Topic: Fiesta Bowl

Don Pellum officially named Oregon’s defensive coordinator

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:18 am.

Former Oregon linebackers’ coach Don Pellum was officially announced as the Ducks’ next defensive coordinator on Tuesday morning. Pellum takes over for the Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 years with the program. “This is a challenge I welcome with open arms,” Pellum told GoDucks.com. “I have been fortunate to enjoy a long relationship at […]


Thursday night’s Oregon-Stanford game carries heavy weight for both teams

By on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 4:36 pm.

Thursday’s game between Oregon and Stanford obviously has a lot riding on it. The Pac-12 title. The national championship. Individual awards. But the outcome of the game could completely reverse the fortunes of both sides. As was the case last year. At the beginning of the night on Nov. 17, Oregon was ranked second in […]


The good, the bad, the ugly: Pharaoh Brown breakout is inevitable, De’Anthony Thomas is ‘day-to-day’

By on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 5:16 pm.

Good: Pharaoh Brown, who proved last season and throughout the spring that he possesses the skills to be a topflight tight end, has been sidelined for the first four games of this season due to a leg injury. However, he appears to be on the road back into the tight end rotation. According to Rob Moseley’s […]


GameDay: There’s more at stake in the Oregon vs. Virginia matchup than a ‘W’

By on Thursday, Sep. 5 at 1:06 pm.

The Ducks will travel 2,810 miles before they step on to the field to play the University of Virginia Cavaliers in a Pac-12 – ACC showdown on Sept. 7. A solid outing against Virginia is important to the Pac-12 conference and Oregon’s coaches and players. “It’s a just ‘us’ kind of mentality and we’ll see […]


Ducks ranked 3rd in the nation for the second time since 2011

By on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 11:13 am.

Earlier today, the preseason USA Today Coaches’ Poll was released and Oregon is ranked third on the list, behind Alabama and Ohio State. This is the second time since 2011 the Ducks started the season in this position. Oregon actually took a step down from the final Coaches’ Poll last season. Thanks to their Fiesta […]


Oregon athletics has seen a string of success lately, but can it keep the momentum?

By on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 11:37 pm.

Felecia Mulkey knows a thing or two about going into a season on the heels of a successful one. She’s the head coach of Oregon’s acrobatics and tumbling team, which has won three straight national titles. In the extremely young history of the sport at the college level, her team has dominated. And she doesn’t […]


Best student athlete — De’Anthony Thomas brings the heat on and off the football field

By on Friday, Mar. 8 at 4:39 pm.

Electric. Lightning in a bottle. Maybe more often than anything else — fast. Sophomore De’Anthony Thomas has been called these and more in his short athletic career as a Duck. In fewer than two full years, the Crenshaw High School product has earned Heisman Trophy buzz, two BCS wins and a Sports Illustrated cover. And […]


Officially delegated — the represenatives sent to bowl games serve as ambassadors for the UO

By on Monday, Feb. 11 at 12:26 pm.

As the Ducks continue their streak of BCS Bowl appearances over the past few seasons, the University has perpetuated its own tradition of delegating an official party of faculty, administrators and students to represent the University in special service projects and recruitment events centered around the bowl game.


For Chip Kelly, choice is narrowed to Philadelphia or Oregon

By on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 6:38 pm.

Three NFL teams — the Bills, Eagles, and Browns — sent representatives to Arizona to meet with Oregon head coach Chip Kelly with aspirations of luring him to the NFL. All three flew home without Kelly’s signature. Sunday morning the Bills hired Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, leaving only Cleveland and Philadelphia in the hunt for Kelly. Apparently the […]


Marcus Mariota’s MVP award a perfect end to a brilliant debut season

By on Friday, Jan. 4 at 1:27 pm.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota won eight games as a collegiate starting quarterback before his 19th birthday. He swooped into Oregon, snatched an unexpected quarterback vacancy from a talented sophomore and passed and ran his way all over the Oregon record books. Hoisting the Fiesta Bowl’s Offensive MVP award after the game was […]


Chip Kelly elicits laughs in Fiesta Bowl press conference

By on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 12:05 pm.

PHOENIX — If Chip Kelly ever decides football isn’t for him anymore he may look to comedy as an alternate career. During his largest press conference of the week, the suit-donning Kelly quipped deadpan answers to the room of over 100 journalists, just a day before the Fiesta Bowl. Kelly wise-cracked without hesitation, often with […]


Links: Chip Kelly rumors, “Modern Family” trash-talking and unsung hero Dane Ebanez

By on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6:29 pm.

After a spate of NFL firings, Chip Kelly is once again in the spotlight; this time he is tabbed as the frontrunner for the head coaching job for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Arizona, Buffalo, San Diego, Kansas City and Chicago are all also looking for a new coach. Despite the rumors, […]


Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s special teams

By on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 12:14 pm.

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- Special teams have been a touchy subject for Duck fans of late.  Missed kicks  have been — in a […]