Oregon Rumors & News

  • Matt Hegarty, Notre Dame offensive lineman transfer, joins Oregon

    Oregonian "Matt Hegarty, an offensive lineman who announced in March he would transfer from Notre Dame after completing his degree, will join the Oregon Ducks in 2015. The program welcomed Hegarty, from Aztec, New Mexico, in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. At 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, Hegarty was a top-100..." May 26

  • Ifo Ekpre-Olomu set to collect on $3 million insurance policy

    NFL.com "Of all the NFL draft prospects who went to bed unchosen Friday night after the third round of the draft, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu had to have slept the best. A former Oregon cornerback once considered a potential first-round pick, Ekpre-Olomu ended up being taken in the seventh round (No. 241 overall)..." May 03

  • Mark Helfrich says there's no timetable for Ducks to name starting quarterback

    Oregonian "On Thursday's Pac-12 coaches conference call, Mark Helfrich said there is no timetable for naming a starting quarterback for the Ducks. Not that anyone was expecting to hear different. While players like Jeff Lockie, Taylor Alie, Morgan Mahalak, Travis Jonsen and Ty Griffin have been..." May 03

  • Ducks’ probe of Colt Lyerla’s allegations finds no NCAA no-nos

    College Football Talk "Pardon me while I tidy up this bit of business from a few months ago. If you remember back to early September of last year, former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla claimed in an interview that, during the recruiting process that led to him becoming a Duck, he “was promised a house, a car, all these..." April 29

  • Oregon is in limbo while waiting on Vernon Adams Jr.'s arrival

    Fox Sports "A solitary reminder of Oregon's triumphant 2014 season sits in somewhat lonely fashion atop a reception desk in the extravagant Hatfield-Dowlin football complex. It's a trophy from the College Football Playoff for the Ducks' semifinal win over Florida State at the Rose Bowl. That Oregon reached..." April 27

  • B.J. Kelley, Jamal Prater won't return for senior seasons with Oregon

    Oregonian "When Oregon gathers Tuesday for the first of its 15 spring football practices, two Ducks won't be joining. Offensive lineman Jamal Prater and receiver B.J. Kelley won't be back for their senior seasons in 2015, an Oregon spokesman confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Each was a backup at a..." March 27

  • Jeff Lockie has no plans to concede Oregon QB job to Vernon Adams

    CBSSports.com "On an afternoon in mid-March, Jeff Lockie had just finished a final exam before sitting down for an interview as the quasi-face -- at least for now -- of Oregon quarterbacks. The exam dealt with the supply and demand of foreign currencies in relation to markets, including the gold..." March 23

  • Vernon Adams is a quarterback without a team — for now

    USA Today "Halfway through the workout, the receiver calls for a break. "Let me catch my breath," says Daniel Johnson, and for a few moments, he and Vernon Adams Jr. pause their organized game of catch. It is mild for this winter day on the northern edge of the Palouse, and when the sun was out..." March 03

  • Hawaii to play 3-game football series with Oregon

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii has signed to play a three-game football series with Oregon, the schools have confirmed. The Rainbow Warriors will play in Eugene in 2020 and 2023 and the Ducks will come to Aloha Stadium in 2024." March 01

  • Oregon targeted Vernon Adams Jr. over Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman has an excellent feature on Oregon transfer Vernon Adams Jr. up, which is well worth a read. There’s some interesting stuff in there — Adams’ decision to transfer from FCS side Eastern Washington to the No. 2 team in the nation wasn’t easy, and he’s training in a strip..." February 23

  • Vernon Adams: 'Butt-hurt' EWU teammates 'taped up my locker'

    CBSSports.com "Not everyone took the Vernon Adams transfer decision well. The former Eastern Washington star told CBSSports.com earlier this week that he'd "heard" some of his FCS All-American honors had been removed from the Eagles' locker room -- where the future Oregon Ducks quarterback is no longer..." February 21

  • Vernon Adams, after announcing transfer to Oregon, isn't welcome at EW workouts, coach Beau Baldwin says

    Oregonian "On Sunday, Vernon Adams was still an Eastern Washington teammate. But by Monday morning, he'd become just the newest season-opening opponent for the Eagles, a distinction made clear in EWU head coach Beau Baldwin's comments during a radio appearance the same day that the All-American..." February 12

  • Oregon extends coach Mark Helfrich

    ESPN.com "Oregon has signed coach Mark Helfrich to a five-year, $17.5 million contract extension through the 2019-20 season. The school announced the deal Monday. "Mark has provided tremendous leadership of our football program and the values and character that he insists upon are in line with our..." February 10

  • Quarterback Vernon Adams chooses Oregon, will join Ducks rather than return to Eastern Washington

    Oregonian "Vernon Adams is trading in the Big Sky Conference for a big opportunity. And the Oregon Ducks, who still have a big hole at quarterback, are getting a most intriguing option to fill it. Eight days after Adams, Eastern Washington's prolific junior quarterback, returned from his official visit..." February 09

  • E. Washington releases statement on Oregon QB transfer target

    College Football Talk "Wednesday, reports surfaced that not only was Vernon Adams a potential transfer target for Oregon, but that the star FCS quarterback was a near-lock to move on to the Ducks. A day later, EWU has addressed the Adams situation. Sort of. While not specifically mentioning his name, EWU released..." January 30

  • Could Oregon replace Marcus Mariota with FCS star Vernon Adams?

    SB Nation "The Oregon Ducks face a huge void with the departure of Marcus Mariota to the NFL, but their replacement may be visiting Eugene this weekend, according to Duck Territory. Eastern Washington star quarterback Vernon Adams is eligible to transfer and play immediately as a graduate student, and could..." January 29

  • Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Sam Kamp to retire from football

    Oregonian "Oregon has now lost two juniors on its defensive line this offseason. One, Arik Armstead, opted to turn pro early and enter the NFL draft. The other, Sam Kamp, announced Tuesday night via social media that with his graduation upcoming in the spring, he's elected to retire from football. The..." January 28

  • Marcus Mariota's brother, Matthew, to walk-on at Oregon

    CBSSports.com "While Marcus Mariota prepares for the 2015 NFL Draft, his younger brother will reportedly continue the family tradition of playing football for the Ducks. Matthew Mariota, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive lineman/outside linebacker from Honolulu, Hawaii, will join Oregon's football program..." January 27

  • There's a petition for Oregon to retire Marcus Mariota's number

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Oregon football has never retired a number. Some fans want the Ducks to break the trend and have Marcus Mariota's No. 8 retired. A petition in iPetition.com has already surpassed its goal of 1,000 signatures after being posted last week. The petition says Mariota "has selflessly brought so much..." January 20

  • Darren Carrington Jr.'s father claims son did not smoke marijuana

    CSN Northwest "When the NCAA ruled Oregon redshirt freshman wide receiver Darren Carrington Jr. ineligible for the national championship game against Ohio State after he tested positive for marijuana use, the image that ran through the heads of many was that of a young man who blew a golden opportunity because..." January 20

  • Chance Allen transferring to Houston to take care of his mom

    Daily Emerald "Oregon sophomore wide receiver Chance Allen has been granted a full release to leave the program and will transfer, an Oregon official confirmed to Matt Prehm of 247Sports Saturday morning. According to Chance’s mom Alycia, his decision centered around coming back home to take care of her..." January 19

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    Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif

    Marcus Mariota is going to the NFL draft. The school just announced.

  • NCAA Championship Game Gives ESPN Record 33 Million Viewers

    The Hollywood Reporter "After breaking records with the first round of the College Football Playoff, the NCAA (and cable) hit new highs on Monday night. A record 33.3 million viewers tuned in to ESPN's coverage of the championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. All told, the debut of the College Football Playoff..." January 14

  • Oregon Ducks lineman Arik Armstead declares early for NFL draft

    Oregonian "Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, the school announced Tuesday afternoon, one day after the Ducks lost the College Football Playoff National Championship to Ohio State. As a former five-star recruit who received his first college..." January 14

  • Ohio State caps amazing run with inaugural CFP Championship

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cardale Jones kept dropping back. And kept dropping back. And kept dropping back. Oregon linebacker Tyson Coleman kept pursuing, and Jones dropped the ball. It was a near mirror image of a fumble the Ducks forced against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston in the Rose Bowl. That turnover..." January 13

  • Oregon-Ohio St. on pace for most bets ever

    ESPN.com "The excitement generated by the first College Football Playoff has bubbled over to the betting window. Heading into game day, the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T between Oregon and Ohio State was on pace to be the most heavily bet college football game ever at..." January 12

  • Oregon-Ohio State is cheapest national title ticket in recent years

    CBSSports.com "Ticket prices to the first College Football Playoff championship game continued to drop Monday, likely turning Oregon-Ohio State into the cheapest ticket in recent national title history. In the hours leading up to kickoff, Oregon-Ohio State tickets were being sold on StubHub at an average..." January 12

  • Mark Helfrich will get $250,000 bonus if Oregon beats Ohio State tonight

    USA Today "If the University of Oregon beats Ohio State in tonight’s college football title game, the team’s coaches won’t just have bragging rights — they’ll reap the rewards monetarily, too." January 12

  • LeBron's Beats gift to Buckeyes and Ducks not violation

    ESPN.com "Ohio State players received a boost from one of their biggest, and arguably most famous, fans Saturday. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James helped gift each member of the Ohio State team Beats By Dre headphones ahead of Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented..." January 11

  • Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington suspended for national title game

    CSN Northwest "Oregon redshirt freshman wide receiver Darren Carrington failed a NCAA administered drug test and did not make the trip to Texas for Monday's national title game against Ohio State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, according to multiple team sources. The Ducks arrived here this evening. The team..." January 10

  • NCAA won't let Oregon practice as much as Ohio State

    SB Nation "NCAA rules will always find new ways to surprise you. The NCAA has way too many rules for its own good, and with an excess of rules comes some unforeseen problems. That's what has happened in preparation for this year's national championship game, as Ohio State will get a big advantage over..." January 08

  • Oregon the early wagering favorite over Ohio State

    College Football Talk "Not surprisingly, Oregon’s blowout of the defending national champions has left the Ducks as the apple of the bettors’ eyes. Shortly after Ohio State stunned Alabama to set up an OSU-UO College Football Playoff championship game Jan. 12, the opening wagering line was released, with the Ducks as..." January 02

  • Oregon coach says school will discipline players for 'no means no' chant

    SB Nation "After Oregon beat Florida State 59-20 in the Rose Bowl, some Oregon players chanted "no means no" to the tune of the FSU war chant, referencing the sexual assault allegations against Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston that did not result in any charges or school discipline. Oregon coach Mark..." January 02

  • Oregon loses receiver Devon Allen for national title game

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Oregon, a team known for its speed, will be without arguably its fastest player for the College Football Playoff championship game. Devon Allen, the NCAA 110-meter hurdles champion and the Ducks’ leading receiver with seven touchdowns, injured his right knee on the opening kickoff of Thursday’s..." January 02

  • Mark Helfrich gets chance to step out of Chip Kelly’s shadow, if he hasn’t already

    Sporting News - NCAAF "What do you know about Oregon coach Mark Helfrich? We know the other coaches in this College Football Playoff, all right. Alabama’s Nick Saban, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher reign as the three kings of the FBS who have parceled six of the last eight national..." December 31

  • Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will 'be ready to play' in Rose Bowl against Florida State

    Oregonian "Hroniss Grasu's injury recovery is on the "fast track" and he will play in Thursday's College Football Playoff semifinal against No. 3 Florida State, Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost said Tuesday, a key development for a Ducks line down their All-American center since early..." December 30

  • Behind Oregon's (Phil) Knight in shining armor

    USA Today "Phil Knight remembers drinking adult beverages with Mike Bellotti, then head coach of the University of Oregon football team, at a scheduled victory party that felt more like a wake. Colorado had just buried the Ducks 38-6 in the 1996 Cotton Bowl, and Knight, the founder and chairman of Nike..." December 29

  • Oregon's Mark Helfrich confirms Ekpre-Olomu will miss playoffs

    CBSSports.com "The Oregon Ducks will be without cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu for the rest of the season. That includes Oregon's Rose Bowl game against Florida State, and a possible title game against the winner of the Sugar Bowl. Reports first surfaced that Ekpre-Olomu had suffered a "serious knee injury" on..." December 18

  • Reports: Oregon CB Ekpre-Olomu suffers 'serious knee injury,' out for playoffs

    CBSSports.com "According to a report from Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu suffered a "serious knee injury" in practice on Tuesday, which the school fears it could be a torn ACL. Comcast SportsNet's Aaron Fentress added that Ekpre-Olomu will miss the rest of the..." December 17

  • Marcus Mariota becomes first from Hawaii to win Heisman

    Star Advertiser "In its 80th year, the Heisman Memorial Trophy is Hawaii-bound after Saint Louis School graduate Marcus Mariota was awarded the iconic bronze statue today on national TV. The University of Oregon quarterback won the award, symbolic of being the nation's top college football player, over two..." December 14

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Marcus Mariota wins Maxwell Award for most outstanding player. Mariota is 1st since Cam Newton to capture Maxwell, Walter Camp and O’Brien.

  • Mariota, Cooper, Gordon are Heisman finalists

    CBSSports.com "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be joined by Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper in New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony on Saturday night in New York City. Mariota has been the betting favorite to win the award for most of the season's..." December 09

  • Report: Marcus Mariota wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

    The Score "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has won the 2014 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. Mariota beat out UCLA's Brett Hundley, USC's Cody Kessler, Baylor's Bryce Petty and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott." December 09

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP

    ESPN.com "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • Braxton Miller to Oregon transfer rumor originates on Reddit

    Larry Brown Sports "There is a wild and intriguing rumor that emerged on a Reddit college football forum about Braxton Miller transferring to Oregon. Here’s what the Reddit user wrote: I have multiple sources telling me that Urban has told him they will be going forward with Barrett next year. They wanted to..." November 26

  • Bovada whittles Heisman Trophy race down to two

    College Football Talk "In the eyes of Bovada, there are now just two Heisman contenders worth fussing over. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are the only two options on the board for Bovada entering the final games of the regular season. If that is any indication, this year’s..." November 25

  • Oregon teammate says C Hroniss Grasu could miss 'a couple games'

    CBSSports.com "Oregon coaches are saying that Hroniss Grasu is "day-to-day" after suffering a leg injury in the second half of the Ducks' win at Utah last Saturday. The Ducks have suffered injuries at multiple positions along the offenive line, but the loss of Grasu, a senior and All-American caliber center,..." November 14

  • Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown remains hospitalized in Salt Lake City after season-ending injury

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks tight end Pharaoh Brown remains hospitalized in Salt Lake City this week and is expected to undergo surgery after suffering a season-ending non-contact leg injury in the fourth quarter of the Ducks' 51-27 win against Utah on Saturday evening. Brown was in stable condition Sunday..." November 10

  • Oregon the favorite in new College Football Playoff title odds

    CBSSports.com "With its archnemesis Stanford dispatched in convincing fashion and only one ranked team remaining on its regular season schedule, Oregon is the College Football Playoff championship favorite in the latest odds released by offshore sportsbook Bovada. The Ducks are listed at 9/2, just ahead of..." November 03

  • Oregon left tackle Jake Fisher to start at UCLA

    CSN Northwest "Oregon senior left tackle Jake Fisher is expected to start today when the No. 12 Ducks play at No. 18 UCLA, according to team sources. Fisher's return to the starting lineup after missing two games with an injured knee would be a huge development for a team that has been hit hard by injuries..." October 11