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Are The Portland Thunder Here To Stay?

Saturday night, the Portland Thunder played the final game of the regular season of their inaugural season. The Spokane Shock were in town and showed the Thunder what they could aspire to be. The orange-clad Shock fans were at the game in force. With this being the first season the Thunder have been in existence, there is a lack of the “die-hard” fan. The Shock on the other hand...
Via Oregon Sports News
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Two Of Marcus Mariota’s Classes This Fall: Golf And Yoga

Marcus Mariota decided to skip out on the NFL Draft in 2014 and, instead, chose to return to Oregon to finish his degree. He should also have plenty of time to work on boosting his draft stock, because two classes he’ll be taking this fall are golf and yoga. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be pretty focused on football this fall. His final 2 courses for credit this fall? Golf &...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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A hidden weapon for the Oregon defense

At Oregon, the best defense really is a good offense, and this year Don Pellum’s defense will benefit from an under-appreciated asset: An offensive line that can control the fourth quarter. Oregon returns 108 starts on the offensive line, and they’ve all gotten bigger and stronger in the off season. They feature a three-year starter at center in Hroniss Grasu, two-year starters...
Via The Duck Stops Here
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Taking Yoga And Golf As Only Two Classes In Fall

Heisman hopeful quarterback, Marcus Mariota, will certainly have his hands full on the playing field next season for Oregon.  The likley Top 10 NFL pick, however, will be doing the opposite when it comes to the classroom. Mariota, who has already graduated from Oregon with a 3.15 in general studies, will be scaling down when […] The post Marcus Mariota Taking Yoga And Golf As...
Via Diehardsport
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Easy A's: Marcus Mariota's course load reportedly consists of golf & yoga

How hard will Oregon Ducks starting quarterback Marcus Mariota be hitting the books in the fall semester? Not very, it seems.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota Did Not Enter the Draft After Last Season

No one would have been surprised if Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota had entered the draft after last season. With two solid seasons under his belt he had certainly given scouts more than enough to drool over. Instead he decided to return to Oregon for at least one more season rather than make a few million in the NFL next season.Why on Earth would someone do that? Well....
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota’s Class Schedule

Sometimes, Locker articles require a little bit of explanation. However, this one speaks for itself: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be pretty focused on football this fall. His final 2 courses for credit this fall? Golf & yoga. — Ted Miller (@TedMillerRK) July 26, 2014 What do you think: is college football an actual job or are the students there to go pro in something other...
Via The Student Section
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Marcus Mariota’s Fall Classes are Golf & Yoga

Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota has already earned his undergraduate degree, so it seems that this has allowed Mariota to focus more on football and the 2015 year this Fall semester. Mariota is scheduled to be taking just two classes this Fall, golf and yoga. Sounds rough. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be pretty focused on football this fall. His final 2 courses for credit this fall...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota's course load will make you laugh

Marcus Mariota could have left Oregon for the NFL following last season. The Ducks redshirt junior quarterback would have likely been a first-round draft pick. He could be making millions of dollars as a professional athlete.  The dual threat opted to return to Eugene for at least one more season. Life won’t be too bad for the Heisman contender, either. He’s only taking two...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks need a leap from Lowe in senior season

The best play Keanon Lowe made last year was a block. He cleared out standout safety Deone Buchanon to spring Thomas Tyner for a 66-yard touchdown run against Washington State, an effort that typified the solid, steady role Lowe plays for the Ducks. He’s been the consummate team player at Oregon, playing on every one of the special teams, a dedicated and consistent blocker, the...
Via The Duck Stops Here
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Football: Why Mark Helfrich is the right man for the job

The University of Oregon football program has a specific way of doing things. From their offensive scheme to how the hire their coaches, they do it the Oregon way. After long-time and well beloved coach Mike Bellotti left after the 2008 season, Duck fans we’re unsure what the university would do to replace him. Like many members of the Oregon coaching staff, Bellotti had been at...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The best interview with Marcus Mariota ever

Rick Neuheisel of the PAC-12 Network has a wide-ranging discussion with Oregon’s record-setting quarterback, in the film room and on the beach. They talk about everything from footwork to surfing.  
Via The Duck Stops Here
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Dresses Up In An Absurdly Ridiculous Outfit At Pac-12 Media Days

Marcus Mariota is a lot of things.  He’s the leader of the most dynamic offense in college football; he’s a threat both through the air and on the ground; he’s a Heisman candidate; he’s projected by many to be the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  The Oregon quarterback is also quite good at the game, Dress Up.  Ladies and gentlemen you’re Oregon heisman candidate...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The most disrespected 1000-yard rusher in college football history

Royce Freeman and Thomas Tyner are great talents with a dazzling futures, but their backfield mate Byron Marshall is almost an after thought to some Oregon fans despite rushing for 1038 yards last season and 1484 in his two-year Duck career. Marshall averaged 6.2 yards a carry in 2014 with 14 touchdowns. He put together a streak of five straight 100-yard games that included 192 against...
Via The Duck Stops Here
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Does the “Helfrich effect” doom the Ducks?

This week at SB Nation in a segment they named “Easy Call,” columnists Dan Rubenstein, Spencer Hall, and Bud Elliott discussed the PAC-12 Conference over a beer and a fried fish sandwich. The sandwich looked delicious, but Hall’s comments on the Oregon Ducks were harder to swallow. He said the Ducks were likely to fall back this season because of “the Helfrich effect,...
Via The Duck Stops Here
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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