Topic: Oregon Football

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 […]


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 […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Volleyball falls, Mariota rises to the spotlight

By on Monday, Dec. 15 at 12:53 pm.

- Marcus Mariota had a memorable weekend, bringing home a plethora of awards including the Heisman trophy, becoming the first Duck to ever win the trophy. Check out the Emerald’s feature piece on Mariota here. – After dropping its Sweet 16 matchup to North Carolina, Oregon volleyball’s season has come to a close. The Emerald’s Kenny […]


Links: Marcus Mariota’s awards haul culminates tonight at Heisman Trophy ceremony

By on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2:23 pm.

By the third quarter of Oregon’s matchup with Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship, the discourse surrounding Marcus Mariota shifted. In the weeks that led up to a game that would affirm the Ducks a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, the majority of the discussion about Mariota ended with how deserving he was of […]


Kostecka: Oregon’s season started with a setback, yet are now Pac-12 Champions

By on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 11:48 pm.

While many words come to mind to describe the season the Oregon Ducks have had thus far, one stands out: perseverance. Oregon’s season has been full of highs and lows, but every time the Ducks were faced with a setback, they dug deep to overcome each obstacle. Five months before the season began, star wide […]


Oregon defense flips script, plays ‘best game’ of season in dominant fashion

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:40 am.

It was a different kind of experience for Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez in the post-game press conference. Following a performance in which his offense could never find its footing, Rodriguez was put in the awkward position of answering questions about a game in which nothing could go right offensively. “It wasn’t a good night,” […]


Pac-12 championship: Charles Nelson showcases what it means to be a ‘gradual evolution’

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:42 am.

Charles Nelson may not have scored, but he did just about everything else to help Oregon win the Pac-12 title. Nelson, a freshman wide receiver from Dayton Beach, Florida, finished with 148 total yards, and at times, looked like the best player on the field. For a player that was virtually unknown to the public eye […]


Pac-12 championship: Oregon ‘ready’ for Playoff, Mariota seals Heisman

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:35 am.

SANTA CLARA – It was a party at Levi’s Stadium, as Oregon was crowned Pac-12 champions following its 51-13 statement win against Arizona. Hugs were given. Tears were shed. Roses were carried in mouths. Confetti was blown. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa was being blasted in the locker room. Even Darren Carrington was shooting footage […]


Marcus Mariota’s five touchdowns lead way in Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:34 pm.

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been dismissed. Behind Marcus Mariota’s 346 […]


Pre-game Notes: Tyner, Grasu not to dress for Oregon in Pac-12 Championship

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8:15 pm.

Despite being listed as the starting center in this week’s depth chart, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will not play in the Pac-12 Championship game against Arizona, according to CSN Northwest. In addition, running back Thomas Tyner will miss his third consecutive game.  Both Tyner and Grasu have not seen game-action since Oregon’s matchup with Utah on Nov. 8. Senior […]


By the numbers: Can Oregon overcome the odds to win Pac-12 title game?

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 3:52 pm.

A lot has been made of Oregon’s recent struggles against Arizona. As the two teams head into Levi’s Stadium tonight to face off in this year’s Pac-12 championship game, there are some statistics to keep in mind. While the Ducks are favored by 14.5 points according to the most recent line in Las Vegas, there is a […]


GameDay: Ducks shown ‘proper way’ to practice and it has become evident in their play

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:10 pm.

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to play,” running back and slot […]


GameDay Links: News and Analysis ahead of Pac-12 Championship game

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 12:43 am.

The general discourse surrounding this week’s rematch between No. 2 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona has formed around the fact that the Ducks haven’t beat the Pac-12 South division winner since 2012. In their last two match-ups, the Ducks have averaged just 20 points per game and Arizona has mustered together emphatic upsets in both. […]