GameDay: Student managers share a bond with the team that extends far beyond the hardwood

By on Monday, Mar. 3 at 6:21 pm.

Every day, Chris Mueller and Patrick Scully wake up and attend their morning classes before heading to Matthew Knight Arena around noon to set up for practice. Since becoming student managers, Mueller and Scully, along with two other managers, have carried the responsibilities of making sure the Oregon men’s basketball team runs as smoothly as […]

GameDay: An ethical line is drawn for passionate college basketball fans

By on Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:07 pm.

There are few things that get adrenaline pumping more than a college basketball game. Passion is one word that truly exemplifies fans and it is the sole reason why it’s universally embraced, especially during the month of March. Being a college sports fan while attending school is a unique opportunity and it’s something that isn’t […]

Flores: Grading Mark Helfrich’s first year as Oregon’s head coach

By on Monday, Jan. 6 at 10:32 am.

It would have been hard for photographers at the Valero Alamo Bowl postgame press conference to snap a shot of Mark Helfrich without a smile on his face. Oregon’s first-year head coach sat between seniors Josh Huff and Avery Patterson with a bottle of Gatorade Propel Zero in his hands and seemed to enjoy answering […]

Should Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Scott Frost stay or go?

By on Monday, Jan. 6 at 10:29 am.

Now that De’Anthony Thomas and Terrance Mitchell have announced their decisions to enter the NFL draft, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is probably the only Oregon underclassman who isn’t sure if he’ll stay at Oregon or head to the NFL. Offensive coordinator Scott Frost also might leave. He’s been mentioned as a head coaching candidate, reportedly being interviewed […]

Gameday: How to best spend your winter break

By on Monday, Dec. 16 at 11:56 am.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas coming quicker than De’Anthony Thomas on a football field, the college football bowl season is the perfect entertainment to sustain everyone over winter break. This year’s slate of games has the makings of classics with dramatic finishes as high-octane offenses and smash-mouth defenses battle head-to-head […]

Gameday: Texas Big-12 Defensive Player of the Year Jackson Jeffcoat on the Alamo Bowl and the Ducks

By on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4:01 pm.

The University of Texas football team has been lead defensively this season by defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. Jeffcoat, who stands 6 feet 5 inches and weighs 250 pounds, has been impressive in his senior year with the Longhorns. He led the team with 85 tackles and 12 sacks, which gives him the third-highest total in […]

GameDay: Alamo Bowl could spell beginning of prosperous run for Mark Helfrich and the end for Mack Brown

By on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 12:16 pm.

Mack Brown started his college coaching career in 1973, the year Mark Helfrich was born. Brown arrived at Texas — his latest of 11 coaching gigs — in 1998, the year Helfrich began coaching. On Dec. 30, Brown and Helfrich will face off in the Alamo Bowl. For Helfrich, this will be his first career […]

Hoyt: Oregon football 2013 — a bump in the road, not the end of an era

By on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1:08 pm.

Throughout a season filled with championship aspirations and dramatic letdowns, the Oregon football team has emphasized the importance of turning a page. The Ducks might have stumbled upon a perfect way to end a chapter, and an era, in program history. Following a 42-31 comeback victory over Oklahoma State in the 2008 Holiday Bowl, Oregon, […]

Kostecka: No natty? The Ducks got what they deserved this season

By on Friday, Dec. 6 at 8:37 am.

Christmas came early for De’Anthony Thomas. A week after Thomas stated that the Rose Bowl “feels like whatever,” he will get what he wants when he plays in a sub-par bowl, something he’s never done while wearing green and yellow. Instead of continuing to “win the day,” Oregon’s high-profile players pouted like 5-year-old children who […]

GameDay: Huff, Ekpre-Olomu and Addison top our MVP list in 2013

By on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:01 pm.

The Ducks may not have made it to national championship game, there are three players who stood out this year: one offensive, one defensive and one special teams player changed the outcomes of games in a positive way this season. Because of their achievements on the athletic field, Josh Huff, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Bralon Addison […]

Flores: Marcus Mariota’s decision to stay at Oregon reflects his true values

By on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10:24 am.

Following Oregon’s 36-35 Civil War victory, Marcus Mariota told the media he hadn’t given the NFL draft much thought. Then, his eyes lit up as he talked about the ceremony held for Oregon’s senior players that night. “To see the seniors walk out with their families, that’s a special moment,” he said. Mariota sounded genuinely […]

GameDay: Players to watch when No. 13 Oregon takes on Oregon State

By on Friday, Nov. 29 at 9:14 am.

No. 13 Oregon and Oregon State will meet on Friday for the 117th time and the collective vibe that this game normally presents seems to be nonexistent. After Arizona and Washington both embarrassed the Ducks and Beavers respectively, both teams come into this game playing their worst football of the season. The Ducks lost  two […]