Montee Ball edges Kenjon Barner for Doak Walker Award

By on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9:52 pm.

Despite a season that saw him amass 1,624 yards and 21 touchdowns, Oregon senior Kenjon Barner did not win the Doak Walker Award for the country’s best running back, which was announced Thursday. Instead it was Wisconsin’s Montee Ball that took the award, besting out Barner and UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin. Here’s how the […]

Oregon Ducks football isn’t an upstart team anymore

By on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 1:59 pm.

People outside of the Ducks football universe like to say that Oregon is just a flavor-of-the-month program without any tradition. It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have any Heisman Trophy winners or national championships (yet), but the numbers simply don’t back up the notion that the Ducks are upstarts. When the Ducks take the field against […]

Chip Kelly’s visor could be filled by Mark Helfrich

By on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 8:51 pm.

Mark Helfrich. Not the most familiar name to casual Duck fans. He doesn’t roam the secondary or sack quarterbacks for the Ducks. He isn’t even on the sidelines for Duck games. But he is of the utmost importance to Oregon football, and his relevance is growing every day. Helfrich, the Ducks’ offensive coordinator who directs […]

Oregon and Kansas State to be a clash of offensive powerhouses

By on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9:24 pm.

It’s finally here. Oregon and Kansas State. Speed against power and discipline. While many pundits remain traditional and call the Fiesta Bowl matchup the best game outside of the National Championship, Oregon and Kansas State have the potential to play a far more exciting game than the game that will be played in Miami. The BCS […]

Walks: Oregon tries to write fairy-tale ending before the credits roll

By on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 6:06 pm.

For a sport that carries such enormous weight here at Oregon, football season always seems regrettably short. Thirteen games — 14 if you’re lucky — simply doesn’t feel like enough in one year. Maybe this will change in 2014 when the angels sing and trumpets sound, and the NCAA institutes a playoff system. But until […]

Coaches weigh in on Fiesta Bowl Matchup

By on Monday, Dec. 3 at 11:43 am.

On paper, the Fiesta Bowl looks to be promising for college football fans who like shootouts. Oregon’s high-powered offense, led by senior running back Kenjon Barner and freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota, will go head-to-head against a Kansas State team led by one-time Heisman front runner Collin Klein. Of course come gameday, anything could happen. “Who […]

Emerald sports desk’s regular-season awards

By on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 11:18 am.

The Emerald sports desk’s end-of-season awards. Offensive MVP — Kenjon Barner Is there a doubt here?  Kenjon Barner picked up right where LaMichael James left off on his way to tying a program-record 21-touchdown season. Barner rushed for 1,624 yards in the regular season in his first year as the Ducks’ every-down back, and he […]