Versatile Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Thomas announced the decision on Sunday via GoDucks.com, the school's athletic website.
''I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,'' he said in a prepared statement released by the school...
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January 06, 2014
The Oregon Ducks crowd always waited in anticipation when De’Anthony Thomas touched the ball.
Whether it was a kick return, hand-off, or pass reception, the results always had the potential to be electrifying.
Now De’Anthony Thomas is taking his game to the next level, announcing Sunday that he will forgo his final season of college football and enter the NFL draft. He ranks...
For folks who had doubts about Oregon football post-Chip Kelly, who wondered whether the reign of dominance was over, whether Mark Helfrich and the new staff had the stuff to succeed a legend, today's much-anticipated announcement is a ringing endorsement for the new regime.
Whatever doubts anyone may have about Duck football, Hroniss Grasu, Marcus Mariota and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu...
Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu says he is returning to Oregon for his senior season.
Ekpre-Olomu was the Ducks' second-leading tackler with 84 stops this past season. He also had three interceptions.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound California native announced his decision Monday on GoDucks.com, the school's athletic website.
''I should be able to finish my degree by next...
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January 06, 2014
From Mike Wines of Oregon Duck Soup and Youtube channel Madmike1951, three years of chills, thrills and "oh my!" from DeAnthony Thomas:
DAT leaves the Ducks with 5,071 career all-purpose yards and 46 career touchdowns, and 32 minutes of moments Duck fans will never forget:
Saying goodbye to the Bowl Championship Series era of college football means saying hello to the reasons Oregon played Texas in the Alamo Bowl on 12/30/13.
The troubling question is how did the 10-2 Ducks, #2 in the PAC-12, end up playing the 8-4 Texas Longhorns who finished #3 in the Big 12?
If you answer, "Arizona," you're not digging hard enough.
In the words of the immortal Groucho Marx, nepotism is all right as long as you keep it in the family.
With Nick Aliotti retiring Oregon has both a challenge and an opportunity in hiring the next defensive coordinator.
After Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Marcus Mariota and Hroniss Grasu elected to stay in school, the Ducks are ranked #3 or better in the preseason polls. They're a...
The Oregon Ducks suffered their first loss of the season against fellow top 25 member, number 20 Colorado. Despite this loss, they will still win the Pac-12 over the likes of top-ranked Arizona and teams like UCLA and Colorado. There are four reasons in particular—not dependent on the rest of the conference—why Oregon will win the Pac-12’s regular season.
According to a twitter from defensive tackle Courtney Garnett, he has received an offer from the Oregon Ducks.
by DSH contributor Eric Sloat
And so it is, 3 games in to the conference season, the Oregon Ducks are in a must win situation when they take on the Stanford Cardinal Sunday in Matthew Knight Arena. Win that one, their record sits even at 2-2 in conference play, and they can take a breath and set themselves up for the game against Oregon State in Corvallis next week...
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No. 5 Oregon Ducks
Entering 2013, it was hard to think of a more intriguing team than the Oregon Ducks. They were just about the only team we’ve seen in recent memory which entered with a returning All-American under center and true National Championship aspirations…coupled with a brand new head coach.
So how did the Ducks...
The Oregon Ducks announced on Tuesday that longtime assistant coach Don Pellum has been elevated to the position of defensive coordinator, replacing the retired Nick Aliotti. Pellum has been with Oregon for 23 years. A statement was issued by the Athletic Department based on Head Coach Mark Helfrich's announcement of Pellum's promotion.
Sliding is fun when you’re a child, but for a top Division I basketball team, slides are an anathema. The Oregon Ducks are on one crazy skating trip right now, losing their last three games after opening the season 13-0. With this losing streak, the Ducks have effectively clipped their own wings when it comes to winning the Pac-12’s regular season and shot down my claim that...
Between now and national signing day on Feb. 5, The Oregonian is profiling high school football players who are expected to sign with the Oregon Ducks.
Name: Justin Hollins
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Position: Defensive end
Weight: 205 pounds
High school: Martin High School
Duck fans should be excited because: Every week last fall, opponents of Martin High...
Oregon Ducks men’s basketball continues to struggle after losing their fourth game in a row.
It is hard to remember that just a few short weeks ago the Ducks were 13-0 and #10 in the country. Some—well, I did—even said they would win the Pac-12. That is still a possibility simply because they have not been mathematically eliminated yet. But at 1-4 and third to last in the...
They say that ducks can’t fly (well, some of them), but Duck-to-be Dwayne Benjamin would certainly argue with that. The current junior college star for Mt. San Jacinto and Oregon Ducks commit can jump with the best of them, and Friday against San Diego Mesa, he put his full talents on display. He threw down a variety of dunks, including a between-the-legs slam — yes, in a game:
In 2014 the Ducks will have one key element of a championship team that they haven't had in years: a stable, reliable, dependable kicker.
It's Matt Wogan's job, and he has the leg to kick a 60-yard field goal.
December 30th at the Alamo Bowl, he made his first three kicks. How long had it been since Oregon had three field goals in a game, or made a kick to win...
Oregon may not have been the place for one speedster, but it seems to be the destination for another.
Ten days after four-star recruit Budda Baker decommitted from Oregon, three-star athlete Charles Nelson has decided to join the Ducks.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete out of Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., verbally committed to the Ducks after completing his official...
There is no bigger supporter of the Oregon Ducks than Nike founder Phil Knight.After all, Knight has supplied the school with an exorbitant amount of money over the years, which is probably one of the main reasons why the Ducks are giving away bobbleheads made in Knight's likeness.Yes, fans who attend Saturday's game against USC are set to receive a complimentary figurine...
Nike has been preparing to shake things up again when it comes to college basketball uniforms, and this afternoon we just got a peak at what the company has up its sleeves. Nike has been working on new ‘Hyper Elite Dominance’ uniforms for a number of schools — Michigan State, Kentucky, Ohio State, Duke, Syracuse, North Carolina, and Oregon — and man do they look good.
This time of year all the headlines are about the new players and National Signing Day, but the reason the Ducks are among the contenders for the first FBS football playoff is because of the players who are coming back.
Byron Marshall rushed for over a thousand yards as a sophomore, ably stepping into the role of lead running back after Kenjon Barner graduated to the NFL. He...
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Letters received Wednesday and confirmed by Oregon's compliance office
Justin Hollins, LB, 6-5, 215, Arlington, Texas (Martin HS)
Tony James, RB, 5-10, 175, Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville HS)
Jalen Jelks, DL, 6-6, 253, Phoenix, Ariz. (Desert Vista HS)
The speedy Oregon Ducks just keep landing talented running backs.
Last year it was homegrown star Thomas Tyner. This year it's Royce Freeman out of Imperial, Calif., who also had offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and Stanford, but on Wednesday signed his letter of intent to play for Oregon.
Freeman ran for 2,824 yards and 41 touchdowns as a senior last season at...
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February 05, 2014
by DSH contributing writer Eric Sloat
Another National Signing Day has come and gone, across the country fans are caring more about stars than any astronomy major does during finals. It’s great when your team has a galaxy full of them, but it really isn’t as important as ESPN, Scout and Rivals all want people to think it is. It’s a hook that “experts” can use to grade...
The Oregon Ducks unveiled three new batting gloves for the 2014 college baseball season, each featuring a palm logo.