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Sportsdesk: Oregon Ducks Must Be Road Warriors to Make NCAA Tournament

(Josh Holmberg/USA TODAY Sports)

The Oregon Ducks have once again rebooted their NCAA Tournament chances this season with a complete game win over UCLA on Saturday afternoon.

Photos – CFP Championship Game Part 2

Mariota sliding.Photo-Dave Peaks/EDN

I thought I was finished processing photos and had posted my final football post – well not quite. I have more Mariota photos to share with you. Marcus is thought of very highly in our household so I could never show too many photos of our QB.

Play Ball! Spring Sports Set to Start for Oregon Baseball, Softball


Oregon Spring Sports begin in a few weeks with Baseball and Softball kicking off their respective 2015 seasons. Let’s take a quick look at who is returning and the schedule they will face entering the new season.

CFP Championship Game – Oregon / Ohio State

Photo-Dave Peaks/EDN

It was my honor to be at the inaugural CFP Championship Game in AT&T stadium.This football season fulfills one of my bucket list line items. I wish Arik and Marcus all the success in the NFL. I hope their dreams come true.

SportsDesk: Mariota Moves On – Saying Goodbye Is Hard, Saying ‘Thank You’ Is Easier

Photo-Dave Peaks/EDN

Mariota set the bar pretty high with the Oregon Ducks and he will have very big shoes to fill. In looking at the talent that Oregon has in the pipeline for next season filling the hole could bring some growing pains for the Oregon Ducks next season.

Marcus Mariota headed to 2015 NFL Draft

Marcus Mariota answers questions at Oregon Media Day
(Gary Breedlove/Eugene Daily News)

Oregon junior quarterback Marcus Mariota, winner of the Heisman Trophy for the 2014 season, has filed paperwork making himself eligible for the 2015 NFL draft, he announced Wednesday.

SportsDesk: Dream Season Ends With Shattered Perception….Decisions Loom

Marcus Mariota | (David Zalubowski/AP Photo)

Regardless of Mariota’s choice, Oregon is loaded with talent for next season. On Offense Running Backs Thomas Tyner and Royce Freeman return, along with a big play Wide Receiver who was out this season with injury in Bralon Addison. On Defense, Armstead is gone, along with Senior Defensive End Tony Washington, and Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu.

Oregon and Ohio State Start National Championship Giving Challenge


The University of Oregon and the Ohio State University will be battling on the football field for the National Championship on Monday Night, but between now and then they are teaming up for the Ducks vs Bucks Challenge.

Two Oregon Ducks Suspended for National Championship Due to Positive Drug Tests

Darren Carrington catches the ball on Washington’s 2-yard line in the first half in a 45-20 victory at Autzen Stadium Oct. 18, 2014. | Eugene Johnson/EDN

Carrington was one of the heroes of the Rose Bowl against Florida State hauling in two touchdowns for Oregon. He also played a key role against Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship with seven receptions for one-hundred twenty six yards.

The Ducks Claim Insurer Stiffed them Over Bonuses


The University of Oregon claims its insurance broker sold them a policy to cover coaches’ bonuses for the 2012-2013 season, only to have the claim denied when the Ducks went on to rank #5 in the nation.

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