Acting as the workhorse, Royce Freeman provides what is turning into annual script

By on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1:38 am.

Based upon the common discourse from the Oregon coaching staff this week, Royce Freeman, plain and simple, was not supposed to do what he did Saturday night. Following a performance in which Freeman carried the ball 29 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns, the clear question became whether or not the true freshman would continue to sustain […]

Marcus Mariota doesn’t let the moment get too big for him at Levi’s Stadium

By on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:25 am.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was dishing out the standard postgame comments in regard to Marcus Mariota. After watching his team cruise to a 59-41 victory over Cal, Helfrich called his quarterback a “stud” and continued to ramble on about how unique Mariota is to the rest of the college football world. But at the […]

Rapid Reaction: No. 6 Oregon races past California in 59-41 win

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 11:29 pm.

What was a back-and-forth battle in the first half, quickly turned into a dominant performance from the sixth-ranked Ducks in Santa Clara, Calif. Saturday night as Marcus Mariota and co. reeled off 560 yards of total offense in a 59-41 win. Royce Freeman carried the ball 22 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while Mariota […]

Rapid Reaction: Oregon and Cal in back-and-forth bout as Ducks lead 38-28

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 9:17 pm.

In a back-and-forth battle, Oregon took a 38-28 lead into the locker room against California at Levi’s Stadium. For the fifth time this season, Oregon trailed to start the game. Cal drove 75 yards on its opening possession, capping it off with backup quarterback Luke Rubenzer scoring on a read-option keeper from 12 yards out. […]

Q&A: Renowned sports agent Leigh Steinberg impressed with University of Oregon, describes it as “seeing into the future”

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 5:50 pm.

University of Oregon students filled Colombia 150 lecture hall this past Wednesday to hear renowned sports agent Leigh Steinberg speak on behalf of the Warsaw Sports Business Club. Topics ranged from how to make it in sports business to national issues such as domestic violence. Steinberg, who is known for being the inspiration for the […]

Q&A: Sports 1 Marketing CEO David Meltzer preaches empathy and gratitude to University of Oregon students on book tour

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 5:38 pm.

Sports 1 Marketing CEO David Meltzer first burst into the scene as a technology entrepreneur who introduced the first smart phone to America. Known as the former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment, Meltzer’s influence in the sports agency world as well as technology industry is unrivaled. Now on tour for his new book […]

Pregame notes: No. 6 Oregon set to face off against Cal at Levi’s Stadium

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:10 pm.

It’s the inaugural collegiate football game at Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers, as the No. 6 Oregon Ducks face off against the California Golden Bears. Here are some pregame notes for tonight’s game: Update: Armstead, Tyner and Wogan didn’t make trip to play Cal According to’s Rob Moseley, Oregon defensive […]

Gameday: Why Cal will beat Oregon

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:01 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Shannon Carroll, assistant sports editor at the The Daily Californian.** This year’s Cal football season shows that absolutely anything can happen in college football, no matter what all the old-white-guy […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football heads to Levi Stadium, men’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:24 pm.

- The Oregon men’s basketball just made their appearance at the yearly Pac-12 Media Day. Dana Altman and Joseph Young had the following to say. – When the Oregon football team takes the field against California tonight, you’ll likely see Charles Nelson donning his No. 6 jersey on special teams. What you didn’t know is […]

Gameday Roundtable: Opinions and predictions leading up to Oregon-California matchup

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:09 pm.

A short week shouldn’t be any reason to assume Oregon’s consistent play on both sides of the ball in its last two games will whither. With a road contest at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. the Ducks will face off against a reeling Cal team that has plenty of threats on the offensive side of […]

Pac-12 Media Day: Oregon men’s basketball looking to remain positive heading into the season

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:37 pm.

A lot has changed for the Oregon men’s basketball team since playing Wisconsin in round two of the NCAA tournament last year. With the departure of Damyean Dotson, Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis amid the alleged sexual assault case, the Ducks are in full rebuilding mode. On top of all of this, five-star recruit JaQuan […]

Berg: Fox Sports’ ‘Super Mariota’ tribute is a great gesture, but something’s off

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:32 pm.

It sounded like an obvious nickname. Kids love video games and one of the most prominent Oregon quarterbacks in recent history just so happens to have “Mario” in his name. Thus, it’s only logical — even though No. 8 isn’t known for his jumping prowess — that the Ducks’ quarterback has earned the moniker Marcus “Super” […]

Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:18 pm.

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet eight weeks into the season, […]

Gameday: Joey Mahalic, the Oregon native who dislikes Oregon football, but is ready for Friday

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2:34 am.

California’s Joey Mahalic is not your normal football player. Mahalic spent five seasons as a minor league pitcher for the Cleveland Indians before beginning his college career at Cal at the age of 23. Though an injury kept him off the baseball field, he was still able to throw a football and “always wanted to play […]

Women’s club rugby confident that teamwork will create a successful upcoming season

By on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10:12 pm.

Last season, women’s rugby ended with a tough loss in playoffs. But for the women of the squad known as the “Dirty Ducks,” it is simply in the past. “It’s a new year, we don’t care about last season,” said forward’s captain Paris Heart. Although the squad is focused on what is ahead for this […]