Football

Backups shine at spring game

By on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 4:40 pm.

With Marcus Mariota playing limited action and De’Anthony Thomas out of action, the spring game offered a chance for backups to take center stage. Jake Rodrigues and Jeff Lockie alternated leading drives down the field and after each stalled on their first few drives, both eventually found their grooves. Lockie matched Mariota’s 13 completions in […]


Oregon’s spring game uniforms released

By on Sunday, Apr. 28 at 5:02 pm.

Wearing regular uniforms for the spring game would just be so un-Ducklike, wouldn’t it? Nike has outfitted the Ducks “green” and “white” squads with special uniforms once again dedicated to the U.S. Armed Forces. Both jerseys say “support our troops” on the back and include a new helmet design. A full photo gallery is available through Nike’s website.


Spring Game: Competition for backup quarterback will highlight this year’s spring game

By on Thursday, Apr. 25 at 10:42 am.

With Bryan Bennett’s decision to transfer to Southeastern Louisiana and Marcus Mariota proving his spot as top quarterback after a stellar performance last season, the battle for backup quarterback will be a competition to watch in Saturday’s upcoming spring game. As Duck fans know all too well, a starting quarterback’s knee is always just one […]


Spring Game: Why Oregon will ‘lose’ the spring game

By on Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 9:04 pm.

Each week, the Emerald invites a student journalist from the Ducks’ opponent to write a guest column on why the Ducks will lose. With Oregon playing its first “game” without Chip Kelly in the booth or on the field since 2007, here’s why the Ducks’ bubble will burst and they will manage to lose their own spring […]


Spring Game: There is much to look forward to on the rushing end of Oregon football

By on Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 9:05 pm.

Heading into the spring game and looking to next season, Oregon football is adapting to change. Head coach Mark Helfrich has replaced Chip Kelly, Scott Frost is taking over as offensive coordinator and Oregon has lost standouts on both offense and defense. Perhaps the biggest mystery lies in Oregon’s running game after the departure of […]


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. […]