Three Reasons Marcus Mariota is NFL’s LeBron James

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Every so often, an athlete emerges whose abilities exceed the boundaries of convention and provide a new bright-line of distinction. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and LeBron James are among the special few whose personal contributions, sportsmanship, and competitive drive forever altered the landscape of professional sports. They became legends who brought hope and championships to their loyal fans. And they were fun to watch, too. So, who will be this generation’s …

Five Things You Need to Know About Marcus Mariota This Week

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Here at the University of Oregon, it’s no secret that we’re fans of Marcus Mariota. The man raised Oregon Football to new heights, all the while never forgetting to flash his beautiful smile. So, when something new happens in this man’s life, we have the right to know about it! We sat anxiously as we watched him lead drive after drive …

Dreams of Mariota in Philly, UCLA’s Hundley a Reality?

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Since former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly left Eugene for the head coaching position with the Philadelphia Eagles, more and more former Ducks have appeared on Kelly’s NFL active roster. And there is one special Duck that many would love to see play for Kelly: Oregon’s Heisman Trophy and Manning Award winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota. During a phone interview on Philly Sports Talk, legendary …

New Look for Mariota: “Just Shave It” Campaign?

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Friday morning, the Ducks held their first practice at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA in preparation for the Rose Bowl game. The Oregon practice facilities are just a stone’s throw away from Pasadena. Yes, Duck fans, the first playoff game is drawing nigh, now less than a week away on New Year’s Day. Indeed, Oregon is on a “business trip,” according to first year defensive coordinator …

The Heisman Bowl: Round 3

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What defines a winner for the coveted Heisman Memorial Trophy? Obviously, tons of factors play into the decision such as a player’s character on and off the field. For the third time in college football history, two winners of the Heisman Trophy will face one another in hopes of earning a spot in the National Championship Game. The 101st edition …