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Oregon football looks for new motivation without bowl eligibility

Without bowl game eligibility as a possibility for Oregon after its 52-27 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, the Ducks are forced to find a new form of motivation going forward. Offensive linemen Cameron Hunt says, now that there is no potential bowl game to look forward to, the …

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Oregon football preps for Christian McCaffrey and the Stanford Cardinal

Oregon football looks to bounce back from its 45-20 loss to USC and prepare for running back Christian McCaffrey and the rest of the Stanford Cardinal this Saturday. Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke said that practice has been “good” this week, similar to his sentiments most every week. This week, however, …

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Juwaan Williams: An unnoticed playmaker and invaluable leader

Every fan notices when a star player scores a touchdown or makes an interception, but for every game-changing play, there are 11 players on the field that work together to make it happen. When Charles Nelson returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in Oregon’s game against Washington State, …

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Charles Nelson ‘not at all’ satisfied with his progression so far this season

Charles Nelson has been one of the highlights of the Oregon football roster since he first joined the team in 2014, but with his more centralized role on offense this season, he hasn’t made all the significant strides many expected. Last season, he made a transition to the secondary to …

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Injuries sideline Royce Freeman’s Heisman hopes

Entering his junior year, Royce Freeman was expected to be one of the best running backs in the country. On June 7, his odds to win the Heisman Trophy this year stood at 20/1, according to oddsharkcom. Those aren’t the best odds, but they were his most favorable all season. …

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Practice Report: Ducks must make Luke Falk hold the football to stop WSU pass attack

Thursday’s Oregon football practice was routine as usual, except for one thing: a bull corralled just outside of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. The bull is being held for the Professional Bull Riders event at Matthew Knight Arena this weekend. Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich commented that he would have taken a …

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Oregon comes up one play short from 16-point deficit against Colorado

It looked as though it could be a comeback to remember, but ended as one of Oregon football’s most discouraging Pac-12 openers. After overcoming a 23-7 deficit to lead 38-33 late in the third quarter, Oregon ultimately lost to Colorado 41-38 at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. In a season filled …

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Always a hopeful, never a finalist; is this the year for Freeman?

Oregon running back Royce Freeman has been one the most consistent players on the Ducks’ team since he first stepped foot on Rich Brooks Field as a freshman in late August 2014. In that game against South Dakota, Freeman rushed for a modest 75 yards on ten carries behind Byron …

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Oregon beats Virginia, but doesn’t ‘slam the door shut’

No. 24-ranked Oregon defeated Virginia 44-26 in front of a not-quite-sold-out Autzen Stadium crowd on Saturday night. A win is a win. But tonight’s 44-26 win over Virginia, as well as Oregon’s win against UC Davis, have been different. In recent seasons, Oregon has been known to trounce its preseason opponents. …

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Former Ducks continue to fly in the NFL

Over the past few years, Oregon has produced some of the top prospects in the National Football League. Just last year, two Ducks were selected in the NFL draft, but that is just the beginning of a long list of Ducks who have made NFL rosters. A veteran running back …

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Helfrich looking to see how players ‘react’ against UC Davis on Saturday

As the opening kickoff of the 2016 Oregon football season draws closer, fans, coaches and players are becoming more and more anxious to get going. As quarterback coach David Yost mentioned earlier this week, the upcoming game against UC Davis is going to be “like Christmas morning.” For head coach …

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There’s ‘not much more’ for Devon Allen to do in collegiate track and field

Although wide receiver Devon Allen went to the Olympics to represent the United States, NBC’s television coverage showed him, more often than not, as a University of Oregon representative. Whenever Allen was spotlighted throughout the coverage, much of the talk centered around his role on the Oregon football team, as …

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Oregon men’s basketball adds son of NBA All-Star, football looks for ‘consistency’ at quarterback

-The Oregon men’s basketball team added Phil Richmond to the team’s official roster on Monday. Richmond, son of former NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond who played for current Oregon head coach Dana Altman at Kansas State, is a 6-foot-4 guard from Calabasas, California. He worked as a student manger for the …

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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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Roundtable: Insights and predictions as Oregon prepares to face Michigan State

Saturday marks the finale to a home-and-home series between no. 7 Oregon and no. 5 Michigan State. Last year, thanks to 28 unanswered points from the Ducks, Oregon rallied past the Spartans 46-27. The win catapulted the Ducks into the College Football Playoff conversation. This time , the same circumstances …

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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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Take a knee: Former Oregon wide receiver Daryle Hawkins talks about his future

Former Oregon football players Josh Huff, De’Anthony Thomas and Terrance Mitchell appear to be locks for a future in the NFL. However, at the team’s annual Pro Timing Day Thursday afternoon, there were players participating with bleak NFL futures. One of those players was former Oregon wide receiver Daryle Hawkins. …

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Emerald Quick Hits: ESPN ranks Oregon football No. 2 in nation in pre-spring projection

– Oregon football has the highest likelihood of finishing 11-1 or better — 69 percent — than all other teams in the nation, according to pre-spring models and numbers by ESPN.com. The model, which takes into account the team’s likelihood of contending for one of the four spots in the college …

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Emerald Quick Hits: The Oregon women’s basketball season comes to an end

– The Oregon women’s basketball season came to a close last night as the Ducks fell in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament 107-100 to Washington State. Jillian Alleyne led the Ducks with 28 points and 21 rebounds. Despite Alleyne’s strong performance, Oregon couldn’t control Washington State’s Tia Presley …

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Oregon football lands offensive line recruit Zach Okun

Oregon football has landed their first 2015 recruit Tuesday, junior offensive lineman Zach Okun, after he verbally committed during an unofficial visit. I've officially committed to The University of Oregon!!! #GoDucks #QuackAttack pic.twitter.com/ocUr010Rut — Zach Okun (@_ZO75) March 4, 2014 In an interview with 247Sports, Okun said he’s “done with …

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Emerald sports quotes of the week: Oregon’s Jack Kruger calls Matt Krook ‘an adventure’ to catch

Every Sunday, The Emerald sports staff will collect their favorite quotes from the previous seven days. Athletes, coaches, media or anybody with a quote pertaining to Oregon sports can be included. Below are The Emerald’s favorites from the week of Feb. 24-March 2. Baseball “We’re the 2014 Ducks. We’re going …

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Don Pellum officially named Oregon’s defensive coordinator

Former Oregon linebackers’ coach Don Pellum was officially announced as the Ducks’ next defensive coordinator on Tuesday morning. Pellum takes over for the Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 years with the program. “This is a challenge I welcome with open arms,” Pellum told GoDucks.com. “I have been fortunate to …

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Sources tell Oregonian that Don Pellum will be Oregon’s next defensive coordinator

Former Oregon linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator Don Pellum will succeed Nick Aliotti as Oregon’s defensive coordinator next season, multiple sources told the Oregonian on Saturday. Pellum’s promotion has not been made official by the school and the university is not expected to announce the move until after the weekend, …

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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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Oregon football releases 2014 schedule

The Oregon football team released its 2014 schedule on Wednesday. The season opens up when the Ducks face South Dakota on Aug. 30. “We are fortunate to provide one of the strongest schedules in the country,” Athletic Director Rob Mullens said in a press release. “With the Rose Bowl Champion Michigan …

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GameDay: Aliotti’s retirement creates another change for the Ducks

An hour before he was about to address the media for the first time in San Antonio, defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti had a big announcement to make. The man who was been with the program for 24 years and held the position as defensive coordinator for 17, revealed that the …

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