Editor’s Picks

GameDay: Integral to Oregon’s success, special teams unit provides impact in more ways than one

By on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8:37 am.

Darren Carrington doesn’t really care what his role is on this year’s Oregon football team. The redshirt freshman, who worked primarily with the scout team last year, isn’t trying to prove anything to the coaches either. It’s a lot simpler than that.  “Honestly, I’m not even just saying this, I’m just trying to be the best […]

UO School of Law enrollment is on the decline

By on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 11:08 pm.

Across the country, law schools have been facing a serious decline in enrollment over the last few years. In fact, applications across the country have sunk to their lowest figures in 30 years. The combination of rising tuition and student debt with diminishing job prospects has steered students into other fields. Oregon has not bucked […]

Gameday: Plagued by an ACL, Tyler Johnstone’s injury reveals larger issue regarding athletes returning from knee reconstruction

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:00 pm.

Nine months of rehabilitation with the Oregon athletic staff all of a sudden meant nothing for Tyler Johnstone. After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on December 30, 2013 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the redshirt junior was well on his way to what he phrased as “easing” his way into practice as Fall Camp began. […]

Local artists to create Simpsons mural in Springfield

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 1:10 pm.

Next month, a Simpsons mural will be installed in downtown Springfield, giving the town a chance to finally claim the longest-running scripted television series as its own. The city of Springfield has spent years working with 20th Century Fox pitching idea after idea with little success, according to Niel Laudati, the city’s community relations manager. “We […]

Recap: Portland’s own MusicFestNW offers an intimate festival experience

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:08 am.

This past weekend, Portland’s own MusicFestNW took place in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, featuring two days of music, art and food. The most important thing to understand about MusicFestNW is that it is very different from other big name music festivals today. Unlike Sasquatch! Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, MusicFestNW manages to be […]

Gameday: Chance Allen and Bralon Addison exemplify brotherhood

By on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 11:15 am.

The beginning In the third grade, a lifelong friendship was born through an AAU basketball team. After unknowingly battling each other on the football field, Oregon football’s Chance Allen and Bralon Addison first met when they were recruited to play for the same summer league basketball team. From the gridiron to the hardwood, the two were […]

Q&A: Andre Yruretagoyena ‘ready for the challenge’ of filling void that Tyler Johnstone leaves

By on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 10:48 am.

As a redshirt junior, Andre Yruretagoyena didn’t want this to be the way for him to win a starting job. Since he arrived in Eugene in 2011, the 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive lineman has been progressing in almost every facet towards becoming a successful football player. Whether it was a matter of confidence or acquainting himself with […]

The Johnson Hall shuffle: Michael Gottfredson is out and Provost Scott Coltrane takes over as interim president

By on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11:54 am.

The University of Oregon is searching for a president after Michael Gottfredson abruptly walked out of Johnson Hall for good in the middle of last week. In a letter to the university, the now ex-president said he wanted to spend more time with his family and return to the book-diving ways of academia. Yet, questions hang over […]

Scott Coltrane named UO’s Interim President, Gottfredson gets $940k in severance

By on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 6:54 pm.

University of Oregon provost Scott Coltrane will be stepping in for Michael Gottfredson in the interim, the Board of Trustees of the University of Oregon decided Thursday evening. Following Gottfredson’s sudden resignation, announced via a letter on the president’s website Wednesday evening, the Board of Trustees scheduled the meeting on short notice to vote on both whether to […]

Former School of Journalism and Communication dean Tim Gleason named faculty athletic representative

By on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 3:45 pm.

In one of his final acts as president of the University of Oregon, Michael Gottfredson handpicked former Dean of School of Journalism and Communication Tim Gleason as the faculty athletics representative. The faculty athletic representative, otherwise known as the FAR, is an NCAA-required post for someone in the school faculty to act as a liaison between the athletic department […]

GameDay: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall benefit from shared competitive nature

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 9:49 pm.

Oregon running back Kenny Bassett has witnessed a phenomenon occur every year with his new freshmen teammates. Fresh out of high school, new players enter the program with confidence and a reluctance to hard work that blinds them from the culture in place. “When people come in — all the freshmen — they don’t really […]

Q&A: Haley Jacob is ready for the Champions League and Rabita Baku

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:26 am.

A few years removed from playing in the national championship with the Oregon volleyball team, Haley Jacob, 23, has eased into her new career at the professional level. The libero recently signed a three-year deal with Super League power Rabita Baku, who is coming off a bronze medal finish. How did your signing with Rabita […]

Local Dutch Bros. Coffee stores raised $55,455 for American Cancer Society

By on Friday, Aug. 1 at 2:15 pm.

Dutch Bros. Coffee stores in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City and Cottage Grove raised a total of $55,455 to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from sales on July 23 were donated. On that day, Dutch Bros. charged only $2 for each 16 oz. drink to encourage more sales. This was the ninth year […]

Oregon football ranked fourth in USA Today’s coaches poll

By on Thursday, Jul. 31 at 10:13 am.

After coming off an Alamo Bowl victory in late December and finishing the season with an overall record of 11-2, Oregon was ranked fourth in USA Today’s Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday. Earning the top spot is reigning BCS national champions Florida State, who finished 14-0 last season. The Seminoles received 56 of the 62 first-place […]

Last of four missing Ethiopian athletes found safe in Washington state

By on Thursday, Jul. 31 at 3:02 pm.

Zeyituna Mohammed, the last of four Ethiopian track and field athletes reported missing from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene this past weekend, was found safe in Federal Way, Washington by Federal Way Police Tuesday night, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman Kelly McIver. Federal Way Police located Muhammed, 18, at an acquaintance’s residence. […]

Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

By on Tuesday, Jul. 29 at 9:14 am.

Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The […]

Three of four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes located in Beaverton

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 5:22 pm.

Beaverton Police have located three of the four missing Ethiopian track and field athletes, according to University of Oregon Police Department spokesman, Kelly McIver. Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, Dureti Edao and Meaza Kebede were spotted in the Portland suburb of Beaverton on Monday afternoon. The missing persons case for those three is now closed. Zeyituna Mohammed is still being sought. University spokeswoman […]

The pros and cons of dining in versus dining out on $30 budget

By on Sunday, Jul. 27 at 5:52 pm.

Dining out is more expensive than cooking food at home, but dining out is more convenient. Or is it? Two Emerald reporters set to find out. Sophia June and Leigh Scheffey each received food budgets of $30. June could only eat at restaurants, while Scheffey spent $30 at the grocery store. Here’s what they found. June: Dining Out Day […]