Media serve as career models for Oregon football players majoring in journalism

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 7:43 pm.

After practices conclude, Oregon football players dispense of their sweaty pads and jerseys and head to the showers. As they walk past the Hatfield-Dowlin complex towards the locker room, many of them must stop to talk with the media. For several players, these recorder-wielding people seem like foreigners with jobs they’ll never approach. But some […]

Photos: Oregon Football — Team Mariasu beats Team Twifo in spring game matchup 27-7

By on Tuesday, May. 6 at 1:38 pm.

The Oregon football team played a spring scrimmage on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Autzen Stadium. After one half of regular playing time and another of a constant running clock, Team Mariasu, sporting green, beat team Twifo 27-7. Between the two teams, fans got a chance to see some new faces play like wide receiver […]

Gameday: Trading spikes for cleats, Devon Allen and Dior Mathis tackle both track and football this spring

By on Saturday, May. 3 at 3:59 pm.

It’s Monday morning and a swarm of reporters, cameras and recorders, placed at a distance, are camped at the Hatfield Dowlin Complex. Though what’s demanding the reporters’ attention at the moment is not Oregon’s preseason Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota or head coach Mark Helfrich. It’s redshirt freshman Devon Allen, whom as of Saturday’s spring game […]

GameDay: Erick Dargan’s experiences have made him into an all-around leader

By on Thursday, May. 1 at 3:50 pm.

Burnt orange and navy blue confetti descended on Erick Dargan’s shoulders following Oregon’s loss in the 2011 BCS national championship game. He remembers it vividly and, to this day, it still hurts. “That’s something I never want to witness again,” Dargan said. “That feeling after the game really left a sour taste in my mouth.” […]

GameDay: 2014 Oregon spring game presents another opportunity for newcomers to shine

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 9:21 pm.

As college football has grown, so has the attention and value of the spring game. All across the country, teams are broadcasting what is now an annual event. It has turned into a must-see spectacle for avid football fans. Oregon’s spring game is this Saturday at 11 a.m. The spring game stands as the premier […]

Gameday: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall have established themselves in the backfield but still have room to grow

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 9:19 pm.

Oregon’s offensive players are versatile. They run, catch, block and drive the gears of one of the highest octane offenses in the nation. The running backs are no exception. Even with De’Anthony Thomas’ departure, the Ducks have plenty of firepower at the position with junior Byron Marshall and sophomore Thomas Tyner. Running backs coach Gary […]

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 […]