Topic: Alejandro Maldonado

Kim: Oregon football has found its kicker in Aiden Schneider

By on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 3:42 pm.

Minutes after defeating Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Aiden Schneider stood in front of a small crowd of media members following what many would call his breakout performance. The walk-on place kicker from nearby Grant High School had nailed three field goals – one from beyond 42 yards, the very distance that Alejandro Maldonado had missed […]

Gameday: Q&A: Jared Siegel sheds insight onto Oregon kickers

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 10:18 pm.

During all four years with the Oregon football team, place kicker Jared Siegel, who played from 2001-2004, was the special teams scoring leader. As the second all-time scoring leader in program history and holder of multiple single-season records, Siegel is among the list of the best Oregon special teams players in program history. Q: It’s […]

Countdown to the Alamo Bowl: How Oregon’s and Texas’ special teams stack up

By on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 11:13 am.

In the days leading up to the 2013 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Texas, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. In the final article of this series, we’ll look at each team’s special teams, with thoughts on Texas […]

Take a Knee: Alejandro Maldonado doesn’t envision a career in football after Oregon

By on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 12:34 pm.

Freshman Matt Wogan was named Oregon’s starting kicker before last week’s game against Utah, pushing maligned senior Alejandro Maldonado to the bench. After Wednesday’s practice, Maldonado — who’s still the starting punter — talked about the week or so since his demotion, reflected on his career at Oregon and talked about his future. How he’s […]

Emerald roundtable: Predictions for Oregon vs. Utah

By on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:54 am.

Every week during football season, our sports staff will discuss different topics surrounding an upcoming game. Today, sports editor Beth Maiman and sports reporters Andrew Bantly and Jonathan Hawthorne discuss Saturday’s matchup between Oregon and Utah. 1) What are the keys for each team to win? Beth Maiman — The Ducks will have to hit the field […]

Gameday: What the numbers say about Oregon vs. Utah

By on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12:01 pm.

The big question for Oregon entering Saturday’s game against Utah is the health of quarterback Marcus Mariota and the condition of his left knee. It was reported after the Stanford game that the Heisman hopeful was playing the game with a sprained MCL and injured the knee worse about midway through the game, thus drastically […]

Oregon football practice recap: Missed opportunities pain Aliotti, Wogan named full-time starter

By on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8:38 pm.

As much as Oregon offensive coordinator Nick Aliotti wanted to move on from the loss to Stanford on Thursday, he couldn’t help but wonder how the game would’ve ended up if a couple of plays gone the Ducks’ way. Sure, he said, the Cardinal controlled the game by pounding the ball with their running backs […]

Raw video: Mark Helfrich reflects on loss to Stanford and discusses Marcus Mariota’s health

By on Monday, Nov. 11 at 12:38 pm.

After Monday’s practice, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich talked about his team’s loss to Stanford on Thursday, the delicate situation surrounding quarterback Marcus Mariota’s health and Alejandro Maldonado’s onside kicks against the Cardinal. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415

Oregon vs. Stanford: Players to watch

By on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2:39 pm.

Oregon and Stanford clash Thursday night in a battle for Pac-12 supremacy. The outcome carries heavy weight for both sides — bragging rights, an inside track to play in the Pac-12 championship game and a possible BCS national title appearance. Here are the players to watch. Oregon: Marcus Mariota (QB) — Oregon’s quarterback has been […]

Take a Knee: Mariota on Stanford, the time off and some of his superstitions

By on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:25 pm.

Dating back to last year, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown 293 consecutive passes without an interception. The pass that started that streak came against Oregon’s next opponent, Stanford. In their lone defeat last season to the Cardinal, Mariota struggled mightily, only completing 56 percent of his passes and throwing one interception. With that game […]

Photos: Oregon football — Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars pregame festivities

By on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8:15 pm.

The No. 2 Oregon Ducks face the unranked Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium at 7 p.m. PST on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Ducks, fresh off a dominating 45-24 away victory against the Washington Huskies in Seattle, look to extend their winning streak to 7-0 with a win against the Cougars. The Cougars arrive in […]