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 […]

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.” […]

Live play-by-play: National Championship — Oregon vs Ohio State, 20-42

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 1:37 pm.

Fourth quarter 0:00 — END OF GAME. Final score: Ohio State – 42. Oregon – 20. 0:28 — Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott scores off a 1 yard TD run. Sean Nuernberger with the kick for the extra point. Score is 42-20 Ohio State. 2:45 — Oregon’s Marcus Mariota pass to Charles Nelson incomplete on 4th […]

GameDay Q&A: Jason Shender an Oregon fan/graduate going to graduate school at Ohio State

By on Monday, Jan. 12 at 9:08 am.

Ohio State University graduate student Jason Shender is a rare commodity in Colmbus, Ohio right now. He drives a car with an Oregon “O” sticker on the back, he still has a black Casey Matthews jersey and he can still remember, vividly, the streets of Eugene after the Ducks lost to Auburn in the 2011 […]

Countdown to the National Championship: Battle up front highlights the match-ups to watch

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 7:53 am.

There are many storylines surrounding Oregon and Ohio State’s matchup. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to two teams competing against each other in Arlington, Texas. From stars like Oregon’s quarterback Marcus Mariota and junior defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to Ohio State’s sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones and sophomore running back Ezekiel […]

Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State got here

By on Friday, Jan. 9 at 3:04 pm.

If this season was a year ago, Oregon and Ohio State would have met in the Rose Bowl and in actuality, it would’ve served as an exhibition game. The road would’ve ended there regardless of the outcome. Now, in this new format, both teams have ended up in the first ever College Football Playoff final. Let’s take […]

What to take away from Oregon and Ohio State’s games against Michigan State

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 7:42 am.

While there are many similarities and differences between Oregon and Ohio State, the only team who knows what it’s like to face the physicality and athleticism of the both the Ducks and Buckeyes this season, is the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans finished the season 11-2 overall, with their only two losses coming on Sept. 6 […]

Kim: Thomas Tyner will be key in National Championship

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10:02 am.

One of the most intriguing storylines of Oregon’s already memorable run to the 2015 National Championship has revolved around the ups and downs of sophomore running back Thomas Tyner. Soft-spoken to the media, Tyner was never one to get involved with off-field activities, making it difficult to ever know how he was truly feeling. It […]

Rapid Reaction: Oregon capitalizes on five Florida State turnovers to win 59-20

By on Thursday, Jan. 1 at 7:09 pm.

The Oregon Ducks are heading to the national championship. Oregon capitalized on four third quarter Florida State turnovers to cruise past the Seminoles 59-20 in the Rose Bowl. The Ducks held a 18-13 lead heading into halftime, but outscored the Seminoles 27-7 in the third to expand the Florida State deficit. This Oregon victory breaks […]

Final: Rose Bowl — Oregon vs Florida State, 59-20

By on Thursday, Jan. 1 at 8:42 pm.

Fourth Quarter 10:13 — Oregon’s Thomas Tyner with a 21 yard touchdown run. Aiden Schendier with the kick. The last five turnovers from Florida State have allowed Oregon to scored 34 points. 13:56 — Oregon’s Marcus Mariota runs 23 yards for a touchdown. Aiden Schneider with the kick. Third Quarter 0:57 — Florida State’s Jameis Winston […]