Topic: Kansas State

AP Top 25: SEC West starts to unravel, TCU emerges as contender

By on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:43 pm.

Week 12 saw multiple playoff contenders face off, upsets and tough road escapes for the nation’s best teams. Then-No. 3 Auburn lost to unranked Texas A&M, then-No. 4 Alabama needed overtime to escape from then-No. 16 LSU in Death Valley, then-No. 6 TCU passed its final big test in its victory over then-No. 7 Kansas State […]

Former Oregon men’s basketball assistant Brian Fish officially named Montana State’s 22nd head coach

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 8:06 pm.

On Monday, it was reported that Oregon assistant men’s basketball coach Brian Fish would be named head coach of the Montana State University men’s hoops program. The announcement became official Tuesday afternoon and Fish was named as the 22nd head coach in Bobcats history. “I’m overwhelmed with emotion,” Fish said in a Montana State press conference […]

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 […]

GameDay: Life after Oregon: Former Ducks quarterback Bryan Bennett adjusts to life in Louisiana

By on Friday, Nov. 1 at 4:18 pm.

A year ago, Bryan Bennett took the ball from Oregon’s starting quarterback Marcus Mariota and excelled in the second half against a lowly Colorado Buffaloes squad. Bennett accounted for three touchdowns and guided the then-No. 4 Oregon Ducks to a 70-14 victory at Autzen Stadium. Fast forward 364 days and only the name on the […]

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 […]

High jumper Derek Drouin defeats rival for the NCAA championship title

By on Saturday, Jun. 8 at 12:10 pm.

After placing second to the defending national champion Erik Kynard of Kansas State for the last two NCAA Outdoor Championships, Derek Drouin of Indiana made sure it didn’t happen again. One week before Friday’s NCAA championship competition, Drouin set the national record for his home country Canada of 7 feet and 8.91 inches (2.36m) on […]

Oregon defense shuts down Heisman candidate Collin Klein

By on Friday, Jan. 4 at 8:04 am.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein racked up 2,490 passing yards in the 2012 season. In the rushing department, Klein ran for 890 yards, and if you combine both his aerial and ground scores, he tallied 37 touchdowns on the season. If you break it down further, the Heisman candidate was insanely impressive […]

“An obscure ruling”: The rare Fiesta Bowl appearance of the one-point safety

By on Friday, Jan. 4 at 7:40 am.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — If you didn’t understand what was happening when the referee took to his mic and said “we have an obscure ruling” before explaining the Ducks’ one-point safety, you weren’t the only one. The obscurity is one of the rarest in college football — it’s only happened one other time in NCAA history — and most of […]

Green helmets, white jerseys and green pants for Ducks at the Fiesta Bowl

By on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 3:59 pm.

GLENDALE—Oregon will wear green uniforms, white jerseys and green pants when they take the field in a few hours against Kansas State, while Kansas State (as they always do) will don silver helmets, purple uniforms and silver pants. Oh, and if you can’t quite figure out what color the wings on the Ducks jerseys are, […]

Links: Chip Kelly Watch 2013, a disappointing pep rally and a Duck-loving tiger

By on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 12:29 pm.

Turns out Oregon’s pep rally yesterday was not all that impressive. Except for the parachuting Duck, of course. An ESPN blogger argues that the Wildcats’ receiving corps is the X factor in tonight’s game. The Oregonian reminds everyone that Chip Kelly Watch 2013 will commence immediately following the Fiesta Bowl. KATU News caught up with some Duck […]

Bill Snyder says Oregon may be biggest challenge K-State has faced

By on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 10:56 am.

PHOENIX—The question was put to Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder rather bluntly: “Is Oregon the best collective team that you feel this team will face this season?” The Oklahoma Sooners — ranked sixth when the Wildcats went into Norman and escaped with a 24-19 win — might object to that line of reasoning, but […]

A peek at Kansas State’s final Fiesta Bowl preparations

By on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6:21 pm.

If it comes down to a kick, Kansas State will be ready. During the 15-minute window of time the media was allowed to observe the Wildcats’ last practice before their bowl game on Thursday, K-State kickers took turns practicing game-scenario field goals. Every attempt from 20, 30, 40 yards and beyond, glided through the posts […]

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 secondaries

By on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3:24 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 — When senior safety John Boyett announced he opted for season-ending knee surgery following the Ducks’ Week One victory […]

Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s tight ends

By on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 2:41 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 — You might assume there’s no room for a player like a tight end in Chip Kelly’s frenetic […]