Women’s Basketball

Q&A: Lexi Petersen chats about team preparation and team’s relationship with Graves

By on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 1:14 pm.

With two weeks of official practices under their belt, the Oregon women’s basketball team is prepping for the second 40-minute scrimmage of the fall. The Green & Yellow scrimmage is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. The scrimmage will be the first chance for fans to see a glimpse of the […]

Oregon women’s basketball adds walk-on Marie Berthuel to roster

By on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4:26 pm.

Every day, Marie Berthuel would play basketball at the Student Recreation Center —usually with the guys. She has always been interested in basketball, whether in her hometown of Nice, France or new home of Eugene, Oregon, but now she officially has a spot on the Oregon women’s basketball team. Berthuel, a graduate student studying Chemistry at the University […]

Q&A with Jillian Alleyne on her summer, leadership and optimism about start of fall practices

By on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 1:09 pm.

Fresh off a record-setting sophomore season, junior Jillian Alleyne and the Oregon women’s basketball team is ready to get the ball rolling on a new season. Last year, Alleyne set both the Pac-12 and Oregon single-season records for rebounds (494) and double-doubles (28). Her streak of 18 double-doubles set the Oregon record and tied the […]

Kelly Graves brings new energy to women’s basketball

By on Friday, Oct. 17 at 1:58 pm.

Drill by drill, lay-up by lay-up and dribble by dribble, changes are taking place in the way the Oregon women’s basketball team operates day-to-day. Head coach Kelly Graves was hired in April and along with him came three new assistant coaches: Mark Campbell, Jodie Berry and Nicole Powell. Since then, the team is pushing to improve […]

Oregon women’s basketball: Pac-12 schedule announced for 2014-2015 season

By on Monday, Sep. 22 at 12:40 pm.

The schedule is officially set for the Ducks in their first year under head coach Kelly Graves. On Monday morning, the remaining portion of the schedule, which includes 18 Pac-12 conference games, was released by the athletic department. Conference play tips off with seven consecutive televised games by the Pac-12 network. “I’m really excited to play […]

Oregon women’s basketball unveils 2014-2015 non-conference schedule

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:34 pm.

When the Ducks open the 2014-2015 season against Utah State at Matthew Knight Arena on November 14, the Kelly Graves era at the University of Oregon will officially begin. Oregon will play 11 games as part of its 2014-2015 non-conference schedule, the university announced Tuesday. Headlining the teams traveling to Eugene this fall is North […]

Q&A: Arizona women’s basketball head coach Niya Butts’ Chillin4Charity project spreads like wildfire

By on Saturday, Jun. 28 at 7:03 pm.

University of Arizona women’s basketball assistant coach Calamity McEntire approached head coach Niya Butts with an idea. After seeing cold water challenges sweeping the different social media outlets, McEntire thought it would be a good idea to challenge the different coaches around the Pac-12 to see if they would do it. Butts then proposed that […]

Oregon women’s basketball adds fifth-year Gonzaga transfer Danielle Walter for 2014-2015 campaign

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 1:30 pm.

Head coach Kelly Graves is bringing yet another piece of his former Gonzaga women’s basketball team to Eugene. Fifth-year Gonzaga transfer Danielle Walter will join the program next season, Graves announced on Thursday. Former Gonzaga assistant coaches Jodie Berry and Nicole Powell have also joined Graves’ staff. Walter, a native of Pasco, Wash., will be able to play […]

Q&A: Ariel Thomas reflects on her basketball experience in China

By on Monday, May. 26 at 8:23 pm.

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2013-2014 Oregon women’s basketball season, senior Ariel Thomas took the trip of a lifetime. She competed for the U.S. as a member of the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars. After the tournament, Thomas was announced as the MVP of the Jiujiang All-Tournament Team. She averaged 11.3 points per game in nine games, leading the […]

Oregon women’s basketball adds Fresno State transfer Jacinta Vandenberg

By on Tuesday, May. 20 at 5:30 pm.

The Oregon women’s basketball team announced the signing of Fresno State transfer Jacinta Vandenberg to an aid agreement Tuesday afternoon. Thrilled 2 have @Jizzzcinta join our Duck family. Love her combination of length & athleticism along w/her work ethic & personality — Kelly Graves (@GoDucksKG) May 20, 2014 Vandenberg, a 6-foot-5 center originally from Melbourne, Australia, […]

Nicole Powell brings her WNBA experience to the Oregon women’s basketball coaching staff

By on Friday, Jun. 6 at 9:28 am.

New women’s basketball coach Nicole Powell sees the game differently. As a current WNBA player for the Tulsa Shock, she brings a new perspective to the assistant coaching staff for the program next year. Powell was hired by first-year head coach Kelly Graves, who was announced as Oregon’s new head coach in April. Powell will play […]

Graves adds three assistant coaches to new women’s basketball staff

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 4:14 pm.

Kelly Graves has officially made his first move as the new Oregon women’s basketball coach. Graves added Oregon State’s Mark Campbell, Gonzaga’s Jodie Berry and Nicole Powell to his first coaching staff with the Ducks, the athletic department announced on Monday. He said that he sought out this group especially because they experience and understand west coast […]

Bev Smith continues her Oregon coaching legacy in a new way

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 1:11 pm.

It’s wasn’t too long ago that Bev Smith was leading the Oregon women’s basketball team at MacArthur Court. Five years later, she’s still coaching students — just not NCAA Division I athletes. Today, just north of Mac Court, Smith now leads a class through the Student Recreation Center. She teaches a womens only class on the […]

Kelly Graves to hire Oregon State associate head coach, according to report

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 6:24 pm.

Kelly Graves has made his first official decision as the new Oregon women’s basketball coach. Graves will hire Oregon State associate head coach Mark Campbell to join his staff as an assistant at Oregon for next season, according to Mike Robinson of Swishappeal.com, an affiliate of SB Nation. Per sources: Oregon coach Kelly Graves has hired […]

Breath of fresh air and excitement accompanies hiring of Kelly Graves as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 4:19 pm.

New Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves has already made his first mistake with the program. Once Graves was officially named the seventh head coach in Oregon history he tweeted that he would respond to every text message he received. Outpouring of support is incredible & overwhelming. I thank you & promise 2connect w/each […]

Kelly Graves makes first appearance as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Tuesday, Apr. 8 at 2:50 pm.

On Tuesday morning, Kelly Graves, the former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, addressed Oregon fans and members of the media for the first time since signing a six year contract with the University of Oregon. Graves will earn $500,000 the first two years at Oregon, $525,000 the next two years and $550,000 in the last two […]

Kelly Graves officially named next Oregon women’s basketball head coach

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 10:33 pm.

Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves has officially been named Oregon women’s basketball head coach, agreeing to a six-year contract. Graves will become the seventh coach in program history, taking over for Paul Westhead, whose contract was not renewed by the University. We are happy to announce the seventh head coach in Oregon women's basketball history is Kelly […]

Source: Oregon women’s basketball met with Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves for head coaching vacancy

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 6:05 pm.

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves was on campus Sunday afternoon in Eugene to meet with the Oregon women’s basketball team in a closed-door meeting at Matthew Knight Arena, according to a source close to the team. Graves is one of the top targets to replace Paul Westhead as the Ducks’ next head coach. The […]