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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Rob Moseley talks about the start of spring practice which happens today.

The practice schedule includes three workouts a week for the next five weeks. The Ducks go Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the first week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday the following three weeks and Monday, Wednesday and Saturday the last week, with that final Saturday practice the spring game on May 2 in Autzen Stadium (11 a.m. PT, Pac-12 Networks).

■ Chantel Jennings looks at spring developments for the Pac-12.

■ Andrew Greif talks about Danny Mattingly in his ongoing series, the most to gain this spring, and Charles Nelson switching to the defense.

■ Austin Willhoft has three critical questions as we start spring practice.

■ Ben Salaman notes two Oregon recruits have recently committed.

■ The baseball team fell out of the top 25 after being swept by Arizona. Time to turn this ship around guys.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Duck Stuff

Caleb Couturie takes a look at the QB position battle this year.

Oregon's struggles in Pac-12 play continued Sunday as host Arizona completed a three-game sweep with a 13-4 victory, dropping the UO baseball team to 2-7 in conference play.

Up Next: The Ducks have nearly two full weeks before the resumption of Pac-12 play. Oregon opens a span of five games in six days by hosting Portland on Tuesday in PK Park at 6 p.m.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Andrew Greif wonders if Bralon Addison's recovery will have a happy ending after his injury last year.

"Once I get out there going through actual team-involved drills and moving around just naturally and doing stuff without thinking so much ... instead of worrying about my knee, I think it'll all just pass over and I'll be like, 'Wow I'm really out here playing again,'" Addison said. "I think once that time comes, I'll be fine."

■ Oregon dropped game two (9-5) with the Wildcats after a big inning spelled their doom.

On Deck: Oregon and Arizona wrap up the three-game set on Sunday at 11:05 a.m. with the game televised on the Pac-12 Networks. UO will send Cole Irvin (1-1) to the mound.


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Andrew Greif continues his series on the football players with the most to gain this spring and takes a closer look at Ugo Amadi.

Mark Helfrich called Amadi "electric" in comments on national signing day, describing him as a powerful corner who can jam a receiver at the line of scrimmage but run with a receiver because of his ability to quickly change direction.

Over at Max Thornberry looks at key defensive players; Jordan Ingram beleives the Ducks will rely on the running backs this year and David Koh talks about the beginning of spring practice.

Oregon dropped the baseball series opener against Arizona 7-2 yesterday but Cheridan Hawkins had quite a day against the dawgs.

On Deck: Oregon and Arizona meet again on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. with the game televised on the Pac-12 Networks. UO will send David Peterson (2-1) to the mound.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Duck Stuff

Andrew Greif says Jeff Lockie has the most to gain at the QB position when spring practice starts next week.

"When you feel this comfortable and have been here this long, it's definitely something," Lockie told The Oregonian/OregonLive in February. "If you threw me into this pit a little while ago, I might have been a little shakier, but there's nothing to be scared of at this point. It's kind of exciting."

■ Nik Brownlee looks at the linebackers heading into spring practice.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Duck Stuff

Yesterday it was the offensive three-headed monster and today it's the same for the Oregon defense.

1. Oregon: LB Joe Walker, DL DeForest Buckner, CB Chris Seisay

The skinny: The Ducks did lose defensive firepower, but they've also retained some of their big guns. Buckner is a future NFL talent who led the team with 13 tackles for loss (four sacks) last year, while Walker's 49 solo tackles were the most from the linebacking corps. The biggest production vacuum comes in the secondary, where Erick Dargan's conference-best seven interceptions have vanished. Seisay filled in for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu late, so he has big shoes to fill.

■ Andrew Greif looks at 6 Oregon newcomers to watch during spring practice.

■ Joey Holland says there is reason to believe that whoever starts for QB they have a winning track record behind them so not to worry.

■ Oregon cruised past UC Riverside 12-3 yesterday to complete the sweep behind a strong performance from Josh Graham.

On deck: Oregon continues its five game road trip Friday at Arizona where the Ducks will play the first of three, all of which will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks. Game times are 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Oregon will send Conor Harber to the mound Friday.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ David Lombardi talks about returning three-headed monsters for Duck football.

The Ducks return a stockpile of offensive skill position talent. They just aren't set on a quarterback to replace Marcus Mariota yet. Regardless of Mark Helfrich's pick, is there anyone who truly expects that Oregon won't be productive next year? The Ducks have developed a reputable track record of reloading to light up the scoreboard. Match dynamic talent with that proven system, and there are bound to be fireworks at Autzen Stadium. The post-Mariota push starts with Freeman (1,365 yards, 19 touchdowns as a true freshman) and the versatile Marshall (over 1,000 receiving yards last year in addition to his rushing totals). Allen and Darren Carrington bring more speed to the outside, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of scorers here; Oregon just needs a point guard to glue it all together.

■ Kyle Bonagura talks about each Pac-12 football coach and their best team Mark Helfrich was had a comfortable lead when I took the poll.

■ Jason Selby reminds us that spring practice is less than a week away.

■ Max Thornberry talks about Matt Eureste and Ducks baseball.

■ It took 13 innings but the Ducks came out on top against UC Riverside 10-7.

On deck: Oregon and UC Riverside wrap up their two-game series on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Ducks will send Jacob Corn (1-0, 6.35) to the mound.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Andrew Greif says there are five storylines to watch during spring practice.

...The NCAA allows programs to practice 15 times each spring, and Oregon will gather three times a week until the annual spring game on May 2 at Autzen Stadium. The first week's practices will be held March 31, April 1 and April 3...

■ Aaron Lewis believes that linebacker development will be key this spring.

■ Kyle Bonagura breaks down the special teams heading into spring practice.

With Aidan Schneider (11-of-12 on field goals) and Matt Wogan (7-of-9) returning, the Ducks have two proven options at kicker. There almost certainly will be an ongoing competition until the fall, and even then there’s potential for it to be a week-to-week thing. Ian Wheeler is back at punter for those rare occasions when the Ducks punt. Charles Nelson promises to be one of the most dangerous return men in the country. has news and notes regarding the baseball team as they embark on a 5 game road trip.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Gary Campbell talks about what it is that keeps him motivated and enjoying coaching after 33 years for the Ducks.

■ Oregon fell to Wisconsin 72-65 for the second year in a row at the NCAA tournament yesterday.

■ The baseball team avoided the three game sweep against Arizona St. 5-1 yesterday at PK Park.

Up Next: Oregon will play a two-game mid-week series at UC Riverside (10-13) starting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Sports Complex.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Duck Stuff

Rob Moseley looks at the last three years on the men's basketball program under Dana Altman and playing in the NCAA tournament. Game today against top seed Wisconsin at 4:45 PM local time.

Arizona St. came out on top 2-1 yesterday at PK Park.

Up Next: Cole Irvin (0-1, 1.50) will take the mound for the Ducks against Brett Lilek (1-1, 4.84) in the final game of the three-game series at 12 p.m. on Sunday at PK Park.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Kyle Bonagura previews the linebackers at Oregon as we inch closer to spring practice.

The Ducks will miss Derrick Malone and Tony Washington, but return an experienced group led by fifth-year seniors Joe Walker (81 tackles), Rodney Hardrick (75 tackles) and Tyson Coleman (44 tackles). Christian French, another fifth-year senior, also is in line for a bigger role too with Washington’s departure.

■ Caleb Couturie believes 2015 will be one of the youngest Duck football teams in recent history.

Oregon beat Oklahoma St. 79-73 yesterday to advance in the NCAA basketball tournament. Next up is Wisconsin tomorrow.

■ The baseball team lost a heartbreaker, 7-6 in the 10th inning against Arizona. St.

Up Next: Oregon and Arizona State will face off in game two of the three-game series at 2 p.m. on Saturday at PK Park. David Peterson (2-1, 3.00) will take the mound for the Ducks against Ryan Kellogg (3-0, 3.89).


Friday, March 20, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Ted Miller talks about the defensive line for the Ducks heading into spring practice.

The Ducks' D-line took a couple of hits with end Arik Armstead entering the NFL draft a year early and top DE/NT backup Sam Kamp opting to retire. The good news is end DeForest Buckner, the Ducks' best and most productive lineman in 2014, is back, as is solid NT Alex Balducci. The expectation is Tui Talia, who had 18 tackles last year, will replace Armstead opposite Buckner. The second unit features T.J. Daniel and Henry Mondeaux at the ends and Austin Maloata inside. Of course, more than a few folks will be curious about how quickly touted recruit Canton Kaumatule, an end who will participate in spring practices, adjusts to the college game.

Excellent story by John Canzano about the little things in life that are really important and it's not just the game.

■ Noah Smith looks at early QB commit Seth Green and how he did at the recent Elite 11 camp.

■ Nik Brownlee believes it is time for the Ducks to rally on the baseball field. And by the way, you belong at PK Park.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Ben Salaman is looking forward to the return of wide receiver Braylon Addison after missing last year due to injury.

Addison will be a Senior this upcoming season, and will be seen as one of the offensive leaders for the Ducks.

Mark Flores and Caleb Couturie take at look at the latest in football recruiting.

■ Tyson Alger believes Oregon will need to overcome their rebounding woes to get a win against Oklahoma St. tomorrow.

Conor Harber will make his first start Friday night against Arizona St. at PK Park due to an arm injury to Jack Karraker.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Chantel Jennings has a spring position breakdown for the Oregon defensive backs.

The Ducks secondary will be going through some major transition this spring. It loses cornerbacks Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Troy Hill and Dior Mathis, as well as safety Erick Dargan, who led the Pac-12 in interceptions a season ago. But safety Tyree Robinson got some good experience there last season (finished with 36 tackles) and will work to solidify himself as the starter for the fall alongside the only returning starter in he secondary, safety Reggie Daniels. A season ago, Daniels finished as the team's third-leading tackler and though there are certainly strides to be made on the field for him, a lot of this spring will be about him filling a leadership void in the secondary. Chris Seisay stepped in for the injured Ekpre-Olomu in the postseason and because of that experience, defensive coordinator Don Pellum considers Seisay to be battle tested. At the corner spot opposite Seisay there will be some interesting competition between Arrion Springs, Mattrell McGraw and early enrollee Ugo Amadi.

■ The Oregon baseball team slid to #15 in the latest ranking after going 1-3 last week.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Duck Stuff

Josh Moyer asks which conference produces the most +2500 yard passers and it really comes as no surprise that it's the Pac-12 with Oregon on top.

■ Dana Altman has been named as a finalist for the Skip Prosser Man of the Year award.

■ Max Thornberry says Josh Graham does it all for the baseball team.

Graham has appeared in four games as a piece of the offense, drawing two starts. Although he has had limited opportunities, he has shown his proficiency with the bat by hitting .333 and scoring four runs.

A strong arm coming out of the bullpen, Graham has pitched five times over nine innings of relief for the Ducks. A 1.00 ERA and three-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Oregon received their fifth commitment for the class of 2016 yesterday, four star wide receiver Theo Howard out of Westlake High School in California..

He had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Wisconsin and many others.

■ Oregon drew an eight seed and will face ninth seeded Oklahoma St. in Omaha on Friday in the NCAA basketball tournament.

■ Austin Willhoft talks about where Hroniss Grasu and Keanon Lowe and where they might fit in for the NFL draft.

Oregon ended its four game skid as they beat Cal yesterday 4-2.

Up Next: Oregon's conference home opener is set for Friday in PK Park against Arizona State at 6 p.m.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Duck Stuff

Oregon was dominated by Arizona 80-52 last night to claim the Pac-12 title. Next up for the basketball team, selection Sunday at 3:00pm local time.

Oregon dropped game two of their game against Cal, 6-2 yesterday.

Oregon and Cal meet in game three of their series Sunday at 1:05 p.m. in Berkeley. Oregon will send senior Jack Karraker (1-1, 1.50) to the mound while the Golden Bears are scheduled to counter with Matt Ladrech (3-1, 2.05).


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Oregon beat Utah 67-64 yesterday in the semis and will face Arizona tonight at 8:05 PT for the Pac-12 Championship.

Joseph Young moved up to No. 2 on the UO single season scoring list. He passed Luke Ridnour (649/2003), Fred Jones (650/2002) and Luke Jackson (656/2004) during the Utah game. Young now has 669 points on the season, trailing only Terrell Brandon’ 745 in 1991.

■ Oregon lost its Pac-12 baseball opener against Cal yesterday 9-3.

Next up: Oregon and Cal meet in game two of their three-game series Saturday at 6:05 p.m. in Berkeley. Oregon will send freshman David Peterson (2-0, 2.96) to the mound while the Golden Bears are scheduled to counter with Ryan Mason (2-0, 3.13).


Friday, March 13, 2015

Duck Stuff

■ Kyle Bonagura breaks down the tight ends in the Pac-12 North this spring and Nik Brownlee wonders if this is the best receiving corp in years for the Ducks.

TE's: With Pharaoh Brown’s future still uncertain as he rehabs from a scary knee injury that nearly required amputation (good story from Andrew Greif of the Oregonian here), senior Evan Baylis figures to top the depth chart in 2015 with Johnny Mundt as his likely backup. Four other tight ends are listed on the roster for Oregon, but there is little experience outside of Brown/Baylis/Mundt. Three-star Jake Breeland will join the team for fall camp, but he’s a strong redshirt candidate. 

■ Dale Newton talks about the need to find new leaders on the football team this spring.

Charles Fisher over at shared some pretty exciting news for the website.

Oregon beat Colorado yesterday, 93-85, to advance to the semi-final game against Utah.

■ Pro Day was held at the Mo Center yesterday, NFL films has this video and the RG shares their story.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Chantel Jennings has the spring wide receiver breakdown for the Pac-12 North.

Though there’s nothing official out yet, it’s safe to bet that Darren Carrington will not be participating in spring ball for the Ducks. But what about Devon Allen? Will he be fully recovered at any point this spring? Will Oregon be down one or two receivers? But outside of those two players, it should be fun to see how this all shakes out. Without all the members of the QB competition on campus until the summer, this spring could essentially be a season spent building chemistry with a future backup (for those who believe it will be QB Vernon Adams starting next fall). Regardless, it’s important for all of these guys to get touches this spring. Byron Marshall is going to be a veteran leader for the group, as will Bralon Addison. Dwayne Stanford, Charles Nelson and Jalen Brown are guys looking to take a step up this spring.

Mark Flores has the latest on football recruiting.

The basketball team is hoping to stay hot in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 tournament and Rob Moseley talks about their first workout.

■ Other than Shaun Chase's two run homer Oregon couldn't generate any more offense yesterday as they lost 8-2 against San Francisco.

Up Next: The Ducks travel south to begin Pac-12 play against California this weekend. Game one of the three game series is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday at Evans Diamond with Cole Irvin (0-0, 0.60) slated to take the mound for the Ducks.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

■ Chantel Jennings breaks down the Pac-12 North running back.

There might not be a team in the nation that's deeper at running back than the Ducks right now. Before the postseason, it probably would've been 100-percent safe to say that Royce Freeman had the job on lock. And maybe that's still the case, but can anyone really count out Thomas Tyner, especially after that two-touchdown, 124-yards game against Florida State? Freeman still has the lead, but did the postseason performances diminish that at all? This spring could answer some of those questions. Then, you've got stud early enrollee Taj Griffin to add to the mix. He might not be 100 percent this spring due to a knee injury he sustained last fall, but expect him to be a factor in whatever ways he can -- the weight room, in meetings. And lest we forget about Byron Marshall who seems to be happy with his move to slot, but it would be short sighted to not give him a few carries to keep defenses honest, so he should take some reps there this spring too. Phew. And that's just the battle for the top few spots.

■ The Oregon baseball team rose 11 spots in the latest rankings to #8.

The Ducks' rise from No. 19 to No. 8 was the second biggest gain in the rankings -- and it might have come a week later than it should have.

Quiet bats led to Oregon's first home loss, 4-1 to San Francisco last night at PK Park.

Due to predictions of rain on Wednesday, first pitch has been moved to 3 p.m. at PK Park. Jacob Corn (1-0, 2.08) will take the mound for the Ducks against Sam Granoff (0-1, 1.80).


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

■ Ted Miller looks at how the Pac-12 North QB's breakdown.

■ Josh Meyer says the Pac-12 is well represented when it comes to 1,000 yard rushers for the power 5 conferences.

Dale Newton says the offense is loaded for an explosive defense of their Pac-12 crown.

All this group needs is a triggerman, and in his third year as offensive coordinator, Scott Frost has four strong options. One of them will win the job, and all of them understand their chief responsibility is to distribute the ball and score points. The talent will do the rest.

■ Caleb Couturie says Erick Dargan is flying under the radar.

Marcus Mariota was named as one of fourteen semi-finalists for the Sullivan Award yesterday which is given annually to the nation's best amateur athlete.

■ Dana Altman and Joseph Young pulled down major accolades from the Pac-12 conference yesterday.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

■ Dale Newton looks at the evolution of Don Pellum's defense as we head into spring practice.

Oregon’s defense will always be underrated, because of the tremendous challenge of withstanding the Oregon offensive tempo. Raw yardage measures are skewed by late-game blowouts. The Ducks typically play 25 defenders a game. That deep rotation builds experience and morale, however, and the squad should bring the pride and intensity in spring practice.

■ Over at Aaron Lewis says the next QB for the Ducks will keep the offense moving forward; Noah Smith talks about the "fiery" side of Scott Frost; and Sam Lea says the new recruits will bolster Duck football for years to come.

■ Oregon completed the three game sweep of St. John's by winning 8-6 yesterday.

Not much as gone sideways so far in 2015 for the Oregon baseball team, which opens a two-game midweek series against visiting San Francisco on Tuesday evening. But UO coaches will continue looking for the best recipe for success, which might mean adjusting a few ingredients on the pitching staff over the next few weeks.


Sunday, March 08, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

■ Oregon will be the #2 seed in next week's Pac-12 conference basketball championship and will get a first round bye.

■ David Peterson was dominate on the mound yesterday as Oregon cruised to a 7-2 win over St. John's at PK Park.

Up Next: Jack Karraker (1-1, 2.00) will take the mound against Ryam McCormick (1-1, 11.45) on Sunday at 12 p.m. as the Ducks look to complete the three-game sweep of St. John’s.


Saturday, March 07, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Chantel Jennings has Pac-12 bold predictions for spring practice where she has Oregon in the list.

Yes, there'll be intense focus on Jeff Lockie, Morgan Mahalak and the others taking snaps this spring in an effort to become Marcus Mariota's successor. But while that group is doing its thing on Oregon's practice field, the potential front-runner for the job will be working out at Eastern Washington's rec center, of all places. Transfer Vernon Adams won't be around for spring ball, but his arrival in Eugene later this summer will add true sizzle to the battle.

■ Nik Brownlee wonders if the Oregon offense will change without Marcus Mariota.

■ Noah Smith gives Mark Helfrich credit for his efforts as the Chip Kelly's replacement.

■ Jordan Ingram goes back in time and looks at the original "Men of Oregon."

■ Tyson Alger takes a closer look at pitcher Conor Harber.

Oregon narrowly escaped with a victory last night and won 4-3 against St. John's in the 12th inning.

Up Next: Game two in the series is set for Saturday at 2 p.m., with Oregon left-hander David Peterson (1-0, 3.12) facing righty Cody Stashak (2-1, 3.00).


Friday, March 06, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Chantel Jennings talks about Don Pellum simplifying the defensive playbook in 2015.

“I feel real comfortable about what this group can do,” Pellum said. “I think we can carry a little less, but I think we can be a lot more efficient.”

■ George Schroeder says Vernon Adams can't wait to get to Eugene and start working with his new team.

■ Jason Fowler believes Oregon should make more offers to top prospects for its football team.

■ Alex Towne and Dale Newton give Dana Altman credit for exceeding expectations this year with the basketball team and of course beating little brother in the final regular season game.

■ Nik Brownlee talks about the fast start for the Duck baseball team.

If we can keep our undefeated home record intact during the next five games, the Ducks can enter league play with an impressive 15-2 record. So be sure to head out to PK Park this weekend and cheer on our diamond Ducks as we push to make it to the College World Series for the first time since 1954.


Thursday, March 05, 2015

Duck Stuff Morning Mud

■ Chantel Jennings talks about the Pac-12 teams with the most to replace on offense.

On top of the Heisman-winning quarterback, Mark Helfrich must replace three members of his offensive line -- Jake Fisher, Hamani Stevens and Hroniss Grasu. The benefit (if it can be called that) for Oregon is that because of OL injuries last season, several players played several positions along the line. But that doesn't mean finding a full-time starter at each of those three positions is going to be easy either. The Ducks get Tyler Johnstone back so he’ll likely fill back in to his left tackle role, but what about the other two? Oregon also loses Keanon Lowe, whom Helfrich often described as the most important player who wasn't seen on the stat sheet.

■ David Lombardi reviews the key Pac-12 position battle heading into spring practice.

■ Ben Salaman believes the 2015 football schedule this year brings intrigue.

■ Mark Flores has the latest on Oregon football recruiting.

■ Dale Newton gives us an injury update on two-sport star Devon Allen.

In baseball news, Rob Moseley gives you his account of what it's like watching one of the games last weekend against UCSB from the dugout and don't forget about the upcoming series against St. John's.


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Andrew Greif says we will get our chance to see the true freshmen display their talent this spring.

Given the current state of the depth chart at several positions, Amadi, Kaumatule and Okun could use the spring as a springboard into fall if get the hang of their new surroundings quickly.

■ Mark Schlabach takes it to the national level with his ten burning questions which also includes, who replaces Marcus Mariota?

Speaking of Marcus, he'll be a guest on Jon Gruden's QB Camp this spring.

Ayele Forde has created an original show for Duck TV.

■ Max Thornberry says Bralon Addison has plenty to prove but has plenty to show this year.

■ Dale Newton talks about attrition whether it's injury, transfers or graduation.


Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Ted Miller has 10 burning questions for the Pac-12 as we get closer to spring practice. #1 on his list talks about replacing Marcus Mariota.

Life after Marcus Mariota at Oregon: You might recall Oregon's quarterback over the past three years was a pretty fair player. But Mariota is off to the NFL, where he's sure to get blinged up, buy four Bentleys and start giving everyone alternating left-right cheek air kisses. That leaves the Ducks with a vacancy behind center. While many -- including a few of my esteemed Pac-12 blog associates -- believe Eastern Washington transfer Vernon Adams is almost certain to take over when he arrives in the fall, you all know I am an inveterate party pooper, so I'm skeptical the transition to an FCS QB, albeit a very good one, will be all rainbows and puppy dogs. So what happens this spring, pre-Adams, should have a high degree of relevance for the ensuing fall competition. That means Jeff Lockie and Morgan Mahalak or someone else has an opportunity to throw down the gauntlet and stake a strong claim to the job. 

■ David Koh talks about how the Ducks changed football forever.

■ Oregon baseball climbed to #19 after their performance against UCSB.


Monday, March 02, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Austin Willhoft wonders who the emerging players will be in the secondary this year.

...this season is a new year and a brand new start with a fresh secondary eager to make a statement to Duck and college football fans. Once spring practices are in full swing in April, it will become clear who may step up in the Duck secondary.

Oregon had to settle for the series with UCSB as the Gauchos won 1-0 yesterday. The Ducks return home to host Saint John's on Friday in PK Park at 6 p.m.

■ Gar Pearson can't wait to get back to PK Park for a little baseball action.

Let’s get ourselves to the ballpark to support them. Until we see you at the ballpark, take 2 and hit to right!


Sunday, March 01, 2015

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Noah Smith talks about Pharaoh Brown's road to recovery.

Brown himself has said he won’t play again until he is both 100% physically and is back to being 100% confident in his leg to not give out. Even if he was willing to come back as soon as physically cleared, he is still a ways off from playing again...

Oregon got a commit from the class of 2016 top west coast tight end recruit Cam McCormick.

■ Brandon Cuddy drove in seven runs to help give freshman pitcher David Peterson his first win as Oregon took its eighth straight 11-3 against UCSB yesterday.

Up Next: The Ducks and Gauchos are scheduled to meet in the series finale Sunday at noon. Jack Karraker (1-0, 2.25) gets the ball for Oregon against UCSB right-hander Justin Jacome (1-1, 4.22).