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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.

Read Full Article (Aug-14-2014 15:32)

Beavers QB Sean Mannion Named to the Manning Award Watch List

In 2013, Mannion set the league’s single season passing record with 4,662 yards and a school-record with 37 touchdown tosses.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Sean Mannion Oregon State senior quarterback Sean Mannion was named to The Manning Award watch list Thursday.

The watch list for the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, includes 32 of the top quarterbacks in the nation heading into the 2014 season.

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Ducks Blank Trinity Western, 3-0 in Exhibition Game

The Ducks officially kick off the season Saturday, Aug. 22, in Madison, Wis., against Wisconsin at 5:00 p.m.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Soccer Senior midfielder Lilly Archer scored twice as the Oregon soccer team shutout Trinity Western, 3-0, in an exhibition Wednesday evening at Papé Field.

“We definitely got a lot of new faces in the game,” said head coach Kat Mertz.

Read Full Article (Aug-08-2014 20:21)

Oregon Football Fall Camp Notes Day #5

Don Pellum and the UO defense scored a narrow victory over the offense in a competition day that coincided with the first practice in full pads.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football Friday was a doubly entertaining way to cap the first five days of preseason camp, with Oregon not only in full pads for the first time but engaged in a competition day pitting offense vs. defense.

As can tend to happen this early in camp, the defense had a slight edge most of the way. And as can tend to happen in these competition days, the score narrowed late in practice, to the point that it was anybody’s day with a few reps left.

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Oregon State Football Fall Camp Notes Day #5

Speaking of post practice activities, Friday was also the team’s annual water balloon fight.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Oregon State Football The Beavers finally finished the NCAA-mandated acclimatization period Friday and donned full pads for the first time this fall.

The pads were popping with more interaction between the offense and defense than we’ve seen thus far.

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Oregon State Football Fall Camp Notes Day #4

Senior cornerback Steven Nelson was among the players fielding punts Thursday, and showed he is extremely talented with the ball in his hands.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Oregon State Football It’s “Full Gear Friday” tomorrow at the Tommy Prothro Football Complex and just in time for a visit from the Pac-12 Networks as the third installment of Football Training Camp comes to Corvallis.

Oregon State Football Training Camp airs Friday at 9:00 p.m. and features interviews and analysis by hosts Mike Yam, Rick Neuheisel and Curtis Conway, the former USC wide receiver who was coached by then Trojan offensive coordinator Mike Riley.

Read Full Article (Aug-07-2014 21:50)

Oregon Football Fall Camp Notes Day #4

Early in the day, there was an entertaining period of one-on-one battles between receivers and defensive backs.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football Unlike NFL teams, there’s no preseason games for which college programs need to prepare as fall camp continues. But that doesn’t stop them from getting themselves game-ready.

Any time the Ducks break into 11-on-11, there’s a specific down-and-distance scenario in play. Today, the fourth day of camp, the UO football team worked on a goal-line situation in which the offense was backed up near its own end zone

Read Full Article (Aug-06-2014 21:04)

Oregon Football Fall Camp Notes Day #3

One poor running back was the ball carrier on a tackle for loss that saw him end up under a pile made up of Buckner, Armstead and Tony Washington. That’s 832 pounds.

(EUGENE, Ore. ) - Oregon Ducks Football The Ducks were in shells (helmets and shoulder pads) for the first time this preseason, the third overall day of camp.

The pads were popping, to use a cliché – but while Mark Helfrich was happy about some extra noise he heard today, it didn’t have to do with that.

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Oregon State Football Fall Camp Notes Day #3

In the first three days of practice cornerback Naji Patrick has shown a knack for generating big plays.

(CORVALLIS, Ore. ) - Oregon State Football Day 3 of fall camp arrived on Wednesday and brought with it shoulder pads and a lot more physicality.

The Beavers lined up for 11-on-11 drills for the first time and the big fellas along both sides of the line looked like they’ve been aching to hit someone for quite a while. Gavin Andrews in particular looked as if he planned to hit everyone in a black jersey.

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