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Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks

Looking Ahead: Oregon Ducks
Via Philly Sports Live
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vavae Malepeai, red-hot RB target, has connections galore with the Oregon Ducks

The Oregon Ducks are already set at running back as they have Royce Freeman, Thomas Tyner and three 2015 recruits to choose from. However, it's never a bad idea to bring in another, especially when your offense is predicated on the ability to run the ball.While the Ducks are likely to only bring in a running back or two in the 2015 recruiting class, there's one that they've had their...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks depth at receiver unmatched in conference

by atvinton, DSH correspondent 2014 Season: Pac-12 First Team: Nelson Agholor (USC), Jaelen Strong (ASU) Second Team: Vince Mayle (WSU), Nelson Spruce (CU) Honorable Mention: Austin Hill (UA), Cayleb Jones (UA), Byron Marshall (UofO), Ty Montgomery (Furd), Jordan Payton (UCLA)   UO in good hands: with Byron Marshall and Bralon Addison back to lead the receiving corps, the Ducks...
Via The Duck Stops Here
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks 2015 Preview and Prediction

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has guided the Ducks to 24 wins over the last two seasons and a No. 2 finish after last year’s defeat to Ohio State...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The defensive line will be just fine

2016 draft projections have DeForest Buckner going late in the first round, and Christian French has an opportunity to join him if he applies himself (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) For some fans it’s natural to be skeptical, because history has proved them right once too often. Images linger in their head like Michael Dyer running forever in the critical moment (God willed...
Via The Duck Stops Here
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland Thunder Rain All Over LA KISS, 63-47

The Portland Thunder annihilated the Los Angeles KISS on Saturday night, 63-47, behind a great performance from Darron Thomas. Of course, last week, Spokane Shock quarterback Warren Smith lit up the KISS, only to be on the receiving end of an 83-28 beatdown to San Jose this week, so we’ll have to wait another week to actually evaluate Thomas. Since the game wasn’t memorable despite...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rankings, schmankings: Mark Helfrich has coached two top ten teams. Is he a top ten coach?

EUGENE, OR – MAY 3: Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich greets his players before the Spring game at Autzen Stadium on May 3, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Mark Helfrich is not a self-promoter. He continually deflects praise or attention, uses humor to underplay his role, giving the players and his coaching staff the credit for Oregon’s success...
Via The Duck Stops Here
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Good Luck Vernon Adams, You’re Behind An 8-Ball Of Experience

Vernon Adams is Oregon’s next starting quarterback. Well, that’s what popular opinion and conventional wisdom suggest based on the much ballyhooed decision by Adams to leave Eastern Washington and enroll at the University of Oregon.  But while outsiders believe the aforementioned to be set in proverbial stone, logic and a quality showing at last Saturday’s spring game might...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Oregon’s Pharaoh Brown details remarkable recovery

Last season during a Nov. 8 meeting with the Utah Utes, Oregon Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown suffered a gruesome knee injury. Brown tore multiple ligaments in his knee and complications led to the potential risk of amputation for his leg. However, Brown never gave up despite being bedridden for two months. Now, Brown has had a miraculous recovery and is reportedly ahead of schedule...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Oregon TE Pharaoh Brown Details Remarkable Recovery From Gruesome Leg Injury

Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown was in the midst of a breakout season when he suffered a devastating leg injury against Utah last Nov. 8. Brown tore multiple ligaments in his right knee and damaged an artery, causing internal bleeding and leaving him at risk for possible amputation.  Since then, Brown has made an incredible recovery. He’s ahead of schedule in his rehab, and provided...
Via College Spun
16 days 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
22 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
22 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
23 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
23 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
23 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
23 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
April 21, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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