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Quack Fix: Oshay Dunmore leaves football team, Jake Reed signs with Twins

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Your morning dose of Oregon Ducks news.

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  • Oshay Dunmore became the latest Duck to leave the football program as it was reported that the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker from Newport High would not return to Oregon in 2014. Dunmore recored nine tackles last season and played in 10 games. Dunmore has spoken with a number of Pac-12 schools, including USC, UCLA and Washington.
  • Former Oregon closer Jake Reed will not return for his senior year after signing with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. Reed received a $350,000 signing bonus (the equivalent of one year of out-of-state tuition at Oregon) and is the first Duck to sign a contract so far this year. Tommy Thorpe, Porter Clayton, Scott Heineman and Brando Tessar were all selected in the draft, but have yet to sign a contract.
  • Fresh off a national title for the men and a third place finish for the women, the Oregon track & field program raked in some Pac-12 awards on Tuesday. Head coach Robert Johnson was named coach of the year for both men and women. Sophomore Jenna Prandini won both women's track and women's field athlete of the year, while freshman Devon Allen earned Pac-12 newcomer of the year.
  • Remember that "Go Ducks!" banner that flew over Oregon State's graduation last weekend? Well, the owner of the company behind it is now saying he's sorry. Pete Brawn, owner of Cascade Aero Banner, posted an apology on the company's Facebook page, saying they exercised poor judgement. The best part though is that Brawn is actually an Oregon State alum.
  • The Oregon volleyball team announced its 2014 schedule this week, and it looks like the Ducks will be getting plenty of air time. Sixteen of Oregon's matches will be televised, including two national broadcasts on ESPNU against Stanford (October 3) and Washington (November 7). Oregon opens the season August 29 against Ohio State.