Author Archives: Aubrey Wieber

Sports reporter for the Daily Emerald. Senior at the University of Oregon, from NE Portland, fan of the Oregon Ducks, TrailBlazers, NY Mets, Detroit Lions and Red Wings. Follow me on Twitter @aubreywieberODE

DuckSeason: What’s the worst that could happen? A look at the coming football season’s potential outcomes

By on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2:57 pm.

A lot of mystery and speculation is surrounding the Oregon football program heading into the summer. The team lost Chip Kelly as its coach, Kenjon Barner as the leading rusher, its best offensive lineman and most of its top defensive players. The team’s best returning players, Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas, have extremely high expectations to […]

New season, new players: Oregon women’s soccer changes up the field

By on Sunday, Jul. 14 at 8:05 pm.

Kat Mertz has yet to take the sideline for a regular season game, but she has already begun making her mark on the Oregon soccer program. Replacing Tara Erickson as head coach in December, Mertz claims to have already instilled a new culture on the program. “There have been a lot of changes,” Mertz said. “Just […]

Zone Read: Tommy Thorpe to pitch in USA-Japan series, LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors spread

By on Tuesday, Jul. 2 at 6:55 pm.

  In a constant effort to improve, the Oregon baseball team has seven athletes participating in summer baseball of some form. Most notably would be pitcher Tommy Thorpe. Thorpe is representing the United States as a part of the national team playing in the 39th USA-Japan series. However, Thorpe isn’t alone. Garrett Cleavinger, Scott Heineman and Darrell […]

Wieber: Kazemi and the 76ers is an ideal fit

By on Sunday, Jun. 30 at 5:34 pm.

“With the 54th pick in the 2013 NBA draft, the Washington Wizards select Arsalan Kazemi,” said future NBA commissioner Adam Silver Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Kazemi was the lone Duck to be drafted, going late in the second round to Washington. He was immediately traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Statistically, […]

Wieber: Chip Kelly a surprising hero in wake of sanctions

By on Thursday, Jun. 27 at 11:07 am.

When Chip Kelly left Oregon for the NFL, Duck fans voiced their opinions. Some ranted to their friends, others took to Twitter and, in an extreme case, some did doughnuts in the lawn of the former coach’s Eugene home. Whatever the situation was, the on-again, off-again relationship between Kelly and the NFL left Duck fans feeling betrayed. […]

Zone Read: No bowl ban for Oregon, Aaron Hernandez arrested for murder

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 4:31 pm.

After a 27-month investigation, the NCAA Committee on Infractions released their report on the seven major violations that the Oregon football program was accused of committing. Full coverage can be found here. *** Because the investigation was so long, the Emerald has put together a timeline showing how the program got to this point. *** […]

‘Glad it’s behind us:’ Oregon athletic department addresses NCAA sanctions

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 4:33 pm.

When Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens took the podium to address media after the NCAA announced its sanctions for the football program, the message was clear: the punishment fit the crime. “I’ve been aware of the facts for a long time,” Mullens said. “I thought it followed the facts. It’s what we thought it should […]

Chip Kelly responds to NCAA sanctions

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 3:05 pm.

In a statement issued by the Philadelphia Eagles, former Oregon coach Chip Kelly responded to the NCAA Committee on Infractions report on recruiting violations committed by the football program: “Now that the NCAA has concluded their investigation and penalized the University of Oregon and its football program, I want to apologize to the University of Oregon, […]

No bowl ban for the Ducks: NCAA rules on Oregon football recruiting violations

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 5:24 pm.

UPDATE: Here’s the full audio of the teleconference with the NCAA Committee on Infractions: UPDATE: Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly responds to NCAA sanctions. UPDATE: NFL Spokesperson Brian McCarthy reports the NFL is not familiar with the details and prefers not to comment at this time.  The Ducks will be bowl-eligible this fall. The NCAA has announced […]

Bowl agreements between Pac-12 and Big Ten announced

By on Monday, Jun. 24 at 2:38 pm.

The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and the Holiday Bowl have announced agreements between the Pac-12 and the Big Ten conferences to meet in their respective bowls during the 2014-19 post seasons. In a June 24 teleconference, it was announced that the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will house teams from the two conferences at the San Francisco […]

Oregon hires Jody Sykes as chief compliance officer

By on Tuesday, Jun. 25 at 5:32 pm.

Over the weekend, University of Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced that the University has hired Jody Sykes as Oregon’s senior associate athletic director and chief compliance officer. She will assume her position on July 29. As chief compliance officer, Sykes will act as a go-between for Oregon and the NCAA and Pac-12 and overall […]

UO proposes new rule limiting the size of seat cushions at Autzen Stadium

By on Thursday, Jun. 20 at 9:32 am.

The University of Oregon has proposed a new rule that would limit the type of seat cushions fans could bring into Autzen Stadium. The objective of the rule is to improve fan experience overall by limiting large seat cushions that exceed the size of each designated seating area. In a release provided to The Emerald […]

Zone Read: Pac-12 Network volleyball schedule released, Emeralds fall to Hops 12-0

By on Tuesday, Jun. 18 at 2:51 pm.

On Monday, the Pac-12 Network announced the television schedule for the upcoming volleyball season. Oregon will be featured in 15 televised games with reigning conference champion Stanford getting 17 games on the network. The schedule has expanded this season to a full 90 games — eight more than last season — with each Pac-12 team […]

Zone Read PM: Timbers try and clinch U.S. Open Cup, UO football reaches academic heights

By on Tuesday, Jun. 11 at 6:20 pm.

With a win tonight against Tampa Bay, the Portland Timbers can advance to the U.S. Open Cup. Although their challenging June 15 match up with Dallas is looming, the Timbers claim that their attention is focused on Tampa Bay. *** As the NBA draft gets closer, the Blazers have continued to bring in draftees for […]

Wieber: Oregon athletics rise to the top

By on Sunday, Jun. 9 at 8:11 pm.

The 2012-13 year for Oregon athletics was something of a marvel. Many schools push their assets into one program — usually football or basketball — and allow the other programs to underperform. Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens has taken a different approach. As each program reaches new heights, the bar is raised. Oregon’s meal ticket, […]

Zone Read PM: NCAA championships continue, Healy drafted in the third round

By on Friday, Jun. 7 at 6:09 pm.

Day three of the NCAA Track and Field Championships kicks off today at Hayward Field. All events today and Saturday will be finals, and Oregon has many athletes still competing through the weekend. A full preview of the day can be found here. Day three schedule: TRACK EVENTS 4:30 p.m. 400-Meter Hurdles Women Final 4:40 […]