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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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Q&A: Pac-12 Analyst Yogi Roth not worried about Oregon, still confident Pac-12 champion will make Playoff

Since its 31-28 loss to No. 2 Michigan State two weeks ago, No. 13 Oregon has continued to drop in the polls. The Ducks, who recently dropped to their lowest ranking since 2011 in the AP Poll, have a chance to move back up with a matchup against No. 18 Utah on …

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National Championship: Darren Carrington’s suspension leaves Oregon with limited options, not nothing

DALLAS, Texas – The mood surrounding Darren Carrington’s suspension after testing positive for marijuana in an NCAA ran drug test two days before the inaugural College Football Playoff title game was as expected. Teammates and coaches of Oregon were both understandably disappointed that their standout redshirt freshman wideout won’t be joining …

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UPDATE: Oregon's Darren Carrington suspended for National Championship game, unsuccessfully appeals suspension

Per Aaron Fentress of CSNNW, Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington has been suspended for Monday’s National Championship game against Ohio State after failing an NCAA administered drug test. Carrington did not make the trip to Texas. Carrington tested positive for marijuana according to sources. The Ducks arrived to Dallas this evening. …

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Countdown to the Rose Bowl: How Oregon and Florida State's wide receivers stack up

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 wide receivers, with thoughts on Florida State from Perry …

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Rose Bowl Q&A: Florida State's Rashad Greene weighs in on Oregon's defense, Marcus Mariota and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu's injury

Anaheim, Calif – Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene sat back in a director’s chair with the sunny Disneyland skyline behind him. He was answering a floury of questions with a smile on his face. However, when he was asked about Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Greene, a fellow senior, …

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Rose Bowl: Florida State preparing for Marcus Mariota, a 'tough job'

ANAHEIM – Richard Chinen, the President of the Rose Bowl executive committee, stood at the podium on Saturday afternoon and presented the theme for the 101st Rose Bowl. Sticking out with his bright red blazer, Chinen told all those on hand at Disneyland California Adventure that this game, and the …

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Rose Bowl: Oregon football enjoys day of festivities at Disneyland

ANAHEIM – Predicated on the foundation of winning each day that its faced with, the Oregon football team has taken a path back to southern California for the 2015 Rose Bowl – the Ducks’ first appearance since 2012 and the first for Mark Helfrich as the team’s head coach. As Pac-12 Champions, Oregon …

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Practice recap: Oregon quickly moves forward from Ifo Ekpre-Olomu injury

The Oregon football team has moved on. Not because they aren’t feeling the impact of losing All-American cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu to a season ending knee injury, but because they had no other choice. “I will confirm that he won’t participate in the Playoff, which is very unfortunate for him,” Mark …

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GameDay: Oregon defense arriving right on time

Levi’s Stadium was host to Oregon’s best defensive game of the year as they were crowned Pac-12 champions following their 51-13 rout of Arizona. The crowd saw it. Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum saw it. Anyone who had previously questioned the capabilities of the Oregon defense saw it. Whether or …

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No. 2 Oregon to face No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl

Oregon is heading to the College Football Playoff. The College Football Playoff committee announced that the No. 2 Ducks will play against No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles were the only team in the top-four that finished undefeated. Florida State finished 29th in points (34.8) and …

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TCU jumps to No. 3 in penultimate College Football Playoff Rankings

TCU moved into the top four and jumped Florida State in the penultimate College Football Playoff Rankings. Alabama and Oregon kept the top two spots, while TCU replaced Mississippi State following the Bulldogs’ loss to Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. The Horned Frogs also jumped past undefeated Florida State in the …

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Oregon remains at No. 2 in latest installment of College Football Playoff rankings

Following its 44-10 win over Colorado, Oregon remained at No. 2 in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings. Elsewhere, Alabama (1), Florida State (3) and Mississippi St. (4) remained in its respective positions that would place them in the College Football Playoff had the season ended today. …

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Gameday: Jake Fisher proves his worth, has offensive line “clicking”

As the temperature rose to 80 degrees in Pasadena, California last Saturday, just prior to kickoff against UCLA, the Ducks’ offensive line was finally hearing good news. Senior left tackle Jake Fisher, one of the focal points of the the unit as the season was beginning, would be assuming his position …

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Gameday: About last Saturday, and what’s it mean going forward

@@may be changed with [email protected]@ You may’ve heard, last weekend got a little crazy. What started with Oregon plain and simply getting outplayed by a then unranked Arizona team, paved the way for arguably the most wild, action-packed weekend of college football, ever. When it was over, five of the …

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