Topic: BCS

Gameday: How to best spend your winter break

By on Monday, Dec. 16 at 11:56 am.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With Christmas coming quicker than De’Anthony Thomas on a football field, the college football bowl season is the perfect entertainment to sustain everyone over winter break. This year’s slate of games has the makings of classics with dramatic finishes as high-octane offenses and smash-mouth defenses battle head-to-head […]

The good, the bad, the ugly: Hroniss Grasu named finalist for nation’s best center award

By on Monday, Dec. 9 at 2:31 pm.

GOOD: – Oregon men’s basketball is still undefeated on the season, though last night’s game against Ole Miss provided plenty of scares as it took overtime to escape Oxford with a win. The Rebels bombarded the Ducks from deep, with the biggest shot coming from Jarvis Summers. He hit a game-tying three with only .08 […]

Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu to return in 2014 for the Ducks

By on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:44 pm.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu announced on Tuesday afternoon that they will both be returning to play football for the Ducks in 2014. Mariota, a redshirt sophomore from Honolulu, Hawaii and Grasu, a redshirt junior from Los Angeles, Calif., announced their intent to return to the University of Oregon to finish out their […]

Photos: Oregon football — Ducks and Oregon State Beavers tied 17-17 at halftime

By on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1:51 pm.

For the fourth time this season, the Ducks don’t lead at halftime. After Oregon got out to a quick 14-0 lead through one quarter, the Oregon State Beavers came roaring back, outscoring the Ducks 17-3 in the second quarter in the 117th edition of the Civil War game. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota struggled in the […]

Photos: Oregon football — Ducks vs. Oregon State Beavers pregame festivities

By on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1:51 pm.

The 117th Civil War pits the Oregon Ducks (9-2) against their in-state rivals, the Oregon State Beavers (6-5). The Ducks lead all-time with a 60-46-10 record. Oregon is coming off a stunning 42-16 upset loss against the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, while the Beavers were recently routed at home in a 69-27 loss to the […]

Oregon football practice recap: Arizona loss doesn’t prevent Oregon coaches from appreciating recent success

By on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 3:22 pm.

Oregon players, coaches and fans can all agree: Saturday’s loss to Arizona hurt. Not only did the Ducks get blown out by 26 points, they saw their Pac-12 Championship, Rose Bowl and BCS bowl hopes evaporate like dew in blazing sunlight. But the loss hasn’t caused head coach Mark Helfrich or defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti […]

Mark Helfrich prefers taking blame after losses and giving credit to Oregon’s players after wins

By on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 7:09 pm.

Mark Helfrich entered Arizona Stadium’s press room after the Saturday’s game with a demeanor one would expect from a coach whose team just lost by 26 points in a game it was expected to win. A slumped posture. A solemn voice. Eyes expressing a mixture of pain and sadness. He looked like someone who just […]

Photos: Oregon football — Ducks vs. Arizona Wildcats pregame festivities

By on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 6:51 pm.

The No. 5 Oregon Ducks play the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, Ariz. on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Oregon leads the all-time series at 24-14, with a 11-9 record in Tucson. The Ducks have won the last five games against the Wildcats, including the last two on the road. The Oregon Ducks are looking for the […]

The good, the bad, the ugly: Oregon volleyball finishes comeback, Phil Knight wears Crimson Tide gear

By on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:49 pm.

The Good: – Oregon volleyball is showing a lot of heart as the team dug deep once again to pull off an amazing comeback win against UCLA on Sunday. In the third set, trailing 25-24 and facing elimination, the Ducks scored three straight points to stay alive against the Bruins. They completed the 3-2 victory […]

Oregon football practice recap: Helfrich and Ducks move on following first loss of season

By on Monday, Nov. 11 at 3:56 pm.

Mark Helfrich approached the media Monday like his normal, charismatic self after practice. Oregon’s first-year head coach finds himself in a situation he has never been in before, following the Ducks’ first loss of the season. However, just as always, Helfrich, along with his staff and players, look just as poised as they did in […]