Oregon Rumors & News

  • 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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    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

  • Marcus Mariota calls 'Suck for a Duck' campaign by Tennessee Titans fans 'surreal'

    Oregonian "In Tennessee, some fans of the NFL's Titans are so enamored with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota that they've begun a campaign: "Suck for the Duck." If the Titans lose enough games, the thinking goes, they could be in the running for the No. 1 NFL draft choice in 2015. Mariota shook his..." October 10

  • Ducks coach Mark Helfrich signs waiver to avoid Autzen Stadium lawsuit

    Oregonian "Autzen Stadium is loud. I'm not a fan of the decibel meters and the temptation for some stadiums to utilize piped in fan noise. But those who work around the stadium insist that what we're hearing on game days in authentic. I didn't know exactly how much until I talked with Mark Helfrich 1-on-1..." October 03

  • Oregon Ducks' Thomas Tyner says shoulder injury held him out against Michigan State

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks running back Thomas Tyner expects to play Saturday against Wyoming after an injured shoulder held him out of last week's fourth quarter against Michigan State. Tyner, the starting back in each of Oregon's two victories this season, didn't record a catch or carry in the final 20..." September 12

  • Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla says booster promised him house, car

    SB Nation "The title of the "Lost" episode flashes on the screen, and Colt Lyerla can't help but laugh. "Not in Portland," it's called, and he doesn't need the reminder. He is exceedingly aware of where his itinerant life has taken him this time, 2,000 miles away from that city and the nearby suburb,..." September 03

  • Oregon Is Selling 25 Different Versions Of Quarterback Marcus Mariota's Jersey

    ThePostGame.com "In yet another striking piece of evidence that colleges are profiting wildly on their star players, ESPN reported this week that Oregon is selling 25 different variations of quarterback Marcus Mariota's No. 8 uniform. That is the most of any single player in the NCAA this year, followed by the..." August 26

  • Oregon reimburses insurance premiums for Marcus Mariota, three other players

    College Football Talk "One of the newest trends in college football is for universities to use part of the athletic department’s student assistance fund to pay for the insurance premiums on policies taken out by football players with promising NFL futures. The Oregon Ducks are the latest to do so. Four players from..." August 16

  • Report: Oregon will not pay for QB Marcus Mariota's insurance policy

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Insurance premiums have been a popular subject in the past couple months as teams such as Texas A&M, Baylor and Florida State have acknowledged they will use the NCAA's Student Assistance Fund to help pay the premiums of some of their top draft prospects. But, according to Jeremy Fowler of..." August 12

  • Oregon Ducks lineman Tyler Johnstone re-tears ACL, out for season

    CSN Northwest "Oregon left tackle Tyler Johnstone re-tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last week and will be lost for the season. Johnstone confirmed today that he will have surgery on Friday. Johnstone first injured the same ACL last December during the Ducks' 30-7 win over Texas in..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Axed Oregon player Austin enrolls at Northwest Florida St. junior college

    CBSSports.com "Former Providence and Oregon player Brandon Austin has enrolled at Northwest Florida State junior college, the school said. Austin was recently dismissed from Oregon after a sexual assault investigation. The charges were dropped. Austin transferred from Providence before playing a game after..." July 24

  • Georgia Tech quarterback Ty Griffin transfers to Oregon

    Oregonian "Oregon added another quarterback to its 2015 class with the transfer of Georgia Tech's Ty Griffin. Griffin, a 6-foot, 195-pound freshman announced on his Twitter account that he's decided to join the Ducks. Griffin will have to sit out the 2014 season and will be eligible in 2015 as a..." July 24

  • Oregon lands 3-star defensive back recruit

    CSN Northwest "Duck Territory: Defensive back Dylan Kane commits to Oregon 3-star defensive back Dylan Kane of Honolulu, Hawaii committed to the Ducks on Monday after an unofficial visit this past weekend. At 6'2" and 180 pounds, Kane is Oregon's twelfth commit for the 2015 season and will take his official..." July 22

  • Marcus Mariota uncertain about future at Oregon beyond 2014

    NFL.com "Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will spend the weekend imparting wisdom about the game to young campers at the 19th annual Manning Passing Academy, but that doesn't mean the Ducks star can't soak up some valuable instruction himself. Even a Heisman Trophy candidate like Mariota can use a few..." July 12

  • 4-star QB Travis Waller commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "Travis Waller, the nation's 6th ranked quarterback who hails from Servite High in Anaheim, CA gave his verbal commitment to the Ducks today. Waller is a 6' 4", 190lb. signal-caller with mobility, what's been described as a live arm, the ability to throw it down field, and keep plays alive with his..." July 02

  • Alex Ofodile is Oregon Ducks' latest reported recruiting commitment in 2015 class

    Oregonian "Oregon has reportedly added its ninth verbal commitment to its 2015 recruiting class with the addition of Alex Ofodile, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound receiver from Columbia, Mo. Ofodile was offered a scholarship by Oregon on May 7." June 24

  • 4-star QB Travis Waller picks up offer from Oregon

    Oregonian "The Oregon Ducks, looking for a potential class of 2015 signee to succeed Marcus Mariota, on Saturday offered Travis Waller. Waller, a four-star Anaheim, Calif., quarterback visited Alabama last week. On June 9 he announced via Twitter that Alabama, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Ohio State..." June 21

  • 2015 offensive lineman Brady Aiello verbally commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "Oregon received its sixth verbal commitment for its 2015 recruiting class Friday when Brady Aiello, rated a three-star offensive lineman, announced he'd chosen the Ducks via Twitter. Aiello recently took part in the individual camp hosted by the Ducks at their football complex. He is from..." June 20

  • Dunmore the latest to leave Oregon football program

    The Register Guard "Since late March, Oregon has lost 25 percent of its touted 2012 recruiting class. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Oshay Dunmore is the latest Duck to leave the program. The 6-foot-2, 217-pound former Newport High two-way football star and state track champion played in 10 games last season and..." June 18

  • Oregon defensive back Eric Amoako to transfer

    Oregonian "Oregon redshirt sophomore defensive back Eric Amoako will transfer, UO spokesman Dave Williford said Friday afternoon. "Eric asked for and received a release right after spring football," Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said. "We wish him all the best in pursuit of his educational and football..." June 14

  • Oregon football linebacker Tyrell Robinson leaving the program

    Daily Emerald "Oregon linebacker Tyrell Robinson is leaving the football program and will play college football elsewhere, according to Justin Hopkins of 247Sports. An Oregon spokesman confirmed to 247 Sports that the freshman linebacker, who is a native of San Diego, has been granted his release to release..." June 10

  • Former Oregon quarterback Damion Hobbs bound for Utah State

    Oregonian "Former Oregon redshirt freshman quarterback Damion Hobbs has found a new team to play for, and it's the school he considered playing for all along. Hobbs told the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday that he will transfer to Utah State, the school he says he strongly considered out of Cedar Hill,..." May 29

  • Ex-Oregon QB Jake Rodrigues transferring to SDSU

    CBSSports.com "Former Oregon quarterback Jake Rodrigues will reportedly transfer to San Diego State . Rivals.com's Aztec Sports Report cited sources in reporting Rodrigues had already filled out the necessary paperwork with the Aztecs and had been approved by the school's compliance office. Per the report,..." May 26

  • Oregon QB Jake Rodrigues leaves program, seeks to transfer

    CSN Northwest "Oregon backup quarterback Jake Rodrigues is leaving the Ducks football program and will seek to transfer to another university, the redshirt sophomore told CSNNW.com today. Rodrigues had been competing for the backup quarterback position behind Marcus Mariota for the past year and hoped to be..." May 12

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Oregon Ducks' top WR Addison likely tore ACL

    CSN Northwest "Multiple team sources have told CSNNW.com that Oregon junior wide receiver Bralon Addison tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while performing a non-contact drill during Wednesday's practice. Such injuries can take up to nine months to recover from, which means Addison, the team's..." April 10

  • Johnathan Loyd joins Oregon football to prolong Ducks career

    Oregonian "The new face around spring football practice is no stranger to an Oregon uniform. Point guard Johnathan Loyd, who was basketball coach Dana Altman's first recruit at UO four years ago, became football coach Mark Helfrich's latest commit after practicing with the team at wide receiver Monday and..." April 08

  • Safety Erick Dargan returns from suspension ready to become a leader

    Oregonian "Of all the questions surrounding the Oregon secondary this spring, the biggest might revolve around one of the players with the most experience. There are obvious holes to fill with the losses of Avery Patterson, Brian Jackson and Terrance Mitchell and the Ducks will rely heavily on the..." April 03

  • Chemistry is just as important for Oregon Ducks coaches

    Oregonian "Throughout this spring, you'll hear -- if you haven't already -- a lot about communication and chemistry. Take the secondary for example. Lots of new guys are being mixed in with some veterans, and so far, everyone says it's the chemistry that's been the separator. "We're doing some good..." April 03

  • The secret behind Oregon's success is changing

    Oregonian "There are myriad ways a player can land on the recruiting radar of college football’s elite coaches. Holding that interest from Oregon’s staff, however, comes from just one reason: making it through the Ducks’ multilayered evaluation process, a system that has been the backbone of UO’s recent..." February 07

  • Signing Day Countdown: Oregon commit Jalen Jelks

    Oregonian "Between now and national signing day on Feb. 5, The Oregonian is profiling high school football players who are expected to sign with the Ducks. Name: Jalen Jelks Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Position: Defensive end Twitter: N/A Height: 6-foot-7 Weight: 256 pounds High school:..." January 29

  • Signing Day Countdown: Oregon commit Royce Freeman

    Oregonian "Between now and national signing day on Feb. 5, The Oregonian is profiling high school football players who are expected to sign with the Ducks. Name: Royce Freeman Hometown: Imperial, Calif. Position: Running back Twitter: None Height: 6 feet Weight: 227 High school: Imperial..." January 28

  • Oregon lands 3-star recruit Charles Nelson

    Oregonian "Oregon may not have been the place for one speedster, but it seems to be the destination for another. Ten days after four-star recruit Budda Baker decommitted from Oregon, three-star athlete Charles Nelson has decided to join the Ducks. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete out of Seabreeze High..." January 28

  • Former Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff impresses at 2014 Senior Bowl practices

    Oregonian "NFL scouts are zeroing in on prime candidates at the Senior Bowl. Not in attendance is Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, who told AL.com that he is resting his body. However, early entry and possible No. 1 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney did show up and interacted with team representatives, including Houston..." January 23

  • Signing Day Countdown: Oregon commit Justin Hollins

    Oregonian "Between now and national signing day on Feb. 5, The Oregonian is profiling high school football players who are expected to sign with the Oregon Ducks. Name: Justin Hollins Hometown: Arlington, Texas Position: Defensive end Height: 6-foot-5 Weight: 205 pounds High school: Martin..." January 22

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

  • Oregon assistant John Neal withdraws from UAB search

    USA Today "Oregon assistant coach John Neal was all set to to hop on a plane bound for Birmingham to interview for Alabama Birmingham's head coaching position. Then he realized his heart wasn't in it. "I was humbled and excited by the opportunity," said Neal, who was scheduled to fly Wednesday for a..." January 15

  • Don Pellum to be Oregon DC

    ESPN.com "What had been rumored for days became official when Oregon announced the promotion of longtime assistant Don Pellum to defensive coordinator on Tuesday. Pellum replaces another Oregon institution, Nick Aliotti, who retired after 17 seasons following the Ducks' 30-7 victory against Texas in the..." January 15