Oregon baseball was fresh off a five game winning streak, including their first series win of the season against a ranked opponent, but slipped up during a mid-week two game series against Seattle, going 1-1. In the first game they were helped by freshman Mitchell Tolman, who had a career night with seven RBI. They [...]
It’s no secret the Oregon offense is something to behold. During Chip Kelly’s four-year tenure in Eugene, the Ducks were regarded by many to have the best, most dynamic offense in all of collegiate football. They scored the most points, and not only that, they did it fast. Really fast. As dominant and as explosive [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon — You might assume there’s no room for a player like a tight end in Chip Kelly’s frenetic [...]
The hoopla is over. The islander quarterback is in fact a human being. His five interceptions the past four games prove his mortality. Yet, despite Kilimanjaro-sized expectations coming into his premier season, Marcus Mariota has weathered the storm of the first half of his first college football season — and he looked good doing it. [...]
The words “most complete performance” were thrown around on more than one occasion during post-game interviews after the Ducks 52-21 demolition of Washington and it’s easy to see why. After sluggish starts the last two weeks — albeit in two games that finished as lopsided Duck victories — Oregon dominated for 60 minutes on Saturday, scoring 35 points in the first half.
A dynasty. It’s what every head coaches hopes to build. Victories are nice, but a tradition of winning, an expectation of excellence is what the men with the playbooks strive for.
Zone Read AM: Arsalan Kazemi transfers to Oregon, Lauren Plum takes conference honors and Bill Musgrave’s big weekend
Former Rice forward Arsalan Kazemi, the first Iranian-born college basketball player, will attend classes Monday at the University after transferring to Oregon, joining the team to lift weights as well. His eligibility at Oregon rides on a hardship waiver he will file in order to play immediately this year. Sources said if Kazemi doesn’t receive [...]
Sitting in front of the media in a black sleeveless shirt Saturday night, Colt Lyerla smiled like a free man. And, in a way, he was. All year long, the Ducks’ 6-foot-5 sophomore tight end has been locked away from the media, either in self-exile or as punishment for missing the beginning of fall camp [...]
What was supposed to be a shootout between two of the nation’s fastest and most potent offenses ended as a lopsided rout as the No. 3 Oregon Ducks knocked out the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats 49-0 Saturday night at Autzen Stadium.
Editor’s note: This week’s “Zone Read” posts are being done by incoming reporter Hayden Kim. Summer is inching towards its conclusion and that can only mean one thing: Oregon football is right around the corner. We start out the day with Duck Season Magazine, published by the Emerald as an all-encompassing guide to the upcoming [...]
Tight end Colt Lyerla made his first appearance at the Ducks fall camp Tuesday after missing the first week for undisclosed personal reasons. Head coach Chip Kelly said Lyerla showed some understandable rust but looked good overall on his first day back. “He’s certainly not jumping in with the ones right now,” Kelly said. “He’s [...]
A slew of departures at key positions makes this a particularly important spring for the Ducks.