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 […]

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 […]

GameDay: Ducks shown ‘proper way’ to practice and it has become evident in their play

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:10 pm.

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to play,” running back and slot […]

GameDay: The history of Oregon-Arizona continues in a winner-take-all battle

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:12 pm.

The last time the Ducks were led by a Heisman trophy contending quarterback, ranked No. 2 in the nation and facing the Arizona Wildcats, they ended experiencing the worst possible outcome. Not only did Oregon suffer a loss on that fateful night in 2007, quarterback Dennis Dixon suffered a season-ending knee injury when he crumpled […]

GameDay: Here’s how Oregon and Arizona stackup

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 11:11 pm.

It seems fitting to have the Pac-12 Championship game consist of No. 2 Oregon and No. 11 Arizona. Why? Well Oregon is statistically the best team in the conference and proved that this regular season. However, there is one blemish on a nearly undefeated season: The loss to the Arizona Wildcats. This game is for bragging rights, in addition […]

Hoyt: Charles Nelson has certified himself as a playmaker in Oregon’s offense

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10:43 pm.

Everybody was thinking it. With the second half of Oregon’s season opening game against South Dakota trudging on 41-13, true freshman Charles Nelson gave reason for those watching the game to double-take. No. 6 for the Ducks took a South Dakota punt 49-yards to the end zone, going nearly untouched in the process. His 5-foot-9 […]

GameDay: Oregon’s offensive line, healthy for the most part, looks for redemption against Arizona

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:14 pm.

Oregon’s disheveled offensive line couldn’t hold up. That was the overall consensus regarding the unit’s performance after the Ducks suffered their first and only loss of the season on Oct. 2 to Arizona. “After the game, we knew we gave that game away,” offensive lineman Hamani Stevens said. “They played well but we didn’t play […]