Oregon Ducks news: Football stars standout at NFL Combine, MBB to end season at home, more

Catch up on all things Oregon sports. Former Ducks dominate at the NFL Scouting Combine, men's basketball has two regular season games remaining, and more.
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon wide receiver Troy Franklin (WO08) during the 2024 NFL Combine.
Mar 2, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon wide receiver Troy Franklin (WO08) during the 2024 NFL Combine. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seven former Ducks flew to Indianapolis for the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. Bo Nix, Bucky Irving, Troy Franklin, Jackson Powers-Johnson, Khyree Jackson, Evan Williams, and Brandon Dorlus all showed off their skills for coaches, scouts, and fans.

Oregon’s offensive stars arguably had the best showings. Powers-Johnson closed out the four-day combine with a bang and Nix was able to silence the doubters on day three. 

Franklin and Irving helped boost their draft stock by exhibiting their quick feet and steady route running.

Dorlus, Williams, and Jackson by no means had bad days in Indy. With quick 40-yard dash times and good on-field drill assessments, the Ducks are looking ready for the big leagues.

The 2024 NFL Draft is set to start April 25 and hopefully, we’ll hear a few former Ducks selected early on. While all seven Oregon players won’t go in the first round, I wouldn’t be surprised if the entire flock gets drafted ahead of the final buzzer.

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After an abysmal 20-point loss to the Arizona Wildcats, the Ducks are looking to close out their season with two last wins.

Oregon will host Colorado and Utah at home to close out the regular season. Currently sitting at 19-10 overall and 11-7 in conference games, the Ducks are vying for one of the last spots in the NCAA Tournament.

If the Ducks can close out the regular season with wins against the mountain teams, they are set to have a bye in the Pac-12 Tournament. 

In the conference tourney, Oregon will have to produce a deep run to make an argument for its place in the main dance. Head coach Dana Altman is working to avoid his third consecutive appearance in the NIT with the Ducks, falling short of the NCAA Tournament the past two years.

Oregon baseball saw the team’s first home losses of the season as the Ducks hosted the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. Losing the first two games of the series, Oregon luckily avoided being swept as they found their bats and won the final game 16-9.

The Ducks will travel to Phoenix this week to play series against Grand Canyon and Arizona State. Oregon currently holds a 7-3 overall record.

The softball team brought in a monstrous number of runs against Mount St. Mary’s as the Ducks hosted the Jane Sanders Classic. Winning both games against MSM, Oregon outscored its opponent 27-2.

Oregon sadly cannot claim a perfect weekend. The Maryland Terrapins defeated the Ducks 4-0 on Friday but Oregon turned it around and got revenge on Saturday, winning 4-2.

The Ducks are scheduled to host Cal this weekend in their first Pac-12 series of the season.

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Caitlin Clark is officially the all-time leading scorer in NCAA basketball. Passing Pete Maravich’s record from 1970, Clark hit a free throw for her 3,668th career point.

Heralded the GOAT of college basketball, Clark’s career at Iowa is certainly one for the record books and it isn’t over yet. With the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments remaining, Clark can add to her point, assist, and rebound totals.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are currently ranked No. 6 in the nation and defeated the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes in Clark’s record-setting game.

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