The spring game is just one practice, sure, but it’s the last one of the season and a chance to cap off a solid camp in a public setting. One season ago, Marcus Mariota won the starting job in the court of public opinion — though it’s important to note he didn’t win the job [...]
So the defense didn’t pull out the upset. From the beginning it was an impossible uphill battle for the defense as the scoring system held every advantage in favor of the offense. By the end of the first half, the score read 38-3, or to put it simply, a lot to a little. Aside from [...]
The Buffalo Bills drafted Kiko Alonso as the No. 46 in the 2013 NFL Draft. The California native is the third Duck to be selected so far in this year’s draft. Alonso’s size and athleticism caught the eye of NFL scouts. The 6’4″, 238 pounds middle linebacker had a strong season with the Ducks in [...]
When fans discuss Duck football, offense is naturally the first thing that comes to mind. From the never-ending touchdowns gracefully run in by the Black Mamba to the flawless passes from Marcus Mariota, the Ducks simply have it all. No one in the country has been able to match up with the high-powered Ducks and [...]
We won’t get to see any of this until the Spring Game, but here are three storylines from the training camp: 1.) De’Anthony Thomas becomes a first option De’Anthony Thomas had an explosive first two seasons with the Ducks but he’s always been a second or third option behind LaMichael James and friends. It’s not [...]
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Dion Jordan’s touted as top OLB — With the Super Bowl a few weeks in our rear view mirror, the event now captivating the minds of football fans everywhere is the NFL Draft. The results of the combine and the ever-changing carousel of who will be the first-overall pick provides hours of entertainment and countless talking [...]
The NFL released its annual official invite list to the 2013 Combine, and five Ducks have been offered spots: Kiko Alonso (linebacker) Kenjon Barner (running back) John Boyett (safety) Dion Jordan (linebacker) Kyle Long (offensive line) Curiously, linebacker Michael Clay didn’t make the cut, after posting 101 tackles (including a career season-best 63 solo) during [...]
According to DailyEmerald.com statistics, this is a countdown of the most viewed stories of the year: 10. A torrential downpour in November slammed the campus and flooded streets throughout Eugene. 9. The tragic death of University student and Chi Omega member Lill Pagenstecher from meningitis was a low point in 2012. 8. A controversial column said [...]
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 — The heart of Oregon’s defense is two-sided. All year long, linebackers Michael Clay and Kiko Alonso have battled [...]
It’s only 18 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the rest of The Emerald’s football [...]
Growing up, Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso didn’t even want to play football. Born to Carlos and Monica Alonso in Newton, Mass., young Kristian was more interested in baseball, a sport rich with his family’s Hispanic tradition. “My dad is from Cuba, and he grew up in Puerto Rico,” Alonso says. “Baseball is big for him. [...]
Kiko Alonso sits down with the Emerald for an exclusive interview on the pressures he has faced, mistakes he has made, and what he has done to progress as a football player at the University of Oregon.
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.
The final spring game rosters were released — a reminder that the Ducks’ work is far from over, and the most important test for many players still lies ahead on Saturday when they take the field in front of what promises to be a sizable crowd.
The fifth-ranked Oregon Ducks held on to beat a talented Wisconsin team, marking the first BCS bowl victory for head coach Chip Kelly.
The Oregon offense was explosive, but the defense came up with two of the game’s most important plays.
Boseko Lokombo has been solid as they come in Oregon’s linebacker rotation, with a nose for the ball that’s led him to three defensive touchdowns in 22 career games.
The Oregon defense is off to a rough start, but it’s too early to point fingers.