Football

Raw video: Scott Frost on leadership, Oregon’s offensive tempo and proposed 10-second rule

By on Friday, Apr. 4 at 1:35 pm.

Oregon offensive coordinator talked to the media after Friday’s practice. He discussed the new leadership roles for players like wide receiver Bralon Addison and how they’ve handled it so far. He also discussed the offense’s tempo, specifically why he was so against the proposed rule to prohibit offenses from snapping the ball before 10 seconds […]


Oregon football: Scott Frost finds new comfort level in second year

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 10:48 am.

After the conclusion of Oregon’s third spring practice, offensive coordinator Scott Frost had mainly positive things to say about his squad as they get back into the swing of things. Frost noted the leadership of Bralon Addison, as well as the strength of Marcus Mariota and the improvement of Thomas Tyner. Frost also spoke about the […]


Take a Knee: Defensive back Troy Hill uses suspension from last season as motivation

By on Friday, Apr. 4 at 1:45 pm.

Redshirt Senior Troy Hill was suspended indefinitely — missing Oregon’s final games against Oregon State and Texas in the Alamo Bowl – after being arrested by the Eugene Police for menacing and fourth-degree assault, including strangulation allegations on Dec. 13. On Jan. 31, he would plead guilty to menacing with a court sentencing that included 36 […]


Oregon football: Ducks defense has a different swagger under Don Pellum

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 3:25 pm.

It’s only been two days of spring practices, but the defensive side of the ball for the Oregon football team is exuding a different swagger under new defensive coordinator Don Pellum. “We’re talking about playing with some confidence and a chip,” Pellum said following Tuesday’s practice. “In football, you’ve got to walk up with attitude […]


Take a knee: Tyler Johnstone talks about recovery from injury and his relaxing spring break

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 1:44 pm.

After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during the Alamo Bowl, redshirt junior and offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone is already looking to next season as spring football practice is underway. After the Ducks’ second spring practice Tuesday morning, the Emerald caught up with Johnstone as he spoke about his road to recovery and his spring […]


Oregon football: Learning and maturing are two of biggest spring keys for a successful season

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 6:43 pm.

Spring football can best be described as a tune-up for the Oregon football team. It’s a 15-practice period where players and coaches gear up for the slowly approaching start of the upcoming season. Regardless of stature and experience, this time frame is also used as a chance to learn and improve for everyone associated with […]


Take a Knee: Bralon Addison on stepping up as a leader

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 1:50 pm.

After Oregon’s first spring practice Tuesday morning, junior wide receiver Bralon Addison spoke to the media about the upcoming season. He discussed the receiving corps, the Ducks’ potential on offense and how players like former wide receiver Josh Huff have shaped his growth as a leader. Talk a little bit about your role now. You’re kind […]


Spring football preview: Far more questions than answers, especially on defense, heading into camp

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 12:33 pm.

Spring football is often times the only period when it’s acceptable for a team to have more questions than answers. It’s the first sighting of what is absent, what is present and is generally a month focused on individual competition and experiencing that first taste of a new aura, which a new year brings. For […]


Oregon football: Brett Bafaro, Dylan Ausherman to leave the Ducks

By on Thursday, Mar. 27 at 12:51 pm.

With spring practices right around the corner, two backup players from last year’s Oregon football team have decided to leave. According to GoDucks.com editor-in-chief Rob Moseley, punter Dylan Ausherman and linebacker Brett Bafaro will not return to the team for spring practices. Along with WR Eric Dungy, who's exploring a transfer, P Dylan Ausherman and […]


Emerald sports quotes of the week: Men’s basketball emotions on full display in locker room following NCAA tournament loss

By on Sunday, Mar. 23 at 5:56 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 17-23. Men’s basketball “It was really a disappointing loss. We played pretty well the […]


Mark Helfrich confirms wide reciever Eric Dungy will explore option to transfer from Oregon

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 4:31 pm.

Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich confirmed this afternooon that Dungy will explore the option of transferring from Oregon. “We will continue to support Eric in pursuit of his college football dreams,” Helfrich said. “He will always be a member of the University of Oregon family. We wish him well.” ESPN reported earlier in the day that […]


Oregon wide receiver Eric Dungy transferring to South Florida, sources tell ESPN

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 12:38 pm.

Oregon wide receiver Eric Dungy will likely transfer to the South Florida, sources told ESPN. The announcement has not been made official by the UO athletic department yet. According to reports, Dungy and his father — former NFL head coach Tony Dungy — visited USF on Wednesday. The university is located in Dungy’s hometown of Tampa, Fla. Since […]


Former Oregon football players compete with chip on their shoulders at pro day

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 11:03 pm.

The NFL Scouting Combine is the ultimate job interview. Unfortunately for former Oregon safety Avery Patterson, he didn’t receive an invite to the exclusive showing. “I actually was (surprised),” Patterson said following Oregon’s pro day. “Just being a two-year starter, a captain, and a leader on this Ducks team, I felt like I should’ve been at […]


De’Anthony Thomas keeps ‘everything 100,’ runs unofficial 4.39 in 40-yard dash at Oregon’s pro day

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 6:22 pm.

Donning Nike socks with the “100″ label emblazoned around the exterior, former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas used the emblem and today as a way to signify his attitude and ability to numerous scouts at Oregon’s pro day. “The socks were my motivation today about the 4.5,” said Thomas, referring to his 40-yard dash time […]


Take a knee: Former Oregon wide receiver Daryle Hawkins talks about his future

By on Thursday, Mar. 13 at 5:31 pm.

Former Oregon football players Josh Huff, De’Anthony Thomas and Terrance Mitchell appear to be locks for a future in the NFL. However, at the team’s annual Pro Timing Day Thursday afternoon, there were players participating with bleak NFL futures. One of those players was former Oregon wide receiver Daryle Hawkins. Hawkins, a product design major, […]


Oregon football lands offensive line recruit Zach Okun

By on Tuesday, Mar. 4 at 3:05 pm.

Oregon football has landed their first 2015 recruit Tuesday, junior offensive lineman Zach Okun, after he verbally committed during an unofficial visit. I've officially committed to The University of Oregon!!! #GoDucks #QuackAttack pic.twitter.com/ocUr010Rut — Zach Okun (@_Z79_) March 4, 2014 In an interview with 247Sports, Okun said he’s “done with recruiting.” “In my mind I’m […]


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 […]


Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown reflects on December snow incident and suspension

By on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:23 pm.

The Emerald sat down with Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown this morning and discussed last December’s snowball fight incident, after which Brown was suspended for the Alamo Bowl due to his involvement. Brown talked about his actions on Dec. 6, the criticism he received, the extensive media attention surrounding the incident and his suspension. When the […]