Topic: Phil Knight

Even in the off-season, the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex racks up quite an electric bill

By on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 2:13 pm.

A blonde receptionist sits behind a desk under a sprawling wall of televisions in the lobby of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. A student-athlete makes his way from a faraway corner. He runs up to ask for help using the elevator to access another section of the byzantine sports facility. Meanwhile, 55-inch television screens beam overhead, 64 […]


Dana Altman jokes about Phil Knight bobblehead promotion, Artis and Carter suspensions

By on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 9:49 pm.

Dana Altman was full of emotion during Saturday’s press conference following Oregon’s 78-66 win over USC. In one instance, he gave a long-winded, passionate answer about Jason Calliste and some of the other key fifth year transfer players he’s coached at Oregon. Then, he talked about Saturday’s Phil Knight bobblehead promotion. First, Altman noted the size […]


Scorching second half and 16 steals net Oregon a 78-66 win over USC

By on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8:22 am.

The Oregon men’s basketball team (15-6, 3-6 Pac-12) set a Matthew Knight Arena record on “Phil it UP” Appreciation Knight Saturday, tallying 16 steals in their 78-66 win over the visiting USC Trojans (10-12, 1-8). “We’re playing as a unit now,” Oregon guard Calliste said, referring to the Ducks’ defense. “Before, it felt like we […]


Ken Kesey’s legacy continues at UO following visit from Further

By on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1:51 pm.

A recreation of Ken Kesey’s famous psycheldelic bus, Further,  drove through Eugene last week, driven by son Zane Kesey. “It was about the kids, the truth and the weed,” said former University of Oregon English professor Jenie Murphy of Ken Kesey’s life, while riding Further. The bus traveled Eugene on Thursday Jan. 16 in celebration of […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Chip Kelly adds two former Ducks to Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff

By on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 2:24 pm.

- Former Oregon head football coach Chip Kelly hired two former Oregon standouts on Tuesday to be a part of his Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff. Bill Musgrave, a quarterback at Oregon from 1987-90, will serve as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach, filling the position that was previously held by Bill Lazor. Lazor became the offensive coordinator for the […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Don Pellum set to take over as Oregon football defensive coordinator

By on Monday, Jan. 13 at 1:54 pm.

- The Oregon women’s basketball team will get the chance to even the series against Oregon State as they travel to Corvallis Monday night for the 92nd Civil War. Oregon lost 88-80 on Saturday as they played host to the Beavers in the first game of the back-to-back series. Ducks center Jillian Alleyne led the team […]


Alamo Bowl: Mack Brown in light-hearted mood the day before his final game with Texas

By on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11:34 pm.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A reporter during Sunday’s press conference asked Texas head coach Mack Brown what he envisioned for himself after Monday’s Alamo Bowl, Brown’s last game at Texas. Would Brown want to continue coaching? But before the reporter got to this question, he said, “Mack, since we’re not going to be able to […]


The good, the bad, the ugly: Oregon volleyball finishes comeback, Phil Knight wears Crimson Tide gear

By on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1:49 pm.

The Good: – Oregon volleyball is showing a lot of heart as the team dug deep once again to pull off an amazing comeback win against UCLA on Sunday. In the third set, trailing 25-24 and facing elimination, the Ducks scored three straight points to stay alive against the Bruins. They completed the 3-2 victory […]


Phil Knight wore Alabama gear at Saturday night’s Alabama-LSU game

By on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10:32 pm.

Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight was spotted at Saturday night’s Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. wearing Crimson Tide gear. Alabama head softball coach Partick Murphy tweeted a picture of him and head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard with Knight — an Oregon alum — after the game. Great night at Bryant Denny. @MitchGaspard and I […]


Oregon’s pink football helmets help raise over $200,000 for cancer research

By on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 1:25 pm.

The pink helmets worn by Oregon football players on Oct. 19 against Washington State netted some lucrative results for cancer research. Oregon auctioned off 25 of those game-worn pink helmets, helping raise over $200,000 for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Several helmets were autographed by well-known Oregon alumni, including Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight, former […]


Ducks to show support for breast cancer awareness in unique way

By on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 12:28 pm.

The month of October is widely known throughout the country as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many professional sports teams show their support by donning some type of pink in their uniform attire. Oregon football announced today that it will be making a statement this weekend when it hosts Washington State at 7 p.m. […]


GameDay: Why Cal will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Sep. 26 at 1:34 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Sean Wagner-McGough and Michael Rosen(@michaelrosen3), sports writer and editor, respectively, at The Daily Californian** You can’t be completely certain of anything. Alright, that’s the best we’ve got. Because Cal’s […]


GameDay: Why Virginia will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Sep. 5 at 4:49 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on how Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Fritz Metzinger, sports editor at University of Virginia’s student newspaper The Cavalier Daily.** Let’s not beat around the bush here. The “experts” will tell you that the football […]


Phil Knight withdraws name from independent governing board consideration

By on Friday, Aug. 16 at 5:45 pm.

Phil Knight has asked Governor John Kitzhaber to remove his name from the pool of candidates to be chosen for the University of Oregon’s new independent governing board. According to the Associated Press, Knight’s assistant said in a letter that Knight was honored, but would like his name removed. The letter mentions that Knight will […]


John Kitzhaber signs SB 270 allowing the University to implement an independent governing board

By on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 3:10 pm.

Governor John Kitzhaber has signed Senate Bill 270 into law, allowing the University of Oregon and a handful of other schools in the Oregon University System to establish independent governing boards. According to Tim Raphael, the communications director for the governor, Kitzhaber is expected to announce his proposed list of board members sometime next week. […]


Zone Read: ‘University of Nike’ comment clarified, Ashton Eaton wins gold

By on Monday, Aug. 12 at 8:42 pm.

During a tour of Oregon’s new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex, Jeff Hawkins said, “We are the University of Nike.” On Friday, Hawkins wrote a (yet to be published) Letter to the Editor of The Register-Guard saying his comment was taken out of context. In the letter, Hawkins — the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Football Administration and Operations at […]


Emerald finally gets tour of new football complex more than a week after national media

By on Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:40 pm.

What do Sports Illustrated and the New York Times have in common? Besides the fact they are two of the most highly circulated national publications in the United States, they both received early invitations to tour the University of Oregon’s new $68 million football operations building, a building that the University can hardly call its […]