Topic: Marcus Mariota

Marcus Mariota continues to work on leadership in Oregon football’s second spring scrimmage

By on Monday, Apr. 21 at 4:07 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota didn’t spend much time on the field Monday morning for the football team’s second spring scrimmage, but that didn’t mean his impact wasn’t felt. “I looked over there (the sideline) several times today and he was talking with a couple offensive linemen, getting with some of our younger skill guys and […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Baseball’s Mitchell Tolman earns Pac-12 player of the week

By on Monday, Apr. 14 at 3:57 pm.

-Third baseman Mitchell Tolman was named Pac-12 player of the week today. This was the Lake Forest, Calif. sophomore’s first time receiving the award. Tolman hit .600 as the Oregon baseball team won five times last week. Tolman was 9-for-15 on the week with six RBIs and five runs. He had a hit in all five games this week in the Ducks’ […]

Bralon Addison suffers ACL tear, sources tell Comcast SportsNet Nortwest

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 5:13 pm.

Earlier this afternoon, reports surfaced that Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison left Wednesday’s football practice on a cart after making a non-contact injury on his knee. Aaron Fentress of Comcast SportsNet Northwest reported later this afternoon that Addison tore his ACL, likely causing him to miss the entire 2014 season. Addison was second among Oregon’s […]

Take a Knee: Redshirt freshman quarterback Taylor Alie talks about growing up in Eugene and Johnathan Loyd

By on Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 4:11 pm.

Taylor Alie is a Eugene native and has been around the Oregon football team since he was 4 years old. After starring at Sheldon High School, the opportunity arose for him to play for the team he’s loved since he was a child. With a redshirt year under his belt, Alie feels more comfortable and […]

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Kailee Cuico breaks Oregon softball career RBI record with three-run home run

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 7:02 pm.

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of March 31- April 6. Softball “I just had to wipe the slate. I just really […]

Oregon football: Scott Frost finds new comfort level in second year

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 10:48 am.

After the conclusion of Oregon’s third spring practice, offensive coordinator Scott Frost had mainly positive things to say about his squad as they get back into the swing of things. Frost noted the leadership of Bralon Addison, as well as the strength of Marcus Mariota and the improvement of Thomas Tyner. Frost also spoke about the […]

Oregon football: Ducks defense has a different swagger under Don Pellum

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 3:25 pm.

It’s only been two days of spring practices, but the defensive side of the ball for the Oregon football team is exuding a different swagger under new defensive coordinator Don Pellum. “We’re talking about playing with some confidence and a chip,” Pellum said following Tuesday’s practice. “In football, you’ve got to walk up with attitude […]

Oregon football: Learning and maturing are two of biggest spring keys for a successful season

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 6:43 pm.

Spring football can best be described as a tune-up for the Oregon football team. It’s a 15-practice period where players and coaches gear up for the slowly approaching start of the upcoming season. Regardless of stature and experience, this time frame is also used as a chance to learn and improve for everyone associated with […]

Spring football preview: Far more questions than answers, especially on defense, heading into camp

By on Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 12:33 pm.

Spring football is often times the only period when it’s acceptable for a team to have more questions than answers. It’s the first sighting of what is absent, what is present and is generally a month focused on individual competition and experiencing that first taste of a new aura, which a new year brings. For […]

National Signing Day: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich provides analysis of each commit

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:23 pm.

Mark Helfrich held a press conference this afternoon to talk about National Signing Day. Before fielding questions from the media, Helfrich gave a brief rundown of all 21 committed players for next season, beginning with the four transfers. Below are quotes from him on each player. Dominique Harrison, CB, Tracy, Calif. (Contra Costa College): “Already […]

Hoyt: Oregon football pursues recruits that fit regardless of ranking

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 2:19 pm.

It’s easy, in this day and age, to believe that a high recruiting class ranking will automatically parlay into success from the players who commit. This is a massive misconception. National Signing Day, the day where high school athletes sign letters of intent to attend universities, has turned into a holiday for college football fans. […]

Emerald Quick Hits: ESPN ranks Marcus Mariota No. 1 Pac-12 player from 2013

By on Friday, Jan. 31 at 1:13 pm.

- Oregon cornerback Troy Hill pleaded guilty to menacing on Friday morning for his arrest on Dec. 13. Hill was sentenced to 36 months of probation, $200 in fines, 70 hours of community service and must complete a treatment program for anger. The redshirt senior was arraigned —and suspended from the Alamo Bowl— three days […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Marcus Mariota wins quarterback award, former Duck sets 5,000-meter record

By on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1:01 pm.

- Oregon’s Marcus Mariota received the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) quarterback trophy on Thursday. Mariota is the fourth Duck in five seasons to win a CFPA trophy. LaMichael James (freshman award) won in 2009, Cliff Harris (punt returner) won in 2010 and De’Anthony Thomas (kickoff returner) won in 2011. – Emerald sports reporter Jonathan Hawthorne previews […]

Maiman: As college football comes to a close, take a look back at this season’s best moments

By on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10:15 am.

As a student sports journalist this football season, I was no longer a fan. I understand to some this might be a weird phenomenon, especially in today’s digital journalism world or bloggers and fan websites. But yes, that’s correct, I haven’t screamed “Go Ducks” in a really long time. I often hear, “You go to […]

Flores: Grading Mark Helfrich’s first year as Oregon’s head coach

By on Monday, Jan. 6 at 10:32 am.

It would have been hard for photographers at the Valero Alamo Bowl postgame press conference to snap a shot of Mark Helfrich without a smile on his face. Oregon’s first-year head coach sat between seniors Josh Huff and Avery Patterson with a bottle of Gatorade Propel Zero in his hands and seemed to enjoy answering […]