Football

Oregon quarterback Damion Hobbs will reportedly transfer

By on Saturday, May. 17 at 12:02 pm.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Damion Hobbs will not return to Oregon this fall and will transfer, according to reports. The Oregon athletic department has not yet confirmed Hobbs’ departure. Hobbs, Jeff Lockie, Taylor Alie and incoming freshman Morgan Mahalak made up a group of quarterbacks fighting for the backup job behind Marcus Mariota. The group included […]


Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla earns tryout at Green Bay Packers rookie minicamp

By on Friday, May. 16 at 2:20 pm.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla will try out for the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. Lyerla will compete among a pool of 58 rookies at the Packers’ rookie camp. In the weeks after he withdrew from Oregon, Lyerla was charged with cocaine possession and interfering with police. At the NFL combine, Lyerla said he wanted opportunity […]


Pac-12 announces Levi’s Stadium will host its annual championship game

By on Thursday, May. 15 at 1:37 pm.

For the first time since the conference became a 12-team field, the Pac-12 Conference will have its annual conference championship game on a neutral site. The venue for the Dec. 5 championship game will take place at the San Francisco 49ers’ newly built Levi’s Stadium. “Pac-12 football is among the deepest and best football conferences […]


Quarterback Jake Rodrigues leaving Oregon football

By on Monday, May. 12 at 12:23 pm.

Backup Oregon quarterback Jake Rodrigues is leaving the football team and is looking to transfer schools, the redshirt sophomore told CSNNW.com Monday. He made his decision after meeting with head coach Mark Helfrich. The athletic department has yet to confirm Rodrigues’ departure, although ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif confirmed the report. Confirmed […]


Terrance Mitchell goes to Dallas Cowboys in seventh round of NFL draft

By on Saturday, May. 10 at 4:51 pm.

Former Oregon defensive back Terrance Mitchell was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft Saturday. “The whole experience has been fun,” Mitchell told the Emerald earlier this week. “It’s like a roller coaster ride, but it’s at the last stop. I’m ready to make my mark on the […]


De’Anthony Thomas selected by Kansas City Chiefs in fourth round of NFL draft

By on Saturday, May. 10 at 11:35 am.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas with the 24th pick in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL draft Saturday. “I want to get anywhere on the field just to show my ability and that I can play football,” Thomas told GoDucks.com. “Wide receiver, punt returner, kick returner; I just […]


Former Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff selected by the Eagles in round three

By on Saturday, May. 10 at 9:07 am.

Josh Huff is reuniting with his former head coach Chip Kelly. The Philadelphia Eagles selected Huff with the 86th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. “I’m just thankful for the opportunity and I hope I get the opportunity to play at the next level,” Huff told the Oregonian earlier this week. In his senior season […]


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 […]


NFL Draft Preview: Thomas, Huff, Mitchell headline list of former Oregon football players expecting phone calls this weekend

By on Thursday, May. 8 at 12:18 pm.

Its been a long enough wait -two weeks longer than previous years- and its finally come to that point in time where a simple phone call can launch an NFL career. However, the waiting will most likely ensue for the contingent of former Oregon football players awaiting to hear their name called this weekend. With […]


Oregon football’s Rahim Cassell arrested for DUI Sunday morning

By on Monday, May. 5 at 1:33 pm.

Oregon linebacker Rahim Cassell was arrested by Eugene Police Sunday morning around 1 a.m. for driving under the influence, Eugene Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin confirmed Monday morning. McLaughlin said Cassell’s vehicle was impounded and he was likely cited and released. The arrest occurred on E. 13th Ave. and Hilyard St. A party patrol officer saw […]


Q&A with Oregon offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone on HBO series Game of Thrones

By on Tuesday, May. 6 at 10:55 pm.

The Emerald spoke to Oregon offensive lineman Tyler Johnstone last Monday about the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, something he and his roommates watch religiously at 6 p.m. every Sunday night. Here is his take on the series, his favorite moments and where the rest of season 4 might go. Spoiler Alert: The events […]


Emerald sports quotes of the week: Mark Helfrich says backup QBs had ‘Myeh’ peformance in spring game

By on Sunday, May. 4 at 5:50 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 April 28-May 4. Football spring game “Myeh, you know. I can spell that out for […]


Normally on the track on a Saturday in spring, Devon Allen plays at Autzen Stadium for first time

By on Sunday, May. 4 at 3:23 pm.

He was probably asked the question enough, but until Saturday Devon Allen had yet to publicly display his ability on a football field. The individual known for his performances in the 100- and 400-meter hurdles was constantly asked about the give and take between both football and track, and finally had the opportunity to show […]


Eugene native Taylor Alie shows promise after struggling early in spring game

By on Saturday, May. 3 at 5:36 pm.

During pre-game warmups, Oregon quarterback Taylor Alie jogged off the field and headed towards the gate at section 35 of Autzen Stadium. There waiting for him was his father, Jeff. The two hugged and parted ways, a tradition between the father and son that stems back to his days at Sheldon High School. “It’s just […]


Marcus Mariota shines as Team Mariasu takes easy care of Team Twifo, 27-7

By on Saturday, May. 3 at 7:19 pm.

The floodgates opened quickly for the team with Marcus Mariota behind center. The redshirt junior threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter to both Thomas Tyner and Devon Allen, and Team Mariasu handled Team Twifo en route to a 27-7 win in what Mark Helfrich termed as a “sluggish” spring game. In front of […]


Johnathan Loyd gets hit but bounces back in his first Oregon football game

By on Saturday, May. 3 at 5:32 pm.

Prior to the start of Oregon’s annual spring game, Johnathan Loyd wondered how it would feel to get hit in a real game situation. The winningest player in Oregon basketball history got his answer early. On the second to last play of the first quarter, team Twifo strayed away from its usual spread formation to […]


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 […]


Annual FOOD for Lane County spring game food drive brings thousands of pounds in food donations to help community

By on Sunday, May. 4 at 5:05 pm.

For the past ten years FOOD for Lane County and the UO Athletic Department have teamed up for Oregon football’s annual spring game with the goal to help provide food for families in need within Lane County.  About 36,000 Duck fans flocked to Autzen Stadium last year to watch an Oregon football practice, and the donation […]