Football

Report: Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffers knee injury, ACL is a concern

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 1:25 pm.

The remainder of Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu’s senior season appears to be over. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ NFL insider Rand Getlin, Ekpre-Olomu suffered an injury in practice on Tuesday and there is concern it’s a torn ACL in his knee. Sources: #Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered what is believed to be […]


Mariota’s weekend in the Big Apple: Links and sounds from the DP Show and Late Show with David Letterman

By on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10:55 am.

Marcus Mariota has been a busy man lately. After being named the 80th Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday night, Mariota has since been the center of attention in New York City. From reenacting what it’s like calling a play from the line of scrimmage with Dan Patrick to doing a top-10 list on the Late […]


Marcus Mariota awarded as 2014 Heisman Trophy winner

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6:47 pm.

It finally can be branded. On Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York City, Marcus Mariota received the 2014 Heisman Trophy to become the first player from the University of Oregon to win the award. He also became the first recipient from the state of Hawaii and the first individual of Polynesian descent to achieve the honor. His […]


Links: Marcus Mariota’s awards haul culminates tonight at Heisman Trophy ceremony

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:23 pm.

By the third quarter of Oregon’s matchup with Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship, the discourse surrounding Marcus Mariota shifted. In the weeks that led up to a game that would affirm the Ducks a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, the majority of the discussion about Mariota ended with how deserving he was of […]


Q&A: Hroniss Grasu, Keanon Lowe and Derrick Malone discuss the Rose Bowl

By on Friday, Dec. 12 at 1:18 pm.

After defeating No. 7 Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship last Friday, Oregon had pretty much solidified a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoffs. The only thing to be determined was who and where they would play. Sunday morning, it was announced that Oregon, the No. 2 team in the nation, would face off against […]


Marcus Mariota takes home Maxwell award for college football’s player of the year

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 6:04 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was honored with the Maxwell award on Thursday night. The Maxwell award is presented to college football’s player of the year. “It’s a blessing,” Mariota said on ESPN. Mariota won the award over Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott. Mariota, a redshirt junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, […]


Louisville’s Gerod Holliman wins Jim Thorpe award, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was a finalist

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 5:06 pm.

Louisville defensive back Gerod Holliman won the Jim Thorpe award on Thursday night. The Thorpe award is presented to the best defensive back in college football. Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Alabama safety Landon Collins were the other two finalists. Holliman, a redshirt sophomore from Miami, Florida, recorded 14 interceptions this season for the […]


Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins the Davey O’Brien award

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 4:37 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Davey O’Brien award on Thursday night. The Davey O’Brien award is presented to the best quarterback in college football. “I really just wanted to go out there and win games,” Mariota said on ESPN. “Everything else that’s happened is just a blessing.” Mariota won the award over Texas Christian […]


GameDay: Oregon prepares to play Florida State: ‘The team that doesn’t lose’

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 2:34 pm.

Oregon wide receiver Keanon Lowe described Oregon’s Rose Bowl matchup with Florida State succinctly. “It’s awesome,” Lowe said. “We get to play a team that doesn’t lose.” In the last 29 games, no team has come out victorious against the Seminoles. The last team to beat Florida State, the reigning BCS National Champions, was Florida […]


Kostecka: Oregon’s season started with a setback, yet are now Pac-12 Champions

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11:48 pm.

While many words come to mind to describe the season the Oregon Ducks have had thus far, one stands out: perseverance. Oregon’s season has been full of highs and lows, but every time the Ducks were faced with a setback, they dug deep to overcome each obstacle. Five months before the season began, star wide […]


College Football Playoff: A case for the National Championship

By on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 2:43 pm.

With the College Football Playoff, a lot of excitement is expected to ensue on New Year’s Day. The Emerald reached out to the student newspapers from Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State asking for the case as to why their respective university will win the National Championship. The Case for Oregon By Justin Wise, Emerald […]


Top defensive end recruit Josh Sweat commits to Florida State over Oregon

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:53 am.

Florida State picked up a huge victory over Oregon Wednesday morning. Josh Sweat (Oscar Smith High School – Chesapeake, Virginia), the No. 1 defensive end recruit, and the No. 6 player overall (247Sports) in the nation, announced a verbal commitment to Florida State. He chose the Seminoles over the Ducks, Ohio State, Georgia and Virginia […]


Marcus Mariota announced as 2014 Heisman Trophy finalist

By on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6:34 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s day began with him being announced as the Jonny Unitas Golden Arm award winner. It now ends with him being named as one of three finalists for the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Mariota, who led the second-ranked Ducks to the Pac-12 Championship on Friday and a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, […]