Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) breaks out of the tackle from Washington State Cougars safety Shalom Luani (18). The Oregon Ducks face the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on October 10, 2015. (Adam Eberhardt/Emerald)

Stack up: A confident Washington defense could cause problems for Oregon

Washington may have lost four defensive players to the 2015 NFL draft last season, but the stat sheet doesn’t indicate any sort of drop-off in performance. The Huskies, who allowed just 12 points to USC last week in their 17-12 win, rank first in the Pac-12 in scoring defense, allowing opponents …



Keeping the Freshmen 15 off is much harder then letting it on. (Natalie Hardwick/Emerald)

Bonnie: Putting on the poundage

One morning, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I stepped on my mom’s tauntingly shiny scale and looked down at the number: 130. My mouth dropped open in disbelief. A year before I had fluctuated between 110-115 pounds. I stepped off the scale and weighed myself again. That …


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