Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Conundrum for Student-Athletes

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Remarkable, isn’t it? One ACL tear and a dislocated knee later, and arguably the top cornerback in all of college football barely squeaks by in the seventh round of the NFL Draft. It’s sad, but it’s a reality. One play can ruin everything. For Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, all it took was one unlucky play while practicing for the 2015 Rose Bowl. …

Ducks and Warriors Set To Play 3-Game Series starting in 2020

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Here’s a quick trivia question for all you Oregon or college football fans: When was the last time Oregon and Hawaii squared off with one another? It was all the way back in 1994. Over the upcoming decade, the Ducks and Rainbow Warriors will face off in a exhilarating triple-header. Starting in 2020, in Eugene, and will meet there once again in …

Oregon Taps Hawaiian Pipeline for Defensive Recruits

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No Sweat? No sweat. After losing highly coveted defensive end and 247 Sports No. 1 overall athlete Josh Sweat to Florida State, the Oregon Ducks still have a lot to look forward to in their 2015 recruiting class. While the last second visit to Oregon from Sweat had Oregon fans drooling, the Ducks now turn to Hawaii for their recruitment of elite defensive standouts such as Punahou High …

Three Points of Interest for the Ducks vs Buffaloes Match-Up

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Finally, it’s game day, ladies and gentleman — and a special one, as it’s senior day and the last home game of the season (and most likely Marcus Mariota’s last home game as well, as he’s expected to enter the 2014 NFL Draft). Here are three aspects to be cognizant of before watching Saturday’s game: 1. Pharaoh Brown’s Replacement There has …

Helfrich Expects Ducks to be Refreshed, Productive Saturday

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The Ducks’ “Win The Day” slogan embodies just about everything that the Oregon football team stands for. You win by any means necessary, and you focus solely on the task at hand. Oregon has been winning a lot this season, but it hasn’t been easy. Despite battling through injuries, and even losing a few key players for an extended amount …

Johnny Mundt: Opportunist Tight End

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On September 14, 2013, Oregon played Tennessee in Autzen Stadium and Duck fans were worried. A new kid, Johnny Mundt started at tight end. Colt Lyerla, the normal starter, was missing because of undisclosed “circumstances.” There was no need for the fans to worry, though, as Mundt responded to the opportunity with a breakout game: five receptions for 121 yards and …

Clear eyes. Full Hearts. The Ducks Play with Motivation.

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Clear eyes and full hearts. This is something my Ultimate Frisbee coach used to tell our team when something tragic had happened. No one could have anticipated the number of injuries during last Saturday’s game vs. Utah. The Ducks suffered injuries to three key players including center Hroniss Grasu, safety Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, and tight end Pharaoh Brown. The Utes also had their …