Football

Offensive line epitomizes Oregon’s “next man up” philosophy

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:12 pm.

After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]


No. 2 Oregon defeats Wyoming 48-14 in 99th consecutive sellout at Autzen stadium

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 11:59 pm.

With the Ducks up by just six points in the middle of the second quarter and facing a first-and-goal from Wyoming’s 19-yard line, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was pressed with a big decision to make. Does he continue to stand in the pocket to try and find a receiver down field or does he take off […]


Gameday: Here’ s how Oregon and Wyoming Stackup

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:13 pm.

It seems like a tough act to follow, but ask anyone from players to coaches about the turnover from a top-ten matchup to a game against Wyoming and the same answer resonates. No disrespect toward Wyoming, but the national exposure following this game won’t quite be comparable. Nevertheless, Oregon will conclude its non-conference schedule Saturday […]


Gameday: Eugene natives don Oregon colors and inspire a community

By on Thursday, Sep. 11 at 12:30 pm.

As Taylor Alie took a knee to seal Sheldon High School’s 13-6 victory in the 2012 state championship game, one chapter of his life was ending while the next was just about to begin. Fast forward 21 months and Alie is currently in the middle of that next chapter, playing at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, while donning the green […]


Q&A: Anna Waite discusses the pickup marching band

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:47 pm.

What you may’ve noticed in Oregon’s first two home games, was that what looked to be the Oregon Marching Band wasn’t garnering its normal attire. That’s because for the first two weeks of the season, before band camp is officially underway, the Oregon Pickup Marching Band is used. Consisting of current members, alumni and high school students […]


Kim: Joe Walker adds physical nature that Oregon hasn’t seen since Kiko Alonso

By on Friday, Sep. 12 at 3:25 pm.

Michael Clay sent out a tweet following Oregon’s 46-27 win over No. 7 Michigan State claiming Joe Walker was the second coming of Kiko Alonso. The junior linebacker out of Palos Verdes High School, who had started in place of Derrick Malone for matchup purposes, shined against a physical Spartan front seven and finished the […]


Gameday: Oregon has high hopes for walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:27 pm.

Aidan Schneider wasn’t the biggest football fan growing up and didn’t start his football career until he was a junior at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. Schneider, who had been a soccer standout out his entire life, first joined his high school team as an upperclassman and eventually molded into its top place kicker. Now, […]


Pac-12 Roundtable: Two weeks in and plenty to talk about in the conference

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:50 pm.

With just two weeks into the college football season, a variety of predictions have either been correct or completely wrong, and a list full of surprising teams and players have emerged. It’s nothing out of the ordinary, but following some of the bigger headlines in the Pac-12, staff reporter Ryan Kostecka, Associate Sports Editor Hayden […]


Why Wyoming will beat Oregon

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:07 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Matthew Fabian, a football reporter at the the Branding Iron.** Quack, quack mofos. I hope the Ducks are ready for the Wyoming Cowboys to roll into Eugene on Saturday. Could […]


Oregon football signs three early commits, including five-star back Taj Griffin

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 9:53 pm.

Three high school seniors committed to the University of Oregon and will enroll in January, the university announced Tuesday evening. Five-star running back Taj Griffin of Powder Springs, Georgia; four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile of Columbia, Missouri; and four-star offensive lineman Zach Okun of Newbury Park, California; have submitted their financial aid agreements for winter term.  Griffin was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 all-purpose running […]


Take a knee: After watching the film, Don Pellum sees the communication and tackling from his unit improve

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 4:14 pm.

The verbiage that was often associated with Oregon in the past, especially these last few years, was that the Ducks couldn’t stand up to par with more physical competition. Though, after the Oregon defensive performance in the team’s 46-27 win over Michigan State, it seems the book has closed on that line of thinking. Trailing […]


Marcus Mariota named Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week

By on Tuesday, Sep. 9 at 11:33 am.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the year’s first Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week on Tuesday. Mariota, who finished as a semi-finalist for the Davey O’Brien award in 2012 and 2013, completed 17-of-28 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon’s 46-27 victory over No. 7 Michigan State. Mariota previously won the weekly […]