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Ranked No. 3 in preseason, Oregon Football Tickets Ninth Most Expensive On Secondary Market

Ranked as #3 on AP’s Top 25 Schools for the upcoming 2014 season, the Oregon Ducks also stand as the eighth highest-priced ticket on the secondary market at home this season on the TiqIQ Top 25. The team is expected to have another dominant season following its 11-2 record and thrashing of Texas in the 2013 Alamo Bowl last season. With less than two weeks separating Oregon from...
Via The Duck Stops Here
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oregon bolsters roster with late addition of Dillon Brooks

Going into the 2014-2015 season, the Oregon Ducks were set to have one of the youngest and least deep rosters in the high-major ranks. That situation got a bit better on Sunday night, as news broke that 6′-6″ forward Dillon Brooks of Findlay Prep (NV) decided to reclassify to the 2014 class from the 2015 class, ...
Via Hoopniks
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The two things that could derail the Ducks

Go speed racer: Second-year offensive coordinator Scott Frost has the keys to college football’s most talented offense, but he and the rest of the Ducks face a grueling road rally in the 15-game road to the national championship (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Oregon has enough talent and experience to win the national championship. Odds are they won’t, because it’s a...
Via The Duck Stops Here
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon reimburses insurance premiums for Marcus Mariota, three other players

One of the newest trends in college football is for universities to use part of the athletic department’s student assistance fund to pay for the insurance premiums on policies taken out by football players with promising NFL futures. The Oregon Ducks are the latest to do so. Four players from Oregon — quarterback Marcus Mariota, center Honriss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks have perfect mentality for a title run

Apparently there’s a special on thermal blankets at the Wal Mart in Hell. John Canzano said something nice about the Ducks. In his column today he says Oregon has a legitimate shot at the national championship, but he adds that the team “needs an identity.” He wrote: It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have a booming voice in the locker room. Its central characters are a quarterback...
Via The Duck Stops Here
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Oregon Ducks Season Preview: Predicting Wins and Losses

As the 2014 college football season starts one team that will have pressure on them to finally jump the hurdle and win that elusive national title will be the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks have had one of the most successful teams in all the country the past ten years, but haven’t been able to get over that hump and win their program’s first national title in college football.The Ducks...
Via Football Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon Refusing to Pay For Marcus Mariota’s Insurance Policy

  The latest trend in college football is for big time college programs to take out insurance policies for their star players who are projected to go high in the NFL Draft. According to CBSSports’ Jeremy Fowler, Mariota will not receive assistance from Oregon.     Mariota could’ve entered the NFL Draft after last season but decided a return to Oregon was in his best interest...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Marcus Mariota Will Not Win the Heisman Trophy

When coaches and scouts are asked to describe Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota, the remarks are always in the highly positive.  Mariota is described to be a leader on the field with great size, speed, and a cannon for an arm.  Mariota was projected as a top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and barring any major injury or setback, will be a top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.  Mariota...
Via Football Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks: 2014 Season Betting Odds And Predictions

The Oregon Ducks' 2014 season betting odds and predictions courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Challenge for Oregon’s offensive line ramps up with Johnstone injury

24-hour protection: The loss of Tyler Johnstone to a second ACL tear is a crucial challenge for Oregon’s national title bid. He’s a two-year starter on Marcus Mariota’s blind side (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports photo). The key to Oregon’s season is to keep Marcus Mariota healthy, and that became an even bigger challenge today as reports surfaced that left tackle Tyler Johnstone...
Via The Duck Stops Here
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon will not pay for Marcus Mariota’s insurance policy

Texas A&M lured top offensive linemen Cedric Ogbuehi back to College Station by using the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund to cover his insurance premiums. Baylor is also using the fund to pay for a portion of the policy for three of their top NFL Draft prospects. Florida State reportedly is using the fund to cover Jameis Winston’s $55,000+ premiums. According to CBSSports...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks Self-Report Violations Involving a Shaving Kit, Laser Tag, and Putt-Putt Golf

About a week or so ago the news broke that South Carolina had self-reported one of the most ridiculous violations ever--too much icing on cookie cakes. They aren't the only ones that self-reported violations. Just about everyone does because it's better to bust yourself than for the NCAA to do it.That's likely why the Oregon Ducks self-reported a few violations. While...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

When the Ducks stand tall

The blue collar thing will wear thin after a while. Hard to sell a blue collar mentality when you’re practicing out of a $69 million building with Italian marble floors and Ferrari leather seats, but it’s good that the Ducks are reminding themselves, after two days of what Mark Helfrich called “pretend football” (the first two days in NCAA-mandated shorts and helmets, with...
Via The Duck Stops Here
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oregon Ducks' freshman Ray Kasongo denied admission

Ray Kasongo, an incoming Oregon Ducks basketball freshman forward, has been denied admission by the school and is already eyeing other schools, according to a report Wednesday morning, dealing a blow to UO's plan for a young and talented frontcourt this upcoming season. ESPN's Jeff Goodman wrote Wednesday that Kasongo, who is listed on Oregon's roster as 6-foot-9 and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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