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 […]

Arik Armstead leaves Oregon men’s basketball team to focus on football

By on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 9:00 pm.

According to Aaron Fentress of Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Arik Armstead has decided to leave the Oregon men’s basketball team. Armstead said he wants to focus solely on football despite initially entering Oregon with intentions of playing both. “While I will certainly miss playing basketball with my teammates, I have decided to focus my full attention […]

Football recruit Budda Baker decommits from Oregon

By on Friday, Jan. 17 at 8:36 pm.

Budda Baker, considered the Northwest’s best college football recruit, announced on Twitter Friday that he is decommitting from the Ducks. I have decommited from Oregon an decided to reopen my recruitment Coach H an the ducks are a great program just not the right program for me — budda baker (@buddabaker32) January 17, 2014 This […]

Oregon secondary coach John Neal to be defense’s passing game coordinator

By on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7:15 pm.

Oregon secondary coach John Neal turned down an interview with the University of Alabama at Birminghan (UAB) Wednesday morning and will be back for another season with the Ducks. He’ll also see an increase in his duties next year. According to head coach Mark Helfrich, Neal will serve as the defense’s passing game coordinator this upcoming […]

Erik Chinander named Oregon outside linebackers coach

By on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 2:12 pm.

Erik Chinander has officially been named Oregon’s new outside linebackers coach today. Previous Oregon linebacker coach was Don Pellum, who was named the Ducks’ new defensive coordinator after Nick Aliotti’s retirement. Pellum will still coach inside linebackers. Chinander, an Iowa native, was as assistant defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 season […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Former Duck LeGarrette Blount makes SI cover, coach Neal to stay at Oregon

By on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11:56 am.

- After a stellar performance in last weekend’s NFL playoff, former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount is now on the cover of the latest version of Sports Illustrated. The New England Patriot running back ran for 166 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries, marking perhaps his best game as a pro. The Patriots beat the Colts […]

‘Honored’ new defensive coordinator Don Pellum once thought about leaving Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:17 pm.

Appearing in a black suit complimented by a white shirt and striped blue tie, Don Pellum held his first press conference as the defensive coordinator for the Oregon football team Tuesday afternoon. Pellum, who has been with the program for 23 years, opened the conference by thanking God, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and head […]

Don Pellum officially named Oregon’s defensive coordinator

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:18 am.

Former Oregon linebackers’ coach Don Pellum was officially announced as the Ducks’ next defensive coordinator on Tuesday morning. Pellum takes over for the Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 years with the program. “This is a challenge I welcome with open arms,” Pellum told “I have been fortunate to enjoy a long relationship at […]

Sources tell Oregonian that Don Pellum will be Oregon’s next defensive coordinator

By on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3:38 pm.

Former Oregon linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator Don Pellum will succeed Nick Aliotti as Oregon’s defensive coordinator next season, multiple sources told the Oregonian on Saturday. Pellum’s promotion has not been made official by the school and the university is not expected to announce the move until after the weekend, according to one of the […]