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Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon men’s basketball projected as No. 8 seed by ESPN, CBS, USA Today

– After UCLA ousted the Ducks in the second round of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday, the Ducks could be destined for an early date with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. CBS’ Jerry Palm, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and USA Today all project Oregon to be a No. 8 …

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Former Oregon football players compete with chip on their shoulders at pro day

The NFL Scouting Combine is the ultimate job interview. Unfortunately for former Oregon safety Avery Patterson, he didn’t receive an invite to the exclusive showing. @@name [email protected]@ “I actually was (surprised),” Patterson said following Oregon’s pro day. “Just being a two-year starter, a captain, and a leader on this Ducks team, …

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De’Anthony Thomas keeps ‘everything 100,’ runs unofficial 4.39 in 40-yard dash at Oregon’s pro day

Donning Nike socks with the “100” label emblazoned around the exterior, former Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas used the emblem and today as a way to signify his attitude and ability to numerous scouts at Oregon’s pro day. “The socks were my motivation today about the 4.5,” said Thomas, referring …

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Photos: Oregon Football — Oregon NFL hopefuls look to impress scouts at annual Pro Day

Oregon’s 2014 class of draft-eligible athletes look to impress the pros as Oregon football hosts NFL scouts at the Moshofsky Sports Center on Thursday, March 13. Former defensive lineman Taylor Hart, wide receiver Josh Huff, linebacker Boseko Lokombo, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and running back De’Anthony Thomas are among the players …

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Best Ducks sports tweets from Thursday, Jan. 9

Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd on tonight’s game versus California, the first home game of the season for the Ducks: @@name, handle, tweet [email protected]@ 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 …

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Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas to enter the NFL draft

Running back De’Anthony Thomas announced on Sunday, his 21st birthday, that he will pass up his senior season for the Ducks and enter the NFL draft. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Thomas said in a prepared statement. “I …

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Photos: Oregon football — 101 best images from the 2013 Ducks football season

From a 59-10 rout of the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville to a thrilling 45-24 win over the Huskies in Seattle, to a pair of heartbreaking upset losses on the road against the Cardinal in Palo Alto and the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson, the Emerald’s staff photographers were on hand for …

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Photos: Oregon football — Best of Ducks vs. Texas Longhorns Alamo Bowl game

Here are the Emerald’s top 10 images from Oregon’s 30-7 win over the Texas Longhorns in the 21st Alamo Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30. Click here to view the pre-game festivities photos. Click here to view the first half photo gallery. Click here to view the second half photo gallery.

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Photo countdown: 18 days to the Fiesta Bowl

It’s only 18 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the …

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Oregon football's top 10 moments of 2012

#10 — Will Murphy gets a touchdown A walk-on player from Albany, Ore., less than an hour away from Eugene, Will Murphy was a redshirt scout team member in 2008. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he played minimal meaningful minutes. But in 2012, Murphy amassed 181 yards on 19 grabs, …

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Oregon's rush attack returns to form in Civil War win

A week after being largely stymied against Stanford, Oregon’s talented backfield returned to form against their in-state rivals in a 48-24 win, the fifth straight Civil War win for the Ducks. Both Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas surpassed the century mark on the ground and quarterback Marcus Mariota carried the …

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Despite muddied postseason view, Oregon football lights up national award lists

After an Oregon home loss to Stanford showcased a less-than-stellar offense, Oregon standouts Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner, both on Heisman watchlists at one point, have dropped in national hype. However, many players, including Barner and Mariota, are still in the running for national accolades and awards. Doak Walker Award …

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Back to Earth: Overtime loss to Stanford punctures Oregon’s invulnerability

The Eugene rain stopped just before kickoff. That in itself was improbable, given the 90 percent chance forecasted earlier in the week. Then again, it never rains at Autzen Stadium. As the skies cleared up, and the lights and cameras turned on, everything seemed perfect — ESPN’s College GameDay crew …

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Social Media Roundup: Storm LA edition

Oregon’s marketing team is making a big push today promoting the Ducks’ showdown with USC tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Los Angeles. A video unveiling the jerseys De’Anthony Thomas and the rest of his teammates will wear is creating buzz right now. USC is answering Oregon’s Storm LA push with …

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De'Anthony Thomas returns to form with explosive punt return

Darragh O’Neill’[email protected]@http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/_/id/513748/[email protected]@ punt bounced somewhere around the Ducks’ 40-yard line and continued to bounce toward the Ducks’ endzone before De’Anthony Thomas picked it up and continued to run in every direction except forward, scurrying left, right and backward and confusing not only the 11 Buffaloes trying to stop him but …

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Oregon gets everyone involved in victory over Colorado

No. 4 Oregon did exactly what they were expected to do on Saturday afternoon against the University of Colorado Buffaloes

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Video: Kenjon Barner on Heisman hopes, De'Anthony Thomas and ballet

Kenjon Barner talks about his Heisman hopes, De’Anthony Thomas’@@[email protected]@ attitude and adding yoga and ballet to his routine.

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Oregon Ducks defeat Arizona State Thursday night 43-21

If Thursday’s matchup between Oregon and Arizona State was supposed to be a test for the two Pac-12 division leaders, the country is going to think the Ducks cheated. Running back Kenjon Barner and quarterback Marcus Mariota combined for 278 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, as No. 2 …

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Long: Mariota will see more success than Darron Thomas

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 football season — and …

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Seven different Ducks reach the endzone in 52-21 blowout

The words “most complete performance” were thrown around on more than one occasion during post-game interviews after the Ducks 52-21 demolition of Washington and it’s easy to see why. After sluggish starts the last two weeks — albeit in two games that finished as lopsided Duck victories — Oregon dominated for 60 minutes on Saturday, scoring 35 points in the first half.

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No. 2 Oregon throttles No. 23 Washington 52-21

Another home matchup with a top-25 opponent, another blowout. At least Ducks fans got home at a reasonable hour.

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Rosenthal: All things considered, Ducks pass first road test

At the end of the day the Ducks are 5-0 no matter how you slice it. There are things to smooth out for sure, but in the end it’s pretty simple: the Ducks’ goal every time they step onto the field is to win.

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No. 2 Oregon surges in the second half to dump Washington State

For the second time in two weeks, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks overcame an iffy first half with an explosive second to stay undefeated, knocking off the Washington State Cougars 51-26 Saturday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

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Ducks football's second-half domination blows a close game wide open

For the better part of thirty minutes, Oregon and Washington State traded blows with Oregon clinging to a 23-19 lead. Then, almost without warning, Dion Jordan, Michael Clay and Wade Keliikipi came up with sacks on three consecutive plays forcing a fourth and 38 on the Cougars’ final offensive play of the half.

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Running back Thomas Tyner would add depth to a competitive backfield

Thomas Tyner, the five-star speedster out of Aloha High School in Beaverton, Ore., has had Oregon fans drooling ever since he verbally committed to Oregon on November 19, 2011.

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2011 football recruiting class making a difference already

A dynasty. It’s what every head coaches hopes to build. Victories are nice, but a tradition of winning, an expectation of excellence is what the men with the playbooks strive for.

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Long: Ducks diversify the passing game, for the better

Opponents of the Ducks are used to having to ask themselves who the ball is going to. Now they have to wonder — who isn’t it going to?

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Out of the stable: Colt Lyerla emerges as Ducks' new rushing threat

Sitting in front of the media in a black sleeveless shirt Saturday night, Colt Lyerla smiled like a free man. And, in a way, he was. All year long, the Ducks’ 6-foot-5 sophomore tight end has been locked away from the media, either in self-exile or as punishment for missing …

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Photos: Oregon Football— Ducks shutout Wildcats 49 – 0

The No. 3 Oregon Ducks put on quite show Saturday night, shutting out the No. 20 Arizona Wildcats 49 – 0 and racking up four interceptions. The Ducks offense finished with 228 rushing yards with 267 receiving yard. The Ducks shutout a conference opponent for the first time since 2003.

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