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Oregon football jumps to 19 in rankings following loss to Stanford

The now No. 19 Oregon football (3-1) team jumped one spot in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll following the 38-31 overtime loss to No. 7 Stanford. Oregon led by as many as 17 at one point, but the Cardinal were able to battle back and tie the game as regulation …

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Photos: Up early for ESPN College GameDay

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Oregon offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo reflects on SJSU game

After a less than stellar performance against San José State, No. 20 Oregon football returned to practice looking to work out the kinks before its big game against No. 7 Stanford. With two turnovers and a couple drops against the Spartans, Oregon’s offense will have to play better to stay …

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Oregon football remains at No. 20 heading into Stanford matchup

The Oregon football team (3-0) will remain ranked No. 20 after its week three 35-22 win over unranked San José State. Although they won, the Ducks struggled to put away the Spartans, despite being heavily favored. Oregon will have a chance to jump up in the rankings if it wins …

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ESPN’s College GameDay returning to Eugene for next week’s top-25 matchup against Stanford

ESPN’s College GameDay, the popular national pregame show for college football, will take place on Oregon’s campus for the No. 20 Oregon Ducks (3-0) hosting No. 9 Stanford (3-0) on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. This will be the 10th time the GameDay crew has come to Eugene, the …

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No. 23 Oregon football defeats Portland State 62-14 with diverse offensive display

Most people knew the result before the game was played, but Oregon still needed to go out and dominate the game in order to feel good about the result. The No. 23-ranked Oregon football team defeated Portland State 62-14 Saturday, improving to 2-0 on the season. “I thought we did …

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Oregon’s offensive graduate-transfers show they can make impact in 2018

Football coaches can often equate the sport to war. Not always intentionally, it’s just lingo. There are ‘battles’ and even ‘blitzes.’ In week two against Portland State, one term applied to the Oregon offense: reinforcements. If Oregon’s week two 62-14 win against Portland State is any indication of what is …

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Redshirt-freshman CJ Verdell could be the next great Oregon running back

Since Oregon’s all-time leading rusher Royce Freeman played his last game for the Ducks on Nov. 25 against Oregon State, Oregon has been looking to match the production the third round pick by the Denver Broncos brought over four years. Senior Tony Brooks-James is the starter this year but will …

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Behind Herbert’s record breaking performance, Ducks’ offense soars over Bowling Green 58-24

Players and fans had been waiting since the Las Vegas Bowl loss to Boise State in December. Oregon football is finally back, and the Ducks gave their fans 58 reasons to cheer. Despite a few mishaps scattered throughout the game, Justin Herbert and Oregon’s offense unleashed on the Bowling Green …

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Oregon football vs. Bowling Green: Players to watch

Penei Sewell / Tackle / Oregon Early in fall camp, head coach Mario Cristobal named Sewell as someone he has noticed making a large impact. The 6-foot-6, 364-pound freshman works along the line, but has recently been with the first team at left tackle. Whether he gets the start or …

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With an influx of freshmen and transfers, the Ducks’ offensive line depth is a new strength for the 2018 season

Oregon’s 2015 offensive line recruiting class entered the program and quickly became inseparable. Calvin Throckmorton, Shane Lemieux, Jake Hanson and Brady Aiello continued to grow as they led the line their sophomore season, spending time with each other on and off the field. “We just move like a herd,” Throckmorton …

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Four Oregon football players named to award watch lists

Every year, numerous college football committees release watch lists for the awards they hand out at the conclusion of the college football season. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert was named to both the Maxwell Award list and the Davey O’Brien watch list. The Maxwell award is for Maxwell’s college football player …

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Inside Oregon football’s Fortnite addiction

An addiction is spreading throughout the Oregon football program. For hours most nights, dozens of players shut themselves away in their rooms, ignoring calls and texts from family, friends and significant others. Everyone affected says the same: Once introduced, it’s a tough habit to kick. “Started getting into it around …

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Oregon’s offensive line has evolved through experience to protect Justin Herbert

The Ducks entered the 2016 season with questions on the offensive line. The unit had two returning starters and planned to start three redshirt freshmen. Junior tackle Tyrell Crosby injured his foot and was lost for the season, tossing in another redshirt freshman into a starting role. Crosby’s injury meant Oregon had to …

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GameDay: Secondary Coach John Neal – The Godfather of the D-Boyz

After Oregon’s 31-24 loss to Arizona earlier this year, Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal leaned back comfortably in a chair on the third floor of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex and calmly answered questions. His collared shirt was popped, his hair was slicked back and his raspy, to-the-point voice answered, in detail, …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football gets three early enrollers

– Oregon football will have at least three newcomers in practice this spring, as two transfers and one freshmen enrolled at the University for winter term. Cornerback Dominique Harrison, linebacker Johnny Ragin and wide receiver Jalen Brown are the first early enrollments for Ducks football. Harrison is a transfer from …

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The Alamo Bowl brings in recruits for UO enrollment office

Airfare to San Antonio for University of Oregon enrollment personnel and administrators? Check. Green and yellow balloons? Check. Droves of prospective students clamoring for the opportunity to walk the same halls as athletes such as Joey Harrington, LaMichael James and De’Anthony Thomas? Not so much. Handfuls of high school students …

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For Ducks football, the road to Glendale is (mostly) paved in 'W's

While the road was supposed to travel all the way down to Miami for the title, Oregon still did work this year. The most likely destination is Glendale, Ariz., the site of the Fiesta Bowl, where the Ducks will look to put to rest haunting memories from the last time …

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Blrbs Week 5: Presidential debate, random drug testing and Duck football's defense

The final presidential debate is slotted to begin this evening, and all I can think of is what silly things Mitt Romney might say about the Middle East. What with Big Bird and “binders full of women,” combined with a lack of real clash between the major party candidates, I’m …

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Does success on the football field lead students to fail in the classroom?

Last year, UO professors of economics Glenn Waddell and Jason Lindo, along with graduate student Isaac Swensen, completed research into the affect of big time athletics success and academic achievement.

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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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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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Walks: Students still want their share of night games

To those unaffiliated with the program complaining about late games: shush. Crack a beer. Enjoy your day, and then enjoy your night with your favorite football team.

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Ducks run past Bulldogs in first half, face second half growing pains

For the second week in a row the Ducks jetted out to a big lead, leading 35-3 in the second quarter. Also, for the second week in a row, the Ducks left the door open for the opposition to fill up their stat books and put some points on the board.

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At Oregon’s Fan Day, Chip Kelly, Marcus Mariota speak for first time after QB decision

Head coach Chip Kelly addressed the media during Saturday’s Fan Day — the first time since Friday’s decision to give the starting quarterback job to redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota. Kelly praised both quarterbacks on making the decision so difficult, pointing out that even he didn’t know which way it would …

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Study finds GPAs of male students drop when football team wins

The more the Ducks win on the football field, the more male non-athlete students struggle in the classroom. Three University economists found that between 1999 and 2007, when the Ducks were winning, such students earned lower grades. And now with three consecutive Pac-12 titles and a Rose Bowl championship, male grades may not score so high.

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