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Accuser dismisses Dana Altman from sexual assault suit

Oregon head men’s basketball coach Dana Altman has been dismissed from the lawsuit the accuser has filed against the school in the ever-developing Oregon rape case. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the update. The lawsuit had claimed that Altman and his staff were fully aware of previous sexual assault claims against transfer wing Brandon Austin, who...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Benefit From Chip Kelly’s Aversion To Short Cornerbacks

Since former Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly joined the ranks of NFL coaches by taking over the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, he has slowly but surely chipped away at the infrastructure of his team, recreating and rebuilding the roster in a manner that represents his own philosophy, which he... The post Steelers Benefit From Chip Kelly’s Aversion To Short Cornerbacks appeared...
Via Steelers Depot
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon's Helfrich keeping quiet about new QB as Ducks return

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) If former Eastern Washington star Vernon Adams is the next starting quarterback at Oregon, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich isn't saying. Helfrich wouldn't address Adams' status with the program, his prospects to replace Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota - or even refer to the FCS first-team All-American by name at Pac-12 media days on Friday. ''I know everybody...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich on WR Darren Carrington: 'Nothing has changed'

BURBANK, Calif. -- Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington was suspended before the College Football Playoff national championship due to a failed drug test. Due to this, the NCAA may suspend Carrington for the first half of the 2015 season.However, no news has become available on that front. Not even Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich knows what to make of it just yet.When asked if...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich not opposed to rotating two quarterbacks

BURBANK, Calif. -- While Mark Helfrich went out of his way to praise Oregon QB Jeff Lockie, he didn't completely rule out the idea of playing both Lockie and incoming graduate transfer Vernon Adams Jr. When asked by Pac-12 media about his two quarterback philosophy, Helfrich said that the Ducks have done it before. "Yeah, we've played two quarterbacks before in various ways. I...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich: We have '100 percent' confidence in QB Jeff Lockie

BURBANK, Calif. -- Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich used part of his time at Pac-12 Media Days to reassure Duck fans and the media that he has total faith in QB Jeff Lockie."Jeff Lockie had an outstanding spring, and I know to a person in our program, we have a hundred percent confidence in him and all those around him."When asked about Lockie's spring again, Helfrich responded,...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Sarkisian rips Oregon's uniforms, Ducks respond by pointing out 0-5 record vs. UO

BURBANK, Calif. -- USC head coach Steve Sarkisian took time out of his Pac-12 press conference to throw some shade at the Oregon Ducks and their uniform combinations. The Ducks and Trojans have been the two best teams in the Pac-12 conference over the past decade and regularly compete for high-prized recruits. In other words, there's a bit of a rivalry between the schools. When...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon media relations staffer fires back at Steve Sarkisian

The Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans rivalry is starting to heat up an even the media relations staff from one of the schools is getting involved. This afternoon Trojans Head Coach Steve Sarkisian took a shot at the Ducks and the different uniforms they choose to wear everytime they place. "We're not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year."...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska's grand offensive plan: Just copy Oregon and Baylor

CHICAGO -- Mike Riley spent the last 12 years trying to beat the Oregon Ducks. Now, having moved from Oregon State to Nebraska, Riley is attempting to emulate them. In his first season in Lincoln, Riley, a former NFL head coach and career-long pro-style offense practitioner, is dealing with the challenge of running his preferred style with a much different type of quarterback than...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMichael James could revive career with Miami Dolphins

LaMichael James was a stud running back and offensive weapon while with the Oregon Ducks, but the same can't be said about his stint in the NFL thus far. A second-round pick in 2012, James failed to make any kind of impact. He was hyped as a mismatch for defenders, but his talent hasn't translated to the NFL.In three seasons, James has tallied just 238 yards from scrimmage. By comparison...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Jeff Lockie taking first-team reps

The Oregon Ducks may be looking forward to graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams joining the team soon, but coach Mark Helfrich has made it clear that Adams will have to earn his playing time. Speaking to ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura, Helfrich said that junior quarterback Jeff Lockie would continue to take reps with the first team because he had earned the privilege to do so and would...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

USC edges Oregon as preseason media pick to win Pac-12

BURBANK, Calif. -- Southern California was picked to win its first Pac-12 football title since 2008 in a preseason media poll Thursday. The Trojans received 21 of 45 votes for the title, edging defending champion Oregon. The Ducks got 17 votes for the top spot and were picked to win the North division, while USC is favored to win the South. Oregon has won four of the last six league...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon ranked No. 5 in college football preseason coaches poll

The preseason Amway Coaches Poll was released today and the Oregon Ducks will begin the season as the No. 5 team in the country. The Ducks, coming off of a 13-2 season that saw them reach the College Football Playoff national championship, are expected to compete for the Pac-12 crown in 2015. Here is the Amway Coaches Poll top-10:1. Ohio State2. TCU3. Alabama4. Baylor5. Oregon6...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Media Poll: Ducks chosen to win Pac-12 North, USC favored for conference crown

The Oregon Ducks have once again been chosen by the media to win the Pac-12 North. However, in a mild upset the USC Trojans have been named the preseason favorites to win the conference title by the media. The Ducks picked up 37 of the 45 votes in the Pac-12 North as they look to repeat their division championship. In the terms of the conference title, 17 members of the media chose...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 Media Has Decided On Their Conference Champion, And It May Come As Somewhat Of A Surprise

Pac-12 Media Days began Thursday morning, and media members have already decided that the USC Trojans will win the conference for the first time since 2008. The Oregon Ducks have won four  of the last six Pac-12 titles, but the media is giving the Trojans a slight edge. Votes to win the Pac-12 title game: USC (21), Oregon (17), Arizona State (3), UCLA (2), Stanford (1) — Kyle...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Position battle: Should Ducks go with Matt Hegarty or Jake Pisarcik?

The Oregon Ducks struggled with injuries across the entire offensive line in 2014. While some members of the line are now gone--Jake Fisher, Hronnis Grasu and Hamani Stevens--replacements have been brought in.In order to replace Grasu, Oregon's starting center for most of the past four seasons, the Ducks reached out to former Notre Dame lineman Matt Hegarty. Hegarty agreed to join...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Royce Freeman win Pac-12 Offensive POY Award?

While Oregon may have the best collection of wide receivers and running backs in the country, there is one player that stands above the rest: RB Royce Freeman.The sophomore sensation burst onto the scene in 2014 as a freshman. In his first campaign as a Duck, Freeman ran for 1,365 yards and scored 18 touchdowns on the ground. For his play, Freeman was named the Pac-12's offensive...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Oregon is still the favorite in the Pac-12

Coming off of a 13-2 season in which they won the Pac-12 title and Rose Bowl, the Ducks are riding high into 2015, despite the fact that their without their Heisman-winning QB Marcus Mariota. The Pac-12 Media poll won't be released until Thursday morning, but it's a safe assumption that the Ducks will once again be favored to capture the conference title. But why?SB Nation's Bill...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Royce Freeman, DeForest Buckner named to CFB Top 100

Sports on Earth recently put out its rankings of the top 100 players in college football for the 2015 season. Unsurprisingly, two Oregon Ducks found their way on the list. Defensive end DeForest Buckner was named the No. 59 player in the country, while sophomore running back Royce Freeman was named No. 57.Here is what writer Matt Brown had to say about his rankings of Buckner:"Fellow...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

DeForest Buckner named No. 1 Pac-12 draft prospect

Who is the best NFL prospect in the Pac-12 right now? Most people would assume that it would have to be a QB, likely either Cal's Jared Goff or USC's Cody Kessler. While both are very talented, the NFL may be more interested in Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner.Here is why Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke believes Buckner could be a top-10 pick in 2016:"Former Duck Arik...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Helfrich talks Jeff Lockie, Oregon QB competition

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich went through ESPN's "carwash" today and spoke about QB Jeff Lockie and the Ducks' impending QB battle. Helfrich addressed the QB battle, which will take place between Lockie and incoming graduate transfer Vernon Adams. of the QBs, Helfrich said he all they need to do is "Score. To take care of the football and score." Helfrich went on to add "The...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What it’s like to enter the Autzen Zoo as an Oregon player

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to enter a roaring Autzen Stadium prior to a big game? Only members Oregon Ducks football team and Oregon staff members have had a chance to experience that… until now. Mode Adjust produced a video for Oregon athletics that allows fans to receive a 360 degree experience of what the walk is like. It’s a pretty incredible visual, so you...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ducks provide unique 360-degree view of Game Day experience

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run out of the tunnel as a member of one of the country's best college football teams?Well, the Oregon Ducks have made that dream a reality. The Ducks posted a video that provides fans with a 360-degree view of the action from Autzen Stadium in Eugene, OR.The video was taken before the epic Michigan State-Oregon game in September of...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks can thrive with Jeff Lockie at quarterback. They may have to.

 That was then, this is now: Jeff Lockie is a better passer than Tim Tebow, and he’s apparently a better student than Vernon Adams. Urban Meyer has changed jackets and is gunning for his fourth national title. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) People think about successful quarterbacks, and they think about Tim Tebow with blood on his jersey leading a crucial touchdown drive...
Via The Duck Stops Here
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Oregon QB Vernon Adams Jr. expects to be late to camp

Vernon Adams Jr., Oregon's future QB, says he will be a couple of days late to the Ducks' fall camp as he completes his undergraduate degree. Adams, who is a graduate transfer from Eastern Washington, explained to Ryan Thorburn of The Register-Guard that he's looking forward to joining the Ducks and competing for the starting job.“I’m probably going to be a couple days late...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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