Author Archives: McKenna Brown

McKenna is a senior journalism major from Tigard, Ore. She worked as a sports copy editor and then copy chief before she became managing editor. She enjoys cooking, traveling and collecting books. Follow her on Twitter.


Oregon football guilty of ‘major’ violations, according to newly released documents

By on Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 2:22 pm.

Portland’s KATU.com received documents Monday from the University of Oregon that give Duck fans the first real glimpse into the NCAA violations the football program faces. The documents, which were obtained through a records’ request the station made back in September, detail the violations agreed upon by both the NCAA and the Oregon athletic department. […]


Emerald news editor Sam Stites chosen as 2013-14 editor-in-chief

By on Thursday, Apr. 11 at 10:37 am.

News editor Sam Stites will be the 2013-14 editor-in-chief of Emerald Media Group, the Emerald’s board of directors announced Tuesday night. “Sam had an edge because of his strong news background and experience,” said Peter Milliron, Emerald Board of Directors Chair. “Sam has earned the trust and respect of the staff and he’s built relationships […]


UO student charged with drunk driving after head-on crash Sunday morning

By on Monday, May. 20 at 3:24 pm.

A University of Oregon student was arrested Sunday morning and charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and two counts of second-degree assault after his car collided with another on the Randy Papé Beltline, according to The Register-Guard. Bryan Andrew Bierce, a 25-year-old economics student, was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lane of the […]


Break out the tiny umbrellas: Try these spring-themed cocktails

By on Wednesday, Apr. 3 at 12:04 pm.

The sun is (intermittently) out and spring is in the air, which means it’s time to put the heavy winter drinks away and start sipping on something sunnier. Citrus, mint and berries highlight this list of spring drinks but one very spicy newcomer adds a punch to the traditional beer cocktail. Put the textbooks away, […]


UO football player Colt Lyerla tweets controversial conspiracy theory about Sandy Hook shooting

By on Thursday, Mar. 21 at 7:29 pm.

Update: The athletic department released the following statement concerning Lyerla’s tweets: “Twitter posts attributed to student-athlete Colt Lyerla concerning the tragedy at Sandy Hook are insensitive and offensive, especially those devastated by the shootings, and we have communicated as much to Colt. Though the University of Oregon Department of Athletics as well as the football […]


Bicyclist and car collide on 13th and Alder

By on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:33 pm.

A bicyclist and a car collided Friday afternoon in front of Starbucks on 13th and Alder Street around 12:48 p.m., prompting response from emergency personnel a minute later. According to Eugene Police Public Information Coordinator Paula Hunt, witnesses were more upset than the parties involved in the accident. The bicyclist sustained a minor scratch and […]


Local athletes highlight Oregon track and field’s 2013 recruiting class

By on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10:16 pm.

Duck football wasn’t the only team adding a few new Ducks today — Oregon’s track and field team picked up some highly-touted native Oregonians as well. Though Aloha, Ore., running back Thomas Tyner committed to Oregon for football, head football coach Mark Helfrich hinted at a press conference this afternoon that Tyner and Devon Allen […]


Your comments: Students respond to Laura Hinman’s removal

By on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 5:22 pm.

The news that Laura Hinman had been removed from her position as ASUO president prompted immediate and vocal student response. Here’s a sampling of the comments the Emerald’s stories received: On “ASUO President Laura Hinman removed from office” “Laura had 160 days from the day she became ASUO President (May 25, 2012) and the deadline […]


Reports: Oregon chief of staff James Harris to follow Chip Kelly to Eagles

By on Friday, Jan. 18 at 11:40 am.

Chip Kelly has reportedly hired Oregon chief of staff James Harris as the Philadelphia Eagles’ assistant general manager. Register-Guard reporter Rob Moseley writes this morning that Harris will assist Kelly “with personnel decisions and life skill development for players, a UO source said.” Harris isn’t the only Duck leaving Oregon to join Kelly in Philadelphia. […]


Reports: Defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro to leave Ducks and join Chip Kelly and the Eagles

By on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:53 pm.

Former Duck Brandon Hanna tweeted Thursday evening that Oregon defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro will join Chip Kelly in Philadelphia. Howard Eskin, a sports talk radio personality in Philadelphia, also tweeted the news, though the reports have not been confirmed by the Eagles or the Oregon athletic department. If it’s true, Azzinaro would be the […]


Need a job? UO Human Resources seeking candidate for “head football coach — athletics”

By on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 12:32 pm.

Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Just three hours after Chip Kelly announced his intention to leave the Ducks for the Philadelphia Eagles, the University’s Human Resources department was already on the hunt for the next candidate. They posted a job listing on their website that listed in detail the attributes of their desired candidate. […]


Chip Kelly leaving Oregon to be head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles

By on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 1:01 am.

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is leaving the Ducks to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles announced Kelly as the successor to former Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid, who was fired on Dec. 31. “Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” said Philadelphia owner Jeffrey Lurie in […]


Update: Chip Kelly wraps up talks with Cleveland, set to meet with Buffalo and Philadelphia next

By on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8:11 pm.

UPDATE: According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Chip Kelly spoke with the Cleveland Browns for seven hours Friday but has not yet finalized a deal, telling team officials that he still planned to meet with both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Buffalo Bills. Kelly and the Browns agreed to speak again on Saturday night after Kelly had spoken […]