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 — 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 […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Terrance Mitchell finishes first among DBs in multiple drills at NFL combine

By on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 5:08 pm.

- Former Oregon cornerback Terrance Mitchell completed his NFL Combine workouts in Indianapolis, Ind., on Tuesday. Mitchell didn’t rank in the top 15 among defensive backs in the 40-yard dash (4.63 seconds), vertical jump (34 inches) or broad jump (117 inches) but recorded the fastest time in the 3-cone drill (6.57 seconds) and tied for the […]

NFL combine: Boseko Lokombo impresses, Taylor Hart limited

By on Monday, Feb. 24 at 5:25 pm.

Former Oregon outside linebacker Boseko Lokombo came into the combine ranked as the 288th best player in the 2014 draft class, according to CBS Sports. He might have strengthened his case to get drafted in May’s draft with a strong performance in Indianapolis today. Lokombo, who was selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 […]

NFL combine: De’Anthony Thomas runs 4.5 40-yard dash, Josh Huff right behind him

By on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9:02 pm.

De’Anthony Thomas may have made his path to the NFL a lot more difficult after his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday. Thomas, a former Oregon running back who burst onto the national scene due to his explosive speed, finished with an official time of 4.50. The time ranks him 11th among running backs and […]

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla posts elite marks in 40-yard dash, pair of jumps at NFL combine

By on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 4:30 pm.

At today’s NFL Scouting Combine, Colt Lyerla publicly displayed why his physical skills were so highly revered when he was at Oregon. Lyerla, a former tight end for the Ducks, posted some of the top performances in a pair of exercises meant to measure their various athletic skill sets. Lyerla was able to raise some […]

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 […]

Q&A: Oregon linebacker Tyrell Robinson on why he didn’t make basketball roster

By on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 5:24 pm.

Oregon linebacker Tyrell Robinson just finished his freshman football season and said he and his twin brother, Tyree, wanted to play basketball this year. However, neither player made Dana Altman’s roster. In an interview with the Emerald on Feb. 11, Robinson talked about why he and his brother aren’t on the team and how hard […]

Best Ducks sports tweets from Tuesday, Feb. 11

By on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:49 am.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Madison Guernsey’s favorites from Tuesday, Feb. 11. Former Oregon defensive tackle Ryan Hagen: is anyone else as upset as I am about M&M's changing the voice of the yellow M&M…or is that […]

National Signing Day: Mark Helfrich says Oregon is ‘really happy’ with its 21 new players

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:18 pm.

At the end of college football’s National Signing Day, Oregon ended up with 21 commitments in total, four transfers and 17 freshmen. Although there were no five-star recruits in the class, cornerback Arrion Springs and running back Royce Freeman were both highly recruited and were praised by head coach Mark Helfrich. “Not the biggest guy […]

National Signing Day: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich provides analysis of each commit

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:23 pm.

Mark Helfrich held a press conference this afternoon to talk about National Signing Day. Before fielding questions from the media, Helfrich gave a brief rundown of all 21 committed players for next season, beginning with the four transfers. Below are quotes from him on each player. Dominique Harrison, CB, Tracy, Calif. (Contra Costa College): “Already […]

Hoyt: Oregon football pursues recruits that fit regardless of ranking

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 2:19 pm.

It’s easy, in this day and age, to believe that a high recruiting class ranking will automatically parlay into success from the players who commit. This is a massive misconception. National Signing Day, the day where high school athletes sign letters of intent to attend universities, has turned into a holiday for college football fans. […]

Social media reaction: 2014 Oregon football National Signing Day

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 3:08 pm.

2014 National Signing Day is in full swing, and the Ducks have picked up 20 recruits so far, with 16 signing  today.    John ‘Juju’ Smith was considering Oregon but decided to attend USC this afternoon. Juju Smith, five-star recruit from Long Beach, Calif., announces his decision to play football at USC. Smith was considering […]

Mattrell Mcgraw, Royce Freeman highlight National Signing Day for Oregon football

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:08 pm.

His options were down to Texas A&M and Oregon, and Mattrell McGraw was still undecided up until today’s National Signing Day. But earlier today, the No. 13 safety, according to ESPN Recruiting, from River Ridge, La. announced on Wednesday that he will attend Oregon and play for the Ducks during his college career. McGraw said […]

Best Ducks sports tweets from Tuesday, Feb. 4

By on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9:29 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Madison Guernsey’s favorites from Tuesday, Feb. 4. Former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas: HAHAH IM GOING TO MISS PLAYING IN THE BEST STADIUM IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL #AUTZEN#RUNDAT — DE'ANTHONY THOMAS (@RUNDAT2014) […]

Oregon cornerback Troy Hill pleads guilty to menacing

By on Friday, Jan. 31 at 11:17 am.

Oregon cornerback Troy Hill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of menacing Friday morning. He also had a criminal mischief charge dismissed, per a plea deal with the prosecutors. “I’d just like to apologize for my actions,” Hill said to Lane County Circuit Court judge Cynthia Carlson. The court sentenced Hill to 36 months of probation, […]

Oregon officially announces Arik Armstead’s departure from men’s basketball team

By on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4:47 pm.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Oregon athletic department has officially announced Armstead’s departure from the basketball team. The news was first reported by Aaron Fentress of Comcast SportsNet Northwest earlier in the day. “We have enjoyed having Arik on our team the past two seasons and we certainly wish him luck with his football career,” Oregon head […]