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Isaac Rosenthal

I am a journalist, a dog person, a sports fan and a cynic, in no particular order. I'm originally from Los Angeles. I enjoy covering baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer and just about everything else. The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy in sports.

Defense Optional When Oregon and Texas Meet In Alamo Bowl

Oregon red shirt Sophomore Quarterback Marcus Mariota runs for a first down  | Photo by Gary Breedlove

Oregon and Texas both have strong offenses, and they’ve both looked vulnerable defensively.

Trojans Hire Steve Sarkisian, Reason Unknown

USC hires Steve Sarkisian, but they should have kept interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

Once Again, It’s About Pride

View of Autzen Stadium and Rich Brooks Field from the press box as the Oregon marching band practices.  | Photo by Gary Breedlove

There are no BCS bowls at stake this time. For the first time in a long time, it’s about pride.

Marcus Mariota Throws for Three Scores Despite Limited Mobility

Marcus Mariota

Head coach Mark Helfrich and offensive coordinator Scott Frost both acknowledged the Ducks avoided calling designed runs for Marcus Mariota to protect his knee, but Mariota makes it clear that he won’t use his knee as an excuse. The sophomore has now also thrown 353 passes without an interception.

Missed Opportunities Likely Cost Oregon Ducks Shot at National Title

Bralon Addison misses a sure first down pass and a chance to continue a long drive | Photo by Gary Breedlove

Stanford dominated the Ducks in the trenches and ate up nearly three quarters of clock time while blanking the Ducks for the majority of the game.

Nick Aliotti’s Halftime Adjustments are the Difference Again

Rodney Hardrick and Brian Jackson make a tackle on UCLA's Malcolm Jones as the ball goes flying | Gary Breedlove/Eugene Daily News

For 30 minutes, 59,000 held their breath as UCLA matched Oregon punch-for-punch on both sides of the ball, taking a 14-14 tie into the locker room.

Connor Halliday Sets Passing Record in Blowout Loss

Connor Halliday

Mike Leach’s team ran the 12 times for two yards while QB Connor Halliday threw the ball an NCAA record 89 times and tied an NCAA record with 58 completions.

Dominant Passing Game Leads Oregon to 10th Straight Over Arch Rivals

Bralon Addison

Oregon was tested for the first time on Saturday, and they passed with flying colors. The Ducks beat the Huskies 45-24 to make it 10 in-a-row.

Ducks Capitalize on Rain, Turnovers, but De’Anthony Thomas Injured on Opening Kickoff

Oregon Ducks Football, Rain, Oregon Cal Rain

De’Anthony Thomas, injured on the opening kickoff, was able to limp off the field mostly under his own power, but he was seen on crutches in the second half.

Freshman Tight End Johnny Mundt Shines as Mariota Sets Career High in Passing

Oregon went three and out on their first possession and soon the visiting Volunteers had a 7-0 lead and were thinking upset. Johnny Mundt had other ideas.

Thomas Tyner Bursts Onto Scene With Two TD Performance

Thomas Tyner

Oregon Ducks football super freshman Thomas Tyner burst onto the scene with a four-carry, 51 yard and two touchdown performance against Virginia.

Three and Out: Looking Back at Oregon’s 66-3 Win Over Nicholls

The Oregon Ducks opened the college football season with a 66-3 win over Nicholls. Here are three things we took away from the opening week win.

Cold Streak For Ems Offense Continues In 3-0 Loss To Volcanoes

If the Ems plan on competing for a playoff berth, they’re running out of time. Salem-Keizer got the best of the Ems by a score of 3-0, a fifth straight loss.

Eugene Emeralds Open Hometand With 2-1 Loss To Hops

George Roberts hit a two-run home run into the Eugene Emeralds’ bullpen in the eighth inning and it was enough to give Hillsboro a 2-1 win over the home Ems.

Spokane Indians Beat Eugene Emeralds in 13 Innings

The Eugene Emeralds struck gold in the eighth and ninth innings to send the game to extras but Spokane came away with a 4-2 in in 13 innings.

Trae Santos Walk-off Lifts Ems to Second Straight Win

In the Ems’ first game without right fielder Hunter Renfroe, Trae Santos lifted the team to a 3-2 walk-off victory at PK Park.

Eugene Emeralds Shut Out Again, Fall 2-0 to Spokane

Eugene Emeralds

Despite a strong night for the pitching staff the Eugene Emeralds fell 2-0 to the Spokane Indians to fall to 20-32 on the season in front of 3,254 at PK Park.

For Oregon Football, Even Leadership is ‘By Committee’

The 2013 Oregon Football season comes complete with its own set of challenges, and leadership will play a huge role in this team’s chances at a championship

Burning Questions Before Oregon Ducks Football Season Begins

Oregon Ducks Football

With fall camp opening today, here’s a look at some of biggest questions facing Oregon Ducks football. Changes on the coaching staff, special teams and more.

Vancouver Canadians Snap Eugene Emeralds win Streak With 7-0 win

The Eugene Emeralds’ win-streak was snapped after three games via a 7-0 blowout win by the Vancouver Canadiens. The Ems now start a 5-game road stretch.

Open Mics

  • 03/23/17 Open Mic in Eugene at McShane’s
  • 03/26/17 Open Jam in Walterville, Oregon at River Stop
  • 03/27/17 Songwriter Night in Eugene, Oregon at Wandering Goat
  • 03/27/17 Open Mic in Eugene, Oregon at First National Taphouse
  • 03/28/17 Acoustic Night w/ Brian Chevalier in Dexter, Oregon at Dexter Lake Club
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