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Conor Armor

A junior in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, Conor Armor hails from Santa Cruz, California. When not covering sports, he enjoys filmmaking, sports talk radio, and hanging out with his two dogs. Conor can be reached at conora@uoregon.edu and on twitter @ConorArmorUO.

Ducks Ride Five-Run Eighth to 7-5 Win over Vanderbilt

(Eric Evans/GoDucks)

The No. 15 Oregon Ducks avoided a sweep to the No. 2 Vanderbilt Commodores on Sunday sparked by a 5-run 8th inning.

#15 Ducks’ Offensive Struggles Continue, Fall 4-2 to #2 Vanderbilt


Oregon dropped game two in the three game series, 4-2, but will try to avoid the sweep on Sunday.

Ziomek Shuts Down #15 Ducks, Leads #2 Vanderbilt To 4-1 Win

Ryon Healy
(Eric Evans/GoDucks)

The Vanderbilt Commodores took game one in the weekend series 4-1 as ace Kevin Ziomek (4-0) dominated the Ducks’ offense by throwing a complete game one run game.

Jones, Gold Shut Down Portland, Lead Ducks to 3-1 Victory


The Oregon Ducks continued their winning ways by knocking off in-state Portland, 3-1, at home.

Ex-Duck Dion Jordan Gears Up for NFL Combine

Dion Jordan vs Arkansas State (Alex Shoemaker/Eugene Daily News)

Next Friday, Jordan will take a big step in his journey to the NFL, when he will fly to Indianapolis to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine, a series of physical and mental tests designed to help NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts determine the value of NFL prospects.

Singler, Ducks Drop Huskies 81-76 in Front of Sold-Out Matthew Knight Arena

(AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Saturday, 12,364 of the Oregon faithful came, and saw, selling out Matt Knight Arena for the first time since February 22, 2011. And the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12) conquered, dispatching Washington (12-8, 4-3) 81-76.

Ducks Land 4-Star WR Recruit Allen

Consider the Mark Helfrich era officially underway. The new Oregon football head coach has secured a commitment from Phoenix (AZ) Brophy Prep wide receiver Devon Allen. Allen will join a 2013 group of commits that boasts 4-star running back Thomas Tyner (OR), 4-star running back Dontre Wilson (TX), and 4-star wide receiver Darren Carrington (CA).

Oregon Reliever Sherfy Named to 3rd Preseason All-America Team


Oregon Ducks relief pitcher Jimmie Sherfy has been named to his third preseason All-America team, according to a press release from the University of Oregon.

The New “Caretaker”: Helfrich Named Oregon Head Coach


It’s official! Mark Helfrich is the new coach of the Oregon Ducks football team.

Here to Stay: No. 21 Ducks’ 76-67 Win over No. 24 UCLA Validates Ranking

Arsalan Kazemi drives to the bucket against UCLA (AP/Reed Saxon)

The No. 21 Oregon Ducks improved to 5-0 in conference play in a clutch win over a top-25 UCLA Bruins program.

Mullens Confirms: Kelly to Philadelphia, Head Coach Search to Begin

Athletic director Rob Mullens

Chip Kelly is officially the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens discusses the new direction of the program and life post Chip.

Ducks’ 2013 Football Schedule Released

Alex Shoemaker/Eugene Daily News

The Oregon Ducks’ 2013 regular season docket was determined Thursday morning as the Pac-12 released schedules for next season.
Most notably, Oregon will visit Stanford on November 7, a Thursday night game to be televised on ESPN. Stanford beat Oregon 17-14 this past November to deny the Ducks a shot at the BCS National Championship game.

9 Defining Plays of 2012 Season: #1 The Plea


The Play: On 3rd and 10, Marcus Mariota takes a knee for a loss of 2. But of course, this isn’t about what was happening between the hashmarks.

Chip Kelly Reportedly to Stay at Oregon

Oregon head coach Chip Kelly (ESPN)

After meeting with the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles following Oregon’s 35-17 victory over Kansas State in the 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Chip Kelly has decided to remain as the Ducks’ head coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Ducks Defeat Kansas State 35-17, Win Fiesta Bowl


As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, University of Oregon fans in attendance at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl united in a chant: “We love Chip!”

Kelly, Snyder Represent New and Old School Styles

Kelly, Snyder pose with the Fiesta Bowl Trophy.
(Photo credit: Conor Armor)

There are parallels to be drawn between the two coaches that will have brought their teams to Phoenix. Both prefer physical, contact-heavy practices. Both emphasized the importance of special teams play. Both have faced scrutiny from the iron-fisted NCAA. Thursday, the talk will halt – if only for a few hours. Finally, after nearly a month of build-up, there will be football for Kelly’s and Snyder’s teams.

Nine Defining Plays of 2012 Season: #2 The Kick


The Play: On 4th down and 9, Alejandro Maldonado misses a 41-yard field goal attempt.

9 Defining Plays of 2012 Season – #3 The Return

Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas runs with blazing speed
(Alex Shoemaker/Eugene Daily News)

The Play: On 4th and 11, De’Anthony Thomas receives punter Darragh O’Neill’s kick and returns it 73 yards for a touchdown.

9 Defining Plays of 2012 Season – #4 The Dagger


The Play: On 3rd down and 12, Kenjon Barner rushes 22 yards for a touchdown.

9 Defining Plays of 2012 Season: #5 – The Recovery

De'Anthony Thomas runs down the sidelines on a punt return against Tennessee Tech last season
(Alex Shoemaker/Eugene Daily News)

The Play: On 2nd down, Marcus Mariota completes a swing pass to De’Anthony Thomas, who runs 49 yards to the Tennessee Tech 1-yard line and fumbles. Oregon right tackle Jake Fisher recovers the ball in the end-zone for the touchdown.

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