donavan Brazier Has Unfinished Business at Hayward Field: "I Wanted to Go to Oregon, But They Never Gave Me a Scholarship"

"I don't know if I'd say [Hayward Field] is the best [stadium] in the country," Brazier said. "But maybe I'm just salty saying that, because I wanted to go to Oregon."
April 01, 2021

Hayward Field's Grand Reopening Is Friday, And a Ton of NCAA Stars Will Be Racing

,027 days have passed since Hayward last hosted a track meet. That changes on Friday. Will Cole Hocker and Cooper Teare chase the Olympic standard as well as CR? Hear what Oregon coach Ben Thomas told us. The meet also features NCAA champs Courtney WaymentConner MantzWesley Kiptoo, and Edwin Kurgat. MB: Cole Hocker 1500m debut @ Hayward Premiere
February 12, 2021

Oregon Ducks Cooper Teare and Cole Hocker Run 3:50 to Destroy NCAA Record in the Mile

The Oregon Ducks continued their assault on the NCAA record books as Cooper Teare broke the NCAA record in the mile as did his teammate Cole Hocker.
February 06, 2021

Cooper Teare & The Record-Breaking Oregon DMR Team Discuss Their 2021 Plans: "This Will Be One of Those All-Time Great Oregon Teams"

Jonathan Gault to coach Ben Thomas and the Oregon distance stars to get their plans for the rest of the year. They reveal they "might" do xc, but after running an NCAA record of 9:19.42 in their season opener it looks like the goal is an NCAA team title indoors. "The way these guys have stuck with it and kept their edge, it's been really special," said Thomas. Plus he analyzes how the squad compares to the all-time great Oregon squads.
May 21, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships

A look back at Galen Rupp's first NCAA title (and an examination of his strange fashion choices) and the Oregon men's last team title, a historically loaded Oregon team, and why the Washington women were like the 1985 Chicago Bears. *MB: What's the most loaded NCAA men's xc team in history? Was 2008 Oregon with Rupp, Puskedra, Biwott, Centro and Wheating?
March 10, 2020

2020 NCAA Indoors Men's Mid-D/Distance Preview: Studs Galore & Wide-Open Races

We break down the men's distance action for this weekend's NCAA Champs which are LOADED with 11 guys under 3:58, 12 guys under 7:50, 4 under 13:30 plus the fastest DMR team in NCAA history. *MB: 2020 NCAA Indoors men's fields are LOADED. Who you got?
November 26, 2019

The Decade Awards: Which NCAA Cross Country Programs & Athletes Were the Best of the 2010s?

We hand out awards, including Runner of the Decade, Upset of the Decade, & Program of the Decade. Plus, what were the best single-season teams of the last 10 years?
September 19, 2019

2019 NCAA Men's XC Season Preview: Men's Teams #10 Oklahoma State Through #6 Notre Dame

We begin our 2019 NCAA XC countdown by unveiling the back half of the LRC top 10 which includes some big names - #10 Ok State, #9 Portland,#8 Colorado, #7 Oregon, #6 Notre Dame.
September 19, 2019

2019 NCAA Women's XC Preview: #10 Michigan State Through #6 Washington

We begin our 2019 NCAA XC countdown by unveiling the first half of the LRC top 10.
November 14, 2018

2018 NCAA XC Women's Team Preview: New Mexico Goes For 3rd Title In 4 Years Against A Deep Field Of Contenders

Mark Wetmore says that NCAA xc is "chaotic and unpredictable." That certainly could be true this year as 5 teams have a legitimate shot at the title - UNM, Oregon, Colorado, Boise State, and Arkansas.
July 16, 2018

The University of Oregon names Ben Thomas - formerly of Virginia Tech - as its new distance coach

Additionally, Pete Watson (formerly of UVA) will be moving to coach the men's distance runners at Texas.
March 07, 2018

2018 NCAA Indoor DMR Preview: Josh Kerr & New Mexico Are Favored On Men's Side; Can Elise Cranny Carry Stanford To Title After String Of Near Misses?

The men's race could come to an anchor battle of a tired Josh Kerr vs. a fresh Grant Fisher. Who would have the edge? In the women's race, Stanford and Oregon are our two favorites. *MB: 2018 NCAA DMR Discussion Thread - Who wins if it comes down to a tired Josh Kerr vs fresh Grant Fisher? Oregon or Stanford?
November 15, 2017

2017 NCAA XC Women's Team Preview: Oregon Tries to Repeat, Colorado Seeks Redemption, & New Mexico Is Loaded Again

This is one of the more exciting team battles in recent memory, as there are 5 teams that legitimately think they can win the NCAA title on Saturday. Who has the edge Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, San Fran or Stanford?
October 12, 2017

2017 Wisconsin Invite/Pre-Nats Preview: Who Will Emerge as the NCAA Favorites as the XC Season Heats Up?

There should be some great matchups this weekend. Justyn Knight vs. Grant Fisher (and Morgan McDonald?) at Wisconsin. Katie Rainsberger vs. Karissa Schweizer at Pre-Nats. No. 1 NAU vs. No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Stanford in the men's race at Wisconsin. No. 1 Colorado vs. No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 4 Michigan in the women's race at Pre-Nats. Get excited. *MB: Official 2017 Wisco / Pre-Nats Discussion Thread- Who you got? 
September 12, 2017

2017 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #8 Oregon & #7 Wisconsin

It's really hard to predict how traditional powers Oregon and Wisconsin will do in 2017 as Oregon lost King Ches and Wisco may or may not redshirt their star Morgan McDonald.
June 10, 2017

From Choke to Clutch: Oregon Ducks Complete First Triple Crown With NCAA Record in 4x400

What a way for the Ducks to complete the triple crown.
June 06, 2017

The Fan's Guide to 2017 NCAA Women's Outdoor Track and Field Champs: Oregon Looks to Complete an Unprecedented Triple Crown

Oregon's drive for the 1st-ever women's triple crown is one of just 5 story lines we give you to follow. They include the return of Allie Ostrander to an NCAA champs after a year plus absence and is Dani Jones the favorite in the loaded women's 1500?