Janie Takeda Among Oregon Softball’s Finest Ambassadors

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There are only six more games before the #2 Oregon Ducks softball team begin postseason play, limiting the opportunities to witness Oregon senior Janie Takeda conclude her record breaking final season with Ducks. Nearly a month after her shoulder injury suffered in the Ducks’ loss to Washington at Howe Field, the two-time NFCA All-American has recovered and has plenty of opportunities after college. As the No. 26 overall …

Oregon Ducks Football: The “Fisher” King

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On April 30, the 2015 NFL Draft festivities will begin. And while Oregon Ducks football fans eagerly await the fate of their former star quarterback, Marcus Mariota, there is another former Duck who is projected as a possible first round selection: OL Jake Fisher. Arguably the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback’s most effective guardian, Fisher has persevered through the tectonic grind of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, heightened …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Interest Growing in WR N’Keal Harry

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While the Oregon football team has shown a growing interest in junior N’Keal Harry from Chandler, Ariz., the Ducks have yet to make an offer, according to azcentral.com. “They’re reaching out to me but they haven’t offered yet,” Harry told Richard Obert of azcentral.com 2-sport star & #Rivals250 member N’Keal Harry feels right at home at #USC http://t.co/8rAqe1iNss pic.twitter.com/DuIyIE0zRR — Rivals.com …

Giant Steps: André Yruretagoyena’s Life After Football

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com in an exclusive interview with former Oregon Ducks offensive lineman, André Yruretagoyena. The 2015 Oregon Ducks are halfway through spring practices, and the excitement and anticipation from fans that comes with a new season continues to grow. But for one former Oregon player, the spring season signifies a rebirth of a different kind. Senior André Yruretagoyena has chosen to forego his …

Helfrich with Spring Update: Lockie, Freeman, Physical Football

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com from Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. The Oregon Ducks are midway through spring practices and just a few weeks away from their 2015 Spring Game on May 2nd. This morning, Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich provided FishDuck.com with a spring practice progress report on Jeff Lockie, Royce Freeman, and playing more physical football. 1. Physical Football Since the first …

Oregon Softball: Ducks Edge ASU, 4-3, Sweep Series

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks softball team held off a late run by No. 19 Arizona State this afternoon, beating the Sun Devils 4-3 at Howe Field in their first series sweep of ASU since 1989. Junior pitcher Cheridan Hawkins continued to dominate the Sun Devils from the mound, going the full seven innings …

Morgan Mahalak on Jeff Lockie, Consistency and Having Fun

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. Shortly after practice today, FishDuck.com was able to catch up with Morgan Mahalak to discuss his progress throughout the last couple weeks of spring practices. Earlier this week, Oregon Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich spoke about Mahalak regarding his progress in this past off-season and into spring ball. “He’s competing now. He’s giving himself a …

Oregon Football: The “French” Connection

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. While the football forecast in Eugene seems a little cloudy at times, there is one position group that will give Duck fans a sunny outlook. The Oregon linebacker corps boasts the return of seniors Rodney Hardrick, Joe Walker, Tyson Coleman and Christian French, under the guidance of linebackers coach Erik Chinander. These football veterans have become …

Coach Helfrich: Week 2 Spring Practice Update

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The Oregon Ducks football team resumed spring practices today after a long holiday weekend. During Oregon’s second week of spring practices, Head Coach Mark Helfrich said the team overall had a ”sluggish” start but finished stronger. Here are some key takeaways from Helfrich’s overall assessment following Monday’s practice. 1. Big Play VA and the Oregon QBs Vernon Adams, Jr. was spotted in Eugene today at …

Three Reasons Jeff Lockie is the Next Oregon QB

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As spring practices continue this week for the Oregon Ducks football team, players are knocking off the rust gathered in the offseason and getting situated into their position groups. For the quarterbacks, the battle has hardly begun. WATCH Oregon QB Jeff Lockie: My goal is to lead the offense and score touchdowns #GoDucks http://t.co/Z7VifxVX7o pic.twitter.com/tCv4awokXE — CSNNW (@CSNNW) April 1, 2015 One of the …

Charles Nelson Comfortable With “New Beginnings”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. Last season, a freshman became well known in Eugene for his explosive offensive and special teams contributions on the football field, seamlessly transitioning into the Oregon Ducks potent offense. Now, Charles Nelson will change his role entirely. The Ducks’ coaching staff announced that Nelson would be making the switch from receiver to cornerback for the upcoming 2015-16 football season, marking the …

OL Doug Brenner on QB Jeff Lockie: “He’s Really Stepped up”

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Jordan Ingram reporting for FishDuck.com on the first day of Oregon’s spring football practice at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore. After a long offseason, the Oregon Ducks football team held their first spring practice today. Many questions surround the quarterback position as Marcus Mariota‘s departure to the NFL draft has left a colossal shoes to fill. But one of several men …