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Oregon football ranked 24th in AP top-25 preseason poll

The Oregon Ducks football team will begin the season inside the AP top-25 poll at No. 24. This is the 10th time in the last 11 years that Oregon is ranked in the preseason top-25. Oregon is the fourth-ranked Pac-12 school, behind No. 6 Washington, No. 13 Stanford and No. …

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National Championship: Oregon’s offense loses its rhythm, suffers 42-20 loss to Ohio State

ARLINGTON, Texas – Less than three minutes into the game, it already looked like the previous nine that had come before it. The Ducks won the toss, elected to receive and methodically marched down the field with ease. In 2:39, Oregon ran 10 plays and traveled 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead. …

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Oregon misses its shot at College Football Playoff title trophy

ARLINGTON, Texas – The mood in the Oregon locker room following its 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game was understandable. Hugs were given, tears were shed, final words were exchanged as the team struggled to fully acknowledge what had just transpired at AT&T …

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Rapid reaction: Ohio State pushes Oregon, wins 42-20 to take national championship

It looked like any other game that had come before it instantly. Oregon won the toss, elected to receive and marched down the field with ease. In 2:39, Oregon ran 10 plays and traveled 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead. However, a couple of uncharacteristic dropped passes and a long …

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Social media reacts to National Championship game, Oregon's loss

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Mark Helfrich was on Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets

University of Oregon football head coach Mark Helfrich appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s Football Mean Tweets, among other football personalities.

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Rapid Reaction: Ohio State runs wild, takes 21-10 lead into halftime

It looked like any other game that had come before it instantly. Oregon won the toss, elected to receive and marched down the field with ease. In 2:39, Oregon ran 10 plays and traveled 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead. However, a couple of uncharacteristic dropped passes, as well …

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National Championship: Oregon vs. Ohio State (Live Updates)

ARLINGTON, Texas – Oregon (white) and Ohio State (red) have taken the field and this highly anticipated College Football Playoff final is set to begin. The Ducks are looking for their first national championship in program history, while Ohio State would win its seventh with a win tonight. Look here to …

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Pregame notes: Oregon and Ohio State clash in inaugural College Football Playoff final

ARLINGTON, Texas – We’re finally at a point in the season where a victor will be crowned. It’s the first year of the College Football Playoff, and either Oregon or Ohio State are set to become the first national champion that had to play 15 games to get there. The date – Jan. …

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The 'Helfrich way': A mark defined by commitment and culture

DALLAS, Texas – Taking a seat at the Paramount Studios for the Pac-12 Media Days in late July, Mark Helfrich suddenly met a swarm of reporters encircling him. For the better part of an hour, he was pressed with a variety of questions as cameras and audio recorders overwhelmed the …

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National Championship Roundtable: Predictions & analysis ahead of CFP Final

It’s game day and finally, a national champion in college football will be crowned. With that, Sports Editor Justin Wise and Associate Sports Editors Joseph Hoyt and Hayden Kim breakdown the game between Oregon and Ohio State, offering insights and predictions.  How much of an impact will the loss of …

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Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State’s running backs stack up

In the days leading up to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Ohio State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 12 in Dallas. Today, we’ll look at each team’s running backs. Oregon If …

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1939 to 2015: Oregon and Ohio State meet with a championship on the line again

DALLAS, Texas – Terry Frei knew that it was a possibility, however the likelihood appeared slim. After all, Ohio State barely snuck into the inaugural College Football Playoff and was facing No. 1 ranked Alabama. Oregon’s chances to move onto the final were more logical, and it’s 59-20 win over Florida State …

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National Championship: Dior Mathis – a look at Oregon's 'hype man'

DALLAS, Texas – Moments before a game starts, redshirt senior defensive back Dior Mathis will start to clap his hands. He’ll subsequently move into the center of a circle, surrounded by his teammates, and the rest of them will begin to clap in unison. Then, Mathis breaks from his regularly soft-spoken …

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Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen: 'I'm 20 years old. I'm young. I'll come back from rehab'

DALLAS, Texas – Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen was sitting at a table, wearing his white No. 5 jersey, at the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday morning. Ten days earlier, Allen was being rolled out of the Rose Bowl – he was injured on the opening kickoff against Florida State. …

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Ayele Forde suspended for failed drug test

Dallas, Texas – Mark Helfrich confirmed that backup running back Ayele Ford had failed an NCAA conducted drug test at Media Day. Just like Darren Carrington, Ford was recently suspended for violating NCAA policies regarding drug use and did not travel with the team to Texas. Helfrich did not however, disclose …

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National Championship: Urban Meyer speaks at Media Day

Wherever he’s been, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has won. He led Florida to multiple BCS National Championships and in his short tenure in Columbus, has lost just three games. He spoke Saturday during the National Championship Media Day about the Oregon defense, Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones’s efficiency and the transition of …

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Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State's wide receivers stack up

In the days leading up to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Ohio State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 12 in Dallas. Today, we’ll look at each team’s wide receivers. Oregon  Before …

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What to take away from Oregon and Ohio State's games against Michigan State

While there are many similarities and differences between Oregon and Ohio State, the only team who knows what it’s like to face the physicality and athleticism of the both the Ducks and Buckeyes this season, is the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans finished the season 11-2 overall, with their only …

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Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State's offensive lines stack up

In the days leading up to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Ohio State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 12 in Dallas. Today, we’ll look at each team’s offensive lines. Oregon Coming into …

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Rose Bowl: Oregon defense forces five turnovers, opens floodgates in doing so

PASADENA – With the score 18-13 when the third quarter began, Oregon and Florida Sate looked to be headed into the type of back-and-forth battle that its billing had hyped. The first half was defined by both teams responding to each connected punch. No matter what it was – the goal line stand …

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Video: Oregon players and fans celebrate after 59-20 Rose Bowl win over Florida State

Following Oregon’s 59-20 win over Florida State in the Rose Bowl – a game that sends the Ducks to the National Championship – players joined fans at the northern end zone to celebrate. Follow Joseph Hoyt on Twitter @JoeJHoyt    

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Rose Bowl: Darren Carrington just wanted to contribute; now he's dominating

PASADENA – It was the third week of August and Darren Carrington displayed the simple mentality he possessed. After redshirting his first season at Oregon, he wanted to be a part of something. He wanted to contribute. “Honestly, I’m not even just saying this, I’m just trying to be the best …

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Rapid Reaction: Behind concerted offensive attack, Oregon takes 18-13 lead into half

Oregon moves fast. That was clear before the game even began, but after a half of football against Florida State in the 101st Rose Bowl, it’s become magnified.  With scoring drives of 73, 75 and 88 yards while only taking 9:56 off the clock, the Ducks offense keyed an 18-13 lead …

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Rose Bowl: Making an impact, Helfrich and Fisher lead teams into College Football Playoff

Pasadena, Calif. – Former Texas head coach and ESPN college football analyst Mack Brown knows what it takes to be a successful head coach. He’s won 244 games, two outright Big 12 titles and one National Championship. In his year 15 years at Texas, he did something both Florida State’s …

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Rose Bowl links: The storylines to watch heading into Oregon vs. Florida State

Los Angeles, Calif. – It’s here. The buildup has led us to a point in which there are a multitude of storylines to watch out for when the two teams converge at the Rose Bowl at 2 p.m. Here’s a set of stories that Emerald reporters Justin Wise and Joseph …

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Rose Bowl Roundtable: Predictions leading up to Oregon-Florida State matchup

We’re just a day away from a game that hasn’t lacked any sort of hype or attention surrounding it. No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State are set to face off in the Rose Bowl Thursday for a chance to play in the National Championship. With that said, Sports Editor Justin …

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Countdown to the Rose Bowl: Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston

In the days leading up to the 2015 Rose Bowl, the Emerald will take a unit-by-unit look at Oregon and Florida State, determining which team has the edge going into the showdown on Jan. 1 in Pasadena. Today, we’ll look at each team’s quarterbacks. Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston. For everything …

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