GameDay: College football kicks off this weekend, here are the games you don’t want to miss

By on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 5:40 pm.

Let’s be real. The game at Autzen this week may not be the most thrilling. Although many Duck fans will be excited to take the long awaited walk over the Willamette and cheer Oregon on, there are already many enticing games slated for the opening week of college football. To make the most of this […]

GameDay: Integral to Oregon’s success, special teams unit provides impact in more ways than one

By on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8:37 am.

Darren Carrington doesn’t really care what his role is on this year’s Oregon football team. The redshirt freshman, who worked primarily with the scout team last year, isn’t trying to prove anything to the coaches either. It’s a lot simpler than that.  “Honestly, I’m not even just saying this, I’m just trying to be the best […]

Gameday: Here’s how Oregon and South Dakota stack up

By on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10:19 pm.

It’s finally time. The Oregon Ducks begin their run to the national championship with a home-opener against South Dakota, a team out of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Led by All-Americans Marcus Mariota on offense and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on defense, the Ducks look poised to dominate in every facet of the game while the Coyotes […]

GameDay: Drawing Oregon football players has bonded Chris Snusz with his son C.J.

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:06 pm.

C.J. Snusz was frustrated with football. C.J., an eight-year-old Florida Gators fan from Buffalo, New York, had just watched Miami upset the Gators 21-16 and decided he was finished with the sport. “He told me he hated football,” Chris Snusz, his father, recalled. Chris urged his son to give football one more chance. The next […]

Gameday: Plagued by an ACL, Tyler Johnstone’s injury reveals larger issue regarding athletes returning from knee reconstruction

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:00 pm.

Nine months of rehabilitation with the Oregon athletic staff all of a sudden meant nothing for Tyler Johnstone. After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on December 30, 2013 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the redshirt junior was well on his way to what he phrased as “easing” his way into practice as Fall Camp began. […]

Gameday: Troy Hill’s path to redemption started in a jail cell and continues on the football field

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:01 pm.

Sitting in a dimly lit jail cell, Troy Hill saw everything he’d ever worked for slipping away. With only two options, he was faced with the most difficult decision of his life. Hill could either drift into obscurity and make that cell his new home, or pick himself up and fight for what he wanted, […]

Emerald Roundtable: Preseason predictions bring questions and excitement to Ducks football

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 3:42 pm.

If you were a fan, what would be the best Oregon home game to attend this season? Ryan Kostecka — My first choice is the Michigan State game because it’s very rare to witness a Pac-12/Big-10 game that will feature two teams ranked in the top 10 nationally. I’m going to go with the Washington game […]

GameDay: Oregon looking to carry on excitement in return game

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:18 pm.

In the past few years, the Oregon football team has enjoyed the luxury of having some versatile return men. From Kenjon Barner to De’Anthony Thomas, the Ducks have not only experienced consistently good field position, they have also been the benefactors of their occasional highlight reels. Now that both of them have moved on to the […]

GameDay: Tyree Robinson set to succeed after beneficial redshirt year

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 3:56 pm.

As a redshirt last season, Oregon safety Tyree Robinson became accustomed to wearing a different jersey every week. His role: A scout team player used to benefit the starting offense by portraying the defense they would be facing that week. In other words, Robinson was an afterthought. But he was never far from the mind […]

GameDay: New generation of defensive lineman takes over for Oregon

By on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 6:38 pm.

116 appearances, 210 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 17 sacks. Those are the combined career totals of the departed seniors Taylor Hart, Ricky Havili-Heimuli and Wade Keliikipi, staples in Oregon’s defensive line in the past four years. “We learned how hard they (the departed seniors) work mainly, and how to do the right things,” […]