Electric. Lightning in a bottle. Maybe more often than anything else — fast. Sophomore De’Anthony Thomas has been called these and more in his short athletic career as a Duck. In fewer than two full years, the Crenshaw High School product has earned Heisman Trophy buzz, two BCS wins and a Sports Illustrated cover. And [...]
As the Ducks continue their streak of BCS Bowl appearances over the past few seasons, the University has perpetuated its own tradition of delegating an official party of faculty, administrators and students to represent the University in special service projects and recruitment events centered around the bowl game.
PHOENIX — There are few statistical categories where Oregon and Kansas State are farther apart than penalty yards. The Ducks are one of the most penalized teams in the nation and the Wildcats are among the least penalized teams in the nation, but that may say more about the difference in Pac-12 and Big 12 [...]
People outside of the Ducks football universe like to say that Oregon is just a flavor-of-the-month program without any tradition. It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have any Heisman Trophy winners or national championships (yet), but the numbers simply don’t back up the notion that the Ducks are upstarts. When the Ducks take the field against [...]
The fast, sleek and uncatchable sports car that is the Oregon Ducks was humming along all season, up with the other leaders of the pack until it blew a tire. After a ruinous loss at the hands of a punishing Stanford team, the Ducks no longer control their own destiny. As we all know, wins [...]
The beauty of college football is that every game is important. For teams like Alabama and Oregon that have national title aspirations, a single sloppy game that results in a loss could all but ensure that these goals will not be met. While this need for perfection can be frustrating at times, it ensures that [...]
A dynasty. It’s what every head coaches hopes to build. Victories are nice, but a tradition of winning, an expectation of excellence is what the men with the playbooks strive for.
Produced by: Will Rubin/ Sreang “C” Hok The 2009 Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State marked the 115th year of the gridiron rivalry, but the first contest that would earn the winner the Pac-12 championship along with a trip to the Rose Bowl. Televised to a national audience on a Thursday Night, anticipation had [...]
Moment #13 looks at the first of Oregon’s three straight BCS appearances.
When it comes to collegiate athletic facilities, there is luxurious, there is five-star and then there is the University of Oregon.
For all the arguing we do about University, city and state policy, there have actually been a few solid reasons making this year awesome. Here are some of the bigger ones that made this up-and-down year a little more ‘up.’
Through Emerald reporter Sam Stites’ reporting, we now know both that the University spent upwards of $1.5 million to send a posse of Ducks and Duck-related folks to Pasadena and that it was fully within its budget and expected costs to do so.
The Rose Bowl was a crowning moment in Oregon athletics, but what are the expenses involved in getting to that point?
With football season in the rearview mirror, Oregon sports fans can turn to the NBA or stomach the men’s basketball team. Either way, spring camp can’t start soon enough.
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy proclaimed Jan. 9 “University of Oregon Appreciation Day” at the Eugene City Council meeting Monday night in light of recent achievements by the University.
Looking back at the best and the worst of the winter siesta.
The new era that we’re basking in right now began with 2009’s trip to the Rose Bowl. The Ducks managed to one-up themselves the next season with that storied national championship berth, and though many were clamoring for a repeat appearance this year, a Rose Bowl win can still be viewed as both a step forward and a validation of sorts.
Recapping the moments that defined the 2011 Oregon football season.
Montee Ball and Russell Wilson are two of the NCAA’s premier playmakers.