Oregon’s Border War with Washington remains Ducks’ premier rivalry

By on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:28 pm.

“Did you hear Washington is replacing Husky Stadium’s AstroTurf with cardboard?” one kid in an Oregon snapback asks another on Taylor’s patio. He milks the pause, finishes his Coors Light. “The Huskies always look better on paper.” His friend guffaws and raises his drink. “Huck the Fuskies!” It’s Monday, and their No. 2 Ducks are […]

‘A hate rivalry’: The Border War in quotes

By on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:29 pm.

1980′s: “You’re utterly defenseless when both hands are on your horn and you’re focusing on playing music. A Duck fan randomly pelted me with a rock, while I was in the band back in the ’80s. I was completely shocked because I thought things like that were only done by preschoolers who didn’t know any better.” — Former Washington […]

Why the Ducks will — and won’t — win the BCS Championship

By on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6:39 pm.

The Oregon Ducks have never won a national championship in football. Ranked second in the nation with an undefeated record, only seven regular season games and potentially a Pac-12 Championship Game stand in the way of the Ducks’ second trip to the BCS National Championship in three years. There are a multitude of reasons the […]

Zone Read AM: Mark Helfrich discusses Josh Huff’s return, and volleyball faces California road trip

By on Monday, Oct. 1 at 2:03 pm.

Wide receiver Josh Huff returned to action for the Ducks on Saturday after missing time due to a sprained knee suffered during Week Two. Oregon was quick to get the ball into his hands, as quarterback Marcus Mariota found Huff on an out route on the Ducks’ first offensive play. Huff struggled to get involved […]

Oregon secondary passes road test against gunslinging Cougars

By on Monday, Oct. 1 at 10:39 am.

Head coach Chip Kelly knew going into Saturday’s showdown with Washington State that his secondary would be tested. Cougars head coach Mike Leach brought with him to Pullman his famous “Air Raid” offense — a pass-first, pass-second mentality that causes mismatches and stretches defenses across the middle of the field. “(Leach) throws it 70 times […]

LIVE from CenturyLink Field: Oregon 51 Washington State 19 (fourth quarter)

By on Saturday, Sep. 29 at 10:45 pm.

For updates and analysis throughout the game, follow the Emerald and sportswriters Isaac Rosenthal and Matt Walks on Twitter.  iPhone users can download the Emerald’s Ducks football GameDay app for coverage all season long. Join the conversation in the comments below. Kickoff: 7:30 PM TV: ESPN2 Records: Oregon 4-0, 1-0 Pac-12.  Washington State 2-2, 0-1 […]

Zone Read PM: Ducks travel to WSU for first game away from Autzen, Moore goes for 500, LaMike’s twitter jab

By on Friday, Sep. 28 at 6:22 pm.

When the Ducks head north to face Washington State this weekend, their equipment will be brought up in the Ducks’ new equipment truck. Chip Kelly spoke with reporters on Thursday and said the Ducks aren’t paying too much attention to where the game is being played — though Marcus Mariota said he’s excited to play in […]