Topic: Oregon Football

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball, track and field win big

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 12:27 pm.

- Oregon men’s basketball used a scorching hot first half to bury the visiting UCLA Bruins 82-64 on Saturday. – The Ducks’ women’s basketball team forced overtime against Arizona, but fell just short of picking up a Pac-12 win 81-78. – Katelyn Loper welcomes change for the better with head coach Kelly Graves at the […]

Linebacker recruit Fotu Leiato commits to Oregon football

By on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10:13 pm.

Fotu Leiato, a three-star linebacker recruit from Steilacoom, Washington, has committed to Oregon. The news was confirmed via Steilacoom coach William Garrow’s Twitter account. CONGRATS FOTU T LEIATO II – Committed to #Oregon @TJCotterill @jlieb24 @adamgorney @BrandonHuffman @Prehmmr247 — Steilacoom Football (@SteilacoomFB) January 26, 2015 First reported by Oregon 247 Sports, Leiato becomes the 20th […]

Dominique Harrison to transfer from Oregon

By on Monday, Jan. 19 at 2:45 pm.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said on Monday that wide receiver Chance Allen, cornerback Stephen Amoako and cornerback Dominique Harrison all plan on transferring. It had been reported that both Allen and Amoako would transfer before Helfrich spoke during Monday’s press conference, however Harrison’s name had yet to be mentioned. Helfrich also added that a couple […]

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football eying first-ever national championship

By on Monday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 pm.

-Oregon football will play in the first-ever College Football Playoff Championship game against Ohio State in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium tonight. The kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PST on ESPN. The Ducks were seeded as the No. 2 team in the final four. Ohio State was placed at the No. 4 position. Oregon beat […]

National Championship: Dior Mathis – a look at Oregon’s ‘hype man’

By on Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10:18 am.

DALLAS, Texas – Moments before a game starts, redshirt senior defensive back Dior Mathis will start to clap his hands. He’ll subsequently move into the center of a circle, surrounded by his teammates, and the rest of them will begin to clap in unison. Then, Mathis breaks from his regularly soft-spoken and vibrant character. “How y’all […]

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 […]

Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State’s wide receivers stack up

By on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 6:06 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 wide receivers. Oregon  Before the Rose Bowl, offensive coordinator […]

Rose Bowl: Jameis Winston showcases premiere confidence leading up to matchup with Oregon

By on Monday, Dec. 29 at 8:55 am.

Los Angeles, Calif. – If anything, it only further certified the amount of confidence Florida State’s redshirt sophomore quarterback has. A winner of every game he’s started at the collegiate level, Jameis Winston, when discussing the prospect of facing an Oregon secondary without its All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olumu, displayed the type of self-assurance he has possessed throughout […]

Countdown to the Rose Bowl: How Oregon and Florida State’s offensive lines stack up

By on Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 12:48 am.

In the days leading up to the 2015 Rose Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Florida State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Today, we’ll look at each team’s offensive lines, with thoughts on Florida State from Perry Kostidikas of the Florida State View.  […]

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 […]