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Oregon seniors reflect on careers before final collegiate football game

PHOENIX — Oregon head coach Chip Kelly hates looking ahead. Or behind. Or at anything other than the team’s next opponent, Kansas State. But for some of Oregon’s best players, their next opponent is their last. Offensive lineman Ryan Clanton took a winding path to Oregon that led him from …

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Countdown to the Fiesta Bowl: Grading Oregon’s, Kansas State’s offensive lines

In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon — The Ducks’ offensive line was one of the team’s most bruised and …

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Photo countdown: 17 days to the Fiesta Bowl

It’s only 17 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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Kenjon Barner named FWAA All-American

Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was named to the Football Writers Association of America All-America team. Barner was a finalist for the Doak Walker award and was named to four of the five All-America teams used by the NCAA to determine consensus All-Americans. Barner is the fifth Duck to be …

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Walks: Oregon tries to write fairy-tale ending before the credits roll

For a sport that carries such enormous weight here at Oregon, football season always seems regrettably short. Thirteen games — 14 if you’re lucky — simply doesn’t feel like enough in one year. Maybe this will change in 2014 when the angels sing and trumpets sound, and the NCAA institutes …

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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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Video: Kenjon Barner talks about his hand and Stanford

Kenjon Barner talks about Stanford’s defense, his hand and Oregon’s tempo.

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Zone Read AM: Players react to game ball shenanigans

After the Ducks beat USC in a 62-51 shootout victory, it didn’t take long for the most talked about game of the season to fall right back into the center of attention.

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Video: Chip Kelly on Kenjon Barner this year

Chip Kelly, Oregon Head Football Coach, talks Kenjon Barner’s contributions this year.

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Video: Gary Campbell on Kenjon Barner's physical running game

Gary Campbell discusses his choice of running backs for the USC game and how LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner are different.

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Video: Chip Kelly on Kenjon Barner, Cal and LaMichael James

Chip Kelly talks about Kenjon Barner’s amazing game, focusing on the win and having LaMichael James on the sideline.

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Kenjon Barner's historic night caps Oregon's barn-burning win over USC

Kenjon Barner had barely left the locker room when the cameras caught sight of his mohawk. Media surged around him, hot lights from the cameras drawing fresh beads of sweat on his brow. Barner took a step back from the glare and hit the concrete wall behind him. For the …

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Social Media Roundup: Oregon defeats USC

Oregon scored a staggering amount of points last night at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles against a talented USC team. Here’s how social media reacted: Look in the background of this pic @kbdeuce4 twitter.com/Ky1eLong/statu… — Kyle (@Ky1eLong) November 4, 2012 @ky1elong shut up lol — Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) November 4, …

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Video: Mark Helfrich on Kenjon Barner and Oregon's "little guys"

Mark Helfrich talks about Kenjon Barner and how Oregon’s “little” running backs have made up for size in speed and toughness.

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Bryan Bennett, Oregon's reserves proving their worth in the second half

When the most dramatic storyline during the course of a football game is whether or not the third-stringer will attempt a pass, chances are the scoreboard is going to be lopsided. From the opening kickoff, Oregon left little doubt they were the more talented team. Over the course of the …

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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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No. 4 Oregon football smashes records, Colorado in 70-14 win

In the end, there were no surprises — no upsets, no letdowns and certainly no hope for the Buffaloes. No. 4 Oregon bruised, battered and broke Colorado 70-14 Saturday at Autzen Stadium, running over one of the country’s most generous defenses to the tune of 617 total yards and 30 …

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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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In case you missed it: Matt Knight Madness

Volleyball sets the pace. Those who came to Matt Knight Arena for the previews weren’t disappointed, as Oregon’s volleyball team swept Washington State 25-20, 25-21, 25-12 to move to 15-1 on the year. @@http://www.addictedtoquack.com/2012/10/13/3497528/[email protected]@The win came on the heels of Oregon’s first loss of the year, a thrilling 3-2 loss …

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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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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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Zone Read AM: Arsalan Kazemi transfers to Oregon, Lauren Plum takes conference honors and Bill Musgrave's big weekend

Former Rice forward Arsalan Kazemi, the first Iranian-born college basketball player, will attend classes Monday at the University after transferring to Oregon, joining the team to lift weights as well. His eligibility at Oregon rides on a hardship waiver he will file in order to play immediately this year. Sources …

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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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A builder of men: Running backs coach Gary Campbell embodies Oregon

He is the epitome of Oregon football — longevity, success, style and class. Running backs coach Gary Campbell has been mentoring tailbacks for the Oregon Ducks for 30 years now, making him the longest-tenured coach in program history, as well as the longest-tenured current coach in all the Football Bowl …

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Why Arizona will beat Oregon

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on how Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Zack Rosenblatt, the sports editor at Arizona’s Daily Wildcat.** In 2009, I was a freshman at Arizona. I was in Arizona Stadium when …

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