Topic: oregon ducks

National Championship: Darren Carrington’s suspension leaves Oregon with limited options, not nothing

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 9:56 am.

DALLAS, Texas – The mood surrounding Darren Carrington’s suspension after testing positive for marijuana in an NCAA ran drug test two days before the inaugural College Football Playoff title game was as expected. Teammates and coaches of Oregon were both understandably disappointed that their standout redshirt freshman wideout won’t be joining them on the sidelines this […]

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 […]

UPDATE: Oregon’s Darren Carrington suspended for National Championship game, unsuccessfully appeals suspension

By on Friday, Jan. 9 at 5:56 pm.

Per Aaron Fentress of CSNNW, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington has been suspended for Monday’s National Championship game against Ohio State after failing an NCAA administered drug test. Carrington did not make the trip to Texas. Carrington tested positive for marijuana according to sources. The Ducks arrived to Dallas this evening. Carrington’s suspension comes at an […]

Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State’s special teams stack up

By on Friday, Jan. 9 at 8:56 am.

In the days leading up to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Ohio State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 12 in Dallas. Today, we’ll look at each team’s special teams. Oregon With the emergence of freshman Charles […]

Oregon not quite ready for conference-best Arizona, T.J. McConnell has field day

By on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10:33 pm.

From the get-go, it was Arizona’s game to lose. Even on the road, the No. 7 ranked Wildcats (14-1, 2-0 Pac-12) held every advantage and put them to use against an untested Oregon (11-4, 1-1 Pac-12) team. Sure, the Ducks held their own against ranked opponents like VCU and Michigan earlier in the year, but […]

Oregon still looking for consistency as non-conference season ends and Pac-12 play begins

By on Monday, Dec. 29 at 11:08 pm.

After everything the Ducks have been through — from the tumultuous offseason to returning just three players with any real playing time — Oregon should be very pleased to be standing at 10-3 at the end of the preseason schedule. The only person who doesn’t seemed pleased is Ducks head coach Dana Altman. Altman, one […]

Oregon survives OT thriller against UCSB, wins 82-78

By on Monday, Dec. 22 at 10:57 pm.

Dana Altman looked exhausted following Oregon’s 82-78 overtime win over visiting University of California Santa Barbara. Altman, who had been stressing the importance of finishing out the non-conference schedule strong, knew how tough their two remaining games would be, and tonight, his team found out why the hard way. Without big time plays from Casey […]

Oregon tries new lineup against Delaware State, still looking for answers

By on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2:47 pm.

 Dana Altman had enough with the bad starts. Even with a 7-3 record heading into their matchup with visiting Delaware State, Altman said he was planning to switch things up. Today, he started Casey Benson, Jordan Bell and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, all newcomers to the starting five. These five ended up giving the Ducks (8-3) the […]

Practice recap: Oregon quickly moves forward from Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injury

By on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 2:26 pm.

The Oregon football team has moved on. Not because they aren’t feeling the impact of losing All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to a season ending knee injury, but because they had no other choice. “I will confirm that he won’t participate in the Playoff, which is very unfortunate for him,” Mark Helfrich said. “He’s already been […]

Joseph Young’s complete performance leads Oregon past Cal State Northridge

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 10:33 pm.

Joseph Young did everything right Wednesday night as he led Oregon (7-3) past visiting Cal State Northridge 79-56. After struggling from the floor for the past few games, Young shot efficiently and filled up the stat sheet. Young finished with a game-high 18 points along with eight rebounds and four assists as he went 7-for-14 […]

Oregon rebounds from slow start to pick up 79-56 win over Cal-State Northridge

By on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 10:35 pm.

With 11:34 remaining in the first half, the Ducks found themselves being outplayed in every facet of the game by Cal-State Northridge (3-8), thus resulting in a 16-9 deficit. Oregon head coach Dana Altman had seen enough and called a a timeout with the hope of waking up his team before getting embarrassed on their […]

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 […]

Oregon men’s basketball picks up first road win, defeats Illinois 77-70

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6:55 pm.

On a night that centered around Oregon’s first-ever Heisman trophy winner, their men’s basketball team also had something to be happy about. Defeating Illinois on the road 77-70, the Ducks improved to 6-3 on the season. In a game that remained close until the final few minutes, there were two names that stood out: Dillon […]