Topic: Marcus Mariota

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball, track and field win big

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 12:27 pm.

- Oregon men’s basketball used a scorching hot first half to bury the visiting UCLA Bruins 82-64 on Saturday. – The Ducks’ women’s basketball team forced overtime against Arizona, but fell just short of picking up a Pac-12 win 81-78. – Katelyn Loper welcomes change for the better with head coach Kelly Graves at the […]


Q&A: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich addresses his team’s offseason plans

By on Monday, Jan. 19 at 5:40 pm.

Much of the news following the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship has revolved around the departures from the Oregon’s program. With Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead declaring for the NFL Draft, and three players announcing their decisions to transfer, the Ducks will have plenty of starting positions to address next season. One week after […]


Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State got here

By on Friday, Jan. 9 at 3:04 pm.

If this season was a year ago, Oregon and Ohio State would have met in the Rose Bowl and in actuality, it would’ve served as an exhibition game. The road would’ve ended there regardless of the outcome. Now, in this new format, both teams have ended up in the first ever College Football Playoff final. Let’s take […]


Countdown to the Rose Bowl: Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston

By on Thursday, Jan. 1 at 10:17 am.

In the days leading up to the 2015 Rose Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Florida State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Today, we’ll look at each team’s quarterbacks. Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston. For everything that the matchup between No. […]


Mariota’s weekend in the Big Apple: Links and sounds from the DP Show and Late Show with David Letterman

By on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10:55 am.

Marcus Mariota has been a busy man lately. After being named the 80th Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday night, Mariota has since been the center of attention in New York City. From reenacting what it’s like calling a play from the line of scrimmage with Dan Patrick to doing a top-10 list on the Late […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Volleyball falls, Mariota rises to the spotlight

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 12:53 pm.

- Marcus Mariota had a memorable weekend, bringing home a plethora of awards including the Heisman trophy, becoming the first Duck to ever win the trophy. Check out the Emerald’s feature piece on Mariota here. – After dropping its Sweet 16 matchup to North Carolina, Oregon volleyball’s season has come to a close. The Emerald’s Kenny […]


Links: Marcus Mariota’s awards haul culminates tonight at Heisman Trophy ceremony

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:23 pm.

By the third quarter of Oregon’s matchup with Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship, the discourse surrounding Marcus Mariota shifted. In the weeks that led up to a game that would affirm the Ducks a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, the majority of the discussion about Mariota ended with how deserving he was of […]


Kostecka: Oregon’s season started with a setback, yet are now Pac-12 Champions

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11:48 pm.

While many words come to mind to describe the season the Oregon Ducks have had thus far, one stands out: perseverance. Oregon’s season has been full of highs and lows, but every time the Ducks were faced with a setback, they dug deep to overcome each obstacle. Five months before the season began, star wide […]


Pac-12 championship: Oregon ‘ready’ for Playoff, Mariota seals Heisman

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:35 am.

SANTA CLARA – It was a party at Levi’s Stadium, as Oregon was crowned Pac-12 champions following its 51-13 statement win against Arizona. Hugs were given. Tears were shed. Roses were carried in mouths. Confetti was blown. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa was being blasted in the locker room. Even Darren Carrington was shooting footage […]


Marcus Mariota’s five touchdowns lead way in Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:34 pm.

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been dismissed. Behind Marcus Mariota’s 346 […]


Pre-game Notes: Tyner, Grasu not to dress for Oregon in Pac-12 Championship

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8:15 pm.

Despite being listed as the starting center in this week’s depth chart, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will not play in the Pac-12 Championship game against Arizona, according to CSN Northwest. In addition, running back Thomas Tyner will miss his third consecutive game.  Both Tyner and Grasu have not seen game-action since Oregon’s matchup with Utah on Nov. 8. Senior […]


By the numbers: Can Oregon overcome the odds to win Pac-12 title game?

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 3:52 pm.

A lot has been made of Oregon’s recent struggles against Arizona. As the two teams head into Levi’s Stadium tonight to face off in this year’s Pac-12 championship game, there are some statistics to keep in mind. While the Ducks are favored by 14.5 points according to the most recent line in Las Vegas, there is a […]


GameDay: Ducks shown ‘proper way’ to practice and it has become evident in their play

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:10 pm.

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to play,” running back and slot […]


GameDay Links: News and Analysis ahead of Pac-12 Championship game

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 12:43 am.

The general discourse surrounding this week’s rematch between No. 2 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona has formed around the fact that the Ducks haven’t beat the Pac-12 South division winner since 2012. In their last two match-ups, the Ducks have averaged just 20 points per game and Arizona has mustered together emphatic upsets in both. […]


GameDay: The history of Oregon-Arizona continues in a winner-take-all battle

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:12 pm.

The last time the Ducks were led by a Heisman trophy contending quarterback, ranked No. 2 in the nation and facing the Arizona Wildcats, they ended experiencing the worst possible outcome. Not only did Oregon suffer a loss on that fateful night in 2007, quarterback Dennis Dixon suffered a season-ending knee injury when he crumpled […]


GameDay: Here’s how Oregon and Arizona stackup

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 11:11 pm.

It seems fitting to have the Pac-12 Championship game consist of No. 2 Oregon and No. 11 Arizona. Why? Well Oregon is statistically the best team in the conference and proved that this regular season. However, there is one blemish on a nearly undefeated season: The loss to the Arizona Wildcats. This game is for bragging rights, in addition […]