Football

Report: Ducks met with infractions committee last week

By on Thursday, Apr. 25 at 12:50 pm.

According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Oregon met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions last Friday to discuss the “major violations” the school and the NCAA agreed upon regarding Oregon’s recruiting practices under Chip Kelly. The Ducks reportedly spent $35,000 on recruiting services, though former head coach Chip Kelly maintained at the hearings that […]


Zone Read AM: Format announced for Saturday’s spring game, college football’s four-team playoff discloses official name

By on Thursday, Apr. 25 at 1:08 pm.

Via the brand new and official Twitter account of Oregon’s football team, the format for Saturday’s spring game will be offense vs. defense. With the Ducks facing numerous injuries, though, a real scrimmage was questionable. The format for Saturday’s Oregon Spring Game will be offense vs. defense. D can earn pts for TOs, 3-and-outs, etc. […]


Oregon football documents: What do they mean?

By on Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 2:26 pm.

According to KATU in Portland, the station received documents stating both the University of Oregon and the NCAA Enforcement Committee agreed the school committed a series of “major violations” between 2008 and 2011. Now the question becomes, what does this mean for the future of the Oregon football program? The simple answer, while not very […]


Oregon football guilty of ‘major’ violations, according to newly released documents

By on Tuesday, Apr. 16 at 2:22 pm.

Portland’s KATU.com received documents Monday from the University of Oregon that give Duck fans the first real glimpse into the NCAA violations the football program faces. The documents, which were obtained through a records’ request the station made back in September, detail the violations agreed upon by both the NCAA and the Oregon athletic department. […]


Oregon football: Three men to watch in the run up to the Spring Game

By on Thursday, Apr. 4 at 8:36 pm.

We won’t get to see any of this until the Spring Game, but here are three storylines from the training camp: 1.) De’Anthony Thomas becomes a first option De’Anthony Thomas had an explosive first two seasons with the Ducks but he’s always been a second or third option behind LaMichael James and friends. It’s not […]


Walks: If new allegations are true, stripping Auburn’s national title should be a given

By on Thursday, Apr. 4 at 1:04 pm.

The play was controversial even then. Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer was wrapped up by Oregon defensive back Eddie Pleasant with less than three minutes left in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. With the score tied and a title on the line, Ducks defensive tackle Zac Clark held back from piling onto Dyer. […]


Duck football gets underway with first day of spring practice

By on Tuesday, Apr. 2 at 8:33 pm.

Just less than three months after the Oregon Ducks defeated Collin Klein and the Kansas State Wildcats 35-17 in Glendale, Ariz., the Ducks returned to the practice field today for the first day of spring ball. While many faces present after practice were familiar, there was one obvious and glaring difference; Chip Kelly, after four […]


UO football player Colt Lyerla tweets controversial conspiracy theory about Sandy Hook shooting

By on Thursday, Mar. 21 at 7:29 pm.

Update: The athletic department released the following statement concerning Lyerla’s tweets: “Twitter posts attributed to student-athlete Colt Lyerla concerning the tragedy at Sandy Hook are insensitive and offensive, especially those devastated by the shootings, and we have communicated as much to Colt. Though the University of Oregon Department of Athletics as well as the football […]


Former Oregon quarterback Nate Costa to return as graduate assistant

By on Friday, Mar. 1 at 12:13 pm.

Former backup quarterback Nate Costa will be returning to the Autzen Stadium sidelines in the fall to work as a graduate assistant for Mark Helfrich’s Ducks. Costa has recently worked with Comcast Sportsnet Northwest in Portland and it was on-air for CSNW that he announced he would be returning. His Oregon career was punctuated by injuries, causing him to […]


Zone Read PM: Latest looks at Oregon football’s draft class; softball dominates in Palm Springs

By on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 12:39 pm.

Prospects for incoming class — While departed Ducks are proving their worth at the 2013 NFL Combine, college football recruiting websites are still trying to sift through the settling dust of National Signing Day. Braden Gall at Athlon Sports took a look at Oregon’s incoming draft class Monday, which the website considers the fourth best in […]


Zone Read AM: Oregon men’s basketball’s ’96 percent’ chance for March Madness, while Kenjon Barner advances to his own Final Four

By on Friday, Feb. 22 at 11:17 am.

Despite their recent tough sledding, the Ducks were given a No. 6 spot in ESPN’s most recent Bracketology prediction for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. It’s the same spot Oregon held last week. Although much basketball has yet to be played, Joe Lunardi pitted Oregon against No. 11 Iowa State in the mock-up. The four […]