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 […]

Wise: College football media days shows that conference commissioners are ready for change

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:25 am.

The attention headed west in the college football media sphere last week, and one truth was glaring as Paramount Studios transformed into a gathering for coaches, athletes and media members alike. Unlike years past, what Pac-12 commissioner, Larry Scott, had to say in the event’s opening remarks would possibly be the most important note to […]

In company with Helfrich and Mariota, Derrick Malone assumes role as leader of defense

By on Wednesday, Jul. 23 at 4:48 pm.

Before the 2013 season began, Derrick Malone was a redshirt junior linebacker with just one start to his credit. However it didn’t take long for him to assume the role as one of Oregon’s defensive leaders, notching 11 tackles in the Ducks’ opener against Nichols St. and then 12 in the team’s next contest against […]

Linebacker Rahim Cassell leaves Oregon football

By on Tuesday, Jul. 22 at 9:30 pm.

Linebacker Rahim Cassell is departing the Oregon football program, the athletic department announced Tuesday morning. A spokesperson for the athletic department declined to comment further on the departure. Cassell is coming off his redshirt sophomore season with the Ducks. He played in all 13 games last season, accumulating 32 total tackles, two tackles for loss and one […]

Reporters discuss 2014 Pac-12 football season

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 4:23 pm.

With the college football season on the horizon, members of the The Emerald, Daily Bruin and Stanford Daily sport staffs chimed in to discuss the upcoming Pac-12 season. The following content was provided by reporters Hayden Kim (Emerald), Kevin Bowman (Daily Bruin) and David Cohn (Stanford Daily). All three teams are set to begin their […]

Oregon wide receiver Zac Schuller’s football career changed with a single phone call

By on Sunday, Jul. 6 at 11:21 pm.

Zac Schuller’s phone showed a Phoenix, Arizona area code. Not knowing whom it could be, the former City College of San Francisco wide receiver ignored the call. The next morning, Schuller was awakened by another phone call. This time it was George Rush, the head football coach at CCSF. “I just got off the phone with […]

Former Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan suspended four games

By on Friday, Jul. 4 at 10:35 am.

Former Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan, who is now with the Miami Dolphins, was suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, the NFL announced Thursday. The former Oregon standout was selected No. 3 overall in the 2013 NFL draft and recently told reporters he gained 17 pounds of muscle this offseason. “I recently learned […]

Safety PJ Locke gives verbal commitment to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jul. 1 at 6:39 pm.

Three-star safety PJ Locke announced his decision to verbally commit to the University of Oregon Tuesday afternoon. Beaumont Central (TX) 2015 DB James PJ Locke (@PjLocke4) commits to #Oregon. #GoDucks @AJ_Jacobson — Matt Clare (@MattClareRivals) July 1, 2014 Locke became the second recruit to commit to Oregon on Tuesday after four-star dual-threat quarterback Travis […]

Four-star quarterback Travis Waller verbally commits to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jul. 1 at 11:52 am.

Four-star dual-threat quarterback Travis Waller verbally committed to the University of Oregon Tuesday morning via his Twitter account. Ranked 141st on the ESPN 300, Waller is listed as the fourth-best quarterback in the nation going into his senior season. I am truly blessed to announce that I will be committing to the University of Oregon!! […]

Four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile commits to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jun. 24 at 1:41 pm.

After taking an unofficial visit to the University of Oregon on Friday, four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile committed to the Ducks on Tuesday. Officially an Oregon duck!! It's a blessing words can't describe my excitement to join the program. Thanks to all who supported me — Alex Ofodile (@alexofodile4) June 24, 2014 Ofodile, a 6-foot-3 […]

Oregon football lost over $689,000 from Alamo Bowl appearance

By on Friday, Jun. 20 at 7:24 pm.

The Oregon football program experienced a loss of $689,353 from its appearance in the Alamo Bowl this past December. As part of a public records request, The Oregonian acquired a breakdown of the trip’s expenses, which detailed the total bowl expenses. The figure for these expenses was over $2.5 million. The largest contributors to the bowl […]

“Win the Day” slogan temporarily taken down at Autzen Stadium

By on Wednesday, Jun. 18 at 5:59 pm.

The “Win the Day” slogan has become synonymous with Oregon football and more specifically, with former head coach Chip Kelly, who popularized the phrase during his run. Painted on the corners of the end zones at Autzen Stadium, the shield logo has surrounded Oregon’s turf field with its vibrant white and yellow finish since its arrival. However, Oregon senior […]

Former Oregon offensive lineman Karrington Armstrong arrested early Monday morning

By on Monday, Jun. 16 at 9:48 pm.

Former Oregon offensive lineman Karrington Armstrong was arrested early Monday morning, according to the Eugene Police Department. Spokesperson John Hankemeier confirmed that Armstong was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants as well as two counts of hit and run and three counts of second-degree criminal mischief.  Armstrong was arrested after a hit and […]

Oregon Ducks defensive back Eric Amoako to transfer in hopes of playing closer to home

By on Thursday, Jun. 12 at 4:29 pm.

The Oregon football team confirmed the transfer of defensive back Eric Amoako Thursday afternoon. According to DuckTerritory, Amoako’s decision to transfer revolved around playing closer to his home town of Arlington, Texas. “Eric asked for, and received, a release shortly after the conclusion of Spring football practice,” Mark Helfrich said in a statement released to […]

Oregon football linebacker Tyrell Robinson leaving the program

By on Tuesday, Jun. 10 at 5:40 pm.

Oregon linebacker Tyrell Robinson is leaving the football program and will play college football elsewhere, according to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports. An Oregon spokesman confirmed to 247 Sports that the freshman linebacker, who is a native of San Diego, has been granted his release to release to investigate other college football programs, but would not comment […]

Mark Helfrich notches 11 victories in first year at the helm

By on Sunday, Jun. 8 at 7:59 pm.

After falling short of season expectations, first-year head coach Mark Helfrich guided Oregon to its sixth consecutive 10-win season, which culminated in a 30-7 victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Averaging 45.5 points per game, Oregon began its 2013 campaign by breezing through its first eight games. However, an injury to Marcus Mariota’s knee […]

Oregon lands JUCO outside linebacker Eddie Heard

By on Friday, Jun. 6 at 4:44 pm.

Laney Community College outside linebacker Eddie Heard, who originally committed to play at the University of Missouri, signed a financial aid agreement with the University of Oregon on Friday, the team announced through its Oregon Gridiron twitter account. Congratulations Eddie Heard! Welcome to the Oregon family. @TownNewton #YVY #GoDucks — OregonGridiron (@OregonGridiron) June 6, 2014 […]

Oregon football’s Grant Thompson and Kenny Bassett earn scholarships

By on Friday, May. 23 at 9:26 pm.

After four years with the Oregon football program, redshirt seniors Grant Thompson and Kenny Bassett earned scholarships. “It still hasn’t really set in,” Thompson told the Emerald in a phone interview Friday afternoon. “It’s one of my happiest recent moments.” The two players received the news in a team meeting following their morning workout. When head […]