Oregon Rumors & News

  • As Oregon awaits a healed Vernon Adams Jr., it doesn't rule out more two-quarterback rotation

    Oregonian "The numbers that mattered most Saturday evening at Folsom Field were Oregon 41, Colorado 24. But the most-scrutinized numbers this upcoming week, as the Ducks prepare to host Washington State at 3 p.m. Saturday, will be seven and eight. Quarterback Jeff Lockie started and played seven..." October 05

  • Oregon, Oregon State will honor shooting victims with helmet decals

    ESPN "The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have added decals to the backs of their helmets to honor the Umpqua Community College shooting victims. At least nine students were reportedly killed and several more injured at the community college on Thursday when a gunman opened fire on..." October 03

  • Ekpre-Olomu expected to be first to collect on loss of draft value insurance

    CBS Sports "Former Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is expected to be the first player to collect on a loss of draft value insurance, according to the man who underwrote the policy. Keith Lerner told CBS Sports Thursday night that Ekpre-Olomu is in the process of collecting a $3 million claim after..." October 02

  • Electric Oregon WR Byron Marshall (leg) feared out for the season

    CBS Sports "A nightmare week for Oregon has gotten worse, with the Ducks losing their best skill position player to an injury that reportedly could be season-ending. Marshall left the game in the second half of Oregon's home loss to Utah with an apparent lower leg injury. He was carted off to the locker..." September 30

  • What the hell happened to the Oregon Ducks?

    SB Nation "Of all of the major American sports, college football is the most predictable. It is more staid than even Major League Baseball, which fields teams with drastic money differences. In college football, great teams usually remain great, and bad teams usually remain bad. There are shifts every..." September 28

  • Vernon Adams Jr. confirms broken finger, calls himself a game time decision

    Oregonian "Vernon Adams Jr. wasn't at 100 percent against Michigan State, and on Wednesday the senior quarterback elaborated. The index finger on his throwing hand is broken, Adams confirmed, and he received a cortisone shot before the Oregon Ducks played the Spartans. When asked if he would play..." September 17

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams Jr. playing with broken index finger

    CSN Northwest "Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has a broken right index finger on his throwing hand, multiple sources told CSN, and it will likely bother him for several weeks. The injury, suffered in the season opener, made it difficult for Adams to grip and throw the ball during the team's 31-28 loss..." September 15

  • Source: Vernon Adams Jr. dealing with index finger injury

    ESPN "Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who was knocked out of last week's season opener after taking a hard hit in the fourth quarter, also is dealing with an injured index finger on his throwing hand, a source told ESPN. Adams has been icing his hand, according to the source, and intends to play..." September 12

  • John Kreifels suspended for hit on Oregon QB Vernon Adams

    ESPN "Eastern Washington has suspended roverback John Kreifels for Saturday's game at Northern Iowa following his ejection from the Eagles' season-opening loss against Oregon, coach Beau Baldwin said Tuesday. Kreifels delivered a late hit to the head of Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. as Adams..." September 09

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams leaves game after hit to head, 'feeling good'

    CBS Sports "There was a lot of hype surrounding Vernon Adams Jr.'s first start with the Oregon Ducks after he transferred in from Eastern Washington. Adams' first game with the Ducks came against his former team and in the fourth quarter he took a helmet-to-helmet shot as he was sliding to the ground after..." September 06

  • Oregon lists transfer QB Vernon Adams as starter on Week 1 depth chart

    CBS Sports "Just two weeks ago Vernon Adams was waiting for the results of his final test at Eastern Washington to determine whether he would graduate and be able to complete his transfer to Oregon. Now, after just two weeks in Eugene, Adams is listed as the starting quarterback for the Ducks in the most..." August 28

  • Oregon's QB job doesn't belong to Vernon Adams ... yet

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Vernon Adams may have passed his math test to officially join the Oregon Ducks last week, but that doesn’t mean the starting quarterback role will be gifted to the highly touted transfer. Oregon coach Mark Helfrich told The Oregonian on Wednesday that Adams impressed the staff after Tuesday’s..." August 20

  • Oregon's battle to replace Marcus Mariota can now officially begin

    SB Nation "Happy Ducks! Graduate transfer quarterback Vernon Adams passed his final test at Eastern Washington and will be eligible for Oregon this season. He's expected to compete with junior Jeff Lockie, who's continued to gain experience in the system this offseason. The dual-threat should fit in..." August 16

  • Vernon Adams impresses in 1st Oregon practice session

    The Score "Vernon Adams wasn't allowed to talk to the media following his first practice with Oregon due to NCAA rules. Instead, he let his ability do the talking for him. "I was impressed. Some of the balls were just dimes," sophomore cornerback Arrion Springs said to reporters Friday. "Jesus Christ,..." August 15

  • Vernon Adams completes graduate transfer, can now practice with Ducks

    ESPN "Quarterback Vernon Adams completed his long-awaited graduate transfer to Oregon on Thursday and will report to the Ducks' fall camp after completing his final academic requirement from Eastern Washington. Adams was expected to be on campus in June, working out with the team and beginning his..." August 14

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    Lindsay Schnell @Lindsay_Schnell

    Just received word that Vernon Adams passed his math test. He's a Duck. #VernonWatch2015 over ... Let the QB competition commence!

  • Adams can’t return to EWU, Baldwin says

    The Spokesman-Review "Should Vernon Adams Jr. fail a crucial math test on Thursday, there’s no chance he can about-face and play for Eastern Washington, his former coach confirmed Wednesday morning. “It can’t be a revolving door,” EWU coach Beau Baldwin said on the first day of EWU practice. “We’ve kept a very good..." August 13

  • Oregon RB Thomas Tyner's father shoots down transfer theorists

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said Monday that running back Thomas Tyner was "not going to be in fall camp and his availability after that remains to be seen." By Tuesday, conspiracy theorists were speculating that Tyner, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, was a candidate to..." August 12

  • QB Vernon Adams' Oregon status hinges on EWU exam Thursday

    CBS Sports "Vernon Adams' arrival at Oregon has been delayed by the completion of a class at Eastern Washington; passing it is necessary for the quarterback's addition to the Ducks' 2015 roster as a graduate transfer. According to Sports Illustrated's Lindsey Schnell, who wrote a profile on Adams, he takes..." August 11

  • No update on Vernon Adams Jr.; Thomas Tyner isn't currently part of Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "When Oregon revealed its 103-player roster Monday morning, transfer quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. was not on it. But he's expected to join the roster later in fall camp, perhaps even later this week. "Nothing has changed," third-year Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said of Adams, who is awaiting..." August 11

  • Oregon running back Thomas Tyner out for season following shoulder surgery

    CSN Northwest "Oregon running back Thomas Tyner will miss the 2015 season after having successful shoulder surgery on Friday, according to his father, John Tyner. The junior former five-star recruit out of Aloha High School rushed for 573 yards and five touchdowns last season as the primary backup to Royce..." August 09

  • Quarterback Vernon Adams admitted at Oregon and can enroll with Ducks

    Oregonian "Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.'s six-month journey from Cheney, Washington, to the University of Oregon football team is one step closer to completion. Adams has been admitted and is eligible to enroll in Oregon's graduate school, according to the UO registrar. The former Eastern Washington..." July 06

  • Academic leaders question Oregon’s football budget

    College Football Talk "We all have come to a pretty general understanding that sports drives revenue for universities, with football bringing the most money into the university. No athletic program generates as much income as Oregon (thanks Nike!), but academic leaders in Eugene would like to see more of that money be..." June 30

  • Former Duck Jamal Prater to play final year at FCS Hampton

    College Football Talk "As has been the case myriad times this offseason — and offseasons over the past several years for that matter — an FBS player has decided to conclude his playing career at a level other than the one where he started. The latest is erstwhile Oregon offensive lineman Jamal Prater, who took to..." June 23

  • UH receiver Chance Allen will be eligible to play this fall

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston wide receiver Chance Allen, a transfer from Oregon, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately this fall for the Cougars. Allen, an Elkins graduate, will have two years of eligibility remaining at UH after spending three seasons,..." June 04

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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'

    CBS Sports "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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

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