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Zone Read: Marcus Mariota cracks Top 32 NFL draft prospect rankings, Buccaneers’ Josh Freeman benched

By on Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 5:47 pm.

Marcus Mariota joined teammates De’Anthony Thomas and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu in the most recent Top 32 NFL draft prospect rankings written by ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay. Mariota cracked McShay’s list for the first time, coming in at number 23 as the third-highest ranked quarterback behind Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater (2) and UCLA’s Brett Hundley (6). Mariota has completed […]

Zone Read: Oregon baseball has ninth best recruiting class, Oregon men’s golf top-five finish at St. Mary’s Invite

By on Wednesday, Sep. 25 at 11:30 am.

Oregon baseball has the ninth best recruiting class in 2013 according to Collegiate Baseball newspaper’s annual evaluation. The Ducks have 10 incoming freshman, including two who were picked in the 2013 MLB Draft. Pitcher Matt Krook was the 35th overall pick while infielder Mark Karaviotis went 39th. The class also includes two members of the USA […]

Zone Read: Ducks Hunter granted sixth year, Pettitte retiring again

By on Friday, Sep. 20 at 1:17 pm.

Oregon pitcher Darrell Hunter was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Thursday, meaning the senior can return to play for the Oregon baseball team this spring. Hunter missed two seasons due to a concussion he suffered in 2009, which has caused him to suffer through seizures. As a reliever last season, […]

Zone Read: Kelsey Rowell hired to Oregon acrobatics and tumbling coaching staff, Trent Richardson traded to Indianapolis Colts

By on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 3:34 pm.

Oregon acrobatics and tumbling have added a former All-American to their coaching staff. Kelsey Rowell has been brought on as an assistant coach for the Ducks. Rowell was a star on the team from 2009-2012, leading Oregon to back-to-back NCATA National Championships in 2011 and 2012. Rowell is a native Oregonian, having been born in […]

Zone Read: Pair of freshman dazzle in debuts for Ducks, Broncos’ Clady out for the season

By on Wednesday, Sep. 18 at 8:06 pm.

After a debut that sent shockwaves throughout the college football world, true freshman Johnny Mundt was named the John Mackey tight end of the week. His impressive 121-yard, two touchdown performance last Saturday against the Tennessee Volunteers warranted his selection. The true freshman Mundt stepped in for starter Colt Lyerla, who missed Saturday’s game due […]

Zone Read: Thomas named to Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll, Pac-12 punishes officials for ASU-Wisconsin debacle

By on Monday, Sep. 16 at 3:09 pm.

After gaining 172 all-purpose yards against Tennessee on Saturday, De’Anthony Thomas was named to Week Three’s Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll. The award, given annually at the end of the season, honors the most versatile player in major college football. Thomas was one of five players named to this week’s honor roll, which included 2012 […]

Zone Read: Volunteers DL Maurice Couch inactive for Saturday, Oregon soccer draws against No. 6 BYU

By on Friday, Sep. 13 at 2:12 pm.

The Tennessee Volunteers will be short a player this weekend against Oregon. Defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled ineligible for Saturday’s game on account of an NCAA investigation relating to Couch and other collegiate athletes receiving improper benefits. The report states that Couch and former players D.J. Fluker (Alabama), Tyler Bray (Tennessee), Fletcher Cox […]

Zone Read: Oregon women’s soccer to face No. 6 BYU, Michael Beasley rejoins the Miami Heat

By on Wednesday, Sep. 11 at 4:46 pm.

The Oregon women’s soccer team knows they have to get out to a better start if they want to upset No. 6 BYU at home. The team has struggled lately; losing four of their last five matches, each by only a single goal. Head coach Kat Mertz believes the issue lies with the defense, not […]

Zone Read: De’Anthony Thomas Pac-12 Player of the Week, Chip Kelly wins NFL debut

By on Tuesday, Sep. 10 at 12:37 pm.

De’Anthony Thomas was recognized by conference officials after being named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for offense. Thomas had an impressive showing on the road for Oregon as the Ducks faced Virginia. He had 124 yards on only 11 carries, adding three touchdowns in the 59-10 win. Thomas is tied for the national scoring […]

Zone Read: Lauren Plum sets Oregon volleyball record, Serena Williams wins US Open

By on Monday, Sep. 9 at 2:35 pm.

The 12th-ranked Oregon volleyball team couldn’t overcome Michigan on Saturday, but they did see one of their players make history. Senior setter Lauren Plum set the career Oregon assists record on Saturday, breaking it late in the third set with an assist to Liz Brenner. Plum went into the match needing 33 assists to tie […]

Zone Read: Oregon track and field adds nine, Hernandez pleads not guilty to all charges

By on Friday, Sep. 6 at 1:37 pm.

The University of Oregon track and field and cross country teams grew stronger, adding nine transfers and incoming freshman, completing the first recruiting class of head coach Robert Johnson. Highlighting the new athletes is Northeastern transfer Eric Jenkins. Jenkins was a four-time Colonial Athletic Association champion and ran the second fastest 5,000 meters in the […]

Zone Read: Oregon track and field adds Curtis Taylor to coaching staff, E.J. Singler signed by Portland Trailblazers

By on Thursday, Sep. 5 at 2:20 pm.

Oregon Track and Field has added Curtis Taylor to the coaching staff. Taylor will assist in sprints, hurdles and relays. He arrives from Laney College in California, where he was the head coach for Women’s Track and Field for eight years. Taylor has enjoyed plenty of recognition for his work as a coach; in 2007 […]

Zone Read: Oregon releases their 2013-14 basketball schedule, NCAA sued over improper concussion treatment

By on Wednesday, Sep. 4 at 2:37 pm.

The Oregon men’s basketball team released its full 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday and there are some notable match-ups. The Ducks open up with an exhibition match against former Oregon star basketball player Luke Jackson and the Northwest Christian University Beacons. Before beginning their Pac-12 portion of the schedule, Oregon will face off against Illinois, Mississippi and […]

Zone Read: Marcus Mariota with strong start to Heisman race, Roger Federer upset in US Open

By on Tuesday, Sep. 3 at 10:51 am.

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota started his 2013 Heisman campaign well. Of all the quarterbacks who have aspirations of making a run at college football’s most prestigious award, Mariota had one of the best individual performances in week one. Taking the field against Nicholls State, Mariota helped lead the Ducks in route to a 66-3 victory over […]

Zone Read: Tyner likely to be active against Virgina, Long starting for Chicago

By on Monday, Sep. 2 at 5:15 pm.

Freshman running back Thomas Tyner did not play against Nicholls State on Saturday due to an ankle injury, but health doesn’t appear to be an issue for him going into the Virginia game on September 7. Running backs coach Gary Campbell says Tyner is close to full strength, although he didn’t say whether or not […]

Zone Read: Plum selected as senior CLASS candidate, Johnny Manziel suspended for first half against Rice.

By on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 4:07 pm.

Standout Oregon senior setter Lauren Plum is being recognized for her talents on and off the court. Plum is one of thirty other senior women’s volleyball candidates for the senior CLASS award. In order to be considered for the award, each player must excel in the community, the classroom, in character and in competition on the […]

Zone Read: Autzen’s ‘Zen North’ ready for season opener, Oregon State names Sean Mannion starter

By on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 4:19 pm.

Come Saturday Oregon football fans will be able to enjoy more than just the home opener against Nicholls State. The north berm of Autzen Stadium has a completely new look after being renovated over the summer. The “Zen North” project features more than 78,000 plants, 474 LED light fixtures, 306 trees and six miles of […]

Zone Read: Ducks depth chart released, Kevin Kolb’s career could be over

By on Monday, Aug. 26 at 1:56 pm.

With five days left before the season opener against Nicholls State, the Oregon football team released its first depth chart. While most of the starting and backup roles are set, a couple of position battles are still being fought. Daryle Hawkins and Bralon Addison are both listed as the potential starter at wide receiver. The […]

Zone Read: ESPNU televises Oregon-Ole Miss, Albert Pujols out for the season

By on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 4:10 pm.

ESPNU has decided to televise the Dec. 8 Oregon-Ole Miss men’s basketball game. The meeting will mark the first time the two teams have ever played one another. Both schools enjoyed successful seasons last year; the Ducks went 28-9 while advancing to the Sweet 16 and the Rebels went 27-9 while losing out in the […]