Throughout a season filled with championship aspirations and dramatic letdowns, the Oregon football team has emphasized the importance of turning a page. The Ducks might have stumbled upon a perfect way to end a chapter, and an era, in program history. Following a 42-31 comeback victory over Oklahoma State in the 2008 Holiday Bowl, Oregon, […]
Elated over his upcoming 22nd birthday, Josh Huff did what many college students would do. Last weekend, he went online and told his friends about his weekend party and — heads-up — he would be charging a cover to recoup some of the expense. But Huff isn’t like most college students. As a wide receiver for […]
Special teams are easy to forget about. Some football fans even think touchdowns are worth seven points. But in reality, special teams can win and lose football games and kickers can be unimportant for the first 47:59 of a game, and be the hero, or the scapegoat in a matter of a second. Oregon football […]
Don’t expect Oregon football to change much under Mark Helfrich. The new head coach has already said “99.2 percent” of the operations will be run just as former head coach Chip Kelly ran them. Ostensibly that means more of the same — closed practices, sexy jerseys and, fans hope, wins. But the biggest difference Helfrich […]
There’s no joy in Mudville. The news of Chip Kelly’s departure for the NFL reached campus Wednesday, as students slogged to class through frozen mud and frost. Despite the cold, hands stayed glued to iPhones, calling friends to share the news and staying warm with the blaze of tweets chronicling the end of Kelly’s saga. […]
Two hours after news broke about Chip Kelly’s departure from Oregon, his predecessor Mike Bellotti gave his thoughts on Kelly’s decision to join the Philadelphia Eagles as their head coach, taking over after former coach Andy Reid was fired on Dec. 31. Read the transcript here: “… I think obviously something changed in his thinking and I […]
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. […]
As Knight’s two alma mater’s are set to play each other this Saturday, it’s a good point in time to reflect on how far the University of Oregon has come in such a short amount of time. Knight’s philanthropy has left a lasting impression on this campus in a multitude of ways, but when you’re sitting either at home, at Autzen or at the bar this Saturday when the Ducks take the field against the Stanford Cardinal, try and imagine what things would be like if Knight hadn’t picked Oregon.
Defining moment #18 looks back at one of Oregon’s big non-conference wins over the past 20 years. It wouldn’t be the last time lighting struck the Michigan Wolverines, either.
Editor’s note: In the final 50 days before Chip Kelly and the Ducks return to the field to defend their status as Pac-12 Champions, the Emerald sports desk will take a look back at one Oregon alum each day whose jersey number corresponds to the amount of days left before the season opener against Arkansas […]
According to data released monday, the top beneficiary of the Oregon public employees retirement system (PERS) is former Oregon football head coach Mike Bellotti. Bellotti, who retired from the University last year to become an analyst for ESPN, receives a monthly pension of $41,341, an annual total of almost $500,000. He is one of 837 […]
A stint on the bench for Oregon’s superstar running back could open doors for others on the team.