Gameday: How To Spend Your Perfect Saturday

By on Thursday, Sep. 18 at 11:20 am.

It’s officially conference season. Everywhere across the nation, teams are beginning (or continuing) their conference play and lucky for all the fans of college football, it makes the game a little more exciting with a little bit more on the line. Highlighting this week’s slate of games is the SEC with two conference showdowns that […]

Gameday Q&A: Johnathan Lloyd discusses his touchdown first reception at the collegiate level

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:50 pm.

As the all-time wins leader in Oregon men’s basketball history, Johnathan Loyd caught his first career touchdown on the football field against Wyoming last Saturday. Emerald sports reporter Andrew Bantly caught up with Loyd after Monday’s practice and discussed his first touchdown reception at the collegiate level and his thoughts as he rolls along through […]

GameDay: Q&A with Oregon offensive tackle recruit Brady Aiello

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 10:10 pm.

Brady Aiello can’t put a finger on it. To this day, he doesn’t recall why he decided to hang up his pads and quit football right before the start of his junior-varsity season. But for Aiello, a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle from Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, making the return to football has become one […]

Gameday: Tom Osborne likes the way Pharaoh Brown has played, but there’s more for the tight ends group to improve

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:48 pm.

For Oregon football, at least in recent memory, the tight end position has been one that has continually brought a high level of production to the offense. With guys like Ed Dickson and David Paulson, who were honored as first-team all-conference selections in back-to-back years, the Ducks had a firm security blanket that could provide in […]

Gameday: Oregon vs. Washington State matchups to watch

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 6:05 pm.

When Oregon and Washington State meet in Pullman, Washington on Saturday evening, everybody watching the game will be treated to the entertainment between two of the more explosive offenses in the conference. Here are the top-three matchups to watch: 1) Oregon defensive backs vs. Washington State receivers: The Cougars have so much talent and so […]

Gameday: Don Pellum brings swagger to promising Oregon defense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 6:08 pm.

Don Pellum entered this season with a lot riding on his shoulders. With the departure of long-time defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, the former linebackers coach, Pellum, understood the high-pressure situation he was getting into. But as the No. 2 ranked Oregon football team heads into the Pac-12 play, the team is looking like a shoo-in […]

Why Washington State will beat Oregon

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:46 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 Beau Baily, a football reporter at the Daily Evergreen.** First of all, you’re welcome. “Why WSU will beat Oregon.” I bet that gave you a nice laugh. WSU hasn’t won […]

GameDay: Once nationally recognized, now lacking experience, Oregon’s offensive line pushes through

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:49 pm.

It hasn’t gone understated that the second-ranked team in the nation has consistently, almost from week-to-week, experienced turnover amongst starting offensive lineman. What started in the first weeks of Fall Camp after Tyler Johnstone, who had started 26 consecutive games leading up to the season, re-tore his right ACL, became contagious when backup tackle Andre Yruretagoyena assumed […]

Gameday: Oregon vs Washington State Roundtable

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 5:52 pm.

Oregon now heads to Pullman, Washington for its first in-conference matchup against Washington State and Mike Leach’s air-raid offense. With an undefeated record through the non-conference play, but plenty to brush up on as the season continues, the Ducks will face their first opponent that spreads the field like they do. Sports editor Justin Wise and staff […]

Report: Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead to enter 2015 NFL Draft

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 12:01 pm.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead are planning to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to CBS Sports.  Mariota, a redshirt junior, and Armstead, a true junior, both purchased large disability policies prior to the season and the expectations were already there that the two would decide to enter the draft following the 2014 football […]

JaQuan Lyle removed from Oregon basketball roster

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 12:04 pm.

Incoming freshman guard Jaquan Lyle was removed from the Oregon basketball roster Tuesday night, according to ZagBlogs. It was then later confirmed by the athletic department that the 6-foot-5 four-star recruit was indeed removed from the roster. According to the first report, Lyle, who agreed to a Q&A with the Emerald in May, was cleared […]

Pac-12 releases 2015 Oregon football schedule

By on Tuesday, Sep. 16 at 7:33 pm.

Oregon football’s 2015 complete schedule was released by the Pac-12 on Tuesday evening, which includes visits to Autzen Stadium from USC and Oregon State. The Ducks will kickoff their 2015 campaign against FCS power Eastern Washington on Sept. 5, before traveling about 2,000 miles to East Lansing for a Sept. 12 matchup against Michigan State. The game highlights the non-conference […]

Raw Video: Don Pellum speaks to media leading up to matchup with Washington State’s pass heavy offense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 2:42 pm.

Washington State’s quarterback Connor Hallidyy attempted 89 passes in last year’s matchup with Oregon at Autzen Stadium. For a team that hardly puts any focus on its rushing attack, the number was still unthinkable. Now with Oregon heading into conference play in Pullman, Wash. Saturday, Don Pellum is prepping for a similar attack. He took the […]

Oregon football practice recap: Mariota talks about his leap into end zone, O-line undergoes more turnover

By on Monday, Sep. 15 at 3:35 pm.

The most talked about play of the Ducks’ game against Wyoming was when quarterback Marcus Mariota summersault leaped into the end zone to give the Ducks a 20-7 lead. It was reason for his mom to worry also. “My mom sent me the video over text message and said, please don’t ever do that again,” Mariota said […]

Raw video: Mark Helfrich believes versatility of offensive line will lessen blow of injuries

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 6:22 pm.

  The No. 2 ranked Oregon football team will begin their Pac-12 season at Washington State next weekend. Mark Helfrich had a moment to speak at his weekly press conference about adjusting for injuries on the offensive line and preparing the younger players for their first conference away game. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim

Pac-12 Roundup: USC stumbles on the east coast, Brett Hundley falls victim to injury

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 11:24 am.

It’s become evident now three weeks into the season that the Pac-12 South is a lot more open than it may’ve been portrayed to be at the beginning of the season. Pre-season favorite UCLA is still mustering everything it can together to pull out W’s and although the Bruins head into league play undefeated, they must deal with […]

Oregon Volleyball holds off Michigan rally to sweep Wolverines 3-0

By on Monday, Sep. 15 at 11:24 am.

After getting through the first two sets without a hitch, No. 18 Oregon found itself in a third set battle with Michigan before the Ducks straightened their mistakes out to earn a 3-0 victory over a quality Big Ten opponent. Like usual, Oregon (8-0) got out to a hot start. Martenne Bettendorf and Frankie Shebby exerted […]

Erick Dargan provides much needed momentum against Wyoming and tips his way into national spotlight

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:27 pm.

Erick Dargan walked off the field with a slight grin on his face following Oregon’s 48-14 win over Wyoming and it was for good reason. Dargan, who was named the player of the game, finished with two interceptions and four tackles. Midway through the second quarter, Oregon safety Erick Dargan made one of those plays […]

Offensive line epitomizes Oregon’s “next man up” philosophy

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:12 pm.

After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]