GameDay: Aidan Schneider reflects on his kicking expereince against California and getting consistent

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:21 am.

Freshman walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider has garnered more experience in his first season with Oregon than he ever expected. Schneider, a centerback on the soccer pitch turned kicker during his junior year at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, made six-of-seven PATs against South Dakota in week one. At Levi’s Stadium against California last […]

Gameday: Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:56 am.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Winston Shi, a football beat reporter at the Stanford Daily.  There have been points in the season where I thought that asking such a question would require outright homerism on […]

Gameday: Matchups/Players to watch ahead of Stanford-Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:38 am.

It’ll be under familiar terms when Oregon meets Stanford in Autzen Stadium Saturday. Regardless if the Cardinal come in unranked and with three losses to its credit, the matchup will put the winner in the driver’s seat for the Pac-12 North crown. Which is concerning for Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff, considering the last two times the Ducks […]

GameDay: A change in practice mentality has keyed Dwayne Stanford’s recent success

By on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:49 am.

After Oregon’s 38-31 road victory over Washington State, wide receiver Dwayne Stanford was upset. The redshirt sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio was held without a catch for the first time this season. After reflecting on the game, Stanford decided he needed to make a change in his practice preparation. “I wasn’t playing as much, so I […]

Gameday: Johnstone and Yruretagoyena still vital parts of offensive line after injuries

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:42 am.

Just one and a half games into the season, the Oregon Ducks lost their two starting left tackles. A week later, the third player to get reps at left tackle, Jake Fisher, went down with an injury. Luckily for the Ducks, Jake Fisher returned from injury to help stabilize the Ducks’ offensive line and bring […]

Gameday: Why the College Football Playoff Committee’s first poll means nothing

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1:11 pm.

It’s way too early. With four more games remaining, including Stanford around the corner and No. 18 Utah on the road in the following week, Oregon’s remaining schedule is no cake walk. Sure, the Ducks are expected to win out the season. Heck, they were supposed to win every game they had on their schedule and […]

Gameday: Why Cal will beat Oregon

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:01 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Shannon Carroll, assistant sports editor at the The Daily Californian.** This year’s Cal football season shows that absolutely anything can happen in college football, no matter what all the old-white-guy […]

Gameday Roundtable: Opinions and predictions leading up to Oregon-California matchup

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:09 pm.

A short week shouldn’t be any reason to assume Oregon’s consistent play on both sides of the ball in its last two games will whither. With a road contest at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. the Ducks will face off against a reeling Cal team that has plenty of threats on the offensive side of […]

Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:18 pm.

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet eight weeks into the season, […]

Gameday: Joey Mahalic, the Oregon native who dislikes Oregon football, but is ready for Friday

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2:34 am.

California’s Joey Mahalic is not your normal football player. Mahalic spent five seasons as a minor league pitcher for the Cleveland Indians before beginning his college career at Cal at the age of 23. Though an injury kept him off the baseball field, he was still able to throw a football and “always wanted to play […]

Gameday: Humble yet motivated, Tyrell Crosby plays with something to prove every step of the way

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 4:21 pm.

There is one image that continues to stick in Brian Castro’s mind. One which made him aware that what he was seeing on the football field was not something he, let alone this town, had ever seen come through this area. Sure, the long-time head football coach at Green Valley High School had grown used to […]