Topic: Rob Mullens

Breath of fresh air and excitement accompanies hiring of Kelly Graves as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Thursday, Apr. 10 at 4:19 pm.

New Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves has already made his first mistake with the program. Once Graves was officially named the seventh head coach in Oregon history he tweeted that he would respond to every text message he received. Outpouring of support is incredible & overwhelming. I thank you & promise 2connect w/each […]

Kelly Graves makes first appearance as Oregon women’s basketball coach

By on Tuesday, Apr. 8 at 2:50 pm.

On Tuesday morning, Kelly Graves, the former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, addressed Oregon fans and members of the media for the first time since signing a six year contract with the University of Oregon. Graves will earn $500,000 the first two years at Oregon, $525,000 the next two years and $550,000 in the last two […]

‘Honored’ new defensive coordinator Don Pellum once thought about leaving Oregon

By on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11:17 pm.

Appearing in a black suit complimented by a white shirt and striped blue tie, Don Pellum held his first press conference as the defensive coordinator for the Oregon football team Tuesday afternoon. Pellum, who has been with the program for 23 years, opened the conference by thanking God, Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens and head […]

Oregon football releases 2014 schedule

By on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 2:54 pm.

The Oregon football team released its 2014 schedule on Wednesday. The season opens up when the Ducks face South Dakota on Aug. 30. “We are fortunate to provide one of the strongest schedules in the country,” Athletic Director Rob Mullens said in a press release. “With the Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State Spartans, Stanford and Washington […]

Oregon head men’s basketball coach Dana Altman gets three-year contract extension

By on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 6:03 pm.

On Wednesday, Oregon head men’s basketball coach Dana Altman received a three-year contract extension, keeping him in Eugene through the 2019-2020 season. “I’m excited,” Altman said before Wednesday’s practice. “I appreciate the university, in particular (athletic director) Rob (Mullens), for having the confidence in our staff to try to build something here.” Altman initially signed a […]

For all the money college sports teams bring in, should student athletes be paid?

By on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10:26 am.

Elated over his upcoming 22nd birthday, Josh Huff did what many college students would do. Last weekend, he went online and told his friends about his weekend party and — heads-up — he would be charging a cover to recoup some of the expense. But Huff isn’t like most college students. As a wide receiver for […]

Craig Pintens selected as president of the NACMA and Eric Roedl named president of the CABMA

By on Tuesday, Jul. 16 at 2:52 pm.

Since the fall of 2011, Craig Pintens has operated as an integral part of the University of Oregon athletic department, but now his talents will be known on a national level. The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators announced Monday that Pintens will take over as president for 2013-14. Pintens replaces Greg Herring, who currently […]

Wieber: Chip Kelly a surprising hero in wake of sanctions

By on Thursday, Jun. 27 at 11:07 am.

When Chip Kelly left Oregon for the NFL, Duck fans voiced their opinions. Some ranted to their friends, others took to Twitter and, in an extreme case, some did doughnuts in the lawn of the former coach’s Eugene home. Whatever the situation was, the on-again, off-again relationship between Kelly and the NFL left Duck fans feeling betrayed. […]

Zone Read: No bowl ban for Oregon, Aaron Hernandez arrested for murder

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 4:31 pm.

After a 27-month investigation, the NCAA Committee on Infractions released their report on the seven major violations that the Oregon football program was accused of committing. Full coverage can be found here. *** Because the investigation was so long, the Emerald has put together a timeline showing how the program got to this point. *** […]

‘Glad it’s behind us:’ Oregon athletic department addresses NCAA sanctions

By on Wednesday, Jun. 26 at 4:33 pm.

When Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens took the podium to address media after the NCAA announced its sanctions for the football program, the message was clear: the punishment fit the crime. “I’ve been aware of the facts for a long time,” Mullens said. “I thought it followed the facts. It’s what we thought it should […]

Oregon hires Jody Sykes as chief compliance officer

By on Tuesday, Jun. 25 at 5:32 pm.

Over the weekend, University of Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens announced that the University has hired Jody Sykes as Oregon’s senior associate athletic director and chief compliance officer. She will assume her position on July 29. As chief compliance officer, Sykes will act as a go-between for Oregon and the NCAA and Pac-12 and overall […]

Friends, professors and colleagues remember Alex Rovello

By on Tuesday, May. 14 at 1:11 pm.

Jonas Piibor’s Facebook status appeared on Saturday night. “I loved you like my own son,” he wrote. A few hours later, the University of Oregon assistant tennis coach updated his status again. “R.I.P. Alex Rovello,” it said. Rovello, a junior journalism major and esteemed tennis player at the University of Oregon, died Saturday after jumping […]

Spring Game: Why Oregon will ‘lose’ the spring game

By on Wednesday, Apr. 24 at 9:04 pm.

Each week, the Emerald invites a student journalist from the Ducks’ opponent to write a guest column on why the Ducks will lose. With Oregon playing its first “game” without Chip Kelly in the booth or on the field since 2007, here’s why the Ducks’ bubble will burst and they will manage to lose their own spring […]

Zone Read AM: State representative to look into Oregon’s football hiring process, more Manti Te’o drama

By on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 2:57 pm.

According to Ken Goe of The Oregonian, State Representative Mitch Greenlick announced yesterday that he plans to request a hearing by the House Committee on Higher Education and Workforce Development to look into the procedure used by the University of Oregon to hire football coach Mark Helfrich. Greenlick co-sponsored the bill that ultimately became the […]

Zone Read PM: Autzen renovations, Oregon interviews for head coaching position

By on Friday, Jan. 18 at 3:31 pm.

Autzen Stadium survived yet another great season hosting countless Duck fans in one of the best college football venues in the nation. Phil Knight plans to spend $5 million to help improve its look and accessibility. These renovations are set to be approved some time today, with the renovation itself to be finished before the […]