Topic: Mark Helfrich

Emerald Quick Hits: 2014 IAFF World Junior Championships come to Hayward Field

By on Monday, Jul. 21 at 5:19 pm.

- Hayward Field will play host to the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships from Tuesday through Sunday. Oregon will have three current and three future track and field athletes representing the team at the championships. Ashlee Moore (heptathlon), Raevyn Rogers (800) and Ariana Washington (100) will compete at Hayward Field for the Junior Championships and […]

Reporters discuss 2014 Pac-12 football season

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 4:23 pm.

With the college football season on the horizon, members of the The Emerald, Daily Bruin and Stanford Daily sport staffs chimed in to discuss the upcoming Pac-12 season. The following content was provided by reporters Hayden Kim (Emerald), Kevin Bowman (Daily Bruin) and David Cohn (Stanford Daily). All three teams are set to begin their […]

Four-star quarterback Travis Waller verbally commits to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jul. 1 at 11:52 am.

Four-star dual-threat quarterback Travis Waller verbally committed to the University of Oregon Tuesday morning via his Twitter account. Ranked 141st on the ESPN 300, Waller is listed as the fourth-best quarterback in the nation going into his senior season. I am truly blessed to announce that I will be committing to the University of Oregon!! […]

Four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile commits to Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jun. 24 at 1:41 pm.

After taking an unofficial visit to the University of Oregon on Friday, four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile committed to the Ducks on Tuesday. Officially an Oregon duck!! It's a blessing words can't describe my excitement to join the program. Thanks to all who supported me — Alex Ofodile (@alexofodile4) June 24, 2014 Ofodile, a 6-foot-3 […]

“Win the Day” slogan temporarily taken down at Autzen Stadium

By on Wednesday, Jun. 18 at 5:59 pm.

The “Win the Day” slogan has become synonymous with Oregon football and more specifically, with former head coach Chip Kelly, who popularized the phrase during his run. Painted on the corners of the end zones at Autzen Stadium, the shield logo has surrounded Oregon’s turf field with its vibrant white and yellow finish since its arrival. However, Oregon senior […]

Oregon Ducks defensive back Eric Amoako to transfer in hopes of playing closer to home

By on Thursday, Jun. 12 at 4:29 pm.

The Oregon football team confirmed the transfer of defensive back Eric Amoako Thursday afternoon. According to DuckTerritory, Amoako’s decision to transfer revolved around playing closer to his home town of Arlington, Texas. “Eric asked for, and received, a release shortly after the conclusion of Spring football practice,” Mark Helfrich said in a statement released to […]

Mark Helfrich notches 11 victories in first year at the helm

By on Sunday, Jun. 8 at 7:59 pm.

After falling short of season expectations, first-year head coach Mark Helfrich guided Oregon to its sixth consecutive 10-win season, which culminated in a 30-7 victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl. Averaging 45.5 points per game, Oregon began its 2013 campaign by breezing through its first eight games. However, an injury to Marcus Mariota’s knee […]

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Oregon softball rolls in game one of Super Regionals

By on Sunday, May. 25 at 10:32 am.

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 May 19-May 25: Softball “We’ve had that bitter taste in our mouths since last year, […]

Oregon football’s Grant Thompson and Kenny Bassett earn scholarships

By on Friday, May. 23 at 9:26 pm.

After four years with the Oregon football program, redshirt seniors Grant Thompson and Kenny Bassett earned scholarships. “It still hasn’t really set in,” Thompson told the Emerald in a phone interview Friday afternoon. “It’s one of my happiest recent moments.” The two players received the news in a team meeting following their morning workout. When head […]

Quarterback Jake Rodrigues leaving Oregon football

By on Monday, May. 12 at 12:23 pm.

Backup Oregon quarterback Jake Rodrigues is leaving the football team and is looking to transfer schools, the redshirt sophomore told Monday. He made his decision after meeting with head coach Mark Helfrich. The athletic department has yet to confirm Rodrigues’ departure, although ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif confirmed the report. Confirmed […]

Emerald sports quotes of the week: Mark Helfrich says backup QBs had ‘Myeh’ peformance in spring game

By on Sunday, May. 4 at 5:50 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 April 28-May 4. Football spring game “Myeh, you know. I can spell that out for […]

Marcus Mariota shines as Team Mariasu takes easy care of Team Twifo, 27-7

By on Saturday, May. 3 at 7:19 pm.

The floodgates opened quickly for the team with Marcus Mariota behind center. The redshirt junior threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter to both Thomas Tyner and Devon Allen, and Team Mariasu handled Team Twifo en route to a 27-7 win in what Mark Helfrich termed as a “sluggish” spring game. In front of […]

Gameday: Trading spikes for cleats, Devon Allen and Dior Mathis tackle both track and football this spring

By on Saturday, May. 3 at 3:59 pm.

It’s Monday morning and a swarm of reporters, cameras and recorders, placed at a distance, are camped at the Hatfield Dowlin Complex. Though what’s demanding the reporters’ attention at the moment is not Oregon’s preseason Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota or head coach Mark Helfrich. It’s redshirt freshman Devon Allen, whom as of Saturday’s spring game […]

GameDay: 2014 Oregon spring game presents another opportunity for newcomers to shine

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 9:21 pm.

As college football has grown, so has the attention and value of the spring game. All across the country, teams are broadcasting what is now an annual event. It has turned into a must-see spectacle for avid football fans. Oregon’s spring game is this Saturday at 11 a.m. The spring game stands as the premier […]

Gameday: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall have established themselves in the backfield but still have room to grow

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 9:19 pm.

Oregon’s offensive players are versatile. They run, catch, block and drive the gears of one of the highest octane offenses in the nation. The running backs are no exception. Even with De’Anthony Thomas’ departure, the Ducks have plenty of firepower at the position with junior Byron Marshall and sophomore Thomas Tyner. Running backs coach Gary […]

Oregon football prepares for spring game with intrasquad draft

By on Friday, Apr. 25 at 4:23 pm.

With 12 of 15 spring practices complete, the Oregon football team is getting ready for its annual spring game with an intrasquad draft to be held Friday afternoon. The coaching staff doesn’t want to put too much weight into the spring game, saying it’s truly just one of fifteen practices. “The entire spring is going […]

Raw video: Mark Helfrich talks about teams for upcoming spring game and NBA playoffs

By on Friday, Apr. 25 at 1:13 pm.

Oregon head football coach Mark Helfrich answered questions from the media after practice on Friday about the way the teams will be chosen for the upcoming spring game using two team captains on each side of the ball: Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu on offense, Tony Washington and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on defense. He also talked […]