KATU Report: Police Voicemail Says University of Oregon Wanted to "Do Stupid Things" Following Rape Allegations

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A University of Oregon police sergeant said higher ups at the university were "being hysterical" and "wanting to do stupid things" in the wake of rape allegations against three UO basketball players last March, according to records obtained by KATU-TV.KATU says that the claim by the officer was made March 17 in a voice mail to Eugene police who were investigating the rape allegations. The station says ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 AARON MESH

UPDATED: University of Oregon Accuses KATU of Misrepresenting Facts In Its Reporting on Rape Allegations Against Three Ex-Ducks Basketball Players

KATU fires back with evidence UO delayed action against players to protect its NCAA academic rating

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The University of Oregon says Portland news station KATU has "misrepresented" in a stinging Sept. 8 report on how the school handled rape allegations against three men's basketball players.KATU's Sept. 8 report alleges that UO benefitted from keeping basketball players Brandon Austin, Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis on the men's basketball team up to three months after they were accused of rape. ...   More
 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 SAMI EDGE

KATU: University of Oregon Protected Its NCAA Academic Rating By Keeping Basketball Players Accused of Rape on the Team

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University of Oregon officials waited until the end of spring term to expel men's basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin after they were accused of rape, allowing the team's academic rating high enough to guarantee UO coaches and officials would receive big cash bonuses, KATU reported Monday evening. Over the course of a three-month investigation, KATU obtained ...   More
 
Monday, September 8, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

$10,000 Offered To Members of UO Sexual Assault Prevention Review Panel

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The University of Oregon will pay each member of its sexual assault prevention review panel a $10,000 honorarium, according to an announcement posted on the President's website yesterday. The payment will cover "the substantial time and expertise dedicated to this review effort," in addition to paying for travel costs, the site says. The university appointed the the panel's ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

New York Times Profile Details Marcus Mariota's Rocky Beginnings

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College football fans got the chance to learn more about Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota's journey from high school football benchwarmer to early Heisman Trophy favorite in a New York Times profile published Sunday. Mariota, a redshirt junior at the University of Oregon, is the team's marquee star as the Ducks point toward the NCAA's new playoff system.However, Mariota's career had a rocky beginning, ...   More
 
Monday, August 25, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

The Real Reason UO President Michael Gottfredson Quit? Sexual Assault and Money.

UPDATED: Is it that major donors didn't like him? Or that Gottfredson—a criminologist—was undone by the UO basketball rape case?

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The sudden departure of yet another University of Oregon president leaves more questions hanging than answered about why the state’s premiere university can’t keep a leader. Michael Gottfredson quit yesterday after only two years on the job, and one year short off the end of his three-year contract to run the UO. The change comes as the new University of Oregon Board of ...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 WW Staff

Three UO Basketball Players Suspended After Being Investigated for Rape; DA Won't Prosecute

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The University of Oregon has suspended three basketball players who have been under investigation for forcibly raping a woman in a bathroom, according to a story reported Monday by the UO student newspaper, the Emerald and by the Oregonian.Damyean Dotson, a sophomore from Houston; Brandon Austin, a freshman from Philadelphia; and Dominic Artis, a sophomore from San Francisco are ...   More
 
Monday, May 5, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Rip City vs. No Pity: Wrong! It’s the Ducks

Uncle Phil has the killer quack.


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With all due respect to the Fail Blazers and the Fightin’ Alaska Airlines, the contest isn’t even close. There’s only one sports team that provides a distinctively Portland experience. It’   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

State Bar Dimisses UO Professor's Complaint Against Lawyers Involved in the Energy Department Investigation

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The Oregon State Bar has dismissed a complaint filed by University of Oregon economics professor Bill Harbaugh, filed in May against prominent Eugene lawyers Bill Gary and Sharon Rudnick and University of Oregon General Counsel Randy Geller. In his complaint, Harbaugh accused Gary and Rudnick of misleading Marion County Judge Thomas Hart last year about the value of legal services their firm, Harrang ...   More
 
Monday, August 12, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

NYT Takes a Tour of Phil Knight's UO Largess

Times' story looks at Duck football's $68 million training facility.

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It’s hard to ignore Phil Knight’s influence on the University of Oregon campus—from the library named after his family, to the law school named for his dad, to the basketball arena named after Knight’s son. Those on the Eugene campus are always aware of what his cash has bought. But his latest endeavor—a $68 million,145,000-square-foot football training facility—caught the eye of the ...   More
 
Friday, August 2, 2013 EMILY SCHIOLA

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