It’s tough to put a grade on the 2013 edition of Pac-12 football. When we look back 20 years from now, all that will probably stand out is that the Pac-12 had just one BCS bowl team in the final year of the Bowl Championship Series. So with Stanf…Read More →
“I would let him date my daughter,” coach Kerry Legarra said about Oregon commit Royce Freeman. Not every player can get a compliment like Freeman, but the 2014 Oregon commits are lead by players who not only have shown success on the field but also are good young men. Legarra, who has coached Freeman since […] Continue reading →Read More →
Every week, the Emerald sports staff will collect and post their favorite tweets from Oregon athletes, coaches, media, etc. Below are the favorites from sports reporter Anne Yilmaz from Dec. 13-15. Oregon distance runner Jeramy Elkaim comments on the weather: After a very quick winter it is officially spring in Eugene #soakinupinthesun — Jeramy Elkaim […] Continue reading →Read More →
Illinois was about to take a 10-point lead with less than 10 minutes left that would’ve significantly lowered Oregon’s comeback chances. But Rayvonte Rice’s three-point attempt rimmed out. On the other end, Portland native Mike Moser drove into the lane, missed the shot but rebounded his own miss and layed it in. The deficit was […] Continue reading →Read More →
It should be quite the homecoming for Mike Moser when the Ducks play Illnois on Saturday night in Portland. Moser, one of Oregon’s newest transfers, graduated from Grant High School in Portland before taking his talents to UNLV for three years. Upon graduating from UNLV, Moser still had one year of eligibility left and decided […] Continue reading →Read More →
Not unlike the start of the college football season, the bowl season is a time of high hopes for teams and conferences.
Everyone can’t wait to thump their chests at how fantastic their conference is. The Pac-12 and its fanbase are no exception. …Read More →
On paper, it looks as easy as 1, 2, 3 … 4.
Florida State. Auburn. Alabama. Michigan State.
Were the College Football Playoff selection committee actually deliberating this season, though, it’s hard to imagine the top four teams would align as…Read More →
The hits keep coming for the Pac-12. First, the nation’s deepest and most ambitious conference in terms of scheduling gets just one BCS bowl team. Then it doesn’t have a Heisman Trophy finalist, even with two candidates who are superior to the pl…Read More →
I had a few letters about the Pac-12 being shut out of the Heisman conversation. But I don’t think I could have said it any better than my esteemed colleague. So I’ll let that serve as the official Pac-12 response.
To the notes!
Jon in Seattle writes…Read More →
For about 20 minutes of Chris Petersen’s introductory press conference, the new Washington head coach beamed with confidence, magnetism and charisma. He looked and sounded the part. And if I’m a recruit on the fence, there’s a sense t…Read More →
The Pac-12 is favored in eight of its nine bowl games, as Oregon State is the only underdog in its matchup with Boise State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
That’s good news and bad news.
The good news is the conference has an excellent chance to post an…Read More →
The guy’s in a big red suit flying around because he craves the spotlight. He’s a fame junkie. The guy’s a clown. He’s a megalomaniac. It’s all a big shell game. He presents himself like, “Look at me, I’m so nice.” He’s getting paid. He’s got a whole t…Read More →
Oregon Ducks (10-2) vs. Texas Longhorns (8-4)
Dec. 30, 6:45 p.m. ET, San Antonio (ESPN)
OREGON DUCKS BREAKDOWNRead More →
During an 8-0 start, Oregon fans had only one thought in coach Mark Helfrich’s first season: We want Bama. During a 2-2 finish, they star…
The Pac-12 will feature a record nine bowl teams, though only one conference team is playing in a BCS bowl game.
Here’s the slate.
Sat., Dec. 21 Gildan New Mexico Bowl : Albuquerque, N.M. (University Stadium)Read More →
WASHINGTON STATE (6-6) vs. Colorado State…
( WEEK 16 AP POLL ) – OREGON MOVES UP TWO SLOTS TO NO.10 – After Pac-12 Championship Win, Stanford Jumps to No. 5
(AP) — Michigan State has jumped six spots to No. 4 in the final regular season Associated Press football poll after beating Ohio State for the Big Ten title. Michigan State’s 34-24 win Saturday night also gives the Spartans a trip to the Rose Bowl against Stanford who won the Pac-12 Championship. Florida State is […]Read More →
When Mark Helfrich was named Oregon’s head coach last year, Chris Petersen was among the first of his peers to make a congratulatory phone call.Read More →
“Chris had the best line,” Helfrich told me last February when I was working for another newspaper and visiting Eugene for a basketball game. “He said, ‘Congratulations and condolences.’ ”
Now Helfrich and his friend are rivals in the North Division of the Pac-12. Continue reading →
Four-star recruit Jordan Bell has qualified to start practicing and playing with the Oregon men’s basketball team, according to The Oregonian. Bell, a 6-foot-7 forward, committed to the Ducks as part of the 2013 class. He’ll have all four years of eligibility and can start practicing as soon as he arrives. While it’s unclear whether […] Continue reading →Read More →
Colt Lyerla’s status hearing for cocaine possession charges on Thursday lasted just minutes. Lyerla’s lawyer Stephen Houze requested the hearing be postponed to Dec. 16 after finding out the assigned prosecutor for his client’s case was not available this week. Had Thursday’s hearing at the Lane County Circuit Court gone as scheduled, Judge Karsten Rasmussen […] Continue reading →Read More →
Oregon’s trio of first-team all-conference standouts head a list of 12 Pac-12 honorees who lead the Ducks to their sixth straight 10-win season.Read More →
How many established head coaches did the Ducks approach last year after Chip Kelly departed?Read More →
Florida State leads the latest ESPN.com Power RankingsRead More →
ESPN CFB analyst Brad Edwards offers his insight on how Florida State could fall from the BCS top two, Ohio State’s national championship prospects, D…Read More →
In Tallahassee, Fla., and Durham, N.C., Week 14 was historic. A month ago, Florida State fans wondered whether Oregon or Alabama would win out and wh…Read More →
The college football crew evaluates the top teams competing for the BCS title game.Read More →
The 2013 season hasn’t been very different from the 2009 season for Oregon.Read More →
Mark Schlabach and Brad Edwards gaze into the crystal ball and roll out their bowl projections.Read More →
Danny Kanell and Jesse Palmer debate if a one-loss SEC team, like Auburn, which has played a tougher schedule, should leap Ohio State in the BCS standings.Read More →
Kirk Herbstreit reacts to Auburn’s 34-28 win over Alabama and projects the BCS standings.Read More →
Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns, and Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24 on Saturday.Read More →
Follow this post throughout Saturday for updates on the teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. It will be updated with short recaps and a link to the related box score as each game concludes.Read More →
Oregon’s tight ends and special teams coach calls Evan Baylis’ play "amazing to watch."Read More →
Even with an Oregonian as head coach, Ducks still treat Civil War rivalry as just the latest big game
One season after New Hampshire native Chip Kelly departed, his worldview regarding rivalries remains at Oregon.Read More →
Brooks says his philosophy was completely different that the one espoused by Chip Kelly.Read More →
Dominique Harrison and Jimmie Swain are scheduled to be in attendance on Friday at Autzen Stadium.Read More →
Oregon special teams coordinator Tom Osborne and his son, undergraduate assistant Tyler Osborne, never miss the chance to play catch before Duck football games.Read More →
Today’s sixth installment features games from 1980-1999.Read More →
The Ducks are flying high at the right time. With the NCAA Tournament looming in the near future, the Ducks have all but secured a spot in the tournament and are playing the best they have all year. Wednesday’s sweep of Washington State was Oregon’s fourth consecutive win and third road win in a row. […] Continue reading →Read More →
Thurmond’s is the sixth Seattle player officially suspended for substance-abuse or performance-enhancing drugs violations by the league since 2011. That doesn’t include Richard Sherman, whose suspension was overturned on appeal late last season….Read More →
27 teams remain under consideration.Read More →
The Friday night game on Oct. 24 will be the first college football game in the San Francisco 49ers new stadium.Read More →