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Oregon Reimbursing Football Players Insurance Premiums

Money provided to the athletic department’s student assistance fund by the NCAA must be used to cover those costs.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football The UO athletic department is reimbursing four families of football players for out-of-pocket expenses related to the purchase of insurance policies for loss of future earnings in the event of an injury, school officials said.

The families of quarterback Marcus Mariota, center Hroniss Grasu, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and defensive end Arik Armstead purchased policies this past offseason under the NCAA’s “exceptional student-athlete disability insurance” rule.

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Oregon QB Mariota Makes Manning Award Watch List

Mariota is also a preseason candidate for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, and the Maxwell and Walter Camp national player of the year awards.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Marcus Mariota Oregon junior Marcus Mariota is on the preseason watch list for the Manning Award as the nation’s top quarterback, for which he was a finalist last season.

The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is voted on by a panel of media along with the Manning family, and takes into account bowl game performances.

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Oregon Football Fall Camp - Day 1

During the stretch period just before drills began, Marcus Mariota was in the middle of the formation, barking out instructions to the rest of the team.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football In some ways, the Ducks hit the ground running as they opened preseason camp with the first practice of the fall this afternoon.

The tempo during drills was good, there were some impressive plays both ways, and Oregon took so many reps – as usual – that the newcomers all got plenty of snaps their very first day.

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Oregon 2014 Football Preview: Offensive Line Returns Five Starters

An area for improvement, in concert with the rest of the offense, will be red-zone efficiency.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football All five starters are back, headlined by Hroniss Grasu, who might just be the best center in the country after spurning the NFL draft and remaining in school.

The bookend tackles, Jake Fisher and Tyler Johnstone, also are multi-year starters, and guards Hamani Stevens and Cameron Hunt are back after solidifying starting spots last season.

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Oregon 2014 Football Preveiw: Mariota Leads Talented Crop of QB`s at Oregon

Into the mix comes true freshman Morgan Mahalak, an UnderArmour All-American who led his high school team to a 12-1 record while scoring 46.8 points per game last fall.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Marcus Mariota Perhaps the best player in the country leads Oregon into the start of preseason camp on Aug. 4.

There's nobody in the nation the Ducks would trade Marcus Mariota for, after he passed up the chance to be the possible No. 1 overall NFL draft pick this past spring by returning to school.

Read Full Article (Jul-24-2014 06:15)

Oregon, UCLA Picked to Win Pac-12 North, South; Meet in Title Game

UCLA is a heavy favorite to win the Pac-12 South.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Oregon is a near unanimous pick to win the Pac-12's North Division and a heavy favorite to go on and win the conference title game to cap the upcoming season, according to a poll of media members covering the league.

The Ducks, coming off an 11-2 season in which they won the Alamo Bowl, were picked to win the North Division on 37 of 39 ballots.

Read Full Article (Jul-19-2014 12:48)

Mariota, Ekpre-Olomu on Walter Camp Preseason Watch List

Ekpre-Olomu was a second-team all-American according to the WCFF last season.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football The rollout of preseason award watch lists concluded Friday with UO quarterback Marcus Mariota and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu each adding to already impressive lists of accolades.

Mariota and Ekpre-Olomu, each of whom returned to school despite being considered top NFL draft prospects, were named Friday to the watch list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s player of the year award.

Read Full Article (Jul-07-2014 21:20)

Oregon Football Quartet Named to Award Watch Lists

Mariota figures to be a solid candidate for national awards in 2014 after opting to pass up the NFL draft.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and three teammates were named Monday to preseason watch lists for prestigious national awards.

Mariota, running back Byron Marshall and running back Thomas Tyner made the watch list for the Maxwell Award.

Read Full Article (Jun-19-2014 21:22)

Former Oregon Football Stars Coming Home for Events

The Regional Sports Center at 200 S. 32nd St. in Springfield will host an event this Saturday called “Dixon 2 Dickson Quacks Give Back.”

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football Several alumni of the Oregon football program will be back in the Willamette Valley this month to participate in community outreach.

Former UO quarterback Dennis Dixon and tight end Ed Dickson are among the biggest names scheduled to appear this Saturday at a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley, and at a youth camp next weekend in Clackamas organized by a UO football alumni organization.

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