Topic: Oregon Football

GameDay: Aidan Schneider reflects on his kicking expereince against California and getting consistent

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:21 am.

Freshman walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider has garnered more experience in his first season with Oregon than he ever expected. Schneider, a centerback on the soccer pitch turned kicker during his junior year at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, made six-of-seven PATs against South Dakota in week one. At Levi’s Stadium against California last […]


Gameday: Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:56 am.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Winston Shi, a football beat reporter at the Stanford Daily.  There have been points in the season where I thought that asking such a question would require outright homerism on […]


Take a knee: Marcus Mariota not planning to “tear Eugene down” on his birthday

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 3:17 pm.

It is Marcus Mariota’s birthday today. And while many will likely be beginning their Halloween festivities tonight, Mariota plans to go out to dinner with his parents. With just a couple of days away from the highly anticipated matchup between No. 5 Oregon and Stanford, Mariota had some time at practice to give his thoughts on […]


Gameday: Johnstone and Yruretagoyena still vital parts of offensive line after injuries

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:42 am.

Just one and a half games into the season, the Oregon Ducks lost their two starting left tackles. A week later, the third player to get reps at left tackle, Jake Fisher, went down with an injury. Luckily for the Ducks, Jake Fisher returned from injury to help stabilize the Ducks’ offensive line and bring […]


Gameday: Why the College Football Playoff Committee’s first poll means nothing

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1:11 pm.

It’s way too early. With four more games remaining, including Stanford around the corner and No. 18 Utah on the road in the following week, Oregon’s remaining schedule is no cake walk. Sure, the Ducks are expected to win out the season. Heck, they were supposed to win every game they had on their schedule and […]


Emerald Quick Hits: No. 5 Oregon first team out in first College Football Playoff rankings

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9:35 pm.

- Oregon was ranked No. 5 in the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings, just one spot out of the critical top four. The top two undefeated teams, Mississippi State and Florida State, received the top two rankings in the poll, while Auburn and Ole Miss rounded out the top four. Alabama is one spot behind the Ducks at No. 6. – […]


Oregon football maintains ‘one game at a time’ mentality heading into Stanford game

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:51 pm.

A lot will be riding on Oregon’s upcoming matchup with Stanford. The first official playoff committee rankings are scheduled to be released this Tuesday and it will coincide with an opportunity for the Ducks to end the quote unquote “Stanford problem.” “You can’t let your emotions get the best of you,” Troy Hill said. “They […]


Q&A: Oregon band announcer Scott Barkhurst discusses his 17 years on the job

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 8:48 pm.

Scott Barkhurst spends his Saturdays with the Oregon Marching Band. Rather than take the field, Barkhurst works up in the press box as the band announcer introducing the pregame and halftime shows. This is his 17th year on the job. So, what exactly is your role as band announcer? I have the simplest job in […]


Rapid Reaction: Oregon and Cal in back-and-forth bout as Ducks lead 38-28

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 9:17 pm.

In a back-and-forth battle, Oregon took a 38-28 lead into the locker room against California at Levi’s Stadium. For the fifth time this season, Oregon trailed to start the game. Cal drove 75 yards on its opening possession, capping it off with backup quarterback Luke Rubenzer scoring on a read-option keeper from 12 yards out. […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football heads to Levi Stadium, men’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:24 pm.

- The Oregon men’s basketball just made their appearance at the yearly Pac-12 Media Day. Dana Altman and Joseph Young had the following to say. – When the Oregon football team takes the field against California tonight, you’ll likely see Charles Nelson donning his No. 6 jersey on special teams. What you didn’t know is […]


Gameday Roundtable: Opinions and predictions leading up to Oregon-California matchup

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:09 pm.

A short week shouldn’t be any reason to assume Oregon’s consistent play on both sides of the ball in its last two games will whither. With a road contest at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. the Ducks will face off against a reeling Cal team that has plenty of threats on the offensive side of […]


Berg: Fox Sports’ ‘Super Mariota’ tribute is a great gesture, but something’s off

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:32 pm.

It sounded like an obvious nickname. Kids love video games and one of the most prominent Oregon quarterbacks in recent history just so happens to have “Mario” in his name. Thus, it’s only logical — even though No. 8 isn’t known for his jumping prowess — that the Ducks’ quarterback has earned the moniker Marcus “Super” […]


Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 3:18 pm.

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet eight weeks into the season, […]


Gameday: Joey Mahalic, the Oregon native who dislikes Oregon football, but is ready for Friday

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2:34 am.

California’s Joey Mahalic is not your normal football player. Mahalic spent five seasons as a minor league pitcher for the Cleveland Indians before beginning his college career at Cal at the age of 23. Though an injury kept him off the baseball field, he was still able to throw a football and “always wanted to play […]


Gameday: Humble yet motivated, Tyrell Crosby plays with something to prove every step of the way

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 4:21 pm.

There is one image that continues to stick in Brian Castro’s mind. One which made him aware that what he was seeing on the football field was not something he, let alone this town, had ever seen come through this area. Sure, the long-time head football coach at Green Valley High School had grown used to […]