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AP source: Oregon CB Ekpre-Olomu injures a knee

A person with knowledge of the injury says Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu hurt a knee in practice this week and his status for the Ducks' playoff game is uncertain. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the program does not discuss injuries. Ekpre-Olomu, a first-team All-America selection, was injured in practice on Tuesday. Yahoo...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why Oregon Is Going To Win The College Football Playoff

@TheOregonDuck You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who didn’t expect Oregon to be in the College Football Playoff at the beginning of the season. Now, after 12 regular season contests and a convincing win in the Pac-12 Championship Game, here we are. The Oregon Ducks very well could be the best team in college football, and if you need to pick a team to win the inaugural College...
Via College Spun
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Source: Ducks All-American Ekpre-Olomu out for season with knee injury

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, a consensus All-American cornerback for Oregon, sustained a significant knee injury Tuesday at practice and will miss the rest of the season, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday. The 5-10, 195-pound Ekpre-Olomu, a senior, was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, honoring the nation's top defensive back. He made 63 tackles, intercepted two passes and defended 11 more...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Out For Playoffs With Knee Injury

The have Ducks suffered a major blow to their secondary as Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a knee injury  in practice that is considered serious and will keep out for the rest of the season. Oregon senior Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, considered one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, suffered a knee injury in practice Tuesday, and his season is over. Comcast Sports Northwest reported the news...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Suffered A “Serious Knee Injury” During Practice, Out For Playoff

Arguably the best cornerback in college football reportedly suffered a serious knee injury on Tuesday, and he will miss the College Football Playoff. Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, a first-team All-American selection by the Associated Press, went down during practice with what is “believed to be a serious knee injury,” according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports. Sources: #Oregon...
Via College Spun
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon All-American Ekpre-Olomu suffers 'serious' knee injury

According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered "what is believed to be a serious knee injury in practice" on Tuesday. The Ducks are concerned Ekpre-Olomu tore his ACL, per the report. The senior was named a first-team All-American on Tuesday by FOX Sports and the Associated Press. Prior to the reported injury, Ekpre-Olomu was also a projected...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Concerns That Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Suffered A Torn ACL

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is believed to have suffered a serious knee injury during Monday’s practice. According to Getlin, the concern is that Ekpre-Olomu has a torn ACL. This would be terrible news for a young player that is considered to be one of the best cornerbacks in the country and likely in next year’s draft class. The University...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks get back to work with 15 days until the Rose Bowl

Florida State has had some trouble with dual-threat quarterbacks, and the Ducks have the best one in the country. Getting Marcus Mariota to settle down early and find his rhythm is a key to beating the Seminoles, who are prone to slow starts (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports photo). Quarterback Marcus Mariota flew back to Eugene in time for Tuesday practice, and center Hroniss Grasu and...
Via The Duck Stops Here
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida State well-equipped to prepare for Oregon QB Mariota

This year's Rose Bowl Game matches up newly minted Heisman Trophy winner QB Marcus Mariota and his No. 2 Oregon Ducks against No. 3 Florida State and last year's Heisman recipient QB Jameis Winston. Mariota had a phenomenal season, posting 53 total touchdowns in comparison to just four turnovers. He led an Oregon offense that ranked third nationally in both points per game (46.3...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do Heisman Winners Always Get Drafted First?

By Michael Weber. University of Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota became the school’s first Heisman Trophy recipient this past Saturday night, besting out two other worthy finalists, Melvin Gordon and Amari Cooper.  Mariota’s 2,534 total votes to runner up Melvin Gordon’s 1,250 was the second-largest margin of victory in Heisman history.  While the 2015 NFL draft is still...
Via Beyond The Spread
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota – Let’s Put A Bow On This

That’s what it’s all about. Yep, I’m talking about Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy, and sports the way they should be. In recent weeks I’ve spoken of, and reminded everyone how special a player and young man Marcus Mariota is.  Saturday night, I, fans of the University of Oregon, and people nationwide saw just how special. In an era of “me first” athletes more concerned...
Via Oregon Sports News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

All Hail The King – Marcus Mariota

Is Marcus Mariota really the king? He’d never say so, but until the next college football player completes the individual awards sweep like he did, he’s royalty. What should the king do now that’s he’s been coronated? The easy answer is beat Florida State then whoever comes out of the Ohio State v Alabama semi-final. If he dominates the Rose Bowl, then the finals game in...
Via Oregon Sports News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy: Mariota Is The Next Aaron Rodgers

Marcus Mariota, college football’s golden child and whats looking like a number 1 draft pick. After winning the Heisman trophy, Mariota has garnered some special attention from professional athletes and coaches, the most recent being Tony Dungy. Dungy is calling Mariota, the next Aaron Rodgers and if it was his choice, Mariota is going first in the NFL Draft. Dungy was a guest...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy: Marcus Mariota is the next Aaron Rodgers (Video)

Marcus Mariota returned to Oregon to win a national championship, a Heisman trophy and cement his status as the top quarterback entering the draft. Mariota has impressed a ton of people this season, including Super Bowl winning head coach Tony Dungy. During his appearance on the Dan Patrick Show, Dungy proclaimed Mariota the next Aaron Rodgers. “I promise you this: Marcus...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Exodus: how the Ducks became the Gods and Kings of offensive football

by Jamaal Ryan, DSH correspondent Marcus Mariota, Matt Pierson and Jake Pisarcik celebrate another Oregon touchdown in the PAC-12 Championship Game (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports). Rare is the breakthrough innovation that is fully appreciated during its infancy.  As is often the case, new ideas are magnets for skepticism and ridicule.  Human nature makes us suspicious of change...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota With Epic Troll of Jets & Giants On Letterman (Video)

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is currently out on the banquet and award circuit, so he hung around New York for a few more days to make an appearance on the ‘Late Show’ with David Letterman. Mariota provided one of the bretter Top Ten’s I’ve seen, and the likely top five pick took a nice shot at both of New York’s professional football teams. CHeck out the Oregon...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota With Epic Troll of Jets & Giants On Letterman (Video)

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is currently out on the banquet and award circuit, so he hung around New York for a few more days to make an appearance on the ‘Late Show’ with David Letterman. Mariota provided one of the bretter Top Ten’s I’ve seen, and the likely top five pick took a nice shot at both of New York’s professional football teams. CHeck out the Oregon...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Trolls Jets & Giants in Spectacular Fashion on Letterman

Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota provided one of the better Top Ten bits in the history of The Late Show with David Letterman. The Oregon Ducks quarterback that is expected to be selected with one of the top picks in the 2015 NFL Draft appeared on Letterman to read the “Top Ten Thoughts That Went Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Marcus Mariota Reads David Letterman’s “Top Ten”

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota is currently doing the rounds after winning the Heisman Trophy in New York City this past Saturday. One stop, per usual, is over at the David Letterman show to read one of the show’s “top ten” lists. The Oregon junior’s sketch, specifically, was “The Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Marcus Mariota’s Head When He Won The Heisman...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Watch Marcus Mariota diss NFL in David Letterman's top 10

Oregon quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota ended his trip to New York on Monday in the way only Heisman winners can --€“ by doing the top 10 on the Late Show with David Letterman. "The top 10 thoughts that went through Marcus Mariota's head after winning the Heisman" was the specific angle. Mariota has a great sense of humor but would probably rather by anywhere...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 214 – Marcus Mariota’s Heisman, RGIII Or Manziel, And Kobe Bryant

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about what it means to Oregon for Marcus Mariota winning the 1st ever Heisman Trophy, would you rather have Robert Griffin III or Johnny Manziel, and Kobe Bryant reaching yet another milestone. http://oregonsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/82/2014/12/theslant-12-15-14.mp3
Via Oregon Sports News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Updated 2 Round 2015 NFL Mock Draft

With only 2 weeks left in the regulars season the draft order and team needs are starting to take shape. So on this fine Tuesday morning we bring you a fresh 2 round mock, chalk full of underclassmen and franchise molding picks. While it is early, we are starting to see which top college players are starting to solidify themselves as high draft picks. As of now the top of the draft...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Here’s A Preview Of Marcus Mariota’s ‘Top Ten List’ On The Late Show With David Letterman Tonight

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, so naturally he’s been doing the media rounds today. Earlier, he had an entertaining conversation with Dan Patrick in studio. Tonight, you can catch the Ducks’ signal caller on The Late Show with David Letterman doing the Top Ten List. Mariota’s already been spotted entering the studio. Here is a preview...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Marcus Mariota Attempts To Explain Oregon’s Playcalling System To A Confused Dan Patrick

Marcus Mariota is an excellent quarterback, but as we learned during his heartfelt Heisman Trophy acceptance speech, he’s not as comfortable when it comes to public speaking. That was a theme during his appearance on today’s Dan Patrick Show. Patrick brought up Mariota’s shyness, and asked the Oregon star how he commanded the offense, which led to an entertaining back-and-forth...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to work, Marcus Mariota! End of the dolce vita

Long lei-over: Marcus Mariota remains in New York today, concluding another round of appearances before reading the Top Ten List on David Letterman tonight. He flies back to Eugene on Tuesday, in time to join his teammates for a scheduled Thursday practice (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports photo.) The Heisman Trophy is heavy. It’s 13.5 inches of cast bronze, and weighs about 25 pounds...
Via The Duck Stops Here
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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