Topic: Oregon Football

Royce Freeman validates the hype in first game at Oregon

By on Monday, Sep. 1 at 1:28 pm.

The storm was eminent. Oregon freshman running back Royce Freeman spent the duration of his Saturday waiting. Just waiting for dusk to fall so he could play in his first collegiate football game. The calm before the highly anticipated opener against South Dakota was anything but. Instead, it was riddled with a battle against the […]

Regardless of the coordinator, problems at defense persist leading up to Michigan State

By on Monday, Sep. 1 at 10:01 pm.

Getting bigger and stronger seemed to be the first message that both Mark Helfrich and first-year defensive coordinator Don Pellum carried over into the offseason following last year’s interior defensive struggles. It was no secret that a blueprint was starting to be formed on how to beat Oregon and keep its offense – that is […]

College Gameday heading to Eugene for Michigan State matchup

By on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 3:22 pm.

College Gameday is making what seems to be its annual trip to Eugene, Oregon next Saturday for the  matchup between Oregon and Michigan State. The announcement was made via the College Gameday twitter feed while the Ducks’ contest versus South Dakota was underway. BREAKING: College GameDay is heading to Eugene next Saturday for Michigan State […]

GameDay: College football kicks off this weekend, here are the games you don’t want to miss

By on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 5:40 pm.

Let’s be real. The game at Autzen this week may not be the most thrilling. Although many Duck fans will be excited to take the long awaited walk over the Willamette and cheer Oregon on, there are already many enticing games slated for the opening week of college football. To make the most of this […]

GameDay: Integral to Oregon’s success, special teams unit provides impact in more ways than one

By on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8:37 am.

Darren Carrington doesn’t really care what his role is on this year’s Oregon football team. The redshirt freshman, who worked primarily with the scout team last year, isn’t trying to prove anything to the coaches either. It’s a lot simpler than that.  “Honestly, I’m not even just saying this, I’m just trying to be the best […]

Gameday: Here’s how Oregon and South Dakota stack up

By on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 10:19 pm.

It’s finally time. The Oregon Ducks begin their run to the national championship with a home-opener against South Dakota, a team out of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Led by All-Americans Marcus Mariota on offense and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on defense, the Ducks look poised to dominate in every facet of the game while the Coyotes […]

Autzen Stadium to unveil renovations at South Dakota game

By on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 3:13 pm.

Autzen Stadium will showcase their recent renovations at the season opener against South Dakota this Saturday. Despite holding a 96 game sellout streak and hosting over 400,000 fans, the Oregon football program wanted to do just a bit more for their fans. The biggest addition includes a new digital scoreboard at the east end of Autzen Stadium, […]

Oregon running backs in three-way tie on South Dakota game depth chart

By on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:05 pm.

(Marcus Mariota recaps this year’s Fall Camp and discusses the battle at the running back position heading into their season opener against South Dakota) The Oregon football team released their depth chart for the upcoming season opener against South Dakota. Despite the game being just under a week away, the Ducks have yet to settle the […]

Report: Oregon Five-Star commit Taj Griffin out for season

By on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4:19 pm.

Taj Griffin, the number one all-purpose running back and five-star Oregon commit, is out for the remainder of his senior season after being diagnosed with a torn ACL Monday, according to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The McEachern High School star hurt himself while trying to make a tackle on special teams Saturday during […]

Gameday: Plagued by an ACL, Tyler Johnstone’s injury reveals larger issue regarding athletes returning from knee reconstruction

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:00 pm.

Nine months of rehabilitation with the Oregon athletic staff all of a sudden meant nothing for Tyler Johnstone. After tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on December 30, 2013 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the redshirt junior was well on his way to what he phrased as “easing” his way into practice as Fall Camp began. […]

Gameday: Troy Hill’s path to redemption started in a jail cell and continues on the football field

By on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:01 pm.

Sitting in a dimly lit jail cell, Troy Hill saw everything he’d ever worked for slipping away. With only two options, he was faced with the most difficult decision of his life. Hill could either drift into obscurity and make that cell his new home, or pick himself up and fight for what he wanted, […]

GameDay: Oregon looking to carry on excitement in return game

By on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 4:18 pm.

In the past few years, the Oregon football team has enjoyed the luxury of having some versatile return men. From Kenjon Barner to De’Anthony Thomas, the Ducks have not only experienced consistently good field position, they have also been the benefactors of their occasional highlight reels. Now that both of them have moved on to the […]