Topic: Thomas Tyner

GameDay: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall benefit from shared competitive nature

By on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 9:49 pm.

Oregon running back Kenny Bassett has witnessed a phenomenon occur every year with his new freshmen teammates. Fresh out of high school, new players enter the program with confidence and a reluctance to hard work that blinds them from the culture in place. “When people come in — all the freshmen — they don’t really […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner named to Doak Walker Award watch list, Brady Breeze commits to Oregon

By on Friday, Jul. 18 at 5:25 pm.

- Oregon running backs Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner were named to the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award on Thursday. The Doak Walker award is given to the best running back in the nation. – Oregon landed its first recruit of its 2016 recruiting class on Friday afternoon. Brady Breeze, a six-foot, 185 pound […]


Emerald Quick Hits: Pac-12 discussing neutral site for championship football game

By on Wednesday, May. 7 at 11:05 am.

- The Pac-12 conference is considering moving its annual championship football game to a neutral site. Sports Illustrated reported that the conference is “discussing” moving the upcoming championship game on Dec. 5 to Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers’ new 68,500-seat stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The stadium sits in the relative center of the Pac-12′s coastal schools […]


GameDay: 2014 Oregon spring game presents another opportunity for newcomers to shine

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 9:21 pm.

As college football has grown, so has the attention and value of the spring game. All across the country, teams are broadcasting what is now an annual event. It has turned into a must-see spectacle for avid football fans. Oregon’s spring game is this Saturday at 11 a.m. The spring game stands as the premier […]


Gameday: Thomas Tyner and Byron Marshall have established themselves in the backfield but still have room to grow

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 9:19 pm.

Oregon’s offensive players are versatile. They run, catch, block and drive the gears of one of the highest octane offenses in the nation. The running backs are no exception. Even with De’Anthony Thomas’ departure, the Ducks have plenty of firepower at the position with junior Byron Marshall and sophomore Thomas Tyner. Running backs coach Gary […]


Take a Knee: Senior running back Kenny Bassett reflects on spring game past

By on Monday, Apr. 28 at 4:48 pm.

Senior running back Kenny Bassett has come a long way since joining the team as a walk-on four years ago. This Saturday, Bassett will compete in his final spring game at the University of Oregon. After Monday’s practice, Bassett talked with the Emerald about his spring game past and the current status of the Ducks […]


Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 4:33 pm.

Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come […]


Raw video: Mark Helfrich on center backups and running back competition

By on Monday, Apr. 7 at 2:10 pm.

After Monday’s spring football practice, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich spoke to the media and discussed two offensive positions: center and running back. Hroniss Grasu has earned first-team all-Pac-12 honors the last two seasons, so barring anything unforeseen, he will be the starting center next season. But the Ducks still needs backups and Helfrich discussed […]


Oregon football: Scott Frost finds new comfort level in second year

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 10:48 am.

After the conclusion of Oregon’s third spring practice, offensive coordinator Scott Frost had mainly positive things to say about his squad as they get back into the swing of things. Frost noted the leadership of Bralon Addison, as well as the strength of Marcus Mariota and the improvement of Thomas Tyner. Frost also spoke about the […]


Best Ducks sports tweets from Thursday, Feb. 6

By on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 5:03 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Christopher Keizur’s favorites from Thursday, Feb. 6. Former Oregon running back LaMichael James: I Forreal wish I could talk to my A/C , lights, water to turn it off and on from […]


National Signing Day: Mark Helfrich says Oregon is ‘really happy’ with its 21 new players

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:18 pm.

At the end of college football’s National Signing Day, Oregon ended up with 21 commitments in total, four transfers and 17 freshmen. Although there were no five-star recruits in the class, cornerback Arrion Springs and running back Royce Freeman were both highly recruited and were praised by head coach Mark Helfrich. “Not the biggest guy […]


Best Ducks sports tweets from Thursday, Jan. 9

By on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:55 pm.

Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd on tonight’s game versus California, the first home game of the season for the Ducks: Big game tonight.. Time to get Matt Knight rockin for the conference opener! Gotta get this W! #GoDucks — j loyd (@youngloyd24) Jan. 9 We need it! RT @DuckDudeDan: @youngloyd24 The @OregonPitCrew‘s got your back. […]


Best Ducks sports tweets from Christmas

By on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 1:13 pm.

Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post its favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are sports reporter Anne Yilmaz’s favorites from Wednesday, Dec. 25. Oregon soccer midfielder Kiyomi Cook: pic.twitter.com/FQfTzqMdDi — Kiyomi (@kiycook) December 25, 2013 Oregon wide receiver Chris Tewhill sends warm wishes to his team: Shout out […]


Countdown to the Alamo Bowl: How Oregon’s and Texas’ running backs stack up

By on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 8:12 pm.

In the days leading up to the 2013 Alamo Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Texas, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Dec. 30 in San Antonio. Today, we’ll look at each team’s running backs, with thoughts on Texas from Wescott Eberts of Burnt Orange Nation. Oregon The […]


Oregon athletes and students battle in massive snowball fights on campus

By on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:41 am.

After weight lifting this morning, University of Oregon football players took to social media to invite the student body to a snowball fight. Senior wide receiver Josh Huff, as well as other football players, used their Twitter accounts to spread the word. The battles took place on the Student Recreation Center fields on 15th Avenue […]