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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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Justin Herbert stays humble despite Heisman hype

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert never expected to be on Heisman Trophy watchlists. He never expected NFL scouts to be licking their lips at the chance of picking the local kid with the big head of hair and boyish smile in the NFL Draft. He never expected to …

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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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Marcus Mariota graces sixth Sports Illustrated cover, 12 recruits join Oregon Track & Field

–Sports Illustrated featured 2014 Heisman winner Marcus Mariota for the sixth time on its cover, the latest issue featuring “Marcus Mariota and his historic opening statement.” Mariota’s NFL debut earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week. The former Duck completed 13-of-16 passes with four touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating. –Twelve recruits joined …

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Marcus Mariota shines in NFL debut, sets multiple league and franchise records

– Former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looked everything like the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner in his NFL Debut Sunday. Mariota, who was drafted with the second overall pick by the Tennessee Titans in May, threw for 209 yards and four touchdown passes in a 42-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He became the …

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Video: 2015 Spring Football Game

The University of Oregon hosted the 2015 spring football game on May 2. Fans were let in for free if they brought three non-perishable food items to the game. A special video tribute was played at halftime for star quarterback Marcus Mariota who was in attendance. Attendance for the game …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon men's basketball, track and field win big

– Oregon men’s basketball used a scorching hot first half to bury the visiting UCLA Bruins 82-64 on Saturday. – The Ducks’ women’s basketball team forced overtime against Arizona, but fell just short of picking up a Pac-12 win 81-78. – Katelyn Loper welcomes change for the better with head …

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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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Countdown to the National Championship: How Oregon and Ohio State got here

If this season was a year ago, Oregon and Ohio State would have met in the Rose Bowl and in actuality, it would’ve served as an exhibition game. The road would’ve ended there regardless of the outcome. Now, in this new format, both teams have ended up in the first ever College …

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Countdown to the Rose Bowl: Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston

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 quarterbacks. Marcus Mariota vs. Jameis Winston. For everything …

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Mariota’s weekend in the Big Apple: Links and sounds from the DP Show and Late Show with David Letterman

Marcus Mariota has been a busy man lately. After being named the 80th Heisman Trophy winner on Saturday night, Mariota has since been the center of attention in New York City. From reenacting what it’s like calling a play from the line of scrimmage with Dan Patrick to doing a …

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Raw video: Byron Marshall didn't know Mariota was going to be on the Late Show

After being named the 80th Heisman trophy winner, Marcus Mariota has since appeared on the Dan Patrick Show and is set to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 11:30 p.m. PST. How many of his teammates knew? Not many. Among the many who didn’t know that …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Volleyball falls, Mariota rises to the spotlight

– Marcus Mariota had a memorable weekend, bringing home a plethora of awards including the Heisman trophy, becoming the first Duck to ever win the trophy. Check out the Emerald’s feature piece on Mariota here. – After dropping its Sweet 16 matchup to North Carolina, Oregon volleyball’s season has come to …

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Links: Marcus Mariota's awards haul culminates tonight at Heisman Trophy ceremony

By the third quarter of Oregon’s matchup with Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship, the discourse surrounding Marcus Mariota shifted. In the weeks that led up to a game that would affirm the Ducks a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff, the majority of the discussion about Mariota ended with …

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GameDay: Oregon's Top 10 Moments from 2014

10. Royce Freeman trucks Cal linebacker It’s only right to start this list with a boom, and that’s exactly what freshman running back Royce Freeman put on California linebacker Jake Kearney. At the point of contract Kearney was already in trouble while Freeman threw his arms as if saying “get off …

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Oregon's Mark Helfrich and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher discuss College Football Playoff

On the first day of 2015, the College Football Playoff will begin. The first of the two semifinal games is between No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State and will be held at the Rose Bowl. It will pit Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and FSU head coach Jimbo …

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Pac-12 championship: Oregon 'ready' for Playoff, Mariota seals Heisman

SANTA CLARA – It was a party at Levi’s Stadium, as Oregon was crowned Pac-12 champions following its 51-13 statement win against Arizona. Hugs were given. Tears were shed. Roses were carried in mouths. Confetti was blown. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa was being blasted in the locker room. Even …

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Marcus Mariota's five touchdowns lead way in Oregon's 51-13 rout of Arizona

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been …

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Pre-game Notes: Tyner, Grasu not to dress for Oregon in Pac-12 Championship

Despite being listed as the starting center in this week’s depth chart, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will not play in the Pac-12 Championship game against Arizona, according to CSN Northwest. In addition, running back Thomas Tyner will miss his third consecutive game.  Both Tyner and Grasu have not seen game-action since Oregon’s matchup with …

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By the numbers: Can Oregon overcome the odds to win Pac-12 title game?

A lot has been made of Oregon’s recent struggles against Arizona. As the two teams head into Levi’s Stadium tonight to face off in this year’s Pac-12 championship game, there are some statistics to keep in mind. While the Ducks are favored by 14.5 points according to the most recent line in …

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GameDay: Ducks shown 'proper way' to practice and it has become evident in their play

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to …

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GameDay Links: News and Analysis ahead of Pac-12 Championship game

The general discourse surrounding this week’s rematch between No. 2 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona has formed around the fact that the Ducks haven’t beat the Pac-12 South division winner since 2012. In their last two match-ups, the Ducks have averaged just 20 points per game and Arizona has mustered …

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GameDay: The history of Oregon-Arizona continues in a winner-take-all battle

The last time the Ducks were led by a Heisman trophy contending quarterback, ranked No. 2 in the nation and facing the Arizona Wildcats, they ended experiencing the worst possible outcome. Not only did Oregon suffer a loss on that fateful night in 2007, quarterback Dennis Dixon suffered a season-ending …

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GameDay: Oregon seeks redemption in Pac-12 title game

The stage is set for Oregon’s biggest game of the year. Pac-12 title? Yes. Bid to the inaugural College Football Playoffs? You bet. Regardless of whether or not the complexion of the rematch will be any different than the Oct. 2 meeting, which ended in a 31-24 result in favor of …

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GameDay: Here's how Oregon and Arizona stackup

It seems fitting to have the Pac-12 Championship game consist of No. 2 Oregon and No. 11 Arizona. Why? Well Oregon is statistically the best team in the conference and proved that this regular season. However, there is one blemish on a nearly undefeated season: The loss to the Arizona Wildcats. This game …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Pac-12 Championship on the horizon

As football held its first practice before the Pac-12 title game, the team answered questions about multiple off-field stories, including offensive coordinator Scott Frost’s possible interest in the Nebraska head coaching job and an update on center Hroniss Grasu’s ankle injury. Marcus Mariota and Royce Freeman received Pac-12 Player of …

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Oregon football: Five Ducks garner first-team All-Pac-12 honors

The Pac-12 conferenced honored five Oregon football players to the All-Conference first team on Tuesday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the players honored and became the first quarterback in conference history to be named to the Pac-12 first-team three times. Mariota was also honored as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the …

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Mariota, Freeman receive Pac-12 Player of the Year awards

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and his teammate running back Royce Freeman was named Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced today. Mariota has so far thrown for 3,470 yards and 36 touchdowns while committing just two interceptions. He leads the Pac-12 and the nation with …

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Emerald Quick Hits: Postseason play up next for Oregon fall sports

– After Arizona emerged as the Pac-12 south champion, Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich spoke with the media about having to break the team’s two-year skid against the Wildcats with a playoff bid and a conference championship on the line. – Oregon’s dominant Civil War victory proved that the team is …

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Mariota, Dargan headline year-end football awards

It could the first of many awards for Marcus Mariota. Mariota was voted Oregon’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player (Skeie’s Award), while senior safety Erick Dargan was selected as the Ducks’ Most Outstanding Defensive Player in the school’s annual football reception Sunday at Autzen Stadium. Senior wide receiver Keanon Lowe picked …

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