Oregon women win Pac-12 cross country championship as Cheserek wins seventh-straight

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 pm.

The Oregon women’s cross country team started the Pac-12 Championship meet with a bang. The No. 3 ranked Ducks tallied seven top-2o finishes to win their second league championship in three years on Friday morning in Oakland, Calif. Oregon was paced by freshman Frida Berge in sixth in 20:25. Sophomore Edward Cheserek picked up his second Pac-12 […]

Stanford’s defense will be Oregon’s biggest challenge in 2014

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5:49 pm.

No. 5 Oregon’s week two victory over No. 8 Michigan State did a lot for its offense’s reputation. It proved that the Ducks have the ability to man-up against the nation’s most physical defenses, but there is still a major task left for Oregon to prove its legitimacy: beat Stanford. Stanford’s defense has had Oregon’s number for the […]

Emerald Quick Hits: No. 5 Oregon prepares for another shot at redemption

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 2:42 pm.

- KWVA’s Ryan Rouillard and Joey McMurray won the best sports play-by-play broadcasting award at the 2014 National Student Production Awards. Joseph Hoyt delves into what led the two into broadcasting and their success. – Oregon Cross Country competes in the Pac-12 Championships Friday morning. While the men’s team for Colorado is creating a lot […]

KWVA sports broadcasting duo takes home distinguished award

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10:37 am.

Down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh to the visiting Washington Huskies, Oregon softball first baseman Kailee Cuico drilled a deep fly ball 25-feet from the foul pole in left field for her second strike of the at bat. Softball play-by-play voice and current KWVA sports director Ryan Rouillard made an unintentional prediction from […]

GameDay: Aidan Schneider reflects on his kicking expereince against California and getting consistent

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:21 am.

Freshman walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider has garnered more experience in his first season with Oregon than he ever expected. Schneider, a centerback on the soccer pitch turned kicker during his junior year at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, made six-of-seven PATs against South Dakota in week one. At Levi’s Stadium against California last […]

Jake LaPutka’s meteoric and unexpected rise to disc golf elite

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 9:44 am.

In their final year of high school, Jake LaPutka and his friends simply wanted to wear hoodies to school. LaPutka attended a private school in Utah that required students to wear uniforms. However, members of after-school clubs were allowed to wear hoodies associated with the organization instead of the standard uniform. LaPutka figured that he […]

Gameday: Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:56 am.

**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 Winston Shi, a football beat reporter at the Stanford Daily.  There have been points in the season where I thought that asking such a question would require outright homerism on […]

Oregon cross country teams gear up for Pac-12 championships

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 8:50 am.

All the talk around the collegiate cross country scene this year has been about the Colorado men’s squad. The reigning NCAA champions returned all seven runners from last year’s championship team, added former All-American Jake Hurysz and beat runner-up No. 2 Oregon by a staggering 91-35 score two weeks ago at the Pre-Nationals Invitational. Oregon […]

Gameday: Matchups/Players to watch ahead of Stanford-Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:38 am.

It’ll be under familiar terms when Oregon meets Stanford in Autzen Stadium Saturday. Regardless if the Cardinal come in unranked and with three losses to its credit, the matchup will put the winner in the driver’s seat for the Pac-12 North crown. Which is concerning for Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff, considering the last two times the Ducks […]

Take a knee: Marcus Mariota not planning to “tear Eugene down” on his birthday

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 3:17 pm.

It is Marcus Mariota’s birthday today. And while many will likely be beginning their Halloween festivities tonight, Mariota plans to go out to dinner with his parents. With just a couple of days away from the highly anticipated matchup between No. 5 Oregon and Stanford, Mariota had some time at practice to give his thoughts on […]

GameDay: A change in practice mentality has keyed Dwayne Stanford’s recent success

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:49 am.

After Oregon’s 38-31 road victory over Washington State, wide receiver Dwayne Stanford was upset. The redshirt sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio was held without a catch for the first time this season. After reflecting on the game, Stanford decided he needed to make a change in his practice preparation. “I wasn’t playing as much, so I […]

Gameday: Johnstone and Yruretagoyena still vital parts of offensive line after injuries

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:42 am.

Just one and a half games into the season, the Oregon Ducks lost their two starting left tackles. A week later, the third player to get reps at left tackle, Jake Fisher, went down with an injury. Luckily for the Ducks, Jake Fisher returned from injury to help stabilize the Ducks’ offensive line and bring […]

Gameday: Why the College Football Playoff Committee’s first poll means nothing

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1:11 pm.

It’s way too early. With four more games remaining, including Stanford around the corner and No. 18 Utah on the road in the following week, Oregon’s remaining schedule is no cake walk. Sure, the Ducks are expected to win out the season. Heck, they were supposed to win every game they had on their schedule and […]

Emerald Quick Hits: No. 5 Oregon first team out in first College Football Playoff rankings

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9:35 pm.

- Oregon was ranked No. 5 in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings, just one spot out of the critical top four. The top two undefeated teams, Mississippi State and Florida State, received the top two rankings in the poll, while Auburn and Ole Miss rounded out the top four. Alabama is one spot behind the Ducks at No. 6. – […]

Pac-12 conference votes to pass student-athlete reforms

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 12:39 pm.

On Oct. 27, the Pac-12 Conference voted to pass reforms for student-athletes, according to the Pac-12 website. The reforms, passed by the presidents and chancellors of the Conference’s 12 member universities, include guaranteed four-year athletic scholarships for student-athletes in all sports, effective 2015-2016. Student-athletes who transfer from one Pac-12 school to another will be able […]

Kacey Nady’s volleyball career takes her from Yuma to Eugene

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 11:26 pm.

Oregon volleyball trounced Arizona in straight sets last Wednesday for its sixteenth win of the season. Perhaps the victory was sweetest for middle blocker and Arizona-native Kacey Nady, whose friends and family from her hometown of Yuma watched her amass four kills and two block assists. “I feel bad,” Nady said in regards to defeating her […]