Football

NFL goal helps Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown push past tragedies

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 10:50 pm.

When Pharaoh Brown called his mother on graduation day, he sounded calm. Jeannetta Smith assumed her son was pulling another prank, but this one angered her. “This is not how you play,” Smith said. Brown wasn’t joking. His friend, Fred Zuber, had drowned hours earlier. He sounded calm because he was in shock. Brown, Zuber and three […]


Take a Knee: Evan Baylis talks about spring on the field and in the classroom

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:21 pm.

The tight end position for the Oregon Ducks is filled with young talent and potential. One of the players that expects to earn a substantial amount of reps is redshirt sophomore Evan Baylis. Standing at 6-foot-6, Baylis flashed potential last year and is looking to build on that through spring practices this year. The Emerald […]


Raw video: Don Pellum on Oregon linebackers and blitzing

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 4:15 pm.

After Wednesday’s football practice, Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke to the media. He discussed his relationship with the linebackers now that he’s moved up from linebackers coach and how helpful it is to have a veteran group of players at that position. He also discussed the defense’s blitzing strategies. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter […]


Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 4:33 pm.

Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come […]


Marcus Mariota continues to work on leadership in Oregon football’s second spring scrimmage

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 4:07 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota didn’t spend much time on the field Monday morning for the football team’s second spring scrimmage, but that didn’t mean his impact wasn’t felt. “I looked over there (the sideline) several times today and he was talking with a couple offensive linemen, getting with some of our younger skill guys and […]


Take a Knee: Doug Brenner wins Easter tradition at offensive line coach Steve Greatwood’s house

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 2:25 pm.

Since arriving on the University of Oregon campus last year, Doug Brenner has learned and grown a lot. However, the redshirt freshman offensive lineman would be the first one to admit that he still has a lot of improving to do. Brenner, along with his sister Liz and the other Oregon offensive linemen, headed to […]


Emerald sports quotes of the week: Devon Allen ‘keeps surprising’ on gridiron and track

By on Sunday, Apr. 20 at 5:37 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of April 14-20. Track and field “Devon Allen keeps surprising. He is probably beat up more […]


Take a Knee: Arik Armstead discusses his offseason, basketball and Johnathan Loyd

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 3:33 pm.

Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead played for the men’s basketball team as recently this past season, but in late January, he decided to leave the team to focus on football. Armstead, who’s going into his junior season with the Ducks, talked with the Emerald after Friday’s practice about leaving the basketball team, his offseason and […]


Oregon football manages tempo and instruction during spring practices

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 3:26 pm.

As Oregon football’s spring practices dwindle down, the team’s progress with its no-huddle system is equally important to the progress of the team’s newcomers. The Ducks’ coaching staff must actively balance slowing things down for teachable moments and high-pace play calling. “Tempo is hard when you’re playing young guys,” offensive coordinator Scott Frost said. “We’ve […]


Raw video: Scott Frost on offensive line and new meals rule

By on Friday, Apr. 18 at 2:12 pm.

After Friday’s spring football practice, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost discussed the offensive line’s progression these past three weeks. He also talked about teachable moments, the offense’s tempo and how the unlimited meals rule could affect his team — both players and coaches. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415


Take a knee: Johnathan Loyd adresses the media for the first time since becoming member of Oregon football

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 7:57 pm.

Johnathan Loyd addressed the media Wednesday afternoon for the first time since it was announced that he was participating in Oregon spring football as a wide receiver. Loyd, the winningest player in Oregon men’s basketball history, is permitted by the NCAA for a fifth year of eligibility in a different sport. He discussed the reasons behind […]


Walk-ons will benefit most from unlimited meals, Oregon football coaches and players say

By on Wednesday, Apr. 16 at 3:36 pm.

The NCAA Legislative Council approved a rule on Tuesday that would allow student-athletes to receive unlimited meals and snacks. The rule can be finalized next Thursday when the Division I Board of Directors meets. After Oregon’s spring football practice Wednesday, coaches and players were asked about the new rule, and a common theme emerged. “That’s […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Baseball’s Mitchell Tolman earns Pac-12 player of the week

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 3:57 pm.

-Third baseman Mitchell Tolman was named Pac-12 player of the week today. This was the Lake Forest, Calif. sophomore’s first time receiving the award. Tolman hit .600 as the Oregon baseball team won five times last week. Tolman was 9-for-15 on the week with six RBIs and five runs. He had a hit in all five games this week in the Ducks’ […]


Take a Knee: Andre Yruretagoyena on his progression and Oregon’s offensive line

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 1:28 pm.

Oregon offensive lineman Andre Yruretagoyena is going into his redshirt junior season. In a interview with the Emerald after Monday’s spring football practice, he said that he made large strides in the offseason. Yruretagoyena discussed his offseason progression, Oregon left tackle Tyler Johnstone and how the offensive line looks going into the 2014 season. You’ve been […]


Take a knee: Keanon Lowe talks about spring ball, Addison’s injury and Loyd joining the team

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 2:58 pm.

With news about wide receiver Bralon Addison’s injury, wide receiver Keanon Lowe took questions from many media members today after practice. The Oregon native who will be playing his last season with Ducks this fall talked about his hopes for spring practice and Addison’s injury. Lowe and Addison both shared time as kickoff returners last […]