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Watch: TE Pharaoh Brown back to training, ahead of schedule

It was one of the most devastating injuries in Oregon history. When tight end Pharaoh Brown went down with a nasty leg injury on November 8th, 2014 against Utah, the air was sucked right out of stadium. Now, after surgery and months of being on bed rest, Brown is back in Eugene and is fighting to get back on the field for the Ducks. In 2014, Brown was one of Oregon's breakout stars...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks No. 3 in post-spring top-25

Without the services of Heisman winning QB Marcus Mariota, the Ducks could have easily been overlooked in 2015. However, according to ESPN's post-spring top-25 rankings, that is not the case. In this early look at the 2015 season, the Ducks are ranked No. 3 in the country, trailing only Ohio State, the defending national champions, and TCU.  There are many questions for Oregon...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oregon still has the goods on offense

Yes, Marcus Mariota is gone. However, don't expect Oregon's offense to slow down any time soon.  Last Saturday's spring game showcased the immense talent that is still left in Eugene. In fact, Oregon may have the best group of skill position players in the entire country.  The spring game's offensive onslaught was led by a player we haven't seen since the 2013 Alamo Bowl: Bralon...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 improves spring game attendance; still ranks third

The Pac-12 conference used a big showing by one of the nation’s top programs in the Oregon Ducks to catapult themselves into third place for 2015 spring game attendance figures.  Oregon had an unusually late game allowing for the up and coming conference to reach the third spot significantly behind the SEC and Big Ten conferences. The Big Ten’s massive collection of stadiums...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oregon Guard Dominic Artis Commits to UTEP

Former Oregon Ducks guard Dominic Artis has committed to join the UTEP Miners. Felix Chavez of the El Paso Times reported the story. UTEP men's hoops team lands former Oregon standout guard Dominic Artis. Look for story by Bill Knight in Sunday's paper and online. — Felix Chavez (@Fchavezeptimes) May 3, 2015 Artis was dismissed from Oregon’s basketball program a year ago...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks cap great spring with the Jeff Lockie show, Mariota tribute

 Vernon Adams has talent and charisma, but Jeff Lockie showed poise and focus in his 3-touchdown, 9-9 performance in yesterday’s Oregon Spring Game (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) The last four Oregon quarterbacks produced outstanding results that the experts didn’t seem coming. Dennis Dixon spent the summer playing baseball and Mike Bellotti wasn’t sure he’d beat...
Via The Duck Stops Here
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Will Collect $3 Million From Insurance After Not Being Drafted In Top 3 Rounds

Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was once considered a potential first round pick, but after tearing his ACL in preparation for the College Football Playoff, teams have shied away from taking the Duck star. Ekpre-Olomu has not been selected so far, with just 23 picks remaining in the NFL Draft, but he does get a nice consolation prize after setting up an insurance policy before...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Unveils Spring Game Uniforms To Honor Military

The Oregon Ducks will wear special uniforms to honor the military before their spring game on Saturday.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu will get $3 million if not drafted in Round 2

You’ve heard of team’s insuring players’ contracts for medical purposes, and now a player has insured HIMSELF. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, former Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has taken out a $3 million “loss of value” insurance policy out on himself. Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has a $3M loss of value insurance policy. If he isn't drafted by early 3rd...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Releases “Amped Up” Hype Video For Spring Game

The Oregon Ducks are set for their Spring Game tomorrow, and as we showed you earlier, they’ll be sporting brand new uniforms for the affair. To further pump up fans for the contest, the school has released a three-minute hype video titled “Amped Up” – it features highlights of spring practice in Eugene so far. Check it out: 2015 Oregon Spring Football “Amped Up!” from...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks reveal latest Nike uniforms

Admittedly you don’t have to be an Oregon alumnus–or even like college football, really–to tune in every Saturday to see what the Ducks will be wearing. UO’s partnership with Nike has made for a roundtable of game day unis for some time now. That tradition has continued with The Swoosh continuing a six-year tradition of designing the spring game uniforms. GoDucks.com announced...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks look to win the weekend with early draft picks and a high-energy spring game

EUGENE, OR – MAY 3: Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Don Pellum watches his team warm up before the spring game at Autzen Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) For the third time in team history the Ducks had two picks in the NFL Draft with Marcus Mariota going 2nd overall and defensive lineman Arik Armstead going 17th. Offensive tackle...
Via The Duck Stops Here
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiyomi Cook – Ex-Oregon soccer player is Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend

Marcus Mariota is about to become one of the most popular athletes in the state of Tennessee, but we have a warning for the interested women: Hands off — he’s taken. Mariota, who dated high school sweetheart Nicole Watase even at Oregon, moved on from her almost two years ago and has been dating fellow...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelley Smith makes inspirational return to ESPN after breast cancer battle

As part of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage, reporter Shelley Smith has made a triumphant return to the airwaves after a battle with breast cancer.  Smith is reporting from Hawaii to cover Oregon QB Marcus Mariota from his home in Hawaii as he will be one of the top picks in the 2015 rendition not making the trip to Chicago. Waikiki Beach sure does beat a lot of other on-site locations...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nike creates custom shoes for Marcus Mariota

It is widely beleived that Oregon Ducks quarterback marcus Mariota will be one of the top two selections in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago. In anticipation of Mariota’s big moment, the folks at Nike have custom made a pair of sneakers for the quarterback to wear while he waits to learn where he will play his professional ball that pay homage to his heritage. ESPN’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nike Gave Marcus Mariota Custom “808″ Area Code Shoes For The NFL Draft

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is likely to be drafted very high in the first round of tonight’s NFL Draft. He won’t be in attendance in Chicago, but Nike still created customized shoes for him to wear when he celebrates at home.  The shoes are white with a gum bottom and intricate, laser-etched designs on them. Nike also made Mariota a box for the shoes built from Hawaiian...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

Oregon enters a season after losing in the national title game for the second time in six years. This time, Mark Helfrich has to rebuild...
Via Athlon Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oregon Ducks TE Colt Lyerla Looking to Make a Comeback?

At one time Colt Lyerla was an up and coming talent with the Oregon Ducks. He didn't catch a lot of passes in his time with the Ducks, but he made a lot out of what he did catch. As a freshman five of his seven catches were touchdowns. The following season he had 25 catches for close to 400 yards and six touchdowns.  He ended up leaving the team during the season his junior year...
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Hundley Believes He Should be Considered Alongside Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston

Quarterback Brett Hundley said on ESPN’s Gruden’s QB Camp on Thursday that he considers himself the peer of the top two passers in the 2015 NFL Draft class, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. While speaking to Gruden for the show, Hundley said (via Pro Football Talk): “I think I’ve done enough to put my name in that conversation I think that’s something that’s always...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon OC Scott Frost Really Tired of “Dumb” Marcus Mariota Questions

It’s no surprise that Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost is being asked a variety of questions about 2014 Heisman Trophy winner and top draft prospect Marcus Mariota. As much as Frost would like to provide helpful answers to inquiring minds, however, he’d really like the dumb queries concerning the former Ducks quarterback to cease. According to Tyson Alger of The...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Releases Oregon Duck-Themed College Football Playoff Promo

The Oregon Ducks came oh-so-close to winning the national championship this past year, but at this point, most Ducks fans will tell you that they’re only looking forward. It may still be April, but it looks like ESPN is doing the same. College GameDay has released two Playoff-related promos in the last week. The first went to Ohio State. The second, predictably, centers around...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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