Men’s Basketball

Four-Star small forward Dillon Brooks commits to Oregon

By on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7:54 pm.

Dana Altman can rest a little easier now that ESPN four-star guard/forward Dillon Brooks announced his commitment to the University of Oregon Sunday evening. The prospect out of the renown Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, chose Oregon over Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and others. Brooks, who was originally projected to be a part of the 2015 […]


Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

By on Tuesday, Jul. 29 at 12:50 pm.

The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal […]


ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports Brandon Austin to play at Northwest Florida

By on Thursday, Jul. 24 at 4:13 pm.

After recently being denied admittance into Hutchinson Community College, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has reported that former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin is headed to Northwest Florida State College. Former Providence and Oregon forward Brandon Austin has been accepted to Northwest Florida, the school told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 24, 2014 While attending Providence, […]


Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin not admitted into Hutchinson Community College

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 10:06 pm.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will not be admitted into Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, the Hutchinson athletic department confirmed to The Emerald Thursday morning. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news, saying the school president made the final decision. Former Oregon and Providence player Brandon Austin will not be admitted to Hutchinson […]


Grand jury found “legally insufficient evidence” to charge Brandon Austin with sexual assault in Providence

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 2:54 pm.

After a lengthy investigation from a Rhode Island grand jury, former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin was not charged with sexually assaulting a woman while he attended Providence College. On Wednesday, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General released the Statewide Grand Jury’s report detailing its decision not to indict Austin or his former Providence teammate […]


Brandon Austin not charged for alleged sexual assault in Providence, according to lawyer

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 11:31 am.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin has not been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in November while he attended Providence College, according to Austin’s lawyer, Laura Fine Moro. Fine Moro said a grand jury declined to indict both Austin and his roommate, Rodney Bullock, who was also allegedly involved in the November assault. “The grand […]


Q&A: Former Oregon basketball player Mike Moser provides insight on life in NBA Summer League

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 10:09 am.

Just months after his college career ended at the University of Oregon, forward Mike Moser has made the jump to the NBA Summer League. After going undrafted in this year’s draft, Moser has averaged 13.0 (PPG) and 3.5 (RPG) for the Boston Celtics through his first four games. He hopes to earn a spot on […]


Hutchinson Community College says reports of Brandon Austin’s transfer are not true “right now”

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 10:41 am.

The Hutchinson Community College athletic department refuted reports that former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin would transfer to the Kansas community college. “There’s no story,” Hutchinson head men’s basketball coach Steve Eck told The Emerald, reflecting what he told The Register-Guard earlier this afternoon. “There’s no truth to that right now.” Eck said Austin is interested in […]


Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin reportedly transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas

By on Monday, Jul. 7 at 10:40 pm.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will be transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, according to a JucoJunction.com source close to the situation. Recently, the 6-foot-6 forward was suspended from UO for at least four years along with former teammates Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, after violating the University of Oregon’s student conduct code for sexual misconduct. Austin was also […]


Former Ducks Mike Moser and Waverly Austin eye professional careers

By on Friday, Jun. 27 at 2:55 pm.

Two former Oregon basketball players are looking to continue their playing careers professionally, as both Mike Moser and Waverly Austin are looking toward the future. There are two options available to college basketball players after they graduate: playing in the NBA or going overseas to try their luck. While neither player heard their name called […]


Attorney for survivor of alleged Oregon men’s basketball sexual assault responds to statement from players’ lawyers

By on Wednesday, Jun. 25 at 12:50 pm.

John Clune, the attorney for the survivor of the alleged sexual assault committed by three Oregon men’s basketball players in March, sent The Emerald a response to the statement released Tuesday night by the three players’ lawyers. Clune’s statement came less than two hours after the statement from the players’ lawyers, who are Shaun McCrea, Laura Fine […]


Attorneys for Dotson, Artis and Austin release joint statement critical of UO’s actions in rape case

By on Thursday, Jun. 26 at 8:41 pm.

The attorneys for the three Oregon men’s basketball players suspended from the university for at least four years, released a joint statement to The Emerald on Tuesday night. Shaun McCrea represents Damyean Dotson, Laura Fine Moro represents Brandon Austin and Greg Veralrud — who released a statement of his own Monday night — represents Dominic Artis. […]


Dotson, Artis, Austin suspended from UO for at least four years

By on Tuesday, Jun. 24 at 10:15 am.

Former Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin have been found responsible for sexual misconduct violating the University of Oregon student conduct code and will be suspended from the school for at least four years, attorney John Clune told The Emerald Monday morning. Clune represents the survivor of a sexual assault […]


Letter from alleged sexual assault survivor calls for increased transparency, praises campus resources

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 3:08 pm.

Update: A response from UO’s Senior Director of Communications Julie Brown has been added to the bottom of this post.  The survivor of an alleged March sexual assault involving three men’s basketball players released a statement Thursday morning through John Clune, her attorney. Her statement comes almost three months after Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and […]


Highly-touted men’s basketball recruit Ahmaad Rorie chooses Oregon

By on Thursday, May. 22 at 3:03 pm.

Ahmaad Rorie, one of the top remaining recruits who had yet to sign, will play for the University of Oregon after announcing his decision Thursday morning. The point guard out of Tacoma, Wash. is ranked as a 4-star recruit by Scout and 24/7 Sports, while Rivals has him at 3 stars. Rorie originally committed to California, but […]


Q&A: Oregon basketball recruit JaQuan Lyle discusses relationships with Dana Altman and Damyean Dotson

By on Friday, May. 16 at 12:27 pm.

The dismissal of three Oregon basketball players last week following their alleged sexual assault leaves the Ducks with just four scholarship players, two junior college transfers and three high school recruits. Anchoring the latter group is four-star recruit JaQuan Lyle. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound guard from Huntington Prep said he will come to Eugene this summer and hasn’t wavered despite everything that has […]


Former Eugene city councilor files Title IX complaint against UO for Artis, Austin and Dotson’s suspension

By on Sunday, May. 25 at 12:47 pm.

UPDATE: This story was updated Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. with responses from Austin Meek and Jennifer Freyd, who are both criticized in the complaint at the bottom of this post. Former Eugene City Councilor Kevin Hornbuckle sent a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education against the University of Oregon and the athletic department […]


Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman addresses rape allegations against Dotson, Austin, Artis, “very disappointed in the players”

By on Saturday, May. 10 at 12:00 pm.

Oregon men’s basketball head coach Dana Altman spoke to the media Friday afternoon about the sexual assault allegations against basketball players Damyean Dotson, Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis. It was Altman’s first appearance since the allegations came to light on May 5. “I am very disappointed in the three young men,” Altman said. Altman said […]


Dana Altman knew of investigation shortly before NCAA tournament but players allowed to play, according to Oregonian sources

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 11:24 pm.

Oregon head men’s basketball coach Dana Altman reportedly knew about about an investigation into multiple Ducks basketball players a day or two before the NCAA tournament but let the players play because University of Oregon officials said it was OK, according to multiple anonymous Oregonian sources. The Oregon coaching staff has been placed under a […]


Self-proclaimed witness talks to KWVA about alleged forcible rape involving Dotson, Artis and Austin

By on Saturday, May. 31 at 4:03 pm.

KWVA had a live interview Tuesday night which included a testimony from a woman who supposedly attended Johnathan Loyd’s March 8 party where University of Oregon men’s basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin allegedly sexual assaulted a university student. UO student Kelsy Alston explained during the interview what she witnessed in connection […]