Topic: oregon ducks

Gameday: Don Pellum brings swagger to promising Oregon defense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 6:08 pm.

Don Pellum entered this season with a lot riding on his shoulders. With the departure of long-time defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, the former linebackers coach, Pellum, understood the high-pressure situation he was getting into. But as the No. 2 ranked Oregon football team heads into the Pac-12 play, the team is looking like a shoo-in […]

Raw video: Mark Helfrich believes versatility of offensive line will lessen blow of injuries

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 6:22 pm.

  The No. 2 ranked Oregon football team will begin their Pac-12 season at Washington State next weekend. Mark Helfrich had a moment to speak at his weekly press conference about adjusting for injuries on the offensive line and preparing the younger players for their first conference away game. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim

Erick Dargan provides much needed momentum against Wyoming and tips his way into national spotlight

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:27 pm.

Erick Dargan walked off the field with a slight grin on his face following Oregon’s 48-14 win over Wyoming and it was for good reason. Dargan, who was named the player of the game, finished with two interceptions and four tackles. Midway through the second quarter, Oregon safety Erick Dargan made one of those plays […]

Offensive line epitomizes Oregon’s “next man up” philosophy

By on Saturday, Sep. 13 at 4:12 pm.

After losing starting left tackle Tyler Johnstone to injury before the season started, Oregon’s offensive line was projected to still be okay with Andre Yruretagoyena taking over for the preseason all-American candidate in Johnstone. Yruretagoyena wasn’t much help in replace of Johnstone but only because he went down injured in last week’s victory over Michigan […]

Oregon Volleyball comes from behind to defeat No. 23 Michigan State 3-1

By on Sunday, Sep. 14 at 12:13 am.

It’s a good thing that size isn’t everything when it comes to volleyball. When No. 18 Oregon took the floor against No. 23 Michigan State, it was evident that the Spartans were superior in size as their front line towered over the likes of Oregon’s Liz Brenner, Martenne Bettendorf and Kacey Nady. “It’s about playing […]

Gameday: Eugene natives don Oregon colors and inspire a community

By on Thursday, Sep. 11 at 12:30 pm.

As Taylor Alie took a knee to seal Sheldon High School’s 13-6 victory in the 2012 state championship game, one chapter of his life was ending while the next was just about to begin. Fast forward 21 months and Alie is currently in the middle of that next chapter, playing at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, while donning the green […]

Kim: Joe Walker adds physical nature that Oregon hasn’t seen since Kiko Alonso

By on Friday, Sep. 12 at 3:25 pm.

Michael Clay sent out a tweet following Oregon’s 46-27 win over No. 7 Michigan State claiming Joe Walker was the second coming of Kiko Alonso. The junior linebacker out of Palos Verdes High School, who had started in place of Derrick Malone for matchup purposes, shined against a physical Spartan front seven and finished the […]

Gameday: Oregon has high hopes for walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 4:27 pm.

Aidan Schneider wasn’t the biggest football fan growing up and didn’t start his football career until he was a junior at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. Schneider, who had been a soccer standout out his entire life, first joined his high school team as an upperclassman and eventually molded into its top place kicker. Now, […]

Marcus Mariota named offensive Pac-12 Player of the Week

By on Monday, Sep. 8 at 2:02 pm.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named the Pac-12′s offensive player of the week on Monday. Mariota led the No. 3 Ducks against No. 7 Michigan State in their 46-27 win on Saturday. In the win Mariota threw for 318 yards with three touchdowns and no turnovers. This is Mariota’s first player of the week honor this season […]

Raw video: Erick Dargan walks the media through his interception, getting laid out by OL Jack Conklin

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:43 pm.

Erick Dargan recorded a crucial interception in the first quarter and returned it 36 yards to the Michigan State 39-yard line. En route to the sidelines however, Spartan offensive lineman Jack Conklin pummeled Dargan out of bounds for the biggest hit of the night. Here’s Dargan’s reaction. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @Haydaykim

Marcus Mariota: The play that changed the game

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 4:43 pm.

Mark Helfrich compared his halftime speech to the Gettysburg Address as an uncertain Oregon team headed into the break trailing 24-18. While Helfrich was being a little overdramatic, the results produced afterwards were profound. “Gettysburg Addressish,” Helfrich jokingly said. “We have so many young guys on our team that haven’t had a competitive quote unquote adversity. Just to […]

Devon Allen emerges as lead wideout against Michigan State secondary

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:44 pm.

In the blink of an eye, Devon Allen rose to stardom. On a 70-yard touchdown connection with Marcus Mariota early in the second quarter, Allen not only electrified the sold out Autzen crowd by breaking through a group of Michigan State defenders with his olympic speed, but he more importantly, solidified his role on this […]

Oregon Volleyball leaves Hawaii as tournament champions

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 5:01 pm.

Oregon left the mainland and headed 2,500 miles west to Honolulu, Hawaii not knowing what to expect when it played in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. The Ducks knew they’d be facing three talented teams, including the No. 20 ranked Rainbow Wahine, but had no idea how the time change, the advancement of new players […]