Linebacker recruit Fotu Leiato commits to Oregon football

By on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10:13 pm.

Fotu Leiato, a three-star linebacker recruit from Steilacoom, Washington, has committed to Oregon. The news was confirmed via Steilacoom coach William Garrow’s Twitter account. CONGRATS FOTU T LEIATO II – Committed to #Oregon @TJCotterill @jlieb24 @adamgorney @BrandonHuffman @Prehmmr247 — Steilacoom Football (@SteilacoomFB) January 26, 2015 First reported by Oregon 247 Sports, Leiato becomes the 20th […]

Kim: Marcus Mariota further laid the grounds for future ‘excellence’ and title hopes

By on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 11:10 am.

“Mahalo, Marcus” were the final words spoken on Wednesday afternoon as Oregon bid farewell to the most storied quarterback in program history. Those two words couldn’t have been more fitting. Mariota, who is expected to be an early pick in the upcoming NFL draft, decided to forgo his senior year to pursue what is expected to be […]

Petition seeking retirement of Marcus Mariota’s jersey surfaces online

By on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 2:08 pm.

A petition for Oregon to retire former quarterback Marcus Mariota’s No. 8 Ducks jersey has surfaced online. The petition, located on, has 774 online signatures currently. Its goal is to reach 1,000. “(Mariota) has selflessly brought so much to the school and has held a special place in the household of all Ducks fans,” […]

Q&A: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich addresses his team’s offseason plans

By on Monday, Jan. 19 at 5:40 pm.

Much of the news following the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship has revolved around the departures from the Oregon’s program. With Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead declaring for the NFL Draft, and three players announcing their decisions to transfer, the Ducks will have plenty of starting positions to address next season. One week after […]

Dominique Harrison to transfer from Oregon

By on Monday, Jan. 19 at 2:45 pm.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said on Monday that wide receiver Chance Allen, cornerback Stephen Amoako and cornerback Dominique Harrison all plan on transferring. It had been reported that both Allen and Amoako would transfer before Helfrich spoke during Monday’s press conference, however Harrison’s name had yet to be mentioned. Helfrich also added that a couple […]

Oregon’s Stephen Amoako close to completing transfer to Illinois State

By on Monday, Jan. 19 at 12:51 pm.

Per Matt Prehm of DuckTerritory, Oregon defensive back Stephen Amoako has decided to transfer and enroll at Illinois State. Currently, Amoako is listed as enrolled on Illinois State’s online registrar, while he is no longer listed on the University of Oregon registrar. Last spring, Oshay Dunmore, completed the transfer from Oregon to Illinois State. According to reports, […]

Update: Chance Allen transferring to Houston to take care of his mom

By on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6:04 pm.

Oregon sophomore wide receiver Chance Allen has been granted a full release to leave the program and will transfer, an Oregon official confirmed to Matt Prehm of 247Sports Saturday morning. According to Chance’s mom Alycia, his decision centered around coming back home to take care of her because she had recently undergone an undisclosed surgery on December 29th, 2014. […]

Letters to the Emerald: Oregon fans share special Marcus Mariota memories

By on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9:51 am.

Marcus Mariota made his mark at the University of Oregon. He broke seemingly every quarterback record for the Ducks, won the Heisman trophy and led Oregon to a 36-5 record in his three yearsas. Off the field, Mariota tended to shy away from the spotlight. He wasn’t one to seek out attention or particularly enjoy an […]

Ducks football fans say the journey matters more than the destination

By on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 2:42 pm.

On Tuesday afternoon, just before 2 p.m., Danielle Gann and her 5-year-old son Rylan stood on the side of the road, a few dozen feet away from the blue-tiled Eugene Airport sign. “You see that wing peeking out over that building, Rylan?” said Danielle, as she pointed off into the distance. “That’s them. That’s the Ducks.” […]

DeForest Buckner announces he will return to Oregon for senior season

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 2:27 pm.

Oregon junior defensive end DeForest Buckner announced Wednesday that he’ll return to school for his senior season. “After sitting down with my parents and weighing all the pros and cons, I have come to the conclusion that it is best for me to return to school for my senior year,” Buckner told Rob Moseley of […]

Marcus Mariota enters NFL draft: Where does that leave Oregon?

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 12:30 pm.

To little surprise, three-year starter and Heisman winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota declared his entry into the 2015 NFL Draft Wednesday. Mariota has been projected to go has high as No. 1. Where does this leave the Ducks? Well, it leaves them with three options –Jeff Lockie (redshirt sophomore), Morgan Mahalak (freshman) and Travis Waller (incoming freshman) – at […]

#MahaloMarcus: Oregon fans and players react to Mariota decision

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 12:35 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota announced Wednesday morning that he’s leaving Oregon for the NFL. Appreciative fans and teammates were quick to wish the 2014 Heisman trophy winning quarterback, Mahalo. His head coach, Mark Helfrich, also weighed in on his personal Twitter: Thank you for redefining excellence. Mahalo, Marcus. #MahaloMarcus #WTD — Mark Helfrich (@CoachHelfrich) January […]

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota to enter NFL draft

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 2:26 pm.

In a press release from the University of Oregon athletic department, Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota announced that he’ll forego his final year of eligibility at Oregon and enter the draft. “After meeting with my family I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility and apply for the 2015 NFL Draft,” Mariota said in […]

Oregon football’s Arik Armstead to enter NFL draft

By on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6:06 pm.

Oregon junior defensive lineman Arik Armstead will forgo his senior season of eligibility with the Ducks and enter the NFL draft, the Oregon athletic department announced Tuesday. “After three years preparing with my teammates and coaches, I feel I’m ready to test myself at the next level,” Armstead told “All the support I’ve received […]

Hoyt: 18 hours later, Oregon can appreciate the season it had

By on Friday, Jan. 16 at 4:53 pm.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Tucked away in the back corner of the Oregon locker room last night at AT&T Stadium were the offensive lineman. The light was dimmed, and like a dark alley, reporters avoided going there to discuss Oregon’s 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the national championship. Most of the linemen were going through […]

National Championship: Oregon’s defense creates havoc, has it shoved right back at them in loss

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 10:09 am.

ARLINGTON, Texas – One particular sequence in Monday night’s College Football Playoff final seemed to define the Oregon defense this season. Trailing 21-10 and backed up in its own territory, the Ducks defense forced Cardale Jones and the Ohio State offense into a fourth-and-one. Ohio State opted to go for it. Jones, upon the snap, […]