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Quick Hits: Football still without solution to offensive obstacles post-Herbert, soccer gets first Pac-12 win

— Oregon football lost to No. 23 Stanford this Saturday 49-7. Amid the Ducks’ unanticipated offensive redevelopment, the team continues to search for a solution after Justin Herbert’s injury. Oregon faces the fact that Braxton Burmeister may not be the Ducks saving grace under center just yet. — After losing its first five …

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Mark Helfrich looks forward to Cal, breaks down future of replays

After last Thursday’s 61-55 win over Arizona State in triple overtime, Mark Helfrich and the Ducks turn their attention to Cal. Helfrich spoke to the media on Sunday in his weekly Sunday teleconference. What stood out to you after watching the game on film? A couple huge plays on special …

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Oregon volleyball splits in Washington, football makes it 12 straight wins against Huskies

– At 3-3, Oregon needed a win to get its season back-on-track. And that’s exactly what they did. Oregon went into Washington and defeated the Huskies 26-20. The Emerald’s Kenny Jacoby wrote Oregon’s win over Washington is “only the beginning” of a season turnaround. Wide receiver Darren Carrington had a …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football gives free tickets to UCC staff and students

Oregon football (3-2) will face off against Washington State (2-2) this Saturday at Autzen Stadium. In light of the recent UCC shooting, the University of Oregon administration decided to give away free tickets to their students and staff. Here is the full story. Oregon’s Liz Brenner has reportedly joined local …

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Take a knee: Gary Campbell on using Royce Freeman and the fight for playing time

One thing became apparent by the end of Oregon’s 41-24 victory over Colorado last Saturday: this team wants to run the ball. With the quarterback situation in flux, the focus of the offense turned towards the running backs, giving sophomore starter Royce Freeman 27 carries against the Buffaloes. Freeman, who has racked …

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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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Practice recap: Don Pellum encouraged about tackling heading into Pac-12 opener

This Saturday, No. 13 Oregon (2-1) will open its Pac-12 season against No. 16 Utah (3-0) at home. Much of the attention will be on Vernon Adams Jr.’s health — if he plays — and the defense, which has been subject up until this point. After Wednesday’s practice, Adams vaguely said his finger …

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Video: Vernon Adams Jr.’s finger at 80-percent; starting quarterback not named

Vernon Adams Jr. addressed the health of his finger on Monday, saying it is at 80-percent, and that it still hurts. However, it is past the point of re-injury according to offensive coordinator Scott Frost. Frost concurs that Adams benefited from sitting out against Georgia State, allowing him to get …

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Video: Mark Helfrich talks practicing indoors, previews Georgia State

The biggest question entering Oregon’s game versus Georgia State is: Who will start at quarterback? No, this isn’t an article from the preseason when Vernon Adams Jr. was studying math and Jeff Lockie was playing with the team. Adams Jr. broke his finger against Eastern Washington, played through the pain …

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Video: Ducks move on after loss, Prepare for Georgia State

After losing to Michigan State, the Ducks look to rebound with Vernon Adams Jr. leading the way. Scott Frost and Adams took blame for the loss, and now are hoping to bounce back this week against Georgia State. Oregon plays Georgia State at Autzen Stadium Saturday.

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Kim: Oregon receives wake up call from Michigan State, experiences life without Mariota

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 …

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Video: Don Pellum’s defense focused on improving

Don Pellum and his defense need to step up in order to defeat No. 5 Michigan State on Saturday. Pellum expressed satisfaction with the team’s focus in practice this week, and said this was one of the best three practices of the season so far. Watch below.

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Video: Vernon Adams played “conservative” against EWU

Senior transfers Matt Hegarty and Vernon Adams spoke to the media for the first time on Monday, in preparation for Michigan State. Vernon Adams said he thought he played “conservative” against Eastern Washington, which begs the question: How will he improve and impress in game two? The Oregon Ducks play …

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Q&A: Pac-12 analyst and movie maker Yogi Roth previews Oregon football season

Pac-12 analyst Yogi Roth has had a hectic last couple of months leading up to the college football season. Roth, a best-selling author, former coach, traveler, and current football analyst for the Pac-12 Networks, recently premiered his documentary, “Life in a Walk,” in Portland. The documentary, which chronicles Yogi’s journey …

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VIDEO: Mark Helfrich and the Oregon Ducks prepared for Saturday’s season-opener

Head coach Mark Helfrich addressed the media on Tuesday regarding the Ducks’ preparation for their first game of the season against Eastern Washington University, Saturday. Coach Helfrich commends the defense for its energy and effort, and is confident Vernon Adams will play against his former team at a high level. Watch and listen below.

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VIDEO: Mark Helfrich explains why he chose Vernon Adams Jr. over Jeff Lockie at quarterback

Mark Helfrich explains why he chose Vernon Adams Jr. over Jeff Lockie for the starting quarterback position, and Royce Freeman expresses excitement for the first game of the 2015-2016 season. Follow Samuel Marshall on Twitter @samwow55

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Practice recap: Oregon and Vernon Adams prepare for Eastern Washington

Saturday was Oregon’s annual fan day. It was also the one week mark for the Ducks’ season opener against FCS opponent Eastern Washington. “We’re going to watch their film —  which we already have — and look at their schemes,” Mark Helfrich said. “Then, it’s all about us.” Since naming …

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Quick Hits: Oregon football nears end of fall camp; women’s basketball posts successful summer workouts

– The Oregon football team is nearing the end of fall camp. Don Pellum wants to see good defensive execution in the Ducks’ final scrimmage. – The Oregon women’s basketball team reportedly had their most successful session of summer workouts. Jonathan Hawthorne has the full story. – Scott Frost didn’t …

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Oregon pleased with first scrimmage, still working out week one kinks

With a couple weeks remaining before its season opener against Eastern Washington, Oregon certainly has room to grow. The players know that and the coaching staff has continually preached that. That doesn’t, however, mean they don’t like what they saw in week one. Oregon concluded their first full pads scrimmage, Tuesday, and according …

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Breaking: Vernon Adams Jr. passes math final and is officially a Duck

Last night, Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams Jr. took to Instagram to express his frustration about how much attention he was receiving on the results of one last math test. To clarify: Adams needed to pass Thursday’s exam to complete his graduation and receive admittance into the University of Oregon. …

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Q&A: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich addresses his team's offseason plans

Much of the news following the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship has revolved around the departures from the Oregon’s program. With Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead declaring for the NFL Draft, and three players announcing their decisions to transfer, the Ducks will have plenty of starting positions to address …

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Oregon's Stephen Amoako close to completing transfer to Illinois State

Per Matt Prehm of DuckTerritory, Oregon defensive back Stephen Amoako has decided to transfer and enroll at Illinois State. Currently, Amoako is listed as enrolled on Illinois State’s online registrar, while he is no longer listed on the University of Oregon registrar. Last spring, Oshay Dunmore, completed the transfer from Oregon to …

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Marcus Mariota enters NFL draft: Where does that leave Oregon?

To little surprise, three-year starter and Heisman winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota declared his entry into the 2015 NFL Draft Wednesday. Mariota has been projected to go has high as No. 1. Where does this leave the Ducks? Well, it leaves them with three options –Jeff Lockie (redshirt sophomore), Morgan Mahalak (freshman) and Travis …

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