Last season, I walked out of Autzen Stadium following Oregon’s Thursday night loss to Arizona thinking there was no way this team was making the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Vernon Adams Jr. was the last player to take the podium as lights and cameras quickly brightened the lifted stage following No. 5 Michigan State’s (2-0) 31-28 victory over No. 7 Oregon (1-1). Adams, who finished the game 22-of-39 for 309 yards, one touchdown and two picks, knew he had blown …
I briefly spoke with former Oregon quarterback Joey Harrington on Saturday morning. We discussed the current state of the Pit Crew and Oregon men’s basketball since transitioning from McArthur Court to Matthew Knight Arena.
I’m not exactly sure when romance died for our generation. It certainly hasn’t been an overnight process – rather a more gradual decline in which the notions of romance and monogamy have detiriorated from the inside out. In fact, the concept of a relationship nowadays is borderline horrifyin…
A good indicator of addiction is dreading no longer having access to the object of the addiction. An aspect of dependency is not knowing how to navigate the world when the object of dependency is not available.
Coming into the season, the Blazers were expected to be a doormat team, a shell of their former selves. They have four rookies in their regular rotation, including their starting point guard, and were expected to have a defense among the leagues worst. 11 games in, they are far from a top-ti…
Speed against power. Cutting edge meets tradition. Flashy versus methodical. New versus old. West Coast faces the Deep South. Visor takes on a polo.
About a year ago, the Florida Marlins rebranded themselves. They moved into a brand new $640 million ball park in Miami, changed their name to the Miami Marlins, designed a new logo and spent $190 million in free agency.
I avoid talking about football games in the month of January and the Oregon Ducks in the same sentence. To predict the future is to jinx it. When people ask me for an opinion on where the Ducks will play in the postseason I usually answer, but I look for the nearest wood product and knock on it.
Earlier this week, when the second BCS rankings came out, the Ducks dropped from third to fourth. This sent Duck fans into a frenzy. How could they make the title game now? They’re fourth! And Notre Dame is closing in on them. Voters surely are playing favorites with the SEC, right?
The hoopla is over. The islander quarterback is in fact a human being. His five interceptions the past four games prove his mortality. Yet, despite Kilimanjaro-sized expectations coming into his premier season, Marcus Mariota has weathered the storm of the first half of his first college foo…
The Ducks came in third in the first batch of BCS Standings because the computers hate Chip Kelly.
Being a student sports journalist in college is tough. And no, it isn’t because of the way we are belittled by media relations folk or scoffed at by our peers for thinking we could make a career out of what we are doing. The difficulty is not in the meager pay – believe me, “meager” is a gen…
Over the last two decades MLB has been struggling to stay relevant. With the spotlight on football and basketball, baseball has been pushed into the dark. The historic allure is lost on today’s youth, and the idea of refusing to reference instant replay to make sure every call is correct is …
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 time…
SEATTLE — Where to even begin with this one.
Six feet, three inches, packing 190 pounds and a 40-yard dash time of 4.5 seconds. That is the archetype for a traditional go-to receiver in college football. But if we know anything about Oregon’s offense, it’s that the Ducks are nowhere close to traditional.
The word came in a press release Monday afternoon: When Washington travels to Oregon for their Oct. 6 meeting, kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. It will be the Ducks’ third-straight night game, and it has ruffled feathers of players and coaches within the program.
Stats. They are the proof in sports. Much like DNA evidence or eyewitness testimony in a courtroom, stats are the substantiation for almost everything in college football. And in the stat book so far, the men in varying shades of green and yellow have impressed this season.
The Pac-12 is a weird, weird conference.
Tyrann Mathieu, Cliff Harris, Michael Dyer, Jeremiah Masoli, Greg Reid. What do all these familiar names have in common? At one point they were all college football superstars on some of the nation’s premier teams. But sadly, the similarity that has come to define them is that they have all …
With the news coming out this week that both John Boyett and Carson York are done for the season, Oregon’s game Saturday against Tennessee Tech takes on a slightly more important tone.
At approximately 11 a.m. this morning, I caved. After years of denial, dismissal and stubborn refusal, I stopped fighting what I thought was the good fight and picked up the controller.
As I started getting psyched up for a return to the first few rows of section 7 to root on my Ducks against the next round of underwhelming competition, one thought hit the corner of my brain.
Ducks football took the first step to winning a fourth consecutive conference title with a victory over Arkansas State on Saturday. Not only did this game officially start the 2012 campaign on a positive note, it gave starved fans and students alike their first look at meaningful football si…
Beginning this fall, Kain Colter will be the starting quarterback for Northwestern University, taking over for multiyear star Dan Persa. It’s fair to say that both college football and Northwestern fans alike look forward to using him in the latest iteration of Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football…
Through the rain and shine and early-morning wake up calls, they prevailed. Over the past two weeks at the U.S. Olympic Trials, a group of talented individuals came together, put their best efforts on the line and formed an elite team on a worldwide stage.
When returning Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper crossed the finish line of the women’s 100-meter hurdles, she probably thought it was her moment. Her blazing time of 12.73 seconds made her, once again, the fastest female hurdler in America. She should be the face of women’s 100-meter hurdles.
For the women in the Oregon track and field program, fate has appeared to get a bit crueler in each of the past three seasons.
It hit me in the eighth inning of Oregon’s 8-1 regional clinching victory over Austin Peay last Sunday.
On Tuesday morning word broke that the newest season of “Hard Knocks”@@http://www.hbo.com/hard-knocks/[email protected]@ would be focusing on the Miami Dolphins for the 2012 season. The show is a production of HBO that follows National Football League squads preparing for the upcoming year.
The other day, I clicked “unfollow” on @BleedCubbieBlue, a Twitter account that had occupied precious space on my timeline for longer that I cared to remember.
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Sophomore Jimmie Sherfy (30), who closed out the game pitching for the Oregon Ducks, points to the sky in celebration after the Ducks slip by with a 2- 1 win over the Portland Pilots. (Nate Barrett/Oregon Daily Emerald)
If you’re not like me, and haven’t watched literally every minute of the NBA playoffs — down to the last “Men at Work” promo — then perhaps you haven’t seen the latest installment of the league-endorsed “Big” campaign featuring the San Antonio Spurs. @@http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9H-RadR…
If you went to ESPN.com a few days ago and looked at the top links shared on Facebook, one story stood out.
There’s nothing quite like the NHL playoffs.
What a spring it’s turned out to be for Oregon athletics.